Free BBQ @ Fairway Market as Firefighters Face Off

Stephanie Webster

Come on down to Fairway Market in Stamford to enjoy free BBQ ribs, beef and turkey burgers, music and giveaways on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at noon.

In lieu of helmets, hoses, and axes, Fairfield County’s bravest will instead don aprons, barbecue tongs, and basting brushes when they compete in Fairway’s Firefighters Food Face-Off.  This grilling “throwdown” will pit firefighters from Stamford, Darien and Ridgefield against one another to prove whose barbecue is best @ the Stamford store location – 699 Canal Street (Rain or Shine).  The public is welcome to enjoy free samples of the firefighter’s cuisine, as well as music and giveaways. 

The firefighters will compete to cook their tastiest ribs, beef burgers and turkey burgers.  A panel of judges, Jodi Heilman, of the Stamford Patch  Chris Preovolos of the Stamford Advocate,Lou Gorfain of CTbites, Ray Venezia, Fairway’s Master Butcher,  Steve Jenkins, Fairway’s Cheesemonger, and Bobby Valentine, baseball great, ESPN analyst and Public Safety Director for Stamford, will determine the first place finisher basing their decisions on taste and originality.

The winning team will not only receive bragging rights but also a $500 gift card o shop for groceries for their firehouse  and  the opportunity to name the charity of their choice to benefit from a Fairway “Shopping Night”  which the Stamford store will host on their behalf.  

WHAT: Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off

WHERE: Fairway Market – 699 Canal Street in Stamford

WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2011 – noon