For more than two years, Baltimore School for the Arts grad and creator of Wheely Good Smoothies Natan Lawson, 23, has been tirelessly churning out smoothies with pedal power — or letting his customers pedal for their own drinks. His colorful and efficient bicycle-powered blenders allow you to simply sit, pedal and enjoy. We caught up with Lawson to learn more about the personality behind the tasty genius.
Biggest pet peeve?
Driving behind someone waiting to make a left turn in the left lane on a one-way street onto another one-way street and they don't know they can on red. Anything and everything is sometimes my pet peeve, but that one makes me angry for no good reason.
Your worst habit?
I read self-help books. (That felt good to admit publicly ... I must be making progress!)
Last great meal you had?
Pizza at Woodberry Kitchen, but *enter random dish* at Woodberry Kitchen and it's gonna be a great meal.
What's on you iPod?
Songs with "danceability" like B-more club music, Big Freedia and Breakbot.
Last movie you saw and liked?
"Toy Story 3." There's no shame in crying at a Pixar movie, and I wish I could say it was no more than an ocular glistening at the edge of my eyes, but after I left the theater I needed serious rehydration.
Favorite book you recently read?
Does an audiobook count? If so, then "The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires."
"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines." — John Benfield
Last concert you attended?
I'm not going to make any friends saying this but probably amazon.com.
Favorite smoothie flavor?
Just straight-up mango. So refreshing!
If you go: Saturday — Waverly Farmers' Market, E. 32nd and Barclay streets, 7 a.m.-noon. Sunday — Baltimore Farmers' Market, Holiday and Saratoga streets, 7 a.m.-noon. Other events during the week; check calendar at wheelygoodsmoothies.com