Those who are familiar with the current world of electronic music will likely be familiar with Giraffage, and those who aren't will probably just assume today's Friday Fives are from a zoo animal.
But for those of you not in the know, Giraffage (known to his parents as Charlie Yin) just got off a massive tour with Porter Robinson, and has been featured several times on our monthly Spotify playlists. He's also one of A-Trak's badass up-and-coming beat makers, signed to Fool's Gold Records.
A Bay Area native, Griffage/Charlie was born in San Jose, went to college at UC Berkeley, and currently resides in San Francisco. He's big into restaurants, and we're taking notes.
Giraffage's "Perfect for" Picks
"Highly recommended if you love oysters. I came here one time and ordered so much food that the waiter had to stop me and be like, “yo man no more food for you this is way too much you’re crazy,” but I ended up eating every single thing and still had room to spare. Also the shrimp cocktail is the best I’ve ever had."
"Some of the best sushi I’ve had in San Francisco, and I’ve had a lot of sushi. They have this thing where they give you small samplers of sushi concoctions in spoons and you pay like 7 dollars for one bite, but it's the best and I often have dreams about it. The chefs are these really old Japanese guys and that's how you know it's good."
"The best Filipino food I’ve ever had is from here. They have this thing called the Chicken Sisigsilog that is one of the tastiest chicken dishes I’ve ever come across. I want to take baths in it and lather the creamy garlic chicken into my hair while simultaneously having the tasty garlic rice drizzled from above me onto my nude body. Get the Chicken Sisigsilog and you’ll forget that the world sucks for like an hour."
"This place makes the best vegetarian sandwich I’ve ever had. I’m a pretty carnivorous dude, so it’s rare to see me eating meals without any meats. But the “veggielicious” sandwich from here is so tasty and garlicky that you forget you’re just eating a mere plant. The only downfall about this sandwich is that your breath smells like garlic for a week and no one will kiss you or even talk to you willingly, and children will cry and scream when you open your mouth for anything. But it's totally worth it."
"It’s a Korean bbq spot, so you know you’re getting unlimited amounts of small plates with kim chi, radishes, seaweed, tofu, etc. One time I got kim chi refilled like 3 times and on the 4th time the waitress just brought over a giant plate like 3x as large as the small plate full of kimchi. It’s like a buffet for little vegetable snacks and you’ll always leave satisfied. Also the short ribs are so delicious that I’m salivating while typing this."