Riverdale restaurant week coming Oct. 1-8


Nearly 30 restaurants have teamed up to offer foodies a way to eat their way through the eateries along Riverdale Avenue and other parts of greater Riverdale.

Organized by 4Bronx project and Flexis media, the first annual Riverdale Restaurant Week will take place Oct. 1-8, according to Laura Levine-Pinedo, manager of the Bronx Burger House, who is getting out the word.

“It’s a way to boost our economy and food scene in our neighborhood,” Levine-Pinedo said. “New York and the Bronx have their restaurant weeks, but a lot (of local restaurants) gets looked over.”

As part of the event, participating restaurants pay $100 each. That money is used to pay for the marketing and organizing costs for the event, Levine-Pinedo said.

A beer crawl is set for Oct. 8.

Some of the proceeds from the fee paid by restaurants will be donated to the Friendly Fridge, a project that offers food families who suffer from food insecurity.

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Montefiore doctor earns top honor

The chair of the radiology department at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received the gold medal from the Society of Abdominal Radiology — the organization’s highest honor.

Dr. Judy Yee was one of only three gold medalists named this year.

A Bronx Science graduate, Yee is nationally recognized in radiology, serving as a board member of the Society of Chairs in Academic Radiology Departments and the Association of University Radiologists and was president of the Society of Abdominal Radiology.

She has led an effort to recognize CT colonography as a recommended test by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.

Riverdale restaurant week, Laura Levine-Pinedo, Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Judy Yee,