HUNTERS POINT — A group of local restaurants in Long Island City will be offering deals and special menus all week as part of a promotion to celebrate the neighborhood's culinary appeal.
Vernon Boulevard Restaurant Week will run through Saturday, with 10 eateries participating in the deal being organized by the Queens Tribune and Re-Invention TV, which is filming a public television special featuring the restaurants that will air sometime this spring.
"It's one of the things that makes Long Island City a great place to live — the advent of new restaurants," said Re-Invention TV CEO Alan Goldsher, who is producing an episode of "Best Places to Live" that will focus on the neighborhood, where he'll be filming restaurants on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, diners in Hunters Point can visit the participating eateries, many of which are offering special prix fixe lunch or dinner menus from now through Saturday.
At the new pub Woodbines, which opened last month at 47-10 Vernon Blvd., customers can order off menus featuring a $14.95 two-course lunch or $21.95 three-course dinner, with choices like the signature Woodbines Burger, served with Irish coleslaw, Irish cheese and thick slices of Irish bacon, or an appetizer of the bar's hot-selling Scotch Eggs — hard boiled egg coated in breadcrumbs and wrapped in sausage.
At home-style Italian restaurant Manducatis Rustica, diners can get a free dessert or free glass of wine with their purchase of lunch or dinner.
Other eateries participating in Vernon Boulevard Restaurant Week include Alobar, Testaccio Ristorante, Alewife NYC, The Creek and The Cave, Madera Cuban Grill, Open Door, The Z Hotel and Cranky's Cafe.