7 Bronx Foodies Share Thoughts on Thanksgiving

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While some people are prepping to pass the plates around their tables this holiday, we’re sharing a few Thanksgiving quotes from the Bronx residents who know and love food. Check out Thanksgiving quotes from 7 Bronx foodies below.   “If I were a Thanksgiving dish I would definitely be the stuffing! I’m constantly busy since I get involved with what my friends say is too many things. But I’m also warm and a.. Read More

Gun Hill Tavern Grand Opening! Saturday, Nov 19

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“Please join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Gun Hill Tavern, our first satellite location, this Saturday, November 19th from 1pm – 1am.  Located at 780 East 133rd Street in the Bronx, GHT will have 20 draft lines (14 Gun Hill beers, 4 beers from other NY breweries, and 2 NY ciders), an all NYS spirits and wine list, and a full kitchen.  We will be open 7 days a week.  Be sure to follow @gunhilltavern on social media, and check out gunhilltavern.com.” – Gun Hill Brewing Company

 

La Grata Pizzeria Opens in Port Morris with Affordable Southern Italian

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As the landscape of the South Bronx continues to change, news of openings in the area can be viewed with wide-eyed excitement and narrow-eyed vigilance. In the case of La Grata, the latest venture by Somerset Hospitality Group, both might apply. However, La Grata Pizzeria, located at 136 Alexander Ave in Port Morris, promises to be affordable and accessible to locals, with hires from the community like Monroe College students. When they opened their.. Read More

Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week 2016 Starts Today! Nov 7 – 18

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Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week is back for its sixth year. The community event, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), will take place starting today, Monday, November 7th through Friday, November 18th. There are 40 participating eateries, including Havana Café, Mott Haven Bar & Grill, The Bronx Brewery, Lloyd’s Carrot Cake, and Chelsea Craft Brewing Company, which were present for the Savor The.. Read More

6 New Coffee Shops & Cafes to Visit This Fall

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Where there’s beer, there’s coffee? Maybe not, but we tend to enjoy them in that order. Following the arrival of three craft breweries in The Bronx during the past two years, there has also been an increase in new coffee shops and cafes opening their doors for the first time uptown. But, where some might smell dark roasts, others may see signs of gentrification in latte art. Regardless of how you like your coffee (or.. Read More

The Bronx Halloween 2016 Guide

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If  you’re still making plans this Halloween, we scared up all the places to be and things to do uptown. Craft your own Halloween bar party crawl or stalk out one of the other fun attractions below! Bars Mott Haven Bar & Grill Open Mic Halloween   Charles Bar & Kitchen Hallows Bash Saturday, Oct 29   Barcelona Bites Walking Dead Halloween Party   EVO Lounge Dead Halloween   Blackstone.. Read More

News Roundup: Gun Hill Tavern Opening, The Bronx Hot Sauce x JetBlue

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Gun Hill Brewery and Port Morris Distillery are partnering on a new restaurant called Gun Hill Tavern, which will be located next door to the distillery at 780 E. 133rd St. in the South Bronx. The brewery’s managing partner Dave Lopez said they are opening the tavern to have a presence in the South Bronx following residential real estate developments that they expect to make the area more popular. Gun Hill Tavern, in addition to 14 Gun Hill beers, will serve upscale pub food, including burgers, tacos, and salads. It is scheduled to open November 4.  [DNA Info]

A new $20 million, 120,000-square-foot food facility will be built in Hunts Point. The Greenmarket Regional Food Hub is apart of the New York State Grown & Certified program launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The program aims to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh produce and support local farms. The hub will be used by GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Co. program. [GrownNYC]

At the end of this summer, The Bronx Hot Sauce was invited to JetBlue Airlines’ BlueBud business-mentoring program which partners with local, small, food businesses. The program teaches them about social responsibility, sustainability, and marketing, as well as adapting their recipes for in-flight serving. The Bronx Hot Sauce is used in the JetBlue University cafeteria and a pop-up store in JFK’s Terminal 5. [Takepart]

Two restaurant chains are opening in The Bronx. The Bronx Grill on East Tremont closed earlier this month, and will reopen next spring as a Golden Corral. The Bronx Grill owners applied for the all-you-can-eat, American, buffet-style franchise in 2014. It will be Golden Corral’s first New York City location. [Bronx News 12]  Chipotle Mexican Grill is also opening a new location uptown. The borough’s fourth Chipotle, and first in the South Bronx, will be located at 260 E 161 Street, across from The Bronx Country Hall of Justice. It is scheduled to open before the end of the year. [Bronx News 12]

 

The Bronx Brewery Boogie Down Classic Saturday, Oct 15

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“We have a new Annual Fall event in store on October 15th, our close to The Backyard this season: The Boogie Down Classic (#BDC). It’s  all about 3 things The Bronx does right: Music, Party and Community.

  • Back-to-back DJ sets from Lord Finesse & Angel & Dren will keep the tempo high as the sun goes down.
  • Food for the day will include BBQ served up by Brut Catering and authentic Puerto Rican food from Mofon GO NY.
  • As always NYRP (New York Restoration Project) will be in The Backyard promoting their Bronx-based Haven Project, which proceeds from the day will support.”

– The Bronx Brewery

What: Bronx Brewery Boogie Down Classic with Brews & Chews 1’s & 2’s (aka beer, food, and music!)

When: October 15th, Doors Open @ 12

Admission: FREE. But you can Register and Buy a Presale Package that includes: your first 2 beers, a Bronx Brewery beanie, and a discount on Uber rides (for the first 100 people).

 

 

Help Make ‘The Bronx Salad’ a Menu Item: Donate!

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Community gardens are a common topic of conversation here on the site, and we think they’re also an essential ingredient in growing a healthier, more sustainable community uptown, and beyond. For anyone who can’t enjoy garden-grown produce in their neighborhood, or make it to a farmer’s market on the weekend, The Bronx Salad is making the fresh tastes and health benefits of the borough’s vegetables more accessible. The Bronx Salad is a collaborative.. Read More

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