I know what you're thinking. Why the fuck would I wait in this line for a god damn hot dog?
Its because we got to skip the line and get rushed in through the back of the restaurant ala Good Fellas style.
Because this weiner happened to be the celebrity sausage for the day during Hot Doug's final days. I forget how Sang got this honorary title but this is a rare sight of sheer joy on his face. And yes, this is his extremely happy face. Cant you tell?
The "Sang Yi" next an OG Chicago style dog. A baked ham sausage with a prickly pear sauce, smoked gouda and some other delicious shit on it.
Sang eating himself. He can't and will not achieve any greater honor than being the celebrity sausage so he can finally die a semi bitter old man.
Nathan and I working boards for the GABF. My weak ass knees be hating on ladders and I love being bossing to white people.
My turn to do food for Beermiscuous' Wednesday food and flight deal.
Did some buttermilk fried wangs with some fatty sides. I had a black lady tell me my wings sucked. Cant win em all but I definitely took her work over anyone else's. Not because I'm racist...but because I'm super racist.
Perks of doing on site jobs include checking out the Breeders sound checking when no one else is around. It feels like a weird hipster dream.
Fucking Bebop from TMNT.
2 of 15 boards that we ended up doing for the block party. I didn't get to jerk off for at least a day after doing these. Thank god my feet are super talented.
"Hey chef, lemme get ONE REEB." Chef says "Ok, well have fun with this."
What kind of jail bathroom is this? Why the fuck is there a drainage hole? Where is the door? What kind of cruel/strange joke is this?
JUST A TABLE OF WON PLEASE.
So these jerks got married. Congrats Tooch and Steph!
Cool friends who get married have weddings at cool places like Revolution Brewery where all the beers were open to drink on top of mixed drink options...next stop, blackout town.
Instead, barely wake up to make it to the homie Brian's collab dinner with Sobramesa supper club in Pilsen. This is what a typical kitchen in Pilsen looks like these days. Just like the old days.
I don't want to know what chef is digging for here...just rest assured that soap and water were close by. Cameron with his duck face on blast mode.
What do rock star chefs eat after service? A hot dog topped with Foie of course...You didn't know?
Went to see the Dj Shadow and Cut Chemist show none other than Edan was opening up the night. Been wanting to see his live set for quite some time now so this was an amazing surprise for me. So entertaining and on point. Very geeked and amped up to see Shadow...
Until these guys played for what seemed like 6 fucking hours. This hippy shit would have been nice to walk into but not after someone like Edan. This shit ruined whatever good vibe I had.
And then these two absolutely destroyed. The whole premise behind the tour is that they devised a whole set using Afrika Bambaata's original record collection and equipment. It was awe dropping and just amazing to hear what Bam has in his collection and to see what these equally amazing artists do to assemble what was essentially a music history lesson into modern day hip hop. Easily one of the best shows Ive seen in a long time. It also helped being surrounded by a bunch of homies all equally in awe and star struck.
Weird dudes learning about weird beers. I made some food for it or something.
Nature made letter R. It's probably doo doo
Thanks for the hook up Kevin! Got to tag along with the Schwa team to check out Rob Zombie and his haunted house experience. Riding in style of course where we can drink to our hearts content.
Quick stop to pick up pre and post show snacks...5 large pizzas to be exact.
DUDDUUDDEEDDUDUEEE! Rob Zombie killed! Didn't know I was this big of a fan until I got to see him live. He murdered it even the strange rendition of James Brown's Get On Up that he did. Great show and houses.
However, the exit situation was just ridiculous. Like club E2 bad. The other exits lead into a beer garden with no actual exits. How fucking evil is that? This was the real horror.
Looking for a night cap, decided to join Noah and his gang of karaoke misfits in what would be one of the most drunk times I've ever seen the homie Tony Trimm be. It was amazing.
Multi cultural up in this bitch son!
This 24 Shawarma spot is amazing. Highly recommended just for the amazing portions you get, but also for how good the strange uncle cook dude who cooks in regular street clothes, no aprons, no pretentions, just good ass food.
What's a hangover these days? It means painting for me.
I smelled like the river after I was done with this. River folk never smelled this good before.
What a dirty looking hole...
Tony Martin's burger fest burger will cure what ails yah. Bacon this, ham that, cheese this, onion something that...no mustard or ketchup needed. Just an open mouth.
Nothing makes wedding dresses look cheaper than hanging a bunch of them together. This is truly a terrifying sight to see. Especially because you just know there are a ton of girls walking by this and yearning for this shit. BLEH...And also, I think its safe to assume that manufacturers should go ahead and discontinue the color white for dresses...like who are you kidding?
These potatoes were amazing. Yes. I almost died again having left my oven on. Does anyone have an oven out there that won't turn on from 2am till 9am?
Oh you know, just prepping an entire box of brussels on a lovely Sunday afternoon.
Flesh For Food making pigs fly off the grill into mouths for years.
Tell me the pig aint the most magical fucking animal on earth. I mean it must suck for them because everything on them is delicious. Like seriously delicious.
Fucking bacon s'mores. Even when they become dessert, they stay delicious. Poor delicious pigs.
After jam for the Serengeti/Why? show at Small Bar...Alex clearly not impressed. He just smells how good I smell having been by the smoker all day.
So industry bro.
HOLY FUCK. Leave it to the Paul Kahan team to come up with shit like this. This ham and cheese torta had me wishing I was Mexican...again. So deliciously salty and rich. It's like they can't fucking lose. You know its good when employees of the company go on their day off. They're making money off of people they're paying! GENIUS!
Went to check out the homie Nathan West's show at Chicago Diner Logan. Awesome well themed collection of work. This explanation though...I felt like I was reading an 18 year old art student's essay on what art means to him/her. Great work though.
Paid homage to an institution in the Chicago gastro pub scene for one last time. Goose Island Wrigleyville will be missed but I think it was too good for the hood. Went out with a bang at least! Congrats!
Finishing up some st-st-studio shit. Another wedding coming up.
Finally got to check out Belly Q over in the West Loop. The space and kitchen are beautiful. The food was pretty good. The highlight for me was the sticky rice side dish. Super sticky and slightly sweet paired with the light heat from the chili flakes all tied in with a little richness from the sausage. The other mains were good but either super overwhelming or super underwhelmed with spice. The pasole is a great vegan option but wish it had a little more spice and served piping hot, temp wise. It was good otherwise.