What’s Happening This Week: Crab Boils, Oyster Eating


Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city.

Crab Week
Back Forty
August 30 through September 2

If you liked Back Forty’s Tuesday Crab Boil, then get excited for an entire week of the crustaceans. For $40 per person, you get a mound of blue claw crabs and homey sides, plus $15 pitchers of Sixpoint Crisp Lager to wash it all down.

‘Cue & Craft Beer Cocktail Dinner
Hill Country Barbecue Market
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.

This Ithaca Beer Company- and Original Moonshine-sponsored four-course meal, for $65, will feature smoky duck leg with spätzle and pickled okra, St. Louis pork rib with honey White Gold barbecue sauce, and Mangalista pork belly with Alphalpha ale glaze.

Labor Day Party
Maison Premiere
Monday, September 5, noon

The summer may be coming to an end, but don’t be sad. Instead, stuff your face with burgers and barbecued oysters. There will be authentic New Orleans French 75s and music by the Stompers, the bar’s house band. For $50, you can even enter the First Annual Maison Premiere Oyster Eating Competition, hosted by record holder Jim Ryan.