Bronx Night Market

Even though technically I’m an immigrant, after 31 years in New York, I consider myself a “real” New Yorker. I have lived in all the boroughs except for Staten Island, having landed in the Bronx in the year 2000, just in time for the famous Subway Series. In 2018, I feel that the Bronx is the most “authentic” New York City borough, while Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn are basically being rebuilt and are housing lots of of people who are just moving here. The reconstruction of these boroughs brings in a ton of new restaurants, and while these three parts of New York are housing the most amazing restaurants, the Bronx seems to be lacking.

But it looks like that is changing now! Robert DeNiro and Massimo Bottura are planning a food court in the South Bronx, things are cleaning up around Yankee Stadium, and now we have a Food Festival at Fordham Plaza! I’m just so excited! The BRONX NIGHT MARKET is going to be held once a month (every last Saturday of the month) at the same location, and it’s the place to be. This collaboration by the magazine Edible Bronx and creative agency Blox houses dozens of local merchants and restaurants, together with live music in an open air setting. Of course I attended the very first one, I was excited to be part of this. It was one of the hottest days of the year, I was tired and cranky, but the awesome food and drinks turned my frown upside down in a heartbeat.

I cooled down with a delicious sangria from the Bronx Brewery and a mango concoction from Creme and Cocoa. My/Mo handed out free samples of mochi ice cream to help us feel chill. Of course I couldn’t try all the food, but together with my daughter, we tried the paella from In Patella, the cod fish cakes from Caspanish, a fried chicken drumstick in a cup from Rib in a Cup, and a lemon cake from Sweet Milk and Sugar. My two favorites (hands down) were the ceviche from Habanero and the street corn dog (chorizo fried in charred corn batter with cilantro aioli, omg) from Pork Cue. There was so much more I wanted to try, I can’t until the next one!

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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