News Roundup: Why The Bx Has the Realest Little Italy, Lotus Flame Reopens

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In a recent article for the Huffington Post, one writer makes the case for why The Bronx’s Little Italy beats Manhattan’s, and names the most authentic Italian eateries uptown worthy of the reputation. [Huffington Post]

The latest episode of CNBC’s “Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business”, a show which chronicles five very different restaurants trying to make it in NYC’s highly competitive food scene, will feature The Bronx’s Ann & Tony. [CNBC]

Lotus Flame Restaurant and Bar held a grand re-opening celebration in Morris Park on Sunday, May 24. The eatery, located at 866 Morris Park Avenue, offers Indo-Caribbean and BBQ fusion cuisine.” [Bronx Times]

What was once a field of weeds and a small shantytown of homeless men is now a flourishing community garden in the South Bronx with community beds available for lease at $25 per season. La Finca de Sur (“Farm of the South”) was established by neighborhood women who started reclaiming the land in 2008. [ncpr]


BxFB Feasts on Fordham Road’s Visiting Food Trucks


Over the weekend, the Bronx Food Blog made a trip over to Bryan Park to check out the Fordham Road BID’s Food Truck Extravaganza. Each day offered a different combination of trucks and tastes for visitors. So even though we missed food trucks like Snowday, Brooklyn Organics and Langos, on Friday, May 28th a few friends and I feasted on Cuban cuisine from Rollin’ Cubans Food Truck, Mediterranean food from Chef Samir Truck, and Indian food made by Mausam. With the backdrop of Fordham’s always buzzing business district, ranging from clothing stores to Italian icy carts, and under the shade of tents — that had everyone playing musical chairs from the heat — we bit into eats from each of the visiting trucks. (more…)

Try Morris Ave’s Hungry Bird If You’re Hungry for Indian

It’s not often you find a successful take-out dine-in hybrid among the restaurants in The Bronx, but Hungry Bird hits that mark. For the first visit, however, I had a seat to take advantage of Morris Ave’s new Indian restaurant’s full dining experience. While I waded over the menu, the standard basket of papdum and three condiments for dipping was brought out by our extremely nice, but busy, server who was waiting the.. Read More

News Roundup: Free UBER Rides for Food Tour, Bronx Marriott Hotel Opens


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Lifestyle website, Taste the Style, recently partnered with UBER to offer free rides to, from and within The Bronx for a food tour this weekend. Admitting the borough is too far out, even for the average New Yorker, TTS wanted to open up their conversation and taste buds to the flavors The Bronx has to offer by visiting a few amazing restaurants. [Taste the Style]

The first Residence Inn by Marriott is now open in The Bronx. Located at 1776 Eastchester Rd, it is conveniently 13 minutes from LaGuardia airport, and neighbored by the Bronx Zoo, Botanical Gardens, City Island, Arthur Ave (Little Italy) and Yankee Stadium. Each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and appliances. You can put them to use with the hotel’s grocery delivery service and on-site food and beverage market. However, use is optional since Residence will also offer complimentary breakfast, including specially made items, healthy choices and a to-go option. [Travel Daily News]

Bronx Health Week, organized by Windows of Hip Hop, kicked off Friday, May 15th on the Grand Concourse. The event featured initiatives like zumba classes, free giveaways and healthy snacks to increase awareness around health and fitness since the borough currently ranks last in overall health among other counties in the state. [News 12]

Fordham Rd Food Truck Extravaganza, May 28-30th

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We love street eats, so we can’t think of a better way to usher in our early summer than with the Fordham Road BID’s Food Truck Extravaganza the end of this month. Taking place near Bryan Park, the fair will feature live music and arts activities in addition to a variety of foods. Go hungry and leave full with this diversified dining experience.

Pelham Pkwy’s EZ Grill Ushers in Changes Under New Management

I discovered Lydig Ave’s EZ Grill in the fall of 2013 and immediately fell in love with the metal eating trays, picnic style wooden tables and benches, and limited but delicious Mediterranean inspired menu—details you would find in a rustic lower Manhattan eatery with the coziness of a local joint. I tried a few things in the months I ate there, from the poutine fries and cheeseburger to the chicken lemon soup and lamb skewer platter. Unsurprisingly,.. Read More

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

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Image Credit: New York Times

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

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

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