By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo
HARLEM — Just call it the Red Rooster effect.
Ever since the hotspot owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson opened late last year, more attention is being paid than ever to Harlem’s burgeoning restaurant landscape.
“Harlem’s restaurant scene is more exciting now because of the attention. The sustained coverage of Red Rooster has brought more people here and they are discovering new places,” said Sakita Holley, a publicist and editorial director of the soon-to-be relaunched Eat in Harlem blog.
The diversity of restaurants has increased quickly. From beer gardens such as Bier International to speakeasies such as 67 Orange and a brick oven pizzeria planned for Lenox Avenue, Harlem residents have more choices than ever before.