• Elbow Bend: Kennedy’s set to reopen

    Elbow Bend: Kennedy’s set to reopen

    Nearly two years after being deluged by the tides of Hurricane Sandy, Kennedy’s Restaurant in Breezy Point is preparing to reopen later this month. The scaffolding recently came down on the bay front watering hole, revealing a beautiful new clapboard façade that blends in effortlessly on the shore. The refurbished restaurant also boasts a new

  • For Locavores, Edgemere Farm

    For Locavores, Edgemere Farm

    Edgemere Farm wraps up its first summer in Rockaway with a bountiful harvest of summer vegetables. The Thursday night farm dinners are finished for the season, but there is still plenty of fresh produce available. The farm will continue to be open to the public on Saturdays. This week, there were plenty of tomatoes, peppers

  • Rockaway arrives in Moscow

    Rockaway arrives in Moscow

    Well it turns out that Far Rockaway Shoreditch is not the first global outpost of our urban surf culture. There is a bar called Far Rockaway that opened in Moscow in March 2013. According to an interview with The Local East Village, the proprietors of Death + Co. advised the Russian owners on developing the

  • Elbow Bend: Harbor Light Pub

    Elbow Bend: Harbor Light Pub

    The beloved Harbor Light Pub, which was destroyed by the fires of Hurricane Sandy, has received DOB approval to begin rebuilding. Residents are eagerly looking forward to a reopening in mid or late 2015.

  • Goody’s, the best BBQ in Queens (and maybe NYC)

    Goody’s, the best BBQ in Queens (and maybe NYC)

    Hey Real Noo Yawkas Eat, I thought of you this afternoon. For you and other inveterate foodies who like to venture into the real neighborhood joints of this city, Goody’s should be on your must-visit list. This West Indian barbeque restaurant has the best ribs in Queens. Roasted to perfection, they are meaty and not

  • The Rockaway Pizza War of 2014 is over

    The Rockaway Pizza War of 2014 is over

    The Rockaway Pizza Wars of 2014 have come to a sudden and ignominious end, with beloved Pizza Nazi Whitney Aycock declaring victory. Roberta’s, the much fawned over Brooklyn pizzeria (“Hipster Italian dining” according to Google) has shuttered their sidewalk oven on Beach 96th Street. The lot has been dormant the last couple of weekends, and

  • Winner: Citysticks waffle sundae eating race

    Winner: Citysticks waffle sundae eating race

    A new Rockaway tradition kicked off this weekend with the first annual waffle sundae eating race. Terence Oben was the winner of the competition, hosted by Justin Harter of Citysticks NYC at the Beach 97th Street concessions. Waffle sundae eating race on Flickr

  • Local Liquids

    Local Liquids

    In another sign of Beach 116th Street’s continued revival, the shopping district will soon be home to Local Liquids, a juice-and-smoothie shop. Owned by local resident Jeannie McHale, the shop will feature acai bowls in addition to the health juices and smoothies. Look for their colorful storefront signage, painted by the famed Geoff Rawling. The

  • Le Fooding Beach Club

    Le Fooding, a Paris-based gourmet dining and events company, is coming to Rockaway for their first ever Beach Club dining event. The three-day picnic event pairs local chefs such as Andrew Field (of the ubiquitous Rockaway Taco) with chefs from Momofuku Milk Bar, Ivan Ramen, Trois Mec and Cosme. According to a Le Fooding press