Saturday, October 31, 2009

Please Be Brave (GR2, Los Angeles, CA)

Deth P. Sun "Please Be Brave", GR2 Los Angeles November 14-December 2
I have a solo show in a few weeks at GR2.
I just finished painting and drawing out the flyer.

Noel Fielding as Vlad the Impaler

Kasabian - Vlad the Impaler from Kasabian on Vimeo.

Tommy


getoutofmydojo.com

Halloween

Rebecca Ebeling at Maniac Gallery (Los Angeles) Nov. 6


Our old studio mate Becky's having a show on the 6th of November in LA. If you have the chance you should make your way down there.

MANIAC presents *Bloodsugarsexmagik: To Infinity *new work by San Francisco based artist Rebecca Ebeling conjoining the spectacular and bizarre with the processed and manufactured to construct a binary alternative hosting visual segments of space, empty regions and atmospheres, (images and ideologies traditionally agreed upon) as an alternative to a consumerist adherence to ideas of the unfathomable.

I have seen Rebecca work on this show for some months now and it was exciting to see the process. She will not only have paintings but sculptures as well that are filled with shiny, beautiful pieces juxtaposed with grotesque shapes and colors. This show should prove to be a mystical space to encounter.

The show opens Friday, November 6th at 8pm.
For more information go to, Maniac Gallery

To see more of Rebecca's work go to, http://rebeccaebeling.com

Friday, October 30, 2009

The First 9 finished

The First 9 finished
My solo show in LA is in two weeks, on the 14th of November. It's at GR2.

LA, my Food Journal, more stuff.

ryan being me
(Ryan Being Me).

I had to go down to LA for a group show I'm in at the Japanese American National Museum that Giant Robot put me in. My friend Adam drove me down in his pick up and we stayed over at our friend Ryan's house in Hollywood. It was really short trip, and this was pretty much it:

Saturday: Drive Down the 5, JANM, a Japanese Restaurant with an hour wait, and karaoke in a very nice dive bar. The drinks were weak at the dive bar, and two makers and coke weren't enough. I know, I know, makers and coke is pretty shitty, I just like it sometimes.
Sunday: We went and got Dim Sum & Ranch 99 in Monterey Park, then played cards at Conor House. I then went to a haunted house in someone's back yard in Burbank.
Monday: I dicked around watching TV till Adam came back from San Diego and then we drove up.

Food Journal 9

Nothing really too exciting in terms of what I ate. I had dim sum for the first time. It was alright. There was a bunch of stuff I didn't touch, like the blood cubes, chicken feet, and some other stuff. That stuff kind of slows me down.

oranges
I googled "blood orange bourbon cocktail" and found a nice recipe involving mints. I don't think it's blood orange season so I substituted navel oranges. We had company and served them that and they liked it some. It's nice having a shaker cause making drinks is like a few minutes snap.

*Uh, I don't know if my grammar is so awesome. I'm actually typing like I talk and I talk really fast and sometimes when I'm talking I do skip over certain words.

Seafarers 2

The Seafarers - Island of Horrors from Eighty Four Films on Vimeo.


K&F

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Rad" Drummer Print

Rad Drummer Print 2
They came in the mail, and IO Labs did a pretty awesome job. You can get them here.

Passport 2009

San Francisco Arts Comission: Passport 2009
Marci's participating in the San Francisco Arts Commission's Passport event. She's hanging out at a donut shop. You can get all the information here.

On October 23 & 24, 2009, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (SFAC Gallery) inaugurates Passport, an annual event that invites the public to stroll through one of San Francisco’s neighborhoods to create their own limited edition art book by collecting “passport stamps” made by local artists.

How to Buy a Passport
Passports are $25. Available NOW at locations including the SFAC Gallery, Electric Works Gallery, Silverman Gallery, Rare Device and at the Passport 2009 kick-off party or you can buy Passports online by clicking here or here! Passports may also be purchased the day of the event, at Passport 2009 home base, located at the Mission Playground, (enter on Valencia between 19th & 20th).

Participating Artists: Libby Black, Michelle Blade, Lisa Congdon, Maria Forde, Colter Jacobsen, Veronice De Jesus, Sean McFarland, Barry McGee, Tucker Nichols, Maria Proges, Clare Rojas, Andrew Schoultz, Marci Washington

Passport 2009 Kick-Off Party
Friday, October 23, 7–10 p.m.
The Polish Club, 3040 22nd Street, San Francisco

$5 suggested donation at the door; free for passport holders.
Live music by The Old Fashioned Way
Tunes by DJ Sharbaugh

At the Passport 2009 kick-off party, guests can pre-purchase passport books, enjoy drinks, get down to live music and enter to win raffle prizes from community partners. Valet bike parking provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

Enjoy wine from Bear Flag Winery, and exclusive cocktail menu by Dana Younkin, IZZE sodas and more!

Passport 2009
Saturday, October 24, noon–4 p.m.
Passport 2009 home base: Mission Playground, Valencia between 19th & 20th.
Stamps located at various locations in the Mission District, San Francisco
Pick up a map, purchase a passport, or bring family and friends to relax on the lawn and enjoy a hot dog and soda. Nice.

Participating Locations: Aquarius Records, Bombay Ice Cream Company, Paxton Gate, 826 Valencia, Mission Pie, Box Dog Bikes, Needles & Pens, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Casa Sanchez Restaurant, Dynamo Donuts & Coffee, Curiosity Shop, Schmidt’s. Click here for a map of the locations.

How to Buy a Passport
Passports are $25. Available NOW at locations including the SFAC Gallery, Electric Works Gallery, Silverman Gallery, Rare Device and at the Passport 2009 kick-off party or you can buy Passports online by clicking here or here! Passports may also be purchased the day of the event, at Passport 2009 home base, located at the Mission Playground, (enter on Valencia between 19th & 20th).

Visit favorite spots in the Mission District or discover new ones while collecting original stamps created by Bay Area artists for Passport 2009. Stop by Passport 2009 home base at Mission Playground to purchase a passport, pick up a map of locations, learn more about the SFAC Gallery, or relax and enjoy $1 hot dogs in the park with the whole family.

Participants purchase a passport booklet, (featuring a cover-design created by artist Tucker Nichols specifically for this project,) and then follow a map to various neighborhood locations where they can collect artist-made stamps. Passport 2009 will take place in San Francisco’s Mission District, celebrating its longstanding status as the hub of the city’s art community. After a day spent discovering some of the brightest spots of this lively neighborhood, each passport holder will have a limited-edition book with original artwork from some of San Francisco’s finest artists, both established and emerging.

Passport 2009 is organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Proceeds from the event go toward the SFAC Gallery’s Programming Fund, which supports artist honoraria and exhibition costs.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Food Journal

Food Journal 8
Wednesday the 7th to Thursday the 15th.
Pretty much our oven got busted, so we have to either eat out or eat stuff on the stove top and remember to turn off the gas. We get a new oven in about two more weeks. Kind of sucks but it's the way it is.

This particular week in my journal is kind of boring cause I have to get back into the studio and go full on work mode and I don't really have time to go out and eat. My current sleeping pattern runs from 6 or 7 in the morning to 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Marci works late on Friday and Saturday and doesn't get home till 3:30 or 4, so I stay up till then to make sure she gets home safe. And that schedule sort of just went that way for all the other days of the week. So working between 4pm till 7 am is kind of weird and pretty much means I have to make something for myself for lunch around 2 in the morning, which this week meant either sandwich, cake or orange.

So yeah. A lot of breaded things. On the 15th I ate a burrito for the first time since the 21st of September, which really doesn't count cause that was from Rubio's. Berkeley strangely has no Mexican food, but a lot of Thai places. Like a lot.

I've been maintaining a compost box, so each morning I put stuff in from making coffee, to eating my morning banana, to my afternoon orange and then the bad ends of cut up vegetables from when Marci's cooking. Pretty much all we put in is orange & banana peels, greens that went bad, old bread, egg shells, and coffee grounds. We don't have enough dry yard waste around. Our backyard just has a giant fucking sequoia, and it's leaves are acidic and are not good for compost, so I have to pick up a few leaves here and there on the way home. It's good to have a pretty good balance of wet and dry items. But I found out you can put paper in, so I threw in the unbleached coffee filters instead of just throwing them away. I worried that there were to many of the sames things in the compost, but it's compost, and it's kind of fun seeing stuff disappear over a few weeks. I took a shovel and shifted out all the rocks. It's kind of weird, cause I thought we'd have all this soil, but there isn't much after I got rid of all the rocks. Hopefully the compost will be ready in a few months when spring rolls around.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hey, Check Out This Fat Squirrel


It's pretty fat.

Xerox Enlarger at the Copy Center


Marci wen to go get copies made so I tagged along and ended up blowing up my drawings to 36"x48" from 6"x8" with one of their fancy machines. It's so weird for me to see my lines so big. I don't even pwn a brush that gets that big. Of course in the whole excitement of making them so big I forgot I needed to enlarge copies at 8"x11".

Marci went to kinkos so Itagged along and ended up blowing up my drawings to 36"x48" from 6"x8" with one of their fancy machines

Tom Fun Orchestra-Bottom of the River

Tom Fun Orchestra-Bottom of the River from trunk animation on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Total Lunar Eclipse

Domy's Monster Show 4 (Austin/Houston)

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Domy Books
, in association with Halloween,
is pleased to present

MONSTER SHOW 4


------------------- AUSTIN ----------------------
Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Domy Books, Austin
913 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
7-9pm, FREE ADMISSION

------------------- HOUSTON ---------------------
Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Domy Books, Houston
1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098
7-9pm, FREE ADMISSION


Exhibition runs October 31–December 3, 2009
Image by Travis Millard

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FEATURING

Aiyana Udesen, Alison Kuo, Amber Rademacher, Ben Aqua, Benjamin Marra, Betsy Kay Askew, Bonnie Brenda Scott, Brennan Burch, Brett Millard, Brett Rees, Carling Hale, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Cherie Weaver, Christopher Jennings, Christopher Kline, Cody Ledvina, Corinne Loperfido, Dave Kiersh, David Wang, Deth P. Sun, Dylan Reece, Emily Weerts, Esther Pearl Watson, Failure, Gabe Dieter, Gery Henderson, Give Up, Heyd Fontenot, Ivete Lucas, James Burns, Jenny Hart, Joe Legs, John Gomi, Joshua Saunders, Justin Goldwater, Justin Wallis, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Katy Horan, Kevin Munoz, Kristen Larsen, Kyle Dixon, Lauren Cardenas, Luke Ramsey, Mark Hesterlee, Mark Todd, Matt Furie, Matt Kramer, Matt Lock, Matthew John Winters, Matthew Rodriguez, Matthew Thurber, Matti Sloman, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, J. Michael Stovall, Michelle Devereux, Mike Aho, Nathan Green, Neal Retke, Nick Derington, Nicole Eriko Smith, Norberto Gomez Jr., OTIS IKE, Pshaw, Rand Renfrow, Rene Cruz, Rheylah Hall, Ryan Henessee, Ryan Lauderdale, Sam Sanford, Sarah Anderson, Sean Gaulager, Sterling Allen, Sumi Ink Club, Taro Hanrahan, Tim Brown, Tim Kerr, Travis Millard, Will Bryant, William Gaynor, Zach McDonald, and more…

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Brendan Monroe at Richard Heller in LA


Our friend Brendan's having a show in LA that opens this Saturday. If you're in the area you should stop by.


Brendan Monroe
: Places Between Here and Here
Opening Reception : Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Exhibition Dates : October 17 - November 14, 2009

Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, presents Places Between Here and Here, a solo exhibition of works by Stockholm, Sweden based artist Brendan Monroe. The show will consist of a body of paintings on paper, a large wall installation on paper and a large hanging sculptural installation out of wood. The title, Places Between Here and Here, is meant to be about going to other places without ever really going anywhere, like into ones own thoughts or dreams. The title also conversely refers to the idea of going to somewhere completely different and returning to the place where you began.

Monroe received his B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in 2004. He is co-represented by Faye Fleming & Partner in Geneva, Switzerland. Brendan recently moved from Berkeley, CA to Stockholm, Sweden to live with his wife Evah Fan who is enrolled
in a graduate program there.



Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. B-5A, Santa Monica CA 90404
310.453.9191 www.richardhellergallery.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beer Cozies



I made beer cozies again. You can get them here for $3. I know it's kind of weird for me to make something like this. The first time I made them was last year (this was it, and with my economic stimulus check), and yeah, I gave most of them away to friends. Actually, although I broke more than even the first time around I never really thought I'd make them again. It's a lot of work for such little profits, which is something I have to think about when I do stuff like this. For the most part no one really wants beer cozies, although among some of my friends it's something that they are really into, but I think it's probably cause they party more than most.

But yeah. I think they're pretty funny items, and the people who make them do a really good job at silk-screening them. If you're interested, I wouldn't suggest using black, cause the quality of the foam doesn't look as good, and I think they have to silkscreen twice so the ink looks like puff paint. I got Neon Blue, so hopefully they won't get as dirty as the last ones did.



Saturday, October 10, 2009

Röyksopp 'This Must Be It'

Röyksopp 'This Must Be It' from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

Dracula Lives

Dracula Lives
Had to wait till light to take a photo of this painting I finished last night. It the panel I put phosphorescent green on a while back. I couldn't think of anything to put on it so yeah, I didn't draw anything on it till last week.

It was kind of hard to draw on it with a pencil. The phosphorescent green is kind of hard to draw on, quite rough, and it ate a lot of lead. When I tried erasing the pencil marks it just smeared lead over the panel. Halfway through I just soaked the panel and wiped away all the pencil marks. I then put a layer of medium down and then it became really easy to draw on. Uh, I probably should have put the medium down in the first place, so it was kind of a dumb mistake. It's weird cause it's the same paint I used on paper, but I think the paper soaked in the paint differently, so I didn't have any trouble drawing or painting on that surface.


This is what it looks like at night. Well, kind of. It's a bit brighter, and I'm just using a point-and-shoot camera.

Into the Cave Silkscreen Print

Into the Cave Silkscreen Print
I got silkscreen prints made at Tender Loving Empire in Portland, OR. Uh, it glows in the dark, but I lost some lines cause I drew them too thin. It's two colors, black on phosphorescent green on white. You can get them on my web store here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Finished Another Piece

In Cave
I'm sending this down to LA for that show at the Japanese American National Museum. I have 10 pieces in that show. Two of them is this size, which is 30" x 40" (inches).


Detail.


Uh, Someone asked if I got the idea from the new Harry Potter, I didn't but I can see that. It could come from seeing drawings of the Hobbit, or that episode on caves on Planet Earth, or the fact I collect cave postcards, which I referenced while drawing this down.

I haven't really been painting since about May or so. I try to ease up a little during the summer on work. Mostly just stick to drawing and such. There's never really a time when that gets shut off, but it's always kind of hard getting back into painting. Or at least for me. It's a lot of time to be by myself, and I kind of don't like it. And I can't shut stuff down without finishing things. Pretty much I end up working a lot. Like about 14 hours, for a week straight, and then I begin the eat badly, or not eat at all. I'm kind of glad I started drawing the things I eat to remind myself to at least eat twice a day.

But yeah.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Food Journal

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Of Note:
Brazil Fresh Squeeze Cafe- I've heard about this place for really long time. We stuck with the basics, which was the tri-tip sandwich with pineapple and a mango smoothie. The tri-tip was awesome, and the smoothie was like drinking a whole mango.
Yellow Brick Cafe- Uh, I don't know if I'd recommend this place. It took us three trips to eat here cause they kept on closing early. It's a Donut/Khmer BBQ place. It took awhile to order, they had to heat stuff up, and their fryer wasn't on so half the menu was closed to us. The thing about the fryer, is that they could turn it on, but it takes 10 minutes to start it up, and 10 more minutes to cook the food. So she tells us this and Marci's not into waiting so we get some other stuff. Then a few minutes later some other dude comes in and is like I'd like some fried chicken, but then she tells him the same thing, which is, it takes 10 minutes to start the fryer and 10 minutes to cook your food, and then he goes for donuts instead. Uh, but if she just had the fryer on continuously she probably could have cooked some of the stuff on the menu instead of just heating up some kabobs and canned vegetables. I don't know, Marci wanted to go here. My mom pretty much cooks most of this stuff, but kind of better. So as an adult I don't really go out to eat at Chinese or Cambodian restaurants, cause I had all that food for like 18 years.
Ellendale Oranges- This is another orange I get from Riversun. They're from Australia. It has an oblate shape, is quite juicy and has a really good Orange-Red-ish color to it. Pretty much after finding Minneola Tangelos and Ellendales, I'm trying to figure out the varieties of oranges so I don't ever pick out the ones that are kind of shitty. Where the juice feels like orange flavor water, and there's a lot of pulp to eat through.

A Brief Side Note
: I got Minneola's from Peru, and they were alright. They probably weren't as fresh as the ones from Australia. But I put all the produce stickers of the fruit I eat on the inside cover of my food journal, and I noticed that they had the same 4 digit produce code as the ones from Australia, 4383. So I figured that was the code for all Minneolas, no matter where they came from. But I noticed that the Mango code is 4311, but another was 94311. So I looked up why that is: If you get a fruit with a produce code that has 5 digits it's either organic (9 being the first digit) or genetically modified (8 being the first digit), so 84311 would be a genetically modified mango (which I actually really don't know if that exists) and 94311 would be organic, and 4311 would be kind of normal. I know. No one cares.

Natural Brew Vanilla Creme- My new soda of choice, which I get at the local produce on Shattuck.
Uh, I also picked up this weird clear German Cola at a convenient store on Shattuck downtown:
german cola

Fever Ray

When I Grow Up from Fever Ray on Vimeo.



If I Had A Heart from Fever Ray on Vimeo.


Marci got to see Fever Ray when they came into town. Fever Ray is the side project of Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife. I hear it was amazing.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Island Painting

Island
This is the first large painting I made in our new studio. Uh, hopefully I'll make more.


I have to finish up work for the Giant Robot group show, and then finish up work for a solo show in November.

New Treehouse of Horror

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Picked this up while walking to lunch with Marci today. It's pretty sweet. It's put together by Sammy Harkham.

Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years

GRB2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years
October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

janm.org
(213) 625-0414

In 1994, Giant Robot was born with the purpose of documenting and promoting new, up-and-coming, underdog, overlooked, and hybrid Asian and Asian-American popular culture. Fifteen years later, the self-published magazine has not only evolved from a stapled-and-folded zine into a full-color, glossy publication with an international following, but also opened trend-setting shops and influential art galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. To celebrate the magazine's longevity, energy, and loyal readership, the second Giant Robot Biennale is being hosted by the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown Los Angeles from October 24, 2009 to January 24, 2010. The event will feature several exhibits, including the following:

To provide a visual overview of the Giant Robot aesthetic, publisher Eric Nakamura is curating artwork by individuals who have contributed to shows at Giant Robot's galleries, been featured in the pages of the magazine, or even contributed cover art. The main hall will include installations by Rob Sato, Albert Reyes, Jack Long, kozyndan, David Choe, Theo Ellsworth, James Jean, Stella Lai, Souther Salazar, Jeff Soto, and Deth P. Sun. A second hall will include the contributions of more than 50 others:

Aaron Brown, Aiyana Udesen, Ako Castuera, Allison Cole, Andrew Holder, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Andrice Arp, Ana Serrano, Apak, Ben King, Bigfoot, Brian Rush, Bwana Spoons, Christine Castro, Christopher Bettig, Dan-ah Kim, Daria Tessler, Ed Trask, Edwin Ushiro, Eleanor Davis, Emilio Santoyo, Esther Pearl Watson, Hannah Stouffer, Hellen Jo, James Kochalka, Jay Ryan, Jeffrey Brown, Jen Corace, Jeremy Tinder, Joe To, Jon Burgerman, Kaori Kasai, Katherine Guillen, Kelly Lynn Jones, Kerry Horvath, Luke Chueh, Marci Washington, Mari Inukai, Mark Todd, Matt Furie, Megan Whitmarsh, Mike Perry, Munkao, Nikki McClure, Heisuke Kitazawa (PCP), Philip Lumbang, Prodip Leung, Rama Hughes, Renee French, Robert Bellm, Scrappers, Sidney Pink, Steven Weissman, Yellena James

The photography of longtime magazine contributor Ben Clark will also be featured in a retrospective. Clark's powerful images from past issues will be displayed in a larger, more vibrant print format, accompanied by recollections, explanations, and other ramblings by editor Martin Wong.

The roots of Asian popular culture--the kaiju scene introduced by Godzilla, Gamera, other giant monsters, and the toy industry they spawned--will be paid tribute to by a run of collaborative works made by Japanese indie sculptor and artist Yukinori Dehara, UglyDolls co-creator David Horvath, and Portland, Oregon-based underground toy legend LeMerde.

In addition, five custom videogames have been developed by the Attract Mode collective in conjunction with some of Giant Robot's favorite artists. Many games were made exclusively for the Game Over/Continue? show at GRSF (March-April, 2009), and they be available for play once more throughout the exhibition's stint. The artist and developer pairings include Hellen Jo, Calvin Wong, and Derek Yu; Saelee Oh and Anna Anthropy; Souther Salazar and Petri Purho; J. Otto Seibold and Kyle Pulver; and Deth P. Sun and Jonathan "Cactus" Soderstrom.

An opening reception will take place from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, featuring live music and attendance by many of the participating artists and key members of the Giant Robot family.

The show will run from Saturday, October 24, 2009 to Sunday, January 24, 2010. For more information about Giant Robot magazine or The Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
eric@giantrobot.com
(310) 479-7311

Myleen sent this one in.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Food Journal

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Of Note-
Saul's Deli. Jewish Deli, The Pastrami is amazing, and they have homemade soda. I like Saul's more than I liked Cantor's or Junior's in LA.
Bundaberg Ginger Beer. Uh, I get it cause the cap makes the bottle look like a grenade. My friend was homesick in Hong Kong and the only thing he could find that he missed from home was Bundaberg.
Mineola Tangelo Oranges. Pretty much I started eating fruits cause the only greens I saw in my diet were salads that went with meals. These oranges are a cross between grapfruit and tangerines, they have the aftertaste of a tangerine. They have a more reddish color tone to then, so I picked them up along with some navel oranges. They were really ripe when I got them so I put them in the fridge, but it feels like drinking orange juice when you're eating them, so I've just been putting them in the fridge since I bought my first batch.
Gregoire. It's kind of a fancy place, but there's no where really to sit. But the lunch menu is decently priced. I got a really awesome leg of lamb sandwich and we shared these deep fried potato balls there.


It's It Ice Cream. A San Francisco Original, from the old Playland by the Sea days. Normally you get them for $1.25-$1.50 at a corner store, but a box that carries 3 is on sale right now till the 6th of October for $2.99 at the Safeway. Oh, the ice really looks like this.
Amanda's. It's kind of pricey for a burger joint, but it's a healthy fast food alternative. I got a burger, baked sweet potato fries and a homemade cola for about $9. It's really clean. If you're hanging out with someone vegan you can take them there.