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New eats are coming to Coney Island, Riis Park and Rockaway Beach this summer

By Christina Izzo

Memorial Day is around the corner and with that kicks off beach season—finally. And in case all of that sun-bathing and surf-wading has you working up on appetite, there are plenty of new food stalls and storefronts providing seaside grub this summer. This is your handy guide to 2016's New York beach eats. 


– Brother-chefs Max and Eli Sussman (Roberta's and Mile End, respectively) will add two outposts of their Berg'n booths—coney-dog station Ed & Bev's and shawarma stand Samesa—to the Riis Park Beach Bazaar lineup.

– A stall outpost of Whitney Aycock's Neapolitan pizzeria, Whit's End, will also join the bazaar's offerings at Bay 9 West.

– Along with returning vendors like Ample Hills and Fletcher's BBQ, Riis Park will welcome rookies like fruit-popsicle outfit Trop Pops, lemonade stand Lizzmonade, paleta favorite La Newyorkina and jerk-chicken pros Mighty Edible.   


Kicking off this Friday, May 27th through November 1, beloved barbecuers Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will bring their brand of New York 'cue (pulled pork, chicken wings) to a renovated shipping container near Nathan's Famous.

– Sop up those beach beers with a stack of pancakes at a new IHOP location, set to debut at 1019 Surf Avenue in July. 

Tacoway Beach at Rockaway Beach Surf Club


Andrew Field's Tacoway Beach returns with their stellar fish tacos at Rockaway Beach Surf Club this season, but its also rolling out a weekly Family Meal series ($30–$40) spotlighting goods from local fishermen and farms.

– Long Island City beermakers Rockaway Brewing Company will be debuting in its namesake 'hood with two projects this summer: a pop-up outdoor beach bar on Beach 67th St and a temporary tasting room (415 Beach 72nd Street) that will eventually become a second brewery.

– Health-minded breakfast joint Brothers will debut at the Beach 106th Street concession stands, offering smoothies, toasts and grain bowls.

– You can grab four types of grilled cheeses ($6–$8) and house-made potato chips at new concession Sharky's at Beach 97th Street.

– Former Rockaway Taco owner David Selig is opening a museum dedicated to Rockaway's surf culture, but that's not all it will be serving up: A new bakery will occupy the museum's ground floor and its tropical neighbor restaurant, the Palms, will launch a chef dinner series for summer.

– Carlos Varella (Panca) is serving French-Brazilian grub (pasteis, feijoada) at the recently launched Beach Bistro 96 at 95-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. 


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