Arthur Avenue, the Little Italy of the Bronx, has created a line of food products to help promote and sustain the venerable neighborhood, also called Belmont. Among the products the local business improvement district has introduced are pasta sauces made by Summer Garden Food, using simple, honest ingredients. Especially notable is the cherry tomato marinara. They are now sold nationally. Bags of new and excellent dried potato gnocchi will be available this summer at amazon.com and in stores.
Little Italy in the Bronx sauce, $6.99 in local stores, $28.99 for three 24-ounce jars of tomato-based sauces (15-ounces for the Alfredo variety) at amazon.com; information on the stores is at littleitalybronxsauce.com.