#SmartBrownVoices – Shorty Ep 1 – Harlem Eatup


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Welcome to “Shorty”, special shorter edition of #SmartBrownVoices. This week we chat with Melba Wilson from Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem. And we also chat with the award winning Chef JJ who has been making big waves at the Cecil in Harlem. Take a listen and happy Friday!

Learn more about Harlem Eatup below:

Harlem EatUp! Festival Celebrates the Spirit of Harlem with Two Days of Free Events

(Monday April 20 – Harlem, New York) – Come one, come all to Harlem EatUp! Festival, which will feature two days of free events on May 16-17 that celebrate the food, culture, and spirit of historic Harlem. These events, which are open to the public at no charge, are perfect for gourmands, aesthetes, families, city explorers and Harlem enthusiasts.

You can walk The Avenue at The Stroll to see and taste the very best that Harlem has to offer, watch culinary demos from nationally and locally renowned chefs, and experience an Afternoon in Harlem of tastings and music.

Saturday May 16th 2015 – “The Stroll: A Grand Tasting Experience”
Experience Harlem’s soulful vibe and delicious fare as you walk The Stroll in Morningside Park. A variety of local artisans and purveyors will be selling specialty foods on The Avenue while celebrity chefs and personalities inspire with exciting culinary demonstrations.

The Avenue
• Time: 12:00PM – 5:00 PM
• Location: Morningside Park (114th Street and Manhattan Avenue)
• Participating Restaurants: BLVD Bistro, Charles Country Pan Fried Chicken, Chocolat Restaurant & Lounge, Corner Social, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Farafina Café & Lounge Harlem, Harlem Shake, Harlem Tavern, La Bodega 47 Social Club, Lady Lexis Sweets, Lido, LoLo’s Seafood Shack, Madiba Harlem, Make My Cake, Melba’s, Ponty Bistro, Red Rooster, Seasoned Vegan, Spoonbread, The Cecil/Minton’s, The Grange, Zoma

Culinary Demonstrations presented by Macy’s
• Schedule:
o 12PM-12:45PM: Chefs Ludo Lefebvre and George Duran
o 1PM-1:45PM: Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Melba Wilson with special guest Marjorie Eliot of Jazz at Marjorie Eliot’s
o 2PM-2:45PM: Cooking Light & Friends featuring Chefs Anna Bullett and Marvin Woods
o 3PM-3:45PM: A Harlem Cook-Off featuring judges Marc Murphy, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jonelle Procope and Alexander Smalls
o 4PM-4:45PM: Cooking Demo with Chef Scott Conant and Mixologist Karl Franz Williams


Sunday May 17th 2015 – “A Sunday Afternoon in Harlem” presented by Aetna
Sundays in Harlem are made for family, friends, food, and fun! Enjoy food from local restaurant vendors (sold a la cart, $7 a plate average), tasting tents featuring a live gospel choir and Harlem musicians, local art on display, interactive activities for all ages, and more.

• Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
• Location: Morningside Park (114th Street and Manhattan Avenue)
• Participating Restaurants: BLVD Bistro, BTH, Charles Country Pan Fried Chicken, Flat Top Bistro, Harlem Shake, Harlem Tavern, Hot Bread Kitchen, Kitchenette Uptown, Make My Cake, Ponty Bistro, Seasoned Vegan, Streetbird Rotisserie
• Participating Artists: Ivan Forde, Vy Higginsen: Mama Foundation for the Arts, Pontus Höök, Lara Land of Land Yoga, Lanie McNulty, and DJ Stormin’ Norman


About Harlem EatUp! Festival: Harlem EatUp! is a brand new festival in Harlem, New York, celebrating the food, culture and spirit of Harlem. Taking place Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17, 2015, this highly anticipated weekend festival will represent the renewed spirit of Harlem while paying homage to its roots. A variety of events will be held throughout the weekend to feature nationally and locally renowned artists from the culinary, fine arts and performing arts worlds.

Social Media Handles:
Twitter: @HarlemEatUp
Instagram: @HarlemEatUp
Facebook: Facebook.com/HarlemEatUp

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