Thursday, July 22, 2010

put your name on it.

this is adam.  he makes me salivate.  but i'm not being dirty.  he's a sushi chef.



i recently asked adam to roll for a small employee-appreciation gathering i hosted, and he proceeded to blow every mind there.  he's nothing short of incredible, and it made me realize - again - how rad it is when someone really does what they do; when they love it, when they learn about it, when they take pride in it and when they clearly get shit right. 

adam's interest in sushi sprouted organically...in japan in the early 90's.  then he worked on some fishing vessels in the likes of alaska and san diego.  then he spent a little time rolling in nearly every sushi joint you've ever heard of.  then he made some amazing rolls for my mouth.  again...i'm not being dirty.

 i admire it.  adam's not rolling to work; it's just the opposite.  go get a bite.  you can find him at hapa grill in kimball junction.  adam compton:  he's the bald one making magic happen.  you can also chat with him about sushi-ing up your own private parties.  senorcompton@hotmail.com or call 801.680.4361.  

photos by amy tibbals/kerri fukui

Thursday, July 8, 2010

i'm not a cliche

still, i just put together kind of a great place.  

a while back, i found a dilapidated, forgotten house in an area with potential.  near liberty park, close to downtown, up-and-coming neighborhood...so i bought it.  then i enlisted the help of my do-it-all buddy jack; i don't care for physical labor, despite my insane attraction to a man in a pair of suspenders and work boots.  


we raised the ceilings, added skylights, switched the direction of the entire staircase for a huge master bedroom and threw in some subway tile.  it worked.  it's amazing and modern.  see for yourself.











































maybe you should consider hiring me.  then i'll sell it to you.  win, win.