Posts Tagged ‘Foodies’

This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

This Uptown Urban Farm Is Growing Career Opportunities for Kids Throughout the City | Edible Manhattan

By Sarah McColl Photos by Corinne Singer Up the street from the Apollo Theater, a lot on West 134th Street was once home to prowling neighborhood cats, abandoned engine parts and men playing dominos. With the vision of founder Tony Hillery, the kids of Harlem Grown’s youth farm, a truckload of soil from Home Depot […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Eating Along the A Line: In Inwood, it’s Darling Coffee, Piper’s Kilt, or G’s Coffee | NY Daily News

Eating Along the A Line: In Inwood, it's Darling Coffee, Piper's Kilt, or G's Coffee | NY Daily News

BY Rachel Wharton | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The last stop on the A train is the Inwood-207th St. station, at the northern tip of Manhattan. Loaded with parkland and regal apartment buildings, Inwood now draws plenty of newcomers. Here’s where to taste the neighborhood’s past, present and future. Non stop mom and pop Nichole […]


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


Uptown Video: What’s Eating Harlem Episode 4

Uptown Video: What’s Eating Harlem Episode 4

What’s Eating Harlem airs every Thursday at 10PM on the NYC Life Channel.


Uptown Video: What’s Eating Harlem Premiere Episode

Uptown Video: What's Eating Harlem Premiere Episode


At Harlem Shambles, The Meat is Worth the Trip | Edible Manhattan

At Harlem Shambles, The Meat is Worth the Trip | Edible Manhattan

By Regina Schrambling We are living in the age of the destination meat market. Along with Dickson’s in the Chelsea Market and Heritage in the Essex Street Market, Harlem Shambles is, as Michelin would put it, vaut le voyage. Just walking into the shop, past the Slow Food snail on the door, is a trip. […]


Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up | Edible Manhattan

By Carrington Morris The March day before explosions shook East Harlem, Dimitri Gatanas, proprietor of the Urban Garden Center on Park Avenue from 116th to 118th, said, “everybody is subject to things, and obstacles and destruction and happiness and good things. We just have to learn how to deal with them, that’s it.” The following […]


Vegan Soul Food Restaurant Gives Harlem Diners Healthier Options | DNAinfo

Vegan Soul Food Restaurant Gives Harlem Diners Healthier Options | DNAinfo

By Jeff Mays HARLEM — When she told friends that she was planning to set up shop in Harlem to sell vegan food, some people told Brenda Beener that she was making a poor business decision. “I heard about how bland vegan food was,” said Beener, 60, who hasn’t eaten meat in almost 25 years. […]


Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that’s strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

Italian restaurant racing into Washington Heights with logo that's strikingly similar to Ferrari | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Whoa nellie! A new Italian restaurant is racing into Washington Heights with a sports car theme — but its logo, deeply reminiscent of Ferrari’s, has prompted a lightning fast double-take. Maranello Restaurant & Lounge, a nod to the Northern Italian hamlet where the Ferrari has been […]


#WHIN & DINE Kicks Off Today…

#WHIN & DINE Kicks Off Today...

It’s officially on people. The official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE, kicks off today so get to exploring Uptown’s many culinary treasures. #WHIN & DINE runs until May 23rd and boasts a 3 course prix fix dinner for $26.95 at a plethora of awesome Uptown restaurants. And yes there is […]


11 Foods You’re Missing Out On In Washington Heights And Inwood | BuzzFeed

11 Foods You're Missing Out On In Washington Heights And Inwood | BuzzFeed

There’s no shortage of tacos or tamales in New York, but when’s the last time you had a heaping plate of mangu or a slice of bizcocho Dominicano? For a full self-guided food and historical tour of Washington Heights and Inwood, click here. 1. Dominican Sushi from MamaSushi myri_liz / Via instagram.com MamaSushi stuffs their […]

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