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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Out And About in Riverdale

Pin It Out And About in Riverdale

Plank-Baked Steelhead Trout
On Sunday, June 30, we went to the Riverdale Riverfest (please see our coverage from last year,
http://twofrys.blogspot.com/2012/07/riverdale-riverfest-2012.html) to check out the food vendors. Featured below are vendors we tried. Sadly, Riverdale Riverfest was not the grandiose event it was last year which drew about 5,000 people. This year, there were just hundreds of people, less vendors and the location was moved to another lawn close to the waterway in the College of Mount Saint Vincent. It started raining around 3pm, so we left after a few hours.

Plank-Baked Steelhead Trout
Plank-Baked Steelhead Trout
As soon as we got off the shuttle bus, we saw some beautiful Plank-Baked Steelhead Trout cooking on hundred year old oak planks. Free samples were given out by the Hudson River Foundation. Allen had a sample and said it tasted great. The Steelhead Trout had a nice smoky flavor from the oak planks and the charcoal.

Liebman's Deli
Liebman's Deli
We both got a Hot Dog from Liebman's, a Riverdale staple providing the community with a great selection of Kosher foods. I hear the Pastrami sandwich is amazing and will need to go eat there soon and try it. The Hot Dog had a nice, crisp pop when we bit into them. Liebman's has a great menu selection to eat in or take out and offer free delivery in Riverdale and catering as well.

Liebman's Deli
Liebman's Deli
Liebman’s Deli
552 W. 235th Street
(Johnson Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10463
718-548-4534
http://www.liebmansdeli.com

VSPOT
VSPOT
I was curious to try an Empanada from VSPOT featuring Vegan, Latin and Kosher cuisine. I ordered a Columbian Empanada and Allen a Philly Cheese Empanada. The Columbian Empanada was made with potato, carrot, onion, corn, cilantro and Latin seasoned seitan. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I tasted all the ingredients and they went so well together with the seitan. I almost ordered a second one but had to leave room for dessert. Allen was very happy with the taste of the Philly Cheese Empanada made with homemade seitan, vegan Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese, mushrooms, onions and green peppers. Like my Empanada, Allen said he tasted each ingredient and said it was satisfying, fresh and packed with flavor.

VSPOT
VSPOT
VSPOT
156 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-928-8778
http://spreadvegan.com

Lloyd's Carrot Cake
Lloyd's Carrot Cake
I was full after eating my Columbian Empanada from VSPOT, but I bought a slice of Red Velvet Cake from Lloyd's Carrot Cake. I should have tried something different since I got the same cake last year, but I couldn't resist the Red Velvet, which is my favorite. I enjoyed every bite of this rich and moist cake. It was wonderful and satisfying. Lloyd's Carrot Cake make a vast selection of cakes like their famous Carrot Cake, German Chocolate and Red Velvet Cake, pies and cupcakes. Lloyd's Carrot Cake are one of Riverdale's prized location for all things sweet.

Lloyd's Carrot Cake
Lloyd's Carrot Cake
Lloyd's Carrot Cake
6087 Broadway
Bronx, New York, 10471
718-548-9020
http://www.lloydscarrotcake.com/

Riverdale Riverfest is held to promote the Hudson River Greenway Link, which would include a walking and biking trail that will connect the existing Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan to the Westchester Greenway in Yonkers. Hopefully this will happen in the near future.

For further information, go to: http://www.RiverdaleRiverFest.org.

-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

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