Category Archives: East Harlem

Brunch In Harlem

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Saturday and Sunday Brunch in Harlem is serious business – an event that is not to be missed.

It’s all about legendary, newly established and up and coming restaurants, often at full capacity, serving a wide variety of great food, to well-dressed locals and visitors from the world over, in one of The City’s hottest neighborhoods.

Stay tuned as we identify several of our favorite places below, which include the Five and Diamond, Red Rooster, Melbas, Harlem Food Bar, The Cecil, Chocolat, Sylvia’s, Lido, Maison, Kitchenette and Vinateria – to name just a few.

A word to the wise.  Harlem’s Restaurant Rows are easy to stroll.  However be warned:  Be hungry.  Have a place in mind.  Pick a backup. Get there early.  Don’t always expect to be seated right away it may take a few minutes.  Don’t rule out making a reservation  which you can do via Opentable, etc.   Basically, apply the same rules you would apply elsewhere in NYC.  But whatever you do, do check out Brunch in Harlem!

For the latest news on restaurants in Harlem, follow us on twitter @HarlemHCL.  Also check-out our extensive list of restaurants on Harlem Restaurant Row Reviews for our latest thoughts on all the great food and drink Harlem has to offer.

Thanks again for reading HarlemCondoLife – Your Gateway to Harlem.

SOUL (two) MIX – New Podcast

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Everything’s better with a little soul on it!  A follow up podcast to SOUL (one), comes SOUL (two) with more r&b, soul, some hip hop and classics.  As with the first one, we never work up to a house beat with this mix either.  But the downbeat grooves blended with the old school tracks will keep you satisfied from start to finish.

On this mix you can expect to hear Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade, Tribe Called Quest, Mary J Blige, Wyclef Jean, Fantasia, Missy Elliott, Faith Evans, John Legend, Caron Wheeler, Common, Aretha Franklin, Notorious B.I.G., Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Angie Stone and more.

Download Podcast here on…

iTunes SOUL (two) MIX

Podbean SOUL (two) 

Playlist:

1) Too High
2) You Got Me (Remix)
3) Umm Hmm
4) Free (Mashup Mix)
5) Lovers Rock (Original)
6) Word Play (Special Extended Vocal/Beats Mix)
7) Land of the Kings (Instrumental Dub)
8) King & Queen (feat. Wyclef Jean)
9) Without Me (feat. Kelly Rowland)
10) Can’t Stay Away (feat. Keyshia Cole)
11) The Impossible
12) Soul
13) Angel (Interlude) [feat. Stacy Barthe]
14) Another Star (Remix feat. Caron Wheeler)
15) Let It Go
16) 8 Minutes to Sunrise
17) Real Love (Remix) [feat. The Notorious B.I.G.)
18) Wonderful (Original Extended Mix)
19) They Said You Needed Me
20) Move Me No Mountain
21) I Want You (With Michael McDonald)
22) I Ain’t Hearin’ U (Vocal Edit Mix)

Seasoned Vegan – Harlem’s First Full Service Vegan Restaurant Now Open

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With the recent trend of vegan restaurants opening coast to coast from New York to LA, it was only a matter of time before Harlem was next on the list.  Seasoned Vegan Harlem’s first full service vegan restaurant is now opened for business.  Seasoned Vegan is a family business owned by mother and son, Brenda and Aaron Beener specializing in gourmet vegan food.  They give typical Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and American dishes a vegan, home cooked, soulful twist.

Vegan cooking has become sort of an art form for certain chefs.  If the largely successful “Blossom” located on the Upper West Side is any indication of things to come, we will be seeing more and more vegan restaurants.  When I first dined at Blossom with my sister who has been a vegan for 10  years, I was skeptical.  After trying it I was blown away at how surprisingly flavorful and good it was.

Harlem’s Seasoned Vegan write on their website “The food you love, veganized”.  Great slogan!  I am anxious to try this new place out to see for myself.  For those who may not be aware of what vegan food is, check out this brief write up about it: What is VEGAN.  As I mentioned earlier one of my sisters is a vegan and before that was a vegetarian so I have been privileged to some pretty good homemade meals over the years.  Along with plenty of gentle lecturing on why I should not eat bacon or steak, dairy etc., or any animal products for that matter.  Even though I haven’t changed my ways yet, I understand and admire the vegan way and applaud it.  You do not have to be a vegan to eat and enjoy vegan food.  It is for everyone and I will say that you feel so healthy after having a good vegan dinner.

By the looks of Seasoned Vegans dishes and desserts I imagine they will draw a nice crowd of loyal customers as well as curious new ones.  I am looking forward to visiting them for dinner very soon.  We are so fortunate to have such a diverse and specialized selection of restaurants and businesses here in Harlem.

Welcome to the neighborhood Seasoned Vegan!

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Seasoned Vegan MENU
55 St. Nicholas Avenue
Harlem, NY 10026
(212)222-0092

 

Harlem Nights / Midnight Brunch every Friday at Red Rooster and Ginny’s

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Fridays Harlem Nights / Midnight Brunch Starting at 10 pm.  Serving til 4 am.  DJ Stormin’ Norman (Upstairs)  DJ Moma & Maine (Downstairs)

It’s always a good time Friday nights uptown in Harlem!

Website: Red Rooster

Website: Ginny’s Supper Club