thank you local fire department

Finished watching the Spanglish DVD and got a wicked craving for the sandwich Adam Sandler makes as a midnight snack in the movie (recipe below). Went over to the local Giant on N. Monroe Street here in Virginia Square to get the supplies. By the time I finished shopping, there were a slew of firemen working in the cold beer section. According to the clerk, there was some sort of electrical burst – nothing serious – but certainly surprising and a bit smelly.


I was really impressed with the level of response that the local fire department provided – three fire trucks, an ambulance, and two SUVs. They must have arrived really quickly – because I was only in the store for a few moments. Glad to know that they are so well prepared and ready to respond!

The sandwich turned out great! We scarfed down two of them before I even thought to take a picture (doh). The recipe was created by Thomas Keller, whose Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry is a landmark in California cuisine. You will love it – the key is to get really good bread, juicy tomatoes, and thick-cut bacon. Recipe and cooking instructions were included as a special feature on the DVD – they are posted in the extended entry.


5 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 8:18 am

    I made that sandwich too! Not the healthiest thing but very tasty.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 9:47 am

    Around midnight last night, I’m coming home from the Metro on Walter Reed, and this guy flies by me at around 50mph, runs the light at Glebe, and seconds later I hear a screech and a crunch. Shit, this guy has gone and killed himself. I get up around the corner and there’s his Accord resting on trees and bushes. He got out of the car, but was complaining of a headache, so I called 911 and they came out and tended to the guy. The Fire department did a great job, checking out his car for damage, checking the driver for concussion, and the Police did very well also. I gave my statement that I saw him run the light, then heard the crash.

  3. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 10:50 am

    Did the police think he was drunk driving? Back in August the VA DMV released the following:

    “For the third consecutive year, the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities has decreased in Virginia. A total of 322 individuals died in DUI-related crashes in 2005. That’s down six-percent from the previous year and 14 percent over the past three years. These figures are contained in the 2005 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts report released today.”

    Full article here on the DMV Website

  4. Easy (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

    Hello?!?! Problem in the beer aisle and I’d be there in a matter of minutes to fix the problem too!!! The big question: Is the beer okay? Does it require comforting on any level? I think I need to drive by Giant to follow up.

  5. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

    When I left they were talking about turning the power off to that section of the store… Hopefully it didn’t get to warm.

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