January 9th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A friend of mine and to our blog mentioned that he saw a fire truck in front of Cedric last night.  I know they were planning on filming an episode of Black Ink Crew (the new reality show on VH1) last night so we thought maybe this was all part of it.  But unfortunately, it was in fact a fire.  Their Christmas tree caught on fire and damaged a small section of the bar and ceiling area.  Thankfully nobody was hurt not any of the staff or the upstairs neighbors.

They are working hard to get everything up and running again in a few days.  We here at HarlemCondoLife hope to see business resume quickly for Cedric and the whole crew!

Cedric French Bistro
Grand Opening of CEDRIC FRENCH BISTRO in Harlem

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Cedric French Bistro

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January 5th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

I first noticed this trend when visiting Amy Ruth’s when I first moved to Harlem. Then a few years ago as Harlem Tavern settled into the neighborhood. And now more recently with several nabe newbies – hip local watering hole Harlem Food Bar and the elegant and tasty Jado Sushi.

The concept of extending the indoors to the out-of-doors in a modest or spectacular yet always tasteful and utilitarian manner is on point in Harlem!

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December 31st, 2012 by harlemhouse
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New Years Eve Party at CORNER SOCIAL

What are we doing New Years Eve Harlem?  First off, there is no need to go downtown to celebrate, because our Harlem neighborhoods have everything you need right here!  Call in advance to make a reservation with your favorite place and find out EXACT details as Harlem is going to be busy tonight!

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LIDO HARLEM NYE DINNER AND PARTY

One of the  first restaurant bars to reach out to us was Lido on Frederick Douglass Boulevard.  Call and make a reservation.  They will be bringing in the New Year with a special dinner menu and drinks.

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JADO SUSHI HARLEM

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67 ORANGE STREET NYE PARTY!

More Harlem Hot Spots to consider are Corner Social (ad above), L Lounge (was told they will have a DJ spinning), The 5 and Diamond (listed below), 67 Orange Street (make a reservation space limited), Bier International, Cove Lounge, Ricardos, Billie’s Black, Cedric Bistro (Dinner is sold out but come in after 11pm to have drinks and fun), Harlem Tavern, Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club.  New kids on the block Jado Sushi, Harlem Food Bar, and Maison Harlem are all three great suggestions as well.

It might be a difficult night to “bar hop” as many of the places listed  are reservations only for New Years Eve.  But make the rounds and try your luck if you do not have a reservation.  It’s not too late with many of these places to make your reservation though today. I know we have left many places out.  If we have, call and make sure they are open and celebrating tonight.  I believe Melbas is closed tonight for NYE but will be open for New Years Day.  Perfect hangover food!

2013 is going to be a great year I can just feel it!  So let’s get it started off right by bringing in the New Year TONIGHT IN HARLEM!!!

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Celebrate New Years Eve at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant!

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MAISON HARLEM CELEBRATES NYE!

(The 5 and Diamond dinner starts at 5pm and their inaugural NYE celebration kicks off at 10pm!  Try out new kids on the block Maison’s delicious food and drinks (above) and welcome them to the neighborhood.)

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RICARDO STEAK HOUSE NYE GOLD PARTY

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December 10th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

More improvements seem to be happening at the site of the new wine bar/kitchen Vinateria on 119th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Last week crews were spotted painting the building front black.

The proprietor, Mrs. Yvette Leeper-Bueno teamed up with Gabriela and Gustavo Lopez who worked at downtown hotspots Son Cubano, Boqueria, Lupa and Wallse, amongst others.  Gustavo Lopez will be developing Vinateria’s menu and daily specials, and Gabriela Davogustto will be developing their wine and beverage program.  Apparently they looked for a year and a half for the right space in Harlem, and had a few different places under negotiation that fell through, including underneath the Gateway Towers. In this address, they have now expanded their concept from just a winebar to a full food and wine offerings with an Italian/global influence.

Their Facebook has been up since summertime but no new info. Other wine- oriented places like Nectar and Auberge Laurent haven’t fared so well in this area but perhaps now is the time. We can’t wait for this to open!

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December 8th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

Aloft Harlem

Condé Nast Traveller selected and reviewed the hippest bars, eateries and unique places in Harlem this week.

Did your favorite spot make the list? Find out which after-hours bars, chic restaurants, hotels and quirky shops are on their list here.

(Aloft Harlem, Harlem Tavern, 67 Orange Street, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Red Rooster, bier international, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Jado Sushi, Chez Lucienne, Harlem Food Bar, Levain Bakery, Apollo Theater, Corner Social, Vault, Demolition Depoton 125th Street, Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, Marjorie Eliot, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lenox Coffee, Astor Row, Maysles Cinema, Hotel Theresa…)
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December 6th, 2012 by harlemcondolife

The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance invite you to the HARLEM POP-UP ‘HOLIDAY BAZAAR’ Saturday, December 15, 2012. We recently here at Harlem Condo Life posted about the first ever Harlem Pop-Up outdoor evening Farmers Market event this past October, See Previous Post. Now just in time for the Holidays you can enjoy the same vendors along with many new ones for this indoor event presented by FDBA and Manhattan borough President Scott M. Stringer.

Vendors will include AFineLyne, A Gift of Tea, Cheetahrama, J. Glebocki Farms, Harlem Flo, Land Yoga, Renaissance Fine Arts and many more great gift ideas for the Holidays. While shopping you can enjoy prepared food from neighborhood favorites Harlem Tavern, Chocolat, Lido, The 5 and Diamond, Zoma as well as live music throughout the day.
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December 3rd, 2012 by harlemhouse

This Sunday, December 9, Santa is coming to Bier International!

Recently I stopped by Bier International with friends for drinks and had a great talk with Ousmane Keita, co-owner of Bier International. We discussed many things about the Harlem community and businesses sprouting up here and there on FDB and the surrounding neighborhood. With a cadence of its own, Bier International is no exception to the reviving energy in Harlem. Since opening day they have hit the ground running and were the first (or one of the first) places to offer sidewalk seating. They always have something going on at Bier International whether it is celebrating the holidays, presenting various musicians or their famous Oktoberfest which they call OktoBIERfest. This is a proper celebration in full spirit and tradition right down to a slowly roasted pig in front of the restaurant. December 2nd they hosted an afternoon performance by violinist Eliano Braz, who will be appearing again in the near future. They also have various DJ’s including DJ Ouaga spinning music from around the world, check their events calendar.
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November 15th, 2012 by harlemhouse

A reminder that Harlem Food Bar will be having their third “GIVE BACK MONDAYS” this coming Monday, November 19, from 5 – 8 pm.  Stop by Monday night to support HARLEM UNITED supporting the fight against HIV & AIDS in Harlem.  See the flyer below for more information.   Portion of all proceeds will be donated to Harlem United.  Let’s all turn out and show our support for this great cause.

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Monday, 9/24 from 5 – 8PM Harlem Food Bar will be starting Give Back On Mondays.

Free Appetizers and a portion of proceeds from the night will go to the following charities:

* FCBC Dream Center Monday, September 24th

* NYPD Police Athletic League Monday, October 15th

* HARLEM UNITED Fight against HIV & AIDS Monday, November 19th.

So stop by Harlem Food Bar and help give to these charities for a great cause!

For additional information click here HFB givesback

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November 11th, 2012 by harlemhouse

What a great idea.  Fresh, quality sushi dinner coupled with a bottle of wine in the comfort of your home.

Jado Sushi in Harlem is excited to announce that they are begining a delivery service on Monday the 12th!!

Check out their website www.jadosushi.com to see the menu and delivery info.

But don’t stop there.  They can also pickup wines from The Winery for you and deliver them with the food.  Just call The Winery at 212-222-4866 to place an order. Let the sales staff know that your order should go with the food.  They will take care of the rest.  To see the selection of wines, go to www.thewineryonline.com

Jado Sushi
2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NYC 10026
(bet 114th St.  and 115th St.)
tel:212-866-2118
info@jadosushi.com

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November 4th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Come be part of history at Red Rooster in Harlem…
OBAMA VS. ROMNEY – THE MAIN EVENT
This Tuesday, Nov 6th, Doors open at 9:00pm.  There will be two big screen televisions to watch the election on.
Don’t forget to VOTE on Tuesday, November 6th!

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