August 28, 2014

FOODVENTURE: The Hundreds x East Borough EAT MEET

What happens when The Hundreds mixes food with great people? Only awesome-ness, literally. Tuesday night The Hundreds along with East Borough played host to the inauguaral EAT MEET in Culver City. Following the success of STREET MEET, the mixing of fans and photography, EAT MEET brought together the same idea this time with the focus around food.

When Bobby posted about this event on his instagram I jumped at the chance to experience this unique event with my wife Joyce. If you follow our instagrams you know we are huge foodies and never pass up the opportunity to try new things.

The event was ran so well and the best part, aside from the amazing food that Chloe Tran served up, was the opportunity to meet amazing people. Joyce and I sat at a table with 3 young aspiring guys (Justin, Joe, and Derek) looking to make a mark in the industry and two brothers (Ara and Armen) who shared as extensive a love for food as us. Not to mention, we found out Armen is a kick ass Jazz musician. What are the chances of that?! The kicker...Joyce and I are going to meet up with Ara and Armen soon to check out new food spots and share our passion for food together.

Check out some shots from the event and the food run down. Aside from the Pho Baguette, the other 4 dishes are not on the East Borough menu yet, but hopefully soon because they were so delicious.










So let the fun begin.  The night started out with Citrus Marinated Tilapia with peanuts, red onions, herb salad, pickled lime aioli, and wonton chips.  This reminded me of ceviche.  It was sweet, tangy, and refreshing.  It paired well with my jasmine lime iced tea (not pictured).


Dish #2: Fish Sauce Glazed Wings with scallions and cilantro.  These were on point; crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside.  It was a perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy.  We wish we had a bucket of these.


Dish #3: Pho Baguette - beef brisket, basil, onions, hoisin sriracha aioli and a side car of pho broth.  First of all the bread was perfect and the beef brisket so tender.  You dip your banh mi into the cup of pho broth like a french dip.  Insanely good.


Dish #4: Ha Noi Cod Fritters with wilted dill, tumeric aioli, and a pickled salad.  They were delicately battered for a good crunch and total comfort food. The pickled toppings balanced the salty cod very well.


Dish #5: Milk Toast with strawberry compote, sweetened condensed milk, and saigon cinnamon.  I will say it again, it was like a warm hug.  It was like a reinterpretation of a beignet.  This is something I could eat with a cup of coffee for every meal of the day.  They had extras and I ate two servings.




Thanks to Bobby, Ben, Chloe, John, and both teams from the The Hundreds and East Borough for an amazing night.  Until the next one.

August 26, 2014

#HUSTLE

Got the most awesome packaged today from my extremely talented friend Alissa Bell. She runs a printing operation in downtown LA pumping out the coolest custom paper products on her Chandler & Price platen press.  The art of doing great work with your sleeves rolled up never goes out of style.  If there is someone that lives the hustle it is Alissa.

This special piece was created with typeface by Whitney Lucas.


August 21, 2014

SATURDAYS NYC FALL 2014

One of my favorite brands, Saturdays NYC, released their Fall 2014 line.  With the push back to basics I appreciate their stripe work and color blocking.  They truly have one of the best oxford woven shirt games out there.

I got some of my favorite pieces below.  I have to say the Paul Birdseye Raglan is one of my favorites.

August 18, 2014

FOODVENTURE: EAT MEET

If there is one thing my wife and I are passionate about, it's food.  We will crack the bank to try a new spot and be able to experience something truly amazing.  So when The Hundreds and "FOOD" created EAT MEET we signed right up.  Also, the fact that it's taking place at East Borough is even better because it was a favorite spot of mine in Costa Mesa before I moved.  The crew made a mean banh mi and jasmine lime iced tea.  I tried to replicate that drink and could never get it right.  Looking forward to checking out their new LA spot.

August 4, 2014

FOODVENTURE: CHI SPACCA

Celebrated my 2 year anniversary with my lovely wife and enjoyed some eats at LA spot chi SPACCA.  It is a cool intimate spot right next door to Pizzeria Mozza and serves up some decadent options.  Check the run down below, and we will be back for the steak.


Thats pork fat butter.


The Beef Stew & Bone Marrow pie...the pie is baked around the bone.  

X20

Got this new piece, so I don't have to lug my D80 around.  The Fujifilm X20 has been a nice acquisition since it has a retro look and is super light weight.

August 2, 2014

WEEK ROUNDUP


MATCH UP


After many seasons of heavy prints we are coming into a cycle of basics.  I am not talking about the GAP basic days of just denim and white tees, but solids in new silouhettes.  The Quite Life is one of my favorite brands that can both mix wild prints and also push the dial on design.  Here is a mix of that with the fish tail colorblock windbreaker and the suede jockey cap.  The same transition can be seen in footwear as white is all the craze, so the Vans Old Skool is my go to for the season.

August 1, 2014

WORN


Tried the Pacsun Skinny Joggers today and I have to say they are not bad.  It has a tailored fit and is just the right length.  The fabric is also light weight, which is nice while navigating this Summer heat.  Plus I broke out the new The Hundreds Phoenix sunnies.

July 30, 2014

WORN


So I have been slumming it the past couple of days at the studio shooting Holiday 14 for Vans.  There is really nothing wrong sporting some sweat shorts on the job.  Why interfere with comfort?  Now I realized that I should have been doing this from the get go.