Category: FOOD / DRINK

Garden Party in Harlem

Garden Party in Harlem

August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Comes to Harlem

Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Comes to Harlem

“TRY this,” Marcus Samuelsson said, cramming a fragrant morsel of fried chicken into his guest’s mouth. “Good, right?” Mr. Samuelsson, 39, the chef who first made his name at Aquavit, was at home with his wife, the model Gate Haile, testing recipes for his new restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, which is to open in the [...]

February 20, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Z’Novia — Soul Food with a Healthy Twist

Z’Novia — Soul Food with a Healthy Twist

Z’Novia is a new innovative and conscious southern cuisine restaurant on the Grand Concourse. They offer “healthy”,  savory soul food while the sounds of R & B, Jazz, and Latin music play in the background. Their “healthy” soul food dishes and desserts include succulent ribs, mouthwatering free-range chicken, tasty appetizers and fresh wild salmon. All [...]

August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Chimney BBQ and Sushi Bar Opens in East Harlem This Friday

Chimney BBQ and Sushi Bar Opens in East Harlem This Friday

Immersed in nostalgia while blasting into the future, the new Chimney BBQ & Sushi Bar is East Harlem’s newest haunt for dining, drinking and lounging. A double level room complete with a full service bar, its exotic menu features a French/Asian Fusion of food served on the elegantly laid out main level while the MILK [...]

July 21, 2009 | 2 Comments More
NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

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July 12, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

On June 12, 2009, Gospel Uptown (GU) Harlem’s new entertainment and dining destination opened its doors at 2110 Seventh Ave between 125th & 126th Streets. The restaurant’s website says that it offers a healthful Soul Fusion menu which “ventures beyond familiar soul and neo-soul offerings to create an array of choices transcending the traditional Southern [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Real Men Cook Celebrates 20 Years of Father’s Day Tradition

Real Men Cook Celebrates 20 Years of Father’s Day Tradition

Real Men Cook is a Father’s Day family celebration where men from leading cities serve their specialty dishes for attendees. The Real Men Cook event features amateur volunteer cooks, cooks from local restaurants and celebrities. Proceeds from the event go to local charities.

June 7, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

La Marqueta is a marketplace under the Metro North railway tracks between 111th Street and 116th Street on Park Avenue in East Harlem. During the 1950s and 1960s, over 500 vendors operated out of La Marqueta, and it was an important social and economic venue for Latinos in New York. The market was originally an [...]

June 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Latino Differences Muted in Sotomayor Celebration

Latino Differences Muted in Sotomayor Celebration

Over the past 20 years, Jorge Ayala has seen the transformation here in “El Barrio”: abandoned storefronts turned into chain stores, public schools became bilingual, Mexicans moved in next to Puerto Ricans, and Spanish Harlem changed from ghetto into destination. The change in Ayala’s neighborhood reflects the growth of Latinos in America, who celebrated a [...]

June 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Billie’s Black Soul Food in Harlem

Billie’s Black Soul Food in Harlem

May 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Fresh — Screening and Panel Discussion

Fresh — Screening and Panel Discussion

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, the Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, [...]

May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Heights’ Harlem Hot Spots

Harlem Heights’ Harlem Hot Spots

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about BET’s Harlem Heights. We also introduced Briana, Ashlie and Landon, three of the cast members. Since then, there’s been a premiere at the Apollo with a fabulous gift bag, rave reviews by some and not so kind words from others. Like the show or not, it [...]

April 7, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Jamaican and Caribbean Food Around Harlem and Around NYC

Jamaican and Caribbean Food Around Harlem and Around NYC

I was having a conversation today and I mentioned that I was having curry chicken for lunch. Asian style, not the Caribbean kind. I recently discovered it and I like it a lot because it’s very flavorful but also very light. The Asian curry chicken that I eat has lots of veggies with chicken breast. [...]

March 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Raw Soul — Healthy Vegan / Vegetarian Eating in Harlem

Raw Soul — Healthy Vegan / Vegetarian Eating in Harlem

Raw Vegetarian Pizza *** Near the corner of 145th and St. Nicholas, smack dab in the middle of Harlem’s Sugar Hill, there’s a Dunkin Donuts, Famous Fish (really, they’re famous) with its line of people stretching down the block and a couple of other typical Harlem take out spots. Then, there’s Raw Soul, an all [...]

March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
West Harlem CSA Brings Organic Food to Harlem

West Harlem CSA Brings Organic Food to Harlem

The West Harlem CSA provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. They work to provide healthier food choices for West Harlem residents where options are limited and many budgets are constrained. What is CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a partnership between a community and a farm. The farmer gets a guaranteed [...]

March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Urban Cuisine from Harlem with Marcus Samuelsson on BET J

Urban Cuisine from Harlem with Marcus Samuelsson on BET J

Urban Cuisine with Marcus Samuelsson is about flavor, spice and everything nice in Harlem: food, lifestyles, music, celebrities, culture — all wrapped up in a dynamic half hour of how to, who did it, what for, and that’s so tasty. Join Marcus as he shines the spotlight on African, Caribbean and American dishes while chatting [...]

March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Latin Flavor on a Plate – La Fonda Boricua

Latin Flavor on a Plate – La Fonda Boricua

After passing several Spanish food restaurants, a bakery or two, a brand spanking-new diner one may not recognize, you continue on your trek up Lexington Avenue. Your destination is a neighborhood staple called La Fonda Boricua. As someone more familiar with the westside of Harlem than the east, I learned about La Fonda Boricua, again, [...]

October 22, 2008 | 4 Comments More
A Look Back — Sweet Tooth Wednesdays at Moca Lounge

A Look Back — Sweet Tooth Wednesdays at Moca Lounge

I don’t spend enuff time in my own hood, so after Jazmine Sullivan, I headed uptown to Moca Lounge (2210 Frederick Douglass Ave. @ 119th St.). My boy Dre had been raving about this spot, so I figured I would check it out while I was still out.

October 2, 2008 | 0 Comments More