If we needed any other proof that Long Island City is becoming the center of the universe, the enormous amount of film being shot in our neighborhood is ample confirmation of our usurping the top slot from Manhattan. Ok, ok, it’s mostly TV shows on remote cable channels, but I did see Stanford Blatch on Center Boulevard this week. What this mostly means is that there are fewer places to park on the street, which doesn’t bother me much because I keep my Bentley in a temperature controlled garage, and of course it spends the weekends down the road in Southampton anyway.
Talking about the weekend, let’s get right into all that LIC has to offer for those still in town. If you are a regular reader of this site, you know about my obsession with beer gardens. Well, there might be a reason for it: in addition to being Hollywood East, LIC is at the nexus of NYC beer gardens! Just look at where the locations of them are in the first article, and they don’t even mention that we just got another one smack dab in the middle of LIC(JB Smokehouse)! Fortunately, you know the first place to go when you want the most up-to-date info on Long Island City: LICtalk
As if being beer garden central isn’t enough, not to mention all the other regular, but extraordinary, things going on about town this weekend(PS1’s Warm-Up comes to mind), we have a very special one-off. In fact, it might be one of the very few events for which I would be willing to forgo an afternoon at a beer garden. Ladies and Gentlemen, this weekend and this weekend only, there is a pig roast in town. Our town! Now that my friends, is celluloid worthy!
(All this week’s news links are at the bottom, and there is a lot of news!)
Queens culinary destination LIC Market will celebrate its second birthday on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th with its 2nd Anniversary Pig Roast and Clambake. The weekend event will feature food, drinks and fun celebrating the restaurant’s second year in Long Island City. I hope that you will consider news of LIC Market’s 2nd Anniversary Pig Roast and Clambake for calendar listings, features and more.
For $25 per person, guests can partake in either roastedsuckling pig, rice and black beans, corn, tamales, pico de gallo, romaine, queso fresco and tortillas or cherrystone clams, steamer clams, PEI mussels, prawns, steamed potatoes with salsa verde, corn and chorizo. Hungry for something a little different? LIC Market will also feature steamed 1Ž2 pound lobster with lemon, parsley and drawn butter or a rack of BBQ beef short ribs with housemade chipotle BBQ sauce for $22 per person during its anniversary weekend.
Thirsty? You’ll drink up with (6 each) $25 beer buckets and $4 mimosas and sangrias ($20 per pitcher).
Since 2010 residents of Long Island City, Queens have enjoyed the fresh flavors that Chef/Owner Alex Schindler has brought to the area through simple yet flavorful menus and an in-house market featuring house-made food items and specialty ingredients sourced just for his patrons. LIC Market (Long Island City Market) is the result of Schindler’s quest to bring the food, service and community atmosphere lacking in big-city dining to the neighborhood that he loves. LIC Market is located at at 21-52 44th Drive (West of 23rd Street) in Long Island City, Queens, one of New York City’s growing culinary hotspots.
LIC Market’s 2nd Anniversary Pig Roast and Clambake
21-52 44th Drive
(West of 23rd Street)
Long Island City, Queens
Saturday, July 28, 2012
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 29, 2012
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
$25 per person
Roasted Sucking Pig and Sides
Cherrystone Clams, Steamer Clams, PEI Mussels, Prawns and sides
$22 per person
BBQ Beef Short Ribs
$25 Beer Buckets
$4 Glass/$20 Pitcher
Top Beer Gardens In New York City – this is better than winning the lottery
MoMA PS1 Warm-Up Mixes – additional music in case you need a little after-party ’til the buzz wears off
New Boutique Steakhouse In LIC Boasts $3,800 Bottle Of Wine –any discount for cases?
Best Rock Climbing Within Reach Of NYC – #1 is in LIC, of course
Metropolitan Opera Returns To LIC Waterfront – sorry to prick your bubble, but not Gantry Park
In Queens, An Artistic Alteration – big story on the Queens Plaza makeover(reminder, use my search tip to get full story)
LIC Residents Want New Waterfront High School To Have Eco Curriculum – this should read “Resident“, as in singular. How about we start with Reading, Writing, and ‘rithmetic???
MTA Tunnels Under LIC Completed – ok tangential, am I the only resident who thinks this is really cool?
Jimmy V Getting Married This Weekend – guess where? It ain’t Canada
LIC Based Songza Music Service Streams For Business Success – hey guys could you play“Smoke On The Water”, it’s LIC’s unoffical theme song!
King Of Queens’ Has His Eye On New Turf – darn, we almost got thru a whole post without any real estate news. A profile on Modern Spaces owner Eric Benaim
Bicyclist Killer Could Get 15 Years – sadly, not all news is good news in LIC
Jim saysJuly 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm
Looks like I will have a very difficult choice to make this weekend: do I go with the Pig Roast or Clambake option?
Ally saysJuly 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Anonymous saysJuly 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm
There are a lot of very serious issues that need to be tackled regarding the new schools at Hunters Point. The need to implement an Eco curriculum seems very trivial and premature, maybe it should be tabled by Community Board 2 for now.
AG saysJuly 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm
The cool lights on the Empire State Building are for the Olympics and will be throughout the games