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Siblings spice up BLVD Bistro

By Sarah Kuras for Uptownflavor What happens when you mix southern-style cooking, two siblings, and an old café? BLVD in Harlem, of course. This renovated and remixed restaurant reintroduced itself … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Les Ambassades opens a Bar & Restaurant

Around this time last year, Les Ambassades (also known as Patisserie Des Ambassades) opened a second location called Ambassades Buffet above 125th Street on Lenox. Perhaps there was not enough … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Eat Harlem Delivery Service

If you have been following Uptownflavor for a while, then you know we have seen many different Harlem-specific delivery services come and go.  There is Harlem to Go, Harlem Delivers, … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

New Crepe Bar at Chez Lucienne

December 26, 2011

Bier springs into summer with sidewalk seating

This evening Bier posted a picture of their new sidewalk seating with the message, “Baby steps towards a sidewalk cafe. Still missing plants and additional chairs but getting close.” Follow … Continue reading

May 10, 2011

La Perle Noire is Now Island Salad II

We just received some exciting (yet sad) news.  First the bad news: My favorite cafe, La Perle Noire, is closed for good. The good news is that it is reopening … Continue reading

May 9, 2011

Fresh Flavor: Brunch at Nectar Wine Bar

Have you ever wished that your favorite wine bar in Harlem served brunch? So have we. Our wish has finally come true! Nectar is celebrating its third successful year of … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sidewalk cafes on 125th Street

With all of the talk about about new sidewalk cafe licenses being issued on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Nectar and Bier International) one of our readers sent us information about a … Continue reading

April 25, 2011 · 10 Comments

New bistro Cedric coming to St. Nicholas Avenue

We were sad to learn to that one of Harlem’s favorite eateries is down for the count. We held out hope that Mojo would be able to get their act … Continue reading

April 23, 2011

Bad Horse Pizza saddles up for its opening weekend

The tables, chairs, and bar are all set up and ready to greet the first customers that come through the door on Friday. The kitchen staff, many hired through New … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

Where to get juiced in Harlem

Ed. Note: This is an updated repost of a list we posted back in 2006 of juice bars in Harlem. If you know of any juice bars that should be … Continue reading

March 23, 2011

What’s New in Harlem

If we look at the businesses along the lower end of Frederick Douglass Blvd. we might get the impression that Harlem’s economy is booming! This year has ushered in a … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 4 Comments

What’s up with Soul Fixins’ in East Harlem?

Back in November, Eating in Translation snapped a photo of a new Soul Fixins’ that cropped up on Second Avenue. Does anyone know the status of it? Soul Fixins’ is … Continue reading

February 22, 2011

Uptown’s Dirty Little Secrets Exposed

This week we’ve posted about two Harlem restaurants with a history of health code violations that have recently closed. Last week amNY posted an article that zip code 10026 in … Continue reading

February 13, 2011

Trattoria Amici Shuttered for Good

This post has been sitting in our files for a while. We actually tweeted about it back in December.  Trattoria Amici seems to be closed for good this time. If … Continue reading

February 13, 2011 · 2 Comments

Now Open: Jahlookova Health Food

After many months of thinking another “gourmet” deli was coming to Madison Avenue, Jahlookova has finally been unveiled. We didn’t get a chance to go inside, but it appears to … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

What’s up with Mojo

On Friday night the conversation turned to former Harlem sweetheart Mojo. Last we heard Mojo had closed the kitchen and was keeping the bar and lounge area open throughout the … Continue reading

February 6, 2011 · 7 Comments

Where to spend your Valentine’s Day Uptown

Melba’s At the end of the day, there’s nothing like a home cooked meal, but who wants to cook on Valentine’s Day? If you really want to experience soul food with your … Continue reading

January 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Uptown Juice Bar is moving

Click  If you follow our Facebook page then you already know that Uptown Juice Bar is moving to a new location on 125th Street. We found out after posting that … Continue reading

January 23, 2011

New pizza place coming to Frederick Douglass Blvd. (updated)

Bad Horse Pizza is slated to open at 2222 – 2224 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, across from the Triangle building. The space was formerly occupied by Corcoran, before they bailed out of … Continue reading

January 23, 2011

Frizzante is now Lido

Photo by D. Bell After much wondering about the future of what was formerly Frizzante, a short-lived Italian restaurant on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, a fresh and vibrant blue awning reveals … Continue reading

January 23, 2011

R&B Legend Betty Wright Performs in Harlem

This just in: R&B legend Betty Wright will be performing at Billie’s Black THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. More details.  

January 17, 2011

Samuelsson’s Rooster Opens Tonight. Preview Menu.

The foodie in me has been as anxious as a kid on Christmas morning every since I saw Chef Marcus Samuelsson looking at spaces inHarlem. Rumor had it that he was … Continue reading

December 17, 2010 · 2 Comments

N Boutique Closed!

Good Morning readers. We awoke to a notice from N Boutique that they have closed the new Lenox Avenue location. This is  a huge shock to us!  Another intrepid blogger … Continue reading

December 15, 2010 · 5 Comments

The Taste of East Harlem Trolley

The Taste of East Harlem Trolley Friday, December 10, 2010 02:00 pm The Friends of East Harlem is sponsoring a Taste Trolley on Friday December 10th, 2010 to coincide with the lighting of … Continue reading

December 10, 2010

A Harlem Holiday Shopping Tour

“A Harlem Holiday Shopping Tour.” Two shopping weekends December 4th & 5th and December 18th & 19th 12PM to 5PM each day Buses depart from The Studio Museum every 30 minutes Last bus departs … Continue reading

December 10, 2010

Doug E. Fresh’s Chicken

Word is floating around in the press that Doug E. Fresh has finally opened his long awaited restaurant in Harlem. We suspect that it was a soft opening, as it … Continue reading

November 26, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jacob celebrates Thanksgiving with friends and neighbors

For a second year, Jacob Restaurant opened its doors to friends and neighbors for a free Thanksgiving meal. Both locations extended invitations to regular customers and those who could use … Continue reading

November 25, 2010

Jacob’s gives back to the community on Thanksgiving

Jacob Restaurant has been blessed with a second restaurant which opened earlier this year. The owner, Rachid (AKA Jacob) will be hosting a special thank you dinner for his regular … Continue reading

November 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

Fall Harvest in Harlem

On a crisp Saturday morning in November, the fall colors were at their peak. I found myself in search of root vegetables and fixings for warm autumn dishes. That lead … Continue reading

November 21, 2010

A week in pictures: Red Rooster Preview

Read the accompanying article: Black Atlas Preview of Red Rooster

November 20, 2010 · 2 Comments

UPTOWN Magazine » Red Rooster (Almost) Revealed

UPTOWN Magazine » Red Rooster (Almost) Revealed. Read the full story by clicking the link above.

November 13, 2010

Red Rooster Update

More news about Harlem’s forthcoming Red Rooster restaurant. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/archives/2010/09/the_red_rooster.php Posted on location via my mobile.

September 3, 2010

From gas to grill: New Harlem eatery in former gas station

Crain’s reports on a unique new hang out spot opening in Harlem http://mobile.newyorkbusiness.com/device/article.php?id=&CALL_URL=http://www.crainsnewyork.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100903/SMALLBIZ/100909948 Posted on location via my mobile.

September 3, 2010

Yet another new chef at Harlem’s 5 & Diamond

After a rocky start, 5 & Diamond finally parted ways with Ryan Skeen and hired David Santos in his place. The dust finally seemed to be settling as Santos and … Continue reading

August 30, 2010 · 1 Comment

Harlem restaurants feature their signature dishes at Macy’s

As part of Harlem Week and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce campaign “Support your local business,” five of Harlem’s favorite restaurants will show off their signature dishes at  The … Continue reading

August 20, 2010

Manna’s is moving and adding fried seafood

Well, it looks like it really might be happening this time. After a false start, resulting in it moving back to its original location on 8th Avenue at 125th Street, … Continue reading

July 28, 2010 · 2 Comments

Frizzante offers lunch menu and happy hour specials

We’ve yet to visit Frizzante, but every time we pass by it is obvious that they are certainly a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Passing by the Italian eatery last … Continue reading

July 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

Now Open: Jacob Restaurant

Photo by NARMER. Jacob’s 2695 Frederick Douglass Boulevard on the corner of 143rd Street.

June 25, 2010

Jacob Restaurant opens a second location

ByUptownflavor Photos. Jacob Restaurant and Soul Food Salad Bar is opening a second location, after only a year in business. The original location, on Lenox Avenue, was opened by former … Continue reading

June 21, 2010

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