Dining With Miss Lil: Get Ready, The Motown Revue

The_Supremes_and_The_TemptationsBy Lil Nickelson

Watching the musical production “Get Ready: The Motown Revue” last night at St. Stephen AME Church’s Reception Hall located at 2145 Frederick Douglass Blvd. was like listening to the soundtrack to my childhood into my young adult years. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Wellness Begins At Home

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By Lil Nickelson

The weather outside is frightful as I compose this column and I’m searching for the right words to inspire me to inspire you to get healthier in 2015.  Continue Reading →

The Cecil Named 2014 Best Restaurant In America

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This evening Esquire Magazine will unveil the winners of their first annual American Food & Drink Awards at The Cecil in Harlem, NY.   Continue Reading →

Dining with Miss Lil Restaurant Review: Tio Luca South American Cuisine

Tio Luca RestaurantBy Lil Nickelson

Tio Luca is the latest restaurant to open up on Lenox Avenue north of 125th St and to further diversify menu offerings in the village of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Review: Alive! 5+ and Kickin’ Musical At The Dempsey Theater In Harlem

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You have to go to the Dempsey Theater located at 127 West 127th Street to see Alive! The Musical 55+ and Kickin’. One of two new shows produced by the Mama Foundation for the Arts it is inspirational to people of all ages and backgrounds. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil Restaurant Review: The Cecil is Happening

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The Cecil, located at 206 W. 118th Street is on the Southeast corner of St. Nicholas Avenue, and is the 2nd restaurant on the block that is owned and operated by Harlem Jazz Enterprises LLC.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Just Food is Transforming NYers and Our Food Pt. #2

just-food-conf-2014-logo4By Lil Nickelson

The article below is part #2 of the article, to read part #1 please click here.

Last week I outlined how Just Food, a non-profit organization, is building a just and sustainable food system for NYC via CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), farmers’ markets, community chefs and supplying fresh, locally grown food to food pantries.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Minton’s Playhouse is a Must

Wide_Shot_of_Mintons_Dining_RoomThe last time I was in Minton’s Playhouse was in May 2012.  With the permission of the owner of the space New York businessman Richard Parsons, Jazzmobile, Inc. hosted jazz music here as part of their contribution to the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012. Continue Reading →