PLAN DATE: SAT / JAN. 26
Don your finest winter garden chic for the second annual pop-up fest, Aquarius at The Foundry in Long Island City. This one-of-a-kind sustainable food festival brought to you by Secret Summer is dedicated to raising awareness around new methods of sustainability, catching and sourcing. Enjoy delicacies of the sea from sustainable seafood purveyors, while imbibing premium wines and creative, farm-to-bar cocktails—and don’t miss some of the live entertainment (Winter burlesque? Yes, please!). While it’s cold outside, things will be getting hot in here, so live it up in this magical winter wonderland. For some quick logistics, keep in mind specialty cocktails are complementary, however, food will be available for purchase. The party starts at 8 and goes till 1 a.m. Tickets start at $100, and you can snag them here.
When the lights go up—and you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay there, head over the 24-hour Court Square Diner. After all, there’s nothing like hitting up the local greasy spoon for some solid late-night eats to refuel. Serving Long Island City patrons since 1924, this little diner delivers large-portioned, American classics. It’s the type of joint where you can eat a Reuben sandwich, a stack of pancakes and 16 ounce New York steak all in one sitting if you so choose. What’s not to love? So grab a booth or a seat at the old-school bar and order to your heart’s content. Just remember, if you’re ordering one of their homemade pies—get it à la mode.
Long Island City
Food-festival, Late-night dinner
Chic to casual
Aquarius at The Foundry
The Foundry, 42-38 9th Street, Queens
idk tip: Take the dress code to heart and you may score two free tickets to Secret Summer 2019 for “Best Dressed”.
Court Square Diner
45-30 23rd Street, Queens
idk tip: Waffles for a late night dinner are never a bad way to go.