A new restaurant will be opening on 44th Road in Long Island City under the aegis of Mark Rancourt, a co-owner of Extra Fancy in Williamsburg. Extra Fancy describes itself as a “Crab-shack-chic eatery serving New England-style seafood plates, upscale sandwiches, creative cocktails & craft beer.” I would describe it as crab shack meets Brother Jimmy’s down on the bayou in the 1980’s (given the soundtrack when I went).
No word as to whether this new restaurant will mimic the one in Williamsburg, but rumor has it that it will be a large space with seating both indoors and outdoors and three bars.
In addition, I believe the actual location will be 10-29 44th Road, which is located in the industrial area ~1.5 blocks east of the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Vernon Blvd.
Whatever type of restaurant they open, one menu item that fish-lovers, meat-eaters, and vegans will all agree is not-to-be missed is the buffalo cauliflower – I’ll be eating a bucket for Superbowl.
//QUEENS Education and Activity Open House Next Saturday, January 12 at the LIC Arts Center located at 44-02 23rd Street from 1pm to 5pm. Learn more about the music school, ballet school & dance, art instruction, acting classes, french lessons, rock climbing, and the personalized kids education e right here in LIC. With activities onsite – free and open to all, see link below for ‘Queens Learns.’
//YEAH the post-holiday blues have set in and it’s dark when you wake up, but I have some good news for LIC: three straight weekends of NFL playoff action, the first two of which will have games on both Saturday and Sunday! Just gotta get through January and the Center Boulevard wind tunnel.
Extra Fancy Website – get your bibs ready for summer?
10-29 44th Rd. – location for new restaurant
Queens Learns – next Saturday, January 12