Esquire Says: Forget Brooklyn! NYC’s Great Food Neighborhood Is in the Bronx

Greco’s One & Only Truffle Burger at Bronx Beer Hall  ©Esquire
Greco’s One & Only Truffle Burger at Bronx Beer Hall ©Esquire

Not to sound like an ass but DUH!  Come on now, we’ve been saying this for years about that other borough!  The rich culinary offerings of the Bronx are enough to make even the pickiest of taste buds to quiver with anticipation! And as we have ALWAYS said, the real Little Italy is in the Bronx – not the Disney-like attraction that tourists flock to in Manhattan.

Though the increasingly nasal and seemingly conspiratorial promotion of Brooklyn as New York’s crucible of great food has not yet played out, the almost-total neglect of Queens and the Bronx smells of both ignorance and outright snobbery. The fact is, just one square mile of the Bronx, known as the Belmont neighborhood, has more food culture and history than Red Hook, Williamsburg, and Dumbo combined.

Read more: Belmont in the Bronx Is New York’s Best Food Neighborhood – Where to Eat in the Bronx – Esquire
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Our Belmont is one of those best kept not so secrets among the region but has yet to garner a reputation in the general mainstream.  Do you think this kind of publicity is good for the Bronx?  What other areas, landmarks and neighborhoods would you recommend to tourists if they asked you why should they visit our borough?

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.