Category Archives: Diner Food

New Barber Shop: Captain’s.

Starting this Saturday, Redwood City’s Captain’s Skate Shop will have a soft-opening for their barber shop. Towards the back of the store, there will be three stations set-up. Can you guess who will be occupying one? The hours will be going alongside the retail stores hours, but may change given the demand. I’ll be there starting at 11!

Not only will quality haircuts and straight razor shaves be offered, but there will be quite a variety of pomade to purchase! Of course, I’ll be suggesting some brands to carry. They have quite a few brands to start with, but who said you only have to have a few? Can’t ever have too much pomade!

Here’s a sneak peak:

The shop is located at 2066 Broadway Street in Redwood City. Right in the heart of the downtown area, you can kick back in the shop or grab a bite to eat while you wait. It’s in an area where you won’t mind waiting around for a cut! Trust me, in due time, this shop will have a lot to offer!

So far, I’ll be retaining my Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays at my current spot in San Francisco, but I’ll be available here for Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sundays and Mondays are also available upon request. To book an appointment with me for this shop, shoot me an email at therebelrouser@yahoo.com and we’ll get an appointment figured out.

For the time being, stay tuned on the Instagram page: Captainsbarbers and see how this shop will progress into a killer barber shop in the Bay Area!

Hope to see y’all soon.

Pomp Hard!

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Third Nipple

I’ve decided to make a tumblr for this site. Why? It’s easier to dump pictures and music there. Elongated content will be here of course, but linked over there as well.

In short, same shit as here, but on tumblr, which in turn, links to my Twitter. Too much crap.

http://therebelrouser.tumblr.com/

One Year Later…

My lady and I celebrated our 1 Year Anniversary in San Francisco. So we decided to spend some time around Haight and thrifted about. I found something that would fit in perfectly in my wardrobe, and replace my poor fitting A-2. It was an 80s Schott A-2, with removable fur collar and vest lining. Fuck… Guess I gotta back back soon.
Anyways. A couple of pics I took.
Drinking water waiting for the bus.

W+H Peacoat, which had no use, AT ALL… The weather was wild. Overcast, wind, and it was HUMID??? I hated it. Had to lug this coat around. And to top it all off, all the stores had their heaters on! Also wore a GAP shirt. Hey, it was only $20. Levis 514s, and Mario de Gerard Boots. Don’t ask me what the hell the boots are, they’re an ebay find.
Through out the day, I had A LOT of people smiling at my hair. Girls and guys. Guys mostly. But still… They loved the hair. And what can I say? Styled with Murray’s Superior, Sweet Georgia Brown, a little bit of Dax, and a few combings of Murray’s, to give it a little bit of extra support.

SARS WHILE THRIFTING???

This lady was crazy. Yeah, I get it… There are a shit ton of germs while thrifting… But guess what, YOU’RE ON HAIGHT STREET! THERE ARE GERMS EVERYWHERE! She might as well have had on latex gloves on. That would’ve made more sense to me. The gas mask had to be pink.

What?

Lately, I haven’t really noticed how stores styled their mannequins. But this one realllllly caught my attention… Wanting to look for some cool-clothes for my kid, we took a trip down to H&M. And this mannequin set up really bugged me… Take a look. This is for kids. DO YOU SEE HOW TIGHT THOSE JEANS ARE??? I’ll admit, I’ve worn slim-fitting jeans, sized down on a few. But I’ve never worn SKINNY jeans. As a joke at a store, yeah. But never have I owned a pair of skinny jeans. Now, they have the boys mannequin styled up looking like a chick. I’m sorry. I’m all for androgyny, especially when it comes to singing, but to have a little boy dressing like a little girl… Kind of wild. Not into it, at all. Yeah, it’s “cool,” but guess what. So is being a boy. You know you see the average hipster in The Mission wearing outfits like these. Most of them being girls. I don’t know what else to say, this is just too much.

The Lady at First Crush

My lady was the one who made the reservations for dinner that night. She chose to eat at First Crush. The place is nicely lit, for a romantic evening. We came an hour early, cuz hell, we were hungry. Sat at our table, and got some questionable looks from the “upper crust” folk inside. The service was poor. The waiter asked my lady if she would like to start off with a drink, and didn’t ask me. I wanted to get the absinthe daddy-o! He never came to check up on us, as he would everyone else. Even the guy who had oysters, BY HIMSELF, had at least 4 different people waiting on him. Obviously, this is one of those places that judge you by your cover. There is only one other place that I’ve had such bad service at. And that was BJ’s. Yeah. If a restaurant of this “caliber” has service of BJ’s, that’s pretty fuckin shitty. Not only that, I had the be b-lined to some snooty lady, who had her nose up in the air, the whole time we were eating.
Unluckily, for me, I have food allergies. And most places like these, I’m allergic to over half the menu. And rather than insult the way they do their dishes, I’ll stick with what I can eat. So, I got a kobe burger. My lady had the halibut. As soon as our food came, the table with the “upper crust” family and snooty lady all turn around and look. What are you looking at? It’s on the goddamn menu fool! The burger, wasn’t all that great. Tasty for the first few bites, but the last bite was the worst. I get my meats medium well, because I don’t like the blood. Sorry. The last bite was straight up burnt meat. I understand kobe beef, so don’t judge me that I like my meat a certain way!
After dinner, I decided to make a few snooty comments, so the finest of San Francisco can have a legitimate reason to judge me. Just some nothings about them wearing rubber soled shoes, rather than leather, and not understanding quality, and still spilling crumbs like the rest of us. Even though they did have their pinkies in the air! (end rant.)

Afterwards, since we somehow managed to skip Ameoba completely on Haight, we headed to Rasputins. I haven’t stepped foot in this place for at least 4 years. But, they had what I wanted.

This bag was greasy. Kind of odd.

Contents:

Guess what. I enjoyed the Buddy Holly Story. AS A MOVIE. Not as a literal translation, but as Gary Busey pre-senility. I enjoy it, so suck it. But I think the person who played The Big Bopper, was more correct than anything else in the movie.

A l

A Federal Offense

Someone HAD to get something back from the mailbox.

A long day behind us, I came home to some goodies.

Yay

Layrite, another tin of Sweet Georgia Brown, Deluxe, and some Royal Flush shampoo.
Originally I had planned to try out the Deluxe before the Layrite, but since the Deluxe is a wax, it’ll have to wait.

Well, hope you guys enjoyed my little rants. I’ll have a short review up about the Layrite this week.

Until then, stay greasy and pomp hard.

VIVA LAS VEGAS

It’s official!!!
Already booked the rooms for Viva Las Vegas, just need to book the flights and buy the tickets, and we’re good to go!

VIVA LAS VEGAS XIV

 I can’t wait.

Gluttony: Round two.

Taking a page out of Kiyas book…

We originally had planned to eat breakfast at the Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, but forgot that it was closed on Sundays. Then we thought we would go get food at Cafe Borrones in Menlo Park, but we were HUNGRY, and the portions there, wasn’t gonna fill us up… So what else was there?

BACK TO ALICE’S!!!

And since Kiya posted the name of the burger, and me realizing that it was one and the same on his Flickr account, I knew I had to try it. Ever since seeing it, I knew it was gonna be the bomb. Beef patty, bacon AND sausage??? If you guys haven’t noticed, I looove meat… SAY WHAAAAT.

Getting their, I realized that it was also the one and the same, that my buddy had eaten a couple months back. Oh well.

The Harley

It was PACKED this past Sunday, and I knew the service was gonna be slower than usual. But damn, did they have to give less fries??? They were the same portion as my friends small order of fries! But in a bigger box. Sad… On top of having a lot less than the day before, they also weren’t fully fried…

Up close and personal.

Since it was too hot out, a nice Anchor Steam was needed.

I can’t get enough from this place… It always manages to hit the spot… Damn I’m hungry now.

 

GLUTTONY!!!

After having a couple swigs of rum from my flask, a couple of shots of whiskey at the bar, along with a few cans of PBR and a Stella, my body needed some good eats the next day!
What would’ve hit the spot better, than a burger from Alice’s Restaurant?
This place has easily become a new favorite burger joint between me and a few friends. The long drive up a mountain side, to finally end up looking at a sea of bikes and bikers, and the occasional Ferrari or 6. Or a dozen or so other sports cars, during their sport car meet ups. This place is amazing.
Originally used to feed the lodgers of yesteryear, it is now a restaurant opened to the public. And seems to NEVER have a slow day. Traffic and foot traffic alike, everyone from bikers, sports car enthusiasts, and the average family can be seen enjoying their food.
The decor is a hodgepodge of Marlon Brando shots from The Wild One, a Bucks head mounted on the wall, miscellaneous pictures of the area, and  bunch of random “stuff.”
The nicknames they have for their burgers, are pretty fun. The Vespa, The Hog, The Harley, and so on, just to give you an idea.
Today I was HUNGRY. So I opted to try the first burger I’ve ever had from this place… The Hog. You can only imagine why it is called the hog…
Imagine a burger consisting of 2 huge burger patties… At least 6 inches in diameter, each… Onions, tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup and mayo, and a HUGE helping of avocado… How gluttonous does that sound? Well, it was and it is quite amazing. Thinking I was extra hungry, I also got a large order of fries…

The Hog

Look at that mountain of food… I did my best to finish all of it, but the fries got to me towards the end.

Remains

As painful as that looked, it REALLLLLLY hit the spot! Nothing is more satisfying than a burger from Alice’s.

Definitely a place to check out, if you enjoy small diner quality food!