LOCAL Houston | The City Guide October 2017 - Page 64

THINGS I LOVE BY TRAVIS WEAVER OWNER, MANREADY MERCANTILE Manready Mercantile owner Travis Weaver is a small-town guy, originally from Zephyr, Texas. Manready is a small business built on values, honesty and hard work. “That's just how we do things. You combine these traits together and you can‘t help but to get quality service and products. The goal is to create jobs, help other makers and support USA-made goods,” he says. This month’s guest editor shares his favorites below. When it comes to food, I love to eat. I’m a big Texas boy after all. I mix it up with COLTIVARE, SOUTHERN GOODS, PINKERTON’S BBQ and STAR FISH. They’re all locally owned and run and that’s what I want in a business. I don’t go to any of the mainstream joints as there’s simply no comparison when it comes to service and attention. I work hard for my money and my time and when I go out, I wanna make it count. I pretty much only listen to country music, mainly the older stuff like GEORGE JONES AND JOHNNY CASH. It all relaxes me and brings me to a simpler time and place. Plus it’s good beer drinkin’ music. WORKHORSE PRINTMAKERS is one of the coolest and most creative companies in town and will crush it when it comes to making the most amazing cards and stationery in Houston. They use vintage printing presses and are masters of design. 64 L O C A L | 10 . 2017