Allerton Ave. International Food Festival Offers Summer Fun

Cooking contest judges Gary Axelbank, ThisistheBronX.info founder and chef John Denizard (r) deliberated on contestants Chen Huang (2nd from l) and Frank Lin’s meals.
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Allerton residents satisfied their craving for summer fun and delicious ethnic food at a time honored neighborhood celebration. The Allerton Avenue International Merchants Association, Allerton Avenue Homeowners and Tenants Association, council members Ritchie Torres and Mark Gjonaj, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez and senators Jeff Klein and Jamaal Bailey in conjunction with MAS Productions hosted the 11th annual Allerton Avenue International Food Festival on Saturday, August 25 at Allerton Avenue between Barnes and Wallace avenues.

Councilman Gjonaj and Assemblywoman Fernandez had a great time at this year’s festival.
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Julio Rodriguez and Raquel Fernandez grooved to the music.
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(l-r) Kimberly Balbuena; Gene De Francis, AIM founder; Councilman Gjonaj, Bharati Kemraj, Bharati Dance Academy founder; Andrea Siegel, 80th Assembly Female District leader and Varahn Chamblee, AIM president welcomed everyone to the party!
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Allerton Avenue International Merchants Association members Larry Mauriello (back, l) and Veronica Castro (back, r) with (front, l-r) Allerton Avenue Tenants and Homeowners Association members Joe Menta, John Pucci and Frink Tirabasso.
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Alex Gonzalez carved flame-cooked pork for hungry festival goers.
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