New to The Boxyard: Barbecue, Mexican & Vietnamese Restaurants Start a Food Trend

Foodie options enter The Boxyard.

Fourth Avenue shipping container development The Boxyard is quietly blooming into a food destination.

While only the bar was open at The Boxyard’s launch, three restaurants have since opened: Percheron Mexican Grill, BXQ (Bronx BBQ), and Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food.

Percheron Mexican Grill

Bacon-wrapped Burrito at Percheron (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Bacon-wrapped Burrito at Percheron (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Percheron formerly operated under the name WhataBurro and became famous as a food truck for its bacon-wrapped burro.

Other menu options include burros, tacos, quesadillas, hot dogs, boneless wings, fries, and onion rings.

Operating hours are 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Percheron Mexican Grill Menu Highlights
  • Percheron Burro – chuck steak, mozzarella, avocado, tomato, grilled onion, mayo
  • Calzone Quesadilla – pepperoni, mushrooms
  • Sonoran Hot Dog – bacon-wrapped frank, soft bun, grilled onion, pinto beans, avocado, mushrooms, tomato, mayo

BXQ (Bronx BBQ)

Catfish Sandwich at BXQ (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Catfish Sandwich at BXQ (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

BXQ features a small menu with barbecue, sandwiches, mac and cheese, and pie.

Happy hour, 4:20 – 5:20 p.m., features four sandwiches for $20. The logo also appears to integrate a cannabis leaf into the B.

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Operating hours are listed as noon-midnight Tuesday through Sunday.

BXQ Menu Highlights
  • Catfish Sandwich – fried swai on Hawaiian bun and honey slaw
  • Ribs
  • Slice of Pie – sweet potato with Oreo crust

Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food

Banh Mi at Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Banh Mi at Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Nhu Lan features a combination of Vietnamese appetizers and entrees along with pho, banh mi, boba, Thai iced tea, and a few Chinese entrees.

Operating hours are to be determined; keep up with Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food on Facebook for updates.

Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food Menu Highlights
  • Banh Mi Dac Biet – banh mi with all the fixings
  • Pho Dac Biet – pho with all the fixings
  • Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio – rice vermicelli with grilled pork and deep-fried spring rolls

The Boxyard is located at 238 N. Fourth Ave. Keep up with The Boxyard on Facebook.

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