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Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), showcases the borough’s best eateries by offering special values and discounts.

For more information about “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week, as well as a list of participating restaurants, visit www.savorthebronx.com or follow @SavorTheBronx on Twitter and Facebook.

 “We have some of the best eateries and food producers in the world, right here in The Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Our annual ‘Savor The Bronx’ Restaurant Week event is a great opportunity for foodies from all over the region to sample the epicurean delights our borough has to offer. If you love great food you’ll love The Bronx, and there’s no better time to enjoy our many flavors.”

“There are over 200 eateries in this great borough. Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week offers just a small sampling to help Bronxites and visitors discover their new favorites,” says Olga Luz Tirado, executive director of The Bronx Tourism Council.

This 12-day event, which runs from November 6th through November 17th, will feature over 30 participants, and is the perfect opportunity to explore your taste buds at a various restaurants around The Bronx. 

The press event featured samples from some of the borough’s top eateries and food producers, including Porto Salvo Bronx, the Chelsea Craft Brewing Company and Delicioso Coco Helado.

In addition to hosting the preview, Borough President Diaz and The Bronx Tourism Council also unveiled the two latest installments in the “Savor the Bronx” video series, produced by Bronxnet, which highlights Bronx restaurants and other borough culinary businesses.

The video showcasing Porto Salvo Bronx can be viewed here. The video showcasing the Mott Haven Bar & Grill can be viewed here.



Wave Hill, recently named the “Most Loved Cultural Venue in New York City” by Time Out New York magazine, will receive the 2017 Bronx Week Tourism Award at the annual Bronx Ball. The award, presented by The Bronx Tourism Council, recognizes the achievements of an individual or institution toward furthering the mission of making The Bronx a tourism destination.

A public garden and cultural center located in the northwestern corner of the borough, Wave Hill sits on 28 acres of gardens, lawns and woodland, with stunning views of the majestic Hudson River. In addition to the thousands of children it welcomes to school programs each year, and a world-class gallery of contemporary art, Wave Hill also offers myriad public programs, including guided garden walks, workshops in gardening, woodworking, drawing painting and wellness, as well as both indoor and outdoor concerts, year-round. The institution has enjoyed record-breaking participation for the past two years.

“The Wave Hill team has not only been enthusiastic in helping me welcome tour operators, travel journalists and other visitors from all over the globe, but also have played a key role in the success of our Mansions & Cottages: Historic Homes and Gardens of The Bronx Trolley Tour,” says Olga Luz Tirado, Executive Director of The Bronx Tourism Council.

“In The Bronx, we all know how special Wave Hill is, and I am proud not only of this amazing acknowledgment they have received but also for the hard work and love Wave Hill’s staff has put into making the garden a magical place. The Bronx Tourism award recognizes that work and commitment, and I look forward to honoring this wonderful organization at the 2017 Bronx Ball,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

“On behalf of all the staff and the Board of Directors of Wave Hill,” remarked Wave Hill President and Executive Director Karen Meyerhoff, “I want to say thank you, we are so thrilled to receive this honor from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council. Wave Hill is devoted to showcasing the rich and vibrant diversity of the Bronx and providing a place of peace and community for all of our visitors. We are a small organization, but we have a big impact on the lives of those we serve and a growing international reputation as a garden and cultural center. We are proud to be one of the gems in the crown of New York’s greenest borough, The Bronx.”

David Greco of Mike’s Deli received the 2015 Tourism Award for his work in attracting international visitors to the burgeoning Arthur Avenue market as well as supporting the Tourism Council by maintaining a BTC Visitor kiosk at the entrance of the market. The 2016 Tourism Award went to the City Island Chamber of Commerce for bringing thousands of visitors to the nautical village on their monthly Seaside Trolley Tours.

Bronx Week is a 10-day borough-wide celebration of The Best of The Bronx. Nearly 50 events produced by the Office of the Bronx Borough President, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, The Bronx Tourism Council, the Business Initiatives Corporation of New York, and several other public and private-sector institutions take place at various locations. The festival culminates with the induction of several individuals to the Bronx Walk of Fame located on the historic Grand Concourse. The celebrity-studded Bronx Ball will be held on Saturday, May 20th at Split Rock. To purchase tickets download this form or contact The Bronx Tourism Council at 718.590.3518

BRONXeats: Restaurateurs share secret recipes for home chefs

Top Restaurateurs Share Secret Recipes!


The Bronx is known for a great many things: The largest urban zoo in the country, the winningest team in Major League Baseball, and the birthplace of hip hop. It’s also known for its diversity which is evident by the variety of cuisines represented in its restaurants. In a new series called BRONXeats, we will share some recipes from some of the top eateries in various parts of this borough.

Moules Marinieres courtesy of City Island’s BistroSK

Born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, restaurateur Stephane Kane made City Island the home of BistroSK, the only French restaurant in The Bronx. Established in 2011 BSK specializes in Gallic favorites such as escargot persillés (escargot in a garlic and parsley butter sauce) and coq au vin (chicken stew in red wine). But the restaurant is also known for the best mussels this side of the Atlantic.

Download Chef Paredes’ recipe for Moules Marinieres.

See restaurant’s video here.



Mike’s Deli Famous Eggplant Parmigiana as seen on Food Network

Arthur Avenue is considered the Real Little Italy and was recently named one of America’s Greatest Streets by the American Planning Association. Celebrity Chef and 3rd generation Arthur Avenue business owner David Greco shares his secret eggplant parmigiana recipe. The best part of this recipe is that you don’t have to go far to get the ingredients. Everything can be found at Mike’s Deli inside the Arthur Avenue Market. Oh, and one little piece of advice…it’s pronounced MOO tsah rela. If you ask for 
MAH tsa rela David will look at you funny. Here is a “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” champion Eggplant Parimigiana by Chef David Greco of Mike’s Deli.

Download David Greco's Famous Eggplant Parmigiana recipe


Moss Café Scottish Drop Scones

Emily Weisberg grew up in a small town in Wisconsin surrounded by farmland and has worked in restaurants for many years. When she moved to The Bronx in 2014, she found it difficult to locate farm-to-table options that would nourish her dietary preferences in the borough. Banking on the idea that others shared her need for organic, vegetarian, pescatarian and kosher options, she opened up Moss Café, a quaint eatery located in Riverdale. The majority of the produce comes from local farms and farm coops lending itself to an ever-changing menu inspired by the season. The restaurant, with its culturally-diverse staff and customer base, has become a hub where the community comes to connect over a glass of wine, beer or some espresso.

Download Emily’s recipe for Scottish Drop Scones

See restaurant’s video here

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