The Guy’s Guide to Stanley Marketplace

The Guy’s Guide to Stanley Marketplace

Elan Wenzel and Nate Axvig, the guys behind Stanley Marketplace’s Element Knife Co. and Aktiv, put together this Guy’s Guide to spending an October day at Stanley: 

Early fall brings a refreshing cool-down with crisp mornings and evenings. Nate & Elan often engage in discussions on the southwest side of Stanley Marketplace, known as ‘Outfitters Alley.’ The autumn weather inspires them to share their current favorites at Stanley Marketplace.

Start your morning with an invigorating matcha latte from Logan House Coffee Company. You can even order ahead to save time. Now, you’re ready to tackle errands. Grab your household essentials and supplies from Zero Market. Need a haircut? Semion Barbershop for All welcomes walk-ins. Then, head to Aktiv and explore the best ways to stay warm this fall. Nate just received a significant shipment from Scandinavia, and the Hadar Full Zip Windbreaker and Hulma Womens Poncho are must-haves.

Next, walk across the hall to Element Knife Company. This is where your dinner plans take shape! Get these foldable steak knives and the Pro Apron — grilling season isn’t over just yet! At Elita Specialty Market and Kitchen, Rocky always ensures a great selection of steak, chicken, pork, and veggies for your barbecue. Did you know Mr. B’s Wine and Spirits has a Whiskey Room? Pair your dinner with Scott’s recommendation – the Arran Malt. Master of Distilling II is a single malt scotch whisky that you will ONLY find at Mr. B’s. This 12-year scotch is 100% finished in Palo Cortado Sherry casks, which impart notes of ginger, apple, chocolate and orange, making it easy to stay warm on a chilly Autumn evening.

When lunchtime calls, treat yourself to the spicy ham sandwich from Mondo Market. While they prepare it for you, grab a charcuterie board to enhance your dinner or pick up the ingredients to build your own. Craving something sweet? Get a Toffee Brownie for dessert from Miette et Chocolat. Finally, stop by Fly Kickbox on your way out and schedule a class or three!

Nate & Elan