HEART of Rockaway Beach

The Hospitality & Entertainment Association for Restaurants and Taverns (HEART of Rockaway Beach) was recently formed by businesses still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Several restaurant owners have banded together in hopes of drawing attention from residents and visitors especially in the off-season.

Their first event, A Taste of Rockaway Beach, will be held on December 7th. It is described as a “restaurant crawl to celebrate the new and exciting destinations in Rockaway Beach.” A $10 pass will entitle diners to a food tasting in each of the 10 participating establishments, all within walking distance of each other. Tickets can be purchased from any of the participating businesses.

Surfside Bagels

Irish Circle

101 Deli

Veggie Island



Sayra’s Wine Bar

Playland Motel

Thai Rock

Bungalow Bar

If this is successful, maybe Rockaway will finally get official recognition from the city for restaurant row.