Adam C. Banks

Jul 28

We don’t have these back east.  A quick pit stop on our way to the airport. #innout #burger #california #food

We don’t have these back east. A quick pit stop on our way to the airport. #innout #burger #california #food

Thank you @tysonrip79, Joseph, @jennirip79 & everyone at Lodi Vintners for hosting @chefroble & I this weekend for the @sipmoscato  tasting room opening event. #lodi #winecountry #california

Thank you @tysonrip79, Joseph, @jennirip79 & everyone at Lodi Vintners for hosting @chefroble & I this weekend for the @sipmoscato tasting room opening event. #lodi #winecountry #california

Jul 27

I’m guessing that there was an incident at one point and it didn’t end up being a Baby Ruth candy bar. #lodi #california #gross #itsnobigdeal

I’m guessing that there was an incident at one point and it didn’t end up being a Baby Ruth candy bar. #lodi #california #gross #itsnobigdeal

Jul 26

#sunset this is Roblé. Adam is chiling. I stole his phone. I think i did a good job. #winecountry #lodi #california @adamcbanks photo by @chefroble πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

#sunset this is RoblΓ©. Adam is chiling. I stole his phone. I think i did a good job. #winecountry #lodi #california @adamcbanks photo by @chefroble πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Zinfandel grapes ripening in Lodi, California: The zinfandel capitol of the world.  #winecountry #summer #local #wine  (at Lodi Vintners 3750 East Wiodbridge Rd. Acampo, CA 95220)

Zinfandel grapes ripening in Lodi, California: The zinfandel capitol of the world. #winecountry #summer #local #wine (at Lodi Vintners 3750 East Wiodbridge Rd. Acampo, CA 95220)

Seared wild king salmon, farro, baby zucchini & hazelnut chimichurri.  #lodi #winecountry #seasonal #fish #summer #food  (at Towne House Restaurant)

Seared wild king salmon, farro, baby zucchini & hazelnut chimichurri. #lodi #winecountry #seasonal #fish #summer #food (at Towne House Restaurant)

Heirloom tomato salad, homemade burrata cheese, pesto and sea salt.  #lodi #winecountry #seasonal #summer #food  (at Wines And Roses Restaraunt And Lounge)

Heirloom tomato salad, homemade burrata cheese, pesto and sea salt. #lodi #winecountry #seasonal #summer #food (at Wines And Roses Restaraunt And Lounge)

Jul 25

My first time eating a Costco hot dog.  What else would I do while in wine country? #costco #lodi #winecountry  (at Costco)

My first time eating a Costco hot dog. What else would I do while in wine country? #costco #lodi #winecountry (at Costco)

Jul 23

Bucatini pasta, garlic, olive oil & cheese.  Legit pasta. This makes me so happy.  The simplest dishes are the hardest to execute. They nailed it.  #astoria #pasta #dinner #food #italian #summer #eeeeeats  (at VIA VAI)

Bucatini pasta, garlic, olive oil & cheese. Legit pasta. This makes me so happy. The simplest dishes are the hardest to execute. They nailed it. #astoria #pasta #dinner #food #italian #summer #eeeeeats (at VIA VAI)

Razor clams with chorizo, potatoes & scallion from @licmarket. Don’t worry, there was plenty of bread to sop up that broth.  #lic #seafood #summer #eeeeeats #food  (at LIC Market)

Razor clams with chorizo, potatoes & scallion from @licmarket. Don’t worry, there was plenty of bread to sop up that broth. #lic #seafood #summer #eeeeeats #food (at LIC Market)

Jul 22

Seared scallops, baby red pak choi & radish. Simple, clean & delicious. #lic #scallops #seafood #local #seasonal #food #summer  (at LIC Market)

Seared scallops, baby red pak choi & radish. Simple, clean & delicious. #lic #scallops #seafood #local #seasonal #food #summer (at LIC Market)

Prik Khing beef curry with long beans, kaffir lime leaves and long hot chillies, topped with a fried egg. #astoria #thai #food #eeeeeats 
 (at Pye Boat Noodle)

Prik Khing beef curry with long beans, kaffir lime leaves and long hot chillies, topped with a fried egg. #astoria #thai #food #eeeeeats
(at Pye Boat Noodle)

Jul 20

Heading home. I know you all don’t find these pictures as interesting as the food photos but I like posting them anyways. #nyc #uber #summer

Heading home. I know you all don’t find these pictures as interesting as the food photos but I like posting them anyways. #nyc #uber #summer

Jul 18

I was able to find wild caught Carolina shrimp. They are in season right now.  These shrimp are good enough to eat alone but Im lightly marinating them with fresh parsley, tarragon, a touch of thyme, scallion tops, lemon zest, crushed garlic & extra virgin olive oil.  
I won’t eat farm raised shrimp and don’t expect the people eating my food to eat it either.  It may cost a bit more but it actually tastes like shrimp and not mud…or nothing.  You are also supporting American shrimpers, which sadly are a dying breed. #shrimp #seasonal #seafood #situationmarination #food

I was able to find wild caught Carolina shrimp. They are in season right now. These shrimp are good enough to eat alone but Im lightly marinating them with fresh parsley, tarragon, a touch of thyme, scallion tops, lemon zest, crushed garlic & extra virgin olive oil.
I won’t eat farm raised shrimp and don’t expect the people eating my food to eat it either. It may cost a bit more but it actually tastes like shrimp and not mud…or nothing. You are also supporting American shrimpers, which sadly are a dying breed. #shrimp #seasonal #seafood #situationmarination #food

Jul 17

Thanks you, thank you, thank you @jetblue for providing flights between NYC & Cape Cod.  Its now a much better trip. No one likes driving on i95. #nyc #capecod #jetblue #flying

Thanks you, thank you, thank you @jetblue for providing flights between NYC & Cape Cod. Its now a much better trip. No one likes driving on i95. #nyc #capecod #jetblue #flying