My Most Unappetizing Photos of 2011

Categories: Whimsy

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Bread Winner's fried chicken was a let down. It was also one ugly plate.
I'm a writer, not a photographer. And while I've certainly nailed some decent shots while out and about eating, there have been a lot of really bad photos to sift through. In my defense I've always tried to maintain a low profile while I eat, and it's hard to do that with a flash cracking off every few seconds.

In honor of the year's end, here are some of the worst shots I've taken since landing in Dallas. Some of them were genuinely bad dishes, others were simply less photogenic, and some I have only my self to blame.

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Remember this chimi? Cropping did little to improve this shot, which sports a blinding flash reflection in the cheese sauce and a ghastly ghostly appearance. This dish was not any better than the photo.

glorias tripple dip.jpg
My attempt at capturing the sour cream enchilada triple dip was so bad I had to go out and eat them again. I didn't mind, though.

jaundice cachapa.jpg
This is what your cachapa looks like after liver failure.

Jimmy's Italion Stallion.jpg
Hoagies are hard to capture after they've sat in butcher paper for a few hours. Jimmy's Italian Stallion deserves better.

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It looks like the cooks at Pappas Bros. gave my steak a chive-laden money shot. I wish the cut had impressed me more.

Dekker sloppy joe.jpg
I swear I didn't sit on Horne and Dekker's sloppy joe before I took this shot. Someone else may have, though.

soba tei an.jpg
This is what happens when you forget to take a picture and start eating. My attempt to restyle this dish with a fork was a lost effort.

taco slop velvet taco.jpg
Greasy paper, bad angle, bad focus: this shot doesn't do Velvet Taco justice.

spring roll lemmongrass.jpg
Never mind that lemongrass should be roasted for serving spring rolls (or anything but a martini) out of a martini glass, this looks like wet alien skin drapes over roast pork flesh.

opera sandwich.jpg
Remember this sandwich? I wish I could forget it.

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There was no saving this dish. And while Tizoncito's choriqueso was certainly pleasurable to eat, it's hard to deny its likeness to animal vomit.


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19 comments
cp
cp

This is why there exist a profession known as "food styling". I never eat at the restaurant that insists on showing pictures of food. This is why...

Jessica
Jessica

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Jessica
Jessica

I am a 26 years old girl, down to earth and cute but still single ... I  wanna find my lover who  can give me a real love,so I joined in the seekcasual.COM,it's the best club for  man and woman finding their intimate encounters. Well, you do not have to be lonely , you  can meet the Mr. or Miss. Right there.

just sayin'
just sayin'

Your first mistake was ordering the bukkake chimi.

Willie
Willie

The choriqueso made me gag.  I wonder what it would look like with my vomit on it.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Can't wait for funniest pics..I nominate that beer dude..ha..y'all know the one..looks like one of Jon Daniels and twinwillows friends..might be in an Erasure cover band..pony tail..y'all know they guy.

Monkee
Monkee

Please spend the $200 on a cannon elph. The flash is what is killing the shots, and small cameras like those are capable of great shots in low light.

Jessica
Jessica

I am a 26 years old girl, down to earth and cute but still single ... I  wanna find my lover who  can give me a real love,so I joined in the seekcasual.COM,it's the best club for  man and woman finding their intimate encounters. Well, you do not have to be lonely , you  can meet the Mr. or Miss. Right there.

Nick R.
Nick R.

One or more of these photos looks like the monster from 'The Thing'

Kathleen DeForest
Kathleen DeForest

I'm thrilled and relieved that my vote for your worst photo of 2011 was not dragged up for the purpose of this list.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Again, the Tizoncito's choriqueso looks like hammered dogsh+t..........I saw that pic from like two weeks ago, and had to take a bath; and wear a diaper. If that doesn't go straight through you, I dunno what will!  Like a neighbor once told me when I cleaned up doggy diarrhea, "oh, no, you cain't clean that up, jes thow rocks on it!". 

M R
M R

"It looks like the cooks gave my steak a chive-laden money shot."

Ewww.

KT
KT

I love that chicken from Breadwinners, but that is an outrageous amount of gravy!

eam0061
eam0061

All these pictures are very...brown.

OBEY ZOMBIE
OBEY ZOMBIE

i have had most of those.. and yes they were good.. but do look gross in those photos.. lol

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

it looks like the comment section has influenced his writing

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