Chipotle to open first Harlem location

Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open its first Harlem location on West 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard on June 26.

Talking SCHOP! Summer, summertime

As of 6:07 a.m. today, June 21, summer 2018 has begun!

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Hops

Opening this Saturday, June 9, 2018, is the newest soon-to-be hot beer spot, Harlem Hops (@HarlemHops, 2268 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.,

A queen rules at Medieval Times

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Lyndhurst, N.J. has been transporting families back to Medieval Times (1066-1485) in England since 1990, and it is an amazing, wholesome form of family entertainment.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem did that!

The fourth annual Harlem EatUp! festival is officially in the books! The food and drink were still flowing and the fun broke the sound barrier.


This week I was invited to the first annual #EatLocalEastHarlem food event, highlighting the foods from East Harlem restaurants and food makers.

Talking SCHOP! Melting in the Harlem pot

I really love what I do. You are probably rolling your eyes saying, “Of course you do! You get to eat and drink and write about it.”

Meet the first Black Woman owner and operator of a nationally distributed vodka

Vanessa Braxton is the owner and CEO of Black Momma Vodka, a company that offers various unique flavors of handcrafted, gluten-free vodka.

Wines of Bordeaux, Harlem

Please meet some of the wines of Bordeaux for Harlem EatUp! 2018. These wines, along with others, will be paired with menus at the Dine In series dinners and sold at Harlem wine stores.

Talking SCHOP! It’s time to EatUp!

Like a late blooming tree in spring, just like that, it is time once again for the fourth annual Harlem EatUp! festival taking place this Monday, May 14, through Sunday, May 20, here in our community.

Harlem EatUp! + James Beard = family

The annual Harlem EatUp! James Beard Foundation dinner went down, and it was good!

Talking SCHOP! Found in the triangle: Lost in the moment

Day 2 in Bermuda at the Hamilton Princess and the last full day to soak in all the sun, fun and food of the island.

Talking SCHOP! Found in the Triangle

Last week I returned from a quick respite to Bermuda. Not even our plane being rerouted to and grounded for four hours in Boston could dampen the emotional high from my stay.

Talking SCHOP! Osso bucco, baaabeee!

So, I was in the supermarket last week meal planning and shopping for one of my weekly clients...

Searching, searching … #ImSoAmNewsFOOD

Time is running out and we are still searching for you, you exceptional Harlem food makers, to sample at the fourth annual Harlem EatUp! Festival.