Now this one has my wife excited. According to my wife, it is a known fact that NYC firemen are some of the hottest men in the world and on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, you can come and hang out with the boys at the Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off. Before you let your imagination run away, it's a grilling challenge.
Donning aprons, caps, spatulas, and basting brushes, rather than their traditional gear, hoses and axes, teams of NYC’S firefighters will compete in Fairway’s Firefighters Food Face-Off, a grilling “throwdown,” on Tuesday, August 25 at noon in parking lot of Fairway’s corporate headquarters at 2284 12th Avenue at 126th Street.
The firefighters will cook their best ribs, burgers and a dish using a secret ingredient that will be unveiled at the contest. A panel of judges, including Mitchel London, Fairway’s Chef de Cuisine and Regina Schrambling, food writer extraordinaire, will determine a winner and a runner-up.
The event will benefit the FDNY Foundation which is the official not-for-profit of the FDNY established to promote Fire Safety in New York City and the professional development, training, and education of members of the FDNY.
Fairway has a long-standing commitment to firefighters, exemplified after the 9/11 tragedy, when Fairway adopted local firehouses and supplied food for them throughout the search and clean-up process and by the special shopping discount they receive at Fairway’s five locations.
The public is welcome and will be treated to samples of all the food prepared for the competition.
What: Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off (Grilling Challenge)
When: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from 12 Noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Parking Lot of Fairway Market 2284 12th Avenue at 126th Street, Manhattan
Photo of the fireman courtesy of On Point Publishing. You can see more of FDNY's best at their website here.