December 1st, 2013 by HarlemMom

Insomnia

I’m so excited that we now have an Insomnia Cookies store in Harlem.  I’ve been to their location on the Upper Westside and they are great!  They are located on 110th and Amsterdam.

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My favorite are the double chocolate chip but they have a large variety of delicious cookies including peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia nut, snickerdoodle, chocolate chip chunk and sugar to name a few.  They are open late and deliver so check them out!

Insomnia Cookies
1028 Amsterdam Ave
(between Cathedral Pky & 111th St)
New York, NY 10025

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November 23rd, 2013 by HarlemMom

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I recently had lunch at Kichenette Uptown in Harlem with my husband and 9 week old daughter and loved it.  Granted it was a week day so we did not have to wait but the food was as good as always and definitely worth the wait had there been a line.

I had the Tuna Melt with cheddar and tomato on a homemade English muffin which was delicious.  My husband had the Turkey Rueben served on rye with coleslaw which was just as delicious.  Their hot sandwiches are served with a choice of garlic fries, coleslaw, a field green salad or mashed butternut squash.

We love Kitchenette because besides having delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and milkshakes they are very kid friendly.  They have Kids’ Birthday Parties where children can decorate their own cupcakes, cookies or make ice cream sundaes.  Makes me wish I was a kid again!

See their MENU.

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Tuna Melt

Kitchenette Uptown
1272 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Tel# (212)531-7600
*Home Delivery

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August 30th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

Kitchenette is offering a great value.  10 breakfast dishes for $10 before 10 a.m. They are one of our favorite eateries in Central Harlem.  If you don’t visit them in person, remember they have a home delivery service for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with fresh baked goods for the entire Harlem area.

See their website MENU.  The Kitchenette Uptown is located in Harlem on 1272 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY.  Phone #212-531-7600.

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July 22nd, 2010 by harlemhouse

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January 29th, 2009 by harlemhouse

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It’s all about the sauce!  This Pizzeria has been around forever.  Since 1945 to be exact.  Though it has been strongly supported by Columbia University residents throughout the years, it reaches a much broader audience of locals and customers who have been coming back for years.  Like many Italian Pizzeria menus it has something for everyone; all the classic dishes.  I’ve been eating there (and ordering in from there) consistently for the past four years and haven’t had a bad experience yet.  The pizza is perfect mainly because of the sauce.  Noticeably more rich in flavor then any competition in the area.

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But what won me over with this Pizza joint, was their delicious Entrees.  Just to name a few, the Shrimp Scampi is perfecto with what seems like an endless supply of garlic.  Their classic Chicken or Veal Parmigiana with your choice of pasta, salad or potatoes on the side and also comes with piping hot bread that is always baked to perfection.  Other courses to consider are the Lasagna Parmigiana, Chicken Cacciatore or Scarpariello, and the Veal Scaloppine Marsala or Francaise.  Also they offer one of the best Fried Calamari appetizers that is crispy with lots of lemons and dipping sauce consistently cooked to perfection each time.  This is your better than average Calamari.

We are truly blessed to have such an authentic Italian restaurant in the Lower Harlem area.  I was reading many various reviews of this place (as I said it’s been around since 1945) and the critics mostly rave, with a few who are not as impressed.  My advice to you is to go and try it for yourself.  V & T has been in the same family for 64 years and that is something to be respected and celebrated.  If you are not already one of their satisfied customers, stop by V & T today for great fulfilling tasty authentic Italian entrees & pizza.

V & T Pizzeria

1024 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10025

(212) 663-1708

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December 3rd, 2008 by harlemhouse
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Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem

By HarlemHouse

America’s greatest cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, now stands open for the public to view in it’s full glory.  It is located on Amsterdam and 112 th St. right here in Harlem.  Since the fire of December 2001 only sections of the Church have been open to the public.  Now seven years and $41.5 million dollars later, St. Johns is fully renovated and is truly a magnificent sight to see. Make sure you checkout the adjacent Garden and sculpture.

When visiting a $5.00 to $10.00 donation is recommended but not inforced.  There is normally a 5 PM mass held every evening.  For additional information go to info@stjohndivine.org

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10025

#212-316-7490 and #212-316-7540

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October 20th, 2008 by HarlemGuy

SYMPOSIUM “Greek Restaurant”

This hidden gem tucked away on W. 113th St. has been in business since 1969.  If you like good Greek cuisine, this is the place for you.  Whatever your cravings are from the traditional Moussaka to the classic Lamb dishes to an assorted selection of Vegetarian delights, you are sure to have a delicious dining experience at this friendly, family owned establishment.

If you are looking for a light dinner or late afternoon snack, I recommend their classic Greek Salad with a glass of wine and Pita bread on the side.  Healthy and delicious.  The Symposium Mixed Appetizer Plate is a great sampler dish for those of you who are not as familiar with Mediterranean cuisine.

If you haven’t already stop in see why this place continues to be successful.  There is a reason that this restaurant has been in business for over 40 years.  Just make sure you don’t leave without trying the Baklava or Rice Pudding for desert.

Symposium
544 W. 113th St. (Between Amsterdam and Broadway)
212-865-1011

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