Food. Film. Beach?

That’s right! It’s time for the seventh annual Long Beach International Film Festival running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4.

Talking SCHOP! Just a salad will do

It’s hot as heck and I can’t take it anymore.

Hip-hop themed restaurant comes to the Bronx

BEATSTRO, the first and only hip-hop themed restaurant and lounge, recently held its grand opening with a celebrity-studded red-carpet VIP party.

Talking SCHOP! 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show

The 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show, one of New York’s premier food expos, went down the weekend before July 4 at the Jacob Javits Center.

Talking SCHOP! This with that

Now that summer is settling in and we have celebrated our country’s independence, it is time to create some seasonal moments and take part in events around Harlem, the city, the state and the tristate area, for that matter.

A Sunday best

I met chef Adrienne Cheatham (@ACs_Kitchen) for the first time while working on this year’s Harlem EatUp! festival.

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.