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Bronx Eats: A Mighty But Disappointing Sandwich At Mike's Deli, Arthur Avenue

One thing you can say Mike's has going for them is an enormous variety of sandwiches, clocking in at over 50. A promising one, the King David, advertised soppresata with "chunks of Parmesan," roasted red bell peppers peppers, and basil. My order provoked a timid acknowledgement of approval: "That's a big breakfast. It's a good way to start the week." It's big, alright. But big doesn't always mean great. More

Where To Eat Near The Bronx Zoo

When it comes to the Bronx, everyone talks about Arthur Avenue. But few know that there are some tasty options for munching near the Bronx Zoo—aside from the standard, often underwhelming Italian-American sit-downs over in Fordham-Belmont. From roti in Allerton to Albanian burek on Arthur Avenue and Yemeni food in Van Nest, there are plenty of interesting options. So if you're heading up to the Bronx to hang with the gorillas and the giraffes this summer, make sure to check out our guide to what's worth eating close by first. More

Date Night: Roberto's

What makes an old-school, family-centric restaurant good for a couple is its very sense of familiarity. Perhaps you grew up with a go-to family spot, one where you celebrated practically every milestone you can remember. Or perhaps you'd like to find such a spot with a current paramour, where you might even take your own kids one day. For plenty of diners, Roberto's is just that kind of establishment, consistent and comfortable, a place to pass down. More

Burek at Tony & Tina's, the Bronx

While their pizza should be avoided, Tony and Tina's excellent burek should be on your agenda next time you hit Arthur Avenue. Local businessmen Nine and Nike Khatazi have owned the Pizzeria for 6 years. Like a growing number of Italian restaurant and pizzeria owners, the Khatazis are Albanian, a result of cultural affinity and, for many, years spent in Italian refugee camps. More

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