Posts Tagged ‘food’

The Amtico Co., Ltd: Craft Services Wizards

December 11, 2017

While on a recent shoot in the UK, the customer arranged craft services (catering) duties with skill and aplomb. Delivered from a nearby restaurant, everything was delicious and attractively displayed; a well-balanced variety to suit any taste; plus lots of it for our crew of three. The choices were really practical, too, as much of it didn’t require plates, tableware, or messy condiments.

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ACTION ITEM: Whomever is in charge of craft services, be sure 1. it’s delivered to your shoot location (so you’re not wasting time traveling), 2. It’s fresh and flavorful, 3. It’s simple, and 4. It respects anyone’s dietary restrictions (Not sure? Ask!)

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Farm to Bar to Rehab to Farm…

September 27, 2017

A favorite client took Lisa and me to a trendy Santa Barbara bar where they create “farm-to-bar” cocktails where you really don’t know what you’re going to get until the produce wagon rolls up (you do get to specify your poison). Like having salad followed by a hangover 😉

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Wall O’ Sodas

September 22, 2017

Passing through Martinez, CA. last Tuesday on my way to a shoot, stopped in to grab a bite at Luigi’s Deli and Market (recommended, BTW). I found this wall o’ sodas to be as dazzling as it was tanta-tanta-tantalizing.

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ACTION ITEM: Grab a soda

Puzzling Magnetism

August 11, 2017

Dining near Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market when the inexplicable happened. Can anyone explain this to me?

ACTION ITEM: Really – any ideas?

Nope to the Eleventy Billionth Power

August 8, 2017

A favored treat of a favorite client. I’m speechless.

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ACTION ITEM: If you’re brave, you can get this at Starbucks

Things Everybody Knows About Except Me, Part 1

July 12, 2017

Ordered a beer with my room service salad in Portland OR, and it was delightful (a locally-brewed IPA). But the room service – guy? – suggested next time I order a super-chilled Shock Top® in a frosty mug with a slice of orange. Couldn’t get it out of my mind, so when I got back home I immediately made one (that’s right, even before unpacking).

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I later mentioned it to a buddy who gleefully informed me I was the last human on earth who knew about this.

ACTION ITEM: Try it.

Tiny Bottles

June 21, 2017

This is one of my must-have travel accessories, tiny bottles of Tabasco sauce (though they’re also available in more convenient packets, I vastly prefer these cute little bottles). Sometimes dining on the road can be less than inspiring and Tabasco adds a needed kick. But when I fly (and assuming I don’t need to climb into a rental car after arrival) I often try to squeeze in an early morning Bloody Mary, turbo-charged by a few shakes of this tiny treasure.

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Out Of Ham

May 12, 2017

Not what you want to see. Ever.

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