Staff Picks: All the Stuff Our Editors Fell In Love With This Week

Down bombers, infused whiskey and “Sex Criminals” (the comic)

By The Editors

 
Staff Picks Jan. 5
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04 January 2018

Welcome to InsideHook’s Staff Picks, a compendium of what our editors are digging recently.

They’re currently digging moose out of snowbanks in Canada:

In other words, stay inside. And enjoy our staff picks:

Wild Planet Sardines
If you're busy and health-centric, having some tinned sardines on hand is a delicious time saver. Wild Planet is the best in the game because they're wild-caught, de-boned and packed in omega-rich olive oil. Add to a salad from the store or a sandwich. — Reuben Brody, Los Angeles Editor

Big Hard Sex Criminals, Vol. 2 Deluxxxe HC
If you're not familiar with the beloved award-winning Image Comics series Sex Criminals — which follows Jon and Suzie, two twentysomethings who discover they can stop time whenever they have sex — this is the perfect introduction. In anticipation for its return this month, Image Comics put together volumes three and four in one stupendous book (Vol. 1 is right here). It's even got a "modesty cover beneath the dust jacket to enable shame-free public consumption." If that doesn't pique your interest, then what will? — Michael Nolledo, Deputy Editor/Chicago Editor

Isaora Zionic Down Bomber
One part awesome bomber, one part “F-you, winter.” I'm a sucker for down, thermal-knit edges and whatever the hell they mean by "technical weave." — Shari Gab, Senior Producer

Aged & Infused
We had to bring booze to two parties over the holidays. We wanted something festive that would seem “special” to a diverse crowd of drinkers. So we threw a so-so rye we wanted to give up into A&I’s jars with their dried-ingredient pack (dehydrated oranges with mulled spices), waited a week, and ended up with a deliciously infused whiskey that worked great on the rocks (even for our vodka-only drinkers). — Kirk Miller, Managing Editor

THE BEST THING WE DRANK THIS WEEK*
(*If you’re not infusing your booze)

There’s no better way to weather the start of 2018 and the "bomb cyclone" than with Aberlour 18 Year Old, a bomb 18-year-old Scotch by your side and, more importantly, in your gullet. — Evan Bleier, News Editor

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