Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off: Free Food, Music & Festivities

CTbites Team

Come on down to Fairway Market in Stamford to enjoy free BBQ, music and giveaways on Saturday, July 13 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 Cos Cob, Noroton Heights, Westport, and Belltown against one another to prove whose barbecue is best. This will go down on Saturday, July 13 at noon in the parking lot behind Fairway Market’s Stamford store at 699 Canal Street (RAIN OR SHINE). 

The public will enjoy free samples of the firefighter’s cuisine, as well as music and giveaways. Festivities to Include Customer Appreciation Day With Grilling Contest, Free Food, Music, and Fire Trucks.

The winning firehouse will receive bragging rights as the best grillers in Fairfield County and a $500 gift card to the store. More importantly, the first place firehouse will select the charity of its choice to benefit from a Fairway Market “Shopping Night,” in which 25 % of sales will go to that charity.  

Participating firehouses are returning champs Cos Cob, Noroton Heights, Westport, and Belltown.  Using food donated by Fairway, they will compete to cook their tastiest ribs, burgers, chicken or vegetable skewers. All grillers must include a secret ingredient in their burgers which will be announced right before the contest begins.  

The distinguished judges for the Face-Off are: Lou Gorfain of CTBites, TJ Buzzeo of the Stamford  Daily Voice, JR Reiss of  Streets of Stamford and Dennis Bland, Fairway Market’s meat expert. 

Fairway has a long-standing commitment to firefighters and continues to support these brave men and women with firehouse shopping discounts and unique community events at each of its 12 locations. 

“Firefighters are famous for being terrific cooks and are justifiably proud of the firehouse cuisine they create,” said Bill Sanford, president of Fairway Market. “We really enjoy shining the spotlight on them and their grilling expertise and giving the community a chance to meet and greet these local heroes. Plus, it is all done for a good cause, making the event so meaningful and important.”