Legends are made in the Bronx, that’s just a fact. DJ Kool Herc laid the groundwork for hip hop at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue. Edgar Allen Poe penned Annabel Lee at Kingsbridge Road. And it’s home to one of the greatest legacies in sports history, the New York Yankees. This culturally rich borough also houses a diverse dining and entertainment scene. We surveyed a few Bronx Bombers fans to find the best places to eat, knock back some drinks and make some new friends around Yankee stadium—have at ‘em.
If you see a bit of a line up forming on Arthur Avenue, it might be due to eager diners hoping to get a table at Zero Otto Nove, a jewel in the Bronx’s dining scene. We’re telling you now, the wait is worth it. Standouts from their menu include their Neapolitan wood-fired oven pizzas and the Rigatoni e Zucca (the combination of butternut squash, peas and porcini mushrooms is pure comfort on a plate).
Just steps from Yankee Stadium, the Feeding Tree serves up the most authentic West Indian cuisine in the Bronx. If you’re looking for something with a bit of a kick, try their jerk shrimp, and locals swear by their oxtail piled on top of up golden-fried plantains and aromatic rice and peas.
Bronx natives give their seal of approval to the surf and turf fare at Artie’s, located metres away from the water in City Island. Celebrate a Yankees win with a hearty spread of oven roasted rack of lamb, their award-winning clam chowder and Artie’s Zuppa Di Pesce—a mountain of fresh king crab, lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and calamari on top of al dente linguine.
This famous watering hole rotates the most inventive beers from craft breweries around the US including Gun Hill right in the Bronx, Avery Brewing in Colorado, California’s Langunitas, Allagash Brewing in Maine and more up and coming names in the movement. The considerate folks at the Bronx Alehouse keep regulars in the loop too with a real-time tap list on their website.
The cocktail game is very strong at this Mott Haven haunt. Bourbon loyalists will love “Can You Dig It,” a potent drink infused with agave and bitters. “This Ain’t Cricket” is an American spin on the Pimm’s Cup, comprised of vodka, lemon Juice, muddled basil, lychee and soda.