Food

  • Pico RBNY is Rockaway’s best new restaurant

    Pico RBNY is Rockaway’s best new restaurant

    The post-Sandy restaurant scene in Rockaway continues to bring diverse menu offerings to the community. With the recent opening of Pico RBNY on Beach 129th Street, the peninsula now has it’s first full service Mexican restaurant. Owned by local resident Christopher Miles, Managing Partner, and the Keating family of neighboring East Meets West, Pico is

  • Believe it: Rockaway has a Restaurant Row

    Believe it: Rockaway has a Restaurant Row

    Brooklyn has Smith Street, and Manhattan has West 46th Street. And now Rockaway has it’s very own Restaurant Row, which seems to be centering on Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 88th Street, potentially to as far west as Beach 116th Street. During what can be called the bleak years of the 1980s, 90s and 2000s

  • Labor Day edition: The food scene in Rockaway is bustling

    Labor Day edition: The food scene in Rockaway is bustling

    Some foodie notes from a holiday weekend…. Jameson’s Pub on Beach 129th Street is another example of Rockaway’s best Irish bar and grills. Serving a reliable menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches and wraps, Jameson’s also boasts one of the area’s best selection of craft beers. A recent winner at the San Diego Beer Fest, the

  • 3rd Annual NYC Honey Fest is coming to Beach 86th Street

    3rd Annual NYC Honey Fest is coming to Beach 86th Street

    The 3rd Annual New York City Honey Festival returns to Rockaway on September 7, 2013. Co-hosted by The Brooklyn Grange, one of the world’s leading rooftop urban farms, and Rippers, the boardwalk snack shack and juice bar, the festival drew over 2,000 visitors last year. According the Chase Emmons, the apiary director of the Brooklyn

  • For some Latin fare, try Brisas del Mar

    For some Latin fare, try Brisas del Mar

    Nothing can stir the appetite like a day at the beach. The sun, ocean, maybe some volleyball or biking can bring out the hunger monster in the best of us. If after a day of surf, you have a hankering for some Latin fare, and Rockaway Taco just won’t do, check out the nearby Brisas

  • Coming soon to restaurant row: The Rock NYC

    Coming soon to restaurant row: The Rock NYC

    Proving that Rockaway’s emerging restaurant scene has legs, Rockawayist has learned that another wine, beer and small plates bar is slated to open on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, just east of Cross Bay Boulevard. The Rock NYC is expected to open next month at 92-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Owned by the same family behind the adjacent

  • Food options near Fort Tilden

    Food options near Fort Tilden

    Battery Harris and the beaches of Fort Tilden are still closed, due to storm damage. However, the rest of the park is still open and accessible by foot, bike or car. If you are taking the weekend ferry service or biking through to Breezy Point, the food options are limited, but still quite good. The

  • Dalton’s is what Rockaway does best: the Irish bar & grill

    Dalton’s is what Rockaway does best: the Irish bar & grill

    The spate of new restaurant openings on the peninsula this year has been a bright spot for residents seeking a return to normalcy. And many beachgoers are extending their day trips into the evenings by settling in for some refreshments at Playland Motel, Sayra’s, and now Uma’s. These restaurateurs have brought diverse new food offerings

  • Rockaway’s bustling bar and restaurant scene

    Rockaway’s bustling bar and restaurant scene

    Thanks to the amazing weather over the long holiday weekend, Rockaway’s bar and restaurant scene was quite bustling. The crowds were gladly welcomed by local businesses that are starting to recover from Hurricane Sandy. The interior of Thai Rock is still under construction, but that has not kept the crowds away. The views of Jamaica

  • Playland Motel is open for business

    Playland Motel is open for business

    Adding to Rockaway’s vibrant new food scene, the hotly anticipated Playland Motel has opened in the old Tap & Grill space on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Named after the beloved amusement park that operated across the street until the mid-1980s, the Playland Motel evokes a casual beach ambience, ideal for a post-surfing drink or meal. Right