December 8th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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A Gay-borhood Mixer at Lido’s Monday, December 9th from 9 pm to Midnight.  Stop by and get your Holiday cheer on!  See below for all the details.

*Come join us for Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar’s second annual “Make the Yuletide Gay” LGBT Holiday Mixer. Bring some holiday cheer with you as we celebrate the season with good friends, old and new.
The party starts at 9pm, but feel free to come earlier if you would like to sit down for some dinner before the mingling begins.
Lido is also participating in the Harlem Park2Park Holiday Drive, which is accepting donations of coats, hats, gloves, and unopened toys for the Women’s Urban Retreat shetler and quilts and throws for the elderly for City Meals on Wheels.
Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 117th Street
(646) 490-8575

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October 10th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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“Happiness in Harlem” as written on Lido’s website is an honest statement for Italian Food lovers.  We have dined here many times since they have opened and consistently the food has been great.  After taking friends their the other night  we took a few photos of our dinner that we wanted to share and spoke with Susannah Koteen, the owner of Lido.  We complimented Susannah that we appreciate the welcoming vibe and reliable service that you can always  expect when visiting Lido.  They have loyal diners who return regularly no doubt because of the service and their food.

A born and raised Harlemite friend who recently just moved out of the area, insisted while visiting last week that we eat at Lido as he missed their cuisine. I hadn’t been in several months and was happy to go.

For the appetizers we had Tomato, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella, Aged Prosciutto di Parma, and an assortment of other starters which are easily shareable.

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For dinner we had the Baked Halibut, Chamoula Marinade, Red Pepper Rouille over Asparagus, Parmesan, Basil Risotto (mouthwatering good!), the Ricotta Ravioli, Charred Eggplant, with Orange Mint and Almonds, and the special of the day Under a Brick Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Very flavorful and filling.  We would also recommend their Grass-fed Organic Strip Steak or the Gnocchi with Truffle Butter and Sage which is rich and cooked just to the right texture.

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For desert we sampled a couple things but I recommend the Sunday below if you really want to treat yourself….

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Make sure to ask for their daily specials.  I try and have something new each time if I can resist ordering the Halibut with Risotto but I usually cave in and get the Halibut.  It’s just one of those perfect meals that have you coming back for more.

They have a very lively and popular bar scene as well, for those who just want to swing by for a drink and appetizer with a friend or to meet new friends. Lido’s also host many events throughout the year from viewing political debates, gayborhood mixers for LGBT community, and featured wine dinners, which they will be having again real soon in the near future.

Lido
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(on the corner of 117th Street)
New York, NY 10026
(646) 490-8575

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September 30th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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We are excited to help spread the word about a unique mixer for the Harlem community on Thursday, October 10th, at a new space the HarlemGarage.  This event will provide “an evening of networking and social media which affords a prestigious and diverse group of bloggers, marketers, and Harlem locals, the opportunity to enjoy an evening among their peers, in the newly opened HarlemGarage space.”

The evening will include mini presentations from local organizers and meetup groups and provide a perfect opportunity to visit with people you would like to meet in the community.

We at HaremCondoLife are looking forward to visiting with friends and bloggers that we already know as well as meeting new ones we have never met.  It’s a large space so tell a friend.  It’s $10:00 to attend.  Please click on the link harlemgarage.eventbrite.com for further information                                                                                     and to learn more about HarlemGarage.  See you there!

Introducing HarlemGarage
Mike Street
Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
(Located at 318 w 118th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd)

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September 18th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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There is going to be another wine and dinner pairing at Lido this coming Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 pm.  Customers and clients have been loving these special events that Lido have been hosting lately.  We wanted to let our readers know here at HCL about this event and to help get the word out for those wine lovers and foodies who may not be aware of Lido’s wine and dinner gatherings.

Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30-9:30 pm, Lido will be offering a five course wine tasting dinner. Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will take guests through the wines and help them learn more about pairing tips, grapes, differences in growing practices and more, all in an intimate and relaxed setting. Wobensmith has been teaching wine classes for over 7 years.  Her passion began after visiting Italy and tasting wines throughout the countryside. Wobensmith earned her Sommelier Certificate with the Sommelier Society of America. The price is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please call for reservations at: #646-490-8575 or #917-733-9413, as space will be limited.
Lido, located at 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street.  LidoHarlem.com

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August 25th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Come join Team Lido for their latest Gayboyhood Mixer:  Back to School Night on Monday, August 26 from 9pm until recess.   They will be featuring School Drag Realness and “educational” cocktail specials.

Weather permitting, they will be spilling out onto the patio for some mixing and mingling in the fresh air.  Nice weather is predicted.

Check out the recent New York Times article about Lidos executive chef, Serena Bass.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/fashion/serena-basss-life-spent-in-the-main-course.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Also join Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar Social Events to be informed of all future events at Lido.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330550607048283/

Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 117th Street
(646) 490-8575

By subway, take the B/C to 116th St. or the 2/3 to 116th St.

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June 28th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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There are a lot of celebrations happening this weekend in Harlem for Gay Pride.  After a momentous and triumphant week for the LGBT community, people are really ready to celebrate gay pride.

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A few places in Harlem where you can celebrate are at Aloft Harlem Hotel on FDB Friday, June 28th 7 pm – 11 pm.  Red Rooster (Ginny’s Supper Club) on Lenox Ave, Sunday June 30th starting at 8 pm.  MIST (My Image Studios) on 116th Street Friday, June 28th 8 pm & Saturday, June 29th 9 pm.  Jackie Robinson Park “Harlem Pride 2013 Celebration Day” from 12 pm – 6 pm featuring DJ Andre Collins and a long list of Live Performances.  Many other businesses are participating such as Harlem Food Bar, Jado Sushi, 5 and Diamond, Lido and Melba’s who have always been supportive in past years.

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March 31st, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Happy Easter Harlem from all of us here at HarlemCondoLife.  With Easter being such an important holiday for many of us here in Harlem (and around the globe) we hope you have a healthy and happy Easter with your family, friends and loved ones.  And take a little time to reflect and give thanks.  Be grateful for today and every day and for those less fortunate than you, send some extra love their way.  For those of you also going to church this morning, where are you having your Easter Sunday lunch/dinner?  Get ready Harlem, it is going to be a busy and blessed day!

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Thank you to all of our loyal readers and followers here at Harlem Condo Life after all these years.  We are happy and grateful to be able to help contribute our little part to the Harlem community at large.  We will continue to keep our blog and content positive, enjoyable and informative.  The original founders of HarlemCondoLife, HarlemCondoLife.com, @HarlemHCL are all still here (minus one) and we are HarlemGuy, NativeNewYorker, HarlemHouse and ICare4Harlem.  We are grateful to our guest bloggers who add various posts, breaking news and their own perspective and views on issues whenever they are able to help us out.  As we say in our Bio,  “We remain a group of friends from diverse backgrounds living in Harlem and sharing news and events with our community and around the globe.  Harlem is universal.  It is an identity known throughout the world.”  We are happy and blessed to be part of Harlem.

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October 15th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Stop the DJ, pause your iPod and for 2 hours Oct 16 at 9pm watch the second Presidential Debate.  If you are looking for a place, Harlem Food Bar will be one of several showing the debate Tuesday at 9PM here in Harlem.  For 2 hours CNN political correspondent Candy Crowley will moderate President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in this Town Hall style format.

For the first debate I was in Miami and asked a buddy/DJ friend of mine “what bar/lounge is the best place to watch the debate here in South Beach?” he said “Why? nowhere”  He was right we ended up at our hotel lounge which was lacking quite a bit of… shall we say flavor and was mostly routing for… shall we say the other guy.  Needless to say it is great to be back in NYC and specifically Harlem and have as many options as we do to view the debates.  Thanks to places like Harlem Food Bar, Lido’s, The 5 and DiamondCorner Social and other Harlem businesses that help to keep us informed and send the message that this Presidential Election is  an important one for Harlem and for our Country’s future.

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October 11th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Watch the Vice Presidential Debate at Lido with Red and Blue Specialty Cocktails @ 9pm in Harlem tonight!  Thursday, October 11.

Lido scores exceptionally in Zagats! Read full review here.

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October 9th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Just a reminder… As we had posted last week Harlem Pop-Up… is happening this Thursday night, October 11,  from 4:00pm – 9:00pm .  This will be New York City’s first night time Farmers Market!  Fresh local fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, wines & baked goods along with live music.

You can also expect prepared foods from Harlem Tavern, Lido and The 5 & Diamond Restaurants.

Harlem Pop-Up will be held at The Harlem Treasure Chest Flea Market.  Located at the corner of 117th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Stop by anytime after work (staring at 4:00pm) and pick up your night-time shopping list or delicious prepared foods from favored restaurants on Harlem’s Restaurant Row at this unique and first ever event.

SEE YOU THERE!

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