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Q&A: Moriah Cowles, Orchard Steel Knives

By Christopher Stewart | July 25, 2013

Small brown knife

knives, Brooklyn, Moriah Cowles,

When you use something repetitively everyday, after a while you seldom seem to wonder who made it. For chefs and home cooks alike, a great knife means everything. The durability of the blade, the weight of the handle in your hand as you are slicing and dicing away, and the sharpness are major factors when handling a knife. You want a knife to best fit you, and Moriah Cowles, of Orchard Steel does just that. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Moriah recently and chat about her love for being a blade smith and creating the perfect balanced knife. Read More

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Meet the Staff: Ijenela Ifill

By Christopher Stewart | March 26, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Ijenela Ifill

Name? My name is Ijenela Ifill, I was born and raised in Guyana, South America. I have been living and working in New York City for over seven years.

Position at Red Rooster, Harlem? I am a barista at Red Rooster Harlem, making beautiful cappuccinos, lattes, and hot chocolates, both dark and white.

Favorite thing to eat at Rooster? I’m vegetarian mostly vegan, so my favorite thing to eat at Red Rooster are the mac-n-greens, the truffle fries and the market green salad. Read More

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Profile: Arva Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

By Kendall Kish | February 13, 2013


The New York Urban League’s 46th Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner

We had the privilege of talking to Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League, about her accomplishments and inspirations as a leader in a community-driven, historical organization. NYUL is a non-profit organization deeply rooted in New York to surmount educational and economic obstacles for African Americans and other underserved communities. Read More

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Meet Joel Harrington

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | February 7, 2013

Joel Harrington

The Roo is a series that profiles the hardworking staff of Red Rooster and Ginny’s, both front and back of house. With so much hidden talent among us, we give nod to those who help make our restaurants such a vibrant place to be.

Joel Harrington, Kitchen Director for Red Rooster

The Roo: You worked with Marcus many years ago in the kitchen at Aquavit. What’s it like working with him again, here in Harlem?

Joel Harrington: This time around has been very different. When I worked with him at Aquavit I was much less experienced and it was my first tour of duty, if you will, in NYC. He and Nils really helped shape my approach towards cuisine and professionalism and it is very rewarding for me to have the opportunity to work with them again on a different level where my experience and growth over the years has come full circle. I find it very rewarding to come back and share what I have learned while revisiting my mentors. Read More

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Catching up with Efva Attling

By Fanny Sturen | November 13, 2012

Efva Attling

Efva Attling

 Jewelry designer Efva Attling talks about her rejection from Abba, clubbing in the Meatpacking District in the 70’s, and how important your hairdresser can be.

Name: Efva Attling
Most of us know her because: She has her own jewelry brand with stores and retailers all over the world, EfvaAttling.com.
Lives: Alphabet City, New York and Södermalm, Stockholm.

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Tastemaker: Jodi Ettenberg and her Worldly Appetite

By Joseph Hernandez | October 22, 2012


For Jodi Ettenberg, traveling has literally become a full time job. On the road since 2008, the lawyer-turned-professional blogger has been documenting her journeys on her leading blog, Legal Nomads. Seeking out stories of different cultures and highlighting the travelers and people she has met along the way, Ettenberg also developed a penchant for waxing poetic about the international flavors she encountered.

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Two New Visual Pioneers at the Red Rooster

By Ashley Beck | October 1, 2012


“The Lady and Red Rooster”(left) and “Untitled”

The Red Rooster team is delighted to announce art works from two talented artists, Thornton Dial and Njideka Akunyili, now on display at Red Rooster. Along with our current artists like Rebekah Maysles, painter and photographer, and emerging artist, Brandon Cox, these visual pioneers are two more examples of the Harlem culture conveyed through visual construction. We are honored to add these pieces to our repertoire and would like to tell you a little bit more about each featured artist and their incredible installations. Read More


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