Monday, October 22, 2012

Missouri Food Challenges

I did a story on food challenges from across Missouri for Rural Missouri Magazine. I traveled to just about every corner of the state to shoot these photos. Met some amazing people and had some great food.

All of these photos I lit with either one or two SB900 Speedlights with Lastolite soft boxes. I fired them wireless with Pocketwizard Plus II.

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Bair's Ultimate Mac Daddy Burger in Springfield. 

The Black Iron Grill's 77oz Steak Challenge includes a small salad, 5 peel-and-eat shrimp, dinner roll and large baked potato. 

The Man vs. Fish Challenge at Fiddler's Fish House in Dexter includes 20 catfish filets, a dozen hushpuppies, a basket of fries and a large bowl of cole slaw and baked beans. 

The El Azteca Burrito Challenge at Fiesta Azteca in Lee's Summit is a 7lb. burrito filled with chorizo, carne asada, beef, chicken, sour cream, lettuce and cheese. The burrito is topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, enchilada sauce and more cheese.

The Winkanator Challenge at Mary Jane's Cafe was named after head chef "Wink" (at left) by his son Brandon (at right). The 20-inch, 10-pound pancake is accompanied with 12 eggs, 12 pieces of bacon and 8 pieces of sausage. Wash it all down with two mega glasses of chocolate milk.

The Mega Moose Challenge at Moose Brothers BBQ in Russellville features a full slab of St. Louis-style ribs, 1lb. of pulled pork, 1lb. of smoked brisket, 1lb. of chicken and a pound of french fries. 

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