IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR SINCE FORK AND HOSE CO. HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF. IN THAT SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, I HAVE MADE SO MANY NEW BROTHERS AND SISTERS THROUGH OUR COMMON PASSION FOR THE "FIREHOUSE CULINARY ARTS". THE FORK AND HOSE CO. FAMILY EXTENDS BEYOND THE SHORES OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY, EVEN AS FAR AS AUSTRALIA. RECENTLY I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET A COUPLE OF LONG TIME SUPPORTERS OF FORK AND HOSE CO., KELLY AND RANDY, WHO ARE BOTH FIREFIGHTERS IN ST. PETE, FL FIRE AND RESCUE AND JUST GOT MARRIED!
One part of Kelly and Randy's honeymoon was a stop here in New York. They stayed in Manhattan near Times Square. My wife and I drove down to meet them and after a comical address "issue" that included having them walk a coupe extra blocks in this bitter New York cold weather, we finally met. The plan for the day...food and a firehouse visit of course! For eats we decided on grabbing brunch at a great place, Cookshop on 10th Avenue. I also contacted another F&H Co. brother who works in midtown at Engine 54 who was able to set up a little tour for us. Even though we had to cut our day short, we had a great time talking firehouse, food and fitness.
THE FOOD AT THE COOKSHOP WAS GREAT. AND OF COURSE WE HAD TO SHARE BECAUSE THE DISHES WERE ALL SO GOOD.
A HUGE THANKS TO ERIC FROM "THE PRIDE OF MIDTOWN" FOR GETTING US A TOUR OF THIS GREAT FIREHOUSE THAT COVERS BROADWAY. FIREFIGHTER CLARK DID A GREAT JOB GOING OVER 4 TRUCK'S EQUIPMENT, AND IM NOT SURE WHY BUT THE CHIEF WANTED AN "AUDIT" OF THE CHEESESTEAK LUNCH THE MEMBERS HAD....TOUGH BEING A FIREHOUSE CHEF.
AND I SHOULD PROBABLY MENTION, IF YOU HEAD OVER TO OUR RECIPES PAGE YOU CAN FIND ONE OF KELLY'S GREAT RECIPES FOR CHICKEN PICCATA !