Monday, January 9, 2012
Spring Time In January Will Only Lead To More Snowfall
Started the week with my first wall piece for 2012. Since this is supposed to be our last year in existence, why not go out with a fruity blue pebble bang? By the way, it is freakishly warm for January. This can only mean one thing - a fucking massive snowvalance in February like last year.
Cyfn hooked it up with his chill spot up in the Avondale hood of the city. Keith likes to squeeze in the Egyptian lover dance before finishing his piece.
Took a little stroll looking for some grub around Addison and Cicero when I came across this epic sign. This makes me want to salsa bachata a little harder. Also, am I the only one who thinks these are terrible DJ names? And is there any relation from DJ Tsunami to DJ Hurricane?
Checked out the space for the Brew Ho Ho and got a little excited. Only way to find out where this is, is to send an email to RSVP@brewhoho.com
If you ever want to feel like a baller and pay for rides like a baller, give Uber a whirl. It's pretty fucking pricey, but there are some days you just want to feel pampered on your way to the laundromat or local crackhouse. I'm not gonna lie, that shit was a pretty comfortable ride. This service should be used sparingly...to get laid or looking to get laid.
Rolled through the homie Ryan's place to check out his pad and try some beers. We all gave mixed reviews on the sour brown from 3 Floyd's. You can't compare this first attempt to sours such as Cantillon or Russian River, but I think it can hold its own.
Ryan wasn't having it so he went to go play some black people music. IRONY!!! Ryan also brews under the moniker Second Story Brewing and brews some illy shit son.
Still feeling festive from listening to crunk being played by a white boy that brews beer, the gang and I stopped by Yusho.
Sleek and vintage interior with what felt like 5 ft tall stools. I'm 6'1" and my feet were dangling in the air during dinner.
Yeah, yeah, I get it.
It's another yakitori style restaurant with craft cocktails. It seems like yakitori is quickly becoming the new tapas in Chicago. As this trio of wings prove, you're going to have to order a lot of food to get full especially if you a fattie.
Or go with a group and order the entire late night menu to try the variety. This twice fried chicken was pretty damn tasty. I would eat this sauce off a living testicle. That shit was fucking good.
The leek stick was as good as it can get considering it was the only vegetarian option on the late night menu. That and soft serve ice cream.
This pork belly though...words can't express how good this was. I was ready to rummage through my poo to get another taste of this. Tender grilled pork belly topped with kimchi with a sweet sauce. One taste of this would make any vegan want to eat meat again.
The bathroom housed this larger than normal toilet roll for drying hands. All I could think about was how large a person would have to be in order for this to look like a normal size roll of doo doo paper.
Breakfast at Feast downtown. Nothing noteworthy about the place really...just thought this plate either looked cool or like a plate full of leftover garbage.
Then it was off to setting up one of my oldest friend's surprise party. Nick was very gracious to let us use Cobra Lounge for the surprise party. I was cooking in the kitchen making Sang's favorite food groups - meat and fried.
Met up with Lincoln over at 3 Floyd's and Marina at Glunz to go over the menu for the carnivorous beer dinner at Whole Foods next week. I made a little snack consisting of a boiled/broiled pork belly with reduced tarragon cider butter sauce, a standard charcuterie plate and a tri tip roast with shaved brussel sprouts cooked in bacon fat. Like I said, a snack.
I'm grateful for good friends as I got to hang out and feed a lot of them at Sang's party. Gotta give a shout out to Intel, Nick, Greek Nick, and Maker for helping me set up the surprise. Don't forget to wish Sang a happy bday at his official party here.
Also wanted to do a quick plug for long time friend Melody who is trying to get some pledges to fund her film project here. Help a sista out!