Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Rockaway Beach Getaway

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and are recharged for the week ahead. I went away to Rockaway beach over the weekend for a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Some times it's just nice to be able to take a break, free your mind and get away on a little adventure :)
The Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. This area was hit hard by hurricane Sandy, but is quickly recovering to become a stronger and better community. 

Rockaway Exposed Beach Pipe
Fun fact, Rockaway Beach is the largest urban beach in the United States, stretching for miles along the South Shore of Long Island facing the Atlantic Ocean. 

If you ever happen to drop by Rockaway Beach, I highly recommend trying three things while you are there (well, aside from a long walk along the shore line & sun baking for the day ;p) :
  1. Back Forty West - For some delicious boiled crabs in a bucket. The bucket comes filled with fresh crabs (4 crabs in a small and 8 in a large), potatoes and corn on the cob. The smell was what caught my attention in the outdoor alfresco area. It really doesn't get any better than watching a beautiful sunset and enjoying some tasty crabs on the beach! Plan ahead though, I was told that Back Forty West is not always there. This summer they've only been cooking their crabs twice on the pier. 
  2. Rockaway Taco - You must give the fish taco a go! Makes me hungry just thinking about it :P 
  3. DiCosmo's - Italian ice in mouth watering flavors. I had a combination of pink grapefruit and cherry. It really hit the spot, and it had real fruit pieces mixed in. Super refreshing on a hot day!
Back Forty West Crab Bucket

DiCosmo's Homemade Italian Ice

Rockaway Fish Taco
This little getaway is so easy to get to even if you don't have a car. Just jump on the A line subway to the end and you are there! Hope you are enjoying the end of summer and are looking forward to the new season!

Thank you so much for reading!

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