September 16th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse


Check out this podcast by RhythmDB with cool soothing chillout and world music blended together with atmospheric house. Multi-Rhythmic Mix(Harlem Beauty)never gets off track from it’s relaxing journey.  One of my favorite podcasts to date by RhythmDB and HCL hopes that it will be one of yours too.  A must have for your Fall Music Library Collection.  On this mix you’ll hear songs from Samantha James, DJ Lounge Del Mar, Si*Se, Nitin Sawhney, Lisa Shaw, Summer of Space, Kaskade, Blue Six, Late Night Alumni, Jody Wisternoff, Orlando Vaughan, Chuck Love, Noel, Eyereel Allstars and more…

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June 1st, 2010 by Icare4Harlem

SpaHa Cafe

By Icare4Harlem

I read previous reviews about SpaHa and decided to check out the restaurant myself.  I would agree with most comments that the place is cute and quaint.  Yes, it is small but that also adds to the coziness of this French/Italian café.  When you enter, every bit of counter space is filled with goodies that would please a variety of palates.

Fat Free Squares

Hand Made Caramel

Seating Area with WiFi

However, behind the counter I expected to see many types of breads but unfortunately they had sold out of almost everything. Now, that could also be a good sign.  After all, it was late in the afternoon and I didn’t know if they were transitioning into an evening menu.  So I simply selected a ½ portion of Turkey and Swiss cheese on a French baguette.  It was not hard or dry, as noted by a previous reviewer, and contained all the trimmings.   Since I was only looking for a light bite I then moved on to something sweet.  There were pies, cupcakes, tarts, an assortment of other desserts, and fat free Rice Krispies squares.

Although the items were not perfectly uniform as you would find in a large store emphasizing quantity, I rather enjoyed seeing the less conforming red velvet cupcakes supporting each other in the food display case.  Presentation does account for successful marketing but it doesn’t mean that products have to have that template appearance.  I finally chose the hand made caramels.  Soft and more rich than sweet, it was a perfect finish to my savory snack.

SpaHa is a business that supports the local community, environment, and social issues through its presence and bringing together people in a warm and friendly setting.  I hope they will continue to be a part of Harlem.

SpaHa Café

1872 Lexington Ave. (116th St.)


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