Food History of Arthur Ave. Panel Recap

Thursday, the Museum of Food and Drink hosted a panel on the food history of Arthur Avenue featuring Chris Borgatti of Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles, David Greco of The Original Arthur Avenue Italian Deli (AKA Mike’s Deli), Carmela Lucciola of Egidio Pastry Shop,Vera and Pietro Terranova of Terranova Bakery, and Angel Hernandez the Education Coordinator at the Bronx County Historical Society, moderated by  Rocco Marinaccio, PhD, Professor of English at Manhattan College.

Taking place at the beautiful Amazing Space on 187th St., the owners shared the origin stories of each of their businesses, which have been passed down from generation to generation. Though each had a unique perspective to bring to the table, they all emphasized the importance of creating quality products that keep people coming back for more.

Afterward, we all got to chow down on food from the panelists’ businesses as well as the Teitel Brothers. I couldn’t have spent my evening in a better way – sipping wine, munching on bread, pasta, cheese, and topping it all off with fresh cannoli.

Amazing Spacebread

Join the Museum of Food and Drink for a Conversation on the Food History of Little Italy

It’s no secret that Arthur Avenue is one of the top food destinations in the Bronx. With so many places to choose from, you’re never at a loss for some delicious Italian fare. This Thursday, June 9, 2016, the Museum of Food and Drink is hosting Arthur Avenue: Small Town Charm, Big City Appetite, a conversation about the food history of Arthur Avenue. Taking place in Amazing Space, the panel will be moderated by Dr. Rocco Marinaccio of Manhattan College and include Angel Hernandez of the Bronx County Historical Society, plus local business owners David Greco of Mike’s Deli, Gil Teitel of Teitel Brothers, and Vera Terranova of Terranova Bakery.  After the talk, there will be a tasting from the local restaurants. Yum! (Reasonably priced!) Tickets can be purchased online here.