Food Pictures

Well, I am about having cabin fever, so it is a good thing I will be heading to the Iowa State Fair this weekend for some food on a stick. I have been trying to get to the Iowa State Fair for years, so when a cheap plane ticket came up, I jumped at the chance. Kenny is working being Director of Photography for another movie, so I am going by myself. I will get to see two sets of nieces/nephews. The food possibilities should be pretty blog-worthy.
In the meantime, this summer is wiping me out. Too hot and too busy. So, how about some food pictures that I have been taking but not posting promptly?

Sorry for the color on some of these pictures, my camera phone is wigging out for unknown reasons. Trying to figure out what is going on.

We like BJ’s Brewpub and go there occasionally. Ken always gets the french dip, but I usually try something different, especially if they have something new.






French dip.

Their description: Filled with marinated chicken and cream cheese, then lightly battered and fried. Buffalo or Thai style.  They were OK. They were new, so I convinced myself to try them. I believe I remember burning the heck out of my mouth on them.

These are the fried artichokes. I am not sure what I was expecting, but this was not it.

You can see, it is a bunch of the leaves stuck together and then battered and fried. Not too bad but I probably wouldn’t order again. At this point I was having serious fried food remorse.

Here is the tuna poke (raw, marinated, chopped tuna) with wonton chips. That is not a photography problem, that is three piles of chips that are the same color and one pile that is seriously pale. I am not sure what was going on there. Their description: Chopped sashimi-grade ahi and green and yellow onions are marinated in our signature
poke sauce. Topped with diced avocados and served with crispy wonton chips. I didn’t like this as much as I liked it the first time, probably since I have had AMAZING tuna tartare since then, but it was still good. I should have had this and a bowl of soup instead of the fried things. Oy.

Is that enough food pictures for today? I hope so. Starting to feel like I have fried food hangover already. Going to have to pace myself for the Iowa State Fair. Apparently I am also going on rides with the nieces. It may take me weeks to recover.