We received a cryptic invitation to a secret event from Taylor Gourmet last week and were instantly intrigued. “We’re rolling out something that is brand new…” the message read, surrounded by “Classified!” and “For your eyes only!” stamps. We’re (perhaps obviously) huge fans of Taylor – and not just because we made their website. They arguably have the best sandwiches in town. So when you receive an invitation to one of their events, the correct only answer is an emphatic yes please.
The secret? Taylor will begin offering breakfast hoagies on February 4th at their 14th Street location (which is fine by us since it’s within walking distance of our studio). A whole bunch of us showed up to test out their new breakfast risotto balls and tasty sandwiches, and we weren’t the only ones. We ran into a bunch of our old pals like Addie from Green Living Consulting and her little munchkin Van who now has an astonishing amount of hair compared to the last time we saw him, Jenn, long time friend of ripe and marketing extraordinaire from JML marketing + communications, Jim from Grupo 7 who we’ve collaborated with on several projects, and of course the ubiquitous Joe C who we did our best to distract from his work. There were also a bunch of our other folks we’d met before wandering around, including Greg from GregsListDC and Leo from the Thrillist (who we met ages ago when he stopped by ripe to check out the sauca truck). Nice seeing you guys again!
Below is a goofy picture we took during the event… “Strike a pose!” someone told us, so we did. It appears that Tomas and Ian have a slightly different ideas of what makes a pose compared to Bryan. If you haven’t been over to Taylor’s new 14th Street location we’d highly recommend checking it out!
A little later in the week Chef Fredrik of 42° Catering gave us a call and asked if we wanted to shoot his van for our portfolio. We designed the wrap ages ago and have been trying to get a good shot of either it or one of his vehicles for months (the shots we have are dark and crappy), so we were happy to have him swing by. The van’s looking pretty great. Fredrik is just as picky about production as we are, so he regaled us with some amusing stories about his interactions with the folks who applied the wrap. Lets just say he really made sure he got his money’s worth.
Below: Van and truck roofs are often overlooked, but here in DC where so many people work in tall buildings, it behooves one to give roofs some thought. Why not use it to advertise your website, for example?