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There is a new shop in Williamsburg devoted completely to selling hot sauce. Heatonist is for all of us who need our food as spicy as possible and revel in the collection of hot sauces (more than a row of the Untapped Cities HQ fridge is just hot sauce). This past weekend, we went to the opening party of Heatonist, where hot sauce enthusiasts can come and taste a very wide variety of sauces, ranging from mild to hottest.
Harlem EatUp photo of Chefs participating in the Event with Harlem EatUp Founder Marcus Samuelsson seated in the front row – Melba Wilson of Melba’s Restaurants to the left and Charles Gabriel of Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken on the right
A renewed interest and growth in Harlem has seen no bounds. From park to park and from 110th Street heading north, new housing, shops and restaurants are springing up faster than can be announced. Bringing it all together is a new festival Harlem EatUp which will take place from May 14-17, celebrating the food, culture and spirit of Harlem all wrapped up in a festive four-day event.
Belmont, a neighborhood in The Bronx, is home to a number of Italian-owned family business including a number of bakeries located on East 187th Street.
If you’re in The Bronx, take a trip to the neighborhood of Belmont. Known to many residents as “The Little Italy of The Bronx,”the neighborhood is teeming with thriving Italian family owned businesses that date back to the early years of the 20th century. Some of the businesses located in Little Italy include delis, butchers, pizzerias, restaurants, and a retail market.
If you take a walk down East 187th Street, you will find a myriad of bakeries detailed in our guide below. In some regards, East 187th Street could be considered as the neighborhood’s “Baker’s Row.”
In addition to our guide for the 8 best macaron shops in New York City, you can use this handy map from Gothamist that shows where they are free on Macaron Day, tomorrow March 20th. Participating shops will donate a portion of the proceeds to City Harvest in this annual festival started by Francois Payard in 2010. A few of our favorites from our guide will be offering free macarons today including Payard, Macaron Parlor, Bisous Chiao, Macaron Cafe, and Bouchon Bakery.