Fong’s Pizza Des Moines, Iowa :: Iowa Photographers

Have you been to Fong’s yet?

I’ve consumed a lot of pizza. I consider myself to be a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to good places to get a pie. When I got word from a coworker that Fong’s was a place you could get “Crab Rangoon” pizza my first reaction was, “Huh!?”. Such a curious combination of foods that I loved. Pizza + Crab Rangoon could be heaven on earth. This had to be tasted! Good grief is it delicious.

The place itself is on 4th street downtown just across from The Kirkwood, The Lift and Java Joe’s. It’s in a great little spot that is always packed with people having a good time. They serve during the late night hours pizza by the slice. How rad is that? I can’t say enough great things about the people of Fong’s. I’ve brought guest photographers from out of town here and even ended an engagement session here so that we could introduce the couple to the inimitable Fong’s Pizza.

This is the first part of a personal project series Sarah and I have taken up this winter. Des Moines has some real gems in it. Some hidden and some that are very popular. I think Fong’s fits right in between. It’s popular enough but there are still plenty of people out there that haven’t been.

For the photography nerds out there this is a mix of film and digital. What’s super ridiculous is EVERY film shot in here is from Kodak’s new Portra 400. Why is that super ridiculous? Because the two rolls that I shot were pushed to 3200. Yes, that’s three stops of abuse. I’m shocked at the minimal grain that’s present in this film. The first two shots are perfect examples of how clear this stuff is.

Special thanks to Gwen over at Fong’s for allowing us to come in and do this! You guys were wonderful!

Faryal DotaniJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:30 am

Love the pics.. now I have to go to eat at Fongs too.. Chris u and Sarah are really very talented and do an amazing job.. Sarah I loved all ur pics..

gramma janeJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:16 am

we must go to fongs for a family eat out,
i love the pic’s. what a neat cozy place.
i hungrey!!!

NatalieJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:26 am

Ending our engagement session at Fong’s was the BEST! I’ll remember that for a long time! Thanks guys!

Ruth AnnFebruary 5, 2011 - 9:14 pm

I’ve never been there, but considering how much you guys rave about it, I can’t wait to give it a try!

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