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Healthy Eating Starts at Home

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 9, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Marcus
Photo Courtesy of Marcus

Photo Courtesy of Marcus

I got my start as a chef cooking alongside my grandmother, which is why I will always have Helga’s Meatballs on my menu at Red Rooster. Grandma Helga taught me how to roast a perfect chicken, make the fluffiest dumpling, and how to cook by building flavors. She also showed her love for me by taking the time to teach me step-by-step until I got it right. Her patience and care is the reason I grew up loving to cook and I am so honored that I have been able to cook for presidents, kings, neighbors and my wife. Time spent over food and conversation means everything to me. Read More

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Crab Man Mike at Red Rooster

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | September 5, 2013

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To celebrate the end of summer, Red Rooster hosted a crab fest on Tuesday with local Harlem legend Crab Man Mike. For those of you who don’t know this iconic neighborhood fixture, Mike hails from New Orleans and has been selling his fresh crabs in Harlem for years. After setting up shop on the corner of 125th Street and 5th Avenue, Mike recently moved to 132nd and Adam Clayton Powell where Marcus caught up with him and asked him to do a special event with us at Red Rooster. Read More

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Red Rooster Dishes for Two Featured in NY Times

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | September 4, 2013

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We’re proud to be featured on the front cover of today’s New York Times Dining Section in an article about Entrees for Two. Included in the list was the Harlem Chowder and a new pork dish that we will be unveiling this weekend. If you haven’t tried the Harlem Chowder yet, come hungry and expect whole roasted lobster, clams, salt cod, scallops, mussels, potatoes, arugula and corn in a spicy tomato-mussel broth. The pork dish features a roasted loin with beer braised sausage and sweet potato fondants cooked in duck fat. Come by and try them both out!

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Harlem Celebrates Restaurant and Retail Week

By Christopher Stewart | August 21, 2013

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There is always something going on in Harlem, which is why it’s all the more reason to be a part of the scene. From now through August 30th, Harlem Park to Park presents Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week. Participating restaurants and retailers will be offering prix fixe selections and discounts. Along with the list of Harlem restaurant participants, Red Rooster Harlem will continue to offer its lunch prix fixe for $20.13. Get out and enjoy all this amazing neighborhood has to offer!

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From Chef to Designer: Ron Suhanosky Launches XOR Style

By Jeannette Park | August 20, 2013

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If you haven’t heard of Ron Suhanosky the designer, there’s a chance you’ve heard of Ron Suhanosky the chef. Or at least cooked from his award-winning book. The former chef-owner of the acclaimed Sfoglia restaurant in Nantucket and NYC won a James Beard Award in 2010 for Best New Cookbook, “Pasta Sfoglia,” and has helmed the kitchen at many other New York establishments. But slinging perfectly cooked plates of pasta wasn’t enough for the talented chef. So what made him leave it all behind?

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Chelsea FC Partners with FC Harlem

By Alexandra Fleischman | July 24, 2013

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It was a special day at Red Rooster last week when an abnormally large table of tall, athletic young men came in for lunch. They were London’s world-famous soccer team Chelsea FC’s Under-21 squad, getting a feel for the neighborhood before announcing a partnership with FC Harlem. Between training with some of FC Harlem’s players at their Riverside Park field and visiting the historic Apollo Theater, they chatted and ate with Marcus at Red Rooster.

Not only did they attract a more than a few glances and photos in their matching jerseys, but also they gave Marcus one to keep. Read More

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Harlem’s Peartree Preschool Visit Red Rooster

By Aerian Brown | July 23, 2013

Peartree Visits Red Rooster
Peartree Visits Red Rooster

“Yes, Chef!”

Red Rooster may have hosted the Clintons, Obamas, U2, and the Swedish Royal family in the past, but none compared to the nervousness of entertaining this tough crowd: 8 preschoolers from Peartree, a progressive preschool that opened on West 112th Street in May. The eager bunch arrived early in their day to get a tour by Chef Joel Harrington before snacking on warm cornbread at one of Rooster’s large banquettes. Read More

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Summer Restaurant Week Comes Uptown

By Christopher Stewart | July 22, 2013

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Other than the holidays, the time of year I enjoy just as much is Restaurant Week. It gives everyone a chance to explore a large portion of the fabulous restaurants here in NYC for a fraction of the cost of dining out. There are no less than 250+ restaurants serving NYC diners 3 courses at amazing prices, $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. And once again NYC Restaurant Week has made its way uptown to Harlem, and our very own Red Rooster is participating. During Restaurant Week, which starts July 22nd and ends August 16, head uptown and choose between the Chilled Carrot Ginger Soup or Market Salad and our Fried Chicken or Salmon dishes. Dessert will be a sweet surprise at the end.

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The Future of the Harlem Dining Scene

By Christopher Stewart | July 1, 2013

With the loss of iconic greats like M&G Soul Food, Harlem residents can expect an uptick of new restaurants. (Photo: Thomas Hawk)
With the loss of iconic greats like M&G Soul Food, Harlem residents can expect an uptick of new restaurants. (Photo: Thomas Hawk)

With the loss of iconic greats like M&G Soul Food, Harlem residents can expect an uptick of new restaurants. (Photo: Thomas Hawk)

The rumor mill was all abuzz these last few weeks as word got around that the burger empire, “Shake Shack” was making its way Uptown with a new location in Harlem. I for one was ecstatic that such a big name was heading uptown, the same as I was when Red Rooster Harlem opened its doors a few years ago. The rumor mill is just that a rumor, according to DNA Info Harlem and a spokesperson for Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. According to Faith Hope Consolo, of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, although Shake Shack isn’t heading uptown any time soon, a lot of restauranteurs big and small are looking to bring restaurants and bistro’s uptown, on 135th between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Boulevard to be exact. Read More

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