Ever since my days as Fire Commissioner for The East Norwich Fire Department in Muttontown, L.I. ended, I've tried to do my part to continue to support the volunteer fire departments on Long Island. A T-shirt here or a hat there went to a good cause. Spending $25.00 per person for the Cutchogue Fire Department B-B-Q was simply another way to support what the volunteer fire departments do all over Long Island.
Unless you have been to this annual event, you cannot imagine what you are in for.
Sandy & I are 5 year veterans of this local culinary feast (loved the 57th B-B-Q's Heinz Logo T-Shirt) and look forward to attending from year to year. This time, we actually sat with a couple of school teachers from the area...one of whom has attended all 60 years...Wow!... except one because she had to attend a wedding on that particular weekend.
From what I understand, approximately 3,400 dinners were served this year. Think about that and just imagine the amount of hard work and effort put forth by the firefighters and their family of volunteers to service all these people. Check this out: superb service and with a smile too!
Here are Kathy Nicole (right) Carolyn and Pat. Goodness...I'm missing a person! Uh-oh ladies...forgive me. A special special mention goes out to Kathy (center) for the extra cucumber and onions.
And where would we be without special special special mention that goes out to Kathy's son Billy, the Cutchogue Fire Chief. Thank you to you all for what you do and for your fine reception!
Chief Billy with that Famous Billy Smile
Embedded on the north fork (NOFO) in summer is a concentration of farms and vineyards like nowhere else I have ever been. There's lots of wonderful places in these United States with wine vineyards and many with farms and farm stands, however the plethora of farms AND wineries on the NOFO is like nowhere else.
Everyone gets a whole half (sounds like a jumbo shrimp, huh?) of a superbly B-B-Q' d 180 degree chicken, the freshest cut beefsteak tomatoes you will ever eat served with thinly sliced cucumbers and onions in a special vinegar dressing, the freshest and sweetest corn on the cob, and potato salad.
Makes my hungry just saying it.
One thing you need to know. This venue gets sold out in advance. So...for 2017 give the CFD a call at least a month in advance for ticket info. They can be reached @ 631.734.6907.
Look at this table waiting for YOU!
Oh yes...one more thing: This coming September 11th, 2016 is a day of remembrance and we need to stop for a moment to do just that: REMEMBER!
There is also something else occurring this upcoming September 11th. The annual North Fork Foodie Tour will be celebrating its 10th year.
This event is quite an adventure for those who want to enjoy a day of artisan food, wine, beer and much much more on the north fork of Long Island, New York, USA!
Come on out day-trippers and see what the summer bounty on the NOFO has to offer!
Ever been to a Lavender field like the ones you see in France?
As always, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to comment.