I moved recently to Long Island City, into the new Rockrose buildings. I've been here long enough to be thrilled and disappointed by Food Cellar. Where can I get good bread around here? (I seriously don't understand how they can have an antipasto bar and crappy bread!!) Preferably somewhere I can walk to on the way home from the subway. I want some crunchy fresh french bagguettes or anything with a good crumb.
I'm hoping this turns into a general LIC thread as well. I've been to Shi once and it's a decent place. The sushi rolls were original and fresh. Can't vouch for the sashimi. The drinks were well-made and you can get a good bottle of sake for a very decent price. The service was prompt, but they didn't seem very knowledgeable (perhaps due to the recent opening?). Went down on a weeknight and all the seats were reserved. We ate in the lounge. You might need reservations. I know Tuk Tuk is supposed to be horrible and Tournesol is supposed to be good - right? There are a few places I want to try out for brunch on vernon blvd. Any suggestions?