Do you love Melba’s as much as we do? Then you will get to love more of Melba’s soon. The famed restaurant featuring what Melba herself describes as “america’s comfort food” is expanding next door.
The much anticipated expansion has started. The crew has been working feverishly. The expansion will be ready late this/early next year.
We are so excited that more people will be able to enjoy the amazing flavors and experiences that Melba has consistently delivered over these many years. See our previous Melba’s Review.
300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 864-7777
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The highly anticipated Cecil opens today with a frenzy of social media flying in as fast as they possibly can just to experience what all the buzz is about. We here at Harlem Condo Life are among the enthusiastic media, and look forward to our first time experience with Cecil. We have high hopes for this old meets new establishment and newest addition to Harlem Restaurant Row. They have our attention with small plates such as “Broiled Giant Spicy Prawns, Yam Flapjack, with Piri Piri Sauce” (above ) and “Spicy Crispy Ginger Squid with Okra and Sweet Chili Peanut Sauce.” Or a shared bowl for two of Afro / Asian / American Gumbo (Smoked Turkey, Chinese Chicken Sausage, Gulf Shrimp, and Crabmeat)
Take a peek at Cecil’s menu (below) with a scrumptious assortment by – Chefs Alexander Smalls – Restauranteur, and Joseph “JJ” Johnson – Chef de Cuisine.
The Cecil MENU. Here is a photo they sent us of their sticky buns. I don’t know about dinner, but I am ready for these sticky buns right now! They also were recently written up in the Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter and The Wall Street Journal. Both The Cecil and Minton’s were mentioned in Huff Post BLACK VOICES and one dish in particular that stood out to us was the “Black Benne Seed Ahi Tuna.” Looks delicious.
So let’s get our forks and knives ready, and go experience the new CECIL together. I’m up for the adventure and ready to dig in. See you all there!
210 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10026
Tel (212) 866-1262
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New York’s official marketing and tourism organization NYC and Company‘s latest “Neighborhood X Neighborhood” unveiled its latest campaign on Wednesday highlighting Harlem and Washington Heights , including a multipage article on Harlem’s Foodie Renaissance and a Destination:Harlem page that includes hotspots both legendary and new alike, including the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center, Aloft Harlem, Sylvia’s , Amy Ruth’s, Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne, Bier International , Billie’s Black, and the Studio Museum.
“The Harlem and Washington Heights communities have rich cultural legacies that continue to thrive,” said Deputy Cultural Affairs Commissioner Margaret Morton. “From the iconic stages at the Apollo Theater and Harlem Stage, to the rich collections of the Cloisters and Studio Museum, arts organizations in these neighborhoods provide extraordinary opportunities for visitors and residents to engage with a wide range of unique cultural activities.”
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Happy Easter Harlem from all of us here at HarlemCondoLife. With Easter being such an important holiday for many of us here in Harlem (and around the globe) we hope you have a healthy and happy Easter with your family, friends and loved ones. And take a little time to reflect and give thanks. Be grateful for today and every day and for those less fortunate than you, send some extra love their way. For those of you also going to church this morning, where are you having your Easter Sunday lunch/dinner? Get ready Harlem, it is going to be a busy and blessed day!
Thank you to all of our loyal readers and followers here at Harlem Condo Life after all these years. We are happy and grateful to be able to help contribute our little part to the Harlem community at large. We will continue to keep our blog and content positive, enjoyable and informative. The original founders of HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, @HarlemHCL are all still here (minus one) and we are HarlemGuy, NativeNewYorker, HarlemHouse and ICare4Harlem. We are grateful to our guest bloggers who add various posts, breaking news and their own perspective and views on issues whenever they are able to help us out. As we say in our Bio, “We remain a group of friends from diverse backgrounds living in Harlem and sharing news and events with our community and around the globe. Harlem is universal. It is an identity known throughout the world.” We are happy and blessed to be part of Harlem.
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What a great idea. Fresh, quality sushi dinner coupled with a bottle of wine in the comfort of your home.
Jado Sushi in Harlem is excited to announce that they are begining a delivery service on Monday the 12th!!
But don’t stop there. They can also pickup wines from The Winery for you and deliver them with the food. Just call The Winery at 212-222-4866 to place an order. Let the sales staff know that your order should go with the food. They will take care of the rest. To see the selection of wines, go to www.thewineryonline.com
2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NYC 10026
(bet 114th St. and 115th St.)
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Recently debuted on Jermaine Dupri’s website, Global12.com, Mariah Carey sings beautifully on her new song “Bring It On Home” with her trademark 4 octave high ‘run’ closing the catchy track at the end. She first performed her election day song live during a campaign event earlier this year.
Congratulations to President Barack Obama and to Mariah Carey for a soulful, celebratory tribute song.
Hear Mariah sing her heart out in Honor of President Barack Obama’s victory here…..
Follow Harlem Condo Life on Titter @HarlemHCL
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The 5 and Diamond presents
an inspirational and soul-filled evening with
THE LAVENDER LIGHT GOSPEL CHOIR
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
$75 per person
includes 4-course dinner with champagne toast
Guest chef from Florence, Italy, Patricio D’Andrea
Please call 917-860-4444 to RSVP
Seats are limited!
About The Lavender Light Gospel Choir
Founded in 1985, The Lavender Light Gospel Choir is a mixed choir of women and men who believe that music can heal the world! It is the world’s fi rst and only LGBT, non-denominational gospel choir that encompasses many ethnic and spiritual backgrounds. The Lavender Light Gospel Choir is dedicated to keeping alive the black gospel music tradition in an environment supportive to lesbian and gay people and strives to be a visible force in this world, offering strength, peace and hope to all. They build bridges within the community and heal souls through the sheer power of music.
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Corner Social Mural Art Finalists Announced
|WHAT:||The public vote is open! Have a say in the design and execution of a mural on the exterior wall at Corner Social Restaurant, 321 Lenox Avenue, on the corner of 126th and Lenox. Local artists have submitted their visions for Harlem’s great legacy of arts and culture as seen through their eyes. Corner Social and the Harlem Arts Alliance invite the public to have one of 9 votes to select the final winner whose painting will be featured on the iconic corner. Enter your vote here.|
|WHEN:||Voting begins October 19th on Facebook and final voting day is October 26th October 29 Winner Announced
November TBD Mural painting begins
November TBD Completed Mural Unveiled
|WHO:||Panel of 8 Esteemed Judges will each have one vote and the public will have one vote:– Bevy Smith, author of Dinner with Bevy blog – Michael Feeney, Daily News
– Sherri Shepherd, The View
– Vy Higginsen, founder of Mama foundation for the Arts
– Alexander Smalls, Chef
– Willie Walker, General Manager of The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
– Anahi Angelone, Co-owner Corner Social Restaurant
– Kim George, Harlem Arts Alliance
|ARTIST FINALISTS:||Paul DeoInspired by ancestral oral tradition and modern mythology, DEO is an artistic story teller.
Hailing from Ghana, Dey learned to draw and paint by studying alongside his grandfather’s apprentices. By day he is an illustrator and graphic designer at CAD advertising.
Vaimoana Niumeitolu – http://www.moanalove.com/
Capturing the human spirit IN life’s challenges, poet, painter, and actor born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, Moana has traveled and shared her poetry and painting all over the world. A graduate of NYU in painting and performance, she earned the Ellen Stoekel Fellowship/full scholarship in painting & drawing from Yale University.
Gianna Gutierrez – http://www.artbygia.com/
An East Harlem native, this Columbian self-taught artist has a style that exudes metamorphis and that is sexually charged. Gutierrez studied at Art Students League and Pratt Institute for 2 years with a focus of Fine Arts.
Evan Bishop and Malika Hadaib
Depicting social and spiritual truths as well as the beauty of black people and culture, Malika is a Morocco-born artist and studied at Saint Luc Superior Institute of Art (Liege, Belgium). Evan brings his passion for art through love of Hip Hop and its visual platform, graffiti art.
Garry Grant – www.garryfgrant.com
Known for his guilding (use of gold, silver and copper leaf), Grant began his career as a figurative artist but in the last decade has turned to abstract painting. He attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit studying graphic communication and the American College of Applied Arts in Atlanta.
She describes her art as “sharp, uncompromising, merciless, contradictory and bold, just like life”. Won 2nd place in International online Art Competition 2012. She holds a Masters in Fine Art & History of Art from State Art Institute.
ABOUT CORNER SOCIAL
Celebrities, locals and those who take eating and drinking seriously know that perched at the northwest corner of 126th and Lenox is a dining and drinking destination that embraces the very best of Harlem; a warm, inviting, vibrant, pulsing scene. Corner Social offers late night dining, outdoor seating, special DJ nights, in addition to daily lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a 18-brass tap bar and year round custom catering for events large and small. A proud member of the Harlem community, Corner Social sources ingredients from local vendors that serve the community and partners with local organizations that further the interests of the Harlem neighborhoods it serves. For more information visit our website, like us on Facebook or check out our menus.
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Just a reminder… As we had posted last week Harlem Pop-Up… is happening this Thursday night, October 11, from 4:00pm – 9:00pm . This will be New York City’s first night time Farmers Market! Fresh local fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, wines & baked goods along with live music.
Harlem Pop-Up will be held at The Harlem Treasure Chest Flea Market. Located at the corner of 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Stop by anytime after work (staring at 4:00pm) and pick up your night-time shopping list or delicious prepared foods from favored restaurants on Harlem’s Restaurant Row at this unique and first ever event.
SEE YOU THERE!
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We have just received the new date for the dinner and lecture / conversation for The Harlem Pearl to be held at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant. It will be on October 16th. Please see the original information below and don’t forget to make a reservation. See you there.
THE HARLEM PEARL – 4 DAY DETOX
Join us for the launch of The Lyn-Genet Plan’s The Harlem Pearl!
NEW DATE October 16 at 7pm – Lecture and dinner
The 5 and Diamond Restaurant
2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
(located between 112th and 113th Streets)
New York, NY 10026
$45 for a 4-course tasting menu
Lyn-Genet will be giving a lecture on The Plan and we will be serving food from The Plan cookbook.
Attendees who wish to purchase the 4 Day Detox from The Harlem Pearl will also receive free 4 days of free nutritional support with a Plan nutritionist!
The Lyn-Genet Plan is not a diet. It is a way of eating that will help you lose weight, reverse the aging process, and fight disease. Through The Plan, you will learn that your weight is nothing more than data and from this data we learn how your body reacts to certain foods. Once you determine your ‘trigger’ foods and learn how to create your own menus through working one-on-one with a nutritionist, you will be able to achieve and maintain your personal health goals.
This is for return and new clients so please spread the word to YOUR friends and family!
Space is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com.
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