“Pig Foot Mary,” Lillian Harris Dean, Harlem Cook And Entrepreneur 1900’s

2-lillian-harris-dean brown1Lillian Harris Dean, Pig Foot Mary, 1870–1929, was an African-American cook and entrepreneur who became a minor national celebrity in the 1920s for bringing the cuisine of Harlem to national attention. Continue Reading →

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Get The “Taste Of East Harlem”

Union Settlement’s Business Development Center’s “Buy Local Initiative” is excited to present the first TASTE OF EAST HARLEM, a food and beverage event showcasing the diversity of East Harlem’s culinary offerings. Continue Reading →

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Whole Foods Christopher Columbus Food Cart Discovers Uptown’s Chopped Cheese Sandwiches

The chopped cheese sandwich, an icon of Harlem, New York, is now being sold at the Whole Foods location in Columbus Circle, at the southwestern corner of Central Park, our source has confirmed. Continue Reading →

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Actress Melissa McCarthy Takes The Heat As She Was Denied Entrance To Rao’s In Harlem

Eater writes don’t feel too bad if entrance into Rao’s is still outside of grasp — actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy couldn’t get in to the East Harlem Italian fortress, either. Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil At Harlem EatUp Festival In Morningside Park

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The last day of the 4th Annual Harlem EatUp Festival, May 20th, 2018 was centered around outdoor events at Morningside Park (112th Street and Manhattan Avenue) called The Harlem Stroll. Continue Reading →

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Buy One Of The Best Fresh Salads, Get One Free Today Only At Best Market Harlem

*Offer valid May 17th, 2018 only for basic Best Market Premium Salads (no meat / seafood). Printed paper coupon MUST be present to claim offer – coupons shown on mobile devices can not be scanned.*

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What Tha! This Harlem Pizzeria Joint Will Deliver To L.A. – By Plane (Video)

Food & Wine writes that they never thought they’d live to see the day where you could be in Los Angeles, order pizza from New York, and have it delivered to your doorstep. Continue Reading →

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NBC 4 NY, Telemundo 47 And Stop & Shop Team Up To Deliver Meals From Harlem To Hollis

Securing 1.9 million meals for local families in need and restocking eight local food banks with more than 240 tons of needed non-perishable goods, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 announced the final results for their second annual Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food drive on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Continue Reading →

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Boulud And Beth Shapiro Deliver Citymeals On Wheels In Harlem

Earlier today April 25, 2018, Chef Daniel Boulud (Restaurant DANIEL and Citymeals Board of Directors Co-President), Chef Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster Harlem and Marcus B&P) and Beth Shapiro (Executive Director, Citymeals on Wheels)… Continue Reading →

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Join The Seventh Annual Food & Drink Boulevard On Harlem’s Restaurant Row

On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance (FDBA) will hold its Seventh annual Food & Drink Boulevard event along Harlem’s Restaurant Row. Continue Reading →

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Dining With Miss Lil: Hustle & Soul is What WE-TV Wants It to Be

By Lil Nickelson

On Monday, March 19th, 2018 I stopped by the 2nd floor of the Andaz Hotel located across the street from the 42nd Street public library for the premiere event for the new season of Hustle & Soul on WE-TV. Continue Reading →

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Jimmy’s Chicken Shack Harlem, NY 1930-1980’s

Jimmy’s Chicken Shack, was a famous eatery and jazz spot frequented by Malcolm X and comedian John Elroy Sanford, known as Redd Foxx (below) located at  763 St. Nicholas Avenue, between West 148th and 149th Streets, in Harlem, NY.

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Harlem’s Marcus Samuelsson Sued For Discrimination and Wage Theft (Update)

Easter reports that Harlem Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson is being sued for discriminating against black bartenders at his flagship Harlem restaurant Red Rooster. Continue Reading →

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Top Chef’s Adrienne Cheatham Just Got Married And Starting A Pop-Up Series In Harlem

Bravo reports that this St. Patrick’s Day was extra-lucky for Adrienne Cheatham. The Top Chef Season 15 runner-up married fiancé Stephen Bailey in New Orleans on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Continue Reading →

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Bouchon Bakery & Cafe’s Croque Madame (And How You Can Make It) From Harlem To Hollis

From Harlem to Harare, the Croque Madame, a French café staple, is the ideal quick, savory lunch, and some even say it is the perfect hangover cure. Continue Reading →

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