Many New Yorkers have visited Arthur Avenue, maybe had a good restaurant meal, but felt a little lost. They saw long lines outside the shops and wondered what people were buying. And with so many options, it can be confusing to know what's best at which shop. Tourists might feel completely intimidated to explore the Bronx.
Arthur Avenue Food Tours was created by husband-and-wife team Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani. Danielle's great-grandfather moved from Naples, Italy to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx where he opened up a baccalá shop. After World War II, John Oteri turned the store into a butcher shop when it later served as the set for the Academy Award winning film "Marty."
Danielle is an art historian and writer whose work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Gothamist, NPR and. Roads & Kingdoms. Christian is an Italian wine expert who served on the team at Michelin-starred restaurant Del Posto and was lead sommelier at Tarry Lodge where his wine list won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.