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“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” – Ever Andalo, NoDa

My mothers side of the family hails from Sicily. Between that and growing up in Jersey I am really only snobby about Italian food. Ever Andalo knocked it out of the park! My favorite pasta hands down is Cavatelli. The folks at Ever Andalo hand make their own! When paired with Italian sausage, I was in heaven.  Everything they rolled out for me to photograph was top notch. Let’s not forget Crepe Cellar, the NoDa restaurant Jamie Brown …

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Makers Mark Women’s Bartender Competition @ Billy Sunday

I absolutely love working with Sarah, Kevin and all the folks at Maker’s Mark. All of their events are amazingly fun, delicious… and yes, drink responsibly!! 😜 In honor of Women’s History Month alongside the history of Maker’s Mark this event was dedicated to all the amazing Women in the industry. Makers Mark co-founder Margie Samuels  is the reason most folks buy their first bottle of Maker’s Mark and Bill is the reason they buy their second. The shape of the …

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First Look – Warmack

From the recent article at South Park Magazine: Comfort-food cravings and obsessive, gotta-have-it snack attacks, while known to strike at any time, are particularly acute when approaching the bewitching hour. For Charlotte hospitality veteran and restaurateur James Nguyen, the inability to find a late-night spot in his Plaza Midwood neighborhood to satisfy longings for the foods he grew up with — piquant and earthy Vietnamese banh mi, shrimp crisps, and slow-braised pork belly rice bowls …

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Photo Shoot at 5Church Charlotte

I spent some time at 5Church Charlotte taking new staff, menu and cocktail photos. 5Church Charlotte officially reopens on Thursday, February 4, following a 10-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Top Chef alum and 5th Street Group partner Jamie Lynch will return alongside Sherief Shawky, the restaurant’s new executive chef. Justin DriscollHello, my name is Justin Driscoll. Originally from New Jersey, I call the wonderful state of North Carolina home. I might have taken your photo at some …

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