Our Three Favorite Hoppy Gnome Tacos

As you may recall from our Taco Tuesday post, we don't mess around about tacos. And we've got a special place in our hearts for our downtown taco establishment—The Hoppy Gnome. Great service, locally owned, great food... what more can you ask for? As a team, we've consumed more Hoppy Gnome tacos than we can really count. So, we took an internal poll to see which ones rose to the top! We rated our favorites and assigned points—here are the results! Korean Short Rib Taking the gold, Korean Short Rib [...] Read More

Taco Tuesday, Now & Forever

Taco Tuesdays have been a long-standing tradition for some of us at OLG, and we’ll never stop tasting our way through the city. Over time, we’ve put together lists of Best-of’s. Here’s a look into our cilantro-filled perspective. *Note: we always go with onions & cilantro on a corn tortilla. La Michoacana 1421 N Wells St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 This one is by far our favorite spot. Please go here to support these folks. Their steak and chicken tacos are tasty and seem to have extra flavor that no other spot [...] Read More

“Is The Guitar Really Lucky?”

Here’s how it went down. Back in 1999, I bought an old 1964 Gibson B-25 acoustic guitar from a tall Tennessean named Bucky Baxter. I fell for Bucky and his playing when I would go see all of these Bob Dylan shows over the second half of the 1990s. Like, dozens of shows. Bucky played the mandolin, the pedal steel, the lap steel and guitar for Bob, and gave his live sound this very particular, slightly country sound. Rock ’n’ roll, with a hint of twang, a deep groove, snap [...] Read More

Sets Designed For Brands To Thrive

For me, creating a set takes a bit of analytical thinking, a whole lot of planning and a heap of feels. I always start by thinking through the composition of the set to establish what is needed to tell the story. What will help drive the concept forward? What framing will look best? Next, I like to identify the vibe of the set. Creating a mood board for the vibe is super helpful to ensure everyone is singing the same tune. This also serves as a lens for creating and [...] Read More