48 Blocks

Skateboarding intersects with food culture once again in this new video from Munchies in which Chef Matty Matheson cooks a traditional Canadian dinner for the HUF crew and a bunch of their guests from the Agenda Trade show in NYC last fall. Food is something that everyone can relate to and has been a part of skateboarding’s lexicon since the days of the Scarfing Material column in early issues of Thrasher; so the fact that the culinary world is starting to intersect with skateboarding in a similar way that high fashion has been lately is something that we can probably expect to see more of in the future.

This short piece from Andy Mininger tells the story of Seattle’s Alive & Well, which has been an integral part of the Seattle scene since opening several years ago. Blending visuals of the city with an interview with co-owner Marcus Lalario, Mininger tells a compelling story that gives you a real sense of the vibe of the shop – which is obviously a reflection of Seattle itself.

Vice’s Munchies focuses on Salman Agah and his wife Price in their latest episode of Chef’s Night Out. Salman’s Pizzanista has become known as one of the best slice’s in LA, and it’s definitely my favorite – I used to eat there at least three times a week when I worked in the Arts District. Salman and Price give Vice the background on their restaurant then take them to a couple of choice spots to dine in Los Angeles. This episode is entertaining and it’s awesome to see Salman’s place getting recognized outside of skateboarding.

Tale of Four Cities is a new mini series from Converse that takes a look at the cities in which the CONS Project take place. In the first installment Eli Reed gives a tour of his hometown, checking in with Bro Gumpright at Orchard Shop, Eggs, and Aquarium. The rest of the series will take a look at Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles and should be releasing over the next few weeks.