Talking SCHOP! Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up

It was a hot, hot but beautiful Sunday and I only had coffee in preparation to attend the second annual Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up at Empire City Casino.

Harlem Harvest Festival 2018

One of Harlem’s most anticipated events returns Saturday, Oct. 6, for its ninth year.

Fall food at Empire City Casino

Summer is gone and Empire City Casino is gearing up for a busy fall.

Talking SCHOP! Virginia Is for (food and wine) Lovers

I might not have gotten away as much as I wanted to over the summer, but I was damned if I would let Labor Day Weekend pass with me in the city.

Talking SCHOP! Jersey! Stand Up!

Is it really here? Labor Day? Already? Dang! Where does it go?

Talking SCHOP! Jersey! Stand Up!

Is it really here? Labor Day? Already? Dang! Where does it go? I barely made it out of the city this summer.

Talking SCHOP! Celebrate food, Opry style!

I was invited down to the Times Square area to experience the extrapolation of Nashville’s historical musical legacy, “The Grand Ole Opry.”

Talking SCHOP! Watching and eating Long Beach

The Long Beach International Film Festival (@LBIFFNY) celebrated its seventh anniversary this past Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, screening an international slate of more than 50 films paired with music and food on the beachfront at the Allegria Hotel in ...

Talking SCHOP! The summer struggle

It’s hot y’all.

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.

Talking SCHOP! A ‘Top Chef’ Juneteenth

Happy belated Juneteenth! I learned more about it when I visited the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, Texas a couple of years ago. June 19, 1865 marks the day the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and ...

Talking SCHOP! Aldo Sohm more!

On the eve of my 25th college reunion, my friend and fellow alum Liz and I decided to get together for a small reunion of our own.

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.