Food & Drink

Legit BBQ and seafood with silly city views

Finally giving you a reason to go to Roosevelt Island aside from, um... the smallpox hospital ruins?... The underground, vacuum-powered garbage disposal system?... What about FDR? Is he there?... is Pier NYC, a BBQ/seafood haven with ridiculous skyline views that's just 150ft from the F train, and one of literally 10 Roosevelt Island restaurants, two of which are Subways. In hospitals

The BBQ: Pit master Josh Bowen of LIC stalwart/ "Brisket King of NYC"-awarded John Brown's Smokehouse will bust your gut with the KC-style eats he grew up on, like brown sugar-/ coffee-rubbed, pecan-/peach-wood-smoked beef brisket, "meat candy" burnt ends, house-cured pastrami sandwiches, and rib tips, which presumably include "eat as many of these as you possibly can"

The Seafood: Former Per Se man David Santos is chasing his lifelong dream of working somewhere dinner costs less than $4500, and has equipped the "Santos seafood shack" menu with oysters, tomato & lobster salad w/ smoked paprika oil, plus sandos including the charred-scallion-adorned Rock Shrimp Roll

The Rest: Allycakes desserts include Mudslide cookies and red velvet whoopie pies, while those with a booze tooth can grab frozen margs and daiquiris, plus wine and beers including an IPA that's "yet to be determined", just like other reasons to go to Roosevelt Island.