Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
A small Italian-inspired eatery call Trufa opened recently up on 3431 Broadway (just south of West 140th) at a former Mexican take-out shop. Dinner service starts at 4:00 PM each day and apparently the establishment serves brunch on the weekends also. There's really only a small seating area with a handful of cafe tables up front and the counter-kitchen space takes up most of the back portion of the restaurant. On the positive side, it appears that some efforts for adding a little character has been made since the interior has a bit of warmth to it with exposed brick walls and the facade has some nice contrast details that make it stand out. All that's missing is a decent awning to pull it all together. Prices look to be fair for what appears to be slightly above average offerings such as free-range chicken and organic greens. Click on the lower photo to see menu items.