Food

  • Late night food option: The Shore Shack

    Late night food option: The Shore Shack

    Responding to the dearth of late night food options in Rockaway (Pickles and Pies notwithstanding), Dalton’s Seaside Grill has set up a late night food truck in their parking lot. Open Thursday through Sunday, from 11pm to 5am, Shore Shack is serving up traditional food truck fare such as burgers, hot dogs and french fries.

  • The Summer Shift

    The Summer Shift

    Amy Morris and Anna Polonsky of The MP Shift, working with David Selig, have transformed the former Rockaway Taco (95-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard) into the peninsula’s newest culinary destination. The Summer Shift will feature a rotating line-up of chefs preparing Latin-inspired bites for hungry beachgoers. This is the schedule for the remainder of the summer:

  • Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    Updated: Food options near Fort Tilden

    With summer getting into full swing, Fort Tilden makes for an alluring and more laid-back alternative to the beaches just a bit east. This remote section of Gateway National Recreation Area makes for an ideal day trip, accessible by either weekend ferry service or the NYC Beach Bus. However, the food options are limited, but

  • Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Add the Riis Park Beach Bazaar to the list of this week’s seasonal openings. Seeking to capitalize on the success of the downtown beach concessions, the National Parks Service awarded a multi-year contract to the operators of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The food, music and shopping venue will be based at the far western end

  • Anna Bow now open on RBB

    Anna Bow now open on RBB

    Anna Bow joined the Restaurant Row lineup this week with their grand opening adjacent to the old Rockaway Taco space. The coffee shop will be open seven days a week, starting at 7am. Their menu (photo below) includes breakfast burritos, salads, sandwiches as well as coffee, juice and smoothies. Location: 95-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

  • Summer 2015: Concessions guide

    Summer 2015: Concessions guide

    Rockaway’s beach concessions have become of hotbed of activity in the summer. Hosting a wide variety of restaurants, the concessions have covered seating areas, restrooms, and typically feature live music and entertainment on the weekends. Opening date is May 15th this year. Beach 17th Street is the home of DredSurfer Grill. In addition to the

  • Signs of spring: chocolate rabbits spotted at Madelaine

    Signs of spring: chocolate rabbits spotted at Madelaine

    The retail outlet of The Madelaine Chocolate Company is open and ready to meet your St. Patrick’s and Easter chocolate needs. The chocolate purveyor, one of the largest private employers in Rockaway, had struggled to stay in business after suffering $50 million worth of damage from Hurricane Sandy. However, the owners and the city recently

  • Aycock plans a steamed burgers cafe in Rockaway

    Aycock plans a steamed burgers cafe in Rockaway

    Whitney Aycock, the beloved pizza nazi of Rockaway, has announced plans to open a new burgers-and-beer restaurant in Arverne in 2015. The still unnamed restaurant will be located in the Seaway Marina in the old Bent Rod café. The space has been abandoned for several years, and renovations are slated to start soon for an

  • Your winter guide to Rockaway

    Your winter guide to Rockaway

    As a plentiful December recedes, the bleak reality of a New York winter starts to set in. If you need to throw off the seasonal blues, satisfy that craving for some open sky by heading out to Rockaway Beach. And bring your South Brooklyn and Rockaways Brokelyn Beer Book (now 20% off), because Whit’s End,