The Bronx


The Best Italian Hero on Arthur Avenue is a DIY Sandwich Hack

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 14 comments

Let it be our secret: the best sandwich on Arthur Avenue can't be found in any deli. It's one you make yourself with great ingredients from all over the neighborhood. More

Meet the Bronx Italian Importer Conquering New York's Restaurant Scene

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You might not know Gustiamo, but if you keep up with the New York restaurant scene, you've probably had the pasta, tomatoes, and olive oil the company imports. Its clients read like a who's who of Manhattan and Brooklyn restaurants, and the roster is only growing. More

More About Patina, Serving Some of The Bronx's Best West African Food

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Patina, the restaurant's eponymous chef and owner, was born and raised in Nigeria, land of pepper soup, egusi, and suya kebabs. Here in the Bronx she cooks the food of her people, the Yaroba, and it's a great boon for us. More

The Best Food to Eat Around Yankee Stadium in the Bronx

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 4 comments

You could stick to Yankee Stadium's improved but pricey concessions, or you could be bolder, save a few (read: a lot) of bucks, and venture out into the surrounding neighborhood. The Bronx is a wonderful place to eat if you know where to look, and we have you covered. More

Find the Bronx's Best Fried Pork Snack Near Yankee Stadium

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With Los Janquis back in action, you may be looking for the best things to eat near Yankee stadium. Don't worry: we have you covered. But for right now let's talk about one more good morsel. More

Arthur Avenue's Calandra Cheese Sells Burrata's More Flavorful Cousin

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 7 comments

Calandra's Cheese, the stoic Italian cheese shop, is an Arthur Avenue O.G., one of a few holdouts of a once solely Italian neighborhood that's diversifying every day. It's especially vital for its owner's insistence on quality; unlike other Arthur Avenue bakeries and restaurants, it doesn't rest on its ancestral laurels. The must-buy? Burrino, aged mozzarella stuffed with butter. More

Behind the Bugs and Critters We Ate in the Bronx This Weekend

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The Bronx Pipe Smoking Society's annual Small Game Dinner hit the borough this past weekend, offering up new opportunities to partake in raw porcupine salad alongside some familiar faces, including Bronx food missionary and film producer Baron Ambrosia. Here are our favorite dishes from the night—raw porcupine salad, anyone?—and how they came to be. More

The Best Slice on Arthur Avenue is at Cafe al Mercato

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You have plenty of options for pizza on Arthur Avenue, but the eggplant-topped square slice at Cafe al Mercato may be the best. More

Brighter, Fresher West African in the Bronx at Patina African Restaurant

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Patina's brighter, fresher West African food sets it apart from others in the Bronx. More

The Best Oxtail in The Bronx Is Served at The Good Dine

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The Good Dine is the Bronx's best Jamaican restaurant, and there's one clear must-order: this oxtail. More

More Tacos Arabes, and Spicy Chicken Soup, at Queen of Tacos

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Good news! There are more tacos arabes in the Bronx than we thought. More

Find the Bronx's Best Gorditas and Only Tacos Arabes at Taqueria Tlaxcalli

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

While it's not the Bronx's best Mexican restaurant, Taqueria Tlaxcalli is up there. And there most destination-worthy item is a fat cake of masa stuffed with cheese and nubs of fried pork. More

Video: One Woman's Mission to Bring Serious Mexican Food to New York

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Lina Chavez, the owner of bodega-turned-restaurant Carnitas El Atoradero, is no stranger to hard work. Part of that work is exposing New Yorkers to the real flavors of the Mexican kitchen. More

More Advice for Eating at Nano Billiards, NYC's Best Dominican Restaurant

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 13 comments

After ten-plus visits to this Dominican cafe I've learned two things. Get the rice dishes and get the stew, especially the pork ribs. More

Where Do You Get Chicharonnes in the Bronx?

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In the Bronx, chicharrones abound, found in any number of Dominican and Puerto Rican diners, at more ambitious bodegas, and in a number of taquerias and pupuserias. But coming across a great Dominican-style chicharron, which calls for the whole belly to be fried for something that is at once crunchy and moist? Well, it's not the easiest thing to do. More

Sabrosura Serves The Bronx's Best Fried Rice

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

There is an exemplary fried rice called chaulafan to be found in Mott Haven at the Ecuadorian restaurant Luchos Barrios, but to my taste the best fried rice in the Bronx is farther north. It is at Sabrosura, the Parkchester staple billed by its owners as an "American-Born Chinese Dominican Eatery." More

La Morada Serves Oaxaca's Rarest Mole

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 7 comments

I never heard of mole blanco before Natalia Mendez, one of the mom and pop owners of Mott Haven's La Morada, casually mentioned it in a conversation about the Oaxacan specialties she has cooked here. La Morada makes the dish, and trying it is worth a special visit. More

Carnitas El Atoradero Serves the Mexican Home Cooking We've Been Waiting For

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 18 comments

Until recently, the only way to enjoy owner Denisse "Lina" Chavez's cooking was to eat your picadata while leaning against the narrow store's shelves. Now she has opened up a full restaurant in the former pint-sized Mexicocina space next door. At first glance, the restaurant reads like an basic taqueria, with a menu that mostly lists antojitos and seating for about ten. But take a second look and you'll see that Carnitas El Atoradero is where you go to order the food you never get at your local taqueria. This is the home-style cooking, way beyond the taco, that New York needs. More

A Great Doughnut Made of Masa at Seis Vecinos

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Up until last week, if you asked me where to find a quality doughnut in the Bronx I'd scratch my head. Now I can tell you: one of the borough's finest desserts is the Honduran-style Rosquillas el Dulce ($1.50) from Mott Haven's Seis Vecinos. More

Our Favorite Bronx Eats of 2013

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 2 comments

We covered a ton of ground again this year in Bronx Eats, eating everything from lemon chicken soup in Riverdale to birria in Hunts Point. We started digging for the north Bronx's best Jamaican food, and picked up an ongoing quest to find the perfect mangu. If this second year of Bronx Eats proved anything for me, its that there's so much more good stuff left to eat and share with you. More

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