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The Harlem Shack makers

A Shake Shack does not open without collaborating with local makers, artists and organizations. From the inside out, the new Harlem location is no exception.

Talking SCHOP! Shake Shack puts down concrete(s) in Harlem

I remember my first Shake Shack burger back in the day in Madison Square Park. So often passing it by as a tourist trap, one day I decided to stand in that line.

Harlem goings-on

There is much to celebrate in Harlem this month.

Talking SCHOP! CBD at the JBF?

The renowned and revered culinary establishment, The James Beard Foundation (@beardfoundation), recently had its first CBD-infused dinner and I was there for all of it!

Shop Harlem for the holidays

December is here! (And where exactly did the year go?)

Talking SCHOP! Eating local: The good and the could be better

You know how I feel about my local restaurants, eateries and hot spots. I love their dedication to what they do, why they do it and how it contributes to our growing dynamic foodscape.

Talking SCHOP! Dun Huang in Harlem

I hope everyone had the Thanksgiving they imagined, created and/or wanted this year. I celebrated with “framily” and it was perfect. Great pre-dinner conversation, acknowledging for what each of us is thankful and awesome food and dessert.

Shop and Dine East Harlem

East Harlem’s Union Settlement announced their first annual Shop and Dine East Harlem for the Holidays.

New Harlem bites

have my Harlem haunts for those perfect expected bites whether the eatery is fast casual, fast food or fine dining.

Talking SCHOP! The Thanksgiving leftovers ‘cart’

You know the saying, “putting the cart before the horse,” to express jumping ahead of the natural order of things? Spoiler alert: that is exactly what I am about to do when it comes to Thanksgiving and its leftovers.

A prosecco luncheon at Sylvia’s

It was a serious TGIF at Sylvia’s!

Talking SCHOP! The early bird gets the WIN!

We are just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, which it is the perfect time to let our annual fool-proof turkey recipe help set the table for a fruitful holiday.

The Art of the Mix finale

For the last two weeks, bartenders and mixologists have been throwing it down and mixing it up at restaurants and bars all over Upper Manhattan.

Talking SCHOP! Ruby’s Vintage opens

Last week, the latest venture from Harlem restauranteur Brian Washington Palmer (Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash) and Nikoa Evans-Hendricks (executive director, Harlem Park to Park) opened with an event befitting its name.

Bar 314 opens!

I fell in love with babbalucci when it first opened based purely on the fried pizza. I had to see what LoPresto did with the former Serafina space and their wood burning pizza oven.