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]
More than a half a million people live in the South Bronx and among them live a group of 15 chickens at Mott Haven’s Brook Park Community Garden. They are cared for by volunteers, and the project is changing the relationship between Bronx residents and food. Community garden members established the Brook Park Bronx Chickens, aka Bronx Chicks, in 2011, says Lily Kesselman, director of the South Bronx Farmers Market and a Bronx Chicks volunteer. A grant from Just.. Read More
Clear your schedules. The summer solstice might have been Wednesday, but the summer kick offs are happening this weekend. From a pop up shop at a chicken spot and backyard beer and bbq vibes to a healthspo block party and boozy after pride party, it’s all going down uptown this Saturday and Sunday. Keep reading to see which of these events you should be adding to your calendar. Saturday.. Read More
Honestly? Everything we tried. We’ve been following Ceetay on Instagram for 2 years and their food photos are almost good enough to eat so we made a date to try the real thing. The sushi, noodle, and Asian fusion restaurant located at 129 Alexander Avenue has been the main—if not sole—source of a taste of the east in the South Bronx for more than 5 years. Co-owner Amir Chayon, an Israeli immigrant.. Read More
It’s not June 21st, but after this week’s heat wave it’s safe to say summer ’17 is here. The temps will be tolerably lower this weekend and there are some equally cool events to match including a party at Boogie Down Grind that might require a B vitamin shot. For that and more this weekend, scroll down! Friday Saturday “Come boogie on down for a summer celebration!.. Read More
This weekend bring your inner artist to The Bronx Museum. All you need is two hands: on for drawing and one for drinking with South Bronx-raised artist Ivan Velez. International food tours company Feast On History is also hosting 2 tours featuring some of Arthur Avenue’s most classic food stores and bakeries like Vincent’s Meat Market, Calabria Pork Store and Addeo Bakery with samples and tastings from each site visited. Continue.. Read More
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 conclude in the fall. Another new food location was planned north of the upcoming food court, however, no developments have started on it as of yet. [6SQFT]
Food producer Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is partnering with The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) to bring “Wellness Wednesdays” to The Bronx in 2018. The partnership will give Bronx students, teachers, and families free access to hands-on gardening, nutrition education, cooking demos, and health screenings among other things at NYBG. “Wellness Wednesdays” is part of Sabra’s larger initiative “Plants with a Purpose” which aims to empower communities in food desserts through local organizations. [PRNewswire]
Another food retailer is increasing its presence in The Bronx as Snap Dog introduces a hot dog cart outside of Yankee Stadium. The vendor will be stationed at 850 River Ave during every home game because you can’t have baseball without hot dogs. [Snap Dog]
Ceetay Asian fusion restaurant is celebrating its 5th year in business with $5 appetizers all week through to next week, Wednesday the 31st. We can’t think of a better way to spend a spring day than with delicious, fresh seafood.
Never been? Check them out on Instagram @ceetay_bx to see just why you should be excited.
“Our Annual Opening Day event returns to The Backyard to kick off the return to the outdoor-beer-drinking season. As always, the party will feature all of the things we love about The Backyard – great brews, vibes, food and music. See you here.
For the NYCFC fans out there, this is your lucky day. Simply by buying one of these 2 presale packages, we’re going to enter you into a raffle to win tickets to the game the day after the party!
Please Read if You’re A Pet Owner:
We have dogs and would love to bring them to the party too, but The Backyard will be a little packed and we don’t want things to get out of hand. So, please keep them at home and bring them by next time you come to The Backyard.” – The Bronx Brewery
Note: The 2017 Backyard opening is going down, rain or shine. But, if issa rainy day, tents will be set up, so the only thing you’ll have to worry about wetting is your palette with their amazing pale ales 😛
When: Saturday, May 6 from 12pm – 10pm
Where: 856 E 136 St
Admission: $10 – $20
Purchase tickets here!
Our moms are everything to us—borderline superwomen. They’re walking encyclopedias of all the things that can kill you or make you go blind. They hold the Guinness World Record for most threats made with a single look. They push us to work hard even to do the impossible like shutting up and eating our food. They can even tell the future. It turns out no, life isn’t fair; yes, someone did end.. Read More