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

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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 the public, without an admission fee, and will source local ingredients for its food. [NYTimes]

Local eateries are usually known for their delicious cultural cuisine but not low calorie counts. However, in step with increasingly health conscious consumers, Jamaican restaurant Fish N’ Ting specializes in healthy Caribbean food liked steamed fish, sauteed veggies and handmade organic juices. [News 12]

 

Recipe: Bronx Bomber Sandwich & Bronx Cocktail to Start Spring

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Even though spring officially starts this Friday, March 20th, it’s still too cold to celebrate with any regular seasonal outings like a picnic in the park or even outdoor dining at your favorite eatery. Fortunately, you don’t need to leave the house to enjoy a new spring menu, and we have the perfect Bronx recipe pairing to try. The Bronx Bomber sandwich via Seattle Pi combines Genoa salami and pastrami.. Read More

5 New Bronx Restaurants For Your Radar

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New Bronx restaurants are always welcomed. They mean more culinary options for residents and visitors, and that’s rarely ever a bad thing. In the past year, a few eateries have set up kitchen in The Bx with plates as diverse as the borough’s population. So if you haven’t already, get to know them. You may just discover your next new favorite spot in the following pages. And if you do, we know exactly what you should order. (more…)

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

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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 Expansion to Support Health) program to provide the Williamsbridge community with more food shopping options. [Bronx Times]

The Bronx General Post Office has been given the green light for redevelopment. A portion of the post office will remain, but there are plans for retail, office, and restaurant space, possibly including a rooftop beer garden. [Curbed NY]

Some Bronx students would rather go hungry than eat the free, but unappetizing, school food that is provided to them. As a result, students at the Bronx Academy of Letters are raising awareness. [DNAinfo]

 

Word of Mouth: Ramens Go from Ratchet to Refined

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Ramen noodles have really graduated from the broke college kid’s dinner hack to quick culinary delight. It’s still cheap and easy, but the recipes we’re seeing today add layers of flavor and texture. Salads, sandwiches, and bakes are just a few of the fun cooking methods for this bag of noodles. There is no shortage of modern spins on the classic Asian pasta, so it’s perfect for anyone with limited time and lots of imagination. However,.. Read More

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

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“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, as well as talk healthy eating with the culinarian. [News 12 The Bronx]

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