UPDATED: Taco confusion, Sugar Cube and Caracas open, and Beach Sliders

Rockaway Beach Surf Club

Summer Preview:

Rockaway Taco may be shuttered this summer, but the culinary talents behind that operation have opened up shop a few blocks away. Tacoway Beach kicked off the unofficial start of summer by opening up in the Rockaway Beach Surf Club this weekend.
302 Beach 87th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY

At this time, there are no announced plans for any other food service to open up in the old Rockaway Taco space. DiCosmo’s Ices also will not be returning this summer.

Here are a couple of other new and notable openings along Restaurant Row since last summer:

Rockaway Roasters is a new gourmet coffee shop and organic juice bar featuring Stumptown products. Open Monday through Friday from 6:00AM to 6:00PM, and weekends 8:00AM to 6:00PM.
92-06 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach, NY
718 474-2500

Beach Sliders

Beach Sliders

Beach Sliders will be serving White Castle-inspired burgers, as well as a full service breakfast menu in an old fashioned diner-grill setting.
99-04 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach, NY

Chicks to Go is an authentic Peruvian rotisserie, serving roasted chicken, hot dogs, salads and sides such as fried cassave.
97-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach, NY
347 902 6215

Edgemere Farm is also confirmed open for the season.

The Sugar Cube

The Sugar Cube

The Sugar Bowl is confirmed open as of May 15th. Caracas Arepa Bar and Conchos at the Beach 106th Street concessions are also confirmed as open. Rippers, at Beach 86th Street, will open on Saturday, May 16th.

Connolly’s and the Beach 97th Street concessions will open on Friday, May 22nd. Here is a full listing of the beach concessions.

Follow Rockawayist on Twitter for more summer updates, and look out for the Rockaway Times Summer Guide, slated for publication at the end of May.