Friday, June 29, 2012
We have for our random meal of the day a Ham and Bacon Khachapouri. I also seen it spelled as Kachapouri. The funny thing that the first time I ever had this random meal, it was spelled differently on the menu and on the order board. When you do a web search on it, both names bring up the same item. When you look on the website of the pizzeria, it list it as a Gondola, but when I called, I order it as a Khachapouri. This "pizza" contains mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, butter & eggs. No tomato sauce on this awesome treat. I choose to have the ham and bacon version.
Found at Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria in Pasadena, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/60, iso 400, +0.67ev
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Our random meal of the day brings us a Steak BLT sandwich that is toasted! I was actually on my way to a new random meal but then I thought about this wonderful sandwich. Since I have a new week old Olympus OMD EM5, this counts as a new shot ;) We have a fantastic take on a BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) and then you add Steak to it, well, it just puts the sandwich over the top.
Found at Mendocino Farms in Marina del Rey, California.
Olympus OM-D E-M5, 25mm, f2.0, 1/60, iso 320, +0.3ev
Monday, June 25, 2012
Our random meal of the day brings us the Pizza Margherita. This is a classic Italian pizza consisting of Crushed Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil, Parmigiano Reggiano, Extra Virgin Olive Oil." There was a discussion of what should be on a real Italian pizza and how to properly eat it. You are supposed to fold the pizza in half to keep cheese warm so that was what I tried. This pizza is simple, classic and delicious.
Found at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana in Pasadena, California.
Olympus OM-D E-M5, 25mm, f2.0, 1/60, iso 640, +1.0ev
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Our random meal of the day treat brings us the Root Beer Dream Shave Ice. The shave ice smoothly melts in your mouth and will turn any frown upside down. The sweetened condense milk gives the treat an extra pop!
Found at Get Shaved in Northridge, California.
Olympus OM-D E-M5, 25mm, f2.0, 1/640, iso 200, +0.7ev
Friday, June 22, 2012
Way back in the days, specifically high school, a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl was all the rage. This awesome random meal really brings back memories as my old hangout in a different city no longer exists but this sure comes close.
Found at B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers in Pasadena, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.0, 1/200, iso 100, +1.33ev
Thursday, June 21, 2012
We have an order of the Jane Course & Beef BBQ Lunch special for our random meal of the day. The Jane Course potion is a crispy Japanese style fried chicken breast. I actually wanted the double Jane course but they kind of ran out so thus the Beef BBQ addition. I actually posted this random meal numerous times before sans the BBQ but it is one of my favorite random meal. The main reason for this repeat was to test out my new Olympus OMD EM5 camera. Yes, my goal for no new cameras for 2012 did not quite happen. I did resist for a world record of six months and one day ;)
Found at FuRaiBo in Gardena, California.
Olympus OM-D E-M5, 25mm, f2.0, 1/80, iso 800, +0.3ev
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We kick off the official start of summer with the Famous Strawberry Donut for our random meal of the day treat. A road trip down historic Route 66 is so worth it for this fantastic seasonal treat.
Found at The Donut Man in Glendora, California.
Nikon D700, 105mm, f3.0, 1/125, iso 2500, +2.0ev
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Our random meal of the day brings us the Three Piece Fried Chicken Meal. The golden chicken was just delicious.
Found at Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken in Culver City, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/80, iso 200, +0.67ev
Monday, June 18, 2012
We have for our random meal of the day an order of Jerk Shrimp. The jerk sauce really makes the large succulent shrimp pop.
Found at Kassava Caribbean Cafe in Los Angeles, California.
Nikon D700, 105mm, f5.6, 1/125, iso 2000, +0.33ev
Friday, June 15, 2012
Random Meal of the Day presents a Lobster Cobb Salad for National Lobster Day! This wonderful salad starts with a bed of romaine hearts. We then top the leafy portion with avocado, bacon, blue cheese crumbles and eggs. Finally the featured grilled lobster completes this random meal.
Found at Fishbar in Manhattan Beach, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 400, +1.00ev
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We continue this week's Random Meal of the Day theme of "More Beef, Less Leaf with a side of BACON!" with an order of the Flamin' Hot Burger. I made a change to this random meal by changing out the fire beef patty with the signature 50/50 patty. The patty is 50% beef and 50% Bacon!
Found at Slater's 50/50 Burgers in Anaheim, California.
Nikon D700, 105mm, f3.0, 1/60, iso 6400
Monday, June 11, 2012
This week's Random Meal of the Day theme is "More Beef, Less Leaf with a side of BACON!" We have for today's random meal the Little Bacon Cheeseburger. It is a bit tragic that every single burger gets the foil wrap treatment and smushes the burger bun but the burger still tastes fantastic.
Found at Five Guys Burger and Fries in Carson, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/1600, iso 200
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Our random meal of the day treat brings us a decadent order of Iced Milk Drink with Caramel, Pudding and Honey Boba! Yes, this is all one drink and is just fantastic!
Found at Half & Half Tea Express in Pasadena, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.0, 1/250, iso 100, +1.33ev
Saturday, June 9, 2012
We round up the last day of Leafy McLeaf Week with a Harvest Chicken Chopped Salad. This quick lunch is actually a refreshing random meal of the day and clocks in at only 331 calories!
Found at Noah's Bagels in El Segundo, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/250, iso 100, +1.00ev
Friday, June 8, 2012
Our random meal of the day brings us a Tostada Salad. Yes since this is a technically a "salad" it meets the Leafy McLeaf Week requirement ;)
Found at Pachanga Mexican Grill in Manhattan Beach, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 200, +1.33ev
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Random Meal of the Day's Leafy McLeaf Week continues with an Asian Shrimp Salad. This delightful salad consists of "mixed greens, sprouts, cilantro, sesame seeds, cherry tomatoes, almonds, fried wontons, red onions, green onions & Asian dressing" along with a heaping helping of grilled shrimp. Yum!
Found at California Fish Grill in El Segundo, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/500, iso 400, +0.33ev
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
We have a Watermelon Salad for our Leafy McLeaf Random Meal of the Day. This is actually the side salad that came with the random meal but it sure popped with wonderful flavor. There are more leafy leafs on the side to fulfill the Leafy McLeaf Week requirement of well being leafy!
Found at Cham Korean Bistro in Pasadena, California.
Nikon D700, 60mm, f5.6, 1/125, iso 2200
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Leafy McLeaf Week continues with another leafy salad. We have for our random meal of the day the Derby Chicken Cobb Salad. This salad consists of "Romaine lettuce, Grilled Chicken, Bleu Cheese, Bacon Bits, Tomatoes, Avocado, Hard Boiled Egg, and Fried Onions Chef". I made a random change of mixing up the dressing by choosing Cucumber Wasabi instead of the suggested honey dijon.
Found at Salad Creations in El Segundo, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.0, 1/2000, iso 100, +0.67ev
Monday, June 4, 2012
I declare this week to be Leafy McLeaf Week and we kick it off with a favorite of mine. We have the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad. This seasonal salad signals the summer season for me even though it is officially not summer. It almost feels like a vacation random meal as I cannot eat this salad year round. Random Mealers go enjoy my newly created Leaf McLeaf Week.
Found at Panera Bread in Los Angeles, California.
Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm, f2.8, 1/500, iso 400, +1.33ev