A few weeks ago, there were rumors that Rockaway Taco owners Andrew Field and David Selig were planning to take over three food stalls along the Rockaway boardwalk for the summer, and now Brooklyn Based reports that the deal is a go. What's more, the team is going to be working with some big names in the Brooklyn food world for the seasonal stands.
The largest of the three spaces is at 96th St., where there will be an expanded version of Rockaway Taco, serving tortas, ceviches, salads and other Mexican fare. That stall will also feature a fish fry operation called Motorboat & the Big Banana from Jean Adamson, a co-owner of Vinegar Hill House, and Lindsay Robinson, formerly of Diner and Bonita. They'll sell frites and dips, fish and chips, and some seasonal items like salads. Vegan sweets shop Babycakes will also peddle some goods there, as will Veggie Island, who will be doing breakfast items and smoothies.
At 86th St. the guys from Roberta's and The Meat Hook, and Savoy vet Michelle Cortez are teaming up for Rippers, a surf shack serving burgers, dogs, breakfast and veggie items, as well as beach merchandise (towels, sunscreen, flip-flops), provided by Chris Gentile of Williamsburg surf shop Mollusk. There will also be a bar at Rippers that will close at 7PM most nights. And at 106th St., there will be a stall operated by Caracas Arepas and Blue Bottle Coffee. They'll sell iced coffee, espresso, arepas and fried plantains.
All three stands open for the season on May 27.