Like a hearty handclasp or a greeting card, comfort fare is most consoling when stuffed with bacon. Ease an anxiety-ridden appetite with today’s Groupon to El Ay Si in Long Island City. Choose between the following options:
For $29, you get dinner for two (up to an $80 total value) that includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $50 value)
- Two desserts (up to a $20 value)
For $59, you get dinner for four (up to a $160 total value) that includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $20 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $100 value)
- Four desserts (up to a $40 value)
El Ay Si’s culinary wizards conjure an eclectic menu of Southwestern comfort cuisine that incorporates an eclectic array of transnational ingredients. Tabletop candles glint off small plates of jalapeño-sweet-corn fritters, which plummet into pots of pure honey alongside black-eyed-pea cakes drizzled in chipotle mayo. Pulled-pork tacos al pastor crush south-of-the-border cravings, and arrows speared with caramelized apples soar from kitchens, neatly plunging into hearty plates of roasted loin of pork and pressed pork belly. Diners can cap off sated stomachs by submerging spoons into a host of enticing meal closers, including a homemade banana-cranberry bread pudding or cherry crumble crowned with vanilla ice cream.
Fetching artwork pairs with gritty brick walls and decorative graffiti in El Ay Si’s dimly lit interior, fostering a brash, upscale environment that honors the inner-city flair saturating the surrounding neighborhood. Though they are not included with today’s Groupon, patrons can dampen palates with one of 10 specialty cocktails, such as an old fashioned ($10) or caipirinha ($10), or peruse a globetrotting array of wines available by the bottle, glass, or upturned sombrero.
El Ay Si
Fetching artwork pairs with gritty brick walls and decorative graffiti in El Ay Si’s interior, where diners study an eclectic menu of Southwestern comfort cuisine. Fusing traditional recipes with international ingredients, they craft pulled-pork tacos al pastor with grilled pineapple, as well as slow-cooked pressed pork belly with caramelized apples. Brews such as Saranac India Pale Ale or the Mexican Modelo Especial pilsner complement hearty dishes as diners submerge spoons into chocolate-bourbon pecan pie or cherry crumble crowned with vanilla ice cream.
the place is small and quaint, with a creative energy buzzing through the place.dmoney30, Citysearch, 1/21/10
One of my favorite local places hit [<i>sic</i>] up for great comfort food.Chris W., Urbanspoon, 1/28/11
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Food and atmosphere were great :)”
“Service was very good and friendly :)”
“Order Blueberry Lemonade and tater tots!! :-)”
Long Island City
47-38 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, New York 11101