Posts Tagged ‘Food’

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 […]


The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame | NY Times

The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame | NY Times

By Eli Rosenberg The chopped cheese is a New York success story — with a somewhat charged twist. The sandwich, also called a chop cheese — ground beef with onions, topped by melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomatoes and condiments on a hero roll — has long been a staple of bodegas in Harlem […]


A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem | Eater NY

A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem | Eater NY

By Robert Sietsema Before 1900, East Harlem was largely German. But by the First World War, southern European immigrants had come to dominate, so that the area became known as Italian Harlem. Its most famous resident was Fiorello LaGuardia. Within 40 years or so, the Italians had been largely supplanted by Puerto Ricans, and then […]


06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

06/18/16: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Pop + Shop

The Sweet Spot Festival will be celebrating the opening of the 2016 Sugar Hill Green Market season with Grow NYC Sweet Spot POP + SHOP June 18th, 2016 from 10AM- 5PM Tunes by DJ Olivia Dope + KEEYS Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling 898 St.Nicholas Ave ( A w 155 St) Craft […]


05/21/16: The Sweet Spot Festival + Okay Africa Present ELECTRAFRIQUE

05/21/16: The Sweet Spot Festival + Okay Africa Present ELECTRAFRIQUE

Sweet Spot Festival + OKAY AFRICA present ELECTRAFRIQUE #Harlem MAY 21, 2016 from 2-9PM Solomon And Kuff (2331 12th Ave) w/ RICH MEDINA, DJ UNDERDOG & NATIVE SUN It’s FREE community affair! Bring the family out for a day of great music, dance, Food & Artisan Vendors, Kids Art Workshops, Free Yoga & SO much […]


Central Harlem’s soul stays alive through the city’s changing times | am New York

Central Harlem's soul stays alive through the city’s changing times | am New York

By John Ambrosio Residents in Central Harlem are working together to protect the neighborhood’s soul through its changing times. The sense of community in the area is visible: Residents stop along the double-wide avenues to converse with neighbors and hang out together on their stoops. Locals have a fondness for the nabe’s mom-and-pop shops and […]


Harlem is shaking up its food scene |NY Post

Harlem is shaking up its food scene |NY Post

By Joshua David Stein Though the automatic doors of Whole Foods won’t silently swish open until the end of the year at the very earliest, according to spokesman Michael Sinatra, Harlem is already preparing itself for the arrival of the bougie supermarket behemoth. When the chain opens its eleventh location in New York City, on […]


Uptown Video: NYC Eat – LoLo’s Seafood Shack

Uptown Video: NYC Eat - LoLo's Seafood Shack

Lolo’s Seafood Shack has a knack for delivering authentic Caribbean food with it’s own unique flair. Click below for a great video on the establishment.


The Essential Guide to Washington Heights | am New York

The Essential Guide to Washington Heights | am New York

By Danielle Valente Real estate prices aren’t the only thing booming in uptown Manhattan right now — so is the Washington Heights art scene. From independent shops to non-profit organizations, the area is bursting with civic-minded creative types. “There are a lot of really engaged people up here — as there should be in any […]


Uptown Video: My Washington Heights – A Guided Tour

Uptown Video: My Washington Heights - A Guided Tour

The good folks at Brick Underground TV take you on a guided tour of Washington Heights with lifelong Washington Heights resident Dennis Golin as the funny and knowledgeable tour guide. From the United Palace, to the Cloisters, to the Shabazz Center and many places in between, the video does a stand up job of properly […]


En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Mamajuana

En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Mamajuana

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For the latest installment of En Tu Esquina Con Ford we had to hit up Mamajuana because of their role as a pioneer in the new Uptown dining scene. Truth be told, Mamajuana changed the Uptown restaurant landscape forever. Before there was such a thing as the Dyckman strip, there was […]


Spread Love: #WHIN & DINE

Spread Love: #WHIN & DINE

Once again it’s on… You have until November 20th to take part in the official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE. This is your chance to indulge in a 3 course prix fix dinner for $26.95 at a whole host of awesome Uptown restaurants. You know the motto, Spread love it’s […]


En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Mamasushi

En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Mamasushi

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) What do you get when you combine Latino cuisine with Japanese cuisine? The answer is Mamasushi. Mamasushi is belting out some serious delicious sushi with Latino flair. Mamasushi is my newest obsession. While they serve traditional sushi rolls the ones that I am addicted to are the ones that boast Latino […]


Ice-Pop Molds That Contained Walter Youngblood’s Enthusiasm | NY Times

Ice-Pop Molds That Contained Walter Youngblood’s Enthusiasm | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN “I call it the cut-and-paste apartment,” Walter Youngblood, an artist and ice-cream man, said of the fourth-floor walk-up in East Harlem where he’s lived for 20 years. He bartered a painting for the stove and rescued the bashed-in mini-chandelier from the trash. It hangs in the kitchen, which has colonized half the […]


9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

9/9/15: The Sweet Spot Festival Presents Time is Illmatic

Soak up the sweet last days of summer with a free movie screening of NAS: Time is iLLmatic SEPTEMBER 9th, 2015 Morningside Park Upper Lawn 113th St. & Morningside Drive Music by OP! at 6:30 Movie Screening at 8pmBring your friends + family, lawn chairs + blankets Come early and get your SWEET spot! Presented […]


8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

8/1/2015: The Sweet Spot Festival Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day

The Sweet Spot Festival, LargeUp and the Rice & Peas Massive bring you The 3rd Annual Jamaican Indepen-DANCE Reggae Fete! AUGUST 1st, from 2-9PM West Harlem Pier MAX GLAZER + DJ GRAVY ORIJAHNAL VIBES + MICRO DON AUTOGRAPH + HERBERT HOLLER Selecting, Dancing & Art for the little ones, Dance Hall workshops Food, Vintage & Artisan […]


5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

5/31/15: The Sweet Spot Festival

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Time to #WHIN & DINE | Manhattan Times

Time to #WHIN & DINE | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Uptown foodies have reason to raise a glass — the official Washington Heights and Inwood Restaurant Week, dubbed #WHIN & DINE, will soon be back. At participating restaurants on Mondays through Fridays between April 6 and April 24, diners can sample the best eats northern Manhattan has to offer at discounted […]


Save The Date: Washington Heights & Inwood Restaurant Week – April 6 Thru April 24th

Save The Date: Washington Heights & Inwood Restaurant Week - April 6 Thru April 24th

Once again it’s on… The official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE, will go down April 6th thru April 24th. This is your chance to indulge in a 3 course prix fix dinner for $26.95 at a whole host of awesome Uptown restaurants. You know the motto, Spread love it’s the […]


Uptown Video: What’s Eating Harlem Episode 13

Uptown Video: What’s Eating Harlem Episode 13


LoLo’s Seafood Shack in Harlem | NY Times

LoLo’s Seafood Shack in Harlem | NY Times

By LIGAYA MISHAN There is no grill on a sawed-off oil drum, no lick of breeze or view of the sea in sun-shocked blue. But behind the frosted windows of LoLo’s Seafood Shack, which opened in Harlem in October, the extemporaneous spirit of the lolo — the kind of open-air barbecue joint found on the […]


Review: South African restaurant Madiba Harlem gets 4 stars | NY Daily News

Review: South African restaurant Madiba Harlem gets 4 stars | NY Daily News

BY Michael Kaminer  | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS I met the Koeksisters the other night. A little dense, but sweet, with cute braids. Couldn’t help it; we finished them off. The Koeksisters — syrup-soaked doughnuts that resemble mini-challahs — topped off my introduction to South African food at Madiba, which opened last month inside Harlem’s […]

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