12/14/14

Renaissance On A Plate: Weekly Roundup

  • In spring 2015, Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will open his 3rd restaurant, “Streetbird Rotisserie,”  on 116th St and Fredrick Douglas Boulevard.  –HarlemGal Inc.
  • The Cecil in Harlem , known for its Afro/Asian/American food, was deemed the best new restaurant in the country by Equire. –Daily News
  • Neapolitan Express, an eco-friendly pizza truck, is opening a permanent location in East Harlem. –DNAinfo
  • Whole Foods expected to open next winter 2015 on 125th St and Fredrick Douglas Boulevard. –Harlem+Bespoke
  • Mark Henegan opens South African restaurant “Madiba Harlem,” and it is  larger than the Fort Greene. –The New York Times
10/20/14

Harlem’s Farm-To-Table Gem

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The Grange Bar & Eatery entrance.

Roy Henley, owner of The Grange Bar & Eatery, and I engaged in an enlightening conversation at his restaurant. He gave me a brief spiel on the history of Hamilton Heights and how interconnected the theme of the restaurant is with area. He filled me in on everything a customer would want to know about the development of the restaurant, but also everything a resident would want to know about the transforming neighborhood it resides in.

If Harlem residents are looking for organic, farm-to-table eats, look no further than this farmhouse bistro on 141st and Amsterdam. Continue reading

10/8/14

Blissful Brunch In Harlem

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Trufa Restaurant’s store front.

Trufa, located on 140th Street and Broadway, is the smallest restaurant I have ever dined at. Despite its size, this Italian/New American eatery plays a huge role in the neighborhood’s budding gentrified restaurant scene. Trufa has taken the place of a restaurant that once offered Mexican eats, and currently serves Italian/New American comfort food; including pressed sandwiches, pasta dishes and burgers. On a Sunday afternoon, my boyfriend and I Continue reading