North End Bag Company
What qualities make a bag truly great? More than just a vehicle to haul around your every-day carry, a thoughtfully designed bag should be crafted with an eye toward strength, durability and function, and it should be built from materials that gain in character over time. A great bag becomes a friend, and since 2012, North End Bags has been handcrafting a companionable range of heritage-quality bags and accessories using sturdy canvas, organically tanned leather, brass hardware and copper rivets. From minimalist shoulder bags and leather crossbodies, to the iconic 76th Street Tote, and the special release Valentine’s Day Pink Edition, these are the bags you’ll turn to time and again. Notably, Virginia’s own Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) collaborated with North End to develop a line of limited-edition bags suited to life in the rugged outdoors. Made from waxed canvas in a subtle camo pattern, and branded with a leather DWR badge, they’re equally at home in the back of a pickup truck or in a soccer mom’s SUV. Proceeds from the DWR bags go toward the Virginia Wildlife Grant Program.
Some Thins Chips Homemade Seasonings
While developing flavor profiles for his Some Thins chips, Newport News-based, self-described “snack guy” Tyler Clark discovered that two of his homemade seasoning blends added a welcome bit of zing to meat, seafood, poultry, veggies and more. The Crab Seasoning is spicy, salty and sweet with a bit of heat, a combination that sets it apart from traditional regional blends. Its personality is suited for grilled shrimp, blackened fish, corn on the cob, and of course, steamed crabs. Tyler’s House Blend is a straightforward, all-purpose concoction with a distinct garlic and onion kick. Shake it into your twice-baked potato mash, sprinkle it on buttered popcorn, use as a simple rub for poultry and pork, or add it to an olive oil and citrus base to make your own mojo marinade.