Great photos, great report.
nice clear pics! great report!
Cupcake places are "in" right now..
I tried a few of them in NYC , like the Crumbs place (liked it), and Burgers and Cupcakes on 23rd st(much too sweet)
I’ve also run into encounters with dry cupcakes..
I used to live in L.A., and I miss all the hamburger stands, all the "Steve’s Burgers", Jim’s Burgers, type of places; they usually have a nice charcoal taste, even if they are a bit thin….
fast food style, but cooked to order…
burgers for breakfast!!
Not to mention decent heuvos rancheros!
Scott, these are very kind and inspirational words coming from you! Photographing food for the site is always a chore and probably the most labor-intensive part of writing for RF (sorting through multiple shots, loading the best ones, adjusting them for color, posting to the site, etc.). In fact, I’d say that the most Amy & I argue over RF is photos! We use a Canon PowerShot A630 digital, 8.0 megapixels, and have it for almost a year. We’re just getting the point where we understand why certain shots don’t work, and we’re getting much better with finding the best lighting, taking multiple shots, and keeping our elbows on the table. We had a great time at Art’s Deli in L.A. (in Part II of our trip report) when the owner’s wife saw us taking pictures of the food. She came over and showed us the best way to do it — she pretty much took over! "A magazine just came in last week to take pictures, and this is the way they did it!" she explained. For the shots you’re praising, I thank all the great lighting we happened to have — because some of our other shots are doomed to be terrible because of the poor lighting inside the restaurant or wherever. Thank you again for all your tips, and we’ll keep them in mind in the near future! [:)]
The ganache is just begging me to cut it!! [:p]
Love the pictures and descriptions
So far so good! Looks awesome, esp. the Pecan pie (OK, and the fish tacos, carne asada, black beans, pannini, dogs, Christmas dinner, etc.)[:p]
Great to see you guys this time around, look forward to the rest of the report!!
Chris & Amy,
As ever EXCELLENT stuff. [}:)]
Interesting that you mentioned Sprinkles!!! I went to one in Orange County last week. I was impressed with the pretty/hip/trendy/cool graphics & packaging etc… but NOT the prices (it’s over $3 per cupcake!!!!).
I had a gorgeous red velvet and it was delicious. Weirdly they put this button/decoration thingie on top which looks good but is basically inedible (tasted like wax to me). Just FYI!
Looking forward to more from you, of course!!!!! Awesome stuff, great pics.
Great start to your report and those hot dogs look especially good. I can’t wait to see the rest of it!
Well, my God, this is beautiful photography, and I am a pro. Most of what shows up is not worth the time to download, but these pix are well lit and IN FOCUS. What I would complain about is the camera shake, and here’s my suggestion about that: Just shoot many, many of the same shot, holding your breath, and you’ll probably get one with no shake. You are doing the right thing not using your flash. Put your elbows on the table. The color looks well adjusted as well. Tell us all, what camera are you using?
-Scott Lindgren [email protected]
Thanks for all the great pics and reports! Now you’ve made me want to try a fish taco!! The pastry case is amazing – are those frostings really good? So many of the ones in the grocery store bakeries taste just like Crisco whipped with sugar.
I live in Prescott, Arizona and am anxious to see your AZ reviews!
Oh fish tacos, I am so jealous. The Senor Fish in . . I think it’s Eagle Rock is also wonderful; I ate myself silly on their shrimp tacos last year.
Oddly enough my inlaws also made prime rib for Christmas. Yorkshire pudding is on my list of things to try in the kitchen this year so I might be asking for pointers.
Amy, you are quite the little baker there miss. That looks delicious.
So glad you guys had a fun trip and a safe journey home.
As a former Long-Term resident of SoCal, I get a bit homesick when I see these great reports!![:(] Keep them coming! Roadfood is definitly alive in the "Land of the Un-Ending Strip Mall"![8D]
A great report and some great looking food. I have never had a fish taco, but sure would like to try some.
What a great looking Christams Dinner. The pecan pie looked wonderful as I am sure it tasted wonderful too.
Also, I enjoyed the report because I was able to see your pictures. Some pictures I can’t view.
Great Eats so far
Looking forward to more
SoCal is my least travelled spot, I need to get out there more often
Nice report and pics!!More, please!..[:)]
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