Nakai-san and Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB) has been all over the internet for a few years now and while I am a huge fan of the Porsche 911s that he’s created, I admit I have been burnt out on seeing people post about it everywhere on the internet.
HOWEVER, I saw this video today and found a new appreciation for his work. Passion is contagious, isn’t it?
For a special occasion, I went to Alexander’s, my favorite butcher, because they have beef from Harris Ranch. I actually tried to buy some filet mignon from Pavilions, figuring if anybody, they would have some decent meat, but no way. Even at around $15/lb. I didn’t want to deal with that stuff. At Alexander’s, they were about $26/lb., and each steak was about half a pound. Yeah $13 a steak from the butcher – but it was worth it. The meat’s quality is obvious just by looking at it.
6 pieces from the butcher. Look at all the marbling from the fatty goodness. That is $90 worth of meat right there!
All tied up so that they would cook evenly. Well, and it makes them look nice.
On the plate with some green beans and roasted potatoes. The steak was topped with a red wine sauce and caramelized onions.
I cooked it past medium rare just in case people got squeamish, but in hindsight, maybe I should have cooked it to a perfect medium-rare and let them deal with it.
Recently, I was approached to develop a custom WordPress theme for a friend of mine who works at Cellairis. Cellairis is a mobile phone accessories company who is enjoying much success in a time where most companies are laying off and hunkering down due to the declining economy.
They recently redesigned their website and they wanted a place to post blog style content, especially with all of the publicity they’ve been receiving lately. All I had to do was create a fully functional custom theme for them that matched the branding on their current website – this meant that all widgets and customizing options work without breaking the look and feel of the blog, just as a normal WordPress site would. I was able to finish their site on time, as they JUST did a big launch event for Elle and Blair Fowler and their line of cellphone accessories.