Doggy Bag: Food Ink
Mastering the art: At Bay Area Bites, Megan Gordon probes the psychology of kitchen tats. She makes Jake Godby, Richie Nakano, John Stewart, and Chad Newton to bare their forearms, like junkies checking into detox. Nakano waxes thoughtful: "It's a nice way for people who spend an absurd amount of time in the back of a kitchen to express themselves. It's one way to really be yourself in the kitchen without annoying anyone," Richie Nakano, sous chef at NOPA, explains. Tour the flesh art here and be amazed.