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Apr 11, 2002 02:52 PM

Does anyone know where to eat in the Bronx

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I am a westchesterian, working in Manhattan and wondering why I travel through the Bronx daily and never think to get out of my car/train.

Does anyone have any good suggestions in the Bronx?

Easily accessible by the Saw Mill River Pkwy or 87 is great, but anywhere good is appreciated.


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  1. Try Johnson Avenue (246 St. exit on Henry Hudson Pkwy?). I once had great rigatoni w. eggplant, black olives, and artichokes at Josepina (the rest. that refused to serve Rudy). There's also Indian, Chinese, Jewish deli, Tex-Mex, pizza, a bakery (Mother's), and greasy spoon (avoid) on the block or around the corner, so you're bound to find something you like. You could also try Riverdale Ave. (a few blocks east) for another bakery, another coffee shop, sushi, TWO pizzerias (one, Flash Pizza, is kosher and has falafel, etc., too), and an Irish pub (hidden on one of the side streets). If you're feeling really adventurous, go down the hill to Broadway (turn left at the light & stop near subway at 231 & Broadway), where you will find another Jewish deli, TWO take-out delis (Irish & Italian), TWO pizzerias (pick the one on the east side of Bway), TWO greasy spoons, KFC, Baskin-Robbins, IHOP (and McD's further north), an Italian bakery, a Middle Eastern place, a Latino (Dominican?) place (avoid), and a big Greek diner (Land & Sea -- a few blocks south). While you're in the area, pick up some of the best hamburger you'll ever have at Ben's on 231 St.(free soup bones on Friday if you ask or stock up on UK stuff like bangers and HP sauce). As you might've guessed, i grew up in the area, have eaten at most of these places, and survived. Who says there's nothing to eat in the Bronx??

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    1. re: jellyapple
      Danny Zogott

      Re: Sushi on Riverdale Avenue - Sushikawa, small place, not fancy, but excellent fresh sushi.