Dinner with President Barack Obama

By mahir | April 11, 2011


President Barack Obama was at Red Rooster Harlem for a DNC fundraiser dinner last week and we were incredibly honored and thrilled to host this historic event and have him as our distinguished guest.

Check out what we served as the first entree for President Obama and his friends at Red Rooster Harlem in our video series of Dinner with President Barack Obama. Read More


Beautiful Video Created By Stocktown X South Africa

By mahir | March 16, 2011

Take a trip to South Africa in this colorful and beautiful video by my very good friend and talented directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft. Stocktown is an amazing project moving beyond the stereotypical stories coming out of South Africa, their documentary sets out to capture the creative energy and street vibes from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Check out their video here and become a fan of their Facebook fan page to show your support! Read More


My Story & Inspiration For Bringing Red Rooster To Harlem On CNN

By mahir | March 3, 2011

Check out my interview and video on CNN’s Eatocracy sharing “How I Got Here,” an occasional “In America” feature.  In the video, I share my story and inspiration for bringing Red Rooster to Harlem.  Creating this restaurant, connecting with Harlem – my neighborhood and community – is what I’m meant to do.  Watch the video and read the interview for more here. Read More


The Coffee and Tea Festival NYC

By mahir | February 23, 2011

By Elizabetta Tekeste (Video)

This past weekend I attended the Coffee and Tea Festival NYC. If you’re a coffee and tea lover you may want to attend next year.

The event was an educational and inexpensive way to pass my Saturday afternoon.   Read More


Harlem Welcomes The Earl

By mahir | February 9, 2011

Elizabetta & Julio

By Elizabetta Tekeste

Happy Wednesday viewers! This week I have something special in store for you: The Earl of Harlem! A masterfully balanced drink- it promises to hit the mark of a great cocktail with a lil’ bit of heat, sweetness and citrus.

The FIRST cocktail at the Red Rooster made using tea from the upcoming coffee and tea line. That’s right- there is a coffee and tea line coming! Keep posted here for more information over the coming weeks!

Watch Cocktail Architect Julio Torres at work here: Read More


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