June 28, 2011


“The steak is a little toasted, but the pork loin should be fine,” I explained, manning the spatula in one hand and a Porkslap in the other.

“Yah, we should have put the all the new coals on one side and left the other side open,” the grilling expert announced. Sporting a Slayer T-shirt, LA Dodgers hat, a mustache reminiscent American West and smelling like a Grateful Dead show, he gingerly prodded the steak with his index finger. “How long ago did you flip them?”

Acknowledging my inferior understanding of cooking steaks, I relinquished the spatula, “Maybe a minute or two ago.”

“I’m Foster, by the way,” I interjected, extending my hand around the grill.


Knowing only two people at a packed rooftop party in south Williamsburg, I had smelled an uncharacteristic smoke pluming from the holes of a Weber and took point on the grill. Lightly burning my fingers on the handle of the grill, I quickly flipped the steak and pork loin. With a spatula in hand, I watched the colors change on the Manhattan skyline.



The Williamsburg Bridge.

My conversation continued with Craig for 20 minutes or so. Despite his quintessential Williamsburg appearance, Craig was a managing director at a five-billion dollar convertible arbitrage (google it) hedge fund. He also was an Economics and Computer Science double major. Some people you only meet in New York City.

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  • brohammas
    June 28 , 2011

    The picture of the limes is great. The bridge shot looks great but the limes tell a better story.

  • Foster Huntington
    June 28 , 2011

    making margaritas!

  • Alice Olive
    June 29 , 2011

    Beautiful images.

  • Foster Huntington
    June 30 , 2011

    thanks alice.

  • Andrew Payne
    June 30 , 2011

    I love the photos. They all spark up great memories of rooftop dining and sitting under the sun or moonlight with friends in NYC. Great times.

  • {annie bee}
    July 1 , 2011

    You're amazing. End of story.

  • emeraldson
    July 1 , 2011

    The best part about charcoal is the initial huge flame. Great pics, and I'm enjoying your blog every week.

  • James
    July 2 , 2011

    Amazingly awesome shots, as usual.

  • July 14 , 2011

    awesome blog, I’ll be following