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Bubby's to Host Monster Mark Twain Feast This Week

All this fall, Dumbo restaurant Bubby's has been hosting a series of special themed dinners as part of their Fall Dinner Symposium series. And out of all the dinners on the schedule, the one coming up on Wednesday sounds the most formidable.

With the help of Andrew Beahrs, the author of "Twain’s Feast: In Search of America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens" the restaurant will attempt to create a feast of all of Mark Twain's favorite American foods. They explain, "Twain dreamed of an American meal with more than eighty courses, including wild turkey, baked apples, oysters in every manner, succotash, porterhouse steak and hoe-cakes, Southern style. This feast will not offer every dish on the list (terrapin is no longer available) but those in attendance will experience an epic journey through the history of American food and the mind of an American genius."

Tickets are $100 here, and if the menu below is any clue—it includes buttermilk in a pitcher, seven seafood dishes, and six meat dishes—epic is indeed the right word.


Radishes with With Sea Salt in Ice Water
Fried Oysters
Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell
Cherry Stone Clams on the Half Shell
Fried Frogs Legs
West Coast Mussels in Beer and Butter
Stewed Oysters
Roasted Rainbow Trout fried in Bacon Fat

Fried Chicken, Southern Style
Wild Turkey
Duck Legs Boiled in Duck Fat
Sliced Porterhouse Steak
House Cured Bacon and Collard Greens
Bacon and Baked Beans
Cranberry Sauce
Saratoga Potatoes (Potato Chips)
Mashed Potatoes

String Beans
Butter Beans
Roasted Vegetable Platter
Sweet Potatoes, Turnips,
Butternut Squash, Pumpkin

Hot Wheat Bread
Hot Corn Pone
Buckwheat Cakes with Clear Maple Syrup
& American Butter

Buttermilk in a pitcher
Ice Water

American Coffee with Real Cream

Apple Fritters with Real Cream
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie

· Twain's Feast Spectacle With Andrew Beahrs [Bubby's]


1 Main St., Brooklyn, NY