New York City, Queens, Rockaway Beach, Rippers

By-Hand Culinary

Every summer, I make the trek out to the Rockaway Beach not for the beach but to eat. Last month, a friend told me that By-Hand Culinary (they offer cooking classes and events at Hudson Valley at Kinderhook Farm) was going do a pop-up fried chicken dinner at Rippers, so I took my yearly trip to the beach.

The pieces of chicken were good but I don't know....I thought maybe the oil they were cooking in was too hot? The chicken looked a little pale while the crust was pretty much done. But the biscuit, slaw, fried okra, potato wedges, and watermelon were all delicious.


  • 8601 Shore Front Pkwy, Rockaway Beach