Tobalá Serves Up Authentic Artisan Oaxacan Cuisine

By Angelica Niedermeyer, Asst. Sports Editor  High wooden beam ceilings, woven chairs and clay pots welcome diners into the Mezcal (smoked tequila) filled bar along with a warm hostess and friendly bartenders. The vision- artisan Oaxaca decor and cuisine from southwestern Mexico. Located on Riverdale Avenue, Tobalá, a Mexican restaurant and bar opened its doors on  Sept. 12, 2022. Tobalá is family owned and operated … Continue reading Tobalá Serves Up Authentic Artisan Oaxacan Cuisine

Riverdale Hosts its First Restaurant Week

By Lauren Raziano, Copy Editor/Web Editor The inaugural Riverdale Restaurant Week brought together 29 different restaurants to celebrate the diverse food community found within Riverdale and Kingsbridge. Founded by Dine Out Riverdale, Restaurant Week aimed not only to highlight amazing restaurants, bars and coffee shops, but also to address food insecurity. The profits earned from restaurant week from Oct.1 through Oct. 8 will be given … Continue reading Riverdale Hosts its First Restaurant Week

Savor Cafe: Savoring the Moment 

By Angelina Perez, Contributor  Jon Beqiraj, one of the co-owners of Riverdale’s up-and-coming bistro, was able to bring his vision of a European-styled café in America to life, opening Savor Cafe only six months ago.  “It’s a family business, most of us have lived in the area for 4 years,” Beqiraj told The Quadrangle.  “I’ve worked in a coffee shop before and one of my … Continue reading Savor Cafe: Savoring the Moment 

Riverdale Rises: Pearl Dynastea

By, Lauren Raziano, Asst. Sports Editor/Web Editor Opening last summer on Riverdale Avenue, Pearl Dynastea offers Taiwanese bubble tea and a range of fresh steamed buns and pastries.  Darren Zhang, assistant manager of Pearl Dynastea, spoke with The Quadrangle about the business.  “We opened last summer and have been here for about seven or eight months,” Zhang said.  Currently, Pearl Dynastea offers over 40 drink … Continue reading Riverdale Rises: Pearl Dynastea

Early Bird Café Rises in North Riverdale

by Jilleen Barrett, A&E Editor & Managing Editor Heather Kim and Katie Mayer needed a pick-me-up place to diversify food and drink options in North Riverdale. So, they took matters into their own hands and created the Early Bird Cafe. “We are two women from the neighborhood, and Katie’s lived here her whole life and I moved here several years ago,” Kim said. “And you … Continue reading Early Bird Café Rises in North Riverdale

An Beal Bocht Cafe: Riverdale’s Local Pub Prevails Post Covid Lockdown

by Angelica Niedermeyer & Rebecca Kranich, Contributors Since its opening in 1991, An Beal Bocht Café, typically referred to “An Beal,” has served the Riverdale community as a local eatery and a center for the arts. Located at 445 W 238th St, An Beal provides a space for artists of all disciplines to share their passions and serves as a casual hangout spot for Jaspers … Continue reading An Beal Bocht Cafe: Riverdale’s Local Pub Prevails Post Covid Lockdown