Chef Trevett Hooper was one of the first chefs in Pittsburgh to champion local ingredients way before it was the trendy thing to do. Their original 34-seat restaurant outgrew itself, and they moved into a larger space with details that evoke a certain high-society feel. In recent years, they’ve updated the interior design to match their humble, local/seasonal approach to fine… Keep Reading
While no two food photo shoots are the same, our shoot for Spoon restaurant had an even more unique element than most. On this particular set, journalist Larkin Page-Jacobs joined us to interview photographer Adam Milliron as part of her series “On the House.” As part of the segment, she snapped pics of my spray-paint-stained hands (remnants of another design… Keep Reading
At some point in the 80s, we all seem to have watched the exact same 20/20 or Dateline Exclusive episode in which Food Styling was debunked. I say this because whenever I say I am a food stylist, without fail, the reply is, “Oh?!? So you do stuff like use Elmer’s Glue for milk and fake the grill lines on… Keep Reading
Let’s pretend our appetite is limitless, our tolerance his HIGH, and we are in the mood for a new dining scene. We’re going to the newly reopened Willow Restaurant in Pittsburgh, and we’re leaving happy! Willow is tucked away, appropriately for its name, in a shade of trees. Just outside the city of Pittsburgh, eating and drinking here can feel… Keep Reading
I could lose myself staring at Sirena Taco Joint & Bar’s website. When I look at that image, I can almost feel the warm sun, hear the crystal, clear ocean waves and smell the saltwater, and of course, that van fills my imagination with possibilities! These are the vibes the restaurant channels in its newly opened location. Sirena Taco Joint & Bar is like… Keep Reading
A Pittsburgh native, Liz Moore moved to New York City after college where she discovered the local food scene. After too many years of working in the corporate world in New York, Liz finally returned home to open a place of her own. The result is Bluebird Kitchen. Today, Bluebird Kitchen occupies a beautiful space in Market Square, part of Pittsburgh’s… Keep Reading
After shooting fall flavors for in-store recipe cards, Marty’s Market invited photographer Noah Purdy and me to create the visuals for their holiday/winter recipe cards featuring homemade stuffing and eggnog. When I saw eggnog on the list, I packed the most essential prop… the bourbon! Postscript: Client: Marty’s Market Photography by Noah Purdy. Food & Prop Styling by Quelcy.