After much anticipation, Pretty Bird is now open in Salt Lake City. The downtown restaurant specializes in hot chicken, but I'm predicting the sandwich will be the social media star of the menu. Just look at it: I had a chance to photograph the entire menu. And while it's all a feast for the eyes,…Read more Salt Lake City’s most Instagramable sandwich is at Pretty Bird
If you asked me what I was working on last year, chances are I talked about how I was driving to small Utah towns searching for Chinese restaurants. I spent hundreds of miles on the road and the project took me months to complete. I didn't really know what I would find or how I…Read more Chinese Americana: Prologue
I don't shoot many landscapes but this has got to be one of my favorite photos that I've ever taken, mostly because of the sentimental value. My dear friend Michael Yeh, who was born and raised in Salt Lake, was moving to Houston. We were planning on making the 22+ hour drive together and I had…Read more A fond farewell to a friend
As I mentioned in my previous post, I worked on a story where I tried to trace the people and restaurants that are responsible for shaping the Salt Lake City dining scene the way it is today. No such story would be complete without Ryan Lowder and The Copper Onion. Lowder spent a stint at the…Read more The Copper Onion photo sessions
Back in December, I talked to an editor at LA Times about putting together a feature on the dining scene in Salt Lake City. She gave me the go ahead but specified that I had to work on spec (i.e., do it without a guarantee of being published). Fair enough, I thought. I conducted half…Read more Forage photo session
Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles, which has been in continuous operation since 1917, has changed a lot over the decades. Vendors and purveyors have come and gone as storefronts evolved along with the neighborhood's population. In recent years, DTLA has seen a renaissance with a refreshing infusion of new art galleries, coffee shops,…Read more Grand Central Market | DTLA
The Downtown Farmers Market, which started in 1992, has become a summertime staple in Salt Lake City. The open-air market draws tens of thousands of people to Pioneer Park each week between the months of June and October. Its popularity pushed organizers to spawn pop-up style markets last winter. This winter, the farmers market found…Read more Winter wonderland
As a food writer, I eat a lot. I also happen to be one of those people who snaps two to three photos before taking his first bite. I've amassed hundreds of food pics over the years. Here are some of my favorites.