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Eat the Bronx!

Savor the BronxI’ve already told you why you should visit the Bronx now, but here’s another good reason: “Savor the Bronx.” The Bronx’s version of restaurant week lasts through November 14. “Savor the City” Restaurant Week has 25 participants offering fabulous deals for lunch and dinner, and in some cases for both meals. You’ll need to contact each restaurant when you make your reservation to find out which meal applies and whether there are any restrictions.

Where indicated, L means lunch deal is offered for $16.41, and D means dinner is offered for $20.14.

http://www.ilovethebronx.com/index.php/events/savor-the-bronx.

Now’s the time to explore the Bronx — visit the Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, shop the markets on Arthur Avenue, stroll along City Island, and eat, eat, eat.  You can even pretend you know Dion and the Belmonts.

ITALIAN

Antonio’s Trattoria
2370 Belmont Avenue

http://www.antoniostrattoria.com

718-733-6630

Arties Steaks and Seafood
394 City Island Avenue
artiesofcityisland.com
718-885-9885
L/D

Giovanni Restaurant
579 Grand Concourse
giovanninyc.com
718-402-6996

Giovanni’s Restaurant
2343 Arthur Avenue
giovannisrestaurant.net
718-933-4141
L/D

Ice House Café
and Restaurant
140 Reynolds Avenue
icehousecafebronx.com
718-863-5580
L/D

John’s Pizzeria
2326 Arthur Avenue
718-220-0000

Lucca Restaurant
3019 Westchester Avenue
lucca-restaurant.com
718-892-8282

Spoto’s
4005 East Tremont Avenue
spotosnyc.com
718-828-5613
D

Tosca Café
4034 East Tremont Avenue
toscanyc.com
718-239-3300
D

LATIN AMERICAN

Babalu
3233 East Tremont Avenue
babalubx.com
718-824-8400
L/D

Don Coqui
565 City Island Avenue
doncoqui.tv
718-885-2222
D

Havana Café
3151 East Tremont Avenue
bronxhavanacafe.com
718-518-1800
L

Siete Ocho Siete
3363 East Tremont Avenue
sieteochosiete.com
718-430-6600

AMERICAN

Charlies Bar & Kitchen
112 Lincoln Avenue
charliesbarkitchen.com
718-684-2338

Hard Rock Café – Yankee Stadium
1 East 161st St, Gate 6
hardrock.com/yankeestadium
646-977-8888

Jake’s Steakhouse
6031 Broadway
jakessteakhouse.com
718-581-0182

P & K’s Grille
170 West 231st Street
pkgrille.com
347-602-7880

The Bronx Beer Hall
2344 Arthur Avenue
thebronxbeerhall.com
347-396-0555

FRENCH

Bistro SK
273 City Island Avenue
bistrosk.com
718-885-1670
D

MEXICAN

Cabo
3764 East Tremont Avenue
cabobx.com
718-863-0091
L

RJC Family Café
2338 Jerome Avenue
718-220-4888
L/D

Santa Fe Grill & Bar
6025 Broadway
santafegrillrestaurant.com
718-796-5095

Xochimilco Family
Restaurant
653 Melrose Avenue
xochi-restaurant.com
718-402-5400

ASIAN

Ceetay
129 Alexander Avenue
ceetay.com
718-618-7020
D

HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

Muscle Maker Grill
4041 East Tremont Avenue
musclemakergrill.com
718-822-6992

Fall and Winter Happenings in the Bronx

The Bronx, named after Jonas Bronck who settled there in 1639, is often overlooked as a destination for a day trip. Yet, it’s a pretty quick subway ride, with, perhaps an Uber connection if your feet get tired. And you can fill a day or two, easily, exploring the borough.

Bronx ZooNot Just for Kids: The Bronx Zoo has something for everyone no matter the season.  Go “Boo at the Zoo” in the fall, feed the penguins any time of the year, or duck into the World of Reptiles to escape the cold and marvel at the gigantic pythons and the tiny dart frogs. Other faves are Jungle World, an Asian-themed warm-climate space where otters, gibbons and 800 other animals roam; Tiger Mountain and the Congo Gorilla Forest.  General admission tickets are $16, with reduced rates for children. The park is open daily from 10am-5pm. 2300 Southern Boulevard, 718-220-5100; http://bronxzoo.com /

Botantical GardenssStop and Smell the Chrysanthemums: No trip to the Bronx is complete without a visit to The New York Botanical Gardens. Year-round exhibits and programs encompass more than 50 landscapes and gardens within the 250-acre space. With more than a million plants, the diverse collection draws large crowds at this time of year for the Holiday Train Show and the Orchid Show in February. Fall walks in the forests and gardens are particularly invigorating. Tuesday through Sunday, 10am–6pm. Check the website for ticket pricing. Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, 718-817-8700; http://nybg.org/

SammysEat, Eat, Eat: A surprise to both NYC residents and visitors alike, City Island is a 1½- mile strip of land that offers a variety of seafood restaurants in a boat-friendly residential area. If you close your eyes, you just might think you’ve arrived in a New England fishing village. Well, almost. Try Sammy’s Fish Box Lobster House, a fixture since 1966, with a menu as large as the portions. 41 City Island Avenue, City Island 718-885-0920; https://sammysfishbox.com/

arthur_avenue_cafe_restaurantArthur Avenue is the real Italian neighborhood of New York City, a thriving hub of Italian food and culture. Distinctive from Manhattan’s Little Italy where Albanians and Chinese have taken over the formerly Italian residences and restaurants, this area is populated by generations of Italians with deep roots to the mother land. Arthur Avenue is considered more “authentic” throughout and the place where Italian restaurateurs and local families shop. Check out the many food stores and the indoor retail market building with vendors selling breads, pasta, gelato, sauces and fresh meats from Italy. Restaurants are family-friendly and serve copious portions Many, like the ever-popular Dominick’s, have no menus – just ask for your favorite dish or let the server surprise you with the evening’s specialty. A definite go-to is Mike’s Deli where you can stock up on items to prepare at home or put together a meal to eat on the spot with cured meats, sweets, olive oil and other Italian specialties. 2334 and 2344 Arthur Avenue, Bronx http://arthuravenue.com/

Enjoy the Bronx and a Baseball Fancation: Yankee Stadium – Part I

In this three-part article about how to turn a baseball game stop into a vacation, Fancation, we take you to the Bronx, Yankee Stadium, and the adjacent exciting borough of Manhattan.  Enjoy the ride!

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