The Chili Judge’s Oath

Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, NM
Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, NM
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Bite of Seattle

Bite of Seattle is one of my favorite annual festivals in the northwest because it’s all about food. Other festivals have food, but it’s not their main attraction. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate this year, but that had the advantage of keeping the crowds a little thinner. “Thinner” of course referring to the number of people and not their size.  This is a food festival after all. For a change, I decided to post-process all the photos in this set to give them all the same “look.” Nothing extreme, I just tried to give all the photos roughly the same tonality and contrast.

Note the umbrellas in the photo above. I think I’ve forgotten what sunlight looks like.

I’m a sucker for a funny sign. Also for burgers.

I like this photo because of the mix of posing and candidness.

Yes, he was balancing a corn dog on his nose. He was very good at it.

Mmmm pastrami.

Is there anything better than grilled meat?

I don’t know why there weren’t more people playing in the fountain.  We were already getting rained on.

Bird!

Lots of good food this year with smaller lines due to the rain.  Also, I’d like to note that having a weather-resistant camera makes all the difference in this soggy state.

Camp 18

Located in Elsie, Oregon is a fun restaurant called Camp 18.  They serve delicious comfort food and you can burn off (a tiny fraction of) your meal by walking around the free logging “museum.”  The museum consists of old logging equipment scattered around the restaurant grounds, and it’s fascinating to see the craftsmanship that went into industrial machines in the past.