Harlem’s Blujeen offers great comfort food and no duds | NY Daily News

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Blujeen chef Lance Knowling.

Blujeen chef Lance Knowling.

Lance Knowling knows where his biscuits are buttered.

The Kansas City-born chef pays homage to the women who inspired his culinary career, and does them proud, at Blujeen, whose very name evokes the spirit of the place: a hip take on something sturdy and traditional.

The restaurant’s accomplished blend of soul food and upscale comfort fare is a homecoming of sorts for Knowling, who apprenticed in Texas and climbed the restaurant rungs in the tristate area (Butterfield 81 with Tom Valenti, Indigo Smoke, Park Ave. Club). One of his latest high-profile gigs was cooking for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.

His Harlem spot, near the busy corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 116th St., manages the neat trick of marrying industrial and homey with exposed venting in the ceiling and rustic hutches along the walls. Paintings courtesy of his mom and friends, including a dominant portrait of John Coltrane, lend a modern vibe.

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Juan Camilo Makes Sure Dyckman Beer Measures Up | NY Times

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The first place Juan J. Camilo, the founder of Dyckman Beer Company, attempted to make beer was in the “concise” (as he puts it) kitchen of his one-bedroom co-op in the South Bronx.

“It didn’t ferment properly,” he said. His starter home-brewing kit lacked a floating hydrometer, a device that measures the gravity, or density, of a liquid — in the case of beer, the amount of sugar in the fermenting mixture that has not yet been converted by yeast into alcohol and carbon dioxide. This enables the brewer to estimate the A.B.V. (alcohol by volume) of the beer in progress and adjust accordingly.

Mr. Camilo, 29, who was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Washington Heights and the Bronx, has made sure to have a hydrometer on hand ever since. “You learn by doing,” he said.

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8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

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History will be made this Sunday. The newly re-opened High Bridge will be transformed into a next-generation runway showing off the designs of Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. There will also be a clothing swap boutique for anyone looking to swap their gently used clothing. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature independent designers whose purpose is to inspire and create awareness around the issues of Eco-friendly fashion and how to empower its sustainability as a lifestyle.

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