Eatonville Restaurant Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

9/18/2012, 7:16 p.m.

Hurston would have agreed wholeheartedly, having spent her life's work - four novels, three non-fiction books, and more than 50 short stories, plays and essays - telling the stories of those Southern ancestors. But "Their Eyes Were Watching God," remains her best known work, and when reprinted by Harper and Row in 1978, it sold more than 75,000 copies in one month. The novel was also named among the 100 Best English-Language novels by TIME Magazine.

Eatonville's "Food & Folklore Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of 'Their Eyes Were Watching God,'" will feature a menu including a Lima Bean and Corn Succotash Tart as an appetizer, a main course of Blackened Florida King Grouper with Crawfish Mulatto Rice, Braised Spicy Beet-Greens and Orange Creole Beurre Blanc, Key Lime Cheesecake and Cherry, Pistachio and Lemon Tea Cakes. Guests will receive a handout of favorite quotes from the popular novel, along with a special keepsake of tea cakes, in honor of Janie Crawford's lover Tea Cake from the novel.

Tickets to the event are available through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271628) for $57.60 per person, including tax and gratuity, or by calling (202) 332-ZORA. Eatonville Restaurant is located at 14th and V Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.