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I am very fortunate in that I get to try many of the best restaurants in NYC. I also am realizing that I love to cook and have been expanding my culinary skills with my boyfriend, Mike. So what better way to chart my path through the world of food than with a blog?

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23 October 09

Thank you BBQ

A few weeks ago, I got the hair brained idea to build a screen… divider… divider with door… divider with french doors for Mike and my new apartment. It wound up being quite a project, yet with the help of my fantastic dad’s building skills (and physical laboring) and tools borrowed from friends, Josh and Lillian, we managed to complete the undertaking. I seriously couldn’t have done it without dad, Josh, Lil, an Mike. Here is the finished product:

(doors closed)

(doors open)

Originally, I wanted to take everyone out to dinner, but Josh and Lillian had already taken out steaks for a BBQ and invited us over. I felt bad changing my treat dinner into crashing their BBQ, but I brought a thank you mini pumpkin, beer, shrimp, and veggies to hopefully show my appreciation.

When we got there, the steaks had already been marinated in Black & Tan beer. Lillian had thought up this master creation while BBQing a mushroom on a fire pit and determining Black & Tan to be the only viable liquid. Turns out it tasted great so we were treated to Black & Tan steaks.

As my dad said, there was a “bicycle seat of a steak” as well

Lillian also cut up some sweet potato fries (<3) and had some bok choy on the stove when we arrived.

Lillian even made a black & tan sauce to pour over top.

Josh carved up the steak for us

My additions to the menu were grilled asparagus (grilling veggies is so novel to New Yorkers!) and skewers of shrimp and tomatoes.

It all made for one beautiful plate

It was a great meal and so nice to have since I don’t get much BBQ.

Thanks again to my crew and tool lenders. You guys all rock!

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