Wednesday, May 6, 2009
☞ EAT: Melba's
Open since 2005, Melba's was one of the first "New Harlem" restaurants to debut on Frederick Douglass Boulevard's condo strip. The restaurant's modern interior mixed with classic details, such as black-lacquered bead board and 111 year-old chandeliers, pioneered the contemporary soul food sensibility. Melba's has kept its momentum by receiving a little nationwide publicity with celebrity guests such as Bobby Flay, who filmed a cook-off with Melba's fried chicken recipe. Live jazz on Tuesdays and brunch served on the weekend. 300 West 114th Street at Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 8th Avenue and Manhattan Avenue. Tel.(212) 864-7777. Take the B,C or 2,3 train to 116th Street.