The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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Test Drive: Bentley Mulsanne

By Tom Ran
Bentley Mulsanne in Black Velvet.

Photo: Staff

Craftsmanship and heritage are words that are tossed around lightly these days—few brands can really own these distinguishable traits as well as Bentley can. With its birth dating back to 1919, there’s no denying the rich history behind the automotive company.


What’s In Store? - 3x1

What’s In Store
By Tom Ran
Scott Morrison, founding partner of 3x1.

Photo: Daniel Bernauer

Scott Morrison is the Sean Parker of denim. Though not as ubiquitous as facebook, Morrison has had a string of successes with the launch of Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn. About a year into his latest company, 3×1, we find Morrison at the helm of another big project and taking premium denim into a level of tailoring, craft, and customization.

What’s In Store? - Saturdays Surf

What’s In Store
By Tom Ran
The Saturdays Surf crew, left to right: Morgan Collett, Josh Rosen, and Colin Tunstall

Photo: Tuukka Koski

For years surfing in NYC was reserved for the die hards. Even though the Atlantic Ocean is minutes away, the urban density didn’t make transporting a surfboard an easy task. Nonetheless the interest was there, and in 2009 Saturdays Surf seized the opportunity and helped usher in the popularity of the sport by opening up their shop in Soho.

Behind the Bar - Karlsson’s Batch 2008

Food / Drink
By Craig Cavallo
A family affair, Bertil Gunnarsson with his son Bo Gunnarsson.

Photo: Stefan Andersson

Potatoes are a significant part of Swedish culture. On Cape Bjare, in the south of Sweden, the soil they grow in is referred to as farmer’s gold. The country grows hundreds of different types of potatoes and certain rare varieties, like the Gammel Svensk Rod (Old Swedish Red), can sell for upwards of $100 a pound. In 2008, Gammel Svensk Rod potatoes matured perfectly on Bertil Gunnarsson’s farm. That’s the opinion of master blender Borje Karlsson anyway, who decided to make an unfiltered, single-varietal vodka sourced exclusively from Gunnarsson’s Gammel potatoes that were picked in July of 2008.

What’s In Store? - C'H'C'M'

What’s In Store
By Tom Ran
C'H'C'M' 2 Bond Street

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Sweetu Patel started C’H’C’M’ (Clinton Hill Classic Menswear) as an online shop from his Brooklyn apartment. The opportunity to open a brick-and-mortar store came by chance when a friend of his offered to split her studio space in Manhattan. Since 2010, C’H’C’M’ has been operating its store on the quiet cobblestone block of Bond Street. Take a few steps below and you will find yourself in a minimal and clean space.

What’s In Store? - Extra

Style / Fashion
By Tom Ran
Extra owner Koji Kusakabe

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Walking down Extra Place in the East Village, one can only imagine what unsavory activities used to occur in the alleyway. It’s had its fair share of notoriety being right behind CBGB – most famously visible from Ramones’s first album and the band’s other press photos. But all that has changed and with it, the history from that era. The grittiness is paved over is now home to several restaurants and shops including Koji Kusakabe’s Extra.