Jeremy Smith captured a night of all-star performances in honor of George Clinton.
It’s been riot-inducing hot for most of the country this past week, with temperatures today topping out at the 100 degrees mark featuring a heat index of a mere 108
If earlier performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live served as the appetizer for Paul McCartney’s whirlwind trip through New York, tonight’s show at the Apollo
Following up on last week’s East Harlem Eats, I thought I’d share a few of the food stores I shop at in East Harlem & Harlem that some of you may not be aware of. Sometimes the place that looks like you might not go in is the place you should have gone into. Here are a few of my favorites:
1) Associated Supermarket – Corner of 96th Street / Lexington Avenue
This is my everyday supermarket. Easy to stop into getting off the 6 train uptown (right next to the building). This Associated is the lowest priced supermarket I have found in NYC while still being clean and having quality products. This market is not fancy by any means but if you shop for and cook basic, simple foods, this is the market for you. It is a little tiny and can be tough navigating the store when it is busy. That being said, if you live in the area, this should be your everyday market as well.
2) El Tepeyac Carniceria & Grocery – Lexington Avenue between 102nd & 103rd Streets
This is a great small Mexican Meat Market. They have the basic cuts, mostly sold by their Spanish names but the product is fresh and very reasonably priced. There is also a Mexican grocery store owned by the same people just up the street.
READ ON for more of this week’s Friday For the Foodies…
Throughout the 1990s Perry Farrell’s traveling Lollapalooza festival was a staple of the summer concert season bringing together an eclectic mix of acts from the worlds of alt.rock, metal, hip
Over the last couple of weekends, I have been exploring different parts of Harlem, taking in the nice weather and heading to parts of the neighborhood that I hadn’t been to in a long time. One of the streets that I have been enjoying walking up from Central Park North (110th St) is Lenox Ave aka Malcom X Boulevard. As I was walking, my hunger started building up and it was then that I stumbled upon a hidden treasure, Edmonds Cafe.
The number 1966 in the top left corner is NOT the address of the restaurant, it is the year that this small family owned and run business opened in Harlem. Sure, when you think of Soul Food in Harlem Sylvia’s and Amy Ruth’s come to mind. Those two places are well known, with a large following amongst locals and tourists alike and most times have lines of people waiting to get in.
However when it comes to the real deal, you know the kind of place that people stop in after church or for a quick family meal, my money, palate and hunger keep on bringing me back to Edmonds. My last two trips to Edmonds were both on Sunday afternoons and it was nice to see most of the people who were coming in greeted by their name with the staff/family who own and run it asking questions about their guest’s families, treating them like they are part of the extended Edmond’s family. READ ON for more…