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ハーレム初!食&カルチャー・フェスティバル6/14~17 Harlem EatUp





from Harlem Eatup Website

This four-day festival invites you to see and taste all Harlem has to offer from the artists of the kitchen, the canvas, the stage and the streets. Come Dine In Harlem! for a one-night-only multi-room dinner party for the ages, hit The Stroll, where Harlem’s food, art and culture will converge or hear what the tastemakers are discussing at Harlem Talks. With all of this and more, you need to be in here!

When friends and founders of the Harlem EatUp! Festival, executive chef, restaurateur and Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson and veteran event marketer, Herb Karlitz, put their heads together about celebrating Harlem they couldn’t be stopped. Three months later, together with the sage insight and support of Harlem business tastemakers and residents, they would announce Harlem EatUp! to the world!

As part of its mission and dedication to Harlem, the Festival will donate proceeds from ticket sales to Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels. Respectively, both organizations continue to provide a positive and direct impact on the community through small business support and feeding Harlem’s homebound elderly.

We Love Marcus Samuelsson’s Streetbird Rotisserie in Harlem


I confess. I dined there 3 times already with 3 different friends.  Yes I’m loving STREETBIRD, Marcus Samuelsson’s new restaurant.
Waiting  is long (1 hour and 15 minutes and so for weekend dinner ) But maitre-d will text you when your table’s ready. So try nearby bars and enjoy an aperitif or two.

I’d recommend a whole chicken with a couple of sides for two people. Since it’s are much smaller than your neighborhood rotisserie chicken,  you may want to share a  jack friend rice.


2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026 MAP
(212) 206-2557

Jin Ramen Came to Harlem USA!


Jin Ramen
3183 Broadway (at 125th Street)
New York, NY 10027  MAP
(646) 559-2862

Jin Ramen Came to Harlem USA!

Jin Ramen is located right next to the subway exit 125th Street. It has a very hip, bustling vibe, open kitchen, and friendly staff. Even chef Marcus Samuelsson’s website mentioned this place, which was impressive.

The things I liked most about this restaurant are that it brings ramen to West Harlem and that it is very reasonably priced.

-Shoyu Ramen ($10)—

Served with slices of braised pork belly, a boiled egg, bamboo shoots, roasted seaweed, and scallions.

I don’t think that the noodles or the broth are as good as those at Totto Ramen or Ippudo.  Yet I still give this place major props for opening up in Harlem.

(But if I were ever in the mood for truly excellent ramen I would go to “Tabata” near Port Authority – 540 9th Avenue at 40th Street.)

DJ Alamo Spinning @ The Corner Social


DJ Alamo Spinning @ The Corner Social

Corner Social quickly became the new “in” spot as the newest addition to Harlem’s  Lenox Avenue Restaurant Row, and now the “social-izing” has reached a fever pitch with DJ Alamo spinning on Saturday nights.

Located across the avenue from Sylvia’s at the corner of West 126th Street, the vibrant restaurant/lounge opened on March 17, 2012 to protests of possible copyright infringement from the nearby Lenox Lounge. Rather than begin a legal fight, owner Anahi Angelone did not hesitate to change the name, and Corner Social has been constantly packed with a new sidewalk café doubling its capacity.

Corner Social is continuing the revitalization of Central Harlem, and along with Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster and Chez Lucienne, it is a new cornerstone of the Neo Harlem Renaissance!
(Ken Simmons)

The Corner Social
321 Lenox Avenue, Harlem, N.Y.  MAP