The guy on the left is Philip McCluskey. He used to be morbidly obese and lost the weight thru the high fat/mainstream raw diet. Before I discovered LFRV, he was someone whose website I followed. He and Dhrumil Purohit run Durianrider's favorite website - giveittomeraw.com. ;-)
In fact, one of the last times I ate at a raw food restaurant was last December, for my birthday. I went to Quintessence in NYC and sat next to those two guys, out with a big loud group. Thanks to that meal, I spent most of the next day in the bathroom with a bad case of diarrhea. It was becoming obvious to me by that point that my digestive tract could no longer handle the high fat/loads of salt meals they serve at those restaurants, and I remember wondering why Dhrumil and Philip were still able to eat there, when they had been raw for so much longer than me? Now, of course, it's obvious why!