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Mark Petko photographs Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill's culinary scene.

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Helen’s Kitchen | Jacksonville, NC | Our State Magazine | Raleigh Food Photographer

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Next in the previously mentioned line up of out-takes from a recent editorial shoot for Our State Magazine.

Helen’s Kitchen

2405 N Marine Blvd #B

Jacksonville, NC 28546

910.455.9882

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How does one photograph 'brains and eggs' served on a flesh colored plate and make it look appetizing? (I'm still not sure.)

Owner, Billy Grissett, cutting 100+ biscuits for a take out order.

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February 21st, 2011 at 9:58 am

Flo’s Kitchen | Wilson, NC | Our State Magazine | Raleigh Food Photographer

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Next in the previously mentioned line up of out-takes from a recent editorial shoot for Our State Magazine.

Flo’s Kitchen

1015 Goldsboro St. S.

Wilson, NC 27893

252.237.9146

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assignment: shoot 'Cheese Biscuit'

Terri Raper (left), Teresa L. Morris (right, hat) work the drive up window

You know you're in for a treat when buckets of lard stack in the dining room.

Diane Lamm hand forms patties for the lunch crowd

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February 14th, 2011 at 7:53 am

Byrd’s Restaurant | Kinston, NC | Our State Magazine |Raleigh Food Photographer

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Next in the previously mentioned line up of out-takes from a recent editorial shoot for Our State Magazine.

Byrd’s Restaurant

196 NC Highway 58 S

Kinston, NC 28504-6800

252.523.3422

Images below ©Mark Petko Photography (click here for permission)

Tenderloin Biscuit with Gravy, Cheese, Fried Egg

Owner (and sweetheart), CJ Jarrell

Norma McBynum cooking sausage

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Mary Alice Jones- hand makes biscuits every morning.

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January 14th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Baker’s Square | New Bern, NC | Our State Magazine | Raleigh Food Photography

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As the new year gains momentum I have been able to look back and see the recent neglect of this blog adventure of mine.  I have also been bouncing around some new ideas as to how to continue with this outlet and am still working on some of the details.  In the meantime, part of the reasoning behind letting this slip by has been due to having some recent assignments that take precedence as ‘paid work’ over this and other labors of love.  So in hopes to keep this active and since there is some relevance to the geographical coverage of this blog, I will be running a couple of posts covering some restaurants shot for the recent issue of ‘Our State Magazine’.  I was given a recent assignment which I have detailed on my personal photo blog Blown Out! (blog).  The assignment had me travel around Eastern North Carolina to cover some breakfast dishes.

You can see some features from the issue and more on Our State Magazine here.

Thanks for sticking with me through this lull in posting and I hope to bring you more in the near future.

Here are some out-takes and non-run selects from my shoot at:

Baker’s Square Restaurant

227 Middle St.

New Bern, NC 28560

252.637.0304

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larger version of image printed in Our State

Chef/Owner Ben Litwiller was not going to take ‘no’ for an answer when he asked if I wanted some breakfast after our shoot.  Which is good because: a) I wasn’t in the mood to insist a repeated ‘no thanks’ and b) he delivered the absolute best French Toast I have had to date in my years here on earth.  Since then all else has been compared to this new standard and weekly I consider a two-hour drive to the coast because I have yet to meet it’s match.

On top of the eats Ben was kind enough to walk me around New Bern and introduce me to other local restaurants, shops, and local artists.  A great little city, on the water, full of kind people.

Bread is made fresh daily for their French Toast and other dishes.

Twigs and Berries Parfait

Chef/Owner Ben Litwiller starts the day sweeping the walk in front of his restaurant.

I highly suggest a visit to New Bern and Baker’s Square!

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January 10th, 2011 at 10:53 am