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Hotel Emma at the Pearl
Hotel Emma at the Pearl Justin Young

7.31.2020

Justin Young San Antonio

Shot exclusively with a Fuji X100V in jpg mode.  gasp!  shock!  I know...I know...

Kim and I decided to make the best of my last half-day of work for the summer and wound up spending some time at the Historic Pearl District before making our way over to the King William District / Southtown.  I never really go into these day trips with a plan so I grabbed my new Fuji X100V and we started wandering around the Pearl around 4:30pm. 

Bakery Lorraine -- Amazing melt-in-your-mouth-macrons...
Bakery Lorraine -- Amazing melt-in-your-mouth macrons...

I don't mind eating heavier, sit-down meals but when it's really hot and I'm walking around -- I usually just prefer a cocktail and some tasty snacks.   The Pearl has a great selection of higher end fare so we started at Bakery Lorraine (dessert first thank-you-very-much) and grabbed a couple of those amazing macrons that they are known for. 

Cured SA - Charcuterie Kit
Cured SA - Charcuterie Kit
Cured SA -- The most amazing fried quail legs I have ever tasted...10 / 10.
Cured SA -- The most amazing fried quail legs I have ever tasted...10 / 10.

Afterwards, we discovered that Cured was doing a happy hour from 4 - 6 with $2 Pearl beer and apps / lighter fare.  In particular, the fried quail legs were outstanding!  Having run out of things to see at the Pearl, we headed down to Southtown for a couple of German beers and brauts with sauerkraut at the Beethoven Maennerchor.

Overall it was a great afternoon / evening and we look forward to going back.  The Fuji X100V worked a treat and all pictures in this posting were taken with it.   I LOVE how powerful and inconspicuous the X100 series is and it's definitely nice to be able to leave the bag of lenses at home when you want a light kit.  Color rendering / saturation of the jpgs out-of-camera looks really great and required very little touch up before posting.  I think I bumped shadows just a touch and sharpened the resized photos on export.    What a great little camera!  I love it already.

Next week I believe we're hitting Earl Abel's fried chicken....should be awesome!

-Justin-