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lic restaurants queensWatery Weather 'Dampens' Attendance But Not Mood

June 3, 2014 / LIC Neighborhood / LIC Restaurants / Queens Buzz. It was a dark and stormy evening as I began preparing to head down to the Long Island City waterfront to cover the 9th Annual Taste of LIC. I could hear the raindrops falling on my airconditioner, making a sporadic tinny pitter patter that told me I should not go.

An angelic voice whispered in my ear, "You're going to miss the Chocolate Factory's signature event". My tummy grumbled, "I'm sick of your cooking" ... thus making it's voice heard and it's vote counted too ... so soon I was on my way, umbrella opened, walking through the rain to the fabulous #7 subway line - the main artery of public transit in Queens.

As I came up the stairway onto Vernon Blvd, I began to feel like I had made the right decision. To be sure, clouds were overhead, but there weren't any raindrops fallin' on my head. E'nuf said.

lic neighborhood queensI sauntered down to the ticketing tent where I picked up my entrance band. I asked the ticketing agents to pose for a photo, which I'll post into the event photo slide show at a later date.

As expected, the inclement weather had impacted attendance and thinned out the crowd relative to prior years - but there was still a good turnout - of likely over a thousand people. The attendance provided more opportunity for relaxed interactions and more space to photograph and converse with the restaurateurs. Some of them remarked the same, telling me that in the past they were so busy serving folks that they scarcely had a moment to talk to any of them. But tonight Mother Nature, as sometimes it is her way, took control of the remainder of the day.

Next Monday we'll take you into the tent of the Taste of LIC, share with you a sampling of some of the fine foods, a bit of the fun & fancy, and introduce you to a few beverage makers and a new chocolatier too. Included with this account will be an accompanying photo slide show of the curated cuisine event. Proceeds go to the Chocolate Factory Theatre in LIC and many thanks to Sheila Lewandowski and Brian Rogers, both of whom organized the event.

Bon Appetit & Bon Jour.


Dutch Kill Gentrification:  Restaurants & Real Estate in LIC | restaurants in long island city lic restaurants dutch kills restaurants th4e crescent grill gentrification of dutch kills
Dutch Kill Gentrification: Restaurants & Real Estate in LIC

Dutch Kills Gentrification: Restaurants & Real Estate

The Making Of The Crescent Grill Restaurant in LIC

July 13, 2013 / Dutch Kills LIC / Restaurants in Queens / Real Estate in Queens / Queens Buzz.  Last fall I embarked on a bit of an adventure when Michele Beaudoin of Beaudoin Realty Group [a QB client] introduced me to Daniel and Shaun Dougherty.  She had just sold the brothers a two-story, corner building that had been a Beauty Supplies store along Crescent Street in the Dutch Kills neighborhood of Long Island City.  The Doughertys had plans to convert the building into a restaurant.  Likely the first restaurant of its kind in the Dutch Kills neighborhood of Long Island City.

I went to meet the brothers at the site of what would eventually be their new restaurant.  I was given a tour of the facility while it was still, in essence, a recently vacated Beauty Supplies store.  But not for long ...

Click here to read the rest of the story about the gentrification of the Dutch Kills neighborhood of Long Island City and the making of the Crescent Grill restaurant in LIC.  The story includes information and photos about the design and construction of the renovated building, as well as a review of some of the culinary delights that await those who patronize the restaurant. 



Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - The Waters Edge | Waters Edge Restaurant located Long Island City neighborhood Queens NY Waters Edge restaurant world class dining world class view Manhattan skyline seafood  fine dining, restaurant outdoor space seating Long Island section Queens NY
Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - The Waters Edge

Restaurants In Long Island City LIC

Dining At The Waters Edge

Long Island City Neighborhood / LIC Restaurants / Restaurants In Queens / Queens Buzz. So if you’re considering whether to go to Waters Edge Restaurant let me give it to you in a nutshell. The food was nearly perfect, the setting has a view that’s nearly beyond compare, and the service hit that mark rarely seen – politely being there with information about the food or the menu, or the plate or beverage precisely when you wished it, while floating in the background the rest of the time. The prices were a good value even by the competitive Queens standards. The Waters Edge provides world class food, service and ambiance at reasonable prices and is a steal when compared to its neighbors across the river. Appetizers range from $12 to $21 and entrees range from $28 to $39. The Waters Edge Restaurant is located at the East River on 44th Drive.

So you can skip the rest of this review if you wish, but we have a lot from our experience to impart to the interested reader and some photos to match. Let’s start with the ambiance. Click here to read our report and view photos of the Waters Edge Restaurant in LIC.  Click here to view our section on Valentines restaurants in Queens.



A Taste Of LIC 2011 - Story & Photos | taste of lic photos long island city
A Taste Of LIC 2011 - Story & Photos

A Taste Of LIC 2011

Story & Photos Of Taste Of LIC

June 7, 2011 / Long Island City LIC / Queens Restaurants / Queens Buzz. It was a warm breezy evening as I made my way to the western most edge of Queens. There underneath the twin cranes overlooking Gantry Park were the festive white tents of the 6th annual Taste Of LIC. I was early and the 50 or so participating restaurants and food and beverage suppliers were busy preparing for the big feast. I walked around underneath the tent photographing and talking to those who would accommodate me.

The offerings looked delectable and the people staffing the booths were both knowledgeable and hospitable. There were a number of new entrants in the mix, making their debut on the Long Island City culinary scene. Click here to read our report with photos of Taste Of LIC.




Restaurants Long Island City LIC - Da Gianni's | Da Gianni's Ristorante Long Island City neighborhood Queens NY Da Gianni's Italian restaurant home made pastas veal seafood chicken outdoor court yard italian food pastas dining things to do Long Island City section Queens NY
Restaurants Long Island City LIC - Da Gianni's

Restaurants In Long Island City LIC

Da Gianni's Hits A Home Run

Long Island City Neighborhood / LIC Restaurants / Restaurants In Queens / Queens Buzz. This is a report about Da Gianni's Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Da Gianni's restaurant serves fresh made pastas, veal, seafood and chicken. Da Gianni's Ristorante is a fun, comfortable Italian restaurant that's only a couple of blocks from the Citicorp center in Long Island City.

The restaurant has patio space in the back which receives ample sunlight and a medium sized room upstairs where they host private dinners and parties. They also have a full bar. Click here to view our report on Da Gianni's Italian Restaurant in Long Island City.



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Restaurants In Long Island City - The Creek And The Cave LIC

Restaurants In Long Island City

Orphan's Thanksgiving - Like Going Home w/o The Hassle

Long Island City Neighborhood / LIC Restaurants / Restaurants In Queens / Queens Buzz. I spent the better part of Thanksgiving with the 'orphans' of The Creek And The Cave in LIC. Over the past decade, with some exceptions, they've been hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner for their friends and it's been open to the public, although generally the crew seemed to be comprised of The Creek & The Cave comedians and regulars and a few tag-alongs like me. The Orphan's Thanksgiving is hosted at the Creek and the food preparations began the evening before, just like they do at home, .

This is a story about a Thanksgiving Dinner at The Creek & The Cave, as I became an honorary orphan on this occasion. Click here to view the full story on an Orphan's Thanksgiving at The Creek & The Cave in LIC Long Island City.



Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - Tournesol French Bistro | Tournesol Restaurant located Long Island City neighborhood Queens NY Tournesol authentic French bistro style restaurant french food wine french cheese appetizers, french beef sauces main entrees, french pastry dessert wine fine dining french restaurants fun things to do Long Island City section Queens NY
Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - Tournesol French Bistro

Restaurants In Long Island City

Tournesol French Bistro in LIC - Background

Long Island City Neighborhood / LIC Restaurants / Restaurants In Queens / Queens Buzz. This is a review of Tournesol Restaurant which is located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens NY. Tournesol is an authentic French bistro style restaurant which serves french food and wine.

Click here to read our report and view photos of Tournesol French Bistro in LIC Long Island City.



Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - Manducatis | Manducatis Italian restaurant Long Island City neighborhood Queens NY restaurant wide selection authentic Italian appetizers main entrees desserts fine dining Italian pasta seafood things to do Long Island City section Queens NY
Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - Manducatis

Restaurants In Long Island City

Manducatis Italian Restaurant In LIC

Long Island City Neighborhood / LIC Restaurants / Restaurants In Queens / Queens Buzz. This is a review of Manducatis Italian restaurant in the LIC / Long Island City neighborhood of Queens NY. The Italian restaurant has a wide selection of authentic Italian appetizers, main entrees and desserts. It has spacious dining rooms with a warm atmosphere.

Click here to read a restaurant review of Manducatis Restaurant in Long Island City LIC.



Seafood Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - Waterfront Crabhouse | Waterfront Crab House Long Island City neighborhood Queens NY Waterfront Crab House historic building seafood restaurant Maryland crab cakes crabs legs angus steak fried calamari family friendly restaurants dining things to do long island city section queens ny
Seafood Restaurants In Long Island City LIC - Waterfront Crabhouse

Restaurants In Long Island City

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The Waterfront Crabhouse Seafood Restaurant In LIC

Long Island City Neighborhood / LIC Restaurants / Restaurants In Queens / Queens Buzz. This is a review of the Waterfront Crab House in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens NY. The Waterfront Crab House is an historic building that houses a seafood restaurant.

Click here to read our report and view photos of the Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City LIC.



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LIC Long Island City Restaurants

Long Island City LIC Restaurants

Reviews Of Restaurants In LIC Long Island City

Long Island City / Queens Buzz.  This is the Long Island City restaurants section of this site. In this section we publish stories / reviews of many of the restaurants in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Long Island City is known for a number of emerging restaurants, restaurants with beautiful Manhattan skyline views and a number of excellent long lasting restaurants that been pleasing their clientele for years.

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