who am i?
I started this blog in 2004 to escape word count, editors, and deadlines. Although I wrote this blog anonymously for seven years, I sat down with Eater in September of 2011 to reveal my identity.
I am a writer and photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. You will find more about me on my photography website.
Q: How do I find a restaurant review on your blog?
A: Go to the homepage and click on “restaurants,” right below the “who am i” link in the top right corner box. Find the restaurant by its location. If the name of the restaurant is highlighted, that means that it’s hyper-linked to the restaurant’s website. The reviews, if any, will be hyper-linked to the year(s). If you are seeking restaurant recommendations, please read this.
Q: What camera and lenses do you use?
A: Currently (as of September, 2012), I am shooting with both a Nikon D700 and Nikon D800. I have many lenses and change them depending on the lighting conditions. For restaurant photography, I primarily rely on a 35mm 2/f, and in extremely low-light conditions, a 30mm 1.4/f. For fish-eye shots, I use a 16mm 2.8/f. I do not use flash photography, light set-ups, or any other peripheral equipment. It’s jut my camera and me.
Q: Where do you live?
A: Here and there, but mostly Kansas City, Missouri.
Q: Will I accept free food or solicitations?
A: Generally no. If you wish for me to demo a cookbook, food item, gadget, gizmo, or other product, send it to me because you want me to eat/use the product, not because you want me to write about it.
Q: What are the four tires across your blog’s marquee?
A: Those “tires” are chocolate donuts. More specifically, they’re rings of almond ice cream dipped in 98% chocolate couverture served at elBulli in Cala Montjoi, Spain.