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Harlem Celebrates Restaurant and Retail Week

By Christopher Stewart | August 21, 2013

Red Rooster's salmon gazpacho.

There is always something going on in Harlem, which is why it’s all the more reason to be a part of the scene. From now through August 30th, Harlem Park to Park presents Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week. Participating restaurants and retailers will be offering prix fixe selections and discounts. Along with the list of Harlem restaurant participants, Red Rooster Harlem will continue to offer its lunch prix fixe for $20.13. Get out and enjoy all this amazing neighborhood has to offer!

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New Dining Options Come Uptown to Harlem

By Christopher Stewart | August 6, 2013

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Photo: Vinateria

The memo is steadily being passed around that Harlem is now the place to be for dining. Within the hot summer months, several new restaurants are popping up all over Harlem and current restaurants are switching things up and changing not only the menu items, but also adding additional touches. With new restaurants coming uptown, you can literally eat at a different establishment every night, have a new experience and also have a great time. Whatever you are craving, whether it be Italian, African, Soul Food or a variety of beers, Harlem is continuously growing the food scene.  Check out these 5 new places to dine Uptown. Read More

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The Diners Dilemma, Social Media Edition

By Christopher Stewart | June 28, 2013

Photo by T. Chay
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Photo: L.Ger

I have a feeling that a large percentage of people, including myself are guilty of the following: You’re out to dinner with friends, the waiter places your beautifully structured dinner plates on the table, and before digging in, like clock work, everyone at the table pulls out a camera phone and snaps a pic of their food…and everyone else’s. Whether it be breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or the snack you picked up along the way, people are obsessed with taking pictures of their food, while dining out. Social media plays a large part in this obsession as well. Read More

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Scene: LIDO Harlem

By Christopher Stewart | May 30, 2013

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Within the last couple of years, the restaurant boom as hit Harlem, and I couldn’t be happier.  Several restaurants have been popping up in Harlem including Red Rooster, ranging from beer gardens, French, and even African cuisine. My favorite global import and go-to restaurant for brunch, lunch, and dinner is LIDO Harlem, a Italian restaurant located on the corner of 117th and Fredrick Douglas Boulevard, conveniently named Harlem’s “Restaurant Row”. Read More

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Colonie: Bruijkleen for Brunch

By Ashley Beck | May 17, 2013

Ramps two ways with crispy pork belly and heirloom grits
Brunch service at Colonie, Bruijkleen

Brunch service at Colonie, Bruijkleen

Named in honor of the Dutch who first came to Bruijkleen (Brooklyn), Colonie is a pioneer for the new food frontier in the Brooklyn Heights food scene. Since their opening in 2011, Colonie has been dishing out fresh, local ingredients in simple yet exquisite ways. Not to mention the décor, which when done by Public and Double Crown vets, Tamer Hamawi, Emelie Kihlstrom and Elise Rosenberg, you know it’s nothing short of perfection–from the rustic wood planked ceilings and living wall all the way down to the multi-purpose menu placemats. Read More

Chasing Flavors

Daily Special: Spring Menus

By Christopher Stewart | April 11, 2013

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Market greens, radish, asparagus, pistachio yogurt, sherry vinaigrette, salad

Market greens, radish, asparagus, pistachio yogurt, sherry vinaigrette

I think the best part about spring is the new menu items chefs have created for their restaurants. It’s around this time that new items and daily specials are popping up around town and diners couldn’t be more excited. With spring brings a new attitude, hungry people and new ideas on how to cook, what to cook, and where to get the best food. Marcus has rolled out his new and exciting spring menus at Red Rooster Harlem and American Table Cafe and Bar at Lincoln Center. New items for American Table include Pea Soup with ham, basil and sour cream;  Chicken Salad Baguettes with chicken liver spread and Doro Wat Chilaquiles with crispy tortillas, tomato salad, fresh cheese, and lime. Read More

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From Pastry to “Poetik” Designs

By Diamond Bradley | July 24, 2012

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Nicklaus Jones, Founder of Poetik Designs

At first glance, one does not see a former pastry chef clothed in a blue blazer, loafers and bowtie.  But, that’s who you’re looking at.

Mr. Nicklaus Jones, Mississippi native and founder of graphic apparel line Poetik Designs remembers the days of being on the line at four-star NYC restaurant Le Cirque, where he’d left after one year for two main reasons.  One, the chef’s uniform didn’t allow him to show his individuality in his dress, and two, it just wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

Mr. Jones, a vegetarian, left Le Cirque after a year to focus on his passion.  He wants to make Read More

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NYC Cheap Eats for Tax Day

By admin | April 17, 2012

Photo: Edgar Zuniga Jr.

Photo: Edgar Zuniga Jr.

By: Michael Engle

Today is Tax Day for Americans!  While local and state governments collect their revenues incrementally, thanks to sales taxes on most transactions, Uncle Sam gets paid in one lump sum.  Whether or not you vow to be more thrifty this year, it is always advantageous to know where the local “cheap eats” can be found.  Because let’s face it: even though some people insist on cooking every meal of every day and night, this is not a realistic option for others.  So resist the urge for cheap “extra value meals” at fast food places, because their long-term effects may be incredibly “taxing.”  Instead, take a look at some of the best values in NYC! Read More

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Time To Go Alfresco: NYC’s 10 best outdoor restaurants

By Jeannette | April 4, 2012

Photo: J. Annie Wang

Photo: J. Annie Wang

By: Allana Mortell

As a girl with experience in the restaurant industry, I feel comfortable saying (on behalf of most servers) patio season is the best. Whether you work at a small, sidewalk cafe or are dealing with 25 tables wrapped around an entire block, the hustle and bustle of summertime alfresco dining in New York City is irreplaceable.

Now, as an experienced eater, I’m enjoying living on “the other side,” -patio hopping from the Upper West to the Lower East and everything in between. With rising temperature expected in the next week, get your list ready because here come ten of the city’s most hopping outdoor seating. Read More

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