Full disclosure: Team Eater has cracked the day's first bottle of rosé.
[The backyard at Back Forty, where 'an all-American backyard barbecue' awaits.]
Kudos to Mr. Ben Schmerler of First Press Public Relations, who, in response to our 12:49pm posting asking for a press release to publish, had word of some July 4 fun at Avenue B's Back Forty in the Eater Inbox at 12:58pm. Nine minutes, for those scoring at home.
For Immediate Release
190 Avenue B (at 12th St.); 212-388-1990
July 4th Backyard Barbecue at Back Forty
Good Eats Before You Watch the Fireworks a Few Blocks Away
On Friday, July 4th, Peter Hoffman's Back Forty (190 Avenue B, at 12th Street; 212-388-1990) will host an all-American backyard barbecue from 3-11 PM, featuring the a la carte menu listed below. Three dollar local beers (such as Captain Lawrence's Pale Ale) and free watermelon slices will ensure a festive 4th. Fireworks fans are encouraged to stop by Back Forty for a meal in the backyard (pictured below), then head a few blocks east to the river to watch the fireworks display, which begins at 9 PM.
Please note: Reservations are available for parties of six or more. Back Forty's indoor seating will also be available, in case of inclement--or just plain muggy--weather.
July 4th Back Forty Backyard Menu Items (a la carte)
Clams and oysters on the half-shell
Pork jowl nuggets with jalapeño jam
Grilled shrimp skewers with mint salsa
Chilled pea soup
String bean salad with raisins and pine nuts
New potato salad with lovage and dill
Grilled corn on the cob with lime and chile salt
"Fearless Franks" hot dogs
Maryland crab roll on challah bun
Barbecue chicken with Carolina rub
Grilled pork chops with rhubarb mustard
Root beer (or stout) floats
Watermelon slices (free)
For more information, contact:
First Press Public Relations