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Ed & Bev’s
Ed & Bev’s is a stand on the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in Rockaway Beach that does classic beach food better than classic beach places do.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Caracas Arepa Bar serves really good arepas and frozen drinks on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach.
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The Smith is a chain restaurant that started in the East Village, and it’s sort of like a mid-tier sedan. Not too flashy, but it gets the job done.
Strangeways is a pleasant, outdoor-only restaurant in Williamsburg with a good backyard burger.
Zabar’s is a longstanding gourmet deli on the Upper West Side that’s famous for smoked fish.
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What was once called Rockaway Taco is now called Tacoway Beach. The good news? The fish tacos are still the best in town.
Connolly’s is an old-school Irish bar near Rockaway Beach where you should get a piña colada in a styrofoam cup.
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