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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

Princess Madeleine Wedding

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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An Amazing Day Uptown

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 15, 2013

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It was a colder than normal day in late March, but the Red Rooster family came out early on a Saturday morning to be a part of a historic picture set to publish in the New York TimesOutside the whole block in front of the restaurant was shut down to accomodate the photographer’s lights, crane and platform that was used to capture nearly 150 of our staff, from line cooks to servers, dish washers to hostesses. Read More

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Morningside Park Farmers Market Opens this Month

By Christopher Stewart | May 14, 2013

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I think next to outdoor dining, my love for the farmers market is a close second place to the things that I anticipate most about the spring and summer months. It’s now that time of year when the two combine and farmers markets are starting to pop up. This month, the Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market will begin to gather local farmers and purveyors from the tri-state area. Everything from fresh produce, meat, dairy, beverages, and even plants for your home and specialty baked goods will be available for purchase starting May 25th and running through December 7th. Farmers markets are a great way to incorporate fresh ingredients into your meals and also support hard working local farmers and artisans. Read More

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King and Queen of Sweden Visit Red Rooster

By Jeannette Park | May 9, 2013

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Queen Silvia greets the press line at Red Rooster.

“My mom called me this morning to tell me everything that could go wrong. She just knows what a big deal this is for me.”

The mood at Red Rooster on Wednesday morning was equal parts excitement and frenetic energy as the team got ready for the arrival of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Marcus’s nerves were no exception–the dry cleaner didn’t have his favorite shirt ready and it was pouring rain outside. But as they say, the Queen waits for no one and so everyone had to be on point for the royal luncheon. Read More

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New Art at Rooster: Sunday Brunch by Pontus Hook

By Derek Fleming | May 7, 2013

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Photographer Pontus Hook spent a Sunday at Red Rooster to capture these iconic shots.

Pontus Hook is an accomplished Swedish photographer that spent one afternoon capturing the vivid characters that frequent Sunday brunch at Red Rooster. A downtown New York resident, Pontus knew he wanted to capture our restaurant’s patrons after his first visit uptown. Not knowing what he wanted to capture, the photographer brought his camera and a screen one Sunday afternoon. Read More

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