Good ol' fashioned food fans celebrated Area Four's very first birthday last Thursday, and the whole thing felt like the ultimate laid-back block party in the 'hood. If, of course, your block was populated with nationally acclaimed chefs. I wish I lived on that block, because this was some of the best cookout food I've ever heaped onto a sturdy paper plate. To whomever nabbed the last scrapings of that mac and cheese before I could go back and do the same, nicely done. Here's a few snapshots from the evening.
Holy shit, did I feel a little bad for this pig. But then, it was on my plate, and I forgot all about it. Also, first time witnessing this pressure method. Will freely admit I kind of imagined a luau-style buried-pig roast going down in Tech Square. Sadly, no such luck.
One of the many things they do well over at Area Four: pizza. Perfect crust, perfect blend of toppings.
Just after chef Leviton cracked a "aren't any of you going to comment on his hog?" joke.