Food

Yewande Komolafe makes a dessert of bouille (tapioca pudding) with coconut milk drizzled with Nigerian honey. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nigerian Chef Finds Her Way Back Home

African, Brooklyn, Food, Immigration November 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

In a Feet in 2 Worlds podcast, Brooklyn-based chef Yewande Komolafe speaks about the nearly two decades in which she reconnected with her Nigerian roots through food but could not return to her homeland.

Pascaline Lepeltier (Photo via France-Amérique)

Breaking the Sommellerie Ceiling

Culture, Food November 2, 2018 at 4:08 pm

France-Amérique profiles Pascaline Lepeltier, French-born and NYC-based, who has achieved recognition in the male-dominated world of sommellerie.

Harlem Industrial Kitchen (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Swapping Ceviche for Sushi in El Barrio

Food, Manhattan, Mexican October 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

A Mexican restaurant in gentrifying East Harlem has reinvented itself, reports Manhattan Times.

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South American October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The famed Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopens on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post.

(Photo from Tech Collective via QNS)

Queens Students Develop Hungry4Halal App

Food, Muslim, Queens, Technology September 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

A new app created by Queens College students, identifies eateries across the city that serve halal food and also offers recipes and videos, reports QNS.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Screen shot from the trailer for "ULAM (Main Dish)"

Serving up Filipino Food, on Film

Food, Southeast Asian August 29, 2018 at 4:09 pm

The FilAm talks to the director of a documentary about Filipino chefs and restaurants.

Akua Joy sold her super vegan mini muffins at the inaugural Black Vegfest in Bed-Stuy on Aug. 11.

A Black Vegan Food Fest in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Food August 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers Black Vegfest, the borough’s inaugural festival for Black vegetarians and vegans held this past weekend.

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Food August 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Join diners as they enjoy a hibachi show in Park Slope complete with food tossing and sake squirting in a video from BRIC TV.

One of Andre Trenier’s murals featuring other artists’ tags in Beatstro. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

South Bronx Eatery Hearkens Back to Hip-hop Days

Bronx, Culture, Food August 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Beatstro is a new restaurant in the South Bronx with a nostalgic nod to the hip-hop era, reports Bronx Times.

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

Food, New York, South American July 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Colombian immigrant and fan of Argentine cuisine Moisés Mera started in White Plains the first Latino-owned burger chain in the U.S., Gaucho Burger Company, Westchester Hispano reports.

The 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will be held August 25 and 26 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City, NY. (Photo from Cindy via Noticia Long Island)

Peruvian Food Festival Chef Promises More Than Ceviche

Food, Long Island, South American July 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Diego Sánchez, chef of the year at the 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival, to be celebrated in August in Garden City, vows to venture beyond traditional Peruvian fare, Noticia Long Island reports.

Getting Good Mexican Fare in Sunset Park – While You Can

Getting Good Mexican Fare in Sunset Park – While You Can

Brooklyn, Food, Mexican July 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Brooklyn Based takes a look at some Mexican eateries on 5th Avenue in Sunset Park.

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center offers free sliders and ice cream and ice tea to the neighborhood.
Chloe Hadley (L) and Travis Maxwell (R) cook jerk chicken and sliders. For a neighborhood celebration, BCCC students Chloe Hadley, left, and Travis Maxwell cooked jerk chicken and sliders (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein via The Bridge)

Food and Jobs on the Menu in Brownsville

African, Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Youth July 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

For a year now, the Brownsville Community Culinary Center has served up food “inspired by the history of the African diaspora” and offered a culinary training program, reports The Bridge.

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.