While some prefer the shorter length and closed sleeves of the Barbour Bedale, I'm personally a fan of the Barbour Beaufort. While I actually do prefer the longer cut of the Beaufort, the real reason I prefer the Beaufort is due to the rear game pocket. I've found this pocket to be infinitely useful. While originally designed for the field, it is just as versatile in an urban setting.
During my weekday Metro commute, I use it to carry a variety of things- the latest issue of Garden & Gun, LSAT materials, a vest-if I need an additional layer, beverages and snacks-basically anything I could need. On the weekends, it is equally as useful- sneaking hooch into sporting/social events, carrying groceries or dog accessories- the game pocket really is the best thing about my Barbour.
Neil Young is one of my favorite artists, but John Mercer's version blows the original out of the water, in my opinion. This song is yet another reason to see 180 Degrees South, if the adventure of journeying from Mexico to Patagonia via sail boat wasn't enough for you.
Earlier this year I was shocked to learn that one of my favorite restaurants in Northern Mississippi, Yocona River Inn, was closed indefinitely due to a fire. Yocona River Inn was known for it's Yocona Sauce(a wine and molasses reduction), delicious filets and brown bag policy. Yocona was a great place to go for a wide variety of occasions- birthdays, post grove celebrations, rush events, formals-so it was greatly missed after it's untimely destruction. Thus, I was pleased to learn that the owners had opened a new restaurant, Yocona in Exile, which had the same excellent food and charm of the original location. I'm once again dismayed to learn Yocona in Exile is closed permanently as of Sunday, due to the lackluster economy. I can only hope that the owners are able and willing to open up a new location once the economy cycles again.