My name is Rhys Alvarado, I’m a 24-year old male from Maui, Hawaii finishing my bachelor’s degree in journalism at San Francisco State University.
I’ve been doing the journalism thang for about five years now, writing everything from news, sports, features on individuals and groups doing great things, but I’ve finally decided my niche - food.
Besides NBA basketball, all the “important stuff” doesn’t seem to grab a hold of me. I promise, I try, but my attention span doesn’t go beyond my next meal. I’d love to say that I’m passionate about the occupy movement, or the upcoming presidential election, but I just end up getting confused in the process.
When I’m not tending to my 18 units, you can find me at Rasputin, face deep in CDs, or at home spinning vinyls. Sam Cooke, Led Zeppelin, Steel Pulse - all day.
Now back to the point of this article - why you should follow my blog.
My blog will focus on food, music and sex. The essentials of life. As of late, I’ve been spending a lot of time writing long reviews on the places I dine at. Since I’m only able to publish once a week, I’ve decided that I’ll write less and give you more photos. This way I can update my Tumblr more frequently, leave you with a few photos, a couple sentences - I’ll let you decide whether the food’s worthy of trying.
A frequent Yelper, I’m always looking for a good one-of-a-kind bite. Hence my blog, offtheechain.com, coverage of everything “off thee chain”.
Also a camper at Rasputin - or any music shop at that -I’ll also try to incorporate small music reviews on recent purchases. If you’re into old school reggae and soul, I’m your man.
A born romantic, I sparingly publish columns on my sex life, ideas on women, and the ways of a gentleman.
That’s me. Feel free to ask me anything.