Dallas Food Photography, Cookin’ at Cooper’s!
Are you hungry right now? If so, this isn’t going to help. Don’t worry I feel your pain, as my afternoon snack is an apple. As you may know, I love food, and food photography, though I’m still not sure of the exact order yet. In either case, one of the best ways to merge these two loves of mine is through restaurant features and reviews. I recently had the chance to check out Cooper’s BBQ in Fort Worth near the Stockyards. That is certainly an appropriate location that is squarely focused on carnivorous delights. They are new to town, but have been in Texas since 1953, so it would be safe to say they know a thing or two about barbecue.
As I am ever-curious (or perhaps ever-hungry), I knew that I would have to try some tasty Texas heritage before I left. Cooper’s is famous for their ‘Big Chop’, which is a delectably large pork chop that is cooked on their pits (no media in the pit area, it’s top secret!). So, after photographing the serving pit and chop, I was given the opportunity to see what all this was about. It was very good. The chop was so meaty and flavorful, and didn’t need any sauce, which is a good thing because in true Texas fashion, they don’t serve sauce.
I also can’t say enough about the potato salad and peach cobbler, except that I was thoroughly stuffed afterward. My birthday was the day after this shoot, but getting a lunch like that was definitely a splendid gift. I hope you enjoy this Dallas food photography!