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Rockaway, Summer 2012, what's happening?

I haven't thought of beach-stale chips in a while... typically found at the bottom of uber large extended-family-sized bags of chips, usually the Ridgies kind, week-old party leftovers. Sense memory is amazing... when I first read your post the smell and the taste of them couldn't have been more real.

Jun 13, 2012
smig1 in Outer Boroughs

Rockaway, Summer 2012, what's happening?

Hi-
Thanks so much for the tips and commentary.

I took the train from the Bronx when I was a kid and remember the ride well (despite my age). You wouldn't happen to know if it would be worth getting off at Broad Channel food/sight-wise?

I read somewhere that Boardwalk Empire filmed some scenes around Beach 24th/25th so it'll be fun trying to match the real thing with my memories of the show before ambling over to 29th/33rd.

Blue Bottle Coffee will definitely come in handy for a caffeine pick-me-up after work.

Jun 11, 2012
smig1 in Outer Boroughs

Rockaway, Summer 2012, what's happening?

Thanks for the tip. Before getting too excited I checked their web site and found they'll be closed by the time we're ready for dinner. Too bad... I love good BYOB places.
Would you say picking something up there to nosh while we sight-see would be better than a Rockaway Taco taco or Caracas empanada or other quick bite?

Jun 11, 2012
smig1 in Outer Boroughs

Rockaway, Summer 2012, what's happening?

One more thing... is there anything left of the old bungalow colonies anywhere?

Jun 09, 2012
smig1 in Outer Boroughs

Rockaway, Summer 2012, what's happening?

Hi-
There hasn't been much written about Rockaway eats since http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795884 and I'd be interested in learning about what's happening now.
A couple of friends of mine and I will be heading out to Rockaway for our 2012 Outerboro Tour in a few days and I'd love some suggestions for places to eat and things to see. Food-wise, we're interested in everything good, from street carts to food trucks to crab shacks to fine dining on the water. I can't trust Yelp to get the most useful appraisals of Rockaway eating establishments and hope foodies here can chime in with some good advice.
Sightseeing-wise, I'd love any tips about anything of local or historical interest. The most interesting thing I've found so far is the home of the late Richard Feynman, an important American physicist who won the Nobel prize in the '60s and played an important role in the Challenger disaster inquiry. Rockaway High School, where Feynman went as well as TWO other Nobel Laureates and Bernie Madoff, will get a drive-by at least... definitely need help with this aspect of the trip.
Thanks in advance for any tips...
-smig1

Jun 09, 2012
smig1 in Outer Boroughs