NYC's first "All U Can Eat Crab Feast," Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast, is coming this weekend, and it will be authentic, goshdarnit! Prepare for as much Maryland Blue Crab (duh) steamed on-site, Jalapeño Olive Oil Cole Slaw, Southern Style Cornbread, and Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding as you can handle. Naturally, Abita will be providing three varieties of their craft beer: light, amber, and Purple Haze to wash it all down.
It's a three day jam at the The Tunnel via the Terminal Stores at 269 11th Avenue from September 23rd to the 25st. The $118 tickets will entitle you unlimited beer, crab meat, and sides. A portion of the proceeds from the fiesta will be donated to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to help them restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay, which provides the crustaceans you so heartily enjoy.
Not convinced? Here's how Hammer & Claws puts it: "What makes a crab feast so fun? Eating with your hands? Rubbing shoulders with friends and strangers? Hammering to get to the biggest piece of jumbo lump? It's primitive all right. It's what the Chesapeake is all about."