Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Linda Vista Skatepark and the Adapt Video Premiere

I went to San Diego for the Adapt Brand premiere, to visit some family, and to skate the Linda Vista Skatepark with the dudes. 

I stopped by Donut shop, called Donut Touch.  What an interesting name.  Very filipino Fresh Off the Boat accent that would make the mistake with english being their second language.  
However, I believe they should rename the spot, do YES touch.  I didn't have a donut... I know we had just discussed a bunch of the name but, they have an amazingly cheesy breakfast sandwich.  I'm pretty sure I burnt the roof of my mouth.  Super hot and melty but, i don't regret any moment of it.  I lick my scars in pleasure knowing I had let my mouth enjoy this breakfast delicacy.  

Keaton's Memorial Session - California

Keaton's Memorial Session

By Erick Rodriguez

I didn’t really talk to you much in the past few years but it was always love with Keaton Newsom.  I'm going to miss the blade times with you dude. Going to miss saying happy birfday to you on my birfday cause we shared the same day. Going to miss the concrete waves you surfed and will continue to envy the way you bladed those things. Thanks for the good times brotha. 

Say whattup to Brandon Negrete for me. 

Blading is community. 

Blading is culture. 

Blading is family through the entire world. 

And before it’s too late, pass love on to everyone cause in the end that’s all we’ve got. 


Friday, March 9, 2018

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

I always make sure to brine my wings at least the night before (6 hours the least).  The brine without the sugar makes a salty product.  There is nothing more wonderful than biting into a chicken wing that has been tossed in Lemon Pepper and breaking through its crispy breaded exterior into a nicely salted moist wing.  Then washing it all away with a hoppy but crisp 805.  This is a basic brine ratio.  Please use according to however much you need, to get make sure your wings are completely submerged. 


Brine Recipe

2 Gallons Water
2 Cups Salt
1 3/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar 
8 ea. Black Peppercorns
3 ea. Bay Leaves
2 pound Chicken Wings 

2 Cup Corn Starch 

TT Lemon Pepper


1. Heat up Water, Sugar, Salt and bring to a boil and reduce to a medium simmer until all of the Salt and Sugar have completely dissolved.  Turn the fire off and add Pepper corns and Bay Leaves and allow to steep in Brine.  Cool to room temperature and pour over chicken wings ensuring that everything has been submerged.  Leave wings in solution for at least up to 6 hours or overnight. 

2.  Drain Wings and allow to air dry for 5 minutes.  Heat up your deep fryer or heat up 3 inches of frying oil to 325°F.

3.  Dip Wings in Cornstarch making sure they are completely covered.  Gently drop the Wings in oil (No Splashing) and allow to cook till wings reach an internal temperature of 180°F or until golden brown.

4. In a separate pan or bowl toss in Lemon Pepper Seasoning evenly coating the wings. Serve and enjoy responsibly.