Two different friends this week told me that The Commodore in Brooklyn has the best fried chicken they’ve ever had. They ain’t kidding. I got some friends to meet there for happy hour. The fried batter was so light and mix that in with the honey butter and hot sauce …hot dang. The Hot Fish Sandwich with spicy fried fish topped with cole slaw was amazing. I gobbled it up so quick because I didn’t want to share no more.

Then we headed over to Good Company, where Sam Jayne was taping his “Hi Mom, I’m on the Sam Jayne Show” –a television variety show filmed in a bar before a live studio audience. He kills two birds with one stone by bartending and hosting a show at the same time. I took a lot of photos with my new Canon EOS T2i DSLR camera I got this afternoon. What you think? I had a difficult time with the 50mm f/1.8 lens, only because I had to be like ten feet away from the food to get it in frame. But luckily this means I can take photos of other people’s food from another table.

After, Rusty and I headed back to The Commodore to give Yasmin (my ex and ex-bandmate) a Justice of the Unicorns shirt. She made us a coconut tiki drink. Russ invited her back into the band. I wonder if that means I’m kicked out.

We ended up at Carmine’s II where we saw Carmine. I think we had too much to drink because Rusty told Carmine the same thing ten times and tried to pay twice. They got a real nice backyard there. Then back home, Rusty modeled a bunch of different Justice of the Unicorns shirts that his friend JB (American Crossroads Apparel) made for us. Not just shirts, but skirts, aprons, negligee and a karate outfit. They are badass.

The Commodore – 366 Metropolitian Ave (@ Havemeyer St) Brooklyn, NY 11211
Carmine’s II Pizza – 436 Union Avenue (btwn Devoe & Keap St) Brooklyn, NY 11211

Footage from the Canon T2i w/ 50mm f/1.8 lens, 1080p 29.97fps (auto-everything, manual focus)
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Jason Lam

Food blogger since 2008. Hair model since 2003.

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5 Responses

  1. Abel

    Hey Jason, check out this lens. It’s not a macro, but it’s great for indoor shooting at 1.4, and it’s wider angle.

      • Jason Lam
        Jason Lam

        Funny you mention that. I just got that yesterday. I used it on the BK Whopper Bar photos. I can get a little closer to food, but not enough to smear fried chicken skin grease to make photos look like Glamour Shots.

        I’ve now bought three lenses in only one week of owning this camera and I’m still not sure any of them are perfect for me. You want to trade?

      • Abel

        I would totally trade, but I have a Nikon. Looking for a macro lens myself – I’ll let you know if I find a good one. I think the ones I want are mostly too expensive for me though. Shooting on location, it’s hard to get macro shots because you can’t really use a tripod, and macro lenses are a little slower than primes. Or can you? Some kind of table tripod?

  2. Joe Minton

    Is this Sam Brown the same Sam Brown from The Whitest Kids U Know, the sketch comedy troupe?


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