A Week Hooning

Tony Harmer is one of the best photographers I know.  One of my favorite clients is Ken Block and the Hoonigan Racing team.  Getting to work with all of them for a week is, well, pretty awesome.  While I don't know much about Mr. Block besides the fact that he's a really nice guy and that i've slowly developed a man crush on him, i'm friends with the rest of the guys and they're hands down some of the best people I know.. Like If the zombie apocalypse were to happen and they turned into zombies, i'd still have to think twice about ending them.  Terrible analogy?  Anyways, this has been the second year that i've been lucky enough to hang out with them for a week straight.  Check out the photos below!

PS these were the last photos I shot on my Fuji X-E1.  It has now been replaced by a Sony RX1 which i'm super excited about.  Hopefully it'll kick start me back into shooting mode and kick start my blogging again.

PPS Check out the final images shot by Tony Harmer and retouched by myself at the following:

Wayfare Tavern

Chef Tyler Florence runs Wayfare Tavern in the Financial District of SF, so that was a necessary stop.  The meal started with a caesar salad that included some sardines and runny poached egg.  Each bite had a bit of rich saltiness with a touch of tang; this is how every salad should be balanced rather than just being drenched in dressing.  Next came the Kobe Tartare topped with an egg yolk and served with a side of a puff pastry topped with a pesto and cilantro sauce.  This is one of the best things I have ever eaten and nearly warranted an additional order.

The next two dishes of string beans and mushroom ravioli were good, but nothing to rave about.  The string beans were surprisingly good while the ravioli was a little too rich for my taste.  The coup de gras was the Poutine.  Each bite just melted in my mouth.  It reminded me of an amazing beef pot pie from my childhood and nearly brought tears to my eyes.  The fries just melded with the beef and sauce creating a perfect balance of salty and creamy.  The poutine and the kobe tartare are reason enough for me to return to SF.  The meal was finished off with some complimentary small bites of a coffee cake leaving me completely blown away.  The service was great, the atmosphere was relaxed, and Wayfare is just a great stop for some very good food.