Food

This month, Murat Uyaroglu opened the fifth location of his coffee-bar-and-café chain, Hungry Ghost (Photos courtesy of Hungry Ghost, via the Bridge)

Turkish Roots of a Brooklyn Coffee Bar

Brooklyn, Business, Food January 30, 2018 at 4:58 pm

A Turkish entrepreneur has found success with the Hungry Ghost, a small chain of coffee bars, most of them located in Brooklyn, reports The Bridge.

Wong Kee Restaurant at 102 Mott St. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Another Chinatown Restaurant to Close

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video January 25, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Wong Kee Restaurant is closing after nearly three decades in business, reports SinoVision.

Pooja Bavishi (Photo by Morgan Ione Yeager via Little India)

‘Spice Infused’ Ice Cream in NYC

Business, Food, New York, South Asian January 24, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Little India speaks to Pooja Bavishi about her ice cream brand Malai, which offers New Yorkers “spice infused” flavors inspired by her Indian heritage.

Galicia owner Ramón Calo (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Upper Manhattan Residents Hope to Save Another Restaurant

Business, Food, Latino, Manhattan January 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Following the local support that kept Coogan’s in business, Upper Manhattan residents hope the same can happen with Galicia, a Spanish restaurant in business for 30 years, reports Manhattan Times.

Adela Fargas always offered her customers a warm welcome. (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans Mourn Founder of Casa Adela

Food, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm

The Puerto Rican community, including Rep. Nydia Velázquez, bid farewell to Adela Fargas, the beloved matriarch who in 1973 founded the restaurant Casa Adela on the Lower East Side, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Business, Food, Manhattan January 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant, a fixture in Washington Heights for more than three decades, drew politicians and patrons of many ethnicities. Now it’s due to close thanks to rising rent, reports Manhattan Times.

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video December 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

This 360 video captures a discussion on Korean reunification, for which participants cooked a symbolically relevant dish.

Churros. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘Hate Immigrants, Love Their Food’

Food, Immigration December 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds explores the dissonance between widespread acceptance of immigrant foods and the difficulties the immigrants who prepare and sell those foods regularly encounter.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Family yoga teacher Alba Mota guides participants through stretching exercises as part of a Bronx River Foodway event. (Photo by Elia Campos via Hunts Point Express)

‘Foodway’ in Bronx Pioneers Plantings and More

Bronx, Food, Health November 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A new foodway in the Bronx brought more than plantings to the neighborhood, reports Hunts Point Express.

Cosme Aguilar, 41, began working in the kitchen of a French restaurant as a doorman and performing cleaning duties. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Auto Mechanic to High-End Chef

Business, Food, Queens November 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Casa Enrique, the first and only Mexican restaurant in the city with the prestigious Michelin star, is run by an immigrant chef with no cooking training, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

South High School in Valley Stream, Long Island (Photo via school website)

A Trial Period for Halal Food at LI School

Education, Food, Long Island, Muslim November 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Valley Stream Herald reports on why South High School on Long Island started to test halal food options.

This spicy tuna salad on a pretzel bread bun was too die for. (Photo provided to Kings County Politics)

First US Kosher Food Crawl Held in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish October 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

The Forward and Kings County Politics cover the country’s first kosher food crawl, “A Taste of Crown Heights.”

Kangwon Lee, president of the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, donating a rice cooker to Pomptonian Food Service at Valley Regional Old Tappan High School on Oct. 18. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Food Added to Northern NJ School Menus

Education, Food, Metro Area October 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

An increasing number of public high schools in northern New Jersey now have Korean food on the menu following efforts by the Korean Cuisine Globalization Committee, reports Korea Daily.

Joy Pascua belting a number. (Photo by Mariel Padilla via The FilAm)

Woodside Filipino Restaurants Also Serve as Music Venues

Culture, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian October 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Some Filipino restaurants in Woodside offer patrons a side of live music almost every night, reports The FilAm.