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Harlem Draws a Restaurant Crowd

via AMY FELDMAN at The Wall St. Journal

Star chef Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, pictured, has become a Harlem hot spot since opening a year ago.

For many years, even as Harlem gained new residential developments, its restaurant scene—with the exception of a few reknowned soul-food places—had lagged. That’s no longer the case, as Frederick Douglass Boulevard has become a veritable restaurant row and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster has become one of the hottest places in the city, from a location just north of 125th Street.

In fact, over the past three years, at least a dozen new restaurants, cafes and bars have opened in Central Harlem, between 110th and 125th streets. Notable newcomers include Cédric, a French bistro; 5 & Diamond, a nouveau American spot; Bier International, a popular beer garden; Lido, an Italian restaurant; Harlem Tavern, which transformed a former auto body shop into a massive outdoor dining area; wine bar Nectar; and cocktail lounge 67 Orange Street.

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Harlem Restaurants to Suit Any Mood

By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo

Sakita Holley, editorial director of the Eat in Harlem blog, says Lido Harlem provides great Italian fare at reasonable prices. (Ebony Johnson)

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.

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“Taste Trolley’ Comes Back to Harlem

via DNAinfo

The East Harlem "Taste Trolley" will shuttle eaters among 10 neighborhood restaurants on Sept. 29. (Raphael Benavides)

HARLEM — Last year’s East Harlem “Taste Trolley” was so delicious, organizers decided to do it twice in 2011.

The first trolley will tour 10 neighborhood restaurants on Sept. 29 and then again on a date to be determined during the holiday season, said organizer Raphael Benavides, owner of the Poets Den Gallery & Theater.  READ MORE >>>

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Soul Food Spot The Pink Tea Cup to Open Branch in Harlem

by Amanda Kludt
Eater NY

Just over a year ago, Village soul food spot The Pink Tea Cup was threatened with extinction, and now it’s expanding to Harlem.

Last year, when the over 50 year-old restaurant closed due to high rents and slow business, local restaurateur and owner of the Actor’s Playhouse Lawrence Page stepped in. He bought the trademark from the owners, hired one of their chefs, and reopened the Tea Cup a couple of blocks away from the original restaurant. Now he’s opening a branch up on Lenox and 120th Street, right across from local favorite Settepani and blocks away from Marcus Samuelsson’s soul food restaurant Red Rooster.

He originally planned on calling the place the Pink Heifer—due to a partnership with charity Heifer International—but the community disapproved, because “Heifer is often used as a derogatory slang term for a woman.” So Pink Tea Cup it is! The restaurant will hold 29 tables and will feature an upstairs lounge that will be open all day. Down the road Page plans on opening a Moroccan-themed bar nearby.

Read more about the new restaurant in Harlem from Eater NY.

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Harlem Gets Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Syracuse’s icon Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is opening its newest location – Harlem. The Dino will open this weekend at 777 W. 125th St. just a few blocks from the Apex Condos we keep hearing so much about. The new location for the Dino has added bar space and functionality but is no less colorful than the original Syracuse BBQ house.

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