Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Dining’

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 […]


Are You The Next Mr. Or Miss Harlem Shake?

Are You The Next Mr. Or Miss Harlem Shake?

Oh snap, it’s that time of the year again. The good folks at Harlem Shake are accepting applications to be the new face of Harlem Shake. To sweeten the deal the winner will be given fame, fortune and feast. That’s right, the winner will ride in the Harlem Shake African American Day Float and their […]


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, […]


Marcus Samuelsson Dishes on How to Eat Harlem | Saveur

Marcus Samuelsson Dishes on How to Eat Harlem | Saveur

The chef’s new cookbook is really a celebration of one of America’s most iconic communities By Dan Q. Dao Even if you had never seen an episode of the Food Network’s Chopped or dined at one of his 11 restaurants worldwide, there’s still a good chance Marcus Samuelsson would still capture your attention. In a […]


11 Glamorous Restaurants That Show How Locals Live in Inwood, Manhattan | The Exception

11 Glamorous Restaurants That Show How Locals Live in Inwood, Manhattan | The Exception

Inwood, Manhattan is brimming with the most pleasant restaurants for millennials, centennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers. Good people from all generations can find their food here. Local New Yorkers have been posting delicious stories on LinkedIn from the following restaurants. The hype is reaching epic proportions as new cafes and saloons pop up constantly […]


Review: ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’ Is a Homage to Modern Harlem | NY Times

Review: ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’ Is a Homage to Modern Harlem | NY Times

Cookbooks By EMILY WEINSTEIN When the Obamas visited Red Rooster Harlem in 2011 for a fund-raising dinner, the chef Marcus Samuelsson served them braised short ribs, lobster salad and his cornbread with honey butter. And to the crowds who gathered outside to see the nation’s first African-American president, he passed out coffee and doughnuts. He […]


Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his African and Swedish roots to Harlem | CT Post

Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his African and Swedish roots to Harlem | CT Post

By Joel Lang Most of the menu Marcus Samuelsson is planning for his Sept. 24 VIP dinner at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is made up of signature dishes from his famed Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem, N.Y. The main course will be Whole Fried Yardbird Royale accompanied by family-style servings of mac and […]


All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

By TEJAL RAO “Africa has been totally misunderstood,” said Doughba Caranda-Martin III, the owner of a tea shop in Harlem. “We have so many complex flavors and delicacies, and I want to investigate all of them.” Yes, all of them. At Serengeti Kitchen, the restaurant he plans to open on 125th Street in early November, […]


At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan On one side lie eggs scrambled with lox over a drape of injera, the sour, springy Ethiopian flatbread as thin and pliant as a crepe and perforated like coral. On the other side, challah French toast, its egg coating spiked with awaze, a meld of earthy-hot berbere and tej, or Ethiopian honey […]


Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

Here Stays the Neighborhood: In Washington Heights, Bodega Pizza Spins Thin-Crust Pies | Village Voice

By Zachary Feldman Among the tags, sketches, and declarations of love permanently scrawled in Sharpie on Bodega Pizza’s bathroom walls, one customer’s optimistic sentiment reads, “This proves that gentrification comes & goes but culture remains forever.” It’s a contemplative assessment of the lively pie parlor, a longtime dream of Washington Heights resident Jose Morales. Until […]


Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

Bodega Pizza In Washington Heights Fires Up Great Pies | Gothamist

by Scott Lynch THE VIBE Heading up to 190th Street on the A train, my fear was that Bodega Pizza, brand new in Washington Heights, would be one of those gimmicky restaurants that cater to a neighborhood’s newcomers, while hiding behind an homage of sorts in the misguided hope of gaining a little street cred […]


The Harlem Whiskey Festival – A Q&A With Ron Williams

The Harlem Whiskey Festival - A Q&A With Ron Williams

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Harlem has always exuded cutting edge cool. While whiskey has a long history in Harlem it took entrepreneur Ron Williams to create the Harlem Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a 2-day, next-level whiskey experience. The festival kicks off on July 13th at Sofrito with an […]


B & K French Cuisine Brings Paris to Harlem | NY Times

B & K French Cuisine Brings Paris to Harlem | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan Among the city’s million unseen threads, this one starts at B & K French Cuisine, a tiny Harlem counter with a few metal stools and a kitchen bereft of gas, and leads across the ocean to Restaurant Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée Paris, where the ceiling rains down Swarovski crystals. There, […]


Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Save the Date: July 12th & 13th – The Harlem Whiskey Festival

Harlem is the eternal capital of cool. So it only fitting that Harlem now has its own Whiskey Festival. On its 2nd year, the Harlem Whiskey Festival is a two day Whisky experience that is all about celebrating the cutting edge cool, sophistication and uniqueness that has always drawn people to Harlem. Started by visionary […]


Harlem’s Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

Harlem's Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

By Madina Papadopoulos Blink for too long in New York, and when you reopen your eyes, you might find a different city. So much constant flux on one small island inevitably alters the way a city looks, sounds, and tastes. But what is gained in progress is often lost in culture. Long-time locals bemoan New […]


Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

BY Jay Rayner A walk through Harlem at dusk with Marcus Samuelsson is less gentle stroll than royal procession. The chef may be wearing a flat cap, pulled down over his eyes, and a dark jacket, but they all know who he is out here north of Manhattan’s 110th Street. And they want him to […]


How Harlem’s fried chicken and mac n’ cheese changed my life | CNBC

How Harlem's fried chicken and mac n' cheese changed my life | CNBC

BY Marcus Samuelsson I’ve always used my curiosity as a compass. Before I lived in Harlem, I used to ride my bike there to soak in the vibe. There was something different about uptown that I didn’t feel in other parts of the city. This part of town was totally different from midtown where I […]


Harlem’s 2nd Renaissance: Restaurants that Match its Jazz Legend | USA Today

Harlem's 2nd Renaissance: Restaurants that Match its Jazz Legend | USA Today

By Maria Lisella Once described as the community that gave “cool” an address, Harlem is home to cultural and now culinary legends. Passions run high in Harlem as do stylish surroundings, warm welcomes, earthy and innovative menus – attributes that could apply to all the members of this list. Its locals have deep roots and pride […]


Chaiwali, an Indian Restaurant That Feels Like Home | NY Times

Chaiwali, an Indian Restaurant That Feels Like Home | NY Times

By PETE WELLS Greeting us when we walked into Chaiwali, the Indian restaurant she runs on the first two floors of her brownstone in Harlem, Anita Trehan had two tables to offer. All the others were taken. It was a busy Friday night. “I have this long wood table here,” she said. “Or,” she continued, […]


Favorite Bites in Washington Heights with Tampopo Ramen Owner Josh Frank | Village Voice

Favorite Bites in Washington Heights with Tampopo Ramen Owner Josh Frank | Village Voice

By Jacqueline Raposo Four months ago, New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood got its first ramen shop — Tampopo Ramen (1 Bennett Avenue; 212-923-0575). The owners aren’t quite whom you might expect to bring onigiri rice balls or donburi bowls to the historically Dominican neighborhood that flanks the George Washington Bridge, but sometimes inspiration comes from […]


Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem | NY City Lens

By Natasa Bansagi A financial adviser and a biomedical engineer may seem like unlikely co-founders of a juice business. But dig a little into their roots and it makes total sense. Mohammed and Ibrahima (Rahim) Diallo grew up drinking a West African ginger juice in Guinea. In West Africa, and in America, finding a consistent […]


Neighborhood Eats: What happens when Dominican food meets sushi? | 7online

Neighborhood Eats: What happens when Dominican food meets sushi? | 7online

BY Lauren Glassberg The owners of ‘Mamasushi’ say the restaurant in Inwood needed a Japanese restaurant, with a focus on sushi, but they wanted to make it approachable to the large Dominican and Latin American residents in the area. The result? Mamasushi, located at 237 Dyckman Street in Inwood. It’s called a ‘Hot Mama Roll’ […]


Neighborhood Eats: ‘Chaiwali’ in Harlem serving up crunchy kale burgers | 7online

Neighborhood Eats: 'Chaiwali' in Harlem serving up crunchy kale burgers | 7online

BY Lauren Glassberg In Neighborhood Eats, the search for a perfect cup of tea resulted in a new restaurant in Harlem. The owner of this restaurant wasn’t in the food world before opening “Chaiwali”, but she’s immersed in it now with her very own restaurant that serves among other things, chai. “Chaiwali” is located at […]


Sweet Simplicity at Leche y Miel in the Bronx | NY Times

Sweet Simplicity at Leche y Miel in the Bronx | NY Times

By Ligaya Mishan To begin, mofonguitos: green plantains fried, mashed with garlic and olive oil, then popped into a lemon squeezer, making rough cups that look like craters. Into their maws go knots of hot, plump shrimp and a web, quickly melting, of Parmesan. At Leche y Miel Restaurant, in the Kingsbridge section of the […]

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