There have been a couple of openings (and closings) of note for Harlem restaurants, but overall the year has been good for Harlem eating. There are more brunch options, a diversity of foods, cultures and tastes. Thank you!

Congratulations to Hogshead Tavern with their pork-inspired menu and craft beer program, Babbalucci for their new Italian spot on Lenox Avenue and that fried pizza and to Row House for transforming a once-bricked in corner of 115th Atreet and Frederick Douglass Boulevard into an inviting space. Best of luck to you and all of our new and old restaurants in 2016!

However, there can be only one that holds the title for the best new eats in Harlem. For their food, for their spirit and for their commitment to community, the winner is …

AmNewsFOOD Award for Best New Harlem Eats 2015

LoLo’s Seafood Shack

(@LoLosSeafood, 303 W. 116th St., 646-649-3356,