People of Court Square, your day has come. LICtalk is proud to announce the biggest culinary story since El Bulli closed. M. Wells Steakhouse is scheduled to open on Tuesday, November 12th according to a local resident who popped by recently. With its arrival, I expect all the new hotels built in LIC, to fill up with international foodies making a pilgrimage to this temple of meat. Hopefully a few of the locals will also be able to squeeze in. I know that in addition to their pride in being a resident of a gastronomic hub, they’ll be really happy to get a good slab of cow from somewhere other than just the Burger Garage.
In other local news, though not really of the breaking kind, or even of the kind that will make it past the East River, the P.S. 78 PTA will be holding a Parents Night Out Fundraiser on the very same night: Tuesday, November 12th, from 7-10pm! Coincidence? I do believe it is actually. But the location, at Cavo in Astoria, seems to be as cultivated as any offal offering coming out of the kitchen at M. Wells. It’s a place I’ve secretly always wanted to check out, but never really had the excuse, or cajones, to do so. Thankfully, the P.S. 78 PTA has eased my entree into proper society by deciding to hold it’s gathering there. Now the only question that remains is, should I dress like Tony Manero or Vinnie Barbarino?
Finally, for the umpteenth time, Queens and the tremendous real estate growth expected in the borough, were highlighted in a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times real estate section. I mean it’s kind of sad when the most influential paper on the planet comes to the same conclusion a year after a local outer-borough rag has been pounding the tables about it. Oh well, my guess is they’ll only be a day or two behind me on the headline above. Sigh.
Cavo Parents Night Out – see all the details here and purchase tickets
The Tilt Towards Queens – “Queens may be on the rise, but it lacks the buzz that has turned Brooklyn into a global brand. Still, Queens fans say that is precisely why they like it. “Queens is Queens,” said Rich Buceta, the president of SingleCut Beersmiths, a new brewery in Astoria. “It basically doesn’t have to live up to any sort of hype or image like, say, Manhattan or Brooklyn. Queens is much more low-key. It’s much more unassuming. We’re not trendy. We’re not trying to appeal to the latest fad.”