Saturday, June 25, 2016

Butter Lobster Roll at Lobsta Shack



We have a Butter Lobster Roll for our random meal of the day. I am a fan of the butter version of the lobster roll. It is really special when it is warm and melts in your mouth.

Found at Lobsta Shack in Los Angeles, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 640, +0.33ev

Friday, June 24, 2016

Jalapeno Hot Dog Bun at Yamazaki Bakery



Today's random meal of the day archive post brings us a Jalapeno Hot Dog Bun. This is really a fantastic treat!

Found at Yamazaki Bakery in Los Angeles, California.

Nikon Df, 60mm, f4.0, 1/60, iso 800

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Chicken Souvlaki at Petros Kafe



We have the Chicken Souvlaki for our random meal of the day. The grilled veggies are fantastic.

Found at Petros Kafe in El Segundo, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 560, +0.67ev

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Smoked Meat Plate at Leadbelly's Barbecue



We have a fantastic order of the Smoked Meat Plate for our random meal of the day. I choose the three item plate. We start with a generous serving of Tri Tip. We then added a spicy pork sausage. Finally some fantastic Brisket which was my favorite of the three completes the meat portion of the meal. I finished the random meal with a side of Hush Puppies and Fries.

Found at Leadbelly's Barbecue in Fullerton, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 560, +0.67ev

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Philly Buffalo Chicken Sub at Big Mike's



For today's random meal of the day we revisit the delicious Philly Buffalo Chicken Sub. This hits the spot.

Found at Big Mike's in El Segundo, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 100, +0.67ev

Monday, June 20, 2016

Chicken Tenderloins at Farmer Boys



Today's random meal brings us some classic comfort food. We have a order of the Chicken Tenderloins and French Fries. Yum!

Found at Farmer Boys in El Segundo, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 160, +0.67ev

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ice Cream Cloud at Snow Monster



When it is hot outside, the perfect random meal of the day treat is ice cream. Today we have ice cream with a twist as our random meal. We have an order of the Ice Cream Cloud. We start with a scoop of dutch chocolate. Then the "ice cream is surrounded by a cloud of cotton candy" that is "spun per order". This is a nice random meal twist to just ice cream!

Found at Snow Monster in Irvine, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 250, +0.67ev

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Beef Kabob Bowl at Rodini Park Greek Kitchen



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Beef Kabob Bowl. You have a choice of rice or french fries as the base. I choose the french fries and it is a mix of sweet potato fries and regular fries. A layer of beef kabob is placed on top of the fries and you choose an assortment of toppings. A side of their signature Mount Olympus aoli sauce completes this random meal.

Found at Rodini Park Greek Kitchen in North Hollywood, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 500, +0.33ev

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Bambu Special Drink at Bambu



I had this random meal of the day treat exactly one month ago while on vacation in the bay area, then I found out that they already open a bunch in so cal. I do really like the "quality and direction of light" up north. We have the Bambu Special Drink. I seem to always gravitate towards items that are names after the restaurants. I may prefer other items in the menu. If you give an item the name of the restaurant, then I feel that this item would be the representation of the dining establishment.

The Bambu Special Drink is a Vietnamese drink. This one starts with fresh coconut juice drink as the foundation. The layers start with at the bottom with Longan. We then add the basil seed layer that is mixed with sugarcane and fresh coconut. We then top the concoction with pandas jelly and fresh ice crushed ice.

Found at Bambu in San Jose, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 140, +0.67ev

Monday, May 30, 2016

Cinnamon Creme Brulee French Toast at Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop



Happy Memorial Day randommealers! This was yesterday's random meal of the day brunch. We have an order of the Cinnamon Creme Brulee French Toast. The creme brûlée french toast was topped with a kumquat marmalade, rose berries and a sprinkle of macadamia nuts.

I enjoy trying new restaurants and sometimes very recently open dining establishments which this one is. Bunch is aways fun except when you stand in line and order at the counter akin to a fast food joint. Well, that is what you do here and to be honest, that is not the brunch experience that I was looking for. You presented a fantastic and beautiful dish with half the experience at the full sit-down and dine in price.

Found at Claudine Kitchen & Bakeshop in Encino, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 125, +0.33ev

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ham Steak and Eggs Breakfast at Foxy's



We have for our random meal of the day a fantastic order of Ham Steak and Eggs. I do believe that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. We start with a gigantic juicy ham steak as the featured item. We then add side of eggs over easy and an hearty side of classic hash browns. We finish this random meal with some sourdough toast.

The funny thing is sometimes you have choices of where to sit and other times you do not. Normally I prefer to sit at the booth at this restaurant so that I can use the table side toaster for hot and fresh toast. The drawback to this seating is the lack of light. For this random meal, we were given the option to wait for a booth to open up or to sit at a table next to a window. For my randommealers I sacrificed toasting my own toast for the pop of light!

Found at Foxy's in Glendale, California.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/200, iso 360, +2.0ev

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shiromaru Hakata Classic Ramen at Ippudo



We have from our random meal of the day archive an order of the Shiromaru Hakata Classic Ramen. This random meal photo is actually more than a year old. I was watching a YouTube video featuring the Fung Bros and they were talking about a few of the best ramen spots in the United States. According to Tabelog, Ippudo is ranked 4th on the list. It did not disappoint. Another ramen spot checked off my list!

Found at Ippudo in New York, New York.

Nikon Df, 58mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 1800

Monday, February 29, 2016

Chicken Cutlet at Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill



Happy leap year day! We have from our random meal of the day archive an order of Chicken Cutlet. The RMOTD Archive post is a departure from my normal shooting angle. You sort of stick out when you have to stand up to take your photo. Depending on the direction of light, you may cast a shadow over your random meal.

Found at Kanpai Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 100

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Shin-Sen-Gumi Combo Plate at Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori



We have from our random meal of the day archive an order of the Shin-Sen-Gumi Combo Plate. I actually ordered the wrong thing of the menu this time around but it ended up being a really good mistake. I was able to sample a few of the delicious yakitori. I am starting these RMOTD Archive posts to clear my backlog of older random meal photos.

Found at Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori in Gardena, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 1250