Rudy’s World: My COVID Dinner, Good Friends, Good Food, Good Music, And Joy In Harlem

March 7, 2021

By Rudy Collins

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2021, I enjoyed a socially distanced dinner at Ponty Bistro restaurant at 139th Street on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd in Harlem.

I met my old friend, Cheryl Swift, from the Bronx and friend, after she just had finished her meal of Poulet Yassa. The French African cuisine put a smile on her face and her companion.


Cheryl, who is a City employee, described the meal “as delicious,” I knew good tasty things were going down on her palate.

This was Cheryl’s second time at the restaurant, and I knew if she’s come twice she’ll be back again.

The “lockdowns” have prevented Cheryl and so many others from really enjoying the Harlem scene.


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Cheryl feels that as things slowly get back to normal, she can get back to taste some really good food, hear some good music, and enjoy Harlem.

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