Posts Tagged: Restaurant Row

  • Grand opening: Beach Bistro 96

    Grand opening: Beach Bistro 96

    That pop of orange you may have noticed along the storefronts of Rockaway Beach Boulevard heralds the addition of Brazilian fare to Restaurant Row. Beach Bistro 96 is owned by Chef Carlos Varella and his wife Andressa Junqueira. The bistro is serving traditional Brazilian food such as picanha (a top sirloin cut), pasteis (a light

  • Grand Opening: Ship to Shore Wine Shop

    Grand Opening: Ship to Shore Wine Shop

    Add this gorgeous new wine shop to the growing list of new businesses in Rockaway. Ship to Shore Wine Shop had their grand opening this past weekend, proving that Rockaway Beach Boulevard is fast becoming a food and shopping destination in its own right. Owned by Rashida Jackson of the nearby Sayra’s Wine Bar and

  • The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The Rockaway 2015 year in review

    The year got off to a promising start when Lonely Planet named Queens the top U.S. travel destination for 2015. While the guide heralded the ethnic diversity of the borough, it also cited the subway-accessible “Atlantic-kissed sands” of Rockaway. Residents and visitors were set to embrace “Hamptons without the fuss,” making the James Franco visit

  • The Community House: Rockaway’s stunning new gastropub

    The Community House: Rockaway’s stunning new gastropub

    With the opening of the Community House on August 4th, the peninsula bar count is now up to 30, and the restaurant scene in Rockaway takes a serious, and elegant step up. Occupying the old Irish Circle, which was shuttered in 2014, the design of the new gastropub relegates any memories of that watering hole

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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