Thursday, May 2, 2013 fdba (The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance) invites you to their 2nd annual event: Food & Drink Boulevard. Summer Kick-Off and Evening of Food, Cocktails, Music and Entertainment on Harlem’s Restaurant Row.
Participants involved this year are:
1) Savann Restaurant
3) Bad Horse Pizza
7) Levain Bakery
8) Harlem Tavern
10) Harlem Food Bar
11) Bier International
12) 67 Orange Street
13) 5 & Diamond
It will be held from 6pm – 10pm along FDB up to 123rd Street. Cost is $10 at the door or $5 in advance. Information on tickets
Last years event was a lot of fun with DJ’s, live music, food & drink specials and additional entertainment. A great way to start summer off and meet people in your neighborhood. Invite your friends, have a good time at your favorite spots!
* Condé Nast Traveller “24 hours in Harlem” – Did your favorite spot make the list?
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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
A reader provided us with a nice photo this morning about Harlem Tavern! I believe the photo says it all-opening day at Harlem Tavern starts at 5 pm, July 1! See you there! And a big thanks to our reader!!! You know who you are! You are the BEST!
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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
If you were planning on stopping by Harlem Tavern tomorrow night, June 29, don’t. They’re not quite ready yet. They just passed their last inspection last night (June 27) and over the weekend they put out a call for more food runners. They were needing a lot more help. Given all this, they are now aiming to open this Friday if all goes as planned.
So if you are around over the holiday weekend, there might be another place in Harlem to sit outside to eat and drink! In the mean time, check out their menu and drink list, here. When they open, you’ll be ready to order when you arrive! Stay tuned…
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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
First we told you about Harlem Tavern’s menu and drink list as part of our Inside Harlem Tavern series. We continue our series with a topic that some might find odd or unnecessary, but we think it is important strategic information to have. And hey…this topic everyone deals with. It is commonly know as mother nature and when mother nature calls-at least for me-the question I will immediately ask to anyone and everyone is “Where the h** are the bathrooms?”
When I visited Harlem Tavern recently I actually asked to see the lady’s room. I wanted to know where they are located. Well, I found out there is not exactly a lady’s room. There is not a men’s room either. Harlem Tavern went…UNISEX with their bathrooms. There are several stalls with closed doors lined up against the wall to the right when you walk indoors. It is all closed off. Don’t worry. Its only when you wash your hands that you may or may not know the person standing right next to you.
I was sort of surprised when I saw this. I thought with all that space inside why not send the men one way and the gals the other way? I guess the owners figured let’s save on space indoors and give patrons more outdoor space for eating and drinking. Oh well. See you in the Harlem Tavern bathrooms.
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As promised through our Inside Harlem Tavern series, we have some additional information on their menu. We now turn to their cocktail list.
First up is the Banana Sidecar: Hennessy, 99 bananas, and fresh lemon juice. This drink will be shaken and served in a martini glass for $12.
While you’re sitting outside at the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd and 116th Street, how about drinking a Harlem Sunset? This drink will include tequila, cherry liquor, and pineapple. Yummy. We like this drink already and plan on ordering it ASAP…cause it has Te-qui-la! And its $10.
Next, can you say these words really fast? Tavern Rum Runner. It is catchy…huh? This will be served on the rocks in a mason jar for $12.
And last but not least is the Scottish Mule, which will have gin, cucumber, and ginger beer all for $10.
All these cocktails sound de-li-cious! And if you don’t want a cocktail, no worries. Harlem Tavern plans on offering 20 beers on tap and 60 craft beers in the bottle; as well as a selection of frozen drinks!
So the area that was a gas station, will soon be an eating and drinking station for Harlem humanity! The transformation of this space and menu will be well received! We will all find out soon when we physically will be going Inside Harlem Tavern!
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We would like to give you a sneak peak at Harlem Tavern’s menu. Take a look below.
In my view, the items on the menu are as diverse as the Harlem population it will soon cater to. If you want a pasta dish, it is on the menu or if you want steak, no problem they have that too. How about having fish while sitting outside on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd and 116th Street? Harlem Tavern will be offering that as well to its customers. What is even better than the food listed in their initial menu are the prices! All the items on Harlem Tavern’s menu are reasonably priced. There is nothing priced more than $21 dollars. I think they are playing it very smart by doing this. Harlem Tavern is clearly recognizing their demographic by starting off with this reasonable price point as opposed to other local establishment(s) that received unfavorable criticism for their menu being priced too high. Bad Horse Pizza went through this recently. They received some unfavorable comments online- at least on HCL– regarding their prices. Harlem Tavern is clearly sending a message to Harlemites with this menu: come on over, hang out inside or out and enjoy a good meal without braking the bank. If they stick to this price point, count on us hanging out there!
Have a look at the menu below and tell us what you think! And stay tuned for our next blog post called Inside Harlem Tavern.
Golden Fried “Dirty Bird”
Lemon thyme gravy
Smoked Mozzarella Fritters
Ricotta cheese, tomato basil sauce
Bacon Fried Pickles
Trio of Sausages
Keilbasa, Merguez, Chorizo, 3 mustards
Chickpea puree, grilled Mediterranean vegetables
Grilled Skirt Steak
Queso fresco, chimichurri, jalapeños
Fried Green Tomato
Mozzarella, ricotta, basil arugula pesto
The Boulevard Burger
Smoked gouda, BBQ pulled pork, Neuskes bacon, crispy onions, toasted brioche
Cedar Planked Salmon
Olives, peppers, tomato confit, citrus herb vinaigrette
Handmade Ratatouille Ravioli
Sunchoke walnut basil sauce
Knickerbocker Glory Sundae $7
Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake $7
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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
There is a lot of excitement building, on and offline, around Harlem Tavern, the latest establishment soon joining Harlem’s restaurant row. There is so much excitement that every where you turn either on local blogs or Facebook someone has new photos of Harlem Tavern evolving in their look. We haven’t seen this much excitement around one place since the rumors on Busboys and Poets trying to enter into the Harlem market.
We are excited as well about the opening of Harlem Tavern, located on the corner of West 116th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. To celebrate the upcoming opening, we are going to be giving you an “inside look” at Harlem Tavern. What does this mean? You are going to be able to find out the little things, pre-opening, about this indoor/outdoor establishment that is owned and operated by…you guessed…Harlemites. Stay tune!
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Take a walk along Frederick Douglass Blvd to the northwest corner of 116th Street and you will see big red letters that spell out “Harlem Tavern.” You can’t miss it! The signage went up yesterday! The folks at Harlem Tavern are working hard so that they can soon join, what we predicted and call “restaurant row” of Harlem, this coming June.
The upcoming Harlem restaurant and bar, and its workers have been nailing and hammering away day in and day out in preparation for their June 2011 opening, which we told you about a few weeks ago. They have made significant progress, according to these pics taken yesterday (May 19). If you walk by, you will also notice that French doors are in place along with their big bright red signage. At the pace they are working, they just might make their June deadline.
See how the progress has been coming along for Harlem Tavern on their Facebook page! And while you are there, click on their “Like” button! I certainly did!
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