Lobster is thrown into the mix at the pop-up Craft & Claw, in Hudson New York Hotel’s private park. There, local craft beers and lobster and crab rolls are in the spotlight. Guests can munch on Lobster Three Ways (classic herb mayo; sriracha bahn mi; and corn and miso butter lobster rolls); Crab Rolls (with yuzu mayo or fennel orange); or snacks of North Fork Old Bay Chips and Bavarian Pretzels with Warm Beer-Cheese Sauce.
Drinks include beer cocktails (for example, Lobster Bloody Mary with KelSo Pilsner, McClure’s Brooklyn Bloody Mix, housemade lobster tarragon stock, lemon, and fresh lobster garnish) and a signature Oktoberfest draft beer brewed exclusively by New York’s Kelso Brewery.
Craft & Claw runs Wednesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight, to the end of October.
A Lobstoberfest will be a part of the festivities on Oct. 11, with live performances, all-you-can-eat lobster roll, and beer tastings. (Craft & Claw, at Hudson New York, 356 W. 58th St.)
The 9th Annual Shacktoberfest will take place Oct. 3 through Oct. 12. Some of this year’s offerings, to be paired with ShackMeister Ale, include: Brat Burger, Currywurst, Bavarian Brat, Bacon Cheddar Brat, Apfelstrudel Shake, and a German Chocolate Walnut Concrete.
Shacktoberfest runs at all U.S. locations, with the exception of ballparks and airports.