Long Island City Restaurants Host Post-Thanksgiving 'Leftovers' Food Crawl
LONG ISLAND CITY — You might still be stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, but there's always room for leftovers.
A group of restaurants in Long Island City is hosting a post-Thanksgiving food tasting crawl, where each will offer up a leftovers-themed small dish or appetizer for the neighborhood's "leftovers" — locals who stuck around for the holiday weekend.
The "Leftovers for Leftovers" food crawl will kick of Saturday at 4 p.m., winding its way to seven restaurants in Hunters Point and Long Island City, starting at Italian eatery Masso, then to Sage General Store, Manducatis Rustica, Alobar, Woodbines, The Creek and The Cave and ending at Alewife NYC.
"Each of us will have an inexpensive leftover-themed item," said Jeff Blath, owner of Alobar at 46-42 Vernon Blvd., which will be offering up its own post-holiday special.
"We are creating a turkey sausage that's like Thanksgiving in one bite," he said. "It's just going to have all of those great Thanksgiving flavors...the cranberry, the gravy, the great herb flavor — all of it on one plate."
Dishes and prices at each location will vary, and some will be offering drink specials, Blath said. But all of the items will be easy on the wallet. The crawl won't tack on any additional fee to the cost of the meals to those who want to participate — just show up at the designated times scheduled.
The tasting crawl is the first event hosted by the Long Island City Restaurant Association, a coalition of local eateries that formed recently to help bolster the neighborhood and one another.
"We're going to be planning more," Blath said, saying it gives residents an opportunity to visit a neighborhood restaurant they haven't tried yet. "It helps cross-promote everybody," he said.