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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

There are seven different businesses around Arthur Avenue in the Bronx that make their own mozzarella daily. That’s an insane number of places committed to quality cheese in a small block radius.

For those that don’t realize it, Arthur Avenue is the real Little Italy of New York – with more third generation owned businesses than any other neighborhood. This is the place to come for quality Italian sausage, cheese, sandwiches, and dinners. And it’s all ridiculously cheap.

At Urban Adventures, we just launched a new Arthur Avenue Food Tour (it’s run by a couple who grew up there and have strong connections to the neighborhood). I was fortunate enough to train on the tour so I can give it when they are out of town. And it might have been my favorite training for any tour ever.

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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

Bronx Brewery is doing so many great things and have now been more ubiquitous around town. Their take on a double IPA is no joke – hitting on all cylinders with a number of different hop varietals playing together for different levels of hoppiness – grassy, fruity, piney, citrusy. It’s a well-rounded and uttely drinkable play on a new American style.
BRONX BREWERY
856 East 136th Street (between Willow Avenue and Walnut Avenue),
Port Morris, Bronx
(718) 402-1000
thebronxbrewery.com

My search for the best beer in New York continues….

GUN HILL BREWING COMPANY, 3227 Laconia Avenue (between Boston Road and Duncan Street), Allerton, Bronx

Bronx is the new Queens. Did anyone ever expect that? Queens still reigns supreme in the sheer number of craft breweries that have opened there, but the Bronx is gaining steam. The borough now has Bronx Brewery, recently opened Chelsea Brewing Company, and Gun Hill.

Just Behind the Bar

Gun Hill, which is quite a walk from the subway, was the borough’s first official brewery to open since Prohibition. I got to visit it in the very early days when the owners were still putting the final touches on it. But from the beginning, I could tell this would be an exciting beer destination.

Why Choose Just One?

But since there was no beer to taste back then, I couldn’t be sure how good the beer would be. I’ve had a few samples at some beer bars and festivals since their debut, but have had mixed feelings. Now that I’ve returned to the tasting room (which is amazingly open every day of the week), I can safely say that their beer is excellent. (more…)


Category: Beer

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

GUN HILL BREWING COMPANY, 3227 Laconia Avenue (between Boston Road and Duncan Street), Allerton, Bronx

Since this is my third consecutive post about beer and breweries, it seems this week is dedicated to beer. Why not? It’s a good time to be a beer drinker in the city.

I recently made the trip up to Gun Hill Brewing Company in the Bronx to have a flight of their sudsy offerings. The last time I was up here was to meet with the owners Dave and Kieran to discuss our NYC Brewery Tour. At that time, their brewmaster Chris had just begun brewing beer but there was none for us to taste quite yet.

Since that time, they’ve won awards and even begun canning some of their beers. The brewery itself is worth a visit, but I’ll have a separate post about that experience in the coming weeks.

One of the beers I tasted in their flight was so surprising and delicious that I had to include it as this week’s featured dish.

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Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. NYC Brewery Tour explores the growing craft brewery scene in the city and visits all the unlikely spots that are brewing fresh, delicious beer.

I’ve been a fan of Bronx Brewery’s beers since I first tasted their pale ale in 2011. Now they have all grown-up and have a fully functioning brewery in the South Bronx which is open every single day to the public.¬†Great beer, games, and a view of the brewhouse await you.

Bronx Brewery


Category: Beer, Video

My search for the best beer in New York continues….

BRONX BREWERY, 856 East 136th Street (between Willow and Walnut Avenue), Port Morris, Bronx

Bronx Brewery is not a brand new brewery. Their beers have been circulating around the city for a few years now. But I think most people would be¬†surprised to learn that it is only recently that they have been making beer in the Bronx. (more…)


Category: Beer

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