We've been on the road this summer discovering the best of handcrafted America for the launch of our new handcrafted menu. Check out our adventures. #SummerOfFridays



See Ya, Open Road

We raised a beer with Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams®; scored an original Fridays work of art from pop artist Molly Rosner; spotted a handcrafted graffiti proposal; jammed out with over 100 bands at music festivals across the nation; and made it through a few bumps in the road – like when someone “borrowed” our rearview mirror. Although our truck didn’t get to take a lap on the Belle Isle Grand Prix raceway, we still racked up 6,500-plus miles on the road. We say goodbye (for now). Until next time, America.

See Ya, Open Road

We raised a beer with Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams®scored an original Fridays work of art from pop artist Molly Rosner; spotted a handcrafted graffiti proposal; jammed out with over 100 bands at music festivals across the nation; and made it through a few bumps in the road – like when someone “borrowed” our rearview mirror. Although our truck didn’t get to take a lap on the Belle Isle Grand Prix raceway, we still racked up 6,500-plus miles on the road. We say goodbye (for now). Until next time, America.

It’s Been An Awesome Summer.

We road tripped through America this summer highlighting the best handcrafters in the nation, and the last couple months have been a blast. Here’s a recap of the people, places and things we saw on our journey. ’Til next time, America.


Raised Hands


During our road tour to promote our new handcrafted menu, we were privileged to see some amazing handcrafting in action. Here’s a glimpse of the artistry we witnessed. Needless to say, we’re hands-down impressed.

Raised Hands

During our road tour to promote our new handcrafted menu, we were privileged to see some amazing handcrafting in action. Here’s a glimpse of the artistry we witnessed. Needless to say, we’re hands-down impressed.

The Dog Days of Summer

During our road trip, we met a lot of new friends, and some of them happened to have four legs. And were adorable. Here’s to our furry friends we met on the road. Woof!



Handcrafted Breakdown // Ahi Tuna Crisps

It all starts with blackened ahi tuna. Then that ahi is sliced up and placed on tortilla chips with jalapeños and sriracha sauce. And because nothing complements ahi quite like avocados, we’re all about a double dose of the green stuff: house-made guac and Avocado Vinaigrette. The finishing touch? A drizzle of Cucumber-Wasabi Ranch. Dig in.

Handcrafted Breakdown // Ahi Tuna Crisps

It all starts with blackened ahi tuna. Then that ahi is sliced up and placed on tortilla chips with jalapeños and sriracha sauce. And because nothing complements ahi quite like avocados, we’re all about a double dose of the green stuff: house-made guac and Avocado Vinaigrette. The finishing touch? A drizzle of Cucumber-Wasabi Ranch. Dig in.




Home Sweet Home
The tour is officially over (tear), and we’re out of the truck and into our respective beds for some much-needed R & R. Thanks for joining in our adventure. It’s been a great summer.

Home Sweet Home

The tour is officially over (tear), and we’re out of the truck and into our respective beds for some much-needed R & R. Thanks for joining in our adventure. It’s been a great summer.

Words on Wheels

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Mitzi Gordon was always bookish. So it’s not surprising that her spare time is spent in the book trade. Her passion for reading, writing, and all things literary is boldly evident in Bluebird Books, which she proudly describes as a “mobile station of inspiration.” To find it, just look for the bright blue converted school bus roaming the streets of Tampa, Florida.

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All in a clay’s work

Whitney Panetta is an art teacher who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She’s been teaching high school sculpture for the past five years, but when she’s not molding young hands, she’s molding her own line of ceramics.  

For Whitney, the best part of making pottery is that each piece is unique. “I like them all to be different. Slightly different sizes, slightly different aspects. I like to see my hands on them.”

She describes her work as “shabby chic. It’s kind of messy, but at the same time it has a little refined part to it.” One thing is certain; all of her work is undeniably handcrafted.

After checking her ceramics out at Crafted Westsidewe only have one thing on our minds: how good an after-dinner coffee would look in one of her mugs.

Pitch Perfect

Those who have their fingers on the pulse of the Tampa Bay music scene have, without a doubt, heard Rebekah Pulley’s smoky, seasoned voice. The prolific singer-songwriter performs regularly at local St. Pete music venues. Rebekah puts pen to paper, fingers to guitar, and vocals to microphone to craft completely original songs that will pull on your heartstrings and hit you with the cold, hard truth. When asked what her inspiration is, she replies simply, “I dunno – I just write.” We hope she keeps at it. Whether playing by herself or with her band, the Reluctant Prophets, Rebekah puts on a show worth hearing.

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