Shop Harlem for the holidays

December is here! (And where exactly did the year go?)

Talking SCHOP! Eating local: The good and the could be better

You know how I feel about my local restaurants, eateries and hot spots. I love their dedication to what they do, why they do it and how it contributes to our growing dynamic foodscape.

Talking SCHOP! Dun Huang in Harlem

I hope everyone had the Thanksgiving they imagined, created and/or wanted this year. I celebrated with “framily” and it was perfect. Great pre-dinner conversation, acknowledging for what each of us is thankful and awesome food and dessert.

Shop and Dine East Harlem

East Harlem’s Union Settlement announced their first annual Shop and Dine East Harlem for the Holidays.

New Harlem bites

have my Harlem haunts for those perfect expected bites whether the eatery is fast casual, fast food or fine dining.

Talking SCHOP! The Thanksgiving leftovers ‘cart’

You know the saying, “putting the cart before the horse,” to express jumping ahead of the natural order of things? Spoiler alert: that is exactly what I am about to do when it comes to Thanksgiving and its leftovers.

A prosecco luncheon at Sylvia’s

It was a serious TGIF at Sylvia’s!

Talking SCHOP! The early bird gets the WIN!

We are just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, which it is the perfect time to let our annual fool-proof turkey recipe help set the table for a fruitful holiday.

The Art of the Mix finale

For the last two weeks, bartenders and mixologists have been throwing it down and mixing it up at restaurants and bars all over Upper Manhattan.

Talking SCHOP! Ruby’s Vintage opens

Last week, the latest venture from Harlem restauranteur Brian Washington Palmer (Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash) and Nikoa Evans-Hendricks (executive director, Harlem Park to Park) opened with an event befitting its name.

Bar 314 opens!

I fell in love with babbalucci when it first opened based purely on the fried pizza. I had to see what LoPresto did with the former Serafina space and their wood burning pizza oven.

Talking SCHOP! Uno en La Mano…

You know the saying, “One in the hand is better than two in the bush?” It refers to being grateful for what you have instead of waiting for what might be.

More great food weeks to come!

Opening Tuesday, Oct. 23, is the much anticipated newest restaurant on the Harlem foodscape.

African Restaurant Week 2018

Whoa! The New York African Restaurant Week has already begun! We have until Oct. 21 to visit more than 20 restaurants providing a prix fixe menu plus cooking classes,

Talking SCHOP! A delicious Harlem Harvest Festival

Harlem Park to Park continues to expand their annual Harlem Harvest Festival to great success. This year’s festival was no exception.