Found this cool behind the scenes photo and thought I would share it. When I was doing the Fuji 18-135 lens test for the XT1 I took a picture of my daughter in front of her soup. Figured it be cool to share a behind the scenes shot to offer a tip.
When going to a restaurant look for spaces to shoot in corners by a window. This will give you a chance to use the walls or curtains as background elements and the bright diffused light of the window to capture great details in your image – people or food.