Monday, January 31, 2011
LINK. There's a quote under the image that states "product development never tasted so good" and we kind of think this actually might be going somewhere. It's at least not the typical slice and what appear to be a fresh cut mozzarella pie with large slabs of cheese shows a more artisanal aesthetic. That said, the logo of the place could be tweaked a little (current graphics are oddly anemic for such a bold name) but the food looks like it's coming along. Read last Friday's post for more information on the Bad Horse: LINK
New York magazine gave a preview of this week's Top Chef All-Stars which will have the latest challenge at East Harlem's iconic Rao's. The restaurant at 455 East 114th Street (at Pleasant Avenue) is one of last vestiges of Harlem's vast Little Italy nabe that proliferated on the east side over half a century ago and the eatery is notoriously difficult to get a table at. Open only Mondays through Fridays, Rao's is booked completely for the next couple of years since some major patrons have secured nightly spots. Those who are curious about the local legend just have to tune in for the cooking competition this Wednesday night on Bravo: LINK
Sunday, January 30, 2011
LINK. For more on the presumed artists, read our previous post: LINK
Saturday, January 29, 2011
1. Harlem by Jonathan Gill (15)
2. Bad Horse Pizza on FDB (15)
3. 2280 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (12)
4. 229 Lenox New Facade Debut (7)
5. Mix of old and New Worlds on 116th (6)
East Harlem's famous and formerly declining La Marqueta market at Park and 116th just got another feature story but this time on the local news channel NY1: LINK. It seems like the word is definitely out since another vendor has joined on since last month which ticks up the total count to 11 right now. Hot Bread Kitchen also confirmed with us that they too will be opening a retail stand in the near future so the market under the Park Avenue underpass is finally growing again. As reported previously, the legendary El Barrio market used to have hundreds of vendors several decades ago and now the few longtime holdouts such as Jose's Meat Market are enjoy a bit of synergy with the added neighbors.
New vendors such as SpaHa Cafe, Urban Garden Center, Buried Treasure farms, Breezy Hills Orchard and Viva Produce are enthusiastic about serving their new community and the NY1 video shows that many are happy with the changes. It's not quite bustling yet but as word gets out, La Marqueta will probably be a Harlem must-see destination in the coming years. Calendars should also be marked for Wednesday, February 2nd from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM since the official open house for the new La Marqueta is scheduled for next week on that date.
Friday, January 28, 2011
LINK. Read more of Ms. Wallace's entry on the wonderfully personal Soul Pictures: Black Feminist Generations site: LINK.
www.BadHorsePizza.com. DOB permits do not seem to have been filed yet so we will have to wait this one out to see what happens.
www.StudioMuseum.org. Photo by Adam Reich.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
LINK. General admission start at $10 and may be bought here: LINK