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Meet Joel Harrington

By | 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


Sake Comes To Harlem: A Cross-Cultural Pairing Dinner at Red Rooster Harlem

By admin | February 27, 2012

Sake Comes to Harlem

While Harlem may be known for its comfort food classics, it is clearly a culturally-diverse neighborhood, as well. Join us in seeing just how diverse it can really get as Nils Noren and The Gohan Society present Sake Comes to Harlem: A Cross-Cultural Pairing Dinner at Red Rooster Harlem. On Tuesday, March 6th, two distinct cultures will come together during a whimsical sake dinner pairing in one of Harlem’s newest cultural institutions- Red Rooster. This Gohan Society event will help raise money to continue the Society’s mission to advocate and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of Japan’s culture heritage in the United States.

Six courses celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of Harlem from the kitchen of Red Rooster, will each be paired with sake from the five breweries of Akita Prefecture 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