Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend in NYC!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend in NYC!

  
Sofrito Lovers,

If you're scrambling around for last minute plans, then check out the post below from Eater.com and check out some of great places to eat!

I might be visiting Veselka (one of the eateries mentioned) tonight because I'm going to be near the East Village around dinner time!  I'll let you know how it is! Try one of these spots and have some fun!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend in NYC
 
Weekly inspiration for last-minute dining by Eater Staff Nov 17, 2017, 10:13am EST
 
 

Welcome to your weekend planner, where Eater editors recommend restaurants, cafes, and bars — whether they’re new and hot or the old standbys. As always, please let us know if you’d like to see something specific.
 
November 17, 2017

For stylish Sichuan in Flushing: There are a raft of new Sichuan restaurants in Flushing more expensive and stylish than their predecessors. Szechuan Mountain House and DaXi are examples of this phenomenon, and now we also have Alley 41. Located on 41st Avenue, it’s not really an alley, but a place that looks like an underground rock club from the ’90s, with concrete floors, rec room light fixtures, and tables and chairs scattered seemingly at random. The core of Sichuan standards is impressive, but there are also many invented dishes, including a wacky plate of mashed potatoes with spicy meat sauce, and another of sautéed cauliflower with whole Sichuan peppercorns — but skip the steamed okra with peanut butter. 136-45 41st Avenue, Flushing — Robert Sietsema

For an unfussy Brooklyn date night: If you’re a fan of restaurant/wine bar hybrids like Wildair, Four Horsemen, and Estela, I can safely say you’ll love Otway. Aside from the space being wildly aesthetically pleasing, and the staff so lovely you’ll want to move in, the food stands on its own as a reason to visit any day of the week. Snack on aged beef fat chickpeas throughout your entire meal, which should also include the carrots, raw venison, and most certainly a cocktail to start. If the kitchen is running anything special, just get it. 930 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill — Patty Diez

For Ukrainian comfort food in a classic setting: Open since 1954, Veselka is a true New York treasure. The Ukrainian diner serves up rib-sticking fare like pierogis, beef stroganoff, stuffed cabbage, and potato pancakes — the kind of food that feels just perfect come winter. Warm up and support a classic spot all at the same time, at any hour of the day, since it’s open all 24. 144 Second Avenue, East Village — Stefanie Tuder
 

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Op Ed piece about abuse in Restaurants!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Op Ed piece about abuse in Restaurants!


Sofrito Lovers,

Today's post isn't one of my cheesy, campy, or corny lighthearted little fluff foodie pieces.  Today, I share this incredibly powerful, poignant, timely, and NECESSARY piece on sexual abuse, racism, and sexism in the restaurant industry.  

Originally posted on ChefsFeed.com, this OP Ed piece by Richie Nakano brings to light a dangerous hypocrisy and inexcusable culture of silence that is hurting many people in the food industry.

Read, think, and act.  ¡Buen Provecho!
 

OPINION: Our Track Record On Speaking Up Sucks, And It Shouldn’t

We braced for a wave of accusations and none came. Why?
November 14, 2017

By Richie Nakano | Image via iStock

The restaurant industry is touted as a place of sanctuary. And yeah, at its best, it can be a place to escape, to start anew. 


In the heat of the kitchen, what you do in the moment matters more than some murky moment in your past. Being locked up on a drug charge last year doesn't matter to any of your coworkers, as long as you can hold down your station tonight. Some of the culinary world's biggest names tell tales about how the restaurant industry saved them from themselves, and because we love stories about redemption and second chances, we forget the darkness that brought them and only remember the fable.

And we’re fickle with who we forgive. We accept a station-crushing alcoholic, a misogynist, an abuser; but we can't quite accept Guy Fieri because he has frosted tips. There are whisper networks about who the creeps are, and direct messages sent about who not to hire, but rarely, if ever, do we call anyone out in public. That silence trickles down and infects a restaurant’s culture and its employees.

When the flood of accusations came out against Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, and on and on and on, everyone in the famously ill-behaved restaurant industry held their breath and thought, HERE IT COMES. Then came the news about John Besh, which kicked off a small wave of essays and hand-wringing about how broken our industry is. And then? Nothing. The tidal wave never happened. Everyone went about their business.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Caldo Verde - Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Caldo Verde - Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup


Sofrito Lovers,

It's fucking cold!  Like super brick-ass cold and if you"re like me your eating a lot of soup.  There's nothing better than a yummy savory broth with copious amounts of veggies, meat, and grains to warm your bones and belly.

One of my favorite soups is Portuguese Caldo Verde, which is a simple sausage, kale, and potato soup! Check out the Food Wishes cooking tutorial below for a quick, fun, and delicious version of this incredible soup!  I promise you will love it...if you make some, then invite me over!  I'm cold!

Watch, then go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


 

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: PUERTO RICO FUNDRAISER!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

PUERTO RICO FUNDRAISER!
Supporting Relief efforts and sustainable living!


  
Sofrito Lovers,

I bring you another act of solidarity from lovers of Puerto Rican culture and food! My friend long-time activist and artist Melissa Montero is organizing a hurricane relief benefit at La Fonda Boricua, a much loved, respected, and acclaimed Puerto Rican restaurant in El Barrio!

Come out, support, and show your love of charity and incredible Puerto Rican cuisine!  Join us and taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho! 


Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Buenos Aires Rest. for Puerto Rico!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Buenos Aires Rest. for Puerto Rico!

Sofrito Lovers,

As I've said before, foodies are a charitable bunch!  Check out this amazing event TONIGHT at Buenos Aires (a wonderful Argentinian restaurant downtown) for hurricane relief for Puerto Rico.  

The love and support that has come from the food community in NYC toward Puerto Rico has been nothing less then beautiful.

I hope to see some of you there! Let's go taste for ourselves together for Puerto Rico!  ¡Buen provecho!
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 6 Go-to Latin Fusion Restaurants!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

6 Go-to Latin Fusion Restaurants!

 
 
Sofrito Lovers,

Latin fusion restaurants are finally getting their props!  For years, the Chino-Cubano places and Peruvian-Japanese eateries were often overlooked or seen as a novelty, but now many foodies, gourmets, and gourmands are finally catching on to the amazing flavor profiles these eateries create!

Check out the article posted below from HipLatina on 6 of the best Latin fusion restaurants to visit in NYC!  I love this compilation; I couldn't have done it better myself...though I might try!  

I highly recommend Flor de Mayo (Peruvian-Japanese) and Sushi Samba (Brazilian-Japanese) and Zengo (Asian-Latino).  I know you will love the amazing food at these places! Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!


6 Go-To Latin Fusion Restaurants in NYC
 

One of my favorite things about New York is that you can find literally whatever you want whenever you want it, especially when it comes to food. New York is the world capital of ethnic cuisine, and the melting pot of cultures comes through loud and clear in the city’s food offerings. Not only will you find plenty of options for whatever country’s cuisine you happen to be craving, but you’ll also find plenty of innovative fusion options developed right here. When plain old tacos or arroz con pollo aren’t quite doing the trick for your taste buds, here are six Latin fusion restaurants to help switch things up.
 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Best Mac & Cheese NYC!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life!

Best Mac and Cheese in NYC!


Sofrito Lovers,

If incredible food photography and delicious cuisine are your thing, then check out One Hungry Jew, it's quickly becoming one of my favorite food blogs.  

I love the pics, the restaurant choices, and the short, but detailed restaurant reviews!  This blog has inspired me to start my own little quick review section for you guys!  It'll be a short, yet detailed break down of some my favorite places Uptown!

Check out the post below for some of the best Mac and Cheese (Yes! more comfort food!) in the City!  I'm about to have the most Mac and Cheesiest weekend ever!  I hope to see you at some of these spots!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho! 

 
Best Mac and Cheese in NYC!



Monday, November 6, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Best Pizzas in New York! New York Pizza Tour!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Best Pizzas in New York! New York Pizza Tour!


Sofrito Lovers,

New York City is world renown for its pizza!  Let's be honest, when you eat pizza outside of NYC the quality and flavor never seems to measure up.  I remember tasting pizza in Philly, Boston, San Juan, and Los Angeles and thinking to myself how sad these slices were-nothing is like NYC pizza!

Before my Chicago fam starts beefing with me, let me say that Chi-Town deep dish is incredible and there's nothing like it in NYC.  Still, I prefer a good old fashion NYC dollar slice any day!

Check out Mikey Chen's latest video, from his YouTube Channel Strictly Dumpling!as he gives us a tour of his favorite pizza eateries throughout the City. I know I'm heading downtown for that incredible Vodka Pizza at Rubirosa and that cheesy artisanal slice at Kesté as soon as possible! I hope you join me!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!



 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Favorite Ramen Bowls in NYC!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Favorite Ramen Bowls in NYC!


Sofrito Lovers,

As Fall progresses, it's getting colder and when the nip in the air gets too intense it becomes time for hot soup-in particular, Ramen!

I love me some Ramen! I mean, real Ramen, not that heart attack causing swill you can buy for fifty cents at the bodega! I'm talking about a hot steamy bowl of Japanese deliciousness full of veggies, pork, and copious amounts of chewy noodles!  That is what real Ramen is and if this description is foreign to you, then you need to check out the article below and get your ass to one of these spots.  

Once you have some real Ramen, you won't ever go back to those little salt bomb bags!  Okay, I can't front! When things are bad and I need a quick ramen fix, then I get a Machuran Oriental flavor, but I doctor it up as much as possible!  But still, you must try some of the spots mentioned in the EatNYC 
article below!  I guarantee you'll love them!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!

Warm Up With Our Favorite Ramen Bowls
Published on October 22, 2017 by Zoe Becker


Face it: It’s going to start getting cold here in NYC. It’s undeniably fall and what comes next? That’s right. Winter (UGH). Winter means cold weather, sweaters, and hot soup. Don’t go for just any soup, though, try these bowls of ramen which just happen to be some of our faves...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Where to eat on the Upper West Side!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Where to eat on the Upper West Side!


Sofrito Lovers,

To quote Stephanie Tuder and Robert Sietsema (my all time foodie crush),
"The assertion that there are no good restaurants on the Upper West Side simply isn’t true." and I couldn't agree more!

The whole reason I started this blog was to enlighten people who think good food can only be found under 96th St.  When I first saw this post, I thanked the Foodie Gods for this blessing!  It's about time Eater.com featured these delicious uptown eateries!

This list is pretty awesome; I'm a huge fan of Makana and Curry King!  Check out the list for a few more amazing spots!  Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


Where to Eat on the Upper West Side 
 
 
From the best smoked fish to mouth-scorching dry pot by Stefanie Tuder and Robert Sietsema Nov 1, 2017, 5:02pm EDT

The assertion that there are no good restaurants on the Upper West Side simply isn’t true. From the upscale establishments around Lincoln Center to the cluster of great inexpensive eateries along West 106th Street to the string of mid-priced bistros marching up Amsterdam Avenue, the UWS has lots to offer.

Here, a map to the best, arranged geographically from north to south.
 

Monday, October 30, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 4th Annual Universal Pasteles Contest! 


A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

4th Annual Universal Pasteles Contest!


Sofrito Lovers,

Mark your calendars!  Set your IPhone reminders!  Saturday, November 18th from 2pm-9pm join us at The 4th Annual Universal Pasteles Contest at the El Barrio Artspace!  

This contest is a celebration of the incredible art of making Pasteles, which I describe as Puerto Rican tamales made from green banana, platanos, or yucca dough.  The dough is filled with a stewed meat (pork, chicken, or whatever),  wrapped in platano leaf, boiled, and served hot with your choice of condiments. Usually served during holidays, good pasteles are a celebration unto themselves!  They remind us of family, holidays, good times with friends, and how beautiful our culture is!

Every Boricua (Puerto Rican), thinks his or her parent or grandparent makes the best pasteles or that their family recipe is the most amazing!  This competition puts the daring and bold's claims to the test!  It's all friendly competition of course...yeah, right!

Check it out and GO TASTE FOR YOURSELF! ¡Buen provecho!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Top 5 CREEPY Facts About Starbucks!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Top 5 CREEPY Facts About Starbucks!


Sofrito Lovers,

It might shock you all to know that I hate coffee!  Yes, this Puerto Rican doesn't like to drink café!  I think this widespread concoction is nasty as hell!  I'd rather drink mouth wash than that garbage!  

Now, before you all beat me like a dime store piñata, just hear me out!  I was never raised with the stuff; my mother didn't believe in serving us this life blood of the Latino community.  When I was older and tried it for myself, I found the taste foul and off putting!

I know many of you love coffee and in particular Starbucks!  Being the enemy of all chain restaurants, bars, and coffee shops (I'll explain later), I thought it was necessary to share the video posted below from WatchMojo.com, Top 5 CREEPY Facts About Starbucks!  I found it really informative, interesting, and disgusting!  Get ready to have your mind blown!

Suck on that frappuccino!  Watch and then NEVER taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!






Monday, October 23, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Easy Trini Corn Pie!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Easy Trini Corn Pie!


Sofrito Lovers,

Caribbean Corn Pies are a delicious little-known dish that juxtaposes the sweetness of corn with savory spices, herbs, and the occasional tangy cheese. Corn pies easily pair with most cooked meats and vegetable medleys!  Whether as a side dish or entree, you'll see that corn pies are an incredible addition to your meal!

The video below, from Cooklikeajamaican, features a recipe for a Trinidadian Corn pie that is nothing less than spectacular!

Watch, cook, and then taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 5 Seafood Standouts in NYC!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

5 Seafood Standouts in NYC!


Sofrito Lovers,

I don't know what it is about the autumn weather, but I never crave seafood more than when it's Fall!  Despite my partner David's deep seated pure hatred of seafood, I still manage to get my mariscos (Spanish for Seafood) on from time to time.  I just have to do far far far away from him and then brush my teeth thoroughly afterwards or there will be no smoochies for me!

When I came across this incredibly informative article on ChowHound, I knew I had to try out some of these eateries and, of course, share this post with you!  I'm slowly making my way through Ms. Liu's list and so far I've loved them all!  I highly recommend Laut in Union Square, the food was incredible!

Read the article below and go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!

5 Seafood Standouts in an Infinite Sea of Options!

by Liana Lau, Chowhound

 
New York City is a twenty-four-hour amusement restaurant park brimming with 45,000 rides for all ages. An urban layout of 200 cuisines, for a daily estimate of 8.55 million thrill-seekers, probing for the next meal to savor. Excitement awaits you every time a door is opened, when your name is heard through the crowd to the seats that will take you on a remarkable experience. New York City converts every ingredient in the world, creating a melting pot of revolutionary art forms. Seafood is the Picasso, a predominant figure in this gargantuan metropolitan, innovative, forward-thinking and imaginative.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Creamy Red Lentil Curry!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Creamy Red Lentil Curry!


Sofrito Lovers,

The One Pot Chef strikes again!  As many of you know, YouTube is my impromptu culinary school and one of my favorite professors is the One Pot Chef!  I may not know his name, but his channel has inspired me to to buy a  crock pot and use my calderos (Dutch ovens in English) to prepare some incredible meals.

Check out the video below-especially you vegans, vegetarians, non-dairy, and healthy wealthy people-and learn how to make a delicious meatless Red Lentil creamy curry!  It's an incredible recipe!  I must admit that I cheated and added bacon to the recipe and it was amazing!  As corny and cliche as it sounds, bacon does make everything better!

Check it out and go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!





Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 60 Cheap Eats Destinations in NYC!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

60 Cheap Eats Destinations in NYC!


Sofrito Lovers,

Once again, my hero and foodie crush Robert Sietsema, from Eater.com, has published another amazing compilation of cheap eateries throughout our fair city!

Sietsema's lists point us in the direction of several eateries that are inexpensive, delicious, and often ignored or underrated.  Who says a little fondita (small Boricua mom'n'pop) with great pernil can't be as good as some five star restaurant?  I sure as hell don't! 

Sietsema hit it right on the head with some of his uptown picks (La Salle Dumpling Room and Ecuatoriana) and his Bronx spots (Gurra Cafe and Fouta).  I love these places and have even written reviews on this blog for some of them, as well!  Go check them out!  

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen Provecho!


60 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC Eater critic Robert Sietsema rounds up good deals in the five boroughs and beyond. by Robert Sietsema Jul 19, 2017, 8:58am EDT
 

As fancy restaurant prices continue to soar, finding great inexpensive ones becomes more of a priority. If the food is not only delicious but also outside your previous dining experience, all the better. In short write-ups, neighborhood round-ups, and full reviews, I post about cheap restaurants I’ve stumbled on in the five boroughs and adjacent metropolitan areas, and make menu recommendations. Here is a choice collection of those restaurants, listed geographically. Please let me know by email about restaurants you’ve visited that deserve to be more appreciated. Robert@Eater.com
 

 
 

Monday, October 2, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Food Waste Hacks! - Mind Over Munch

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Food Waste Hacks! - Mind Over Munch



Sofrito Lovers,

We're all fun and games here, but from time to time, I think it's necessary to drop some food related science and social justice content on you guys!

Recycling, reusing, re-purposing, and sustainability is extremely important to foodies, especially when you realize how much edible food goes to waste in this country!  Any intelligent person, would question why we're wasting TONS of food every year when it can be used to help people, reduce our carbon footprint, or be re-purposed.

Check out the video post below from YouTube's Mind over Munch and put into practice these brilliant, creative, and world saving food hacks.  Every little bit helps us feed people, save the environment, and live a more prosperous life!  Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Perfect fried Chicken Sandwich!

A Spoonful of Sofrito:  A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Perfect fried Chicken Sandwich!


Sofrito Lovers,

The Fried Chicken Sandwich is truly a work of art! There are many styles and versions of this sandwich, which have their merits, but the classic potato roll, pickles, and special sauce combo can't be beat!

Check out the post below from the Institute of Culinary Education and learn how to make this simplistic, yet incredible little snack! Quick, simple, and delicious-just how I like it!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


 
By James Briscione — Director of Culinary Research

The fried chicken sandwich, by law, may only contain bread, chicken, pickles and sauce. Never mind which law that is — the point is this: if you try to put anything more on my sandwich, we are going to have problems. With just four components to build it out, this sandwich is perfect in its simplicity, so each ingredient that goes into it better be perfect, too. Any missteps or half measures are going to stand out big time and completely throw off your chicken sandwich mojo.
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Aspira Collecting food for Puerto Rico!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Aspira Collecting food for Puerto Rico!


Sofrito Lovers,

Millions in Puerto Rico have been left homeless, without electricity, and without food.  An old friend of mine that works for Aspira of New York has asked me to help spread the word about their donation drive.

She asked me to stress they need for food donations in particular!  Check out the post below and give generously!  We foodies have a long history of charitable activities, especially in support of people that have become food insecure and food unstable!  Please donate and inspire others to follow suit!
 

Monday, September 25, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Cuban Elena Ruz Sandwiches!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Cuban Elena Ruz Sandwiches!


Sofrito Lovers,

Have you ever heard of an Elena Ruz sandwich?  Yeah, neither have I!  Apparently, this little Cuban American beauty has evaded my Cuban cuisine loving ass for the longest.

It's a Cuban or Cuban American sandwich (I can't figure out which) that is prepared by spreading cream cheese and guava or strawberry jam or jelly on toast, then adding slices of turkey.  Weird, yet tantalizing right? At first mention, the recipe sounds gross, but if you think about it, the salty, savory, and sweet combo of it all becomes quite intriguing.

Check out the video below from We are Mitú and try out the recipe for yourself!  I'm running to my local bodega tomorrow to get some guava jelly and maybe some pan sobao to make my Elena Ruz.  I'm still trying to figure out why it's called an Elena Ruz, let me know if you do!

Check it out, go taste for yourself, and Buen provecho!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Make your own Instant noodles!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Make your own Instant noodles!


Sofrito Lovers,

Instant noodles are the lifeblood of college students, bachelors, and the unskilled cook!  When I was in college, I practically lived off those delicious little packets of salt, noodles, salt, veggies, salt, and some protein...and salt.  

Okay, so it's true that those little packets are also a super unhealthy sodium bomb, but the video below teaches you how to create your own noodle soup that is healthy and full of veggies!  It's up to you whether it'll be a sodium grenade or not!  Make smart choices!  I have and it's been a delicious adventure!

Check out Serious Eats's tantalizing DIY video about making your own incredible instant noodles at home.  Honestly, this is pure genius!  Check out the link below and have fun with your soups!

Go taste for yourself and como siempre, ¡Buen Provecho!


The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles 
(and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Unraveling the mysteries of home cooking through science.


Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, ofchocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make for myself when I come home too tipsy to do anything but boil water and knock back some aspirin. Its potent broth has nursed me through countless hangovers.


Monday, September 18, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Tasting New Ruffles flavors!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Tasting New Ruffles flavors!


Sofrito Lovers,

Check out my latest Chip tasting video!  Will I like the Ruffles Flamin' Hot or the All Dressed Chips?  Which one did I hate?  Which one do I recommend?

Check out the video and then go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Spoonful of Sofrito: The Bronx Food And Wine Festival - Hip Hop For Hunger

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

The Bronx Food And Wine Festival - Hip Hop For Hunger!


Sofrito Lovers,

Foodies are truly humanitarians!  Food festivals that double as fundraisers for food justice campaigns, food accessibility programs, and nutrition based educational campaigns are quite common! If you've got some time and are feeling generous this weekend, then check out EAT NYC's Hip Hop for Hunger; a benefit for the Food Bank of New York.  

Access to food and food security (having the ability to feed yourself and your family) is a huge issue in the BronxMany people go to bed wondering if they will eat the next day or if they will have enough to feed their families for the week.  Your support could help an elderly person, large family, or single parent home have some peace of mind.

Check out the event below and go taste for yourself! Eat, drink, and donate!  ¡Buen Provecho!


Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival

- Hip Hop For Hunger

To Benefit Food Bank For New York City

A Collaboration with Windows Of Hip Hop



The Bronx is home to Hip Hop, Fashion, Food, and culture but it is also home to the largest number of "Food Insecure Homes" than any other borough in our city. So This year Eat nYc will UNITE all of those facets of our borough to take a stand against hunger here in our commUNITY! This is our hometown and HUNGER is not welcomed!

We welcome you to join us as we team up with Windows of Hip Hop, September 16th, 2017, take a stand against hunger right here in our own hometown.

- Event: Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival - Hip Hop For Hunger

- Date: September 16, 2017

- Time Check - in time 4:30 pm - 8:30pm

- Location: The Andrew Freedman Mansion aka Hip Hop Mansion

HOSTS - Hip hop legends Melle Mel, Hip Hop Legend Grand Master Caz, The Culinary Ambassador of The Bronx Baron Ambrosia


Live Performances, Fashion show, Live Auction and more...

Event indoor /outdoor - Guest will be Greeted on The Lawn with Cocktails, Fashion show, live performances, Live Auction by Hunt Auctioneers. Onsite Cooking Demos outdoors on the massive sprawling lawn of The Andrew Freedman Mansion and inside the mansions Grand Ballrooms will feature samples of Food /beverages/ and promotional products from the local restaurants, wineries, distilleries breweries, bakeries and local businesses

Every $1 Donated to Food Bank For New York creates 5 meals to be given to those in need - we need your help!

No One Should Go Hungry! Contact Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival at Eatnyc2015@gmail.com or call us at 347 621 4365