The Hangover, Part III(The James Beard Award Winning Story)
One of our favorite stories in GQ last year was correspondent Brett Martin's very very funny account of what happened after Aziz Ansari asked on Twitter if a magazine (or travel channel) would please pay for him, chef David Chang and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy to go to Tokyo and eat food together … and GQ happily volunteered.
Tonight, Brett won a James Beard award for it in the humor category.
(By the way, this was also one of our favorite photos in GQ last year. It’s by Ture Lillegraven)
The Hangover, Part III
(The James Beard Award Winning Story)

One of our favorite stories in GQ last year was correspondent Brett Martin's very very funny account of what happened after Aziz Ansari asked on Twitter if a magazine (or travel channel) would please pay for him, chef David Chang and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy to go to Tokyo and eat food together … and GQ happily volunteered.

Tonight, Brett won a James Beard award for it in the humor category.

(By the way, this was also one of our favorite photos in GQ last year. It’s by¬†Ture Lillegraven)

The Hangover Part III
We flew Aziz Ansari, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and chef David Chang to Tokyo to binge eat raw fish and do lots of drunk-araoke. Sometimes Twitter dreams do come true. Writer Brett Martin was there to take it all in:

Jet lag is a funny thing. It plays tricks  on the mind. For instance, right now I could swear that I’m crammed  into a tiny karaoke room on an upper floor of a building somewhere in  Tokyo. The narrow table is covered end to end with empty bottles of  Asahi beer and Zima, jugs of whiskey and vodka, buckets of ice, huge  clear-plastic bags of luridly colored Japanese candy. There are about  ten of us in here, packed thigh to thigh on the U-shaped banquette,  under a ceiling of peeling geometrically patterned wallpaper that seems  to strobe in the fluorescent light. That’s not including the trio of  waitresses in tiny fur-trimmed Mrs. Santa Claus dresses, peering in  curiously from the door. All this is more or less plausible. The strange  part is what we’re all staring at, to all appearances a surrealist  pop-culture mash-up, bizarre even by the standards of a country known  for bizarreness: the comedian and actor Aziz Ansari (of Parks and  Recreation), the musician James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), and the  chef David Chang (of Momofuku), in suits, arm in arm, belting out  A-Ha’s “Take On Me.”
The Hangover Part III

We flew Aziz Ansari, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and chef David Chang to Tokyo to binge eat raw fish and do lots of drunk-araoke. Sometimes Twitter dreams do come true. Writer Brett Martin was there to take it all in:

Jet lag is a funny thing. It plays tricks on the mind. For instance, right now I could swear that I’m crammed into a tiny karaoke room on an upper floor of a building somewhere in Tokyo. The narrow table is covered end to end with empty bottles of Asahi beer and Zima, jugs of whiskey and vodka, buckets of ice, huge clear-plastic bags of luridly colored Japanese candy. There are about ten of us in here, packed thigh to thigh on the U-shaped banquette, under a ceiling of peeling geometrically patterned wallpaper that seems to strobe in the fluorescent light. That’s not including the trio of waitresses in tiny fur-trimmed Mrs. Santa Claus dresses, peering in curiously from the door. All this is more or less plausible. The strange part is what we’re all staring at, to all appearances a surrealist pop-culture mash-up, bizarre even by the standards of a country known for bizarreness: the comedian and actor Aziz Ansari (of Parks and Recreation), the musician James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), and the chef David Chang (of Momofuku), in suits, arm in arm, belting out A-Ha’s “Take On Me.”