NYC WingFest 2011 (Conclusion)


Sorry for the delay, I was going to blog last night but got caught up with my newest addiction, Homeland which airs on Showtime. Without any hesitation here’s part 3 of the 2011 NYC WingFest hosted by Streaker Sports at the Boat Basin Cafe…Just want to wrap up the coverage by featuring some smiling faces and shout out the vendors:

Love Birds

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I just figured out she has pig ears on. lol

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Hey Guy, second from the left, are those Calvin Klein’s you’re wearing?

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Tribeca Tap House

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Hill Country BBQ

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R.U.B. BBQ

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Dinosaur Bar-b- Que- They host The Harlem Big Shots (Motorcycle Club) Bike Night every Thursday. Nice to finally meet you guys!  😉

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Blondie’s Sports

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Wildwood BBQ

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Wildwood wet-naps

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The Trophy!

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High fives all around when Grant Hewitt, President of Streaker Sports announced the winner LOL!

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Congratulations to Dukes BBQ for holding the title two years now-
2011 NYC WingFest Champion and Best Overall Wing!

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All proceeds from this event are donated to Lead the Way. Streaker Sports- thanks for having me. Shout out to all the restaurants and bars that participated and see you next year WingFest!

Dukes BBQ
Hill Country Barbecue
R.U.B. BBQ
Wildwood BBQ
Blondies Sports
The East End Bar & Grill
Tribeca Tap House
Wogies Bar & Grill
Dinosaur Bar-b-Que

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NYC WingFest 2011 (Part 2!)


Part two of the 2011 NYC WingFest presented by Streaker Sports and BroBible at the Boat Basin Cafe…The sun was out, the smell of the wings was in the air , drinks were flowing and the view was sweeeeet!

Bird’s Eye View: If you were there I’d like to see you find yourself in this photo!

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So, I went up to the seating in the “bullseye” to see what was going on up there… Here’s who I found – LOL!

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Drinking games were the primary activity.

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Hello Mr. Guinness :  )

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Hopped inside to find lots of families and, what seemed like, old friends just letting loose…

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…and being silly…

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…and laughing like no one is watching…

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…and cozying up with one another.

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Hey guys, I hear that WingFest is an ideal place to meet a new lady-friend.

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Oh, and the fellas were hot too! ;  )

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Just as the sun began to set, I doubled back to chat with the ladies of East End  Bar & Grill, then turned around…

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…and caught this shot. Seeing this precious little girl just makes my ovaries hurt. lol!

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Do you see the chicken carved onto the Dukes BBQ pumpkin? It has a crown.

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Another all-time favorite image of mine! This photograph captures the entire day in one single frame. The t-shirt says, “The Ultimate Wingman”

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Turned around again, and I met him!
365 Days, 2011 Wings, One Man- The Ultimate WingMan, Ryan Hohman.

3rd and final blogpost, soon come (tomorrow)!

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NYC WingFest 2011 at the Boat Basin Cafe


Streaker Sports hired me to document their 2nd Annual WingFest this past Saturday. WingFest is a competition where BBQ Restaurants compete for the title of Best Wings in NYC! The event was held at the Boat Basin Cafe, along the Henry Hudson Parkway near Riverside Park and weather was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! There are so many pics from this set, lets just get right into it! I may have to break this post up into 2 (maybe even three parts! EEK!) The day was beautiful and so were the people in attendance. Please let me know if you were there by leaving me a comment.

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Sunglasses that can also open  bottle of beer? YES PLEASE!!! Brewsees were awesome and let me test drive a pair. “Real Wo-Men Pry!”

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The folks at Brewsees that make these awesome glasses.

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Baby feeds mommy-

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I just adore the packaging for Hill Country Kitchen.

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Beautiful Girls at the R.U.B. BBQ Booth. R.U.B., being short for Righteous Urban Barbecue. FYI, her shirt says “Best Butt in Town”. The photo on the right is one of my fave’s from this set.

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See what I mean …

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Everyone was so friendly and more than happy to take a pic for me…

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…including Big Lou, from Wildwood Barbecue.

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…and this young lady, also from Wildwood.

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The lovely ladies of East End Bar & Grill.

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Sometimes the photos I love the most can be determined by whether or not I process them as a Black and White = )

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DUKES!!! The crew from Dukes BBQ were so much fun! Personality was flowing the moment I got to their booth.

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I began taking some action photos and saw a golden chicken vying for a cameo LOL! Do you see where the chef put it?

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Yep! Duke’s was last years WingFest Champion! Looks like Duke’s BBQ even marinates their trophies (he he he).

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There were a lot of love birds on Saturday. This lovely couple was so photogenic- another fave of mine. I just ♥ her body language.

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So much sun and fun!

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I looooove catching people with smiles on their face….stay tuned for more WingFest Pics! Part 2 coming in a bit!

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NYC Wing Fest Teaser!




NYC Wing Fest Teaser!, originally uploaded by bikerchic650.

I was hired by Streaker Sports to shoot NYC Wing Fest 2011. To everyone that attended, I snapped over 300 pictures but will get these up for you ASAP!

To the folks that never heard of wingfest, check out this gem http://www.nycwingfest.com/. =)

Morales Family | Long Island City


I was invited to to take some family portraits of Elizabeth, Aris and their bundle of joy, AJ near their home in Long Island City. I was so happy that the day finally came for us to make the shoot a reality. Every time we planned the session, it rained! We first picked a date in July, then August. On the third attempt, Hurricane Irene hit. Mother Nature finally cut us a break the forth time and we headed to Gantry State Park, which is right on the water across from FDR Drive. The view over there is something to see!

Here’s Aris Jr. Isn’t he absolutely adorable!!??
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Dad and AJ. The look on each others face= PRICELESS.
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Someone’s getting sleepy!
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But it’s OK. When AJ went to sleep, I was able to give mom and dad the spotlight!
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The spotlight’s on you Mr and Mrs Morales 😉 This is reminiscent of the last time I saw you two…
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Photographers, sometimes textures can be found on location and doesn’t need to be added post-production.
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See what I mean =)
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Just in case you needed to validate our location-
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OK Aris!
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Elizabeth looks pretty darn amazing here! From what I hear she’s an excellent baker. Check out her site “Mi Almas“.
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I had so much fun with you guys!
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