Summer time may technically finish on September 21, but a couple of goodfolks are letting New Yorkers prolong the spirit: from September 23-25, the Hammer and Claws Blue Crab Feast will hit Chelsea for the very first time, bringing an authentic, Maryland-style (steamed in beer, vinegar, and water, and dusted with Old Bay seasoning), all-you-can-eat blue crab feast correct as much as the Hudson Harbor. Tickets for every from the weekend's 4 seatings price $118, and consist of all of the fixings—plus beer and cocktails. And it is all to get a great trigger, no much less.
As a lot as our eco-awareness is at an all-time high, the decline from the Chesapeake Bay—where watershed runoff has polluted the waters and turned more than a third from the bay into a certified Dead Zone—has largely flown below the radar. But raising awareness for the cause—and sending proceeds towards the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to assist repair these issues—were points of inspiration for Annapolis native and NYC-based restaurateur Joshua Morgan (Choptank) to organize Hammer and Claws within the initial location.
"After organizing crab feasts at Choptank and seeing just how much pent-up demand there was for that type of interactive, communal dining encounter, I knew I wanted to complete some thing on a larger scale," stated Morgan. "I cannot believe of a much better method to invest each day than consuming crabs inside a cool venue with reside music—but I figured if I am going to bring this distinctive feast to NYC, it only tends to make sense to provide back towards the Chesapeake, which tends to make it all feasible. And simply because the CBF is affiliated having a entire network of non-profit organizations, such as Lengthy Island's Peconic Bay, New Yorkers will hopefully really feel that a lot closer towards the trigger."
Proceeds from the festival will go straight towards the CBF's substantial work to plant trees, produce riparian buffers, and replant oyster communities to sustainably manage water pollution all through the six states whose tributaries feed in to the Chesapeake. Says Adam Wickline, Community Developing Manager from the CBF, "Because the issues we face within the Chesapeake Bay are exactly the same ones troubling estuaries and fantastic waters far and wide, the function we're performing right here can turn out to be a template for other people, such as the Narragansett, Lake Tahoe, and also the San Francisco Bay."
Cannot make it to this year's feast? Morgan anticipates turning it into an annual tradition—and perhaps even introducing it to other cities about the nation.
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