When I launched this blog back in 2008, I didn’t have a camera, a fact that seems positively foolhardy to me now. A food blog without photos? What’s the point of that? Surely I had given myself far too much credit as a writer in those early days. After a year of blogging, however, I finally realized that photos were essential to this medium (duh), and I invested in a decent DSLR.
Five years later, I wouldn’t dream of posting a restaurant review without photos. To that end, I’ve been spending the last few weeks at the Accidental Wino cleaning house, deleting those half-formed posts that either don’t contribute much or that have become irrelevant over the years. But I’ve also come across several early posts that were pretty well written, but which lacked the artwork to make them truly compelling. My entry for Solbar’s Lucky Pig certainly fell into that category.
I decided that today was the day to finally drive up to Calistoga and give the Lucky Pig the shine it deserves. Honestly, I’ve been meaning to right this wrong ever since I purchased my camera four years ago. How come I haven’t? There’s an awful lot of food out there, and time flies here in the Napa Valley. But I had waited long enough. The only question was: Would I again be able to finish the Lucky Pig single-handedly, as I had so valiantly accomplished back in 2009?
Having skipped breakfast, this question was merely rhetorical. I actually polished off the Lucky Pig with ease (it takes more than a pound of pork shoulder to make me tap out). But even better than my 2-0 record, I’ve now got some photos of this porcine prodigy.