Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 8th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Beatstro, a Hip Hop themed restaurant located in the South Bronx.
“Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week is produced by The Bronx Tourism Council and takes place from January 7th through January 19th 2019.
“Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week has traditionally been held in November and this is the first time it has taken place in January. There are 37 restaurants participating in this year’s initiative and all of them will be featured in the upcoming edition of The Bronx Visitor’s Guide.
The press conference featured samples from several borough eateries and food producers, including Mott Haven Bar & Grill, Bronx Draft House, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Xochimilco and Emilia’s.
A complete list of participating restaurants can be found online here.
“During this time of year restaurants usually experience a post-holiday slump in business so we are encouraging everyone to get out and patronize these wonderful eateries by offering our great Savor the Bronx deals. This year’s list of vendors includes a diverse selection of cuisines and neighborhoods, from Italian restaurants on Arthur Avenue to City Island seafood and a Vietnamese spot on Jerome Avenue. I’ve already spotted a couple of my old favorites on this list, along with a few that I can’t wait to visit for the first time,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Thank you to all of the local business owners for being a part of this and for their contribution to the vibrant culture of Bronx.”
“As a foodie, this is one of my absolute favorite Bronx Tourism Council initiatives. We get to welcome new eateries as well as welcome back some of our traditional participants. The fun part is sampling amazing dishes from each of them. Who wouldn’t love this job?” says Olga Luz Tirado, executive director of The Bronx Tourism Council.
“As the newest restaurant on the Bronx scene we are happy to play a significant role in this year’s Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week. It gives us the opportunity to reach out to new audiences and showcase our cuisine,” says Alfredo Anguiera, co-owner of Beatstro, a new hip-hop themed restaurant in Mott Haven.
For photos of the event, click here.