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Since my kids are on school vacation this week, we thought we’d break up the monotony a little bit by making a pilgrimage to the Burlington Mall which is the closest location of a LEGO store. My son Drew will do pretty much anything for Legos, including going to the dentist for a filling and also getting a haircut. He even quit chewing his fingernails down to a nub simply because Legos were promised to him if they got long enough to cut. Today was his big day!

But who are we kidding? It was also kind of a big deal for me too, because the Burlington Mall has the only known location in this part of the country for Bobby’s Burger Palace!!  Let’s get crunchified!!

Bobby's Burger Palace | BBP | Burlington, MA

The menu of different burgers is LOVELY and they all sounded soooo good. I probably would have been thrilled with any of them, so I just blurted out whatever I happened to be reading–Bobby’s Blue Burger. Sure!  It was HUGE and gorgeous and came out unbelievably fast. What, are they mind readers back there?

Bobby's Burger Palace | BBP | Burlington, MA

We also splurged on a few sides, like fries, onion rings, and a pistachio milkshake (which I told myself I wasn’t gonna do, but of course I did.)

Bobby's Burger Palace | BBP | Burlington, MA

Beautiful, beautiful. I was so impressed with everything. The burger was truly delicious and everything was cooked just right, from the burger (seasoned perfectly with black pepper) to the bacon, to the blue cheese sauce. Nummy!  I loved all the different condiments: burger sauce (loaded with molasses!), chipotle ketchup, fry sauce, etc etc. Loved it all.

Bobby's Burger Palace | BBP | Burlington, MA

Can’t wait to go back again in the hopefully not distant future!

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I’m always so happy to work with Martha and Bruce at Amherst’s landmark The Black Forest Cafe. I’ve had the privilege of doing much of their food photography for the past three years, and I think we have our system down to a science. Still, they never cease to amaze me with their great ideas, organization, marketing schedule, foresight, and consistently high quality and innovative menu items. You just don’t stay in successful business for 20+ years without mastering all of these things, and they have got it going ON.

From left to right: Brisket Sliders, Cuban Sandwich, Mermaid Salad, and Soup with Homemade Crackers (the Cuban smelled amazing.) You’ll be seeing some of these in upcoming monthly ads in New Hampshire Magazine!

Black Forest Cafe | Professional Food Photography

A bit of dessert with the BFC’s famous shortbread cookies which have won “NH’s Best Cookie” from Best of NH  for years and years and years.  You simply won’t find a better shortbread cookie anywhere.

And lastly, a little fun on my part…. the BFC has a wonderfully clean and colorful style that shines through in their food photos. For a little change of pace, I thought I’d rock my recent interest in food styling with some goodies they sent home with me by shooting them in my darker, rustic style that I favor when I shoot at home. These shots are of their “Blueberry Puffs” which are decadent muffin-shaped delights that are anything but harmless little muffins. They have their own cult following at the BFC.

Black Forest Cafe | Erika Follansbee Photography

 To see more photos from past BFC photo shoots, please check out the below links.

 

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  • martha - Hi Erika, just got a chance to read your latest about our photo shoot. I’m going to read this whenever I feel like we don’t have our act together. Thanks for saying such kind things. We feel the same way about you!! thank you so much for all your great pics!ReplyCancel

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