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LONG ISLAND CITY 2019 RESTAURANT ROUND-UP

Going down the ruta and feelin’ bad

Goin’ where the chilly winds don’t blow
Goin’ where the chilly winds don’t blow
Goin’ where those chilly winds don’t blow
I don’t want to be treated this away

IF ever I give consideration to opening a restaurant in LIC/NYC, I need but utter three words to myself and the inspiration will instantly dissipate: Mothership Meat Company.  The lengthy timetable for getting this restaurant open in Dutch Kills is enough to crush any prospect of a decent IRR, not to mention a BBQ-lover’s soul.

Thus, I have decided to list all three returnees from last year in the Coming Soon category as opposed to the “Not-So-Soon” category in the hopes that their dreams, and ours, will be realized.

Despite Amazon’s not-so-imminent arrival and the bounty of retail space being created at the ground level of the many towers going up, there have been surprisingly Continue reading

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LONG ISLAND CITY 2018 RESTAURANT ROUND-UP

LIC now has a Restaurant Row, or corner anyway

LIC now has a Restaurant Row, or corner anyway

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 Continue reading

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FALL RESTAURANT UPDATES IN LONG ISLAND CITY

You say kabab, I say kabob, some say kebab, but none say kebob

You say kabab, I say kabob, some say kebab, but none say kebob

Upon reading in The Court Square Blog that yet another artisanal pizza restaurant named Luzzo’s will be opening in Court Square not too far away from the newly opened Levante’s – whose owners were at one time in partnership with those of Luzzo’s, I pondered ‘What non-pizza restaurants are on the horizon locally?’ Continue reading

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LONG ISLAND CITY 2017 RESTAURANT ROUND-UP

Waiting for the Mothership to land

Waiting for the Mothership to land

Opening a restaurant in NYC is a tough business, and the road to profitably is even tougher these days.  Maybe that’s why there was a paucity of notable restaurant openings and announcements in LIC in 2016.  In addition, there are a number of prominent restaurant spaces that remain vacant, most notably the city-facing corner location in the Hunters Point Commons building on Center Boulevard, the “Prime Retail Space” at the corner of 1 Vernon Jackson , and The Bread Box on 11th Street.  Thus this year we have decided to include any establishment that allows imbibing on premises in our round-up, because who needs food?

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