Friday, August 10, 2007
A Roof with a View...and a Grill
Here at The Brooklyn Nester, we love our roof.
At first glance, it isn't much. Just a crappy, small square. But, in the summer, it's really nice to get outdoors, especially if you are like us, sans an AC unit.
Crappy as it may appear, we like going out there:
1. To grill.
2. To enjoy a brewsky.
3. To save our smoker guests the trip downstairs.
4. To "garden" (AKA water plants and herbs).
5. To soak up some rays, in hopes of caramelizing our pasty white asses.
But, mainly because of #1, grilling. Here at The Brooklyn Nester, we're a teeny-weensy bit pyro:
We love a good fire. What's even more pimp, is fire's ability to cook meats, delicious, delicious meats:
You saw them plated in my last post, but, don't these BBQ Chicken Skewers look just bitchin' right on the grill?! Not to mention, the aroma. Nothing smells better than BBQ in the air on a hot summer night.
And while our Steak Marinated in Terriaki with Minced Garlic was not featured in our addROC's Kitchen segment, it surely deserves accolades. This steak smelled so fucking good when it was cooking, words cannot capture my desperate need to consume this piece of meat.
It's our own little crap-ass sanctuary. And it's awesome.
Please, take advantage of the outdoors now...I implore you. The cold season is fast approaching.
And, that fuckin' sucks...
"When this old world starts a getting me down,
And people are just too much for me to face,
I'll climb way up to the top of the stairs,
And all my cares just drift right into space...up on the roof..."
(Yes, I just quoted James Taylor and I'm under 35. Deal.)