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Harlem’s Miss Harlem Shake 2014 Contest Down to 9 Semi-Finalists

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The Miss Harlem Shake 2014 contest continues and now it’s time for the people to vote for their favorite contender!  If you missed the latest on ABC News check it out here!

After receiving over 55 applications, Harlem Shake, a modern “burger and milkshake joint” uptown, has narrowed the search for “Miss Harlem Shake” to nine finalists who best represent the neighborhood’s unique culture…and appreciate a good burger!

The restaurant has selected the top nine ladies who will move forward through the next round of voting. Now it’s up to the people to vote for their favorite contestant!

Each order placed at Harlem Shake between July 21st and August 31st will come with a ballot featuring the 9 semi-finalists. There will be a scoreboard on display in the restaurant to track each contestant’s progress. The top five with the most customer votes will continue on to the final ceremony in September where a winner will be chosen by a judging panel of notable Harlem faces.

The lucky lady who is crowned “Miss Harlem Shake” will receive fortune, fame and feast: $1,000 to a charity of their choice, $500 to keep, and best of all, free Harlem Shake burgers for a year.

Stay tuned for more information about the final ceremony on September 13th hosted by pop culture expert and blogger Patrick Riley. All are invited to join the party and watch us crown “Miss Harlem Shake!”

FINALISTS 

 

Profiles

Davisha Davis, 26, Media Specialist

Davisha started her own non-profit organization to teach girls of Harlem to respect themselves and give back to the community.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Project V Inc.

Tavaya Davis, 25, Tax Accountant and Flight Attendant

Tavaya makes Harlem a better place by volunteering and always connecting with her Harlem neighbors from restaurants to front stoops, encouraging them to get involved and donate back to the community.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Grown

Ljeoma Eboh, 23, Health Educator/PhD Student and Blogger

Through her work at Harlem Children’s Zone, Ljeoma encourages Harlem’s youth to be happier and healthier so that their generation can continue to inspire the world.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone

Elan Ferguson, 35, Family Program Coordinator and Teaching Artist

By being involved with a neighborhood art museum that highlights artists of African descent, Elan promotes wellness, art, self-expression and family.
Harlem Charity of Choice: The Studio Museum in Harlem

Denise House, 51, Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Counselor

Denise has lived in Harlem her whole life. She has alopecia areata and feels her bald head helps her meet new people as she gets compliments from strangers on her unique appearance.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem Children’s Zone

Liz Jackson, 32, Inclusion Activist

Liz is known in the neighborhood as the girl with a purple cane and a smile, giving her the local nickname “Smiley.” She is also volunteers at the Harlem non-profit Harlem RBI, which provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play and learn.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem RBI

Amara Korley, 19, Student, Artist and Hostess

Amara grew up in Harlem and feels that as a vegetarian, she can bring a new perspective to the burger world.  Harlem Charity of Choice: The Innocence Project

Casandra Rosario, 24, Food Blogger and Event Planner

By planning community events, Casandra promotes local Harlem businesses to the public. She also enriches local youth by working at the Be G8 Foundation.
Harlem Charity of Choice: Y.U.N.G. Harlem

Danielle Summons, 24, Singer, Songwriter and Actress

Danielle cares about the cultivation of Harlem youth and regularly attends Tuesday night teaching and Sunday service at her church, First Corinthian Baptist.  Harlem Charity of Choice: Harlem School of the Arts

More details

WHEN: In-store customer voting open July 21st -August 31

WHERE: 100 W. 124th Street at Lenox Avenue New York, NY 10027

WEBSITE: www.harlemshakenyc.com

Twitter: @HarlemShakeNYC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/harlemshakenyc

Instagram: HarlemShakeNYC

About Harlem Shake

Harlem Shake is a fun, creative take on the classic “burger and milkshake joint,” offering high-quality yet affordable food in a lively setting. The restaurant celebrates the soul of the community and reinvigorates modern Harlem with a bit of nostalgia and a nod to pop culture. Harlem Shake is a NYC go-to for familiar eats like griddled burgers, New York hot dogs, and hand-spun shakes. A unique selection of regional sodas from across the country, a sophisticated wine and beer program, a breakfast menu and seasonal outdoor seating completes the offerings. The restaurant takes its name from the iconic Harlem Shake dance of the 1980’s.

Restaurant Review: Flat Top

flat topI recently went to Flat Top with my brother and daughter and we enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed it so much that I went back the following week with my husband and daughter.

The first time I shared the mussles as an appetizer and had the shrimp appetizer as an entrée with a side of broccoli rabe. My brother had the chicken dish which he said was the best meal he’s had in sometime. We shared the semi-sweet chocolate mousse for dessert which was yummy.

The following time I shared the burrata caprese salad which was delicious. I had the chicken dish which was exquisite. All were delicious but my favorite was the chicken dish and the bread pudding which I had for dessert and split with my husband. He by the way, also had the chicken dish.

Flat Top is a bistro that has been open for a little over a year now on Amsterdam Avenue. It is charming inside and what I also like about it is that it is not super crowded.

Can’t wait to go back and try some other tasty dishes!

#LENOXSIZZLES UPDATE – July 22nd almost sold out!

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Summer Sizzles on Lenox (#SummerSizzles) is rescheduled for Tuesday, July 22 tomorrow night.  Buy your advance tickets before midnight tonight, 2-for-1 for discounted price.  Tickets are $10 at the door for one.

Buy here Summer Sizzles on Lenox

See below for menus:

A. Barawine 200 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: tomato mozzarella bruschetta, mini tuna tartar wakame, cheese and charcuterie sampler; DRINK: Select wines $5

B. Blvd Bistro 239 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: fried Natchez okra, short rib taco, turkey slider;
DRINK $5: select wine, beer and spiked sweet tea

C. Chéri 231 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: mini zucchini stuffed w/ratatouille, goat cheese & vichyssoise;
DRINK $5: Sangria

D. Chez Lucienne 308 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: assorted pass hors d’oeuvres
DRINK $5: well drinks, wine and beers

E. Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Hawaiian chicken skewers, veggie rolls, summer chickpeas and cucumber salad;
DRINK $5: Carver Melon Hendricks cocktail

F. Cove Lounge 325 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: fried truffle mac and cheese ball, island wings, spiced fries;
DRINK $5: select beers, Carver Punch, Hendricks Gin cocktail

G. Harlem Shake 100 W 124th St
EAT $5: Sizzlin’ Sonoran Dog, Classic Harlem Happiness (Harlem Classic burger with cheese), Summer Jam milkshake (Summer peach with peach pieces), Fly Fry combo (Chicken Strips, ½ Fries, Honey Mustard Dip), Sweetie Pie Combo (Sweet Potato Pie, Coffee);
DRINK $5: Cheap White and Cheap Red wine glass, Lil Sumtin’ for Beer Lovers (Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ or Sugar Hill Pint)

H. Lenox Saphire 341 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Fataya ,Nems ,Yassa Poulet , Dibi Lamb; DRINK $5: select beer, wine and saphire shot

I. LaBodega 47 161 Lenox Avenue (bracelet pick up)
EAT $5: chicken tacos, veggie spring rolls, curry chicken bowl, steak bowl;
DRINK $5: Hendricks punch, Rum chocolate-tini punch, National rum day punch

J. Red Rooster Harlem 310 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: ‘Red Deviled’ Eggs;
DRINK $5: Lenox Lightening

K. Settepani 196 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Eggplant rolls with tomatoes and mozzarella, Salmon cured with Hendricks with cucumbers served on endives, Lamb sliders with caramelIzed onions and sesame; Dessert: Carver-licious sorbet with Hendricks Gin;
DRINK $5: Italiano – Hendricks martini with red bell pepper and basil, white sangria

L. Sylvia’s Restaurant 328 Lenox Ave
EAT $5: Mac and Cheese Bites, Assorted Wings Sampler, Collard Green Spring Roll

Carver Federal Savings Bank 75 W 125th St (bracelet pick up)

Specials are subject to availability and to change without notice. Visit the participating restaurants for more details and additional specials.

Summer Sizzles On Lenox – Sidewalk Cafe Crawl In Harlem

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Spice it up this month with SUMMER SIZZLES ON LENOX – Sidewalk Cafe Crawl  in Harlem!  This is a great way to preview many restaurants you have been wanting to visit.  Check out Barawine, BLVD Bistro, Chéri  Harlem, Chez Lucienne, Corner Sociel, Cove Lounge, Harlem Shake, La Bodega 47, Lenox Saphire, Red Rooster Harlem, Settepani and Sylvia’s Restaurant all participating in this special event.   Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

2-for-1 advance tickets are available now at $10.00.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

#LENOXSIZZLES

@xperienceharlem