Where Celebrities DINE IN HARLEM!

  I’ve been writing about Harlem restaurants since I first started the blog.  And it comes as no surprise that the celebrities who love this blog have started to take notice on some of my favorite spots!  I found this article from my good friend Michael Feeney in yesterday’s NY DAILY NEWS and it’s chock-full […]

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Meatloaf, Catfish & Cornbread at SYLVIA’S, Harlem

Just in case you did not get enough good eatin’ over the course of the last few days, here’s a post from my favorite uptown soul food spot – SYLVIA’S! I went in the other day and grabbed a table inside the main dining hall…  I tore up the too-sweet cornbread, devoured the sassy catfish fritters and, […]

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JUST BECAUSE IT’S TUESDAY…

Here’s a little inspiration for you:  “If you’re gonna treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself!” I indulged in a hearty take-out Sylvia’s Rib dinner last night that ran me $20 and wanted to share with you!  It was delicious… Are you drooling yet?  Go ahead, make today your cheat day! BJC.

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Fried Shrimp, Collard Greens & Potatoes at SYLVIA’S, Harlem

I stopped back in Sylvia’s Soul Food Restaurant in Harlem over the weekend!  You already know I only go to Sylvia’s for 3 reasons: 1) It’s convenient 2) Its good and 3) Miss Judy!  I love the friendly hospitality of manager Miss Judy!   Her smile alone is worth the trip!  She is kind and […]

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BBQ Ribs & Collard Greens at Sylvia’s

By now I should own stock in Sylvia’s!  I feel like I’m there so much!  Stopped in last night for a quick bite at the bar to see Miss Judy and ran into the fabulous journalist Flo Anthony… I started with catfish fingers but finished with ribs, greens and mashed potatoes!  DELICIOUS! There’s something about […]

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Catfish Fingers & Sassy Wings for Happy Hour at SYLVIA’S, NYC

It’s always a treat when I get to stop by my neighborhood go-to restaurant Sylvia’s, but the other day I rolled through at happy hour to see the fabulous Miss Judy, the restaurant’s manager and, in my personal opinion, director of VIP clientele!  She is always super friendly, extra accommodating and a true delight to be […]

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Why SYLVIA’S Can’t Be Great

What I realized is I’ve been showcasing Sylva’s breakfast dishes and not the dinner… So the other night I rolled in for dinner, just to show you a little something that they have to offer. Here’s why Syliva’s can’t be great:  The pork chops were over cooked.  I could barely taste any garlic in the […]

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Yet Another Breakfast at SYLVIA’S

If you follow this blog regularly, you probably think I’m obsessed with Sylvia’s, but I’m definitely not.  They are just VERY convenient and have become my go-to place for a quick and inexpensive but decent meal… So here’s another breakfast from Sylvias – fried fish, grits, eggs & biscuits!  I have a busy day, so […]

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Another Breakfast at SYLVIA’S

You know my thoughts on Harlem’s popular soul food spot Sylvia’s – the BEST time to drop in is for a weekday breakfast… You get to avoid crowds and you have the option for a delicious homemade meal for under $10! After a recent workout, my friend, designer, Edwing D’Angelo, treated me to a post-strength-training meal!  I got […]

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BREAKFAST AT SYLVIA’S (Sort Of…)

                  A normal breakfast for me usually consists of a piece of fruit (banana, blueberries or grapefruit) and some source of protein (greek yogurt, cottage cheese or eggs)… Every now and then I’ll sneak in a bagel or some kind of sandwich or cereal, but when I […]

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