Celebrities and industry insiders showed up to fête NAACP Image Award Winner Sidra Smith (twin sister of actress Tasha Smith) and celebrate La Bodega’s entrance into the nightlife mix that is quickly evolving on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue.
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The Latin- and Caribbean-inspired La Bodega is a rum craft mixology concept that features cocktails skillfully created with a well-curated global collection of 47 of the finest rums from the Diaspora including Guyana, Venezuela, Jamaica, Trinidad, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Brazil, West Indies, as well as local craft brands from New York.
La Bodega 47 Social Club is located (where Native once was) at 161 Lenox Avenue at 118h Street.
Photos l to r: 1) Chef Alexander Smalls, The Cecil, Minton’s; Actress S. Erpatha Merkerson. 2) Brian Washington-Palmer, Owner, La Bodega 47 Social Club; Sidra Smith, Gate Pass Entertainment; Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster Harlem. 2) Tamron Hall, MSNBC; and Jacque Reid, NBC New York Live. 4) Jacque Reid, NBC New York Live, Chef Roblé; and Mara Schiavocampo, ABC News. 5) Chef Roblé and Co, Bravo TV; Sidra Smith. Photo Credits: Rowena Husband.