Record of the Week
"I stopped in Mad City today, got my quick fix. This is a great album. I plan on abusing it for the next 7 days. Funny, I found this set list in the sleeve. Pretty cool."
Formal Friday: November 11, 2011
Context owner Sam Parker is wild about neck-wear. Every Friday Sam spends a little extra time putting his look together. We decided to follow his lead. Stay tuned for a weekly presentation of neckties, bandanas, pocket squares, and scarves at the Context shop.
Drink of the Week
121 S. Pinckney St. Madison, WI, 53703
Old Fashioned and The Stalker
This week's drinks were crafted by our friend and bartender, John, at Merchant. The Old fashioned is a 19th century Rye-based cocktail. The Stalker consists of gin infused with celery and vermouth. The barkeep notes that most people limit themselves to two Old Fashioneds, but here in Wisconsin the magic number is four! Cheers, friends!
Bad as Me is Tom Waits' first studio album in seven years. The record infuses his classic sound with newer, more aggressive arrangements. Shopkeeper Joey Tucci's highlights include the tracks Chicago and Satisfied .