Friday, August 9, 2013

Cheap Taste



I used to post recipes on my blog.  Savory, sweet and breakfast treats.  (See my savory label)  But I sadly stopped posting them awhile ago.  I also used to take a lot of restaurant photography.  But after reading about how annoyed restaurants were becoming with this practice I stopped.  Now I just document a few yummies from our travels.  Food photography is just too darn hard.  See above.  Sad lighting, weird hind ends hovering over the Gose, and an errant spoon mucking up the presentation of dip.  I'll leave it to the professionals on Pinterest.  Sometimes you just want to dig in, not dig out the camera.

And as far as food goes our cheap tastes usually lead us to happy hours.  My favorite happy hour motto is from the Leaning Tower of Pizza.  "It's leaning hour at the happy tower!"  Love it.  The above happy hour spread is from one of our old haunts.  Herkimer Brew Pub.  All for around 20 bucks. 

Now our favorite local treat is the ingenious combination of food trucks and taprooms.  A glass of Luv Jus and a Midnord Empanada at Harriet Brewing anyone?  Yes please.

5 random things I love about Happy Hour...

1)  I feel like I'm surrounded by my peeps.  This also happens when I see people using hot sauce.

2)  The rail rum and coke tastes different everywhere you go.  Surprise me Bartender.

3)  Another round?  Do you really need to ask?

4)  Downtown there is the holy grail of cheap deals.  At 2:00 p.m. you can get a $2.00 bottle of wine at Vics.    VINO, VINO!  (private joke)

5)  Mini corn dogs at Herkimer!


P.S.  Monday's theme is Far away.  So stay close!




13 comments:

Mary said...

Yep! Happy hours are the best, always yummy!

Lynn said...

it is called 'aperitif' time here .-) and a 2 euro bottle of wine isn't necessarily a bad bottle of wine, yahoo France..it won't be served at a 5 star but still you can find good cheap wines here. I loved happy hours in Mexico-I think this is where I celebrated the most with too many tapas and too margaritas back in 'those' days.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I think food is the HARDEST to photograph.

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TexWisGirl said...

mini corndogs - too cute!

Cathy H. said...

These are great! I have to agree food photography is one of the hardest, right up there with very active grandsons!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

no laugh but i have never been to a "happy hour".

a mini corn dog sounds delicious & cute too! ( :

Tanya Breese said...

ohhh now you have me wanting to go to happy hour...we used to go all the time, not sure why we haven't been in a while...that is some spread! weird that restaurants don't like their food photographed...free publicity and all...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I haven't been to happy hour in years. I think your food looks great!

SquirrelQueen said...

Gotta love happy hour.
My favorite place for "the leaning hour" is a little bar in Cabo. Lots of chips and fresh salsa with cold cerveza.

Stewart M said...

I think it says something rather sad about me that I assumed you were still posting breakfast treats when I saw the pictures!


Stewart M - Melbourne

Nancy said...

Happy Hour? Gosh, it's been ages since I've been to a bar or even a restaurant. But I did enjoy again through your facts Sharon. :)

DJan said...

You always take fabulous pictures, so I am confused. That one is gorgeous. I don't do Happy Hour any more because I tend to overdo it. Just one is enough these days. :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I haven't been to a happy hour in years. Maybe it's time to go back! I love the spread in yours.

Wonder why restaurants don't like people taking photographs of their food? I'm guilty of that, but the photos don't always come out too good.