I’ve been doing a lot of reading about designing landscape corridors in urban environments. Lucky for me, I’m back in the Midwest adjacent to one of the most historical and well connected corridors in the Midwest: the Illinois and Michigan Canal.
Biking through the Canal, it’s hard to fathom that it connects metropolitan Chicago with the Illinois River. The whole experience winds over 50 miles through the state of Illinois, replete with tall grass prairies and maple forests. No rolling hills here, thought, as us Flatlanders call Illinois home for a reason. Grab a Prairie Path from Two Brothers, and let’s get to Suds.
-Head north, my friends. Very, very, very far north.
-This is too awesome not to keep mentioning: Reckless Records and Three Floyds make for the ultimate Record Store Day.
-Not the Midwest, but still awesome: Vienna Beer Tour.
-An ode to my favorite beers, the sessionable ones. They have a way of making every day the best day ever.
-Bell’s Double Cream Stout sounds like a meal itself. Is it any good?
-Finally, the list of Record Store Day 2012 releases. Per usual, some real stunners thrown in amongst some real oddities.
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