Today's Guest post is by FHL Co-Founder Robert Hammond on one of his favorite places to eat in the neighborhood:
"A few weeks ago I walked into Tom Colicchio's restaurantCraftsteak to show some friends Stephen Hannock's amazing painting Chelsea Winter with Elevated Park; New York High Line. Stephen painted the High Line in 2006, right before construction began, using a rooftop perspective and collaged images from Friends of the High Line. It's really something to see up close if you haven't, and a good excuse to swing by this great restaurant.
I had been meaning to make it to Tom's recently launched Halfsteak – a more casual restaurant in the front dining room of Craftsteak that opened a few months ago. We ended up having dinner there and it did not cost much more than good take-out food. The burger is $11.50 and it comes with delicious fries. You can also order any items off of the main dining room menu if you have your heart set on any of their seasonal side dishes or steaks.
The restaurant is a stone's throw from our 14th and 16th Street entrances to the High Line and is a perfect place to watch the sun set across the Hudson River, so after a walk on the High Line this summer, stop in for a 'Half Pint' and a 'Halfsteak'.
Tom and the restaurant have been huge supporters of the Friends of the High Line since they opened three years ago.
And a new retrospective book of Stephen Hannock's paintings just came out this spring. The High Line painting from the restaurant is double fold image in the new book, just called "Stephen Hannock." Stephen has work at the Metropolitan Museum where his paintings Kaaterskill Falls for Frank Moore and Dan Hodermarsky and The Oxbow: After Church, after Cole, Flooded, Green Light are displayed together in the Modern Art Wing."