News Roundup: City Island Pops on July 4th, Bx Foodie Finds Gochujang

Image Credit: bonappetit City Island was the place to be this past 4th of July holiday weekend. The area was full of diners as the outdoor seating, waterfront views and extensive seafood menu options made it the ideal destination for anyone skipping the predictable backyard bbq this 4th. [News 12] Bronx-bred 28-year-old Phillilp Caputo just introduced the newest, natural flavor millennial foodies might love — Korean chili paste, gochujang. [Bloomberg] Another star.. Read More

News Roundup: CBKPerk Launches, Bronx Museum Adds a Cafe

CBKPerk, a collaboration between Morris Perk coffee shop and Charlie’s Kitchen & Bar, launched Tuesday, June 22, 2015 to a waiting crowd of customers. The new effort adds a coffee and breakfast service to Charlie’s, which serves dinner, drinks and a newly launched lunch menu. Morris Perk will be popping up at Charlie’s Mon-Fri, 6:30AM-9:30AM. [Welcome2TheBronx] The Bronx Museum is opening a cafe. Located in the building’s lobby, the new eatery.. Read More

News Roundup: Why The Bx Has the Realest Little Italy, Lotus Flame Reopens

Image Credit: ncpr In a recent article for the Huffington Post, one writer makes the case for why The Bronx’s Little Italy beats Manhattan’s, and names the most authentic Italian eateries uptown worthy of the reputation. [Huffington Post] The latest episode of CNBC’s “Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business”, a show which chronicles five very different restaurants trying to make it in NYC’s highly competitive food scene, will feature The Bronx’s Ann &.. Read More

BxFB Feasts on Fordham Road’s Visiting Food Trucks

Over the weekend, the Bronx Food Blog made a trip over to Bryan Park to check out the Fordham Road BID’s Food Truck Extravaganza. Each day offered a different combination of trucks and tastes for visitors. So even though we missed food trucks like Snowday, Brooklyn Organics and Langos, on Friday, May 28th a few friends and I feasted on Cuban cuisine from Rollin’ Cubans Food Truck, Mediterranean food from Chef Samir Truck, and Indian.. Read More

News Roundup: Free UBER Rides for Food Tour, Bronx Marriott Hotel Opens

Image Credit: Vanessa Granda/Taste the Style Lifestyle website, Taste the Style, recently partnered with UBER to offer free rides to, from and within The Bronx for a food tour this weekend. Admitting the borough is too far out, even for the average New Yorker, TTS wanted to open up their conversation and taste buds to the flavors The Bronx has to offer by visiting a few amazing restaurants. [Taste the.. Read More

Pelham Pkwy’s EZ Grill Ushers in Changes Under New Management

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I discovered Lydig Ave’s EZ Grill in the fall of 2013 and immediately fell in love with the metal eating trays, picnic style wooden tables and benches, and limited but delicious Mediterranean inspired menu—details you would find in a rustic lower Manhattan eatery with the coziness of a local joint. I tried a few things in the months I ate there, from the poutine fries and cheeseburger to the chicken lemon soup and lamb skewer platter. Unsurprisingly,.. Read More

News Roundup: SoBro’s Brewery Hub, Botanical Gardens Adds a Restaurant

Image Credit: New York Times This month The New York Times shines light on the up and coming Port Morris section of The Bronx which has emerged as a hub for craft distilleries and breweries like the Port Morris Distillery famous for its Puerto Rican moonshine “pitorro” and the award-winning Tirado Distillery. [NYTimes] The New York Botanical Gardens has added its first full-service restaurant, the Hudson Garden Grill. It is open to.. Read More

News Roundup: SoBro Teacher Competes for $1M, The Boro Welcomes New Developments

Image Credit: Green Machine The South Bronx teacher who founded the Green Machine nonprofit, which builds urban gardens in schools around the city, is one of 10 finalists competing to win the $1M Global Teacher Prize. [DNAinfo] East Gunhill Road will be getting a new Fine Fare supermarket, which is expected to reach completion in 2016. It is being developed by the East Gunhill Road Food LLC alongside the NYCIDA’s FRESH (Food Retail.. Read More

News Round Up: Bronx Students Eating Their Way to Better Education

Hostos Community College Introduces Food Studies Program “Hostos’s program is intended to train a new generation of professionals in the food industry and empower them to address longstanding socioeconomic issues involving food in their communities.” [The New York Times]   Bronx Students Cook with White House Chef The Bronx’s P.S. 55 students and charter school students got the opportunity to cook with White House chef Bill Yosses using ingredients they grew,.. Read More

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