Wearing Shorts In ARIZONA…

I just got back from a short visit to my parents house in Rio Rico, AZ.

The Mountain that sits in my parents front yard...

No, I am not from there…  Nor are they… They are in a state of Mostly Retired in the state of Arizona…

That’s retired not retarded.. although…

The Santa Cruz River. One must cross it to get to the house. Apparently full of Brown Trout although i didn't see any..

I got to do yard work, eat, and tattoo my dad all whilst wearing shorts…. That will mean something to all of you who are with me in the NYC area at this moment, covered in snow..

The tattoo i did on my dad...

Lunch at the Greek/Mexican place across from Tumacacori Mission.. My mother loves this photo..

Tumacacori National Park.. go here.. its cool..

This is Mexico.. Nogales, Mexico.. from the US side... I think the Mexican side looks cooler...

Fried Fish, rice and slaw.. with a salad and a Margarita.. and my Dad in the background...

I finally got to go to a real Mexican spot… its in Rio Rico as i didn’t have enough time to jump the border…  This was really good though.. if you ever need to escape to Mexico via Nogales, eat here on the way…  My mom got the fish tacos which looked great..

Eat here... good chips and salsa too...

The first morning i was there, a herd of deer were loitering around my parents house... I told them to screw but they just gave me dirty looks and pissed all over everything.. damn Wildlife.. bunch of punks.. I think they were trying to flip me off but as they have no middle Hoof, i didn't see what they were trying to prove.


I Am Full Of Crepe… And Its Glorious!!!

OK, that title is lame but the restaurant Pates et Traditions is fucking Glorious!!! Traditional Nice food that’s really nice… (I think i read that one in some kind of Martha Stuart Magazine…)

The Shrimp Curry Crepe.. they all come with salad so you wont feel fat.. until after desert...

I have been eating at Pates et Traditions for about two years now… I try to eat there once a week as it ain’t expensive at all and its just really good..

Pates et Traditions is small but cosy.. right on the corner of Havemeyer and N 6 St… Only 2 blocks away from my studio.. it can get pretty crowded on the weekends but has outside seating in the warmer months… Which is pretty damn rad for Brunch in the summer…

The menu consists of a whole bunch of savory crepes, some rather large salads, some really good pastas such as the mustard chicken (one of my favorites) and of course sweet crepes..

Chocolate crepe with Vanilla ice cream.. i didnt feel to fat after.. i'll try harder next time..

Also try the la socca for an appetizer.. I get that every time… chickpeas squished down to a paste then pan fried or something like that.. its veggie but it tastes like the breading of a really good Wiener Schnitzel..which is the best part..

They have two French beers that i had never had before.. both worth trying… I usually chow down on a bunch Pinot Noir when i eat there in the winter… like last night… keeps the blood warm.. or at least that’s my excuse…

Everyone should go and eat here.. unless you’re Vegan.. then i think you are shit out of luck on this one..  Lots of cheese.. and butter..

I did this... just in case you were wondering...

52 Havemeyer Street,

Brooklyn, NY

11211

646-409-4019

And here’s the tattoo I did on one of the chefs…

pretty fun.. pretty Bad Ass....


The Best Damned Pizza…!!!!!!
Best damned pizza... the white with pepperoni added and a slice of the grandma

Best damned pizza... the white with pepperoni added and a slice of the grandma

The best damned pizza in the hood….

I eat here a lot more than I should…  Usually I only eat pizza when i am broke but since Best Pizza opened last whenever it was, i been eatin pizza all the damn time…

Something to do with the heat of the oven gets the bottom perfect.. Frank told me how once but i can't remember the details...

It’s Veggie friendly as you have to order meat on the slice.. Bacon or Pepperoni… both from some fancy meat spot like the Meat Hook on Meeker…

Best makes only 4 pizzas… Grandma, White, plain, and Veggie… All amazing.. All made in the over 100 year old Brick oven…

100 years old and still cooking...

I had tattooed Frank, one of the owners, years ago at the Hope St Saved… Here’s what we are working on now…

Frank's Tattoo.. Work in Progress...


Food… I like that shit.. Its good stuff… Here is Where to Get Some

I must admit that i had a whole essay written earlier about where to eat and how awesome i was and how you all should listen to the genius that spews from my finger tips..

But then that fucking piece of shit phone ap WordPress crashed and i lost the whole muther fucking thing…  I almost smashed my new iPhone… i am still doing deep breaths…

Counting backwards…

Well whatever.. fucking technology..

I’ll just get on with it…

When you are in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and you want a good quick place to eat, one spot i like to eat at is M Noodle… Its Chinese… a satellite of M Shanghai… also Chinese..

I eat at M Noodle cus… well,  its pretty tasty… it ain’t that much in terms of cash.. and its quick.. also it’s got a nice small, fairly quiet atmosphere… a walk in spot..

I have found a meal here that i eat as its the right size so i don’t get food coma… I can’t work under the influence of food coma…  I get real slow… not so good for the sucker in the chair…

I got the sesame pancake with the Veggie dumpling soup.. jasmine tea..(I ate most of the pancake)...i was hungry..

I get the Vegetable dumpling soup… it digests well and i can go back to work afterwards… sometimes when i am feeling a bit masochistic, I’ll throw in a sesame or scallion pancake of some kind…  (I usually eat veggie for lunch as i find it does avoid the deadly food coma.. M Noodle has a decent amount of veggie stuff… not sure about Vegan.. never really asked what was in the broth…)

I cant remember the address, but it’s on Metropolitan between Union and Lorimer… right near that paint supply place over there.. across from the Ace Hardware…

I have had a few other things from the menu.. it was all good… if you want a full sit down Chinese meal and you’re too lazy to head into Chinatown, M Shanghai is good too… over on Grand St..  btw Havemeyer and Roebling….. good salt n pepper shrimp… i rocked the beef with asparagus there last time and it was pretty darn good…

Both places deliver..

Here’s M Noodle website..

http://www.mnoodleshop.com/

Go try it out…or starve…


NYC Cyclists Beware!!!! The Cops are after you!

So there I was.. Cruising down Bedford Ave in my way home from a long day of tattooing… I was just about to cross Lorimer St. When I spied a cop car stopping a delivery guy… I figured he was riding on the sidewalk which the police seem to enjoy busting people for or it was dealing meth or something that was actually worth their time.. One thing it was, was None of my business..
So I keep cruising.. Check five leaves to see who’s working.. Red light at Lorimer.. No cars for miles so I buzz right through..
Bang a left onto manhattan ave…
I hear the whoop whoop..
None of my business so I keep petaling as its rather freezing out.. Black ice all over.. Just want to get home..
Sure enough,
The fuzz pulls right up along side me..
Window down…
What the fuck… Well maybe I know the guy.. Maybe I tattooed him or drank with him at one point..
Nope…
Straight up.. “you ran a red light..”
Yeah on my petal bike… In below freezing weather…
Turns out some one in politics thinks it’s important to fuck with bike riders..
As of January 2011 the cops are all over us for running red lights and going down one ways the wrong way…
Cus that’s going to keep NYC safe!
Great way to alienate a group of people who are just trying to make rent and do something with their lives..
I don’t blame the two cops.. Some dick head is making them meet a quota..
I could see on the cops face that he thought it was complete bullshit..
They ran my name which at this point is clean.. Thank god..
Had to sit there on manhattan ave for while so they could go through all the bs..
They gave me a warning which is cool..
I appreciate that..
I understand bust people who are riding recklessly..
No worries there..
When I moved down here in 96 to go to Pratt, it seemed that the cops didn’t give shit as long as you weren’t hurting anyone or causing property damage.. Or doing anything really stupid in front of them.. Which they really hated.. The less paper work you made them do, the better…
That makes sense to me..
Whoever had the bright idea of busting cyclists should put his or her name on the top of every ticket and summons..
The cops are going to take the heat for your idea.. Your order..
I need to know who to vote against..
Asshole…


My New MotherFucking Bike!!! Affinity Cycles Rules!!

Just got this here new ass bike!!

Pretty Awesome

It’s pretty awesome..

It goes pretty fast.. I kind of feel a little unsafe cus it goes so
fast.. It’s pretty awesome.. You should get one too..

Cus it’s pretty awesome.. I drew the scripts on it..

Affinity Cycles
616 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY
11211

Pretty Awesome


Best Fucking Art Show Ever!!! Go Buy Some shit!!!

It was a cold December night in the streets of Manhattan when all Viking Hell Broke loose!!!

Fucking pandemonium!!

or at least that’s what everyone said cus like an asshole i forgot to get there on time and missed the Viking Parade…

It was Dennis McNett’s first solo show at the Joshua Liner Gallery in Chelsea…

Because i am a doosh, i missed the excitement in the streets but i when i got to the gallery there was a huge viking ship on wheels filled with a loud metal band… i dont have any photos of that so you ‘ll just have to

believe me.. It was so loud that i actually wanted to complain.. noisy fucking kids.. but then i remembered i was supposed to be one of the noisy children, which i believe was the name of the band.. It wasn’t exactly Hall and Oats but what is?

The art work is Sick and still up.. so go look at it and purchase lots of prints and stuff… or rot in hell…

Thanks.

Pretty crazy.. go see this for yourself...

You should buy this one!!! Right now!!!

You Must go see this in person.. You WILL go see this.. Now!!! or regret living..

Goddamn noisy kids....

Photos Courtesy of Bryce Ward…

www.bryceward.com

also something you should check out… Now…


One Shot Coffee Sign… in One Shot..

Here is the sign i Painted for One Shot Coffee in Philly…

I did it with One Shot Paint ironically… it led to many a confusing conversations throughout the project…

i only have the one shot of the one side… and 12 more puns that i have been saving for this blog…

i am a genius… fer sure…

Hand Painted... I rule...

One Shot

1040 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
215-627-1620

go there and get ripped on coffee or regret living!!!!