Food

Energizing St. Croix, U.S.V.I: A Talk with Entrepreneur Brian Montgomery

Very few people realize just how closely tied the United States and the Virgin Islands (USVI), are. For example, as a U.S. territory, no passport is needed to visit any of the three main is-lands of St. John, St. Thomas, or St. Croix. Many have chosen to take advantage of this unique situation – transforming …

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Still I Rise: How Community Leaders and Restaurants of St. Croix Were Able to Revitalize the Island

by Mashari Grissom Signature restaurants are valued treasures in our communities–especially the ones with good food. Take St. Croix for example, a beautiful island within the Virgin Islands that was recently hit with Hurricane Maria back in September of last year. Yet, their ability to overcome such a turmoil and still being able to provide …

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Third Annual Harlem EatUp! Celebrates Food & Culture of Harlem

The Third Annual Harlem EatUp! took place from Tuesday, May 16 to Sunday, May 21. The event, created by restaurateur, author and executive chef Marcus Samuelsson and Karlitz and Company Rresident and Founder, Herb Karlitz. At Harlem EatUp!’s signature event called “The Harlem Stroll,” for a modest fee, guests were able to sample dishes like …

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Buddhist Priest is launching Culinary Training program for those Formerly Homeless and Recently Unemployed

By Kari Lindberg Daiken Nelson, a buddhist priest based in Harlem will be launching Mandala Kitchens Program, offering free or low-cost 6 weeks of culinary training to those formerly homeless, previously incarcerated, veterans, on September 30. The Mandala Kitchens Program will teach basic culinary and technical skills need to get a job in the food …

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Miami’s Little Havana: A Shot of Coffee. A Slice of Cuba.

It’s just west of sleek Downtown Miami and just a few minutes away from golden beaches and turquoise surf – yet it’s a world apart. Cobblestone streets, charming shopkeepers, colorful murals, and monuments to Cuba’s heroes past and present. Little Havana is one of Miami’s most iconic neighborhoods. As Close As You Can Get to …

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Wine Selection: House of Mandela

Inspired by the great Nelson Mandela, Makaziwe and Tukwini Mandela furthered the legacy of their heritage and launched a family brand of wine, called “House of Mandela” (HOM). HOM Wines opening press party was jointly held in one of New York’s fashionable galleries, The French Cheese Board”.  The Mandelas presented their new brand with the …

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Hogshead Tavern Is Harlem’s Best Craft Beer Bar and More

As Harlem continues to be one of the hot places in New York City not only to dine and seek entertainment, but to live, the community changes, with new businesses opening to meet the needs of a changing demographic.  One of the more unique and successful businesses to open in the past year has been …

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HARLEM SHOPPERS CALL FOR LABELING OF GMO FOODS

Local Supermarket Customers Will Call on Assemblymember Keith Wright to Support NY GMO Labeling Bill A.617 WHAT:            Supermarket shoppers will call on Harlem Assemblymember Keith Wright to co-sponsor state bill A.617 requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food products. WHO:              Supermarket customers, New York Public Interest Research Group WHEN:            Thursday, April 9, 12PM WHERE:         C-Town …

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