I’ve been writing about some of the amazing people I’ve met since moving to New York and at the top of that list has to be my colleagues Rob and Alan. It was Alan who really led me to Toast because on my first visit there he was my waiter. I aksed him how he liked working there, to which he replied that it was the “best job he ever had.” People in the restaurant business just don’t say that kind of thing. Fortunately, I learned he was right. It is the best job I’ve ever had in the restaurant business. And that’s mostly because of the people I work with, including Rob and Alan, two waiters who just happen to be incredible artists.
Together, they run an art consortium/promotion firm/party planning operation called FRESH Art Long Island. They had a party a few weeks ago at Painters in Patchogue, and although I completely failed at this party — got in a fight with Talia, destroyed Suzanne and blew through loads of money on champagne — it was an amazing experience. It was an art show, a graffiti art display, a hip hop production, a bar bash…a true multi-media experience.
Rob put together a sketch on one high-octane night at The Old Port Pub. It’s called Rocking the Schorsch Shot and it’s yours truly.