JULIET’S Pizza at 27-20 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City has finally opened after a year+ wait since signage went up. They are currently serving a preview menu consisting of four basic choices (plain, pepperoni, white, sicilian), available as slices or pies. Current hours are 11:30am to 7:30pm seven days a week.[Read more…] about Juliet’s Pizza On Jackson Ave In LIC Finally Opens
‘CANCEL my suite in St. Tropez. Cancel it!’ Take the champagne off the ice at Les Caves du Roy, my good friends abroad will have to wait another week, because the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be in Long Island City in 2023![Read more…] about Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Coming to LIC in 2023
FROM mid-April to mid-June one can typically purchase Haitian mangoes from the produce vendor on 49th Avenue by Vernon Boulevard. This is when the fruit from this region is in season and available. For those in the know, which includes the Hunters Point West Indian Nanny Posse and The Editor, there is no better delicacy in the world.[Read more…] about A Sad Tale From Afar Comes To Long Island City
In the summertime, when the weather is high
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather’s fine
You got women, you got women on your mind
Have a drink, have a drive
Go out and see what you can find
HERE we are, Memorial Day Weekend 2023. It’s going to be a beauty. Cue the bbq’s in Queensbridge Park, the crowded outdoor pool scene at Avalon North, the lines jutting from Center Boulevard in front of the ice cream trucks. Enjoy a cold and FRESH beer at one of our many local breweries. Make it an extra long one by “WFH” on Friday and Tuesday.[Read more…] about Memorial Day Weekend 2023 in Long Island City
BY my reckoning, three restaurants founded in Long Island City have received nationwide and global acclaim and fame. The first, in the summer of 2010, was M. Wells. Located off the beaten path in LIC, but right above the second subway stop out of Manhattan, its well-executed unconventional cuisine served in an actual diner setting quickly caught fire with foodies and the culinary literati. By January of 2011 it was listed alongside restaurants from chefs Heston Blumenthal (Fat Duck- London), Ferran Adria (El Bulli – Spain), David Chang (Momofuku – Sydney via NYC), and Thomas Keller (French Laundry – Napa) in a New York Times article entitled “Ten Restaurants Worth A Plane Ride.” Followed three months later with a 2-star review by Sam Sifton in the Times, and media coverage rivaling the Kardashian’s.
Yet in August of that year came the shocking news that it would be closing imminently, due to a landlord playing hardball and looking to jack up the rent on the tenants who only held a short term lease (biggest miscalculation ever, as the place has remained empty ever since). Though the LIC couple that found it would open the first of two M. Wells spin-offs in LIC only a year later, and the second which still exists today – both to highly positive reception, from a publicity perspective things never burned as bright as those tumultuous ~14 months in the diner.[Read more…] about Casa Lola Opens Monday, ¿Are You Ready LIC?