A Dozen Ounces?

21 02 2012

The ‘Steak Bouquet’ by British butcher Antony Bowness of Quality Standard Beef and Lamb located in Tewkesbury, a town in Gloucestershire, England. A dozen roses carved from strips of sirloin which are cradled on top of a vase. Says Bowness, “I get asked every year what I’d like for Valentine’s Day and I never know what to suggest. Soppy cards aren’t really my thing and it got me thinking about what I could make for other men out there like me. I had a ‘Eureka’ moment one day when a customer came in with a bunch of flowers. I started playing around with the idea and realized it was actually quite easy to do! I mean if you can make a dress from meat, then why not a bunch of roses?”

Who said men can’t get a bouquet of love???  I’d love to get this on Valentine’s and put my bouquet in a vase of A1!

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew


Fatty Journal: Chow Down!

6 06 2011

Been on the road a few days and just got back yesterday.  Nothing like a home cooked meal to get back settled into life off the road.  Just had a nice bowl of Taiwanese Beef Noodles for lunch whipped up by my mom.  Hands down, better than any restaurant.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew

Fatty Journal: Father’s Office

31 05 2011

After watching KFP2, we headed over to a spot I’ve been meaning to hit for years now.  I’ve heard endless hype about Father’s Office, and how they have good food but bad service.  Well, right off the bat, the place was living up to it’s reputation.  We rolled up, and there is no seating system, just first come first serve.  If you aren’t the assertive type, you might starve here.  We were standing by a table for a few minutes waiting for another party to finish up, and a couple tried to jack our table as we were standing literally feet away.  Not Cool.

On to the food shall we?  The menu is actually quite simple, probably no more than a 15 entree options.  Being that I had heard they made a great burger, and great sweet potato fries, I definitely wanted to try both.  The fries came out first…

I liked how the fries came in a little fry basket, I love it when places get creative with presentation.  As for the fries themselves, I’m not sure if they were THAT good, or if I was starving.  All I know is, Freddie and I shared the basket, and we KILLED IT!  We had to steal fries from the basket that my girlfriend and Kevin were sharing.  Soon after, our entrees arrived, I went with the Office Burger.

I was a little afraid I would be disappointed from all the built up hype I had heard.  But surprisingly, I really enjoyed my burger.  There was a good balance of flavors that made every bite enjoyable.  The garlic dipping sauce for the fries was pretty delicious, but I did think it was ludicrous they didn’t have ketchup.  I think that’s where a lot of these specialty places go wrong.  Sure there are certain things that I love to see changed and twisted, but some things are better left alone.  Ketchup and fries are 2 peas in a pod, it’s just not the same when one is missing from the picture.


Yuri was going to order the Office Burger too, but decided to go with the Hanger Steak in order to try something else on the menu since I was getting the burger already.  The steak was good, but it could have used a little A1.  But you guessed it, no sauces except garlic sauce available.

All in all, Father’s Office was a pleasant experience.  The company I was with, along with the beers and the food, capped off a great night.  I’m not sure if the food alone was good enough to bring me back.  There’s just too many good burger joints now days that are closer to get to, have better service, and have sauces!

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew


6 04 2011

“Cali, great place to visit…” – Notorious B.I.G.

My friend and I took a recent trip out to Las Vegas to celebrate a good friends birthday.  Our first meal back after returning home to California?  In N Out of course!  5 Guys is good, but INO still has my heart.  Double double and a hamburger, both with grilled onions, raw onions and extra veggies.  Delicious!

Strength & Hunger,

Robert Chew

Pho Dac Biet

20 12 2010

Rainy days and hangovers, pho hits the spot every time.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew


29 11 2010

I think the holidays are synonymous with family, laughter and being a fatty.  I’m not one to break tradition, so in true holiday spirit, I ate till I dropped this past weekend.  Mama Chew kicked off festivities with a flawless bird for Thanksgiving.

The turkey was cooked to perfection!  My parents recently got a new stove/oven, and my mom kind of cheated.  The oven had a “perfect turkey” button!

After chowing down on Turkey all night, I decided to take a break from foodfest and head over to the mall to burn some calories Friday to try and pick up a pair of Air Jordan Retro XIII Flints!  These are hands down, my absolute favorite Jordan’s of all time.  I think it had something to do with the fact that these were the hot shoes when I was in high school, only I couldn’t afford them back then.  Shout out to the Hy brothers for getting my size for me!

The next day, the girlfriend and I had to run some errands.  We kinda got a late start to the day so I wanted to grab a relatively quick lunch.  We were in the Lakewood area of town, and she suggested, “hey…how about Five Guys.”  If you haven’t heard, Five Guys is supposedly one of the closest realistic rivals against In N Out.  I know some people will say White Castle is close…but if you’ve had White Castle, you know it’s nothing to talk about.  I had heard a lot about Five Guys, but I had’t had a chance to try it yet.

First off, there are barrels of peanuts by the door, and you can scoop them up self serve style for as much as you want.  Second, they had Cherry Coke at the soda fountain.  I’m generally not a huge soda drinker, but I love Cherry Coke with a good burger…there’s just something so American about the combo.

A close up of the beast I ordered…a double patty with grilled onions and grilled mushrooms.  It’s pretty awesome cause you can customize your burger with sides, and all the sides are free!  I was so excited on the endless possibilities that I forgot to order my burger with any vegetables.

A full shot of the feast we had…the Cajun Style Fries we had were pretty jummy as well.  All in all…Five Guys was a great experience.  I can’t say it’s better than In N Out just yet…maybe cause I grew up down the street from an In N Out..but I must admit, it’s the first place I’ve had that I would even consider in the same realm.

They even print their accolades on every cup.  Pretty strong reputation nation wide.  I’d give Five Guys the thumbs up, definitely fatty approved.  Check them out if you ever get a chance, I think you might say the same.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew


Till Death Do Us Part..or ZOMBIES!

19 08 2010

I always like when couples mix a little humor in with their special day.  Check out this Zombie wedding cake!  Hilarious.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew