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From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity | NY Times

From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity | NY Times

Q&A By JOHN L. DORMAN It’s understandable if it seems as though Marcus Samuelsson never sleeps. The affable New York-based chef and restaurateur, who recharged the Harlem dining scene with his restaurant Red Rooster in 2010, recently opened its first outpost, Red Rooster Shoreditch, along with the taqueria Tienda Roosteria, in London. He now operates […]


36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

36 Hours in Latino New York City | NY Times

Mireya Navarro of the NY Times put together an outstanding piece on her 36 hour romp through Latino NYC. Get this: Latinos in NYC “account for 29 percent of the overall population and for more than half in the Bronx.” She starts off her journey of cultural and culinary exploration in El Barrio and from […]


Say Word: Floridita On 176th & BWAY Is Closed!!!

Say Word: Floridita On 176th & BWAY Is Closed!!!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The other day I was fiending for a Cuban Sandwich, not just any Cuban Sandwich but Uptown’s best Cuban Sandwich. So I was stunned when I stopped by Floridita (4162 Broadway) and saw that it was closed. No, say it ain’t so. I almost cried. Okay, maybe I did. Just a […]


Formerly Vacant Lot In East Harlem Now Serving Great Brazilian Food | Gothamist

Formerly Vacant Lot In East Harlem Now Serving Great Brazilian Food | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch THE VIBE On a pretty but otherwise unremarkable block in East Harlem, a narrow vacant lot, weedy and graffitied, once sat adjoining Ramiro Silos’s Brazilian catering and take-out business, Tapas Bites. This past summer, as reported by DNAInfo, inspiration hit Silos, and over the course of several months he and his crew […]


The Bartender Revolutionizing Uptown NYC Knows How (And Where) to Drink | VinePair

The Bartender Revolutionizing Uptown NYC Knows How (And Where) to Drink | VinePair

BY Nick Hines New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, they know the best bars, the best places to eat, and all the late-night spots. In VinePair’s Night Out series, we speak with some of the top bartenders in the […]


These $2 Cheeseburgers Are Harlem’s Best-Kept Secret | DNAinfo

These $2 Cheeseburgers Are Harlem's Best-Kept Secret | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — The most popular cheeseburgers in the neighborhood cost $2 and come from a cart on Lenox Avenue. Every day at lunch time, a line of people queue up at Mo’s cart for burgers and hot dogs — most of them lured by the smell of freshly grilled patties. “It’s just […]


Buunni Coffee Staycation Update…

Buunni Coffee Staycation Update...

To celebrate their upcoming five-year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee treated their employees to a beach day. Their loyal patrons took over the running of the shop for a few hours. The good folks at CBS New York put together a great segment on the Buunni Coffee Staycation. Check it out below. Related: Buunni […]


Buunni Coffee Gives A New Meaning To Staycation

Buunni Coffee Gives A New Meaning To Staycation

The staff at Buunni Coffee is going from roasting coffees beans to roasting on a beach. To celebrate their upcoming five year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee are treating their employees to a beach day. But they will not close their doors. That’s right, today, August 16th, the dedicated patrons of the community affirming […]


Manhattan cafe owner suing neighbor for tormenting staff and licking spoons | NY Daily News

Manhattan cafe owner suing neighbor for tormenting staff and licking spoons | NY Daily News

BY Stephen Rex Brown Farm to table makes him unstable. The upstairs neighbor of a popular Inwood restaurant has regularly tormented the business for around two years — licking a handful of spoons, changing his Wi-Fi network name to “café plates from the floor” and blasting music with the lyrics “shut the f–k up,” a […]


Washington Heights Is Getting Its Own Food Hall | Eater NY

Washington Heights Is Getting Its Own Food Hall | Eater NY

North End is slated for a fall debut by Melissa McCart The construction for Washington Heights’ North End Food Hall from Sugar Hill Capital Partners is underway, signaled by the soon-to-close pop-up coffee shop that has perched in a 1000 square-foot space at 4300 Broadway at 183rd Street since December. The pop-up from Filtered Coffee, […]


7 Best Bars in Harlem | Urban Matter

7 Best Bars in Harlem | Urban Matter

Although Harlem is a neighborhood that’s rapidly changing, it is and always will be one that is steeped in vibrant culture and history. It’s felt through its residents, landmarks, and businesses, particularly its nightlife scene – one that’s enchanted by its neighborhood’s past. Click below to check out Urban Matter’s picks for the best bars […]


A White Soundtrack in a Black Neighborhood | Eater

A White Soundtrack in a Black Neighborhood | Eater

How a change in the playlist can attract a different clientele by Michael Arceneaux I was drinking my day away at Harlem brunch spot the Grange — ask for a passionfruit Bellini and thank me later — when I looked around and wondered if I had been teleported to Williamsburg. The crowd here in Upper […]


First Look: Seawalk Restaurant

First Look: Seawalk Restaurant

Just in time for summer, the Dyckman Strip just got another upgrade. Opening next Wednesday, June 7 (261 Dyckman Street), Seawalk is dishing out some innovative seafood-focused fare in a seriously swank and sexy space. Helmed by Executive Chef Fernando Mayers, Seawalk boasts a modern seafood menu with a Mediterranean flair and an emphasis on […]


05/10/2017: The Sixth Annual Food & Drink Boulevard

05/10/2017: The Sixth Annual Food & Drink Boulevard

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance (FDBA) will hold its sixth annual Food & Drink Boulevard event along Harlem’s Restaurant Row. Food & Drink Boulevard kicks off the summer in the city and invites local residents and visitors to explore restaurants and bars along the Frederick […]


In Washington Heights, 72-Year-Old Nidia Rivera Has Built an Habichuelas Con Dulce Empire | Remezcla

In Washington Heights, 72-Year-Old Nidia Rivera Has Built an Habichuelas Con Dulce Empire | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón With what seems like a permanent line at 182nd Street and St. Nicholas, it’s obvious that Nidia Rivera’s culinary prowess draws a crowd. And though her skills aren’t exactly a secret, many who frequent her shop may be too busy savoring spoonfuls of her delectable habichuelas con dulce to know how […]


Harlem’s French Renaissance | NY Times

Harlem’s French Renaissance | NY Times

By JOEL DREYFUSS Harlem has long had a romance with France. Well before the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, African-American artists and musicians traveled to France to broaden their artistic vision or to escape the daily oppression of American racism. Not widely known, however, is that the traffic went both ways, with French tourists visiting […]


The Shake Down Pop-Ups Mix Hip-Hop and Craft Cocktails | Edible Manhattan

The Shake Down Pop-Ups Mix Hip-Hop and Craft Cocktails | Edible Manhattan

By Alicia Kennedy Bartenders Jairo Taveras and Robert Nieves wanted to create a party that reflects their lifestyles. It’s not easy to find good cocktails and a good party happening at the same time, in the same place. We almost understand this to be inevitable: If you’re dancing, you’re probably drinking Modelo; if you’re drinking […]


The Edge in Harlem Is a Risk That’s Paying Off | Eater NY

The Edge in Harlem Is a Risk That’s Paying Off | Eater NY

Longtime Harlem residents, the Masters sisters look back on opening a cafe that’s become a community hub by Eater Staff Photography by Jean Schwarzwalder If Zora Neale Hurston​ and Langston Hughes​ were alive today, ​they might be regulars at The Edge in Harlem. The late, great writers attended literary salon parties on the rooftop of […]


Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

Neighborhood Stories: The Market Forces of Washington Heights | Village Voice

By Alexandria Neason When a management company announced last winter that the drugstore chain Walgreens would take over the lease of one of Washington Heights’ major grocery stores, Associated Supermarket on Fort Washington Avenue, neighbors and elected officials rallied and fought back. Their activism was mirrored in nearby Inwood, where residents fought the mayor’s plan […]


A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi White & Chef Marcus Samuelsson on Cooking, Hip-Hop & Julia Child | Billboard

A Tribe Called Quest's Jarobi White & Chef Marcus Samuelsson on Cooking, Hip-Hop & Julia Child | Billboard

by Lang Whitaker Standing in the kitchen of chef Marcus Samuelsson’s music-fueled Harlem eatery Streetbird Rotisserie, A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Jarobi White says, “I’m experiencing serious flashbacks.” As a Notorious B.I.G. beat thumps overhead, Samuelsson, 47, and White, 45, put the finishing touches on honey-yuzu chicken wings and ramen noodles in bird broth. “We both love Japan, […]


Cheesecake for the Soul: A ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Opens | NY Times

Cheesecake for the Soul: A ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Opens | NY Times

By ISAAC OLIVER Picture it: Manhattan, 2017. A crisp Saturday morning. Every table in Rue La Rue Cafe — a new restaurant in Washington Heights dedicated to Rue McClanahan and her hit television series, “The Golden Girls” — was occupied, including one in a replica of the kitchen set from the show. The pumps Ms. […]


Open For Business: Pop + Pour

Open For Business: Pop + Pour

Okay, do yourself a favor and check out Pop + Pour ASAP. The latest edition to the ever popular Dyckman Strip, Pop + Pour (200 Dyckman) exudes a sexy, swank and sophisticated vibe. It also boasts an inventive New American menu created by critically acclaimed Chef Ricardo Cardona that is eclectic and downright delicious. Such […]


San Francisco Street Food in Harlem | The New Yorker

San Francisco Street Food in Harlem | The New Yorker

At Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash, the dishes are quick and easy, and have a sense of humor. By Nicolas Niarchos Over the past sixteen years, Brian Washington-Palmer has overseen the evolution of this corner of Malcolm X Boulevard, at 118th Street. First was Native, his long-standing and much beloved Caribbean-cum-Mediterranean spot. That was followed by La […]


Uptown Eats: Pizza Palace

Uptown Eats: Pizza Palace

BY The Hungry Dominican While I in no way will ever back down from proclaiming two of the BEST pizza spots in the city to be tucked away nice and neatly in the Throggs Neck area of the Bronx (Louie & Ernie’s and Tommy’s Pizza), there is one place in particular that stands above the […]

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