Food

David Dolores, owner of Salsa Picante Restaurant. (Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de México)

Mexican Restaurants Thrive in Port Chester

Food, Metro Area, Mexican August 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Thanks to its affordability and love of cuisine, the Westchester village boasts 14 Mexican restaurants, Diario de México reports.

(From Google Maps via Bensonhurst Bean)

First Fine Issued Over Shark Fins

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian, Food August 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Long Quan Seafood Corporation in Brooklyn has been fined in what Bensonhurst Bean calls the first successful prosecution of shark fin trafficking since a statewide ban went into effect last summer.

Gonzalo Bava started out working as a waiter, as many other immigrants do when they first arrive.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo for Voices of NY)

Charrúa: The First Uruguayan Restaurant in Manhattan

Business, Food, Manhattan August 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Immigrant and former waiter Gonzalo Bava opened the first Uruguayan restaurant in Manhattan on the Lower East Side, El Diario reports.

Vitali and Lorena Meschoulam, founders of La Fundidora, which prepares and sells artisanal Mexican salsas (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

La Fundidora: Brooklyn’s Saucy Couple

Food, Mexican August 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

A Brooklyn couple has created La Fundidora, a new brand of organic Mexican salsa, El Diario reports.

Division Street in Chinatown (Photo by jqpubliq, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown Restaurants Turn to Website to Draw More Customers

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan August 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm

OnDelivery.com, an online delivery service for Chinatown restaurants that otherwise wouldn’t offer delivery, could help boost business for an industry beleaguered by rising costs and fewer tourists, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Cilantro is a mainstay in Mexican kitchens (Photo by Edison Esparza via El Diario de Mexico)

Despite Ban, Mexican Cilantro is Easily Found in Queens

Food, Health, Mexican July 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Although the FDA announced a ban on cilantro imported from the state of Puebla, Mexico, some New York Mexican restaurants still use it, Diario de México reports.

Polish Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki (center), NY Consul General of Poland Urszula Gacek and Consul Sabina Klimek, together with importers and distributors of Polish products in the U.S. (Photo by Aleksandra Słabisz  via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Eggs and Other Foods May Soon Enter US

Eastern European, Food, New York July 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Poland’s agriculture minister recently visited Washington and New York to discuss the export of eggs, poultry and other foods from Poland to the U.S. He met with U.S. officials and importers and distributors of Polish products, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Before utilizing it to prepare food, fish must now be frozen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Changes the Taste of Ceviche

Food, Government, Latino, New York July 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Restaurants prepare for a Department of Health rule requiring that raw fish be frozen for at least 15 hours before it is used, El Diario reports.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

Couple Brings Traditional South African Meat Snack to U.S.

African, Featured Posts, Food, Video July 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Warren and Nicolle Pala make biltong out of their New Jersey factory using techniques from their native South Africa and ingredients found stateside.

Robert McDaniels, a  Bedford Park resident, has been a street vendor for over 10 years. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Will More Vendors Hurt the Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Food July 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

Business improvement districts in the Bronx worry that allowing more street vendors will create problems, Norwood News reports.

Jian Chang meat shop is the latest victim of changing times in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Another Meat Shop Closes in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Another traditional meat merchant operating in Chinatown has fallen victim to changing times and falling sales, and its owner will now focus on wholesale business, Sing Tao Daily reports, while other meat shops diversify the products they sell.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Small Business Not Sold On Foam Ban

Environment, Food, Latino June 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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, founder of Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point, Bronx. (Image via video)

A Family’s Bread and Butter

Bronx, Business, Food June 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

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.

Karolina Gumpert (standing) leading a Polish Flavors workshop. (Photo from Greenpoint. The Transition via The Greenpoint Gazette)

Polish Flavors ‘More Than Just Pierogis and Kielbasa’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Food June 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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.

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

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.