Bier International in Harlem
By HarlemMom -
I had brunch this past weekend at Bier International in Harlem. The food was excellent as always. I had the scrambled eggs with hummus, pita wedges and a green salad. My husband had his favorite, the Portuguese Linguica and Scrambled Eggs Fajitas. His was served with guacamole and baby organic greens as well. This place never misses on food, however this time the service was lacking and we reflected it in our tip. This has been one of our favorite places in Harlem since they opened, so this is why we were surprised by our server. Unfortunately, the owners Ousmane Keita and Chris Pollok were not there this day. One or both of them are usually there and two of the nicest guys in Harlem.
This being said, our waitress gave us menus but took a while to come by to take our order and it was not because she was busy. We placed our order which included a juice for my husband. My coffee came but we had to call her over and remind her about the juice which had been at the service area for some time. We saw a table of 5 near us that had menus but they got up and left due to her lack of service. Besides great food Bier International is in my opinion the best kid friendly place on the boulevard. This might have to do with the fact that both Chris and Ousmane have kids of their own. The food is consistently good and normally so is the service. This is why I wanted to share my experience.
We look forward to many more great meals there with our infant daughter.
(Every Friday night, from 8 p.m. until.., DJ Ouaga spinning world beats. See Bier International’s website below for “December Events” and Menu.)
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In a followup to our earlier post, the exciting new pizza place replacing the convenient but sometimes mediocre Pizzeria 123 is called Fuel (custom pizza•salads) and according to their website, the vintage gasoline station-themed cafe seems to be the first New York outpost of a North Carolina (and Washington DC) chain, although according to their website the originators are from New York:
The online menu seems to have quite a few pizza, sandwich, salad and wing choices. Hopefully this will be another solid and inexpensive dining choice in the neighborhood.
See our previous post Word On The Street (Fuel) in Harlem
Fuel – Menu & website
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Have your Holiday Party or a large gathering of friends at Lido with a special wine and dinner tasting. The way that Lido is designed it can easily accommodate a large group. But even more special you can custom a wine and dinner tasting for an extra special evening with Sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith. The holidays are upon us but it is not too late! Please see below for more information on this unique alternative for a Christmas Party, or just for a large gathering of friends. I have been to one of Andrea’s presentations at Lido and can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Also a nice option for after the holidays if you want to just plan something for 2014.
Come join us at Lido during the holidays for a wine and dinner tasting. Bring your friends or hold your company holiday party with us. Learn about history, grapes and other important wine facts. Discover why certain foods pair better than others with your wine. Sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will lead the tasting in a fun and relaxed setting. We are offering 4 and 5 course pairings for 10 or more individuals. For reservations please call Lido at 646-490-8575, or Andrea Wobensmith at 917-733-9413, email@example.com. Please see our sample menu for your viewing:
Warm salad of arugula, roasted pears, walnuts, shaved parmesean
Wine: Prosecco Brut Jeio Bisol
Arancini, risotto rice balls stuffed with gorgonzola
Wine: Rose Sangiovese
Spaghettini, arrabiata with grilled shrimp
Wine: Toscana Rosso Circa
Braised short ribs with fontina polenta, marscapone cream, fresh horseradish
Wine: Aglianico Del Vulture
Chocolate budino with sea salt
Taylor Fladgate, Fine Ruby
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Looks like Harlem will be getting a new pizzeria in the same location on Harlem Restaurant Row where “Pizzeria 123″ was. Our source tells Harlem Condo Life that construction is underway and word on the street is that it will be called “Fuel”. I like it!
Now with 1 Forno (great pizza and priced well on 116th Street), Bad Horse Pizza (on the pricier side but delicious) and this new place, we will have a lot of options. As far as I’m concerned you can never have too many Pizza spots!!
*Location: Old pizza place, on 123 rd st was Pizzeria 123. (review)
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