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


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!


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

Inside the Bronx Week 2016 Press Kick Off at Arthur Avenue


In its 6th year, Bronx Week celebrates the cultural richness, exemplary community members, and latest accomplishments of the borough. This Monday, April 2 the office of the borough president held a “Best of the Bronx” press event to announce Bronx Week 2016 inside the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market. Bronx Week 2016 honorees and 2016 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees actor Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos and Ballet Hispanico artistic director Eduardo Vilaro hosted the gathering. Lunch.. Read More

Savor The Bronx Breweries & Distilleries Trolley Tour 2016 Launches

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The Bronx is fast becoming the new home for craft breweries and distilleries in New York City. Now, The Bronx Tourism Council, in association with Taste NY—an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries—has launched the Savor The Bronx Breweries & Distilleries Trolley Tour. The trolley visits Gun Hill Brewery, Chelsea Craft Brewing Company, Bronx Brewery, Tirado Distillery, and Port Morris Distillery. While you ride the.. Read More

News Roundup: Lechonera La Piraña Makes Travel Channel, Society Dinner Gets Wild

Photo Credit: “Lechonera La Piraña” by Keivon James/New York Daily News South Bronx food truck Lechonera La Piraña will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” with Andrew Zimmern. Lechonera La Piraña is known for its slow-cooked Puerto Rican roast pork. Not too bizarre. But the machete the truck’s owner Angel “Papi Chulo” Jimenez wields to slice the delectable meat is—depending on who you ask. The Bronx-based.. Read More

Word of Mouth: Matcha Is on Everyone’s Mind

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What is matcha? What does it do? And why is it so popular with foodies and fitness people right now? For starters, matcha is a special form of green tea. Specifically, it is green tea leaves that have been stone-grounded into a fine powder. The process of making matcha is complex, originating from China and Japan, as far back as the 10th century, where the tea is steeped in tradition. Now, you can.. Read More

News Roundup: Kitchen Classroom Expands in Bx, Blk Projek Mobile Market Vandalized


The Stone Barns Center (SBC) for Food and Agriculture’s Mobile Kitchen Classroom program has expanded to Bronx Compass School—making it their second school in The Bronx and fourth school in total. The program empowers children through food education, focusing on the connections between food, culture, and community. In a Mobile Kitchen Classroom students work with farm-fresh produce, cooking equipment, and guest Stone Barns Center farmers, entrepreneurs, and chefs. Students take field trips to SBC as well. The program.. Read More

News Roundup: Monte’s Seafood’s FDA Warning, “Not Tipping” Hits Bx

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out 2016 warning letters to seafood processors and diary farms in violation of FDA regulations. Monte’s Seafood Emporium, Inc. in The Bronx was among the recipients. The FDA said Monte’s crab meat, yellow tail snapper and mackerel have been “prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have been rendered injurious to health”. The letter also offers a list of corrective actions addressing temperature and.. Read More

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