Small businesses complain of higher costs as they get ready to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, El Diario reports.
Ramón Eduardo runs Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point with the help of his children. In a NYCity News Service video, the native of the Dominican Republic says that those raised in the U.S., his children included, do not have the same hunger for success as immigrants do.
Polish Flavors, a cooking workshop taught by Karolina Gumpert, is part of the half-year long Polish celebration Greenpoint. The Transition, and also provides an opportunity for people to reflect on the changes the neighborhood is undergoing.
Eric Glisson has big plans for his Bronx business, Fresh Take Juice Bar, which he started after serving nearly 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.
A restaurant owner and a deli owner tell Queens Chronicle how the impending citywide Styrofoam ban could affect small businesses like theirs.
Corona’s Tortillería Nixtamal brings a thousand-year-old tradition to the growing Mexican community in Queens, El Diario reports.
The August Martin High School in Jamaica and The Future Project hosted a hip-hop culinary competition “to bridge the worlds of culinary arts, visual arts and lyrical art,” reports Queens Courier.
Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.
The United Business Cooperative supports and educates local immigrant entrepreneurs in the food industry, as new clientele and businesses move in to Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.
Filipino Restaurant Week runs for the first time in the metro area from May 11 to 23. The FilAm attended the launch event.
Taco maker Laura Cadena, originally from Mexico, tells Queens Latino that more women are joining the work force and no longer have to depend on the support of family members.
Organizers announced plans for the second annual Flushing Street Festival to be held on Aug. 1. It is expected to be much larger than last year’s, Queens Courier reports.
An organization that promotes Korean healthy food choices has reached an agreement to offer Korean lunch selections once a week at a New Jersey elementary school, The Korea Times reports.
Hundreds came out for the Varli Food Festival for Kids in Woodbridge, New Jersey, an event to teach children about healthy eating and regional cuisines from India, reports News India Times.
The Vendy Award-winning food truck King of Falafel will expand to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Astoria, reports Times Ledger.