Italian Resto MUTZ Is Making Fast Food Feel More Like Home Cooking

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MUTZ is giving foodies hearty, homestyle Italian food as an option in a Throggs Neck shopping center dotted with familiar fast food chains. The short menu at MUTZ Fast. Fresh. Italian, which opened in April at 815 Hutchinson River Parkway, is only made up of simplified, best-selling Italian classics, but there was consideration behind it. “When menus are too large it gets complicated for employees and customers”, co-owner, Jessica Sansotta explained during.. Read More

This Weekend: The Bronx Museum Drink N Draw, Arthur Ave Food Tours

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This weekend bring your inner artist to The Bronx Museum. All you need is two hands: on for drawing and one for drinking with South Bronx-raised artist Ivan Velez. International food tours company Feast On History is also hosting 2 tours featuring some of Arthur Avenue’s most classic food stores and bakeries like Vincent’s Meat Market, Calabria Pork Store and Addeo Bakery with samples and tastings from each site visited. Continue.. Read More

Cannoli Class at 104-year old Italian bakery Sunday, Jan 15 Almost Sold Out!

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“Join us for a warm, cozy cannoli class inside Egidio’s, a 104-year old Italian bakery in the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue neighborhood.”

Over the course of this class you will learn:

  • How to make authentic ricotta cannoli cream
  • How to make cannoli shells from scratch using historic cannoli rollers that have belonged to Egidio’s since it opened.
  • How to fry the cannoli shells and then stuff them

Class also includes:

  • Warm focaccia bread hot of the oven
  • Salame, cheeses and other finger foods to enjoy during class
  • Wine
  • A souvenir apron to take home
  • A box of your freshly made cannoli to take home

When: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Where: Egidio Pastry Shop at 622 E 187th St

Admission: $125

Click here to purchase tickets.

 

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La Grata Pizzeria Opens in Port Morris with Affordable Southern Italian

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As the landscape of the South Bronx continues to change, news of openings in the area can be viewed with wide-eyed excitement and narrow-eyed vigilance. In the case of La Grata, the latest venture by Somerset Hospitality Group, both might apply. However, La Grata Pizzeria, located at 136 Alexander Ave in Port Morris, promises to be affordable and accessible to locals, with hires from the community like Monroe College students. When they opened their.. Read More

Ferragosto Italian Festival Sunday, Sept 11

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‘Going back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and enjoying the fruits of those labors. It is a way for families to engage in the Italian culture. More than 15 years ago, merchants of the Arthur Avenue/Belmont section decided to bring the Italian tradition to The Bronx and beyond to celebrate the culture, music and, of course, the greatest food. The Ferragosto event attracts an average of 20,000 guests from near and far, and that number grows each year.

Ferragoato 2015 was a wonderful and memorable day and Ferragosto 2016 is guaranteed to be even better! This year, we’re also celebrating 100 years of Arthur Avenue —home to generations of family-owned businesses.’ (Edited from it’s original version)

When: Sunday, Sept. 11, from 12pm – 6pm

Where: Arthur Ave, between Crescent Ave and 187 St

 

 

 

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MOFAD City Arthur Avenue Talk & Tasting Thu, June 9

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“THURSDAY June 9: Meet us at Arthur Avenue, one of New York City’s oldest Italian-American neighborhoods, for another #MOFADcity event!

We’ll be having a tasting of local eats from the neighborhood, and a conversation about the strong family traditions that have given this neighborhood a rich culinary identity.” – Museum of Food and Drink

When: Thursday, June 9, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Admission: $10 Student and low-income; $16 General

Click here to purchase tickets.

⌨🍝 More info at programs.mofad.org

 

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Inside the Bronx Week 2016 Press Kick Off at Arthur Avenue

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In its 6th year, Bronx Week celebrates the cultural richness, exemplary community members, and latest accomplishments of the borough. This Monday, April 2 the office of the borough president held a “Best of the Bronx” press event to announce Bronx Week 2016 inside the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market. Bronx Week 2016 honorees and 2016 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees actor Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos and Ballet Hispanico artistic director Eduardo Vilaro hosted the gathering. Lunch.. Read More

BRAC’s Frattura Pop-Up Kitchen Gives Us a Taste of the Arts

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An art performance, a pop-up kitchen and artisanal Italian ingredients came together on Saturday, November 7th at speciality Italian food importer Gustiamo‘s West Farms warehouse to present “Frattura”.   Facilitated by the Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) and performed by multi-media artists Leon Johnson and Audra Wolowiec, “Frattura” was an interactive art experience focused on the breaking of Candele pasta in preparation for cooking. Audience members were invited up to the.. Read More

Bronx Food & Farm Italian Culinary Tour, Saturday Sept 5

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“We will begin at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden at The New York Botanical Garden for a walk through the Global Gardens and vegetable plots with cultural themes. Next up, at historic Arthur Avenue, an Italian culinary gem, we’ll learn about cheese-making at Mike’s Deli. Finally, we’ll drop in on the annual, citywide Harvest Festival for community gardeners, this year at the Garden of Life and Health.” —Bronx Food & Farm Tours

 

TOUR GUIDES: Frank Russo and Sara Katz, Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden

 

 

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5 New Bronx Restaurants For Your Radar

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New Bronx restaurants are always welcomed. They mean more culinary options for residents and visitors, and that’s rarely ever a bad thing. In the past year, a few eateries have set up kitchen in The Bx with plates as diverse as the borough’s population. So if you haven’t already, get to know them. You may just discover your next new favorite spot in the following pages. And if you do, we know exactly what you should order. (more…)

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