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 Veggie Kits under its private label of package food, Urban Roots. The kits, which don’t require a subscription, are fresh, plant-based, refrigerated meals that can be prepared in 15 minutes. Whole Foods, FreshDirect and Shoprite are among the retailers Baldor executives are in talks with to sell the meal kits for $8 each. However, the first line—meals based around cauliflower—are currently available at Jet.com. [New York Post]
Earlier this year a pilot program allowing SNAP users to purchase groceries online started. Now there is evidence that it’s already affecting how people food shop. PBS NewsHour reported that a new study by New York University shows “More people in poor neighborhoods purchased fresh produce when mobile markets used wireless banking machines to accept food stamps“. The study focused on The Bronx because it has the highest obesity rate in New York state. [PBS NEWSHOUR]
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As with anything, the serving of authentic cultural cuisines and street foods gets iterated on time after time to share the same great tastes in reimagined recipes and curated decor. In the case of Jamaican food, think the likes of Miss Lily’s, Negril or Ripe Kitchen & Bar. However, members of the diaspora opt for local mom and pop take-out restaurants for a true taste of home when it comes to eating out.. Read More
We officially welcomed fall yesterday, Friday September 22. Luckily, the summer weather is here to stay for a little longer and we can’t think of a better way to enjoy this 85 degrees than outdoors. The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park have the same idea so they’re holding HIKE-toberfest today! Get a head start on Oktoberfest and enjoy our last days of warm weather with hiking and beer. P.S one is not.. Read More
Bodega [boh-dey-guh] n. It’s the reason we learned the value of a quarter (5 Swedish Fish), the first place we short ordered via the deli counter, and the only place we could go without an older brother/sister/cousin to get a 5lb bag of rice for dinner. A bodega is to the Bronx—and NYC in general—as a bodega cat is to a bodega. Today, people are being more selective about the food they.. Read More
It’s after 5. Do you know where your buzz is? If not, we got it right here. Meet the wine cocktail. The name is self explanatory but there’s more to it than just ‘marrying bottles’. You can get just as creative with wine cocktail mixes without compromising the taste or experience of your choice vino. Check out this wine cocktail recipe that uses hibiscus tea for a faux rosé riesling.. Read More
Cycling for Beer Ride. Leaving NJ SIDE of GWB 4pm sharp for a 4-4:30 ride to Mon Amour.
- First Radler Beer on US.
- $3 Beer for riders
Assuming that you don’t melt by tomorrow as per our third heatwave of summer ’17 (because we might), there are a few happenings that you can add to your agenda this weekend. Saturday, the Bronx Brewery is having a party and where there’s cold beer there’s good times and relief from the heat. But, if you’re looking for something more low-key, popcorn and chill at movie night on Fordham plaza… Read More
MUTZ is giving foodies hearty, homestyle Italian food as an option in a Throggs Neck shopping center dotted with familiar fast food chains. The short menu at MUTZ Fast. Fresh. Italian, which opened in April at 815 Hutchinson River Parkway, is only made up of simplified, best-selling Italian classics, but there was consideration behind it. “When menus are too large it gets complicated for employees and customers”, co-owner, Jessica Sansotta explained during.. Read More
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 rooftop beer garden. They are also interviewing food vendors, though they have their own food concepts and lounges planned as well. [Commercial Observer]
Bronx-based business Baldor Specialty Foods was featured in a recent article by Popular Science on entrepreneurs fighting food waste in innovate ways. The company’s subsidiary Baldor Fresh Cuts supplies kitchens with cut-to-order produce. The resulting waste like carrot tops and peels, onion skins, pineapple cores, romaine leaves and watermelon rinds are given to chefs who make them into healthy cookies, juices, nutritional supplements, and croutons. Baldor’s food waste program is called SparCs (“scraps” spelled backwards). The company also designed a nutritional supplement made from dehydrated and pulverized leavings from twenty different vegetables sold under its private label, Urban Roots, that can be sprinkled on roasted vegetables and added to other foods . [Popular Science]
Marble Hill is the latest Bronx neighborhood to get its own food garden. The garden is located across the street from the Marble Hill Houses. Tenants from the NYCHA buildings can grow foods of their choice, like lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, eggplant, and pumpkins. The project is intended to not only feed residents, but to also educate them about where their food comes from and the benefits of investing in their community. The plants are expected to be ready by September when residents plan to have a community harvest and potluck. [Bronx News 12]