I had the opportunity to taste the cuisine over the weekend at Harlem’s new restaurant, Savann located at 122nd and Frederick Douglass Blvd. I highly recommend this place! The food was very good and the dining area is quite lovely! I tried the Shepard’s Salad, Pan Fried Cheese Rolls, Crab Cakes and Salmon. These items were served buffet style since Savann was entertaining guests, but I was told all these items will be on the menu and more.
While I was there I took a few photos! But you can stop by yourself today June 17 and see for yourself Harlem’s newest restaurant on restaurant row, Savann Turkish Restaurant.
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HarlemGal Inc has been given the heads up by Blink Fitness, the affordable fitness alternative, that it will be making its Harlem debut on 125th Street this coming Friday, June 21! The club, located at 301 West 125th Street near Frederick Douglass Blvd, will be hosting a grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 21.
In addition to Blink’s Vice President, Dos Condon, and Executive Vice President of New Businesses, Todd Magazine, New York State Senator Bill Perkins, Congressman Charles Rangel (district 5), City Councilwoman Inez Dickens (district 9) and Assembly Member Keith Wright (district 70) will be on-hand to celebrate.
Did you see the nice article about Silvana Harlem in the Village Voice yesterday? It had plenty of good details, like where the name Silvana comes from and whose running the kitchen, etc. The article also confirms what this blog’s known all along, Silvana Harlem at 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd is opening soon.
HarlemGal Inc now has confirmation from the owners of Silvana, who also own The Shrine and Yatenga French Bistro in Harlem, that Silvana Harlem will be starting their soft launch this coming Thursday, June 20 and as always, its by invite only. Then a few days later, like that Monday, they will open to the public.
Can’t wait to check this place out. This blogger enjoys both The Shrine and eating at Yatenga. The Ouedraogo’s know quality and service in the restaurant business. I am confident they will deliver the same level of good food and service as they have done in the past in Harlem. Congrats to them and their beautiful family on their expansion efforts in Harlem.
UPDATE: Silvana Harlem plans to have their opening night for the public Friday, June 21st and we will be open the next day on Saturday at 4 pm for dinner down stairs!
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At the end of 2012, HarlemGal Inc first told you about a new Turkish restaurant coming to Harlem called Savann at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd between 122nd and 123rd Street. A reader, who is a very reliable source, has given us the heads up, along with photos to prove that Savann will be opening this Monday, June 17 to the public. Savann is holding a soft launch over the weekend, we hear for the residents of 2280 FDB, however as usual, one has to be invited to attend.
After this weekend, Harlemites will have another new restaurant to check out. Stop by Savann Turkish Restaurant in Harlem starting June 17. Take a look at the menu below!
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This coming Sunday, June 16, it’s NYC KidsFest in Harlem! Festivities start at noon and go on until 5 pm in Morningside Park. Enter at 113th Street and Manhattan Avenue. View complete line up here.
NYC KidsFest is entering it’s 8th year as Harlem’s most exciting multi-cultural arts festival produced especially for families with young children. The day is filled with engaging and innovative entertainment, such as great face-painters and art activities.
See you there!
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HarlemGal Inc has not received confirmation from the owners…yet on when Silvana in Harlem, the new Israeli restaurant, will open. However, we are guessing Silvana’s opening day might possibly be near. A reader recently left message on this blog announcing that Uptown Poetry Nights will happen on July 3 at the “all new Silvana Lounge” on 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. If that is in fact true that a poetry event is being held on July 3 at Silvana, wouldn’t the entire venue be open by then or would they just open part of the restaurant for this event? Our guess, Silvana in Harlem will be opening up very soon. Why would one start to promote events unless they knew when they were opening? Stay tuned…
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Tagged 10026, 300 West 116th Street, Harlem, harlem restaurant row, Harlem Tavern, new restaurant, new restaurants, Silvana, Silvana Harlem, The Shrine Bar, West 116th Street, where to eat in Harlem, work opportunities in Harlem, Yatenga French Bistro and Bar
Congrats to Democracy Prep in Harlem! They are getting the top person at the United Nations to come and address their graduating class of 2013. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will deliver the keynote address at Democracy Prep’s first graduation ceremony on June 24th at the historic Apollo Theater! Mr. Ban is currently serving as the eighth Secretary-General of the UN.
Way to go Democracy Prep and best wishes to all the graduates!
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The owners of Destiny Sandwich & Juice Bar, located on Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 116th and 117th Street, tell HarlemGal Inc that they are open for business. We learned about this place back in April!
They started their soft opening over the weekend and will have limited hours for the coming week, 8 am to 8 pm. Limited items will only be available on the menu as well. Once they work out the kinks of being a new business in Harlem, their hours will be from 6 am to 10 pm Monday thru Friday. Then on Saturday and Sunday their hours will be 7 am to 10 pm. See menu here.
Stop on by for a smoothie! See you there!
Destiny Sandwich & Juice Bar
2166 Frederick Douglass Blvd
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HarlemGal Inc received notice this morning that Manhattan Community Board 10 Economic Development Committee will be hosting a Harlem “Green” Economy Forum on Saturday, June 22, where representatives from local businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, residents of Harlem, and other stakeholders will have a discussion about the current and future challenges and opportunities for Harlem to participate in the “Green” Economy.
The forum will be divided into five areas covering the following: “Defining Harlem’s Urban Green Challenges and Opportunities;” “Green Policy Realities and Trends;” “Green Economic Environmental Assistance Programs;” “Green Commerce, Energy and Technology Opportunities;” “Environmental Stewardship Through Education,” and “What’s Your Role in Saving Our Planet.”
The forum will take place on the eighth floor of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, starting with a “Meet and Greet” with refreshments on the third floor.
The purpose of this forum is to raise the awareness for the residents of Harlem, as well as the general public, about the necessity of further developing a “Green” economy now and in the future.
Due to limited seating, individuals should RSVP by email to CB10ECODEV@GMAIL.COM as soon as possible.
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