It’s a nice warm night in Harlem. Stop by The 5 and Diamond on Frederick Douglass Boulevard for great food and Live Music!
With an extra hour of daylight this weekend we have more time to have fun! Head over to The 5 and Diamond for Saturdays and Sunday Brunch.
Ever wondered about how to learn to butcher, prep, cook and serve lamb? Well, now is your chance to pick up that skill right here in Harlem at 5 & Diamond located at 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Starting Monday, June 7, Five & Diamond is launching its first bi-weekly supper club/cooking class. For $55 bucks a person, you can learn all the attributes of lamb! And the interesting part of this course aside from learning about the lamb, is you’ll get to learn from bad boy chef Ryan Skeen. Hmm…could be fun and interesting! Let’s just hope the cooking class is much better than his hand/keg stand shown below.
Five & Diamond flier
Photo by Joannie
As you may or may not know the Harlem EatUp! Festival was last weekend’s invitation to try one of the many Harlem restaurants. Dinners were sponsored by many organizations and often in conjunction with guest chefs from around the country. The event was organized by Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster fame and the first annual Harlem EatUp! Festival took place May 14-17.
As I’ve previously written, I’ll be writing more about the event and my reflections thereon in the following weeks. However the first thing I need to mention is my Friday night experience at The Five and Diamond.
Now five years old, The 5 and Diamond serves New American food in Lower Harlem. It is located at2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Some people call the area South Harlem (SOHA). HarlemCondoLife.com coined the strip on which is is located HarlemRestaurantRow (there are now many distinct Restaurant Rows in Harlem). The May 15 evening features Chef Joseph Hayes III and Guest Chef Marvin Woods. 6pm and 8:30pm seatings were available for $85.
I arrived for the second seating. The place was packed and buzzing. I was greeted warmly by owners who were kind enough to seat me at their table. I was immediately offered a glass of satisfying red wine and then the food started flowing. The featured chefs Joseph Hayes III and Guest Chef Marvin Woods did an amazing job. Sadly I missed out on the Citrus Salad but I really enjoyed the Duck Duck Dua, the Caribbean Seafood Sancocho, the Mahogany Lacquered Rack of Lamb, and the Fig & Tart Cherry Bread Pudding. Each course was better than the last,. And as I am a sucker for duck, lamb and bread pudding, all my favorites were covered, and covered well.
Entertainment was provided on an ongoing basis by Kersten Stevens and Gail Blanche-Gill. Local musicians and their band who serenaded us with uplifting sounds throughout the eventing.
All in all it was a magical experience.
We have always been big fans of The Five and Diamond. They are pioneers, survivors and innovators, in so many senses of these words.
We wish them nothing but continued success and all the best.
Experience: Harlem & Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance Invite you to the 4th Annual Food & Drink Boulevard Summer Kick-off. An Evening of Food, Cocktails, Music and Entertainment o Harlem’s Restaurant Row.
Today, Tuesday May 5, 2015
6:00PM – 10:00PM on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
From 111th – 119th Streets.
5 & Diamond
67 Orange Street
Harlem Food Bar
LoLo’s Seafood Shack
The Park 112
Watch World Cup Soccer at the 5 and Diamond on Harlem restaurant row with $5 Specials ~ Asian Wings / 5 and D Mac & Cheese / Meatballs / Cheese Fries / Margarita’s / Sangria and their International Gamer Drink Special !
The 5 and Diamond are open from 11:30 am until ….
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd. NY, NY 10026
The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance and Experience: Harlem invite you to The third annual Food & Drink Boulevard summer kick-off. It will be held on Frederick Douglass Blvd from W. 111th – W. 123rd Streets. Thursday, May 8th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or 2 tickets for the price of one in advance at www.fdb.eventbrite.com
This event is always a blast and a perfect way to enjoy the nice weather while mingling with friends and meeting new ones. See the restaurants and businesses that will be featured this year. See you there!
5 & Diamond,
67 Orange Street,
Harlem Food Bar,
The Park 112,
Presented by Spring Bank.
Today Sunday, June 30th all day long and into the evening hours come celebrate Harlem Pride at The 5 and Diamond on Harlem Restaurant Row! Starting with the new weekly “Soulful Sunday Brunch” from 11 am to 5 pm getting a little funkier as the evening rolls on with DJ Bobby Morales. Whatever you’re proud about, COME OUT AND CELEBRATE!
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd (between 112th & 113th Street)