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Brother Jimmy's BBQ Midtown

by Robert Abrams
January 18, 2008
Brother Jimmy's BBQ Midtown
416 8th Avenue
(at 31st street)
New York, NY 10001
I was heading over to Erik Novoa's Platinum Party at Club 412 after a classical Indian dance-theatre performance. I have been testing the Casio EX-Z1080 digital camera lately. I hadn't had lunch. I decided to test how well the Casio EX-Z1080 takes photos of ribs. Here at ExploreDance.com we regularly take pictures of our food, so having a camera that is small enough to fit in a pocket, which can be whipped out at a moment's notice to document a particularly interesting burger or plate of nachos would be very useful.

Brother Jimmy's BBQ is located on the same block as Club 412. I had Northern Style ribs. The sauce was savory and sweet with just enough spice to make my lips tingle. In this case, the "North" in question is probably North Carolina.

The ribs come with a choice of two sides. I had the BBQ baked beans and the candied yams. The beans were tangy. The yams were sweet. They were the perfect combination to restore your dynamic equilibrium after a long day.

The ribs were a little messy, which is okay because ribs are supposed to be a little messy. Just remember that if you are trying to document ribs, make sure to clean your hands before picking up your camera.

As can be seen from the photo below, the Casio EX-Z1080 took a perfectly fine photo of the ribs. Everything is sharply in focus. You can see plenty of details even when the photo is reduced in size. The colors have warmth to them. I think the ribs in the photo look good enough to eat. You could do a little better, but that requires a much bigger camera and special lights.

I used the Casio's best shot mode for food. The camera once again proved easy to use, producing decent photos with a minimum of fussing with the settings.

With Brother Jimmy's BBQ and the Casio EX-Z1080, you can take care of life's necessities: photo ribs, eat ribs, dance.
Dinner at Brother Jimmy's

Dinner at Brother Jimmy's

Photo © & courtesy of Robert Abrams

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