June 6, 2013 By Bill Parry
A group of bars and restaurants on Skillman Avenue have organized a BBQ themed pub crawl to take place on Saturday, with the aim of celebrating the arrival of summer and raising funds for the beautification of the Avenue.
The group, known as The Skillman Project, has held three pub crawls in the past year. This one is called the Skillman Avenue BBQ Crawl and it is tied to Saturday’s 145th running of the Belmont Stakes and summer.
There are nine bars/restaurants participating in the event—and attendees will be served $3 beers from 3pm until late.
There will also be plenty of food on offer.
The Copper Kettle, located at 50-24 Skillman Ave., plans on offering pulled pork sandwiches, Mexican nachos, chorizo with pico de gallo and ribs.
Meanwhile, Paul Flynn, the owner of Flynn’s Garden Inn (46-08 Skillman Ave.), plans to “fire up the barbie in the beer garden” and offer up chicken and ribs, burgers and hot dogs.
The Brogue, located at 49-10 Skillman Ave., is keeping it simple with hot dogs and hamburgers.
To partake in the festivities, attendees are required to register at The Brogue between 3 pm and 5 pm, and buy a $5 wristband. The wristband is needed in order to get the $3 beer price at all nine restaurants/bars.
Proceeds from the wristband sales will go toward beautifying Skillman Avenue.
“We want to add flower boxes and more festive lighting for the holidays.” said Pat Tunney, owner of The Copper Kettle.
The BBQ theme poses something of a culinary challenge for Ana Kitich, the owner of Cafe Marlene (41-11 49th St.). “We’ll come up with something different with our crepes,” Kitich said. “It will be a surprise.”
Other establishments taking part in Saturday’s Skillman Avenue BBQ Crawl include: Aubergine Cafe, Quaint Bistro, Claret Wine Bar, Murphy’s Bar and The Dog and Duck.
Date: Saturday, June 8
Registration time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Location of Registration: The Brogue, 49-10 Skillman Ave.
Time: 3pm til late