08/25/12 2:00pm

Image source: NYDN

The NY Daily News recently profiled Motorboat and the Big Banana, a beloved boardwalk concession stand on Beach 96th St. in the Rockaways, run by Lindsay Robinson (of Brooklyn’s Diner) and Michael Powers (it was also founded by Jean Adamson of Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill House restaurant fame). There aren’t many beach days left (can you believe Labor Day is almost upon us?), so the time is right to head to where sand, surf, and frozen bananas intersect.

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08/15/12 1:30pm

The countdown for Labor Day is on and we’ve got three weeks to wear white pants and flip flops and cut out of the office early on Friday afternoons. While New Yorkers everywhere mourn the disappearance of Water Taxi Beach at Hunter’s Point, we’ve still got the Rockaways for sand and surf. Anywhere around the borough you happen to be, you can find plenty of casual summer fare, perfect for hot days and nights, to keep that feeling of summer going right up to the end.

Image source: karlnorling on Flickr

There’s been a lot of happy buzz about Motorboat & the Big Banana, located at the Rockaway Beach Club at the Boardwalk. A venture of Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill House’s Jean Adamson and Lindsay Robinson, who came from Diner (also in Brooklyn), it’s a low-brow fry shack that serves up very high quality grub (and check out this video of their food).   (more…)