For those of you wondering what’s up with the old Harlem newspaper stand at 112th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd and why it was getting a makeover? HarlemGal has the answer. This old vintage newspaper shed, which is owned by the owners of 5 and Diamond Harlem, will be turned into The Harlem Pearl, which is where The Lyn-Genet Plan and 5 and Diamond Harlem are coming together to bring to our community The Plan’s 4-Day Detox to go. More info to come on The Plan.
This is good news! What a great use of this space! And it’s being used for something extremely meaningful and helpful to us all, which is our health. I love this new partnership and what it means. Way to go Lia and Selene! What do you think about this? Do you like how the space is being used?
And guess what, we are all invited to learn more about The Harlem Pearl. Hint: save the date of October 2 in the evening. Stay tuned for more…
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Tagged 5 and Diamond, 5 and Diamond Harlem, detox, Harlem, healthy eating, restaurant row, The Harlem Pearl, The Lyn-Genet Plan, travel
Chef Marcus Samuelsson of Harlem’s Red Rooster and Maritza Wellington Owens, Chief Executive Officer, of Harvest Home Farmer’s Market have come together to create Savor The Season-Uptown. Savor The Season will showcase the ‘best of the best’ chefs who work north of 110th Street. Guests will enjoy tastings from eight different restaurateurs, bakeries, wines curated by The Winery and beers and spirits curated by the up and coming Harlem Public. The event will take place the evening of September 18 at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que banquet hall, located on 125th Street and 12th Avenue.
Participating restaurants will be Red Rooster Harlem, Creole, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Jin Ramen, Le Monde, Moby Catering, Melba’s, 5 and Diamond, Levain Bakery, and Tonnie’s Minis.
To learn more about the event and order tickets, click here.
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New York Magazine’s Grub Street reported yesterday that Harlem’s 5 and Diamond has named a new chef…for the third time! It’s Darryl Burnette, who was with BG at Bergdorf Goodman and has been the guest chef at 5 and Diamond Harlem for their Supper Club events.
We have tasted Darryl’s food creations and let us say, it did not disappoint. He is a highly skilled chef and can cook up some great dishes! My only concern is the high turnover rate for this restaurant. It has not been open that long! Maybe chefs and management/owners are like dating? Ya gotta keep dating until you find the one! Once you find the right chef, you’ll marry them and food will be created happily ever after.
Congrats to Darryl and we wish him the best! And here’s hoping to a third times the charm!
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Tagged 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 5 and Diamond, Chef Darryl Burnette, Harlem, restaurant row
The women behind 5 and Diamond Harlem are starting off the new year by thinking of others. Lia Sanfilippo and Selene Martinez, co-owners of the Harlem restaurant Frederick Douglass Blvd., are organizing a benefit January 5 called Helping Hands for Haiti. All the proceeds, i.e. 100 percent, from the event will be donated to support grassroots efforts in Haiti in the areas of medical, construction and food distribution. If you would like to attend this event, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donations are listed below.
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Tagged 10026, 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 5 and Diamond, Chef David Martinez, Harlem, Lia Sanfilippo, Restaurant, selene martinez
So the snow arrived earlier than expected and the cold temperatures are upon us. How to deal with the weather change? I have one solution! Head to the Caribbean tonight. Not literally. Go there via cuisine by attending the Sunday Supper Club at 5 and Diamond Harlem, located near the corner of 113th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Tonight, 5 and Diamond Harlem will incorporate cuisine and music from different parts of the Caribbean with a modern vision. The meal will be cooked by Darryl Burnette and here is what is planned for the menu:
- House made Caribbean chips with mango guacamole.
- Mini chile glazed Shrimp Tacos
- Crab crusted Red Snapper tostones habanero ginger oil
- Slow roasted Suckling Pig with Coconut Moros y Cristianos (black beans & rice)
- Upside down Pineapple gingerbread cake with Jamaican Rum Carmel
Caribbean music will be served up as well. Steel pianist Winston Theobold from Trinidad and Tobago will perform. Winston is a versatile performer, arranger, and composer of steel band music and plays everything from classical to Calypso on his Tenor pan. Joining Winston will be folk singers from the Caribbean-American Chorale, directed by Gail Blache-Gill.
Dinner seating begins at 7:00 p.m. and prix fixe is $65. To attend, call the restaurant at 646 684 4662.
Posted in 5 and Diamond Harlem, Community, drinks, entertainment, Events, food, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, music, restaurant row, restaurants
Tagged 10026, 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 5 and Diamond, Bergdorf Goodman, BG Restaurant, Chef Darryl Burnette, Chef David Martinez, Darryl Burnette, Harlem, Restaurant, Sunday Supper
The women behind Experience: Harlem, i.e. Angie Hancock, along with the help of a few others, is organizing a Harlem Restaurant and Bar Crawl October 25. It is their second pub crawl and as expected, they have lined up all the great eating and drinking establishments on Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem for one night of cocktail specials. In addition, the organizers will donate $1 from each purchase to Food Bank NYC to benefit food kitchens in Harlem.
How can you participate? Go here and purchase a bracelet for $20. This will allow you to take advantage of drink specials from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. at anyone of the establishments listed in the photo. And if you purchase your bracelet now, you will receive a two-for-one special. That means a $10 savings. Not bad! Hey, don’t take my word for it. It’s all outlined on Facebook!
See you at the Harlem Bar Crawl.
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Tagged 2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 5 and Diamond, 67 Orange St, Cedric French Bistro and Bar Harlem, Harlem, Harlem Bar Crawl, Harlem Tavern, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Nectar Wine Bar
Land Yoga in Harlem at 2110 Frederick Douglass Blvd has been open for about a month and like most new businesses in Harlem, it hasn’t had a slow day since. Their schedule is in full swing, students are showing up in large numbers in LED classes and specialty teachers are in place, such as a health and wellness counselor. With these building blocks in place, it is now time to celebrate with a grand opening celebration. Land Yoga Harlem invites you to their grand opening this Saturday, July 23 from 4-7:00 pm. Lots of cool stuff are planned. Here is the lowdown:
- There will be yoga demonstrators doing yoga in front of the building!
- Packets of material will be available that includes schedule, regular and one day only party rates, and information on wellness practitioners: Ed Genece, Serena Dawn, and Candice Taylor!
- All retail will be 10% during the party!
- Free reiki or wellness treatments and henna will be offered!
- The yoga room will be decorated in a moody world theme with flowers and candles by Franz James Floral and accented with music design by DJ David Chang.
- There will be a sampling of all natural, no cal sokenbicha tea by Anita Bryant.
- Food and Drink will be provided by 5 and Diamond, 67 Orange, bier international, Harlem Tavern, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Nectar, Red Rooster Harlem, Society, and Zoma.
- Land Yoga will announce one day discounts, which can be added to any existing package.
- A PERKS program will be launched, which will offer gift cards from bier international, Lido, and Society for 3, 6, and 12 month Land memberships. 3, 6, and 12 month members also get in-house perks such as 5%, 10%, and 20% off wellness services and retail discounts too!
- Also, Land Yoga will introduce a Friday night interactive workshop series, a workshop on Mindful Eating hosted by wellness guru Candice Taylor and based off the book Savor, which is sold at Land Yoga.
- Special guests include the local Daily Troop. They will be in attendance in uniform. Land Yoga is a site sponsor for the local Daisy troop.
- And most importantly, Land Yoga will be raising money for a local food bank.
So a lot is happening for Land Yoga’s celebration. Come out Saturday afternoon and have some fun with us. I will be there as well as some of my fellow yoga classmates! Hope to see you there!
Posted in Community, education, Events, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Free!, Harlem, Harlem Tavern, health and wellness, music, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged 10026, 2110 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 5 and Diamond, 67 Orange, bier international, Harlem, Harlem Tavern, health and wellness, Land Yoga, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Nectar, Red Rooster Harlem, Society
Feb 1, 2011 @ 7:30
I noticed over the weekend that we had a new twitter follower called Bad Horse Pizza. When I saw this I honestly thought, “who the heck is that?” I later googled them, which turned up their website and a blog post about them riding into Harlem soon. And guess where? Yup! You guessed it! Frederick Douglass Blvd! The exact address is 2224 Frederick Douglass Blvd!
I was very surprised to hear this news and double surprised that a pizza joint would be opening up on FDB. Why? We have Giovanni’s on 110th and Columbus Avenue, Pizzaria 123 right next to 2280 Frederick Douglass Condos and we have Settepani supposedly opening up a pizza place on 119th and Lenox Avenue. It seems like we are good when it comes to pizza.
Don’t get me wrong. I think its wonderful that a new business is opening up in the old space that Corcoran bolted from. However, a pizza place with the words “bad” and “horse” in it to go along with existing or upcoming places such as, 67 Orange, Chocolat, Levain Bakery, 5 and Diamond, bier international, Melba’s and more?
These questions come to mind. Is Bad Horse Pizza a strategic fit with FDB? And does it compliment the other businesses that have or are planning to open in the area? Ayudanos por favor!
Posted in business, Community, Harlem, restaurant row, restaurants
Tagged 2224 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 5 and Diamond, 67 Orange, Bad Horse Pizza, bier international, business, Chocolat, Levain Bakery, Melba's, new restaurants