21-52 44th Drive, Long Island City
LIC Market is committed to local, seasonal and innovative cooking, and the results are fantastic! The atmosphere has a rustic vibe, similar to many of the market-driven Brooklyn eateries, and without any attitude. The staff is friendly and pleasant and we felt very much at home here. The brunch was one of the best we’ve had in a long time. Much to Spud’s delight the generous complementary starter included pumpkin bread, whole grain bread, and a chocolate pastry. We tried the Shirred Eggs ($11),
two eggs baked in braised green lentils with roasted zucchini, chorizo & manchego cheese, and the Slow Roasted Duck Hash ($12) crisp potatoes, red onion, peppers, dried cherries & pine nuts with two fried eggs, along with the roasted beets as a side dish. Everything was fresh, simple, flavorful and absolutely delicious. There are plenty of intriguing menu items $10 and under as well, like the Bullseye Eggs, Shredded Brisket Sandwich and Ricotta & Pignoli Salad. The dinner menu looks excellent as well. Get to this LIC gem before the rest of the city discovers it.