Crab Boil Dinners Kick Off at Back Forty

June 05, 2012 | by —Jessica Ferri | Homepage

Summer has officially reared its head, and with the hottest months yet to come you may find yourself craving fresh seafood. Luckily, beginning today, Back Forty (with locations in the East Village and in SoHo) is opening the reservation book for its annual Chesapeake Crab Boil, taking place every Tuesday throughout August.

The boil ($58, per person) includes spiced blue crabs served on a newspaper-covered table, seasonal sides such as buttery potatoes and string beans (and corn on the cob later in the summer), pitchers of Sixpoint Sehr Crisp Lager ($15), and desserts like seasonal fruit cobbler. Seating is communal and runs from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Due to the popularity of the event Back Forty is only accepting pre-paid reservations online. 190 Avenue B, 212-388-1990; 70 Prince St., 212-219-8570

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