Corn in the fields
Listen to the rice when the wind blows ‘cross the water
King Harvest has surely come
INTO the ever-changing LIC dining landscape, comes Red Sorghum Restaurant, which is taking the old Penny Bridge location at 28-03 Jackson Avenue, the prominent corner of the JACX building in Queens Plaza.
What can we expect from Red Sorghum when it arrives this Fall? Hunan and Szechuan cuisine according to the street signage, adding yet another in a long line of recent Asian restaurants to the neighborhood. Cocktails too, according to the signage, which will be served in their Baidu Apothecary Bar.
We got the ‘Where,’ we got the ‘When,’ and we got the ‘What,’ for now we can only deduce the ‘Who.’ And deduce we do, with all signs pointing to Vincent Lin! Who is Vincent Lin? He owns a restaurant called Blue Willow located on West 56th Street, which also specializes in Hunan and Szechuan cuisine, and also has an apothecary bar. A-ha. And for those who want to know what sorghum is, it’s also known as broomcorn and… oh just google it.
//Yeah, we’ve got homelessness and migrants in LIC news this week, those stories are below, and I really have no answer for either. Instead we’ll focus on another story that occurred this week, 54 years ago, 100 miles due north of LIC: Woodstock. Many performers played Woodstock, but only one band did, The Band.
Blue Willow Restaurant – see their full menu
Hunan Cuisine Finds It’s Newest Spotlight at Blue Willow – it looks pretty good according to Eater
Homeless Living Out of Limo, RV’s in LIC – more sad tales from LIC
The Paper Factory Hotel Converted Into Migrant Shelter – the crisis hits home
The Band Performed On Final Day of Woodstock This Week in 1969 – “You kind of felt you were going into a war,” Helm wrote. “There weren’t any dressing rooms because they’d been turned into emergency clinics . . . The crowd was real tired and a little unhealthy.”