A new nationwide pilot program will allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to buy groceries online. Lobbying efforts by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and federal lawmakers persuaded the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to widen the businesses that accept SNAP. SNAP holders can now purchase food online from FreshDirect and Amazon. However, some supermarket workers are worried it could hurt supermarket businesses. Today, Diaz will meet with Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and hunger advocates at 10:30 at Part of the Solution to discuss New York State’s participation in the program. [Norwood News] [Crain’s New York Business]
Two Bronx eateries are participating in New York City Restaurant Week for the first time. Artie’s Steak & Seafood on City Island and Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Garden will be offering three-course lunches for $29 and dinners for $42 along with 373 other restaurants from January 23 to February 10. [Bronx News 12]
A fire damaged Indo-Caribbean and Chinese restaurant Lotus Flame, located at 866 Morris Park Avenue. On Friday January 6, a fire started in the restaurant’s basement. It escalated to a third alarm fire, spreading to the roof and damaging the two apartments above the eatery. The FDNY is investigating the cause. According to Bronx Times, Lotus Flame co-owner Savitri McCrea said the restaurant is closed indefinitely. [Bronx Times]
Some doctors are prescribing food instead of medications, reports a CBS New York article. Doctors and patients have cited the high co-pays and side effects of medication as reasons for preferring food prescriptions. Patients also reported feeling better on their doc diets. St. Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx will be prescribing food, and also plans to open a new wellness, culinary, and food garden next year. [CBS New York]
“Join us on Saturday, January 28, as Bronx Narratives, an online publication for the Bronx community, debuts their first ever Limited Edition Print Magazine at Gun Hill Tavern in Port Morris.
The event will feature live art by Bronx based artists, Andre Trenier and Annie Leginni, music, drink specials, and limited copies of the magazine (available for purchase). We will also host a series of round-table styled discussions on key issues and topics surrounding our community.”
When: Saturday, January 28 from 4PM – 7PM
Where: Gun Hill Tavern located at 780 E 133rd St
Admission: RSVP – bronxnarratives.splashthat.com
2nd Annual Vision Board Brunch!
A vision board is a collage representing things you would like to attract to your life. You cut pictures and phrases out of magazines, and include your own photos in your collage. You glue images and words onto poster board and place it somewhere you can see it on a regular basis. Then you watch as the magic happens!
- Bring a magazine and join us for a day of people empowering each other with their vision and uplifting stories.
- Supplies and a light brunch provided by Havana Cafe are included.
- **You will also receive an angel card reading to bless your new year.**
Celebrate the new year with like minded individuals, while mentally and spiritually planning for the year ahead.
When: Saturday, January 28 from 11AM – 3PM
Where: Confetti located at 3190 Westchester Avenue
Admission: $25 Click here to purchase
New Year, new you. Whether that means deleting unflattering photos (or followers) because you’re not the same person you were six minutes ago let alone one year ago or you’re under reconstruction complete with a new body, new job, and new goals, the new you might want new places to go, things to buy, and tastes to sample. So here are our picks for what the new you should be up on.. Read More
Morton’s, STK, Peter Luger, and Jake’s? All praise-worthy steakhouses but you’ll find the last of the four off of the final stop along the 1 train route uptown. Jake’s Steakhouse, located at 6032 Broadway, has been a fixture in Riverdale for 15 years. What it lacks in exposure on media’s annually recreated New York City listicles, it makes up for with a great view of Van Cortlandt Park, cozy atmosphere, and well-done.. Read More
“Join us for a warm, cozy cannoli class inside Egidio’s, a 104-year old Italian bakery in the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue neighborhood.”
Over the course of this class you will learn:
- How to make authentic ricotta cannoli cream
- How to make cannoli shells from scratch using historic cannoli rollers that have belonged to Egidio’s since it opened.
- How to fry the cannoli shells and then stuff them
Class also includes:
- Warm focaccia bread hot of the oven
- Salame, cheeses and other finger foods to enjoy during class
- A souvenir apron to take home
- A box of your freshly made cannoli to take home
When: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Where: Egidio Pastry Shop at 622 E 187th St
Click here to purchase tickets.
“As part of the 15th Annual Coquito Masters competition, contestants bring in their version of coquito, a traditional coconut-based Puerto Rican holiday drink, and you become the judge to see who goes on to the 2016 New York finals! ID required to taste and vote. Presented by the International Coquito Federation.” – Bronx Museum of Arts
When: Friday, December 9 from 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: Bronx Museum of Arts at 1040 Grand Concourse
Contact: Debbie Quinones at email@example.com
While some people are prepping to pass the plates around their tables this holiday, we’re sharing a few Thanksgiving quotes from the Bronx residents who know and love food. Check out Thanksgiving quotes from 7 Bronx foodies below. “If I were a Thanksgiving dish I would definitely be the stuffing! I’m constantly busy since I get involved with what my friends say is too many things. But I’m also warm and a.. Read More