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Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Company Restaurant Review: Hook & Ladder has established itself as a go-to choice for modern cuisine in a hip, eclectic setting. The name is a nod to the city’s early days of firefighting, while the design pays homage to yesteryear with curio shop finds, including a rotary phone and vintage typewriter. Elements of modernity are peppered throughout, including the ubiquitous flat-screen TV and a ceiling swathed in taupe fabric. The menu meets the standards of today’s discerning tastes, focusing on inspired dishes made from locally produced ingredients. Starters include fig leaf-wrapped goat cheese with fig and apricot compote, ahi banh mi sliders and avocado hummus. Mains include roasted beet linguine with garlic cream sauce, salmoriglio glazed chicken with panzanella salad and pork osso buco with mashed sweet potato. Desserts are crafted with equal care, such as the honeycomb meringue with lemon crème, while the resident mixologist whips up artisan cocktails like the Parish Punch with rum, orgeat, citrus juice and vanilla bitters.