News Round Up: Use SNAP Online, Lotus Flame Closed, Get a Food Prescription

A new nationwide pilot program will allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to buy groceries online. Lobbying efforts by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and federal lawmakers persuaded the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to widen the businesses that accept SNAP. SNAP holders can now purchase food online from FreshDirect and Amazon. However, some supermarket workers are worried it could hurt supermarket businesses. Today, Diaz will meet with Representative.. 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

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

Photo Credit: Takeapart.com 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.. Read More

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

Summer 2016 Throggs Neck Restaurant Week Is Here!

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Throggs Neck Restaurant Week (TNRW) is back for the second time this year and we can’t think of a better way to start closing out summer-sixteen. It’s been a season of green markets, beer-bq’s, upstate vegan adventures, and down-home cooking in our own kitchens. But we’re still hungry for more meals and memories. If you are too, check out the full line-up of businesses offering lunch and dinner discounts for Throggs Neck.. Read More

News Roundup: 2 New Bx Dining Halls Coming, Bronx Hot Sauce Now Selling in PR

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A South Bronx warehouse will be the location of The Bronx’s first food hall and market, similar to the Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking District and the Chelsea Market. The ‘Bruckner Market’ is being built by developer Keith Rubenstein, who is also developing a residential complex across the street from the new market. Plans are still being finalized, but, according to The Real Deal, Rubenstein says he “envisions a fresh food market, food.. Read More

News Roundup: Greek Food Co. Moves to Bathgate, A-Rated Bronx Eateries

  The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced in a press release last week that Krinos Foods—a Greek and Mediterranean speciality food importer, distributor, and manufacturer—has moved its international headquarters from Long Island City to The Bronx to accommodate the company’s growth. The new 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located at 1750 Bathgate Avenue and is expected to revitalize the historic Bronx Bathgate Industrial Business Zone. [NYCEDC] Seed to.. Read More

The Bronx Brewery #SummerDoneRight Campaign: Pop-Up Happy Hours & Prizes!

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Every summer is supposed to be ‘the best summer ever.’ At least that’s the way we tell it before it’s actually summer. Needless to say, our iCals aren’t packed with rooftop day parties for selfie opts and all-white weekends in the Hamptons. But, save your dry cry emojis! We’ve got one thing you can look forward to in the weeks ahead. This Summer, the Bronx Brewery from the borough on top invites.. Read More

News Roundup: La Morada Fights Deportation, Hunts Point Market Fights Food Waste

The 44th Precinct Community Council held a 161 Street Food Festival on Friday near Joyce Kilmer Park featuring a host of food vendors. If you didn’t make it out, check out Bronx News 12‘s quick video recap. There might even be another 161 street festival this season so look out for the announcement! A Feeding the 5000 event was held in Union Square on May 10th by food waste org Feedback… Read More

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