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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 http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7253...
            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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