Melrose Avenue and its extension Webster Avenue form the backbone of the African Bronx. One sweltering afternoon, Brian and I set out to eat in all the African restaurants we could find along a two-mile stretch. Cruising north from the Hub, we spied an awning at 160th Street emblazoned—with pleasing directness—Bronx African Restaurant. Contrasting with the area's burned-out frame houses and weedy lots, the cheery interior featured green-upholstered booths and, plastered on the wall like pelts from a polyester safari, rugs in leopard and... More >>>