Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Happy Halloween! For our semi Halloween themed random meal of the day treat, we have a single Pumpkin Cream Puff. This light and delicious treat takes the original custard cream and blends it with a pumpkin puree to make a light flavorful treat. It is extra creamy with a light pumpkin flavor. Random Mealers have a fun and safe Happy Halloween!

Found at Beard Papa's in Pasadena, California.

(Nikon D700, 105mm, f4.0, 1/125, iso 2200, +1.33ev, LED Backlit)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Golden McRib at McDonald's

The McRib is back! Ahh, this year's theme is the Golden McRib and this is what we have for our random meal of the day. Yes, I am a bit of a McRib fanatic. Why not, it is the McRib! Awesome!

Found at McDonald's in Pasadena, California.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 1400, +1.0ev)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Count Montrose Cristo at Black Cow Cafe

We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Count Montrose Cristo Sandwich. The sandwich name is a fun twist on the Monte Cristo sandwich with name of the city inserted instead. This decadent sandwich is starts with smoked turkey and then layered with a sweet honey-ham. We then double up the cheese with a slice of cheddar and a slice of Swiss. Finally we layer the meats and the cheese together between a Hawaiian style egg bread and dipped in an egg batter and then it is promptly fried until crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. You end up with harmony between the semi-sweet and savory treat that just seems to work. For the extra kick, we have side of cran-strawberry jam. It is almost like a sweet and savory french toast.

Found at Black Cow Cafe in Montrose, California.

(Nikon D700, 85mm, f4.0, 1/125, iso 1600, +0.33ev)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blueberry Jelly Doughnut at Dough Boy Doughnuts

Yummy! We have for our random meal of the day breakfast treat, a melts in your mouth Blueberry Jelly Doughnut. This has to be one of the softest jelly doughnuts that I have ever ate. I took such willpower to not order a second and a third and a fourth....

Found at Dough Boy Doughnuts in El Segundo, California.

(Nikon D7000, 35mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 125, +0.67ev)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spinach Sweet Crisp Salad at Corner Bakery Cafe

We have a Spinach Sweet Crisp Salad for our random meal of the day. This light and refreshing salad weighs in at only 470 calories. We start with a bed of baby spinach. We then mix the salad together with strawberry slices, red grapes, oranges, and dried cranberries. We then add some green onions and a good sprinkling of creamy goat cheese. Finally a crumble of raisin pecan sweet crisps is added and an awesome pomegranate vinaigrette dressing is drizzled over the salad to bind it together.

Found at Corner Bakery Cafe in Manhattan Beach, California.

(Nikon D7000, 85mm, f4.0, 1/200, iso 180, +0.67ev)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chocolate Chocolate Buttercream Cupcake for National Chocolate Cupcake Day at Frosted Cupcakery

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day! For this food holiday we have the Chocolate Chocolate Buttercream Cupcake. This awesome super chocolate cupcake just hits the spot for this food holiday! Random Mealers, don't forget to go out and celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

Found at Frosted Cupcakery in Long Beach, California.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 2000)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Peking Duck with Buns at Top Island Seafood

Congratulations Wayne and Sandy on your wedding yesterday! It was gorgeous event and we thank you for allowing us to join you on your special day. Today we showcase a fantastic order of Peking Duck with Buns. The reception was a Chinese banquet and we had all they typical fare such as a gigantic lobster and shark fin soup. For me, I really enjoy the Peking Duck with Buns. I believe that the moist delectable bun is why I really enjoy this dish. We start with the fantastic bun and you top it with a piece of a crispy peking duck skin along with a small amount of duck. A slice of green onions and a dab of hoisin sauce. Also since the table was food of food, I decided to isolate the dish by shooting wide open at f1.4 which gave the dish a unique look.

Found at Top Island Seafood Restaurant in Alhambra, California.

(Nikon D700, 85mm, f1.4, 1/125, iso 320)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Blueberry Funnel Cake for National Dessert Day

Today is October 14 and it is National Dessert Day! We finish up the week with another random food holiday. We have randomly for national dessert day an order of a Blueberry Funnel Cake. Yes, random meal of the day is on quite a food holiday kick this week. Be sure to embrace and enjoy National Dessert Day with your random dessert of choice!

Found randomly in Los Angeles, California.

(Nikon D700, 35mm, f5.6, 1/200, iso 200, +0.67ev)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

House Gumbo for National Gumbo Day at Oyster Bar

Happy National Gumbo Day! I know, four food holiday celebrations in a row. We have the House Gumbo for our random meal of the day. This stick to your rib gumbo is spectacular. It is more than an hour of standing in line to wait until they freshly create this bowl of gumbo right in front of you. It is so worth the wait. Now go out and celebrate National Gumbo Day!

Found at Oyster Bar in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 2800)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Firehouse Pizza for National Sausage Pizza Day at Shakey's Pizza

Happy National Sausage Pizza Day! For the third food holiday in a row, random meal of the day presents a slice of Firehouse Pizza. This fantastic pizza slice has two types of sausage. We have hot sliced sausage links along with spicy Italian sausage. This is great way to celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day.

Found at Shakey's Pizza in Culver City, California.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 1000)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Angel Food Cake for National Angel Food Cake Day

Happy National Angel Food Cake Day! For this food holiday, random meal of the day presents an Angel Food Cake. This is one of those awesome cakes that you try to resist buying when you are at the supermarket but then you just cannot resist.

Found randomly in Los Angeles, California.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f5.6, 1/60, iso 6400)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lee's Special Hoagie for Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day at Lee's Hoagie House

Happy Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day! For this special food holiday, random meal of the day presents the Lee's Special Hoagie. This is an awesome food holiday that encompasses the different regions of the United States. Depending on where you are located, your special mouth watering sandwich is named just a tad bit differently. So Random Mealers, go out and enjoy the sandwich of your choice today for this wonderful food holiday and depending on where you are, that Submarine, Hoagie, Hero, or Grinder will make it a special and happy Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day!

Found at Lee's Hoagie House in Pasadena, California.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f8.0, 1/80, iso 6400)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Curried Chicken Sandwich at Tin Roof Bistro

Our random meal of the day brings us the Curried Chicken Sandwich. I actually had this sandwich twice and it both times the sandwich was spectacular. The sandwich is actually called the "Curried Chicken, Grape, Apple & Pecan Sandwich". This combination just works.

Found at Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach, California.

(Nikon D700, 85mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 500)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Soup Tasting Flight at The Soup Bar

Our random meal of the day brings us a trio of soup! This is perfect for a cold and rainy Southern California Day. We have the Soup Tasting Flight which allows you to sample more than one random flavor. We start with a delicious classic Chicken Noodle soup. We then kick it up a notch with a Sweet Potato Rosemary soup that is drizzled with a splash of balsamic vinegar. We end the soup flight with a hearty Turkey Chili that has a healthy sprinkling of cheddar cheese. A slice of artisan Rosemary-Sage bread is served on the side and is perfect for soaking up the wonderful soups.

Found at The Soup Bar in El Segundo, California.

(Nikon D7000, 40mm, f3.0, 1/80, iso 280, +0.67ev)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Puerto Lobster Tacos for National Taco Day at Sharkeez

Happy National Taco Day! We have an order of the Puerto Lobster Tacos for our random meal of the day food holiday! These taco starts with some slipper lobster that is lightly battered and flash fried. We top the tacos with a jalapeƱo tarter sauce and sprinkled with cheese. These awesome tacos are a perfect way to celebrate not only National Taco Day but also Taco Tuesday!

Found at Sharkeez in Manhattan Beach, California.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 360, +0.33ev)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sweet Crepe with Strawberry & Strawberry Gelato at Four Leaf Tea and Crepes

We have a Sweet Crepe with Strawberry and Strawberry Gelato. This is a freshly prepared crepe that starts with a scoop of a fantastic scoop of strawberry gelato. We then add a layer of whipped cream and then layer fresh slices of strawberries. We then wrap up the crepe into a cone shape for easy consumption. Fantastic!

Found at Four Leaf Tea and Crepes in Los Angeles, California.

(Nikon D700, 60mm, f5.6, 1/80, iso 320, 0.33ev)