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New York City Pizza – Sam’s Pizzeria

Every other week I photograph a feature on Eater.com called “Who Goes There” written by Brooks of Sheffield. He visits restaurants around the city that have been here for many many moons, and are are still around serving food today.

Sometimes I get to shoot really historical restaurants in the city such as the 100 year old Bamonte’s or the 104 year old Theater District restaurant Barbetta. Its a really fun feature meeting some of the sons and daughters of the original owners and hearing the history of the restaurant and then reading Brook’s pieces afterwards about his take on the place.

This week we went to Sam’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn. Sam’s is a local pizza spot which as you’ll see in some photos hasn’t changed much in 30-40 years, and I kinda like that. The pizza is pretty solid, the service is well..amusing. Read more about it through the link above and check out some of my photos from the shoot here.

New York Times assignment – Le Caprice at the Pierre Hotel

Since I started getting into food/restaurant photography a few years I had one specific goal I always wanted to achieve, and that was to get an assignment for the New York Times. Today I had my first published piece and I’ve shot another one (yet to be published but will hopefully appear soon). This shoot is at the new Le Caprice restaurant at the Pierre Hotel, on 5th avenue next to Central Park.

The staff there was very friendly and the room was beautiful. The food looked pretty great (especially that smoked haddock trout, the one the knife and fork are cutting) but I didn’t try anything because I was meeting Jordana for dinner at Tipsy Parson that night (amazing meal).

You can read the review by Sam Sifton here. There’s a slideshow with my photos on that main page as well.

Enjoy!

Prime Meats Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY

Prime Meats is a new restaurant located in my neck of the woods, Carroll Gardens. The Frank’s who are behind Frankies 457 recently opened Prime Meats on 465 Court St
in Brooklyn, NY¬†and have been doing quite well since. Frankie’s 457 (located at 457 Court street) is an Italian joint and Prime Meats is more of a German restaurant featuring sausages, spatzel, pretzels, and a few other items including Stumptown Coffee (which I also quite like). I’ve only been there once at night but hear it’s pretty packed..they have a nice classic cocktail menu featuring some old style cocktails.

There’s a certain vibe/decor which I call the “new aesthetic” to this place that is common with a lot of Brooklyn shops and restaurants..using antique fixtures, lighting, and a lot of beautiful wood, and if it’s salvaged or refurbished, all the better. Old cloudy mirrors and the light bulbs where you can see the guts inside are usually found at places like that.. I have to say that I dig the style and the mood of Prime Meats, and there’s great light during the day when I’m generally in there.

Here are a few photos from a shoot I did recently: