Great Moments on the Grill: Steaks, Very Well Done


For the month of July, we asked for your photos and videos of your best grilling moments for our contest, Great Moments on the Grill. The prize? A brand new Weber grill worth $500 from Appliances Plus in Somers.

We were looking for anything funny, creative or delicious, from blizzard burgers and downpour steaks to delicious juicy platters of food. And we got them: 19 people entered 34 photos. (We didn’t get any videos, though.) So from now until the winner is announced on Aug. 25, I’ll be featuring these photos on Small Bites.

Bill Palladino of Carmel sent in this photo of Steaks, Very Well Done.

He says:

Father’s day fiasco 2007 . T-Bone steaks caught in a flare up. Had to use a fire extinguisher. Did you not say WELL DONE? Pictured myself (Pop-Pop) son in law Ted and grandaugther Abigail

Bill tells me that his daughter and son-in-law had invited them over for a Father’s Day barbecue, and purchased four nice T-bone steaks. They were getting ready for dinner and everyone was in the kitchen when Ted came running in from the back deck saying “The grill’s on fire!” Sure enough, says Bill, there were flames shooting out of the grill. They doused the whole thing with the white foam from the extinguisher — and “that was so much for dinner.”

After they put the fire out, they decided to take a photo for posterity.

The bottom line, says Bill? Dinner that night was fried chicken from Stew Leonard’s.

Sweet story, Bill. Glad everyone was OK.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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