Bird is the Word

From meeting him in person at an event, watching him as a judge on Chopped and eating at Red Rooster, and reading his books, you can say we’re big fans of Marcus Samuelsson and what he’s done for food and Harlem.  So naturally, when we found out he was opening another restaurant, Streetbird Rotisserie, we had … More Bird is the Word

Happy Hour Grows Up

If you’ve followed our blog for some time, you might recall that Kristina called East Harlem home for a number of years. Recently, one of her former colleagues was in town, which provided the perfect opportunity to visit the neighborhood and an old favorite hangout. Ricardo Steak House has a little more bling than we remembered, … More Happy Hour Grows Up

Harlem EatUp 2015

Readers of our blog know we’re big fans of the food scene in Harlem. Over the years, we’ve eaten at Red Rooster, Evelyn’s Kitchen, Patsy’s and most recently The Cecil. We’re excited for Harlem EatUp, founded by the Marcus Samuelsson Group and Karlitz & Company, with former President Bill Clinton serving as honorary chair. Chefs from Harlem will … More Harlem EatUp 2015

Ayala Defines Delicious

When we visit Harlem, one of our favorite NYC neighborhoods, we have trouble deciding where to eat because there are so many hidden (and not so hidden gems!). From Red Rooster to Patsy’s to Amy Ruth’s, there’s something for every palate. Evelyn’s Kitchen, on 1st Ave. close to Kristina’s former apartment, has quickly become a favorite … More Ayala Defines Delicious

Read, Eat, Repeat

You may recall a few earlier posts where Kristina has mentioned her book club— and the fact that sometimes (quite often?) the company and the food take precedence over the book. That’s definitely the case here– read on for a dangerously delicious trip to Evelyn’s Kitchen with the book club ladies! For a recent book … More Read, Eat, Repeat

Fried and True

Last week we had the chance to hang out in one of our favorite neighborhoods and enjoy some of our favorite foods. Ginny’s Supper Club, located in Harlem beneath Red Rooster hosted an event to celebrate Lee Brian Schrager’s Fried and True, an ode to fried chicken. The cookbook, featuring 50 recipes from established chefs for … More Fried and True