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Aug 25, 2010 08:46 AM

East LIC?

I am pretty familiar with western Long Island City, but know nothing about the eastern section. May someone recommend anything in that area? (Court House Square stop)

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    I had some good homey food at Sage a while back. I seem to recall a decent burger and some good mac and cheese.

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    1. re: Glendale is hungry

      Isn't that where the new M Wells Diner is? Seems to be getting some pretty good reviews.

      1. re: queenseats

        M wells isnt far from it. I had a job there, here is my research:
        sum up:
        shannon pot had a good burger.
        queens fried chicken was great for spanish food. although you probably can't see it b/c of the new train tracks.

        oh so good deli was really good for heroes. but theyve changed ownership. not sure what the current status is.

        new: burger garage. looks pretty damn good. similar to 5 guys. but they use a pat lefrieda blend. and other highlights.

        1. re: Jeffsayyes

          Oh So Good is Oh So GONE. It's place has been taken by Burger Garage, a perfectly awful looking fast food joint with pretensions of becoming the Queens version of Shake Shack.

          The Burger Garage
          25-36 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

          1. re: Bob Martinez

            oh so good is another deli. The guy who made hte sandwiches before was awesome. I doubt he is still there. burger garage is on the next block NE.

            1. re: Jeffsayyes

              I just went to Google maps Street View and can see Oh So Good. Unfortunately when I walked around 2 hours ago in it's place was another deli with a banner that said "Grand Opening."

              Too bad. I liked the sound of Oh So Good.

            2. re: Bob Martinez

              Have you tried burger garage? I've not yet been. Either way hilarious. The nostalgic burger purist thing is getting tiresome. Still I hope its good, opinion?

              1. re: 2slices

                Burger Garage serves a style of burger that I don't care for - a thin fast food burger. That rules out the Shake Shacks of the world. I much prefer the 8 oz. pub burger alternative.

                I'm not trying to discourage anyone from checking out BG. Plenty of people like that style of burger.

                The Burger Garage
                25-36 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

                Shake Shack
                Roosevelt Ave 126th St, Queens, NY 11368

        2. re: Glendale is hungry

          Trying to determine if the area is livable :) It's probably one of the least discussed neighborhoods on chowhound. Sage looks nice, they seem to close early though.

          Thank you all for the suggestions. M Wells Diner is closer to west LIC, I'm pretty familiar with the restaurants there and they are quite good. I will be in the Court House Sq. area which I am totally unfamiliar with. I walked around there the other night and it's a little desolate. The burger garage looked interesting but I wound up heading to Sripra for the tried and true. I'll have to give it a try.

          1. re: Pookipichu

            I dont know whats their at night, but there isnt much in the day. Sage is good, but a bit overpriced. Brooks is not great nor well liked but I like their burger and the fact my Grandfather ate there. Burger Garage I've not yet been to.

            5 Star Punjabi is close enough and I cant say enough about it. That's it, I'm going for lunch today.

            Re livable? No, unless u want a view and easy access to midtown. I'd way rather live in Sunnyside.

            The Burger Garage
            25-36 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

            1. re: 2slices

              Second the Sunnyside, or Astoria, rec. More interesting restaurants in both as well, but if you're lousy with money now you can't beat the view from a LIC hi-rise. Shortage of grocery stores & other amenities as well.

              1. re: 2slices

                had the same decision a few years ago, LIC or Woodside, and realized I'd rather live somewhere with great food and amenities with a short trip to P.S. 1 when desired then live in the more expensive LIC and feel lacking. Been very happy in Woodside.

          2. I would call this more central LIC. LIC goes pretty far east.

            There's the new LIC Market
            haven't been but people say it's like Sage.

            There's also La Vuelta (sort of in between west and central LIC.

            for a liquid diet there is Dutch Kills now - same people responsible for Milk & Honey.

            La Vuelta
            10-43 44th Dr, Queens, NY 11101

            Dutch Kills
            27-24 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

            LIC Market
            21-52 44th Dr, Queens, NY 11101

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