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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Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Crab Man Mike are saluting the end of summer with a Crab Bash, today, September 3 at 4:00 pm on the patio at Red Rooster Harlem at 310 Lenox Avenue.
A Harlem legend, Crab Man Mike will be serving his signature fresh crabs for the festivities, while Samuelsson and the Red Rooster kitchen team will prepare sides, such as Mexican Street Corn; Potato Salad; Mac and Greens; Buttermilk Mash; Blue Cheese Slaw; Old Bay-spiked French Fries; Collard Greens; and Bourbon Mustard Pole Beans. Guests can get into the groove with New Orleans jazz musicians providing live entertainment, and Radeberger pints will be available for $5 a pint.
The event is open to the public and free to attend. Individual crabs will cost $3 each; 3 crabs and 2 sides will cost $18; and 6 crabs and 3 sides will cost $30.
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Has anyone noticed there’s is a big beer and wine sign hanging at Frederick Cafe Bistro in Harlem? Walk by 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd and you will see it. I guess this means if patrons want more than coffee, they can now have beer and/or wine?
And did anyone notice that John Legend performed in Harlem last night? According to Marcus Samuelsson’s twitter account, he did. Legend apparently gave a private performance at Red Rooster in Harlem. Nice.
Legend has performed in Harlem before. A few years back he played at the Apollo!
Ahh…the things we notice happening in Harlem! It’s endless.
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Happy Fourth of July Harlem! In celebration of America’s birthday, Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem, is offering three takes on the all-American hot dog. They are:
- The Midsummer ($7) with shrimp salad, chili sauce and crispy onions
- The Banh Dog ($5) with sriracha mayo, cucumber, carrots and cilantro.
- The Mac ($5) with “Rooster cheese sauce,” jerk bacon beans, cornbread crumble and pickles.
If you’re craving a hot dog, head on over to Red Rooster Harlem at 310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027. The dogs will be available at the restaurant and for take-out from 11:30 am – 10:30 pm from 7/4-7/5, and from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm on 7/6-7/8!
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Most of the Harlem businesses love the color red when it comes to their outdoor awnings with signage, such as Red Rooster Harlem, Harlem Food Bar, Cedric French Bistro, etc. 1Forno Pizzeria at 135 West 116th Street near Lenox Avenue decided to do the same and has installed a big bright red awning with their logo, phone number and address. I walked by the pizza place yesterday (March 10) and noticed the signage. I also noticed in the new awning the Harlem pizza place goes by the name 1Forno Pizzeria, instead of Il Forno.
If you haven’t tried a pie or a slice of pizza from 1Forno on 116th Street, give it a try. I order from them all the time and love that one can create their own toppings from a varied list of toppings! 1Forno also gets good reviews on Yelp. See contact details below.
1Forno Pizza Harlem
135 w 116th St
New York, NY 10026
212- 222- 3030
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According to Curbed.com, Celebrity Chef and Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson and Maya, his gorgeous wife, have some new digs in Harlem. They’re moving on up as the saying goes from West 118th Street to West 120th Street. The socialite couple have purchased a townhouse at 30 West 120th Street for the asking price of $2.895 million. Curbed reports that the deed hit public record yesterday, Feb. 8 and the sale closed in late January. The 4,650-square-foot Harlem townhouse includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a garden, and a second entrance that allows the garden level to be a separate apartment.
Curbed takes a jab at the kitchen shown in the listing pics saying “it looks little smaller than we’d expect for a professional chef.” Have any of these folks been in his prior home? Some of us have when the Samuelsson’s hosted the Horn of Africa fundraiser. The kitchen in the new Harlem townhouse is twice is big as what they had in the old Harlem apartment on 118th Street. Not sure what Curbed is basing their comments on, but the new kitchen in the townhouse is perfect for a celebrity chef.
Anyhow congrats to Marcus and Maya on their new Harlem home. It’s crystal clear from the recent home purchase that they plan to stay in Harlem for the long-term! Good for them!
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Alicia Keys recently played at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem. Read a full review of how the night unfolded by HelloBeautiful, who were there for the entire evening.
Multi-Grammy winning songstress Alicia Keys joined HelloBeautiful for an intimate performance at Ginny’s Supper Club in Marcus Samuelson’s Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem. Keys placed a 60 minute set for about 100 guests that will be debuted on HelloBeautiful as Interludes: LIVE. Keys enchanted the audience with her singing and storytelling, joking and confessing about the sentiments behind some of her favorite new songs.
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She walked onto the stage as if she was already knee-deep in conversation with the attentive audience. With one hand on her piano, and her eyes locked on the audience, Keys was candid and personable. Before playing, “You Don’t Know My Name,” she opened with a story about being in the studio with Kanye West for the track (way before he was “Yeezy”) and the innovative music-maker told Alicia that a…
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