Tag Archives: Dining
They go way back.Roberto D. Álvarez has known Jimmy Rodríguez since he was a teenager. “I started working with him at Jimmy’s Bronx Café,” said Álvarez, referring to the first eatery the restaurateur he opened in 1993...
“We were just helping a friend,” explains Mercedes Robles. She is telling a tale filled with love large enough for a whale – it also happens to be true. Robles and her significant other, George Robles, co-manage...
Apaga tu sed con más que limoncillo. Aun puede pasear a través de los pasillos de barriles rellenos de aceitunas grandes, brillantes latas de aceite y dorados aros de queso en el legendario Mercado al Detal en la Avenida Arthur...
Although soccer normally takes a backseat to other sports in the U.S., World Cup fever has hit hard this summer. As reported by ESPN and Univision, the World Cup match between the U.S. and Ghana on Mon., Jun. 16th, for example, drew 15.9 million viewers total between the...Read More »
Move to La Marcha. A Michelin recommendation is coveted by many restaurants, but bequeathed to a select few. But this past month, local eatery Marcha Cocina Bar, owned by four-man team Virgilio and Fredy de la Cruz, Marcelo Crespo and Jairo de la Paz, earned a nod from Michelin...
Got a dollar? Then step right up, as just 4 quarters or a single dollar bill will buy you some of the sweetest delight you’re ever to find in a steaming Styrofoam cup. Known as “habichuelas con dulce,” or, literally, “sweet beans,” the portable liquid delicacy is precisely...Read More »
Inwood’s Twin Donut stands as a sentry at the crossroads of 218th Street and Broadway. For the past 18 years, the luncheonette with the large parking lot has served local regulars and itinerant passerby in equal measure. Patrons for the last two decades have known they...Read More »
The forecast is calling for another snow storm. It always is these days. More snow, slush, and ice. You’re likely to ruin another pair of boots or pants, or both. The trains will be late, and the buses packed. Why not give up now, pick up your favorite bobsled and make your way to...Read More »
Bragging rights are in play – you’ll need to grab a fork. Ten blocks north of La Casa de Mofongo, the culinary institution that has arguably elevated the traditional plantain dish of mofongo to celebrity status, a newcomer is slinging a different kind of mash. Bombonada, the...Read More »
This Thanksgiving season will be a little brighter for some area residents, thanks to efforts from the Food Bank for New York City (Food Bank), which prepared "Thanksgiving to-go" meals to feed the hungry in some of the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods. This past Sun., Nov. 24th,...Read More »
Manhattan Food Pantries: Good Shepherd Church 108 Cooper St., (between 207th and Isham Streets) 212.567.1300 Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Need ID. Holy Trinity Church/Helping Hands Pantry 20 Cumming St. (between Broadway and Seaman Avenue) 212.781.1113 Once every other month...Read More »
For over a quarter-century, Massawa Restaurant has been helping people dig in. Massawa combines the culinary traditions of Ethiopia and Eritrea, in which silverware is not needed. In some of the world’s most populous countries, including India and Bangladesh, the majority of the population...Read More »
Alejandro Nino is a pusher, a man of the streets. He’d be the first to admit it. Nino offers his wares from a specially reconstructed stroller that he uses to store and showcase his shiny, sweet goods. So perfectly rigged is his store-on-wheels that there is a refrigerated unit to keep the treats cool and fresh.Read More »
Victor Sidberry, co-owner of Inwood's new VS Berry frozen yogurt shop, was looking to fill a void. "It seems like all the new businesses in the neighborhood are bars or clubs. We wanted to have someplace that was designed to be kid-friendly,” he remarked.Read More »
Baseball season may be winding down, but the chance to enjoy a ballpark style hot dog endures. Loeser’s Kosher Deli in Kingsbridge has this American delicacy from Hebrew National year round. Fredy Loeser, who opened the store with his father when he was 17, has seen many interesting...Read More »