If you always wanted to take a vacation in France. Now, we have a Bronx version that is almost as good as the real thing. On an island that more closely resembles Martha’s Vineyard than the Bronx there is a treasure trove of nautically inspired eateries, lining City Island Avenue from stem to stern. Among them lies a pearl: Bistro SK, the Bronx’s only French restaurant.


Inside the charming bistro, you’re transported to France—and not because of the Eiffel Tower decked out with white lights sitting beside the front door. It’s the reclaimed hardwood floors throughout the intimate dining room, with personal touches like mismatched salt and pepper shakers, vintage French posters and antique dinnerware—all from the owner’s personal collection.



Other than a few nautical accents, the restaurant doesn’t subscribe to its Island surroundings, “I want to be different than the other restaurants here. It’s all seafood. Me, I want to be my own identity,” says owner Stephane Kane.  The menu is outfitted with French classics that highlight what bistro cuisine is meant to be—Escargot Persillade (snails baked in a puddle of garlicky herbaceous butter) and Steak Frites (unctuous grilled hanger steak aggressively seasoned with a side dish of crisp fried potatoes)—quick and casual, like the French equivalent of a diner, but oh so much better. The dishes, while simple and rustic, are rich with history, quality fresh ingredients and are thoughtfully prepared. So save on the air fare, and visit our local France. 


By Amanda Celestino. Photos by Daniel Kwak @FoodCre8ive

To read the full story about how Bistro Sk came to be, CLICK HERE



The Bronx Brewery’s Summer Done Right Series has been off to a hot start. The first 2 parties, on June 24th and July 22nd respectively, saw hundreds of attendees from New York City and the surrounding areas come through The Backyard for an all day festival of music, community, culture, food, and beer. Attendees enjoyed a lineup of live performances including a headlining set both nights from Lord Finesse who curated the recurring lineup of DJ’s and bands. The music wasn’t the only reason to spend a full day in The Bronx Brewery’s Port Morris Backyard - there was plenty to eat including Harlem’s own Dinosaur Barbecue, local food truck Mott Haven On The Go, and the soon-to-open fresh juice purveyor, Born Juice.  Entertainment was MC’ed by local media company Blox TV, who joined The Bronx Brewery as a partner for the event. They brought several hosts, who took turns entertaining the crowd before and after performances with comedy bits, beer-selfies and experiential activations that lasted throughout the day portion of the event. When the sun fell behind the train tracks, a completely different scene took hold directly in front of the DJ booth, where Nina Azucar first, and then Lord Finesse turned the scene into an old school Boogie Down.  The event series (unfortunately) comes to a finale on August 12th, when we will see much of the same in The Bronx Brewery Backyard - only with better music, more food, the same great beer and more summertime experiences that you’ll have to come to find out. You can get more information and buy presale tickets at where you can grab $10 tickets rather than waiting it out for the $15 ones sold at the door.



Let’s travel “Up the Blox”!

Tyler “PSwitch” Dow and TheBLOX TV are headed to The Bronx Brewery’s OPENING DAY PARTY!

Check out, this “lit” party with great vibes, live music, beer, and pizza!