Posts Tagged ‘Uptown Eats’

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 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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice

Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice

BY ALICIA KENNEDY “I wanted to make you something from my heritage,” says bartender Jairo Taveras of Poción Lounge in Washington Heights, handing me a dark-rum-based cocktail garnished with a flaming stick of palo santo bark. “It’s Dominican mixology.” The richly sweet beverage is a theatrical take on Mama Juana, in which rum, red wine, […]


Why the Cecil — One of New York’s Most Celebrated Restaurants — Will Close | Grub Street

Why the Cecil — One of New York’s Most Celebrated Restaurants — Will Close | Grub Street

By Sierra Tishgart In 1974, a fire burned down the Hotel Cecil in Harlem — home to legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse. Thirty-nine years later, in 2013, businessman Richard Parsons and restaurateur Alexander Smalls opened two businesses in its place: Minton’s, a bar with live music and snacks, and the Cecil, a full-blown, 200-plus-seat restaurant. […]


Feelings by the filling | Manhattan Times

Feelings by the filling | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi It’s best to eat hearty winter pies such as pecan or apple slightly warm, topped with vanilla ice cream. Piling on scoops of chocolate just won’t work. “The favors would be busy in your mouth,” says June Coleman. She should know. Her brand, Fancy Pies, are for sale at a pop […]


On their marks | Manhattan Times

On their marks | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Instruments can be hard to come by at WHIN. String and brass instruments tend to be expensive. So most children in The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Project play ones that are donated. Even old, nonfunctioning ones are useful, said co-founder Andrea Profili. One viola needed a new bridge and pegs. […]


Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification | Metro US

Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification | Metro US

BY Amanda Mikelberg It’s a new era for an old-world neighborhood. Washington Heights is changing. New businesses are sprouting from Dominican roots that are catering to a diversified clientele — and introducing new objectives to entrepreneurs about surviving in New York City. The largely Dominican district has, for better or for worse, resisted gentrification for […]


First Annual Uptown Flavor Festival Now Calling For Mixologists And Bartenders

First Annual Uptown Flavor Festival Now Calling For Mixologists And Bartenders

VIBE Viva and The Uptown Collective, in partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, have set out to navigate the buzzing streets of New York City for bartending wizardry. The Uptown Flavor Festival 2017 aims to bring a fresh culinary experience to the city’s culturally-significant area above 96th Street, highlighting up-and-coming mixologists and expert bartenders, along with emerging chefs doing something new and different with Latin […]


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 […]


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 […]


A new tilt for the Kilt | Manhattan Times

A new tilt for the Kilt | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen On Labor Day, many uptown residents lamented the closure of popular neighborhood watering hole Piper’s Kilt, which shut down after nearly three decades in business. Well-known in Northern Manhattan for its signature burgers, Piper’s Kilt closed its doors on September 5, after operating at 4946 Broadway for 28 years. Prior to […]


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, […]

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