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

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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 →

Dining with Miss Lil: Keep or Create Family Traditions

TurkeyBy Lil Nickelson

Thanksgiving is a great time to teach your kids about cooking and entertaining with your style.  Make them play different roles throughout the process so that they can observe and learn.  Continue Reading →

Dining with Miss Lil: Caring For the Elders That Once Cared for Us

Daddy_n_JJ_at_JHS_GraduationBy Lil Nickelson

Have you been blessed to have loved ones to live to be 70 years old or older?  If so, somewhere in between the late 70s and beyond our roles begin reversing and you will be given the opportunity to care for the elders who once cared for you.  Continue Reading →