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

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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

Gun Hill Tavern Grand Opening! Saturday, Nov 19

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“Please join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Gun Hill Tavern, our first satellite location, this Saturday, November 19th from 1pm – 1am.  Located at 780 East 133rd Street in the Bronx, GHT will have 20 draft lines (14 Gun Hill beers, 4 beers from other NY breweries, and 2 NY ciders), an all NYS spirits and wine list, and a full kitchen.  We will be open 7 days a week.  Be sure to follow @gunhilltavern on social media, and check out gunhilltavern.com.” – Gun Hill Brewing Company

 

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La Grata Pizzeria Opens in Port Morris with Affordable Southern Italian

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As the landscape of the South Bronx continues to change, news of openings in the area can be viewed with wide-eyed excitement and narrow-eyed vigilance. In the case of La Grata, the latest venture by Somerset Hospitality Group, both might apply. However, La Grata Pizzeria, located at 136 Alexander Ave in Port Morris, promises to be affordable and accessible to locals, with hires from the community like Monroe College students. When they opened their.. Read More

6 New Coffee Shops & Cafes to Visit This Fall

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Where there’s beer, there’s coffee? Maybe not, but we tend to enjoy them in that order. Following the arrival of three craft breweries in The Bronx during the past two years, there has also been an increase in new coffee shops and cafes opening their doors for the first time uptown. But, where some might smell dark roasts, others may see signs of gentrification in latte art. Regardless of how you like your coffee (or.. Read More

News Roundup: Gun Hill Tavern Opening, The Bronx Hot Sauce x JetBlue

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Gun Hill Brewery and Port Morris Distillery are partnering on a new restaurant called Gun Hill Tavern, which will be located next door to the distillery at 780 E. 133rd St. in the South Bronx. The brewery’s managing partner Dave Lopez said they are opening the tavern to have a presence in the South Bronx following residential real estate developments that they expect to make the area more popular. Gun Hill Tavern, in addition to 14 Gun Hill beers, will serve upscale pub food, including burgers, tacos, and salads. It is scheduled to open November 4.  [DNA Info]

A new $20 million, 120,000-square-foot food facility will be built in Hunts Point. The Greenmarket Regional Food Hub is apart of the New York State Grown & Certified program launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The program aims to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh produce and support local farms. The hub will be used by GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Co. program. [GrownNYC]

At the end of this summer, The Bronx Hot Sauce was invited to JetBlue Airlines’ BlueBud business-mentoring program which partners with local, small, food businesses. The program teaches them about social responsibility, sustainability, and marketing, as well as adapting their recipes for in-flight serving. The Bronx Hot Sauce is used in the JetBlue University cafeteria and a pop-up store in JFK’s Terminal 5. [Takepart]

Two restaurant chains are opening in The Bronx. The Bronx Grill on East Tremont closed earlier this month, and will reopen next spring as a Golden Corral. The Bronx Grill owners applied for the all-you-can-eat, American, buffet-style franchise in 2014. It will be Golden Corral’s first New York City location. [Bronx News 12]  Chipotle Mexican Grill is also opening a new location uptown. The borough’s fourth Chipotle, and first in the South Bronx, will be located at 260 E 161 Street, across from The Bronx Country Hall of Justice. It is scheduled to open before the end of the year. [Bronx News 12]

 

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News Roundup: 2 New Bx Dining Halls Coming, Bronx Hot Sauce Now Selling in PR

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A South Bronx warehouse will be the location of The Bronx’s first food hall and market, similar to the Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking District and the Chelsea Market. The ‘Bruckner Market’ is being built by developer Keith Rubenstein, who is also developing a residential complex across the street from the new market. Plans are still being finalized, but, according to The Real Deal, Rubenstein says he “envisions a fresh food market, food.. Read More

The Bronx Brewery 1st Annual Backyard Beer-B-Q Sunday, July 31

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“The Bronx Brewery & Brut Catering presents the 1st annual Backyard Beer-B-Q. On July 31st, we will be serving up some delicious brews & eats. In addition to our year round and seasonal pale ales, we’ll be pouring our limited B-Side brew, Boom Boom White IPA and our newly developed Barrel Reserve, Red, White & Boom. Brut catering will be serving up some tasty BBQ with offerings such as pulled pork, bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers, Rye Ale brined chicken, cotija style corn on the cob, watermelon feta salad and much more.” -The Bronx Brewery

Live music with Brian Ripps, Jasper Lewis, Heidi Merrill, and Amity & 12th.

When: Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: The Bronx Brewery – 856 East 136th Street, Bronx, NY 10454

Price: $50- $65

Click here to purchase tickets.

 

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Meet the Vendors of the 2016 South Bronx Farmer’s Market

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On 138th street, between Willis Avenue and Alexander Avenue, a string of vendors have laid out farm-picked herbs and vegetables, and baked goods. Even if they can’t tell the difference between broccoli rabe and callaloo amaranth, the bright greens and reds are enough to attract passersby’s to further inspect the tables and crates under the tents at the South Bronx Farmer’s Market. The market is only in its third year, but it opened.. Read More

This Weekend: Pig Roast, Waterfront Celebration, Music Festival, Art at the Bar

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We hope you kept your calendars clear for this weekend because there is a full line-up of events that request your presence. Saturday, Gun Hill Brewery is calling all foodies and meatatarians with a pig roast that has our mouths watering already. South Bronx Unite will also be throwing down a BBQ at their waterfront celebration recognizing the efforts of the community to build bridges to the public waterfront. On Saturday.. Read More

News Roundup: La Morada Fights Deportation, Hunts Point Market Fights Food Waste

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The 44th Precinct Community Council held a 161 Street Food Festival on Friday near Joyce Kilmer Park featuring a host of food vendors. If you didn’t make it out, check out Bronx News 12‘s quick video recap. There might even be another 161 street festival this season so look out for the announcement!

A Feeding the 5000 event was held in Union Square on May 10th by food waste org Feedback. The event featured recipes like ratatouille using cosmetically undesirable and cast-off produce gathered from the Hunts Point Market. The effort to reduce food waste using “ugly vegetables” that are normally discarded is part of an initiative in New York City and D.C. It holds massive food festivals celebrating weird-looking produce where attendees are encouraged to demand change from the food industry. [CityLab]

In light of controversial immigration policies that have been proposed by some GOP politicians this presidential election, a SoBro Mexican restaurant is publically advocating for undocumented immigrants. La Morada‘s owners and staff are undocumented so when they heard Ted Cruz would possibly visit last month they hung a huge sign outside of the restaurant reading “Not One More Deportation” in Spanish and English. Their walls inside are also decorated with pictures of immigrant advocates holding positive signage. They are hoping to send a message to xenophobic policymakers while giving undocumented immigrants a place they are welcome. [ThinkProgress]

 

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