If you've been meaning to explore the food and drink scene in the Bronx, now is the time to do it.

Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week kicked off Monday with a slew of restaurants in the Boogie Down borough offering up either prix fixe menus or deals like 15 percent off your check at lunch or dinner.

Need an excuse to visit the iconic Arthur Avenue? Check out the Bronx Beer Hall, right in the middle of the bustling Arthur Avenue Retail Market that's home to tons of Italian specialties. Want to check out a quieter, post-beach-season City Island? Archie's Tap and Table, Artie's Steak and Seafood and Bistro SK are all participating. Craving old-school Italian? Grab a three-course meal at Patsy's Pizzeria in Morris Park. If you're more interested in booze, visit Bronx Brewery for $1 off pints and discounts on beer to go.

The event, sponsored by the Bronx Tourism Council, runs from Nov. 7 through Nov. 18. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit their website.