BEST BURRITOS EVER. No, I’m not just saying that cause I did an assignment with them.
If I thought their burritos were crap, I would have started the post with something like “The folks at Tejano BBQ Burrito are really nice”. (Which is also true, but not the point here. They make delicious burritos in Montreal.)
I was assigned to photograph the world of the burrito for Tejano BBQ Burrito's new website. I photographed the ingredients in isolation, the burrito-making process (aka How to Stuff All Of That In There 101), and I even went to photograph Dylan Kier (owner) playing around with his industrial smoker in his backyard.
This isn’t a generic Taco Bellish Tex Mex restaurant -- Dylan combines the Texas BBQ smoking process with slow Mexican-style braises to create a mouthwatering, award-winning, oh my god look at this:
As I leave, Dylan tells me “Hey do you want a bag of this?” Hmm, let me think. SURE.
I was in the metro carrying a few pounds of delicious pulled pork and beef with a maniacal smile on my face, and a lightstand that kinda looks like a rifle from far away (and also from not far away).
This assignment was another textbook example of Don’t Shoot on an Empty Stomach. Now some of you may be wondering “Hey what is this? Aren’t you a portrait photographer?”. Yes I am. However, when you think about it, a human face very much ressembles a burrito, does it not? I rest my case.
Dylan, Clara & Ryan. I also want to thank the two people -- Sarah Lazar & Justin Crowder -- who got me on board for the project and who collaborated in the process with graphic design and brand development, respectively.
If you’re ever hungry and in the Old Port of Montreal (729 William) or in Saint-Henri (511 de Courcelle), check out Tejano BBQ Burrito.