Food

  • Citysticks Waffle Sundae eating contest

    Citysticks Waffle Sundae eating contest

    While Coney Island has their annual hot dog eating contest, a new Rockaway tradition kicks off on July 5th. Citysticks, the ice pop purveyor located at the Beach 97th Street concessions, is holding a waffle sundae eating contest. There will be two contests, one for kids aged 8-15, and another for those 16 and older.

  • Elbow Bend: Breezy Point, Summer 2014

    Elbow Bend: Breezy Point, Summer 2014

    With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to start making a list of your cold beer options in Breezy Point. The Sugar Bowl is expected to open for the season in a few weeks, still in the refitted shipping container. The BayHouse will also be open in their temporary structure. Construction on new buildings for both

  • A Taste of Rockaway Beach returns this weekend

    HEART of Rockaway Beach is sponsoring another food tasting event this weekend. The Taste of Rockaway Beach kicks off this Sunday, May 4th at noon. Most of the participating restaurants are along Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 87th Street uptown to Beach 102nd Street. In addition to the restaurants that participated in December, this food

  • The Rockaway Pizza Wars of 2014 have started

    The Rockaway Pizza Wars of 2014 have started

    Rockaway has a well-deserved reputation for serving tacos. However, the summer of 2014 may bring a pizza war to the Beach 90s. When asked about recent rumors of Roberta’s opening up nearby, Whitney Aycock, the beloved Pizza Nazi of The Other End Pizza Parlour, had just one comment: “BRING IT ON MOTHER FUCKERS. My pizza

  • A NYer and a Californian walk into The Other End Pizza Parlour

    A NYer and a Californian walk into The Other End Pizza Parlour

    A New Yorker and a Californian walked into The Other End Pizza Parlour (formerly Playland Pizza) to sample what is being called the best pizza in New York. New Yorker: I grew up in Queens, where if you mention “pizza” and “Cross Bay Boulevard,” most people think of New Park. The landmark neon sign harkens

  • Two new sweet shops are coming to Rockaway

    Two new sweet shops are coming to Rockaway

    If you have a sweet tooth, you are in luck this summer. Rockaway Beach will soon be home to two new ice cream parlors. Uncle Louie G, featuring ices and (soft-serve!) ice cream will launch at 92-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. According to their website, they will be open on April 26th. Farther uptown on Beach

  • Rockaway arrives in London

    Rockaway arrives in London

    Well it didn’t take very long for Rockaway to turn into a brand. With the opening of Far Rockaway Shoreditch in the heart of hipster London, our urban beach culture has gone global. Opened by former New York resident George Dowling in October 2013, Far Rockaway Shoreditch is an “American style bar and restaurant inspired

  • Claudette, for the best coffee in Rockaway

    Claudette, for the best coffee in Rockaway

    There is no shortage of donut shop coffee in Rockaway, if that dishwater blend suits your taste. But if you prefer a richer serving of java, look no further than Cuisine by Claudette on Beach 116th Street. A long-time resident of Rockaway, and well known for her cooking classes, Claudette Flatow opened her shop in

  • 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