Good things come to those who wait. We’ve been lauding its arrival for almost a year now, but Yumpling on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City will finally open its doors later this week according to one of the owners.[Read more…] about Yumpling On Vernon Blvd in LIC Will Open This Week
Does LICtalk have a ‘cover curse?’ Last year we bemoaned the difficulty many local restaurants have getting open, honing in on the travails of Mothership Meat Company and using a picture of the nearly completed R40 Argentinian restaurant as our cover photo. Fast forward a year and the latter has yet to open for business and no one answers the phone…
Nevertheless 2020 looks to bring a bounty of new restaurants to Long Island City, but before we dig in here’s a select role call of those who passed in the last decade for you nostalgia buffs: Lounge 47, Mario’s Deli, OpenDoor, The Riverview, Ihawan (yeah, LIC once had Filipino!), and The Crab House – v1., v2., a little latino and a head fake. Plus a special decadal award to the Most Resilient: The Shannon Pot, having existed at three different locations in the last
ten six years. Then finally a look to the unborn of the new decade, most notably the future tenants of Dorian’s and that hole in the ground across the street from it?!? Oh to have 2020 vision.
That fried chicken sandwich you see in the picture was cooked by Chef Jimmy Thomas. It uses the same chicken recipe that has been passed down from his family for years while adding his own gourmet spin: an aged pineapple mango hot sauce and aioli made from scratch.[Read more…] about Chef Jimmy’s Vicious Creole Cycle in LIC This Weekend
TWO months ago I stepped out of my office in midtown shortly before noon to find a long line snaking along the sidewalk at the head of which was a bright red food truck. I asked the last person in line what’s so exciting about this food truck and the only thing I remember of her response was that it would all be sold out in an hour. I then ditched my salad inkling and became the last person in line. When my turn came I opted for the namesake and ordered the 8-piece regular pan-fried dumplings and took them into Bryant Park. Best meal I ate all month, just wish I’d had a cold one to wash it down with.[Read more…] about Yumpling to Open on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City