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Recent coverage of Bronx Little Italy can be found below. Previous coverage can be found here: 2019 I 2018 I 2017 I 2016 I 2015 I 2014 I 2013 & Earlier.

We’re Open – Randazzo’s Seafood
May 28, 2020: News 12 The Bronx
Randazzo’s Seafood on Arthur Avenue is making the shopping experience for customers safe. Customers and employees are required to wear face masks and social distancing rules apply. Extra cleaning protocols are also taking place. Fortunately, the high quality and freshness of their seafood products remains the same. Watch the segment, here.

Arthur Avenue Food Tours Launch Virtual Cooking Classes, Cookbook Club, and More
May 28, 2020: BronxMama
Due to the pandemic, Arthur Avenue Food Tours is not currently running their neighborhood tours, however they’re helping fans connect with the neighborhood by offering a virtual cooking class and tour of the community with MOFAD next week. They’re also introducing a virtual Italy vacation, which features cooking classes, wine classes, art and history classes, and more, all accompanied by products from the neighborhood. Read more, here.

Call to Reopen Their Doors
May 26, 2020: CBS
Restaurants are just one of the industries suffering due to the COVID-19 crisis. Many owners are ready to open quickly and more importantly, safely. It’s important to restart the economy, you will lose the soul of the City losing neighborhoods like Bronx Little Italy and others states Peter Madonia of Madonia Bakery.  Watch the segment, here.

Despite Facing Coronavirus Harship, Bronx Bar Hands Out Free Food to Locals in Need
May 23, 2020: NY1
Due to the pandemic, Howl at the Moon had to temporarily close its doors after more than 20 years in business. Those doors opened this past weekend as the owners and staff graciously handed out 1,000 sandwiches and snacks for free to residents of the community. Read more, here.

The Resilience of Local Businesses: Little Italy in the Bronx
May 20, 2020: Italics Magazine
While businesses across the world are adapting to the “new normal”, Little Italy in the Bronx is also doing their part to give back to the community. Numerous local businesses have found ways to support others including donating food to first responders and healthcare workers. Read more, here.

“Back Off”: Ex- Bloomberg Chief of Staff on Gov’t’s Role in Small Business Recovery
May 20, 2020: WCBS Newsradio 880
This isn’t just about revenue and profits shares Peter Madonia, of Madonia Bakery. City and state governments should provide guidelines for reopening and entrepreneurs should develop their own solutions. Listen to the segment, here.

Hometown Helpers: Bronx Jesuit school raises $50k to supply St. Barnabas Hospital workers battling coronavirus with meals from famed Arthur Ave. deli
May 19, 2020: Daily News
Mike’s Deli partnered up with nearby Fordham Preparatory School to provide a month of lunches for workers on the coronavirus front line at St. Barnabas Hospital. All made possible through the school’s Lunch for Life initiative, an idea started by Fr. Christopher Devron. Read more, here.

Little Italy’s Homemade Bread Recipe by Madonia Brothers Bakery
May 16, 2020: La Cucina Italiana
From Little Italy to your home, a simple homemade bread recipe – Sicilian style! Co-owner Peter Madonia shares that the product needs to be excellent and consistent every day. Sacrifice is certainly part of being a professional baker, but few tasks are as meditative and rewarding as baking bread at home. Madonia Bakery shares a recipe for homemade bread. Read more, here.

In Memoriam 
May 14, 2020: CBS
Joseph Migliucci was a fixture on Arthur Ave, a patriarch of Mario’s Restaurant, where he did everything from cooking to running front of the house. Joe was a dedicated family man and will be missed by all who knew him. Watch the segment, here.

How an Italian Bakery Has Made Olive Bread For Over 100 Years 
May 13, 2020: Eater
Madonia Brothers Bakery in Bronx Little Italy, is an old-school, family-run, Italian bakery, and famous for its olive bread. Unlike cooking, which can be improvised, baking can’t be deviated from the program, says baker Jason Lalima. “There’s no reason to change perfection.” Read more, here.

Reviving New York’s Tourism Industry
May 12, 2020: Manhattan Institute 
Belmont BID Chairman, Peter Madonia, joined a virtual discussion that reviews the devastation the tourism industry has faced due to COVID-19. Fortunately, there are ideas for what the recovery process will look like. Watch the segment, here.

Mother’s Day business in Belmont affected by COVID-19 pandemic
May 8, 2020: News 12 The Bronx
Mother’s Day is approaching, and while there isn’t the usual hustle and bustle along Arthur Avenue, you can still bring mom her favorites, whether it’s a bottle of wine from Arthur Cantina, or pastries from Gino’s Pastry Shop. Happy Mother’s Day! Watch the segment, here.

34 NYC Destinations Serving Cake, Cookies, and Other Sweet Treats
May 7, 2020: Eater
For those in search of sweet treats, there are dozens of bakeries still open during the COVID-19 crisis. Gino’s Pasty Shop is one local bakery that has remained opened and offers takeout, curbside pick up and shipping on their fresh and delicious baked goods. Read more, here.

NYC’s Reopening Plan Includes Advisory Board With Three Bronx Restaurateurs
May 7, 2020: Eater
Co-owners of the Bronx Beer Hall, Anthony and Paul Ramirez, have been appointed to Mayor de Blasio’s Small Business Advisory Council. 31 business owners and organization leaders will help restart business across the five boroughs by creating a reopening strategy. Read more, here.

Those We’ve Lost
May 6, 2020: Eater
In NYC, where COVID-19 has hit harder than anywhere in the country, the number of people dying in the restaurant industry is growing. Little Italy lost Joseph Migliucci, owner of 101 year old, Mario’s Restaurant. He is sorely missed and will be remembered as an individual with a big heart and soul. Read more, here.

An Italian Specialty for Spring, Veal, for Takeout and Delivery
May 5, 2020: New York Times
There are a variety of foods that can satisfy the appetite for Italian specialties.While some are easy to make at home, others, like veal, can be quite challenging. Luckily Antonio’s Trattoria and Mike’s Deli both have delectable veal specials you can get to go. Read more, here.

The Worst of Times Brings Out the Best of the Bronx
May 5, 2020: NBC
Cinco De Mayo looks different this year, but restaurants like our local Estrellita Poblana III are offering take out on traditional dishes so customers can still celebrate – margaritas included! Watch the segment, here.

The Worst of Times Brings Out the Best of the Bronx
May 1, 2020: I Love the Bronx
The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating to our community and businesses, but there are a number of establishments that have relied to support essential workers. Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue has donated Italian comfort food to nearby SBH employees, and Mike’s Deli has partnered with Fordham Prep for their “Lunch for Life” program to benefit the emergency department at SBH. Read more, here.

Where To Get Affordable Takeout In NYC
April 30, 2020: Infatuation
Fortunately, there are places where you can order delivery or takeout, actually enjoy it, and not spend a fortune. In Bronx Little Italy, there’s Calabria Pork Store. Sausages cover the entire ceiling of this specialty shop, and you can enjoy a massive, delicious prosciutto sandwich and more to go! Read more, here.

“He was a man of deep faith”: Belmont pastor Monsignor Ruvo dies at 93
April 28, 2020: Bronx Times
Monsignor John Ruvo was the pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx for nearly 25 years. On April 26, he passed away at the age of 93 from the coronavirus. He will be sorely missed by the entire community. Read more, here.

Lunch for Life Supporting Workers at SBH Health System
April 24, 2020: 1010 WINS
Through Lunch for Life, Fordham Prep and Mike’s Deli have coordinated efforts to assist the workers of SBH Health System with donations of food and personal protective equipment as they continue their work on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Listen to the segment, here.

Family Restaurant not counting on coronavirus bailout
April 24, 2020: FOX Business
In its nearly 100 year history, Ann & Tony’s has weathered its share of challenges, from the Great Depression to the financial crisis of 2008. Through these times, the restaurant never counted on government assistance, and that hasn’t changed during the current pandemic. During times of hardship, the most valuable lessons Ralph Napolitano learned from his family are to stay strong and push through. Read more, here.

Ritchie Torres Represents the Bronx from his Apartment
April 24, 2020: New Yorker
Council Member Ritchie Torres, faces numerous challenges due to the devastating impacts of COVID-19. The Bronx has currently has the highest death rate per capita, many children don’t have access to Wi-Fi for remote schooling, and essential businesses are struggling to stay open. Read more, here.

Maria Di Rende On Protecting Enzo’s Legacy in the Bronx’s Little Italy
April 22, 2020: Zagat Stories
Maria Di Rende is the owner of Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue. She started the restaurant, in her hometown, with her husband Enzo, who passed away two years ago. Di Rende runs the restaurant now while also raising five daughters. Read more, here.

Three Veteran NYC Restaurateurs Die Due to Coronavirus
April 20, 2020: Eater NY
Mario’s Restaurant owner Joseph Migliucci is one of three NYC restauranteurs that have died from COVID-19 related complications this month. At the age of 81, he was admitted to the hospital on March 31, and died six days later. Read more, here.

Bronx Mourns Loss of Two Legendary Restaurant Owners to Coronavirus
April 18, 2020: NY1
The culinary world in the Bronx is in mourning, after two long-time restaurant owners passed away due to coronavirus complications. Here in Belmont, the loss of Joseph Migliucci, owner of Mario’s Restaurant, is saddening to all. Read more, here, and watch the segment, here.

How NYC Restaurants are Helping Health Care Workers in the COVID-19 Fight
April 16, 2020: Thrillist
As doctors, nurses, researchers, and other heath care workers work to save lives, who us taking of them? Restaurants across the City are stepping up to help. In Bronx Little Italy, Mike’s Deli partnered with Fordham Prep to create Lunch for Life for SBH Health System workers, and Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, MichaelAngelo’s, and Madonia Bakery also all donated to frontline workers. Read more, here.

Joseph Migliacci, Fixture at Storied Bronx Restaurant, Dies at 81
April 13, 2020: The Washington Post
Joseph Migliucci, owner of Mario’s Restaurant, a red-sauce cornerstone of the Bronx’s Little Italy, has passed away due to COVID-19. Along with his wife and children, he is survived by his sister Diane Lentini, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.His daughter, Regina Migliucci-Delfino, said she will continue the family legacy and run the restaurant. Read more, here.

New York’s Italian Americans, now at U.S. epicenter, relive the heartache felt as virus ravages families overseas”
April 13, 2020: The Washington Post
The loss of Joseph Migliucci has been stark and stunning to the Bronx Little Italy community amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The change in daily life hasn’t been easy for the neighborhood as boisterous banter and affection is a way of life. The support is still present, as shown in Antonio’s Trattoria where many locals are ignoring the discounted menu and preferring to pay full price. Read more, here.

Bronx pizza legend had dying wish for daughter to take over
April 13, 2020: PIX11, ABC, and FOX
Joseph Migliucci, owner of the legendary Mario’s Restaurant was laid to rest on April 13th. In the hospital, Joe requested to FaceTime his daughter Regina, and made her promise to reopen the restaurant after the crisis was over. Read more, here and watch segments, here here, and here.

Even These Days, Take Home The Bronx for the Best Easter Sunday (and Beyond) Treats
April 11, 2020: Forbes
Although this is an unusual times to be in New York on Easter, there are still a host of traditional places that prepare for your favorite items. Customers may visit Gino’s Pastry Shop, Mike’s Deli, Calandra Cheese, Maodnia Bakery, Addeo Bakery, Teitel Brothers, Cerini Coffee & Gifts, and Vincent’s Meat Market for an array of goods. If you don’t feel like cooking, restaurants like Antonio’s Trattoria, Enzo’s of Arthur Ave, and MichaelAngelo’s are open for takeout. Read more, here.

The Road to Recovery
April 10, 2020: Straus News
Closing the city was simple, compared to the task ahead of reopening it. What’s most important to people who run business is clarity, shares Peter Madonia, owner of Madonia Bakery. Businesses need to be told what they can and can’t do, and business will pivot that way. Read more, here.

Holy Week on Arthur Avenue During Coronavirus
April 10, 2020: NY 1
During coronavirus, Easter looks very different for families this year. Small businesses are feeling the impact as well, as they try to adjust, as the usual crowds are not coming to shop. Gino’s Pastry Shop owner, Jerome Raguso, shares that walking around the neighborhood now is heartbreaking. Watch the segment, here.

Businesses still open for Easter holiday 
April 10, 2020: News 12 The Bronx
Businesses in Bronx Little Italy are still open and offering takeout, delivery, and shipping as Easter approaches. Peter Madonia, owner of Madonia Bakery shares that it’s about sustenance now, and taking care of your family, as opposed to gathering and celebrating the holiday. It’s different and sad, but this too shall pass. Watch the segment, here.

Bronx Little Italy restaurants donate food amid COVID-19, loss of restaurant owner
April 10, 2020: ABC
It is a surreal atmosphere in the Belmont section of the Bronx, days after losing Joseph Migliucci, owner of Mario’s Restaurant, and ahead of Easter. Through these difficult times many businesses in the community are reaching out to local hospitals and the precinct and donating warm meals and dry goods. Read more, here.

How Arthur Ave is Helping to Feed Hospital Workers, NYPD & Community
April 10, 2020: Bronx Mama
While small businesses have been severely impacted due to COVID-19, that hasn’t stopped many of them from donating meal to essential personnel.  Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, MichaelAngelo’s, Howl at the Moon, and Madonia Bakery have donated an array of food to the emergency rooms at a variety of Bronx hospitals and the local 48th Precinct. Through Lunch for Life, Mike’s Deli has prepared food for SBH workers as well. Zero Otto Nove set up a GoFundMe campaign for their workers, and the Belmont BID has donated to a Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser, an initiative to help Bronx residents get free groceries. Read more, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Unusually Empty Ahead of Easter
April 10, 2020: ABC 7 News
As a result of the coronavirus, most families aren’t gathering celebrate Easter. As a result, neighborhood stores aren’t as busy as they usually are fulfilling holiday orders. What is most saddening of course, is that families won’t be able to celebrate together as they usually do, however technology allows many to come together in a new way. Watch the segment, here.

Virtual Holiday Observances
April 10, 2020: NBC 4 News
Due to the novel coronavirus, Easter looks very different to people this year. Thankfully some traditions can be kept alive, as businesses along Arthur Avenue remain open, providing customers with their favorite traditional holiday foods. Watch the segment, here.

Bronx Businesses Donating Meals
April 10, 2020: NBC 4 News
To thank the workers on the frontlines, Bronx Little Italy businesses have been donating food to show their appreciation. Businesses like Madonia Bakery, Mike’s Deli, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue and Michaelangelo’s have donated fresh food to SBH and the 48th Precinct. Watch the segment, here.

“Dine In NYC” New Initiative to Support Local Bars, Cafes, and Restaurants During COVID-19
April 9, 2020: Hombre 1
Dine In NYC is the digital initiative that encourages those who are able, to patronize establishments across the five boroughs. The guide includes the Bronx Beer Hall, which is open for take out of beer and wine in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. Read more, here.

Fordham Prep Donates Safety Equipment and Meals to Local Hospital
April 8, 2020: Catholic New York
Through Lunch for Life, Fordham Prep and Mike’s Deli have coordinated efforts to assist SBH Health System with donations of food and personal protective equipment during the coronavirus crisis.  Read more, here.

Arthur Ave Gives Back and Remembers a Patriarch
April 8, 2020: Bronx Times
The Arthur Avenue community lost a legend this week. Joseph Migliucci, at the age of 81, lost his life due to COVID-19. He will be missed by all. The community continues to help the front line workers. Enzo’s of Arthur Ave has donated food to SBH Health System and the 48th Precinct. Although the restaurant is barely surviving due to the epidemic, it means so much to the owner, Maria DiRende, to help people out. Read more, here.

Bronx sandwich heroes raise $50,000 to help Arthur Ave. deli feed coronavirus front lines at St. Barnabas Hospital 
April 7, 2020: Daily News
Mike’s Deli has teamed up with Fordham Prep to provide a month of lunches to the coronavirus front lines at SBH Health System. This has been made possible through their Lunch for Life initiative. Read more, here.

Mario’s Restaurant owner dies of coronavirus-related complications
April 7, 2020: News12 Brooklyn
Joseph Migliucci, owner of Mario’s Restaurant, passed away leaving behind a family including 16 grandchildren. The Bronx Little Italy community will miss him and continue to honor his legacy. Read more, here.

Patriarch of Mario’s Restaurant Passes Away
April 6, 2020: News12 Brooklyn
Joseph Migliucci, the patriarch of Mario’s Restaurant, passed away from COVID-19 on the morning of April 6th. His smile, kindness, and presence will remain with us forever, and he will be missed by all. Watch the segment, here.

Where to Shop Online, Takeout or Pickup for Easter During COVID-19.
April 3, 2020: Stacy Knows
With Palm Sunday and Easter coming up people will still be able to get their favorite traditional foods thanks to many of the essential businesses in Bronx Little Italy. Customers can choose to take out orders or even get items shipped directly to their homes. Read more, here.

Fordham Prep raises $40K for St. Barnabas Hospital
April 3, 2020: Bronx Times
Fordham Prep recently launched Lunch for Life, where funds raised are given to our local Mike’s Deli, which will make and deliver delicious meals for the people working so hard at SBH Health System. Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is just a click (or call) away for Easter staples
April 2, 2020: LoHud
Your Easter meal can still be fresh, delicious, and traditional, thanks to essential businesses in the Arthur Avenue neighborhood that remain open for take out and/or offer shipping. You may find pizza rustica at Mike’s Deli, fresh ricotta at Calandra Cheese, lamb from Vincent’s Meat Market, Easter bread from Addeo and Madonia Bakeries, and cheesecake and cannoli from Gino’s Pastry Shop. If you don’t feel like cooking, restaurants Antonio’s, Enzo’s, and MichaelAngelo’s are open for take out. Read more, here.

Independent pharmacy owners working around the clock
April 1, 2020: BronxTimes
While many people are working from home, laid off or furloughed, many were deemed essential and are now working harder than ever. Such is the case for Roger Paganelli, the owner of Mt. Carmel Pharmacy. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the pharmacy has been making special accommodations including offering curbside pickup, waiving delivery fees, and offering pill packaging. Read more, here.

NYC & Company Launches ‘Virtual NYC’ Encouraging Digital Exploration of New York City
March 30, 2020: NYCGO
NYC & Company is highlighting way to experience the City’s iconic cultural scene. In Bronx Little Italy, visits the BIDs website for recipes from the neighborhood, information on where you can buy Little Italy in the Bronx Pasta Sauces, and great pictures of artisan products from a variety of local businesses. Read more, here.

Belmont bakery, neighboring business ensure they serve community during coronavirus outbreak
March 28, 2020: News 12 The Bronx
Madonia Bakery is open during the coronavirus outbreak, and continuing to provide their customers with fresh products and their employees with a safe working environment. The Belmont BID has created an online guide that shares updating information on the local businesses of the neighborhood. Watch the clips, here and here.

Support Little Italy and Shop (and Social Distance) with a Purpose
March 26, 2020: Bronx Times
For New Yorkers who practice social distancing and need to do their grocery shopping, the Bronx’s Little Italy is welcoming customers to the neighborhood as it has plenty of open air and inventory, the sidewalks are like aisles. While many of the eateries have been here for over 50 years, and experienced a lot of challenges, this pandemic has sent shortwaves and fear. Read more, here.

Bronx BIDs react to Coronavirus pandemic, provide hope for businesses
March 26, 2020: Bronx Times
The novel coronavirus is affecting people’s health as well as the economy and local businesses. During the pandemic, business improvement districts have stepped forward to provide support for businesses who are in dire need of assistance. The Belmont BID is alerting customers that many businesses offer shipping and curbside pickup. Read more, here.

Little Italy Recipes to Try at Home
March 20, 2020: The Bronx Socialite
Many people are currently staying home and cooking more than usual. Why not make some recipes straight from Bronx Little Italy, including pignoli cookies, manicotti, and red snapper!  Read more, here.

Where to Order Fresh Italian Groceries from Home in NYC
March 20, 2020: La Cucina Italiana
Now’s the time to order Italian food and other delicacies to your stoop. Since 1915, Teitel Brothers has been stocked with fresh olive oil, canned tomatoes, olives, and dried goods. They’re currently offering delivery and shipping.  Read more, here.

Bronx Little Italy is Open & Giving Recipes!
March 19, 2020: This is the Bronx
The Belmont BID wants you to know that many local businesses are open for their customers’ needs during this crisis. Remember to shop safely and support one of the City’s most lively immigrant communities. To help keep busy at home, the Belmont BID also has some neighborhood recipes you can try at home! Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue to have cleaning service indefinitely.
March 16, 2020: News 12 The Bronx
In an effort to maintain business as local merchants prepare for limited operations during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Belmont BID wants to assure shoppers that the neighborhood will have a cleaning service to keep common areas disinfected. Read more, here.

How Little-Italy Became Little Albanian-Mexican Italy
March 13, 2020: The New York Times
The New York Times covers how Belmont became the diverse thriving community it is today. Read more, here.

Owner of Enzo’s Discusses Being a Female Restaurant Owner
March 11, 2020: The Fordham Ram
Enzo’s has graced Arthur Avenue for the last 15 years. Maria Di Rende shares that after her husband, Enzo, passed away three years ago, no one knew what was going to happen to the restaurant. Although it’s not something she thought she would be doing, Maria has taken over and kept the restaurant running, not without challenges, especially as a woman.  Read more, here.

Businesses that Have Stood the Test of Time.
March 10, 2020: Crain’s New York Business
Teitel Brothers has been highlighted as a business in NYC that has stood the test of time. Read more, here.

Low season and hidden gems to promote lesser known New York                                                  March 10, 2020: La Voce Di Novara
For the Italian Speakers, La Voce Di Novara covers some of Arthur Ave’s highlights. Read more, here.

Strength and Love are Pizza Secret Ingredients at Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue.
March 5, 2020: La Cucina Italiana
Maria Di Rende, a mother of five, became a full-on restaurateur after her husband suddenly passed away. With hard work and family support, Maria preserved his legacy while introducing her own ideas to the business. Read more, here.

One Mom Does it All.
March 4, 2020: Bronx Times
The mom of five daughters runs Enzo’s at 2339 Arthur Avenue in Little Italy. With March being Women’s History Month, the Bronx Times convinced Di Rende to remove her apron and chat with us about her success. Read more, here.

Tourist Traps to Avoid When Visiting New York
Feb 26, 2020: Roamilicious
Tourist Mistake : Eat “Italian” food in Little Italy; Instead Eat in Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Read more, here.

Best Restaurants in NYC: 20 Iconic Spots You’ll Want to Try!
Feb 26, 2020: Traveling Mom
Café al Mercato and Antonio’s Trattoria were named in the Traveling Mom’s list of 20 Iconic NYC spots to try. Read more, here.

Arthur Ave Part 2
Feb 26, 2020: Vice
Vice heads to Arthur Ave you to check out some of its iconic shops and restaurants. Watch, here.

Arthur Ave Part 1
Feb 26, 2020: Vice
Vice heads to Arthur Ave you to check out some of its iconic shops and restaurants. Watch, here.

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020 in NYC
Feb 19, 2020: City Guide
New York’s lesser-known Little Italy lies in The Bronx. Female-owned Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue offers a classic red-sauce Italian dining experience near New York Botanical Garden. Visit this welcoming family restaurant, run by born-and-raised Belmont local Maria Di Rende. Read More, here.

17 Presidents who Visited the Bronx
Feb 17, 2020: Welcome 2 the Bronx
As the land was being developed he needed to designate streets with names. Of course, Lorillard Place was a given, but his niece, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, was a big fan of CHESTER A. ARTHUR, so she implored her uncle to name one of the streets Arthur Avenue after the 21st president. Today Arthur Avenue is synonymous with “the real little Italy” and was named Best Street in America by the American Planning Association in 2016. Read More, here.

Happy V-Day
February 14, 2020: WagMag
Arthur Avenue was cited as one of the top places to visit in NYC for Valentine’s Day by WagMag. Read More, here.

Iconic Restaurant Celebrates 100 Years
February 13, 2020: Bronx Times
Bronx Times highlights the 100-year history of Mario’s Restaurant. Read More, here.

Botanical Gardens Orchid Show
February 12, 2020: Spectrum News 1
Spectrum News 1 highlights the Botanical Gardens Orchid Show, which is only a short walk from Arthur Avenue and would make a great day or evening! Watch, here.

New York’s Real Little Italy
February 12, 2020: BBC
The BBC highlights the 100-year history of Mario’s Restaurant. Read more, here.

Celebrate Restaurant Week in The Historic Arthur Avenue Neighborhood of The Bronx
February 11, 2020: The Social
The Belmont Business Improvement District in the Bronx has launched the inaugural Little Italy in The Bronx Winter Restaurant Week. Little Italy in The Bronx Winter Restaurant Week. Running until February 13, the historic Arthur Avenue neighborhood in the Bronx has been noted for where to get the best Italian food, is worth the trek this week. Read more, here.

13 Touristy Restaurants That Are Actually Good
February 11, 2020: The Infatuation
Calabria Pork Store on Arthur Avenue was listed as one of the Infatuation’s 13 touristy restaurants that are actually good. Read more, here.

Where to Go And What To Do In The Little Italy Of The Bronx Avenue
February 7, 2020: Secret NY
Arthur Avenue (or the area of Belmont) in the Bronx, also known as “Little Italy in the Bronx,” has developed a very special, under-the-radar alcove of quality Italian restaurants, markets, bakeries and shops thanks to the generations of Italian immigrants who have lived there. Read more, here.

BronxNet Tv’s Foodie Down Bronx: V-Day on Arthur Avenue
February 6, 2020: BronxNet Tv
On this episode of Foodie Down Bronx, Em takes a trip to Arthur Avenue to explore the culinary delights of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. While there he receives a lesson in Burrata making from David Greco at Mike’s Deli, and gets the inside scoop on some special Valentine’s Day activities. Watch, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Launches Its First Restaurant Week
Feb 6, 2020: The Culture Trip

The ‘real’ Little Italy occupies the strip known as Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. In conjunction with Belmont Business Improvement District (BID), the restaurants that have made this neighborhood a historic destination will play host to the inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week. Read more, here.

WNYW-NY (FOX)’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 5, 2020: WNYW-NY (FOX)

WNYW-NY (FOX) covers all the happenings at Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week in its Society section. Watch, here.

New York Beacon’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 4, 2020: New York Beacon

The New York Beacon covers all the happenings at Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week in its Society section. Read more, here.

News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 4, 2020: News 12 Bronx

Check out News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

NYC: Look to the Bronx for the Little Italy Tourists Don’t Know About
February 4, 2020: Thrillist

Strolling down Arthur Avenue and the intersecting East 187th Street is a bit like time traveling. You’re transported to an era when merchants were called “merchants” and they made conversation with weekly customers, when patrons picked up their meats, mozzarella, and bread from dedicated shops. To the faithful, Arthur Avenue is a preserved piece of Old New York. Read more, here.

News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 3, 2020: News 12 Bronx

Check out News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

NYC: Arthur Avenue in the Bronx Kicks Off Its First Restaurant Week
February 3, 2020: La Cucina Italiana

For the first time in its 125 year history, Bronx’s Little Italy will be celebrating a New York culinary tradition: restaurant week. From February 3-13, top restaurants of Arthur Avenue will serve customers three-course meals at a fixed price: $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner. Read more, here.

First Ever Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week Launches Today
February 3, 2020: Untapped NY

It’s might be last week of New York City Restaurant Week, but the Bronx is launching today its first ever “Little Italy in the Bronx” Restaurant Week that will run form February 3 to 13th! Centered around Arthur Avenue, a hotspot for Italian cuisine with a long history, the prices are even lower than regular restaurant week at $20 for a three-course prix-fixe lunch and $30 for a three-course prix-fixe dinner (excluding gratuity, tax, and alcohol).   Read more, here.

NYC: BronxNet Tv’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
February 3, 2020: BronxNet TV

Check out BronxNet Tv’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx to Host First Ever Restaurant week AvenueNYC Espeak
Jan 31, 2020:
Little Italy in the Bronx will be hosting its first ever restaurant week from February 3-13. Read more, here.

NY1 ‘s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
January 31, 2020: NY1

Check out NY1’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx to Host First Ever Winter Restaurant Week
January 31, 2020: Bronx Mama

Little Italy in the Bronx will be hosting their first ever Winter Restaurant Week on weekdays from February 3rd to 13th. Diners have the opportunity to enjoy $20 three-course, prix-fixe lunch and $30 three-course, prix=fixe dinner at participating restaurants. Read more , here.

First Read Tonight
January 29, 2020: City & State NY

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres and others attend the Belmont Business Improvement District’s press kickoff of the inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Inaugural Winter Restaurant Week, Mario’s Restaurant, 2342 Arthur Ave., Bronx. Read more , here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Probably Has the Greatest Restaurant Week of All!
January 29, 2020: Luxe Life NYC

Valid Mondays through Thursdays from February 3-13, Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week is a great time to head to the neighborhood and enjoy a three course lunch or dinner for a special price. Participating restaurants include: Ann & Tony’s, Antonio’s Trattoria, Arthur Ave Fiasco, Gerbasi Ristorante, Mario’s Restaurant, MichaelAngelo’s, MangiPasta, and San Gennaro Ristorante.   Read more, here.

20 of the most overrated travel destinations around the world
January 18, 2020: Business Insider

In a city a big as New York, you can find almost every time of cuisine. Many times you’ll be surprised at just how authentic it is. Talk to any local, and they’ll tell you that if you’re looking for real Italian-American food in New York City, head to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Read more, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week
January 15, 2020: The Chef’s Connection

Often referred to as Arthur Avenue or the “Real Little Italy,” the Belmont neighborhood features NYC’s best, authentic Italian restaurants, butchers, bakers, fish markets, delis, pastry shops and specialty stores. The Belmont BID is launching the inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week, starting Monday, February 3rd to Thursday, February 13th, where diners can enjoy authentic three course prix-fixe meals for lunch and dinner for $20 and $30 respectively. Read more, here.

11 Places to Eat in the Bronx’s Little Italy
January 13, 2020: PureWow

Many streets define a borough, in the Bronx, one of them is certainly Arthur Avenue. The family-friendly area has tons of delicious dining spots. 11 can’t miss locations to check out on your next visit include Addeo Bakery, Terranova Bakery, the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Full Moon Pizza, Antonio’s Trattoria, Prince Coffee House, Delillo Pastry Shop, Artuso Pastry, Dominick’s Restaurant, Gerbasi Ristorante, and San Gennaro Ristorante. Read more, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week will take place from Feb. 3-13
January 11, 2020: BronxTimes

Restaurants along the popular Arthur Avenue strip will showcase their wide variety of Italian cuisine as part of this inuagural event. The extravaganza will include eight local restaurants that are featuring a $20 three course prix-fixe lunch, a $30 three course prix-fixe dinner, and other options. Read more, here.

NYC is a Melting Pot of Global Cultures. Here’s Where to Experience Them.  
January 7, 2020: HI New York City Hostel

New York has always been an immigrant city, and many of the city’s neighborhoods continue to reflect this collective diversity. Arthur Avenue, an Italian enclave, is where DeNiro and Pesci met. In this real Little Italy, families still prepare food the old-fashioned way with ingredients from stores like Casa Della Mozzarella, Artuso Pastry Shop, and Calabria Pork Store. Read more, here.

La Casa Grande Cigars
January 7, 2020: NY2C  

La Casa Grande began as a small cigar booth in the world famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market and became a beautiful boutique factory with the finest selection of premium cigars in the Bronx. Their clientele includes locals, tourists from across the globe, and even distinguished visitors like politicians and celebrities. Read more, here.

Peter’s Meat Market
January 7, 2020: NY2C  

Inside the  Arthur Avenue Retail Market, you’ll find Peter’s Meat Market. Co-owner Mike Rella, didn’t always want to be a butcher, but after learning about the business and the customer interactions, it became a pleasure. Since the 1970’s, people love to see the fresh products and to know exactly what they’re getting. Read more, here.

BP Diaz kicks off 9th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week
January 6, 2020: The Bronx Chronicle  

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated the start of the 9th Annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week. The borough’s culinary institutions are second to none. From January 6th to January 17th , you can enjoy deals at Arthur Avenue favorites like Antonio’s Trattoria, The Bronx Beer Hall, Mike’s Deli, and San Gennaro. Read more, here.

Dining Deal: Fiasco
January 4, 2020: CBS New York

When it comes to really great Italian food, there are no shortage of amazing options in New York City, but really just one destination: Arthur Avenue. Tony Tantillo visits Arthur Ave Fiasco where there’s action in the kitchen and a very welcome dining room for flavorful Italian-American food. Read more, here.

Make Fresh Pasta Like A Chef from Arthur Avenue
January 2, 2020: BTR Today

Pasta making requires focus and finesse but offers rich rewards, especially in the dark and cold days of winter. Aurora Cerrato, chef and co-owner of MangiPasta, shares some recommendations for making restaurant-quality pasta at home. Split the labor with a food processor, and moisture level is key. Read more, here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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