For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Randy Colosky to share his favorite place to eat. Randy is an artist based in Oakland, who creates mind-blowing drawings, sculptures and installations.
“Boot and Shoe in Lakeshore Oakland. I like that the food is pretty simple, pizza with great crust, salads that are properly dressed and not too fussy and sort of weird deserts that are good but not what I would normally get. The menu is not very big and changes slightly seasonally. You know pretty much everything on it is going to be good. The Margherita pizza is something we usually order and the Burrata appetizer is good when they have it. My lady (Nicole) and I like to go there at the end of a long week on the late side—it’s a nice atmosphere, busy but not insane, and the staff is always really nice. You can tell its a place that was really considered and not just dressed up to be fancy and they have some really nice art in there.”
In a tradition allegedly dating back to Marie Antoinette, a body part that we’ve seen thousands of times now has its own Champagne coupe modeled after it. That’s right, Kate Moss’s left breast has been the inspiration for the shape of this cup—moulded while the supermodel was pregnant for extra volume—by Lucien Freud’s daughter, British sculptor Jane McAdam Freud. Commissioned by Richard Caring’s Mayfair restaurant 34 to celebrate Moss’s 25 years of service in the fashion industry, the glass will be available for use beginning in October at 34 and its three sister restaurants across London. It’s without a doubt the closest you’ll ever get to partying with the fashion icon, and the only way to classily cop a feel.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Nick Thomm to share his favorite place to eat. Nick is an artist, designer and director who lives and works between New York and Melbourne.
“In NYC, my favorite spot is Yakinuku West in East Village. It’s this rad Japanese BBQ place, and the Dinner Set is the deal. Inside it has traditional seating on the floor. Perfect spot to hang/get drunk with friends.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Erik Mark Sandberg to share his favorite place to eat. Erik is an artist based in Los Angeles, whose “Hairy Children” series we are particularly fond of. He is currently working on a new body of work, which will be exhibited at Segal Projects in 2015.
“One of my favorite places to venture out and grab some nourishment during downtime is The Black Cat on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, or Silver Lake to be exact. It’s in the neighborhood of the studio and has a chill tailored atmosphere for lunch or a night out. Los Angeles has a lot of unique pockets and Silver Lake richly nurtures its creative residents. This establishment is located in Sunset Junction across the street from Intelligencia coffee and Café Stella, which are both excellent refueling stops as well.
photo by Bradley Hawks
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Lauren DiCioccio to share her favorite place to eat. Lauren is an artist based in the Bay Area, who creates installations, objects and paintings that investigate the “tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced objects.” We are particularly fond of her embroidered newspapers, and are looking forward to her exhibition at Jack Fischer Gallery in S.F. in September. Continue reading for her answer.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Numskull to share his favorite place to eat. Numskull is an artist based in Sydney, Australia, who works in a variety of mediums, producing paintings, sculptures, illustrations and large-scale outdoor murals. Continue reading for his answer.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Michael Swaney to share his favorite place to eat. Michael is a Canadian artist based in Barcelona, who is currently featured in the three-person exhibition, Salat 3, at Center of Contemporary Art Andratx in Mallorca, as well as in the Summer Times group show at Galeria Yusto/Giner in Marbella. Continue reading for his answer.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Jen Stark to share her favorite place to eat. Jen is an artist based in Los Angeles, who creates intricate, hand-carved paper sculptures. Continue reading for her answer.
Taking over the night-shift four days a week at Stan’s Cafecito, Brooklyn Wahines is Oahu native Siobhán Edwards’ new pop-up restaurant in South Williamsburg. Born out of her NYC catering company Red Wagon, the casual spot features a menu with Hawaiian / French Vietnamese influences, and consists of four extraordinary dishes; a Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke Bowl, Shoyu Chicken Bowl, Banh Mi sandwiches, and a Japanese Hiyashi Chuka noodle salad. Curious as to the roots of the restaurant and its future plans, we asked Siobhán some questions and she was nice enough to share a recipe from Brooklyn Wahines, Japanese Hiyashi Chuka noodle salad.
How did Brooklyn Wahines come about?
Brooklyn Wahines was a dream I had since moving to New York and starting my catering company, Red Wagon, three years ago. I always wanted a small neighborhood spot that allowed me not only to showcase some of my favorite dishes but also a chance to enjoy the hospitality side of the food business and be a part of the neighborhood that I live and raise my children in. Wahine means woman in Hawaiian so the name Brooklyn Wahines is simply representative of a forever local island girl at heart who now also calls Brooklyn home.
The menu looks delicious. What’s been the most popular dish?
The mouth watering smell of the shoyu chicken is what draws people into the restaurant without fail, but word is getting around that my pork banh mi sandwich are the real deal.
What happens at the end of the summer? Do you have any plans for a permanent space?
I’m hoping to continue Brooklyn Wahines beyond the summer. If things continue to grow as they have been, we hope to become a permanent face in this neighborhood and a fixture in Williamsburg’s evolving food scene.
Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Cold Noodle Salad)
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Llew Mejia to share his favorite place to eat. LLew is an illustrator and textile designer based in Minneapolis, whose clients have included Colette, OAK NYC, Patagonia and Gestalten. Continue reading for his answer.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Evan Rossell to share his favorite place to eat. Evan, aka STINK ONE, is an artist from California who recently appeared in the splice-of-life documentary short “Nothing Stops Detroit.” Continue reading for his answer.
Keizo Shimamoto has now created Ramen Fries to accompany his famed Ramen Burger.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Stefan Marx to share his favorite place to eat. Stefan is an artist and illustrator based in Hamburg, Germany, who is known for his playful line drawings and fantastic zines. Continue reading for his answer.
Following the success of their annual Burger Week, the Los Angeles phenomenon known as The Oinkster share with us the recipe for their Cheesesteak Burger Of Philadelphia. Grill it up, Burgerlord.
The Cheesesteak Burger Of Philadelphia
4oz Angus Ground Beef Patty
3oz Thinly Sliced Chuck Roll
Small Handfull of Sliced Red and Green Bell Peppers and Onions
Two Slices of Provolone Cheese
French Bread Burger Bun
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Robert Otto Epstein to share his favorite place to eat. Robert is an artist based in New York City, who is currently showing work in a group exhibition at Mulherin + Pollard, and will have a solo exhibition at Matteawan Gallery in July. Continue reading for his answer.
Bicoastal gluttons rejoice, for eleven days straight you can feast on delicious burgers without having to explain yourself to anybody. Out in LA, The Oinkster’s much-loved Burger Week began yesterday with The Cheesesteak Burger of Philadelphia and continues through Sunday (6/8), culminating with a burger called the “Lucy Goosey.” The following day in New York, Shake Shack celebrates a “Decade of Shack” featuring 5 days of burger collaborations with Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Andrew Zimmern, Daniel Humm, and April Bloomfield. All the juicy bits to get your mouth watering, below.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Brian Scott Campbell to share his favorite place to eat. Campbell is currently living in Santa Barbara, CA, and has work included in an exhibition, Forever, which is curated by The Suzanne Geiss Company at the Metropolitan Art Society in Beirut, with Chris Johanson, Ryan Johnson, Mira Dancy and Kristin Baker. He has upcoming shows at CB1 Los Angeles, and TSA Gallery in Brooklyn. Continue reading for his answer.
If you’re in Los Angeles on June 1st make sure you go enjoy a special pop-up brunch prepared by actual brothers Jason & Chris Stewart at the Underground Gallery. The menu includes some really interesting stuff like Spam Musubi, Crispy Lentil Hash and Fried Snapper Soft Scramble. I asked the bros a few questions about cooking together, developing a menu and opening a restaurant. They were also kind enough to share the recipe for the Stewtella & Pear Panini with whipped honey-thyme ricotta, which you can find below.
— Chris Black / @donetodeath
Did you guys cook a lot together growing up?
We didn’t cook together that much until high school, we were both vegan at the time, and we’d have our friends come over and cook veggie burgers and tater rots while we watched Martin Lawrence stand up DVDs.
The menu looks great. Which dish was the most difficult to develop?
Thanks! The most difficult dish to develop was probably the musubi. It’s a super simple dish but you really want to get the sushi rice just right, it takes chefs years to perfect their sushi rice, I’m still improving every time, thanks to some help from actual chefs and Japanese friends.
Should we expect to see a proper restaurant from you guys in the future?
We were originally planning on opening a proper restaurant, but since this is our first venture we wanted to pump the brakes a bit and start slow, give us a chance to make mistakes and figure out exactly what we want to do before making that huge leap.
Stewtella & Pear Panini with whipped honey-thyme ricotta