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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Local Hip-Hop DJ and Event Promoter Spin Food Tales on We Eating TV

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 8:45 PM

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"Two burgers, two shakes and two fries. Come eat with two hungry big guys!" So goes the theme song to We Eating TV, a Web video series profiling Bay Area eateries set to a hip-hop soundtrack and hosted by two insiders of the local music scene: Big Jon of the veteran DJ crew Style Beyond Compare (SBC) and The Homie Gus (aka GuS-tomer Service), a promoter and host for events under the banner of the JunkYard Gang. The show fulfills a desire for these two longtime friends and Bay Area natives to work on a project together; they also have local music video director Mono of Baysick Entertainment manning the camera and editing stations.

"The Bay Area is blessed, we are a melting pot of culture," says Gus. "If you want to hit up a Thai, Ethiopian, vegetarian, Japanese, Hawaiian, breakfast, soul food, Vietnamese, Latin, Filipino, Indian, American, or Italian [restaurant], we've got it all. There are endless locations for us to explore and introduce not only to Bay Areans, but foodies worldwide!"

With episodes so far dedicated to burritos, cheesesteaks, BBQ, and deli meat, this isn't exactly fine dining, but it does cover an eating sector where the price is definitely right.

Episode 4: Papalote (3409 24th at Valencia, 1777 Fulton at Masonic)

Episode 3: Kinder's BBQ (3600 San Pablo at Tsushima in Hercules)

Episode 2: Phat Philly (3388 24th St. at Valencia)

Episode 1: Roxie Food Center (1801 San Jose at Havelock)

A free official launch party for We Eating is set to take place on the evening of Saturday, June 6 at Julie's Supper Club 2 (1123 Folsom at 7th St.). Big Jon and Gus are also on the lookout for restaurants to feature as well as sponsors for the program itself; they may be emailed at holla@weeating.com.

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