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Marcus Makes His Way To Bermuda

By Meaghan Dillon | March 21, 2014

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bermuda

If you’ve been trudging through this never-ending polar winter like we have, then you’ll understand our dream of eating fresh, local fish with a view of sparkling blue water. At Marcus’s latest project, a pop-up restaurant in Bermuda called Samuelsson at HP, this will be a reality. Starting on June 3 and running through August 3, the pop-up will be a teaser for a larger scale, signature restaurant opening next spring, located at the historical Fairmont Hamilton Princess.

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Chicken and Champagne Night

By Jeannette Park | November 7, 2013

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_DSC1068Proving there’s nothing we love more than some great fried chicken and some cold champagne, Red Rooster hosted a full capacity crowd Wednesday night for a fun and boisterous Chicken and Champagne event. An ode to the original Red Rooster’s tradition, it was a great showing of the community coming together under one roof, complete with a surprise cake for Marcus and a special Bonicella performance for the birthday boy. Thanks to Mario Rinaldi and the Paul Goerg team for their attempted sabre-ing of a magnum bottle of the bubbly. And in case you missed the Chicken and Waffles, Spicy Chicken Wings, Chicken Nuggets with B.B.Roo Sauce, and Chicken Liver Crostini, stay tuned for our next event which will be held sometime in February. Take a look of some pictures from last night’s celebration, complete with amazing jazz tunes from Louis Fouché.

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NY Business Solutions Helps Red Rooster

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | September 29, 2013

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Rooster Shoot

Since before its opening in December 2010, Red Rooster has been working with New York City Business Solutions to source the best possible candidates for its front and back of house staff. With so much regulation surrounding the opening of a restaurant, the staff at NYC Business Solutions is there to help smooth the transition by creating work force development programs and spending a of time to get to know the individual businesses. “Red Rooster reached out and said they were looking to hire candidates who are authentic to the community,” said Mischa Byruck, Senior Enterprise Consultant for NYC Business Solutions. “This restaurant is such a pleasure to work with because of their commitment, not just for the skills they are looking for in new hires, but because they want candidates who have the potential to grow and do better.” Read More

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John Legend Visits Ginny’s for a Special Performance

By Red Rooster | September 24, 2013

John Legend at Ginny's

John Legend at Ginny's

Recently, the R&B superstar John Legend made a surprise visit to Ginny’s Supper Club to share an up-close performance with a packed room of spellbound New Yorkers. Legend amazed the audience with some of his favorites like “Again”, and cheaked in some of his new, upcoming material, including the popular, “Made to Love”. In a pre-performance interview, he shared thoughtful details of his personal life, his creative process and his deep sense of pride in producing a catalogue of music that many consider instant classics. He started the day by strolling through Harlem and visiting a few of his favorite local places, including the Harlem’s Children’s Zone, which he is a huge supporter of. The night was quintessential Ginny’s–intimate, packed with incredible talent and an unforgettable experience.

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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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Time Out Names Ginny’s One of Best Bars in Harlem

By Christopher Stewart | August 27, 2013

Photo: Monika Sziladi
Photo: Monika Sziladi

Photo: Monika Sziladi

If nothing else, Harlem is the place to be. Ginny’s Supper Club has been named as one of the Best Bars in Harlem by Time Out New York Magazine, and it’s also a Critics Choice pick. Located downstairs inside Red Rooster, Ginny’s Super Club is a modern reincarnation of the beloved speakeasies that Harlem is so famously known for.

The drink menu offers up a variety of signatures and classics such as the Rooster Colada and the Harlem Mule. Wine by the glass and a variety of beers are also available on the menu, along with a fully constructed menu and live entertainment. Don’t miss the incredible Ethiopian rock group Jano Band when they perform this Wednesday, August 28th. Get tickets here.

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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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Ambessa Tea Stories: Tea-Brined Double Fried Chicken

By Ashley Beck | July 10, 2013

Sweet tea added to the brine gives this fried chicken an unexpected twist. (Photo:  armaburrito)
Sweet tea added to the brine gives this fried chicken an unexpected twist. (Photo:  armaburrito)

Sweet tea added to the brine gives this fried chicken an unexpected twist. (Photo: armaburrito)

As I was reading the July issue of Food & Wine I came across two well accomplished chefs in Nashville that are reinventing the way we look at Southern cooking or Soul Food. Over here we are all about reinventing traditions, making new with the old, or as Marcus would say, “Taking a step back, before we take a step forward”. Especially when it involves adding tea and spices to the mix.

The Chefs: Erik Anderson is a vet of The French Laundry and Noma. Josh Habiger comes from a background at Alinea and The Fat Duck. Together they came to Nashville and founded The Catbird Seat, a name that suits their enviable 32 seats. The cherry on top? Anderson and Habiger cook up a surprise menu for your viewing pleasure and lovingly serve it up to you as well. “The experience is what you make of it” say the two culinary phenomenons. Some menu items include Maple-and-Thyme Custard served in an eggshell with bacon crisps and a drizzle of barrel-aged maple syrup or this take on a Nashville Favorite: Tea-Brined and Double-fried Hot Chicken. Read More

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