The Bronx Socialite’s All Time Faves

As promised, my final post here is a list of all of my favorite places in the Bronx. I’ve broken them down by category and racked my brain to hopefully remember all of my faves. I have so many places I have yet to try (especially with COVID in the way) so I definitely hope to explore more places once it’s safe to do so.

Bars & Restaurants:

Bronx Alehouse – 216 W 238th St

The Bronx Beer Hall – 2344 Arthur Ave.

The Bronx Public – 170 W 231st St

Cocina Chente– 3535 Riverdale Ave.

Com Tam Ninh Kieu – 2641 Jerome Ave.

Crosstown Diner – 2880 Bruckner Blvd.

Ellie’s Diner- 58 Metropolitan Oval

Fish N Ting – 4063 Boston Rd.

George’s – 2369 Westchester Ave.

Gun Hill Brewing Co. – 3227 Laconia Ave.

Hungry Bird – 980 Morris Ave.

Ice House Cafe – 140 Reynolds Ave.

Johnny’s Reef -2 City Island Ave.

Jolly Tinker – 2875 Webster Ave.

Kingsbridge Social Club – 3625 Kingsbridge Ave.

Kirvens – 736 Lydig Ave.

The Kitchen – 4330 Katonah Ave.

La Masa – 1000 Morris Park Ave.

La Morada – 308 Willis Ave.

Landin Mac and Cheese – 701 Melrose Ave.

Next Stop Vegan – 1818 Archer St.

Royal Coach Diner – 3260 Boston Rd.

Seis Vecinos – 640 Prospect Ave.

Taqueria Tlaxicalli – 2103 Starling Ave.

Zero Otto Nove – 2357 Arthur Ave.

Cafes & Bakeries

Confectionaires Bakery – 2961 Webster Ave.

Lloyd’s Carrot Cake – 6087 Broadway

Madonia Bakery – 2348 Arthur Ave.

Mon Amour Coffee and Wine – 234 W 238th St.

Prince Coffee House – 2306 Arthur Ave.

S&S Cheesecake– 222 W. 238th St

Outdoor Spaces

Bronx River Forest

Green Patch on Walton

The New York Botanical Garden – 2900 Southern Blvd.

Pelham Bay Park

Van Cortlandt Park

Wave Hill – 4900 Independence Ave.

Williamsbridge Oval Park

Arts & Culture

Andrew Freedman Home – 1125 Grand Concourse

Bronx River Art Center – 1087 E. Tremont

Bronx Museum of the Arts – 1040 Grand Concourse


239 Play – 239 City Island Ave

The Lit. Bar – 131 Alexander Ave

Zambo Aroma – 3848 White Plains Rd.

Let’s help Bronx bakery, CakeItEasy, win $250,000!

Local family-owned bakery, CakeItEasy has applied for a $250,000 grant from Chase’s Mission Main Street grant program and they need our help! They need 250 online votes in order to be eligible for the grant.

How can you help? It’s simple! Follow this link  and cast your vote via Facebook Connect. You have until November 15, 2013 so get those votes in!

From CakeItEasy:

“CakeItEasy is a family owned and run business who are striving to grow and expand. Receiving this grant would be an unbelievable opportunity to make our quality homemade from scratch sweet treats more readily available to our current and future customers” said Monica Meola, Owner.

“A cupcake is a whole celebration that fits in your hand”

CakeItEasy provides personal service and attention to detail. Monica and the CakeItEasy team create the cakes and cupcakes that are the topic of conversation at every special event! CakeItEasy offers free delivery service in the Bronx and we will deliver to the other boroughs for a small fee. CakeItEasy is proud to be a “from scratch” bakery. Since we are a custom order bakery, we can devote the time to making your cake one of a kind sweet. You will not find mass produced cakes here! Give us a try, you will not be disappointed.

Please note that all orders are freshly baked to order from scratch using our own recipes and natural ingredients – positively no packaged baking mixes!

We are a company whose goal is to give the best products and service to our customers!


We look forward to making your event one to remember!

Bronx Bakery Represents at BMW Guggenheim Lab

Yesterday, I headed downtown to The Blk Projek’s Bronx Grub Goes Chic event at the BMW Guggenheim Lab. Unfortunately, I missed the bio-bus leaving from Intervale (I would love it if someone had some pics of the bus!), but I made up for it by having  taste of almost everything there.

Among the eateries and organizations serving up  samples were Harlem Seeds, Inc., Babycakes NYC , and the Bronx-based NattyKakes (located at 2390 Hoffman St.).

I was so glad that NattyKakes was there, I had expected more Bronx restaurants to be participating. At their table, they had mini red velvet cupcakes [Sidebar: I’m usually not really a fan of red velvet cupcakes, but I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing their cupcakes were. Amazing. Crumbs who?]  and peach cobbler.

It’s nice to see more Bronx bakeries make names for themselves (see: Land of Cake Believe and Craving 4 Cupcakes) and I vow to try them all. For research purposes of course. Totally.

Check out some pics from yesterday’s event below!

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