The Jealous Crumpet

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Hot Dogin’

Hot DoginSeveral month’s ago I photographed hot dogs for the menu board of a new hot dog restaurant, Hot Dogin’.  This week I was invited to Hot Dogin’s grand opening.  I finally got to eat their fare and see my photographs on the menu board!  Yay!  It is always fun to see your work come to fruition. Now OpenThe restaurant is really cool and appropriately decorated in ketchup red and mustard yellow.  There are lots of fun details such as:  red and yellow marbled tables, cute hotdog festooned napkin dispensers, and brightly colored retro seating.  Even the employees match the red/yellow theme.  feature3I brought my husband with me to the opening and he was happy to be able to sample some of the food he’d seen my photographs off.  He rarely gets to sample what I photograph.  feature5

I’m a traditionalist, so I went with the Classic Dog, mustard, ketchup and relish.  Simple, yet delicious.  Olivier went with the Nasty Dog, mustard, chili, cheese and sauerkraut.  Both of us enjoyed our dogs throughly.


Hot Dogin is located in Madison right next to Publix on 72.  Go check it out and be sure to notice my photos on the menu board!feature7

I know I’ve posted this before, but here is a gif from the shoot.  It is all the steps that go into styling just the Classic Dog.  Don’t even get me started on how many steps the Shonuff Dog had!forever_hotdog




Olive Oil and Vinegar: More than a salad topping

King's Olive Oil Pairings

I often only think of using olive oil and vinegar as a salad dressing, but it can be used for so much more.  On a recent assignment I visited King’s Olive Oil, which sell premium grade extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar and speciality food items.  The oils and vinegar come in numerous flavors and I got to sample fig balsamic vinegar, Persian lime olive oil, basil olive oil and much more.

During the shoot we sampled two wonderful desserts: vanilla bean ice cream with peach white vinegar and brownies made with blood orange olive oil.  Both were delicious and super easy.

I loved the brownies so much I went home and made a batch. They were a huge hit and everyone was impressed with my culinary prowess.  I mean, blood orange brownies, that even sounds fancy.  Here’s the secret: replace the oil in brownie mix with King’s Olive Oil infused oil and voilà Blood Orange flavored brownies.

Blood Orange BrowniesSo pop into King’s Olive Oil (and Vinegar) today and start impressing your friends.  Be sure to check out the recipe wall for more (free) culinary delights when you go in.

King Olive Oil