Tonight is the night! Taste of India A Bollywood Event Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7pm – 10pm at the famous Red Rooster Harlem (Ginny’s Supper Club) at 310 Lenox Ave (between 126th & 127th St) New York, NY 10027.
Space is limited but there are a few tickets left. Lara Land is a key person in our Harlem community and you can be sure that this will be an excellent party / benefit!
Support your community, meet your neighbors, (and a few celebrities) and get ready to have a blast! Come by tonight for a great cause.
To read more on this event and Purchase your tickets click here Taste of India – A Bollywood Celebration
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No need to leave Harlem for NYE 2015, celebrate at your favorite watering hole, restaurant or club in Harlem! Last year almost every spot up and down Frederick Douglass Blvd (Harlem Restaurant Row), Lenox Ave and everything in-between held festive celebrations uptown.
Support your local businesses and neighborhood restaurants and bring in the new year with neighbors and friends. Last year was very successful if it is any indication of how busy this year will be, so make sure to call and make a reservation ahead of time. We have highlighted each venus website below for your convenience. It is not too early to plan New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.
Here are several places we recommend from past New Year’s Eve:
Red Rooster (DJ)
Ginny’s Supper Club (live music)
The Cecil (DJ)
Minton’s Harlem (jazz)
Maison Harlem (DJ)
Silvana (DJ) (live music)
Shrine Bar/Restaurant (DJ) (live music)
Billies Black (DJ) (live music)
Harlem Shake (DJ)
Harlem Food Bar
The 5 and Diamond
Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
Harlem Tavern (DJ) (Sports Bar)
The Park 112 (DJ)
La Bodega 47 Social Club (DJ)
67 Orange Street
Ricardo’s Steak House (Dj)
Bier International (DJ) (live music)
Cove Lounge (DJ)
Corner Social (DJ)
Camaradas El Barrio (DJ) (live music)
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My husband, daughter and I recently ate dinner at Boulevard Bistro and enjoyed it a lot. We had a booth table which was comfortable and the decor and service were great. There was a large party next to us who also had a baby and they were served rather quickly as we were too.
My husband had the organic fried chicken which is served with smoked turkey collards and southern potato salad. I had the turkey meatloaf topped with wild mushroom and visalia onion gravy, with parmesan mashed potatoes and vegetables. We topped off our meal with the German cake which was also delicious.
We plan on going back soon for their brunch which we are hearing good things about.
If you haven’t tried BLVD Bistro in Harlem yet, we recommend it. Four stars on Yelp and a cozy inviting interior easily help make BLVD a charming addition to Harlem. Stay tuned for our part-two review on Boulevard Bistro.
Southern & Soul, American
239 Lenox Avenue (122nd Street)
New York, NY 10027
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RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
First Time a Harlem, NY Restaurant Awarded This Title
On Tuesday evening Esquire Magazine will unveil the winners of their first annual American Food & Drink Awards at The Cecil in Harlem, NY.
THE CECIL will be named the 2014 Best New Restaurant in America.
THE CECIL, created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, is New York City’s first Afro-Asian-American brasserie.
Inspired by the travels, exploration and study of the African Diaspora its goal is to connect communities through food, comfort and hospitality. Afro / Asian / American cuisine is a fusion of the best of what each of those distinct food cultures has to offer.
It traces the global migration of African-descendant people through the influence of African spices, textures and cooking techniques on traditional American, Latin and Asian dishes.
Guided by this concept, Executive Chef Smalls and Chef de CuisineJoseph “JJ” Johnson have conspired to create unique plates that combine the familiar with the unexpected.
Location: 210 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10026
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Spice it up this month with SUMMER SIZZLES ON LENOX – Sidewalk Cafe Crawl in Harlem! This is a great way to preview many restaurants you have been wanting to visit. Check out Barawine, BLVD Bistro, Chéri Harlem, Chez Lucienne, Corner Sociel, Cove Lounge, Harlem Shake, La Bodega 47, Lenox Saphire, Red Rooster Harlem, Settepani and Sylvia’s Restaurant all participating in this special event. Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
2-for-1 advance tickets are available now at $10.00.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
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For the second year in a row, top bars from across Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood to compete for Title of “Best Uptown Bartender”
Mixologists from 30 of New York City’s best uptown bars from Harlem and Washington Heights/Inwood will try to wow bar goers between May 5th and 15th with delectable and original cocktails featuring sponsor spirit brands Hennessy V.S and Hendricks Gin.
The Uptown Battle of the Bars is presented by Harlem Park to Park, a community improvement association in Central Harlem, and produced by Good Ice Marketing.
Participating bartenders will create signature original cocktails using their choice of ingredients, along with the featured spirits. Cocktails will be available to sample on Monday, May 5 and Monday, May 12th, between 6-10 pm at a special $8 discounted price. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote online from May 5 through the 15th at Instagram @UptownBattle for their favorite cocktail.
The bartenders from the top 12 bars with the highest votes will advance to compete for the title of Best Uptown Bartender at a showdown VIP finale event on May 19, from 6-10 pm, at Harlem Tavern on Frederick Douglas Blvd at 116th Street. At the final showdown, industry and celebrity judges, along with the audience, will taste creations by the mixologists featuring Hennessy V.S and Hendricks Gin.
The Showdown Finale includes 3 rounds of competition. In the first round the bartenders will have 10 minutes to create a cocktail using Hennessy V.S. For the second round, first round finalists will compete to create cocktails using Hendricks Gin. For the last round, the final 2 bartenders, with the assistance of fellow competitors, will use surprise secret ingredients — á la “Chopped” — to create original cocktails, using either of the 2 spirits for the winning title. Drinks will be judged on creativity, taste/complexity, originality and their crowd pleasing factor. Music will be provided by Dj Stormin’ Norman of Sundae Sermon.
“Harlem’s nightlife and bar scene has developed tremendously in the complexity and originality of offerings and concepts. From rum-based craft cocktail bars, to craft brew beer gardens and speakeasies, we are able to offer comparable entertainment options to what one has downtown,” said Harlem Park to Park Executive Director, Nikoa Evans-Hendricks.
“We also have an opportunity to highlight the amazing beverage talent that these establishments are attracting throughout the uptown community,” added Karl Franz Williams, founder and CEO of Good Ice Marketing and owner of mixology bar 67 Orange Street. “Harlem and Washington Heights are not only attracting top restaurants, but both neighborhoods are also attracting and grooming amazing beverage talent. This competition will help generate some visibility for this talented group while providing some exciting entertainment for the neighborhood.”
Tickets to the Showdown finale on May 19, at Harlem Tavern cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door and can be purchased at www.uptownbattleofbars.eventbrite.com. Admission includes discounted drink/appetizer specials and original cocktail samples. Harlem Tavern is located at 2153 Frederick Douglas Boulevard and 116th Street.
May 5 to 15: Bars from across Harlem and Washington Heights create signature cocktails available to the public for $8. The public can vote for favorite cocktail at Instagram @UptownBattle.
May 19: Top bartenders compete at Harlem Tavern for title of “Best Uptown Bartender.”
5 and Diamond, 67 Orange Street, 9A Kitchen & Lounge, Billie’s Black, Cantina 1838, Cedric’s, Chocolat Restaurant & Lounge, Corner Social, Cove Lounge, Harlem Food Bar, Harlem Public, Harlem Tavern, Heights Tavern, La Bodega 47 Social Club, La Marina, Lido Harlem, Maison Harlem, Minton’s, Moca Lounge, Red Rooster Harlem, Settepani, Shrine World Music Venue, Silvana, Sylvia’s Restaurant, The Cecil, The Park 112 Restaurant & Lounge, Vinateria Restaurant & Bar, Ya Tenga
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A KENTUCKY DERBY DAY PARTY
Saturday, May 3, 2pm-7pm
NO TICKETS NEEDED
OPEN TO ALL
Join us as we watch the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”. Enjoy specially priced Bulleit Bourbon Mint Juleps as you listen to the strumming of the Adam Rongo Trio. There will also be a Goorin Bros. pop-up shop to purchase festive hats for any occasion.
Also at the Bar at Red Rooster check out Festivadad de Cinco de Mayo
Festividad De Cinco de Mayo at The Red Rooster. There is no better place to celebrate, great food, fun and atmosphere. Enjoy $7 Don Julio Tequila Margaritas and $7 Tacos.
(Cinco de Mayo is Monday, May 5th)
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Daniel Asbury Mixon from Harlem, New York City is an American jazz Pianist.
Currently you can hear him at the newly revised and highly sought upon Jazz Supper Club Minton’s in Harlem.
A prolific piano virtuoso who has performed in the U. S. and Internationally, Daniel Asbury Mixon was born on August 19, 1949 in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a musical household he was influenced by his mother and grandparents beginning his early artistic expression at the age of 3. He studied and performed as a tap dancer at the Ruth Williams Dance Studio and even then was known as “The Show Stopper.” Danny attended the High School of Performing Arts with dance as his major.
During an afternoon outing at the Apollo Theatre with his grandfather Danny was inspired by the jazz musicians he heard. It was then that he decided that he would like to be a pianist and he never once looked back.
In May of 2004 Danny was one of the first musicians to be honored by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem in a series entitled “Harlem Speaks,” which resulted in an invitation to the White House for Black Music Month on June 22nd.
Danny’s greatest joy is performing, composing, and arranging for his own group “The Danny Mixon Trio or Quartet,” Danny is currently the Musical Director at Minton’s.
This kind of talent doesn’t grow on trees. Danny Mixon and all of the jazz musicians at Minton’s are what makes Harlem so great. If you have not yet visited Minton’s Supper Club in Harlem, and you are a lover of good food and REAL JAZZ, we highly recommend it. See our previous write up on Minton’s Supper Club, “Harlem’s Opening Night at Minton’s“
The Danny Mixon Trio Live at Showman’s Jazz Organ Club
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The Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance and Experience: Harlem invite you to The third annual Food & Drink Boulevard summer kick-off. It will be held on Frederick Douglass Blvd from W. 111th – W. 123rd Streets. Thursday, May 8th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or 2 tickets for the price of one in advance at www.fdb.eventbrite.com
This event is always a blast and a perfect way to enjoy the nice weather while mingling with friends and meeting new ones. See the restaurants and businesses that will be featured this year. See you there!
5 & Diamond,
67 Orange Street,
Harlem Food Bar,
The Park 112,
Presented by Spring Bank.
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Saturday and Sunday Brunch in Harlem is serious business – an event that is not to be missed.
It’s all about legendary, newly established and up and coming restaurants, often at full capacity, serving a wide variety of great food, to well-dressed locals and visitors from the world over, in one of The City’s hottest neighborhoods.
Stay tuned as we identify several of our favorite places below, which include the Five and Diamond, Red Rooster, Melbas, Harlem Food Bar, The Cecil, Chocolat, Sylvia’s, Lido, Maison, Kitchenette and Vinateria – to name just a few.
A word to the wise. Harlem’s Restaurant Rows are easy to stroll. However be warned: Be hungry. Have a place in mind. Pick a backup. Get there early. Don’t always expect to be seated right away it may take a few minutes. Don’t rule out making a reservation which you can do via Opentable, etc. Basically, apply the same rules you would apply elsewhere in NYC. But whatever you do, do check out Brunch in Harlem!
For the latest news on restaurants in Harlem, follow us on twitter @HarlemHCL. Also check-out our extensive list of restaurants on Harlem Restaurant Row Reviews for our latest thoughts on all the great food and drink Harlem has to offer.
Thanks again for reading HarlemCondoLife – Your Gateway to Harlem.
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