NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop, and now there’s a restaurant in Mott Haven serving up soul food with a side of music history.

Beatstro has a DJ on Sundays and for special events. They play music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

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Leonardo Marino and Adolfo Montes from Beatstro stopped by to share a few dishes on their menu.

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Vera’s Fried Chicken


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • Trim excess fat

Chicken Dredge


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  • 2 qts. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder

Mix well and store at room temperature.