Hayes and Taylor is a locally owned t-shirt company founded in 2011, and let me tell you – this is one sophisticated 2 year-old!
Hayes and Taylor’s Handprinted Apparel is giving Indy a leg to stand on in the world of t-shirt fashion.
It’s important to note: I’m an avid t-shirt wearer! So I know the difference between a simple tee and a vintage, high-quality tee with original print designs. That’s what the guys at Hayes and Taylor are producing.
According to their website, “Hayes and Taylor provides hand printed apparel with a vintage soft feel, inspired by the Sports and Culture of Indiana and beyond.”
They are Indy-based, founded by Brian Kelly and Joe Schnieders who, “love t-shirts and prefer not to wear anything else”.
The tees on their site truly capture the sports spirit of Indiana: creative usage of IN’s state flag, clever Colts designs, IU Hoops, ND Football, even a little Cincinnati Reds love.
I loved their blog post We Finally Made It – congratulations guys! H&T now offers design and print services in-house, more info here.
(original design + local concept) + (quality materials + athletic fit) = GREAT T-SHIRT. If you love Indy, want to be urban and shop local… Hayes and Taylor is where it’s at.
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#1 Naptown Roller Girls – Star Wars Bout
When: Sat, 2/2 | 6:30 pm
Where: Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion
#2 Gnome Away from Home Exhibit
When: Friday, 1/18 | 9pm – 2pm
Where: Garfield Park Conservatory
Web: Plant Collection, Event Info
Notes: $3 per person, $8 for a family (2 adults) | Come see this whimsical display of garden gnomes enjoying the tropical escape!
#3 Discover the Dinosaurs
When: Fri, 2/1 – Sun, 2/3 | Times vary
Where: Indiana State Fairground
What: Local Grocery store, raffles, giveaways, demonstrations, #eatLocal
Notes: $16 for adults | $11 for kids | More than 50 animatronic dinosaurs
#4 Hillbilly Happy Hour – Gamblin Christmas & MG & Gass City Three
When: Fri, 2/1 | 7pm to 9pm
Where: Melody Inn
Notes: $5 cover charge | 21 and older
#5 Art & Soul
When: Fri, 2/1 – 2/24 | Artsgarden Hours
Where: Circle Center Mall – Downtown
Notes: Highlights African American arts in Indiana
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I cannot read the label of this salsa without wanting to dance a bit. It’s hard to type what I’m thinking but it’s something like… “SAL sa’ ME KRAZEE!”
Getting that out of the way – let me get down to the serious salsa review.
As salsa goes, I’m more about the general flavor – not so much the chunks (vegetables). Most generic salsas (Tostitos) do not have fresh vegetables. I find they are often chewy, with a very strange texture. What strikes me most about Salsa Me Crazy is the freshness of the ingredients. Right when you open the jar you’re hit with a garden-fresh scent, deliciousness!
FRESH RATING 5/5
I had the good fortune to try the Mild and Hot versions of Salsa Me Crazy. Mild was my personal favorite. It has a savory, sweet flavor to it, and you could really taste the fresh tomato. The Hot wasn’t as hot as I expected. It has a slight bit of lingering heat that sits on the back of your tongue (Jalapeños). I really like spicy so, I wanted something with more heat, but if you prefer light heat, then I would recommend the Hot. It was also a bit dry.
FLAVOR RATING 3/5
If you or your children are fans of Veggie Tales then you will love the packaging. It begins with a silly smiling tomato. Logo is unique, creative font choice and letter positioning. Backside-label includes a bit a family history, always a plus for me.
PACKAGING RATING 3.5/5
Salsa Me Krazy was born out of a secret family recipe passed down from Brenda’s mom Rita. It is made in small batches to ensure the highest quality of flavor.
1 – Call the Doctor
2 – Stay Away
3 – Very Good, Not Great
4 – I Will Buy It
5 – Likely Obsession
Disclaimer – I’m an average food consumer and avid @home cook. I have no formal food training and know only what I taste and see. @jhnWeiss