Category Archives: drinks

Marcus Samuelsson’s next restaurant opening? Harlem’s restaurant row says NYT

While we were all enjoying our Thanksgiving holiday, Harlem’s celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson decided to break news to The New York Times that week about his next restaurant opening in Harlem, which will be where else….but on Harlem’s restaurant row, aka Frederick Douglass Blvd. from 110th Street to 125th. The actual location will be on the southwest corner of 116th Street and FDB–right by Harlem Tavern and Silvana. The name will be Streetbird Rotisserie. His first Harlem establishment is Red Rooster. All the info above was confirmed by his PR rep.

When I learned of this news, the things that came to mind was why not open a place on FDB to begin with? And why open a restaurant there now?

Opening is set for Spring 2015, which in the restaurant business means Summer or Fall 2015!

So much for that diner my readers keep asking for! It ain’t happening.

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WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris explains to Charlie Rose why he lives in Harlem

Actor Neil Patrick Harris moved to Harlem permanently with his family into a nice million dollar brownstone. He was recently interviewed by Charlie Rose and was asked “why live in Harlem?” Watch Harris explain.

Amaretto Espresso Bar coming to Harlem’s restaurant row

This blog first reported a few weeks ago that another cafe was coming to Harlem on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 114th and 115th Street! We now know the name, Amaretto Espresso Bar. There’s even a phone number posted. And from the looks inside this new Harlem cafe is getting ready to open! Stay tuned.

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Silvana in Harlem to offer side walk seating starting August 7

imageThere’s nothing better than sipping a nice cup of coffee from Silvana in Harlem together with a pita egg sandwich and some tasty fried cauliflower. Yummy! Actually, what would make that treat better is being able to sit outside and people watch. And that’s we are all going to be able to do soon at Silvana in Harlem. Starting tomorrow, August 7, Silvana will offer outdoor/side-walk seating. There will be red chairs and silver tables waiting for us to enjoy!

So if you’re in the area, stop on by and check out Silvana’s side-walk seating in Harlem. They are located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue! See you there!

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Sign says Cafe Frederick Harlem Parlor, a new Harlem business on 114th Street and FDB

As this blog first reported, there is a new place opening on the corner of 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. It’s called Cafe Frederick Harlem Parlor and signage is up in front of the place that’s located right across the street from Melba’s Restaurant. The owners are working every day in hopes of opening by the end of the month. Stay tuned…

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Corner Social in Harlem turns two, celebration Saturday March 22

Time flies when you’re having a good time and that’s all that’s been happening at the Corner Social in Harlem since they officially opened two years ago. The Lenox Avenue restaurant and bar are marking the occasion this coming Saturday. See details below.

Stop by the Corner Social on Lenox and 126th Street; and wish them a Happy Birthday and many more years of success in Harlem!

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Double Dutch Espresso in Harlem now open on restaurant row

Lenox Coffee in Harlem announced this morning on Facebook that their “sister coffee-house” on Frederick Douglass Blvd is now open. It’s called Double Dutch. The previous name was Bearded Lady Espresso

Double Dutch Espresso is located on FDB between 118th and 119th Street. Go check it out and let us know what you think!

And congrats to the owners of Lenox
Coffee on their expansion in Harlem!

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Maria’s Cafe is leaving the East Village for West Harlem

Maria's Cafe is leaving the East Village for West Harlem.

We recently heard that Maria’s Cafe was leaving her sliver of a food stand on East Third Street and Avenue C… Our source said that she would be subleasing space from a restaurant on Broadway around East 10th Street… We had it wrong. Well, the Broadway part is correct … however, it’s Broadway and 131st Street in West Harlem.

As we understand it, there just wasn’t enough business anymore on this corner, where nearby storefronts have been boarded up … the building on the corner is in disrepair, and will eventually be demolished… Word is the buildings from 26 Avenue C to the corner will eventually be razed for housing of some sort…

Plans were filed with the city in July 2005 for a new 6-floor residential building here … The city disapproved the plans in May 2006, and nothing more happened with the project.
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DC-based Custom Fuel Pizza expands to Harlem, plans to open January 27

Custom Fuel Pizza, the Washington DC based pizza joint whose motto is “build your own fuel pizza,” is heading north to Harlem with their expansion plans. Custom Fuel has two places in DC already. Harlem will be its third at 123rd Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Custom Fuel plans on opening January 27 in Harlem. Stay tuned!

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What comes after opening Cantina in Harlem? Bungalow Burger and Lounge on Frederick Douglass Blvd, view menus here

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If you like the food, service and ambiance at Cantina in Harlem, then you may like the owner of Cantina’s next venture in Harlem? It’s called Bungalow Burger and Lounge and it’s located on 127th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. The new Harlem restaurant, which will offer burgers/sliders, shakes and a juice bar, opens this Thursday, January 9th and HarlemGal Inc has the menus below for your viewing. All items listed on the menus will be available this Thursday, according to the owner.

Bungalow Burger and Lounge is set up into three areas, counter, lounge and dining with the counter and dining located in the upper level and the lounge in the lower level. The counter menu opens at 11:30 am, lounge menu starts at 8 pm and the dining room menu starts at 4 pm.

So if you’re interested in checking out a new Harlem restaurant this week, stop by Bungalow Burger and Lounge on FDB and 127th this Thursday. But first, view the menus below so you can figure out what you want to order!
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