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[Brunch In Harlemブランチ・イン・ハーレム]ワインバーBarawineバラワイン

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ハーレムの目抜き通り125丁目の喧噪を逃れ、レノックス・アベニューを南に数ブロック下っただけで、伝統ある教会や瀟洒なブラウンストーン、街路樹に縁取られた美しい街並に出会うことができる。そんな一角に去年夏オープンしたバラワインは、その名の通りワインバー&ビストロだが土日のブランチメニューも充実。

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スピナッチ・オムレツはサイドについてくるローストしたベイビー・ポテトが美味。ツナとゆで卵、ポテト、オリーブ、アンチョビなどがたっぷりのニソワーズ・サラダは素材を引き立てるマスタード・ビネグレットのさっぱりとした味わい。

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よく冷えたブランコ・ソーヴィニヨン片手にゆったりと過ごしたい。広々としたサイド・ウォークのパティオ・テーブルがリゾート気分で人気だが、それとは対照的にインドア・ダイニング・エリアには、タイルや真鍮をきかせたモノトーンでスタイリッシュな空間が広がる。夜は地元のおしゃれなハーレマイトでいっぱいに。

 

Brunch in Harlem – Bara Wine

Brunches have become very eventful in Harlem recently. With the weather getting nicer why don’t you explore Harlem and have a brunch on a weekend? Harlem2Nippon’s this week’ pick is a French bistro, “Bara Wine.”

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“Bara Wine” is a romantic and trendy restaurant tucked right on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 120th Street. When you walk into the restaurant, the clean minimal white space and the insanely perfectly aligned bottles upon bottles of wine on the walls catch your eye. A communal table greets you in the front of the restaurant and as you walk further back, being in awe at how much wine is on display, a small dining room awaits you with tables dressed with wine glasses and shiny flatware.

The menu’s strong on garden-fresh salads and bistro classics, such as hanger steak, beef tartar and roasted duck magret. We ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and baby spinach omelettes and Nicoise salad. Although the portion sizes were slightly on the smaller side, but the food was good. Please be a little more generous with wine pours……We will be back!

Barawine
200 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027 MAP
barawine.com

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Brunch In Harlem[5]Melba’s Southern Fried Chicken & Eggnog Waffle

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When you go to Melba’s  be sure to make a reservation and don’t be late!

I’m not exaggerating. You will wait at least 30 minutes for brunch and 2 hours for dinner at worst. It’s partly because the dining room of Melba’s is compact but also because this tiny Harlem joint has been getting lots of attentions since Melba Wilson beat Iron Chef Flay on Food Network’s very popular” Throuwdown with Bobby Flay.”

Try her signature “Southern Fried Chicken & Waffle” and ” Fish & Chips.”

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Melba’s
300 W 114th St At Frederick Douglass Blvd  MAP
(212) 864-7777

Brunch In Harlem[4] インターナショナル・ハウス・オブ・パンケーキ(アイホップ)International House Of Pancakes (IHOP)

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IHOP (International House Of Pancakes) in Harlem

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“行きは腹ぺこ、帰りはハッピー”
ハーレムにもあった「アイホップ」

全米になんと1500店舗もあるパンケーキのフランチャイズ・レストラン、「アイホップ」はアメリカ人なら誰もが知っているお店です。郊外中心に展開している「アイホップ」ですが、実はハーレムにもあるのです。

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Chicken&Waffle(ここのはチキンフィンガーズにハニーマスタード)

今回は135丁目とアダム・クレイトン・パウェル・アベニューにあるお店をご案内します。ハーレムは新しいレストランが続々とオープンしていますが、この地域にはゆっくり座って食事ができるお店がほとんどないのでとても便利です。メニューはどこも同じですが、ファンキーなハーレムですから店内でかかっている音楽も当然ブラック・ミュージックです。ウェイトレスもカリビアン系のレイドバックなお姉さんたちが多く、サービスはゆるい感じです。急いでいる方には向かないかもしれません。

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パンケーキは朝食メニューですが、ここではいつでも注文できます。4つのフレーヴァーのシロップもお好みで選べます。コーヒーは飲み放題で、テーブルにポットごと置いてくれます。バーガー、サラダ、ステーキなどもありますが、パンケーキ、オムレツがお薦め。週末(金)(土)のみ24時間営業。

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2294 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. at 135th Street MAP
New York, NY 10030
Phone: 212-234 4747

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Brunch In Harlem[3]Amy Ruth’s Famous Chicken and Waffles

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Amy Ruth’s where you go if you want REAL soul food

NY’s best Chicken & Waffles!

You should try Amy Ruth’s famous chicken and waffles (The Rev. Al Sharpton) for branch. It comes with a generous piece of really crispy and moist fried chicken and a big waffle. The chicken combined with the flavor of 100% pure maple syrup and waffles is heavenly.

Amy Ruth’s

113 W 116th St

(between 7th Ave & St Nicholas Ave)

New York, NY 10026

(212) 280-8779

Who Invented Chicken & Waffles?

The origin of “Chicken & Waffles” is a bit sketchy and distorted, to say the least. Stories of Thomas Jefferson, the Pennsylvania Dutch and Southern slaves have all contributed to the mystery and lore of the beginnings of chicken & waffles. Although many lay claim to having invented and inspired this combination, there are some facts about the history of chicken & waffles that are undeniable.

Harlem Renaissance

First and foremost, chicken & waffles gained notoriety during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s-40’s. It was during this era that an explosion of artistic creativity was taking place. Harlem, New York became the mecca of music, visual art, dance and most genres of creative forms of expressions. Artists of all types and all walks of life were making their way to Harlem to “make it” and lay claim to their piece of the artistic world at that time.

With the Harlem music scene quickly becoming the place to be, it was not uncommon for the concerts and parties at that time to last until the late hours of the evening and early morning. It was this phenomenon that caused several restaurants in the area to stay open late to accommodate the bands and party-goers after the shows and parties.

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One restaurant specifically, a family-owned establishment known as Wells Supper Club, began to offer late night food services. Wells was already known for its great Southern-inspired menu and had been a cornerstone of the Harlem food scene from the beginning.

Wells Supper Club offered breakfast, lunch and dinner. With dinner service typically ending around 11pm – 12 am, Wells would often have fried chicken leftover from the dinner service. Seeing an opportunity to boost sales and reduce food waste, Wells started offering a late night/early morning menu featuring their savory fried chicken paired with a deliciously sweet waffle. The combination quickly became a hit and inspired other restaurants to offer the pairing as well. Suffice it to say that THIS was the beginning of the chicken & waffles popularity that we experience to this very day.