African Restaurant Week 2018

Whoa! The New York African Restaurant Week has already begun! We have until Oct. 21 to visit more than 20 restaurants providing a prix fixe menu plus cooking classes,

Talking SCHOP! A delicious Harlem Harvest Festival

Harlem Park to Park continues to expand their annual Harlem Harvest Festival to great success. This year’s festival was no exception.

Talking SCHOP! Wild on Wilde at Oscar Wilde

Last week I ventured out of Harlem to the NoMad district to get my literature, history and cocktail on.

Seal the Seasons

I continue to celebrate my experience at Specialty Food Association Summer Fancy Food Show, mostly because of all the great products I am still enjoying, but also all of the food makers with whom I remain in contact.

Talking SCHOP! Sofrito that ‘ish!

I continue to cook up a storm for my clients every week. That is six-plus hours a day of shopping, chopping and cooking for busy people and I have developed some tricks of the trade.

Talking SCHOP! Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up

It was a hot, hot but beautiful Sunday and I only had coffee in preparation to attend the second annual Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up at Empire City Casino.

Harlem Harvest Festival 2018

One of Harlem’s most anticipated events returns Saturday, Oct. 6, for its ninth year.

Fall food at Empire City Casino

Summer is gone and Empire City Casino is gearing up for a busy fall.

Talking SCHOP! Virginia Is for (food and wine) Lovers

I might not have gotten away as much as I wanted to over the summer, but I was damned if I would let Labor Day Weekend pass with me in the city.

Talking SCHOP! Jersey! Stand Up!

Is it really here? Labor Day? Already? Dang! Where does it go?

Talking SCHOP! Jersey! Stand Up!

Is it really here? Labor Day? Already? Dang! Where does it go? I barely made it out of the city this summer.

Talking SCHOP! Celebrate food, Opry style!

I was invited down to the Times Square area to experience the extrapolation of Nashville’s historical musical legacy, “The Grand Ole Opry.”

Talking SCHOP! Watching and eating Long Beach

The Long Beach International Film Festival (@LBIFFNY) celebrated its seventh anniversary this past Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, screening an international slate of more than 50 films paired with music and food on the beachfront at the Allegria Hotel in ...

Talking SCHOP! The summer struggle

It’s hot y’all.

Talking SCHOP! 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show

The 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show, one of New York’s premier food expos, went down the weekend before July 4 at the Jacob Javits Center.