Here is a wonderful little present my dear friends at Lobo Sucio created for me. This was shot amidst the recording of Trivium's "VI" in Austin, Texas.
One fateful day - I was hungry (as always) - and my new foodie soul-mates at Lobo took me to Ramen Tatsu-ya, a little oasis in Austin not unlike a mini-Japan. The folks at Tatsu-ya do a perfect bowl of Ramen and I'm proud to say I downed at least 3 bowls in that shoot alone. From my initial introduction to Tatsu-ya, I found new friends in the staff and owners alike, and found a new spot in the USA that has some of the best food I've come across.
Basically - you need to get to Tatsu-ya. My current favorite is the Tsukemen or "Dipping Ramen" - surprisingly - it was my first time ever trying that style at Tatsu-ya.
If you're unfamiliar with Lobo Sucio, they are the multi-medium-extraordinaires who create some truly fantastic visual art spanning across photography, videography, and film. Lobo Sucio is doing the Trivium documentary that surrounds "VI"; both in photo and video.
Be sure to get on their site and check out some of the work they've done with Sorne - my new favorite Austin artist (check out the short film Lobo did for Sorne - breathtaking stuff).
If you dig the tunes in the background of this piece - that's ol' Kiichi-kun on the jams.
Enjoy this little food episode my friends created for me. Thank you Lobo's, thank you Tatsu-ya's.