CITYSTICKS Parlor at Rockaway Beach
CITYSTICKS Parlor is the dessert destination within Rockaway Beach's 97th street concessions. Delicious desserts include: Deep Fried Bananas, Milkshakes, Floats, an infamous Peanut Butter & Jelly Donut ice cream sandwich, Hot Fudge Sundaes and of course, CITYSTICKS: ice pops with personalities.
Matt Blance started working in kitchens when he was 16 years old, peeling onions and rolling out pizza dough in his homeland Australia. Once the tears from all the onions dried he realized it was love. He’s worked in kitchens around the world: New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and the United States which has given him a vast knowledge of many different cuisines.
Justin too began his career in food & beverage around the age of 16 but on the opposite side of the fryer. Justin quickly found himself in every position on the restaurant floor from bus boy to Maitre-d. It was his formidable experience as restaurant manager and his love of cocktailing that led him into ice pops under his brand CITYSTICKS.
Mateo and Justin met through a mutual friend in 2013 while pursuing their mutual interest of fresh juicy fun in the sun. CITYSTICKS Parlor was born a year later in the summer of 2014.