Black-Owned

  If you’ve been in New York City for a while, (like me) than I’m sure you’ve heard of the Pink Tea Cup, the well-known soul food restaurant that was established in 1954. After a few hiccups with its original location in the West Village, current owner and head chef, Lawrence Page (“Chef LP”), revived the […]

I started 2017 with brunch at one of my favorite Harlem spots, Chocolat Restaurant on Fredrick Douglas Blvd. Dubbed the “Ultimate Urban Power Brunch”, Chocolat’s brunch is moderately priced, tasty and bursting with African-American southern flavors.  You must try the red velvet pancakes, which are the perfect combination of sweet, fluffy and savory. You can  […]

In case you didn’t know, (like me), Bed Stuy has a cozy wine bar located on Lewis Avenue, down the street from Peaches, which happens to be one of my favorite brunch spots in the area. Although this was my first visit,  the hip ambiance at Therapy Wine Bar makes it the perfect place to […]

Senegalese-American chefs Ali Cisse (Chef Ali) and Elhadji A. Cisse (Chef Cisse) are on a mission to save   New Yorkers from the same old food. To do just that, their restaurant, Ponty Bistro, which has two locations in Manhattan, (Gramercy Park & Harlem) offers fresh options to excite the palates of jaded New Yorkers. To get out […]

Cove is a chic, black-owned lounge located in the bustling 125th and Lenox area of Harlem. Cove is perfect for enjoying some small plates and drinks after work and is one of my favorite happy hour picks in Harlem. Cove is a laid back, modern and comfortable. The lounge is perfect for small gatherings, especially in the […]

The Cecil is a hidden gem in Harlem, serving authentic and delicious Afro / Asian / American influenced dishes. Brunch and/or Dinner @ The Cecil is anything but boring and during brunch, there is even live music. The menu changes often, but currently The Cecil is offering intriguing items such Oxtail Dumplings and Suya Short Ribs. One glance […]

It’s Friday, which means that we are all thinking about our next Brunch spot (at least I am). This week, may I suggest Soco in Brooklyn? It’s been over a year since I originally blogged/visited Soco. Nevertheless, I’m happy to report that I’m still in love with this creole inspired restaurant in Clinton Hill.  I still love […]

Where: 2149 FREDERICK DOUGLASS BLVD NYC Why: I finally visited Marcus Samuelson’s new restaurant in Harlem, Streetbird Rotisserie. Opened for approximately four months now, Streetbird is right down the street from Samuelsson’s other popular restaurant in Harlem, Red Rooster. In true foodie fashion, I’ve been stalking Streetbird’s Instagram account since they’ve opened.  Everything looked so delicious, […]