News Roundup: Keyfood Opens in Melrose, Baldor Launched a Meal Kit

A new Keyfood in Melrose celebrated its grand opening in The Bronx last Friday, October 6th. The grocery store is located at 760 Melrose. The store’s manager says he understands the diversity of the neighborhood and if customers want specific items from the Caribbean he will get them in. [Bronx News 12] Bronx-based Baldor Specialty Foods has joined the meal kit business. The wholesale food supplier launched a line of.. Read More

News Roundup: Bruckner Food Hall Update, Baldor Fights Food Waste

  Real estate developer Keith Rubenstein—whose investment projects include South Bronx Italian restaurant La Grata, Filtered Coffee, and fashion boutique 9J—gave updates on his planned food hall at 9 Bruckner Boulevard in an interview with the Commercial Observer. We first reported on the Bruckner food hall last summer but heard little of it since. Rubenstein says that they are currently designing it and it will include a big brewery, tasting room, and.. Read More

News Roundup: “Wellness Wednesdays”, New Dining Hall Coming Soon

A new dining hall next to Bruckner Expressway is planned for The Bronx. Bronx-based developer and advocate Majora Carter—who is also responsible for Boogie Down Grind Cafe Powered by StartUp Box (formerly known as Birch Coffee Powered by StartUp Box)—is partnering with Slayton Ventures to renovate an old 4,500-square-foot Amtrak railway station on Hunts Point Ave into an affordable, multi-vendor dining destination. Development is expected to start this summer and.. Read More

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

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