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The Bronx Salad Available at Seven Bronx Eateries During NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018

The Bronx Salad Available at Seven Bronx Eateries During NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018

New York, NY (February 5, 2018) — The Bronx Salad is now available at seven Bronx eateries during NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018 through February 9. Launched in the Bronx in 2016, The Bronx Salad is part of the Healthy Restaurant Initiative, a collaboration between the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH Coalition, South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO), and the United Business Cooperative (UBC). The Bronx Salad and its signature dressing have received unanimous praise from over 1,000 Bronxites. Made with simple, fresh ingredients, the dressing includes the famous Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce, created by acclaimed Chef King Phojanakong, using peppers grown at more than 40 Bronx greenmarket farms and community gardens.

Bronx Health REACH Director Charmaine Ruddock remarked, “The Bronx Salad represents the rich culinary diversity of the Bronx and is a delicious and healthy way to get more Bronx residents to eat healthier. We welcome the five new eateries that will be offering The Bronx Salad during NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018, and are aiming to have a total of twenty Bronx eateries serving the salad by the end of the year.”

Henry Obispo, President of the United Business Cooperative remarked, “The Healthy Restaurant Initiative, which The Bronx Salad is a part of, is focused on creating solutions to the health disparities that have plagued our beloved borough for decades. This initiative serves to not only encourage the community to adopt healthier eating habits, but also highlights and promotes local Bronx eateries and their owners, who are pillars of their communities and have a stake in the health of Bronx residents.”

Steven Brown, President & CEO of SoBRO stated, “SoBRO is proud to support local Bronx eateries and the promotion of better health for all Bronxites. The Bronx Salad is the culmination of years of hard work fostering a healthier Bronx, and we urge everyone to try The Bronx Salad at one of the many eateries participating in the initiative during NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018 and beyond.”

The Bronx Salad is available at the following Bronx locations during NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018:

Bronx Tavern 780 East 133rd Street, Bronx, NY 10454
Da Boogiedown Caffe 555 Bergen Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455
Fine Fare Supermarket 459 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Mottley Kitchen 402 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY 10454
NY Bagel Cafe & Deli 53 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10454
Porto Salvo 424 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
XM Cafe at the Bronx Museum 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456

To date The Bronx Salad has been offered in several Bronx eateries and has been served to over 500 people at public events in the Bronx such as Boogie on the Boulevard. Initially planned as part of a healthy menu initiative with local eateries, The Bronx Salad has expanded beyond restaurants and is now served at schools and after school programs. BronxWorks has served The Bronx Salad to over 600 people in their children, teen, and adult programs, and The Bronx Salad Toolkit for Schools has been given out to fifteen schools in the South Bronx. Five of those schools have grown and harvested some of the ingredients for the salad.

The Healthy Restaurant Initiative is part of “Not62 – The Campaign for a Healthy Bronx,” a response to the Bronx being ranked 62 out of the 62 counties in New York State by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Ranking Report since 2009.