Halloween 2017 Guide: Where to Find Bites & Boos Uptown (UPDATED!)

It feels like we’ve been celebrating Halloween all year long. A lot of masks have come off, fortunately they’re always only optional. Halloween 2017 falls on a Tuesday so most people will be on the prowl for a good time this weekend, starting tomorrow. We may be biased but the best places to celebrate will be wherever there’s food. Costumes aside, there’s nothing scarier than a hangry human! Scroll on for a roundup.. Read More

Tonight: Bronx Calling Exhibit & Cocktails, Latte Art Throwdown, Sunday: Rocking the Bridge

Now in its fourth cycle, Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. AIM provides professional development resources to emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Gallery Tour with Artists 6:00pm to 7:00pm Jasmine Murrell, Jayoung Yoon, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Dhanni Shenoy, Rosemary Taylor, Clare Churchouse, Sophia.. Read More

News Roundup: Keyfood Opens in Melrose, Baldor Launched a Meal Kit

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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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This Is How You Order from a Jamaican Food Shop Like a Local

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

This Weekend: Hike-toberfest Today & Community Cooking Class Tomorrow!

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

The Healthiest Snacks You Can Find in Your Regular Degular Bodega

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

Recipe: Pink Ombré Riesling Wine Cocktail

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

13 Bronx Eats You Should Be Instagramming This Summer

For foodies who eat with their eyes first, part of the pleasure of dining out may be sharing photos of more memorable meals with followers on social media. Today’s restaurant chefs may or may not take that into consideration when they’re conceiving their most creative dishes, but we know first hand that customers do. To find the coolest, craziest, and most photogenic foods in The Bronx that are worth posting to.. Read More

This Weekend: BBQ, Ice Pops & Beer Party, Popcorn & Chill Movie Night, & More!

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

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