NYC Ferry event at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

 Citywide Ferry event at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

Citywide Ferry event at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

I was recently invited by NYC Ferry to an influencer event at the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City. NYC Ferry will launch a new service in the Summer stretching 60 miles of waterway routes, so New Yorkers (and others) can discover new parts of the city, taste new flavors and embark on new cultural adventures in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. 

Here is what we had:

Rockaway Brewing Company: this was the place where the event took place, being packed with locals as well as various influencers who were invited. This is an interesting place, with a section where a band was rehearsing (the "Now Recording" on the door may have indicated more...). 

 The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

 Band rehearsing at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

Band rehearsing at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

 Main room at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

Main room at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

 The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

 Beer kegs at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

Beer kegs at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

 Brewery at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

Brewery at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

I tried two of their beers:

1875 - a pale ale that has a nice citrusy flavor and the Biere de garde - a dry and savory farmhouse lager with a nice dark color. It was in fact my favorite beer.

 Beers on tap at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

Beers on tap at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

 1875 and biere de garde beers at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

1875 and biere de garde beers at The Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

Caracas Arepa Bar, that not only has a spot in Rockaway, but also a very popular restaurant in the city. There, we tried some mini-arepas:

 Caracas Arepa Bar

Caracas Arepa Bar

Address:

106-01 Shore Front Parkway, Queens NY

Caracas Arepa Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 

Reina Pepiada, made with chunky chicken and avocado salad, as well as the arepa gate, made with Guayanes cheese, avocado and sweet plantain. 

 Reina pepiada arepa from Caracas Arepa Bar

Reina pepiada arepa from Caracas Arepa Bar

 Arepa gate from Caracas Arepa Bar

Arepa gate from Caracas Arepa Bar

Goody's BBQ Chicken and Ribs:

There, I got to try some delicious ribs and chicken served in different style: BBQ and jerk. This was delicious! Of course, I could not not finish with their pulled pork sandwich that was really juicy, and their Jamaican patties (chicken, but also vegetarian).

 Preparing my plate...Goody's BBQ Chicken and Ribs

Preparing my plate...Goody's BBQ Chicken and Ribs

Address:

7018 Amstel Boulevard, Queens, NY11692

Goody's BBQ Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 
 A plate from Goody's BBQ Chicken and Ribs

A plate from Goody's BBQ Chicken and Ribs

 Rib sandwich from Goody's BBQ Chicken and Ribs

Rib sandwich from Goody's BBQ Chicken and Ribs

Rockaway Beach Bakery:

 

This was fantastic: they had a mini-everything ham and cheese croissant that is a great fusion between an everything bagel and a croissant. I also loved their surfboard shortbread that had the mark of a shark attack.

Address:

87-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11693

Rockaway Beach Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 Mini-Everything ham and cheese croissant and surfboard shortbread from Rockaway Beach Bakery

Mini-Everything ham and cheese croissant and surfboard shortbread from Rockaway Beach Bakery

 Mini-Everything ham and cheese croissant and surfboard shortbread from Rockaway Beach Bakery

Mini-Everything ham and cheese croissant and surfboard shortbread from Rockaway Beach Bakery

 Surfboard shortbread from Rockaway Beach Bakery

Surfboard shortbread from Rockaway Beach Bakery

 Mini-Everything ham and cheese croissant from Rockaway Beach Bakery

Mini-Everything ham and cheese croissant from Rockaway Beach Bakery

Other parties involved in this event were: Rockaway Beach Club, A-Team Paddleboarding, Tacoway Beach, Edgemere Farm, Citysticks, DJ Matt Webster and BEasy Band (might be the band I saw outside...). This was a nice event that allowed us to discover a few places in Rockaway and made us want to go there as soon as NYC Ferry starts their new service. Stay Tuned!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Rockaway Brewing Company - 4601 5th St, Long Island City, NY11101

 
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