Talking SCHOP! WarmUp! to EatUp! HeatsUp!

KYSHA HARRIS AmNewsFOOD Editor, @SCHOPgirl | 5/9/2019, 4:04 p.m.
We are just four days away from Harlem EatUp! 2019! Another year of hard work, collaboration and excitement will come ...

The Annual Harlem EatUp! Luminary Award Dinner at Ginny’s Supper Club

Date: Thursday, May 16

Location: 310 Lenox Avenue

Ticket Price: $250

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Established to recognize culinary, art and cultural leaders of Harlem, the Luminary Award remains a highlight of the festival. Now in our fifth year, we are honored to be celebrating Harlem real estate, art curator, socialite and style icon, Lana Turner, former mayor of NYC, The Honorable David N. Dinkins, and the life and legacy of American entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist, Madam C. J. Walker.

For this night of Harlem excellence, Harlem EatUp! co-founder Marcus Samuelsson welcomes two outstanding guest chefs—Michelin starred executive chef, Emma Bengtsson, of Aquavit, Marcus’ alma mater and culinary iconoclast, partner and executive chef of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia, Mashama Bailey. Both influenced by their grandmothers’ cooking, the meal will take you on a rich journey from the fjords of western Sweden to the roots of the South and back to Harlem again. Neighbors and friends, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka will stop by with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in hand, while legendary winemaker Mac McDonald and wine maverick, Andre Mack will provide their award-winning wines to celebrate and toast our awardees. The evening promises to be powerful, fashionable and inspired. Come raise a glass to all!

Beer, Wine & Spirits: Vision Cellars, Maison Noir, Corona Premier and Hendrick’s Gin

Should The Harlem Stroll be more your vibe, please use my personal code, HEU4STAFFKH, to receive 20 percent off both Saturday and Sunday Grand Tasting in Morningside Park. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Happy eating and thanks for reading!

Kysha Harris is a food writer and editor, culinary producer, consultant and owner of SCHOP!, a personalized food service in NYC for over 15 years. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @SCHOPgirl, on Facebook, /SCHOPnyc, and her blog, Questions? Comments? Requests? Feedback?  Invitations!  Email AmNewsFOOD at Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @NYAmNewsFOOD and tag us with #SoAmNewsFOOD with your food finds!