Category: Food & ENTERTAINMENT

By: Hannah Albertine Bryan Kim

Like most post offices and the last four chain bookstores in NYC, most bars in Harlem are located on the big avenues. So if you were feeling particularly reckless, you could just walk up and down Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X Boulevard and hope you find a good place to drink. But if you want to know about the best options for your specific situation, just read this guide. It has everything from cocktail bars with open mics to spots to brag about how much you know about IPAs, and plenty of places to gather both the first and second tiers of your friends. There are also a few jazz bars, including the one where bebop was first invented. So no matter what type of place you’re looking for, use this guide for 13 great options in the neighborhood.

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“Featured on the Love the Way You Live Podcast with Charlie Lewis on Episode 10 (Click here.)”

SYNOPSIS

A riveting story of love, integrity and compassion, 90 DAYS explores a beautiful couple’s relationship and their life altering decision after ninety days of dating.

Fueled with gripping performances by an extraordinary cast of actors led by Teyonah Parris and Nic Few, 90 DAYS  is a groundbreaking cinematic piece of art that confronts the human experience of overcoming one of life’s greatest perceived challenges.

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“Featured on the Love the Way You Live Podcast with Charlie Lewis on Episode 8 (Click here.)”   There’s no place like Harlem, and with scores of local entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans, there’s no better place to shop for all of your holiday needs. While you’re doing that, ring in the season with rich […]

“Featured on the Love the Way You Live Podcast with Charlie Lewis on Episode 6 (Click here.)”

Darryl Burnette brings hospitality—and great food—to New York City’s Harlem

This is the latest installment of The Pursuit, a series in which small business owners share insights on how they build their enterprises—and follow their dreams.

Like many chefs, Darryl Burnette has long dreamed of owning a restaurant. He hadn’t anticipated that it would be quite so small as Belle Harlem, the 275-square-foot sliver that he and his wife, Melissa, opened in October 2016.

Burnette, 45, has worked in large New York City kitchens like Bergdorf Goodman’s BG Restaurant and Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market, which served some 600 people a night in a vast multi-story space. At Belle Harlem, Burnette has only 12 seats, with the kitchen directly in front of guests, giving a terrifically intimate view of how food is prepared.

Late last year, celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson announced that he would be opening a new restaurant in Newark, and some new details have emerged as to what exactly might be in the works with the project.

Samuelsson, a Sweden-born James Beard winner who has published several cookbooks and appeared on programs like Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Chopped, is partnering with Ron Moelis of L+M Development for the Newark venture. The two became business partners at Harlem’s acclaimed eatery Red Rooster back in 2013 and will be opening their Brick City restaurant in 2,250-square-feet of space in the Hahne & Co. building.

It’s been a busy time for Samuelsson and his restaurants, as he just opened a London outpost of Red Rooster back in May and signed on last month to open another unnamed restaurant in a soon-to-open luxury building in Brooklyn called The Greenpoint. As far as the Newark spot, Eater reports that Samuelsson hopes to open the restaurant’s doors later this year.

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The evening (November 16, 2017 at 6:00pm-9:00pm) tasting event will allow attendees to sample a selection of hors d’oeuvres and food styles from restaurants and vendors all over New York complemented by a variety of wines, spirits and other craft beverages.

Features Include:

BITES: New York’s top downtown chefs and mixologists will be sampling their signature dishes and cocktails

LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy the awesome sounds of an exciting New York City  DJ

BONUS: VIP tickets include access to a pre-event cocktail reception offering the chance to mix and mingle with the biggest foodies in Read More

Discover your perfect pairing!

The Wine & Spirits (W&S) Top of the List Tasting presents the Annual Restaurant Poll issue in dynamic form, transforming print into reality. The Annual Restaurant Poll issue reports on America’s Most Popular Restaurant Wines by region and varietal category, as determined by the responses of top restaurateurs and wine directors to our Poll. This tasting celebrates the featured wineries as well as the chefs and sommeliers who contribute to the Poll’s ongoing success.

The exclusive Poll canvasses over 2,500 of the most popular restaurants in America (based on Zagat Survey listings) to determine the 50 most popular wine brands in restaurants and the most popular wines by the glass, variety and country of origin. Sales trends, interviews with prominent wine figures in the US and in-depth analysis of Poll data make the issue an integral resource for assessing the performance of wine in restaurants, and predicting trends.

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Explore Exclusive Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood Residential Listings at REBNY’s Uptown Open House Expo

— All-access, free and public event on April 10 & 17 unlocks doors to the neighborhoods’ hottest co-ops, condos, and townhouses on the market —

NEW YORK, NY – March 9, 2016 Calling all New York City house hunters! On Sunday, April 10 and 17, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and its Upper Manhattan Committee will host its 2016 Uptown Open House Expo – an all-access, free and public event where potential home buyers can conveniently view dozens of the hottest uptown Manhattan residential listings during this two-day event.Read More

Karl Franz has done it again! The owner of 67 Orange, a speakeasy in Harlem, has opened his second restaurant.

Soloman & Kuff Rum Hall, formerly a meatpacking factory, was transformed into a 5,000 square foot industrial space featuring a loft-style dining area along with lounge seating, two elevated wooden DJ booths and two extra-long full bars stocked with over 100 international rums, artisanal cocktails and craft beers.

The food menu offers delectable bites that bring you a bit of that West Indian and Caribbean flavor. Executive chef Christopher Faulkner (Melba’s, Colors) creates pan-Caribbean dishes like slow-stewed peppered goat pies, fish and yucca chips, Read More

#WHIN&DINE #WHIN & DINE is the official Washington Heights & Inwood restaurant week in which participating restaurants offer discounted prix fixe dinners of $26.95 starting November 2nd until November 20th, 2015. This program is the perfect way to showcase the culinary treasures located in Northern Manhattan between 155th street and 220th Street. No tickets or […]