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

Harlem’s Farm-To-Table Gem


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


Blissful Brunch In Harlem

Trufa store front

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