Oh, baby, that was some fine swine at Lola, so good, I just had to post it to Foodspotting.
Yes, I'm one of those obnoxious jerk-wads snapping shots of my supper, the food paparazzi so searingly mocked in that hilarious viral video, Eat It/Don't Tweet It. Please don't hate me because I want to capture the beauty of some red haute dish and post it to make my Facebook friends jealous.
Actually, I'm so over Facebook right now. It's so 2011. My current social networking outlet of choice is Foodspotting, which is a cross between Tumblr and Four Square. It's a sharing site that's heavy on the food porn, light on elaborate descriptions. It's fun and a little silly, but also one more entertaining way to keep track of what your buds half way around the globe are eating.
It's also a great way to meet like-minded people who get a charge of obsessing talking about all things edible. Each month, Foodspotters in Seattle converge for a feeding/photo frenzy, and Wednesday's get-together starts at 5 at The Saint.
At this eat up, Foodspotters can plunk down $10 and get a Hermano, the Saint's famous Margarita made with fresh-squeezed lime and lemon juice as well as a photogenic plate of mole tacos or mini cheese enchiladas served with rice and beans. (There should be a prize for the shutterbug who can make rice and beans look pretty.)
Because this gathering is going on between 5 and 7, the regular happy hour menu is also available.
Valentina Vitols, a professional photog, who works for Shutter Tours, is the ring leader of this shindig. Introduce yourself. She'll make you feel welcome before you get down to the serious business of spotting/snap shooting your food.