Do you love Melba’s as much as we do? Then you will get to love more of Melba’s soon. The famed restaurant featuring what Melba herself describes as “america’s comfort food” is expanding next door.
The much anticipated expansion has started. The crew has been working feverishly. The expansion will be ready late this/early next year.
We are so excited that more people will be able to enjoy the amazing flavors and experiences that Melba has consistently delivered over these many years. See our previous Melba’s Review.
300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 864-7777
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Another Mom and Pops shop in Harlem that has been one of my favorites for years is Island Spice and Southern Cuisine. I like supporting our local businesses that have been around and doing well for a long time. Island Spice is no exception. No thrills here – just modest decor, small quarters and good inexpensive food.
Any given afternoon if you stop by to eat for lunch you will see locals lined up ordering food to go. Certain items are cooked to order and other dishes are buffet style that you select to your liking with sides. The entree comes with rice and peas (or just rice) and two side dishes. A common lunch is the stewed chicken entree with rice and peas with sides of plantains and collard greens. This very filling and tasty entree comes out to a mere $6 for the small order. Medium entree with two sides is $8.50. Some of the dishes and entrees that I recommend are the Fish and Chips, Jerk Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Ox Tail, Curry Shrimp, Pepper Steak or just a couple authentic Jamaican Beef Patties with a bottle of Ting.
I love spots like this. It is one of the type businesses that makes Harlem great.
Here you can enjoy great authentic Jamaican and southern cuisine and feel good about supporting a small local business.
Click here to view their Menu
Island Spice & Southern Cuisine
1980 7th Ave / at 119th St
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