Last year’s ‘it’ food was poke, which came and left Long Island City with barely a trace. Crabs have vanished too. In previous years I speculated baby food and roadkill might gain traction in LIC. 2018 looks to be [Read more…] about LONG ISLAND CITY 2018 RESTAURANT ROUND-UP
A new restaurant serving Indian-Mexican fusion cuisine expects to open on Vernon Boulevard by the end of January. Named DesiBowl, it will be located in the space formerly occupied by the Paris Health Cafe next to St. Mary’s Church. The owner is Sabiha, who is currently a manager at OptimEyes Vision in LIC, and she told us to envision an Indian-style Chipotle, with burritos, tacos, rice bowls, paratha rolls, and Indian sandwiches, whereby the consumer chooses the rice, meat, toppings, etc. The restaurant will be spice-friendly as well as have a kid-friendly menu. This will be Sabiha’s first time opening her own restaurant, though her family owns ten pizzerias in the city.