Fairway takes the High Road

With the official start of summer right around the corner and temperatures already rivaling the dog days in August, there are a few cool reprieves for the mouth. Good thing Fairway Market (@FairwayMarket) partnered with High Road Craft Ice Cream ...

Free Annual Concert Returns to Lower Manhattan

If you are hoping to enjoy the city this summer but can’t afford its steep prices, consider the annual River to River Festival in downtown Manhattan, opening June 19.

Cooking for Pops

This weekend is not only for the father in your life. It is for the father figures—the ones putting in the work, showing up and being the best person they can be for the children they love. I salute them.

Talking SCHOP! Keep on tasting the UWS

Happy summer season, everyone! Though it doesn’t officially start for a couple of weeks, we are all happy to dive into Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial beginning of sunbathing, barbecuing and revelry. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. ...

Harlem-born Yankee's Chef talks Inspiration, Family, and Life

Jerome J. Maxwell, personal chef to the New York Yankee baseball player CC Sabathia, reflects on his journey to success in the culinary field.

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 ...