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Harlem Celebrates Restaurant and Retail Week

By Christopher Stewart | August 21, 2013

Red Rooster's salmon gazpacho.

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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Notes from LinkedIn: Cooking Your Way Into a New Community

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 27, 2013

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It’s the start of the Aspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of great minds in Colorado to discuss incredible innovations and the most pressing issues of the present. I’m extremely excited to hear some of these amazing thinkers and leaders speak (you can see the all-star line up here) and am even more humbled to have been asked to be a presenter.

The title of my talk is “Cooking and Eating Your Way to a New Community.” For those with tickets, you can come hear me live bright and early on Saturday morning! For those without, I thought I would briefly share a few of my thoughts beforehand. Read More

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Scenes from a Memorable Weekend

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 10, 2013

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What a way to wrap up the weekend.

While Maya and I hightailed it to Sweden to attend Princess Madeleine’s wedding (to Chris O’Neill), here in New York our Rooster family joined in on the annual Sundae Sermon featuring our house DJ Stormin’ Norman. If you haven’t heard of Sundae Sermon (or want to attend the next one), its mission is to support the spirit and strengthen the Harlem community by promoting healthy living, and environmental and educational development with parents and their children. With such beautiful weather we had on Sunday, it was nice to see the images of people coming out with their families to enjoy each other’s company amidst some great music. Read More

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The Grange Bar and Eatery Opens This Month in Hamilton Heights

By Christopher Stewart | June 5, 2013

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The word is out…Harlem is now the place to be, be seen, and to experience a massive amount of incredible dining options. This month, the new addition of  The Grange Bar and Eatery will be opening in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem.  With the feel of a 19th century barn, designer Benjamin Kay  (whose recent restaurant work includes Corner Social) has implemented old and new touches to The Grange which is his latest restaurant venture. The feel of the new restaurant will be a farmers kitchen, bar, and neighborhood bistro. Read More

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A.I.R. Harlem Hosts Benefit at Red Rooster

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | May 23, 2013

Harlem Children's Zone Geoffrey Canada speaking to the group.

On April 30th, A.I.R. Harlem, which stands for Asthma Intervention and Relief, hosted a benefit event at Red Rooster with Harlem Children’s Zone’s President & CEO, Geoffrey Canada. Over a decade ago, Geoff Canada recognized the magnitude of the asthma problem and, together with Harlem Hospital, founded this program which was formerly known as the Harlem Children’s Zone Asthma Initiative. Today, A.I.R. Harlem works with kids from 283 schools who live or go to school in Harlem. They have refined their data-driven model based on lessons learned and are now a technology-forward organization that can track program performance in real time. And A.I.R. Harlem is still seeing results: among the kids who’ve been in the program for a year they’ve measured:

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