KYSHA HARRIS AmNewsFOOD Editor, @SCHOPgirl | 8/20/2020, midnight
It’s baaaack! On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5-9 p.m., for one night only, the award-winning Black woman-owned Harlem business, Experience Harlem, is hosting a version of their legendary crawls (ie. Lenox Sizzles, Food Drink Blvd.) for a safe, socially distant night in Harlem in celebration of the 46th annual Harlem Week and in support of Black-owned restaurants with a portion of sales benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.
With just over 14 years of marketing solutions service with Harlem’s small business community, Experience Harlem founder Angie Hancock knows the impact COVID-19 has had on Black-owned businesses, especially in the hospitality industry. Prior to the pandemic, Black-owned businesses were on the decline in NYC, representing only 2% of all businesses. Since the pandemic, 41% of Black-owned businesses have permanently closed. And as Ms. Hancock says, “There is no Harlem without Black-owned businesses.”
Join Sip.Eat.Harlem with your bubble of friends and family at these participating restaurants: Chocolat Restaurant & Bar, Cove Lounge, Londel’s Supper Club, LoLo’s Seafood Shack, Ponty Bistro, Renaissance Harlem, Ruby’s Vintage + Sexy Taco Pop Up, Settepani and Vinaterìa. And should you not yet feel comfortable to gather, join from your safe place with your “sip” and “eat” at the ready.
Now, the 2020 difference to keep everyone safe, tickets MUST be purchased in advance to allot time slots at each venue. They are $25 and include one (1) appetizer and one (1) cocktail at each participating restaurant. Visit www.sip-eat-harlem.eventbrite.com for purchase and more information.
Let’s Sip.Eat.Harlem together, but apart. Thank you, Experience Harlem!