The Brooklyn Beefsteak featuring Endless pitchers of local beer on every table, mountains of choice steak cuts & Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.
Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
The beef is back -- come one, come all to the second-and-a-half annual Brooklyn Beefsteak. Endless pitchers of New York's oldest oat soda on every table, heaping stacks of hot beef cuts, mountains of uneaten bread, and absolutely no utensils! Chow down to the hillbilly boogie rhythms of the Susquehanna Industrial Tool @ Die Co. (SIT & DIE) and sip McSorley's suds until your heart's content. It is a veritable celebration of America's favorite libation and our carnivorous inclinations. Boisterous crowds committed to stacking bread and communal singing are not only welcome, but encouraged at this Spring awakening!
Tammany Hall politicians invented the all-you-can-eat-and-drink beef and beer feast to buy votes. The flash-in-the-pan extravaganzas were fashionable among New York's elite, but lost favor in the early 20th century, surviving only in backwaters of Bergen & Passaic counties (Jersey). After 100 years in exile, the raucous atmosphere of the New York docks and saloons of years past has made its rightful return to the shores of the Gowanus. As beefsteak historian Bill Wander once said, "there is no wrong way to throw a beefsteak." Let's prove him right!
*Everyone takes home their very own souvenir apron so you always have a cow map handy when you are grilling poolside...