Crab Boils at Back Forty West

Crab boils date back centuries on the Chesapeake Bay. So when each summer rolls around we crave again the tradition of cracking, banging, busting  and sucking crabs around a table accompanied by friends and a few pitchers of beer. The crab boils at Back Forty were bar none, the finest in the city. Few were as generous with the crabs and none match the deliciousness the Back Forty finger licking spice blend.

For $50 the restaurant dumped a mountain of spiced crabs onto newspaper wrapped tables and served it with other hand-eaten side dishes like stone ground cornbread, corn on the cob, boiled new potatoes and string beans. You washed it all down with pitchers of beer. Then they came back around with hand towels for the clean-up and summer fruit cobblers for dessert.

We will all sorely miss this event! Thanks for the great memories Back Forty!