5.15.2016

Izakaya Rintaro. San Francisco. California. 5.15.2016.

This is one of my favorites in town. It's also been named one of the best 10 new restaurants in America in 2015 by Bon Appétit. I usually have my friend Sylvan (chef/owner) send me what he thinks it appropriate for my party size each time.

Izakaya Rintaro
82 14th Street 
San Francisco, CA 94103 
415.589.7022
http://izakayarintaro.com

KANI NO SUNOMONO
San Francisco Dungeness crab and chilled Hikari Farm cucumber in sweet vinegar with kani miso and Half Moon Bay wasabi.

AGEDASHI TOFU
off the menu

HANETSUKI GYOZA
Riverdog pork and ginger gyoza with chicken foot jelly and "wings"

YAKITORI
half quail, Rintaro tsukune, duck + yuzu kasha, king trumpet

NEGI MISOKATSU
Berkshire pork and onion cats with Acme panko, Nagoya black miso sauce, snowy cabbage and mitsuba

KAREE RAISU
rice and Marin Sun grass fed beef curry with Fuji apple, carrot, potato, and garlicky cucumber raita

KARIAGE UDON
Rintaro hand-rolled udon with two fishes broth with kakiage tempura of kabocha squash and Japanese sweet potato

ICHIGO TO SAKURA AISU SHUKURIMU
Lucero strawberries and bing cherries with Rintaro vanilla ice cream in a puff shell

HOJICHA PANNA COTTA
Japanese roasted green tea panna cotta with hojicha syrup and almond cookies
























5.14.2016

Leo's Oyster Bar. San Francisco. California. 5.14.2016.

I have walked by Leo's Oyster Bar many times since they were remodeling and have been intrigued. It turns out that Ken Fulk did the interiors of this space. Today I decided to be decadent and go in for a taste for myself. It's a beautiful space with beautiful food. I also got some raw oysters. They make craft cocktails but I did not partake today. You should go and try for yourself.

Leo's Oyster Bar
568 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.872.9982
leossf.com

New England Lobster Roll: cultured uni butter, brioche and french fries





5.10.2016

Seven Years Later. 4.22.2016.

I started working on this series called Seven Years Later. For those that know the story knows that I did not speak for almost 6 months when this happened seven years ago. I am still wrapping my head around how to best present this body of work as it progresses. Here are some images from the first shoot. We shall see how this evolves with time.

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.
-Dante Alighieri

Assisted by Rachel Styer.


















5.01.2016

Member preview. SFMOMA. San Francisco. California. 5.1.2016.

I have not been inside SFMOMA since before its renovation in 2013. It is now MUCH MUCH bigger to accommodate the Fisher Collection. I love how spacious it is to let the art have space to breathe so you can enjoy them. It's also very well curated overall. It opens to the public 5.14.2016. I would encourage you to become a member as it's very affordable if you go a few times a year; you also get to bring a guest. Also, you get invited to member previews and other events at the museum. I personally don't like to spend more than an hour or so looking at art, so I tend to go all the time for different sections. I am also looking forward to In Situ when it opens.



The 1975. Greek Theatre. Berkeley. California. 4.22.2016.

I have loved The 1975 for quite some time now. I got Falling For You as a music promo many years ago and got obsessed. They only had an EP then. I also loved their aesthetic. I have seen them since the Rickshaw Stop. They have blown up huge since, which is slightly annoying. I am very happy for them however. If I ever come out of retirement from playing music, I know who I'd have to call to do my stage design.










4.27.2016

Japan. 3.29.2016-4.11.2016. SLR. Film.

Here are a few from the roll of film I shot while in Japan.

From my favorite daifuku (mochi) vendor at Tsukiji Market. Tokyo. Japan. 3.31.2016.


Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Kyoto. Japan. 4.5.2016.



A restaurant store front. Kyoto. Japan. 4.5.2016.


Philosopher's Walk. Kyoto. Japan. 4.5.2016.




Arashiyama. Kyoto. Japan. 4.6.2016-4.9.2016.