Savor The Bronx 2017 Preview Teases a Taste of the Week with Porto Salvo

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Savor The Bronx 2017 Restaurant Week returns for its seventh year this November 6th through November 17th. The 12-day event will feature over 30 participating eateries, including seasoned favorites like Ceetay and Jake’s Steakhouse, as well as newly minted members of the culinary scene uptown like Habanero Mexican Cuisine and Porto Salvo—which hosted and catered the 2017 Savor The Bronx preview on Monday, October 30, along with Chelsea Craft Brewing Company and.. Read More

News Round Up: Use SNAP Online, Lotus Flame Closed, Get a Food Prescription

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A new nationwide pilot program will allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to buy groceries online. Lobbying efforts by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and federal lawmakers persuaded the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to widen the businesses that accept SNAP. SNAP holders can now purchase food online from FreshDirect and Amazon. However, some supermarket workers are worried it could hurt supermarket businesses. Today, Diaz will meet with Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and hunger advocates at 10:30 at Part of the Solution to discuss New York State’s participation in the program. [Norwood News] [Crain’s New York Business]

Two Bronx eateries are participating in New York City Restaurant Week for the first time. Artie’s Steak & Seafood on City Island and Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Garden will be offering three-course lunches for $29 and dinners for $42 along with 373 other restaurants from January 23 to February 10. [Bronx News 12]

A fire damaged Indo-Caribbean and Chinese restaurant Lotus Flame, located at 866 Morris Park Avenue. On Friday January 6, a fire started in the restaurant’s basement. It escalated to a third alarm fire, spreading to the roof and damaging the two apartments above the eatery. The FDNY is investigating the cause. According to Bronx Times, Lotus Flame co-owner Savitri McCrea said the restaurant is closed indefinitely. [Bronx Times]

Some doctors are prescribing food instead of medications, reports a CBS New York article. Doctors and patients have cited the high co-pays and side effects of medication as reasons for preferring food prescriptions. Patients also reported feeling better on their doc diets. St. Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx will be prescribing food, and also plans to open a new wellness, culinary, and food garden next year. [CBS New York]

 

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Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week 2016 Starts Today! Nov 7 – 18

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Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week is back for its sixth year. The community event, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), will take place starting today, Monday, November 7th through Friday, November 18th. There are 40 participating eateries, including Havana Café, Mott Haven Bar & Grill, The Bronx Brewery, Lloyd’s Carrot Cake, and Chelsea Craft Brewing Company, which were present for the Savor The.. Read More

Summer 2016 Throggs Neck Restaurant Week Is Here!

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Throggs Neck Restaurant Week (TNRW) is back for the second time this year and we can’t think of a better way to start closing out summer-sixteen. It’s been a season of green markets, beer-bq’s, upstate vegan adventures, and down-home cooking in our own kitchens. But we’re still hungry for more meals and memories. If you are too, check out the full line-up of businesses offering lunch and dinner discounts for Throggs Neck.. Read More

UPDATE: 1st Annual Throggs Neck Restaurant Week EXTENDED to Jan 31!!!

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Looks like we’ll have to put our post-holiday workout plans on hold for the 1st annual Throggs Neck Restaurant Week later this month. So far the event will be featuring 24 participating restaurants of all cuisines. For anyone who didn’t make it out to Savor The Bronx back in November, this is the perfect opportunity to get another taste of The Borough’s culinary profile.

For the complete restaurant lineup and more info click here.

Update: Call ahead to select restaurants for more details on extension.

 

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Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week 2015 Press Kick Off

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The Bronx is known for a lot of things. Food isn’t one of them. But for the nearly 1.5 million residents that call this “food desert” home, we are eating something and it isn’t sand. Savor the Bronx restaurant week, running from Nov 2-13 this year, is an effort by Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. to spotlight the culinary culture uptown and address the absence of Bronx eateries from New York City restaurant.. Read More

Savor The Bronx 2015 Restaurant Week Nov 2-13

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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.

This 12-day event, which this year runs from Monday, November 2nd through Friday, November 13th, is the perfect opportunity to explore your taste buds and The Bronx. From Italian cuisine in Little Italy to seafood on City Island and everywhere in between, “Savor the Bronx” offers everyone a chance to enjoy the diverse flavors our borough has to offer.

Over 40 borough restaurants are participating in the 5th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week, making this year’s roster the biggest ever.”

For more information follow @SavorTheBronx on Twitter.

 

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