Welcome to my little corner of the Internet known as Another Pint Please. My name is Mike Lang, and I’m a grilled food photographer, writer, and videographer based in Dayton, Ohio. I am the “Grillographer” for Weber Grills, where I approach a steak on the kettle like a National Geographic photographer captures a tiger on the Serengeti. My work has appeared in broadcast commercials, live television, and Sports Illustrated. Most nights I’m found on the deck, firing up a grill, and Instagramming a beer. Life is good.
In case that wasn’t enough…here’s the longer version:
Hey, you are still here. Fantastic! Here’s the story of why a blog predominately about grilling food is called Another Pint Please. Starting as a travel blog back in 2006, APP was originally a way of sharing trips with my wife back to her childhood home on the Isle of Wight in England. I had two choices for a title, Belligerent Yank or Another Pint Please. The latter a phrase I would utter the most abroad. Naturally, Another Pint Please won out.
Over that particular trip, our friends were getting married. I liked going to pubs and drinking beer(s). I excelled at embarrassing my wife by taking pictures of food in public. I enjoyed writing about things I found funny, and others didn't. It was all good.
Unfortunately, the holiday soon came to an end, and I found myself back stateside with a dormant blog and too much time on my hands. Then, in early 2007, two things happened: I blogged about the unboxing of my new Weber Summit 650 grill and my great friend and long time co-worker, Eric, wrote a blog post entitled "What's on the Grill?".
These two events started me thinking. I love to grill. I also enjoy photography but never had an outlet for it. Why not photograph and write about what I grill? With that splendid, if albeit rare moment of clarity in my life, my "What's on the Grill?" series was born and the direction of APP changed forever.
Over the years, I have highlighted over 300 "What's on the Grill" posts and shared 10,000 plus photographs to Flickr, garnering over 3 million views. Through Creative Commons licensing, my photos have appeared across the Internet on dozens of websites including Lifehacker, BuzzFeed, Vox and the Smithsonian. In 2009 I started writing and taking photographs for the sadly short-lived magazine, Grilled. In 2011, I created photographs, video, and recipes for Saffire Grills, my first foray into Kamado cookers.
In 2013, I was privileged to share "My Weber Experience" thanks to my incredible friends at Weber Grills. Currently, you can find my voice on the Weber blog and my pictures and video spread across Weber's global reach. While I love being behind the lens, my grilled food has been the focus of the lens in Weber's Unserious Times Broadcast TV campaign, 2015 catalog shoot, Q in Color ad spots, and 2016 Genesis spots. Most recently I created videos and content for the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill and Genesis II gas grill. I've written for Sports Illustrated, grilled live on-air demonstrations on both WKEF & WDTN here in Dayton, and have photographed recipes for the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Cookbook.
So to give you the Cliff Notes version, this is a food blog, originally started as a travel blog, written by a guy who used to have hair, likes to brew beer, and holds up dinner by photographing food.
Another Pint Please will always be a work in progress, and that is fine by me, just as long as all of the work is served hot, and the beer is cold.