Took a little trip to Long Island City to check out this new weekend thing - a parking lot in LIC, full of food vendors and craft stalls. Today was the kickoff and apparently it will be going on every weekend this summer. Some interesting stalls and a good showing from restaurants/vendors in Queens (Astoria and LIC mostly). However, many vendors didn't seem to have the hang of catering to a crowd - some were cooking to order, which made for incredibly long waits. Also, there was a marked lack of beverages available - the line at the one lemonade stand must have been 50 people deep at one point. Worth checking out if you're nearby - the 7 train to Courthouse Square is probably the closest stop.