Klein & Gjonaj Host 9th Annual Allerton Ave International Food Festival

(l-r) Gene DeFrancis, Allerton International Merchants Association director, 1st place winner Lotus Flame Restaurant’s Jennifer Garib, judge Chef John Denizard and 2nd place winner Mama Rosa.
Photo by Miriam Quin

An annual international food festival served up the best culturally diverse dishes the Bronx has to offer. Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj hosted the ninth annual Allerton Avenue International Food Festival on Saturday, July 16 at Allerton and Barnes avenues. The celebration featured a food tasting competition; live musical performances by Jumpin’ Dragons and Gene DiNapoli and several family-friendly activities such as face painting, bounce houses and hayrides. (Above left) Guests satisfied their tast buds with several delectable treats such as Antojitos tacos del pastor. (Above right) Senator Klein and Assemblyman Gjonaj had fun hosting the annual international food show.Photo by Miriam Quin

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