September 27, 2012
Recently the New York Times featured a piece on the explosive growth of Frederick Douglass Boulevard. It’s a great piece on what it was, what it is, and where it’s going.
Mentioned are many events, people and places we at HarlemCondoLife.com (@HarlemHCL) have reported on over the years, including: Willie Kathryn Suggs, Harlem Tavern, Vinatería, Artimus Construction, Millennium Dance Company, One Morningside Park, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Londel’s Supper Club, New York Sports Clubs gym, Starbucks, St. Nicholas Parks, MODSquad Cycles, Zoma, Jado Sushi, Lido, Bier International, Frederick Douglass Academy.
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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!
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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Last night was the Grand Opening of Jado Sushi in Harlem and it was an enjoyable night and a great crowd. It has actually already been open for two weeks now but the Grand Opening makes it official.
This early evening cocktail party included a variety of delicious Hors d’oeuvres and selected sushi along with wine and prosecco. They have an extensive wine menu here at Jadu Sushi which comes to no surprise as Nobu Otsu also owns The Winery just up the street.
At one point it felt like the who’s who of Harlem. Melba Wlison, owner of Melbas, Londel Davis, owner of Londel’s Supper Club and The L Lounge, Lia Sanfilippo, one of the owners of The Five and Diamond, Henock Kejela, owner of Zoma, Ernesto Gonzalez, one of the owners of Harlem Food Bar and Clarence Cooper the general manager for over 30 years (now retired) at Sylvia’s, were just a few of the guests showing their support and welcoming Jado Sushi to the neighborhood. It was also nice to meet bloggers I had never met before for the first time and people in the Harlem media.
With good company, mellow jazz music playing, great wine and delicious appetizers you cannot go wrong. Stop by and check out Jado Sushi for yourself. With their full menu now available you have even more to choose from.
Welcome Jado Sushi and congratulations. If the crowds are any indication diners have been waiting for a sushi restaurant like this to come to the neighborhood and are happy that you are here.
*Click here to see their location and our Review of Jado Sushi.
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Londel Davis, longtime Harlemite & owner of Londel’s Supper Club at 2620 Frederick Douglass, has opened his new “L” Lounge about 25 blocks south of his well known restaurant. There is no sign on the door yet but friends who attended a pre-opening private event say the lounge is named for the long since dismantled 8th Avenue elevated train, pictures of which adorn
this classy new addition to Harlem’s “Gold Coast”. Fans of Londel’s unique blend of “continental, Cajun, and traditional Southern cuisine” will still have to travel to the 139th Street establishment – his new place is a bar lounge, not a restaurant.
(Historical image courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Image ID 1811327)
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I had dinner at Londel’s last Friday to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. I hadn’t been there in quite a while and I am sorry I waited so long. In his most recent expansion, Londel added a very attractive bar and a sidewalk cafe. I arrived a little late but my cousin had run into a couple of friends at the bar and was already enjoying herself. We waited there until her two goddaughters arrived and then we chose an inside table.
The food is still terrific and our waiter was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. Londel’s serves a mix of “continental, cajun and southern cuisine” and, since everything is prepared to order by Chef Kenny Heatley, they can accommodate individual preferences and health conscious choices. I had the smothered pork chops with yellow rice (okay, not the most health conscious choice but it was a special occasion); my cousin had the barbecued ribs with Londel’s famous macaroni & cheese, after the crab cake appetizer. One goddaughter had the fried pork chops and the other ordered the seafood special, both with the mac & cheese, of course. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the first set of the Brandon Sanders Quartet, who played an interesting mix of jazz and classic rhythm & blues.
Londel’s has come a long way since its owner, Londel Davis, (who grew up in Harlem) converted a portion of his neighborhood barber shop into a restaurant in the early 1990’s. His clientele includes celebs and political notables, as well as many faithful Harlemites and other New Yorkers. Check out their photo gallery to see who has been there recently. Londel’s is on the 8th Avenue (now known as Frederick Douglass Boulevard) end of Striver’s Row, one of Harlem’s historic blocks. It is a great place to have a drink or a meal and it is a favorite for Sunday brunch.
Londel’s Supper Club
2620 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (between 139th & 140th Streets)
Phone: 212 234-6114 email: email@example.com
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am-5pm
Jazz / R&B on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm & 10 pm (Performance cover charge)
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