The Original Winger EATS :: Ink. Restaurant Los Angeles, CA

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Food, Los Angeles

Ink valet

Ok. I have a lot of ‘splainin to do here. First, this is something a little different here. We are serious about this culture and lifestyle thing and if you check out the various BP_TOW grams, you can see that we get a chance to get around and find some really good restaurants in America, so I wanted to bring some of that here. Usually, when we are all together, we do regular food, for a couple of different reasons. For me personally, regular food is just better.

There was a moment in my life, where I would have been what is commonly known as a foodie. But, about two years ago, I decided that being a foodie was absolutely ridiculous and I started a personal anti-foodie movement. I was no longer going to go out to eat with my foodie friends to a foodie restaurant and then spend, collectively, the equivalent of a rent payment on dinner.

Ink. has changed all that.

I don’t think we’ll be doing food reviews, because thats lame af. With TOW Eats it will just be sharing pics and letting you know what we had and if we liked the place or not. You won’t be hearing foodie catch words or anything like that. But, you will be seeing some good food. Ink awoke a sleeping giant.

There was a friend in town from Miami, so I got the beacon to do something last weekend. That, turned in to brunch – brunch turned in to day drinking – day drinking turned into dinner – dinner was at Ink. Here is what we had:

Beets, onion custard, hibiscus-ancho, smoked olive oil

Ink 01

Japanese Scallop, soy cured papaya, fermented chili, basil

Ink 02

Lamb Belly, braised lettuce, mushroom hay, yogurt curds

Ink 03

Octopus, ink. shells, young fennel, pimenton

Ink 04

pork Shoulder, lardo, banana grits, smoked chicharrones

Ink 05

Corn, housemade ranch “foritos”, nori, green onion

Ink 06

Salt and Charcoal Potato, housemade sour cream, black vinegar – aka the best ting on the menu

Ink 07

Potato Polenta, bone marrow, sour cream & chive

Ink 08

Chilean Sea Bass, cabbage, black garlic, chicken skin, bonito-chicken broth

Ink 09

This was dessert, I didn’t get in on it, but its cake and ice cream. Boss.

Ink 10

Now, these two things here are awesome. One is a pepper mill, and one is some sort of perfume dispenser thingy filled with vinegar that was used to garnish the salt and charcoal pots up above. Brilliant.

Ink spray and pep

Added on January 26th, 2015 by

Juan Román Riquelme Retires At 36

Filed under: Boca Juniors, Culture & Lifestyle, Soccer News

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~~  One of the best….. Never got the respect he truly deserved.  Was hoping we would have seen him in MLS at point point…..  Saw a quote today that said he ‘was an Artist among Athletes….’  Couldn’t agree more.

“I have decided to no longer play football,” he said. “Now I am just a fan. I will go and suffer in the stadium. I am very pleased with the career I had.

“I enjoyed football to the maximum. I hope the people have enjoyed it alongside me. I tried to have a good time. I tried to give everything I could to fans of Boca, Argentina, Villarreal and Barcelona, in the youth teams and the full team.

“I am someone who makes decisions calmly, who thinks a lot. It’s clear now that I’ll be on holiday, I’ll have fun, enjoy time with my children. From now on my football life ends and a new life starts. Let’s see what it holds.”

Added on January 26th, 2015 by

Lucas Silva Signs w/ Real Madrid Through 2020

Filed under: La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Soccer News

~~  VERY interested in seeing how they utilize Lucas Silva and what role he plays considering he’s supposed* to be the Xavi Alonso replacement……

Added on January 26th, 2015 by

John Carver To Stay On As Newcastle Manager

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Soccer News

~~  Talk about a no win situation….. Seems like the kiss of death.  Does Newcastle ever get out of their own way?

Managing director, Lee Charnley, said: “At the beginning of this process it was my desire and intention to appoint an individual to the position of head coach who would be available to start immediately.

“Having now explored at some length the options available to us at this time, the decision has been taken to defer the appointment of a permanent head coach until the end of the season.

“The head coach will be a long-term appointment that will play a major role in shaping the future on-field progression of Newcastle United and it is vitally important that we get the right individual.

“John has a long history with the Club and has the full support of the board. Our goal for the season of a minimum top ten finish remains unchanged and we are confident that John, supported by the backroom staff, will be able to deliver this.”

Added on January 26th, 2015 by

United States U-20′s vs El Salvador Highlights – Qualifies For World Cup

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Highlights, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer News, Videos

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~~  It wasn’t easy by any means with the amount of games, short turn around time and a less than ideal playing surface, but Tab Ramos & Co are heading to New Zealand.  And that PK Save!?!?!

The U.S. U-20 MNT defeated El Salvador behind goals from Ben Spencer and Paul Arriola to grab a spot in the 2015 U-20 World Cup.

PK Save

Added on January 25th, 2015 by

Neymar Unboxes His Nike Hypervenom Liquid Diamond Boots

Filed under: Boots, La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Neymar, Soccer News, Videos

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~~  These are fresh…..

Ready to leave static defenders in the dust, Neymar Jr. takes his new Hypervenom Liquid Diamond boots onto the grass. Available exclusively in the Nike Football App on Monday over at http://gonike.me/Football_App

Neymar Boots

Added on January 25th, 2015 by

Trailer :: Anarchy starring Ethan Hawke & Dakota Johnson

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Trailers

Academy Award nominees Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris lead a powerhouse cast including Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin, with Bill Pullman and Delroy Lindo in a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. Now, a drug kingpin (Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive film based on Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.

~~  I’m not sure what the hell I just watched……

Trailer - Anarchy

Added on January 25th, 2015 by

Nike Trainer 3 :: Perfection

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Kicks

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~~ A whole lot of something going on with these Nike Trainer 3′s…..

A good look at the Jade / Stone / Medium Olive color way drop in the Nike Trainer 3 :: Perfection, spotted and available over at CaliRoots.

Nike Perfection

Added on January 24th, 2015 by