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Talking SCHOP! Sizzling feet on Lenox

Your eyes are not deceiving you. Those grooves on the sidewalk on Lenox Avenue between 127th Street and 118th Street are real. Last Tuesday, loyal and patient Harlemites and patrons made their way up and down the avenue for the ...

Summer 2014 Restaurant Week

If my experience at Dover whet your appetite for something new to eat, then New York City Summer Restaurant Week is just in time.

Talking SCHOP! Dover the bridge

It is no secret, I love being happily surprised when trying a new restaurant, especially one that comes by way of someone else’s recommendation, planning or behest. It’s almost like being blindfolded for a surprise that only reveals itself once ...

Talking SCHOP! Independence with charcoal

Happy Independence Day, everyone! I hope you are either en route to your long weekend or settled on your plan to watch the fireworks display. Both promise to give you a reprieve from your everyday and hopefully surprise you with ...

Talking SCHOP! A midyear start

Happy midyear! I wouldn’t believe it myself if I didn’t write a weekly column and know that this is my 26th piece this year. Where does the time go?!

Talking SCHOP! Year of the Gato

Another birthday came last month for me. Where does the time go? Though not a milestone year, I ceremoniously titled it “My Obama Birthday” for our 44th president (trying to make it stick, copyright in progress!). I would not let ...

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. ...

EatUp! ... only in Harlem!

You’ve seen it. Maybe you have even tasted it. With all of the new and different eateries and restaurants opening, Harlem is fast becoming a food destination beyond our signature soul food. Well, the time has come for Harlem to ...

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! ...

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).

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