Guest of a Guest, the website co-founded by one of the Winklevoss twins whose been battling Mark Zuckerberg for what seems like ages now, has a feature on Harlem this week. It is quite complimentary, however, it doesn’t say anything new that we Harlemites know already. The article names a list of places to check out and most of them mentioned I agree are great places to visit. However, a true Harlem native writing about Harlem would have dug a bit deeper.
For example, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar gives Red Rooster a run for its money, not only in food, but in ambiance as well. The same goes for Cedric French Bistro and Bar in Harlem! What about mentioning a place in East Harlem? Milk Burger has been endorsed by Anthony Bourdain and his lovely Mrs! Also, when you visit Shrine one can’t miss Yatenga, which is a fun place to hang.
Again, as most of us Harlemites know, there are a ton of cool places to hang in Harlem. Guest of a Guest apparently is just coming around (a bit late) and finding out, but hey, let’s welcome it!
To read the full article, click here.
Let’s hope the trendies don’t try to turn our home into a MeatPacking District full of see & be seens. Home is where the heart is.
I am in complete agreement with you.
The GofG article is nice publicity for us Harlemites but, as you mentioned, they are little late to the party… and the article is a bit…dated.
Like HarlemGal said, “Next time dig deeper” in regards to our neighborhood. Then you’ll find that what is sorely lacking in those time sensitive trendy spots we hold in aces: heart & soul.
do you own lido? jish! you are constantly pushing that place. run for your money to red rooster?!?! lol! i don’t think so. generic italian food at “meat packing” prices are not what i’m looking for. thanks, but no thanks.