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Uptown Battle of the Bars winner crowned

Earlier this week, the second annual Uptown Battle of the Bars culminated at Harlem Tavern

Talking SCHOP! We came, we ate, and yes, we drank!

Thank goodness the spring weather is settling in, because we needed to get out of the house. We needed to crawl the streets, spend time with friends, eat, drink and see how Harlem is getting down with the get down! ...

Food festival coming to Harlem in 2015

Harlem receives some presidential treatment this week as former President Bill Clinton, along with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and others, have announced the Harlem EatUp! festival.

We have the right to know what is in our food

We, as New Yorkers, are a step closer to achieving our right to know what is in all of the food that we eat. Recently, the New York state Assembly’s Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee endorsed a measure that would ...

Talking SCHOP! Clean it out! Feel good!

That winter really did it to us! We filled our coffers to the brim in order to stave off having to go out in the cold to forage.

Talking SCHOP! That full feeling …

There are not many times in life when over 75 of New York City’s top food and beverage talents converge for one evening, in one place. And when they do, you make your best effort to be there. What is ...

Food. Drink. Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Time to get those oxfords, retro Jordans, chukkas and sandals out of the closet and walk the streets.

Mexico: WINNING!

Cinco de Mayo, a time of tequila, tacos and revelry. While there are myriad places to get down with the get down on May 5, I know where my pesos will be spent.

New York African Restaurant Week

It’s time for the second annual New York African Restaurant Week (NYARW).

Fueling up again

In 2008, I put Pizzeria 123 on my “Best of Harlem” list for their medium plain pizza—well done, of course. It satisfied my need for crunchy thin crust and gooey cheese in one fell swoop. I was sad to see ...

Black farmers protest government behind lawsuit

Three years ago President Barack Obama signed the bill authorizing compensation for discrimination in farm lending at the hands of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Shakin’ up Easter

This year, families looking for a delicious Easter meal along with fun activities can celebrate Harlem Shake-style

Pernil for Easter

I recently restarted a bimonthly Sunday family dinner that cycles around each of our homes. What I began with a slow-cooked pot roast with braised red cabbage and potato gratin continued with Sheppard’s pie from my mom and the Greek ...

New Taste of the Upper West Side 2014

The 2014 New Taste of the Upper West Side will be back this May with an incredible lineup of both new and returning restaurants

Talking SCHOP! Keep on truckin’

After being postponed numerous times, it finally happened! The Harlem Food Truck Rally came off this past Saturday on Frederick Douglass Boulevard