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...).
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.
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:
Reina Pepiada, made with chunky chicken and avocado salad, as well as the arepa gate, made with Guayanes cheese, avocado and sweet plantain.
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).
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.
87-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11693
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