Raise the alarm! Restaurants are popping up inside firehouses. Don’t worry; you won’t need to go down a fireman’s pole to get into them. Here are six to check out and their dish that’s most fit for a firefighter.
The Fire Station Cheltenham, Cheltenham, England
Housed in a century-old Edwardian firehouse, the hotshot crew plays up the sizzling space by cooking extensively over a wood-powered robata grill.
Fit for a firefighter: Pork and chorizo burger topped with bacon and pickled fennel, and served with rosemary salted fries.
Make a reservation at the Fire Station Cheltenham.
The Columbia Firehouse, Alexandria, Virginia
Occupying a firehouse built in 1883, the brasserie and bar offers stick-to-your-ribs fare perfect for powering a rescue company.
Fit for a firefighter: Smoked pork ribs accompanied by barbeque baked beans and cornbread slathered with honey butter.
Make a reservation at the Columbia Firehouse.
Sixth Engine, Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1855, the oldest firehouse in the city was originally home to Metropolitan Hook & Ladder 1, and in 2012, it became a restaurant with a penchant for refined comfort food.
Fit for a firefighter: Smoked paprika carbonara accented with Cajun-style tasso ham and basil.
Make a reservation at Sixth Engine.
The Apparatus Room, Detroit, Michigan
Originally, the fire department headquarters housed fire engines but is now the home to a bustling brasserie with an open kitchen and sprawling bar.
Fit for a firefighter: Smoked Michigan ribeye with celeriac, vegetable Parmentier, and rich black trumpet jus.
Make a reservation at the Apparatus Room.