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See You at the Howard Theater in DC

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 26, 2012

Yes, Chef Dinner

Every single city I’ve visited for the “Yes, Chef” book tour has taught me something new about the community there. Whether it’s a book signing, demo, radio spot or TV interview, I’ve gotten the chance to meet so many new faces and reconnect with old friends. What has most impressed me is how each chef has interpreted the memoir in their own way, translating their thoughts into some pretty stellar menus. Read More

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What to Watch: An Ethiopian Love

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 23, 2012

Still shot of Helen Gedlu in "An Ethiopian Love"

Still shot of Helen Gedlu in “An Ethiopian Love”

After my demo and dinner in Seattle with Tom Douglas, I was stopped by these two guys waiting for me in the lobby of the Palace Ballroom. I don’t know how long they had been waiting or how they found out I’d be there, but these two young kids were standing there with a laptop and a couple of T-shirts with the words I AM ETHIOPIA written on them. Of course I stopped to see what they wanted. Read More


History, Honor at the Howard Theater

By Jeannette | April 16, 2012

Howard Theater Exterior

Photo: Tim Cooper

It’s been 30 years since the Howard Theater in D.C. closed in 1980, but I was lucky enough to be there when the doors re-opened to spectacular fanfare last Thursday. It’s a theater regarded as the blueprint for the Apollo here in Harlem, and no less applauded for the careers they helped launch. Marvin Gaye, Ella Fitzgerald, the Supremes, Duke Ellington, and Aretha Franklin; these are just some of the famous faces that graced the Howard Theater stage early in their rise to fame.

The Howard Theater reminds me so much of the Apollo for its sense of history and huge impact on the community around it. Everyone connects to the importance of the theater that first opened in 1910, and I can’t emphasize what a privilege it is for the Marcus Samuelsson Group to be involved. We were asked to create dishes for the Southern-style dinners, gospel brunch and standing-room menu at the Howard and we got to experience the reception at Thursday night’s all-star gala. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger