Harlem Helps Raises $55,000 For The Harlem Explosion Victims

harlem-helps-benefitWhat does community mean to you?

A true sense of community is more than borrowing a cup of sugar, saying hello or holding the door, it’s going the extra mile in a time of need. Continue Reading →

Harlem Helps: A Benefit for The East Harlem Collapse

85-atxlIn light of the tragic East Harlem explosion at 116th St. / Park Ave on the morning of March 12, 2014, we at Red Rooster Harlem are responding with assistance for our neighbors. Continue Reading →

Red Rooster Hosts Benefit for Victims Of The Harlem Explosion

marcus and harlem collapse.png.CROP.rtstoryvar-largeAs you may or may not know residents and business owners in East Harlem neighborhood are still struggling to recovering from the gas explosion that left eight people dead and flattened two 5-story apartment buildings more then two weeks ago. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fan André Leon Talley Leaves HomoPhob Russia

andre-leonAndré Leon Talley a huge Harlem fan and friend of George Faison at the Harlem Fire house Theater, and a big fan of Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster has resigned from his post as editor at large of Numéro Russia after just a year on the job. Continue Reading →

National Dance Institute To Honor Harlem’s Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus SamuelssonNational Dance Institute, the non-profit organization that has transformed the lives of millions of public school children through the arts, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.   Continue Reading →

Sidra Smith Throws Star-Studded Birthday Bash in Harlem

IMG_6269La Bodega 47 Social Club, Harlem’s new hotspot, opened its doors on Friday, February 28th, 2014 night with a splash. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Kale And Quinoa Salad With Roasted Beets

Untitled_Panorama11This warm salad is from the Marcus Samuelsson.com site is perfectly healthy for Harlem, delicious, and easy to make. Steaming the kale atop the quinoa during the last 5 minutes of cooking makes this one-pot recipe all the worthwhile.  Continue Reading →

The New Park 112 In Harlem

thepark112_nyc_636_400_85_s_c1The Park 112, the Harlem restaurant with a self-service wine bar, is now open and ready to let us play sommelier. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson’s Leftover Thanksgiving Hash Recipe

6089780159_b89f2743da_z-1Harlem Chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about a great Leftover Thanksgiving Hash Recipe:

In Sweden there’s a dish called pytt i panna that’s literally translated to little pieces in a pan. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Live Cook Off for Teens in Harlem

Three weeks ago in the journal Pediatrics, a federal study stated that type 2 diabetes, and pre diabetes rates are soaring among American teens. Continue Reading →

Lenox Social, Changes Name To Corner Social in Harlem

It’s barely one month old, but Lenox Ave.’s newest restaurant is already on its second name. No matter what you call the place, its partners say they’re all about serving Harlem and working with their neighbors. Continue Reading →

Miss Lil On Obama’s Red Rooster Menu

Here’s the menu:


Cornbread, honey butter

LOBSTER SALAD
asparagus, peas, hot biscuit

Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling “Semi-Dry” 2008
Finger Lakes, New York


BRAISED SHORT RIBS
honey-glazed chokes, spring onions, red wine reduction

Brown Estate “Chaos Theory” 2009
Napa Valley, California


CHOCOLATE CAKE
rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbert

Ridge Geyersville “Essence” 2007
Sonoma County, California

SWEET POTATO DOUGHNUTS
cinnamon, brown sugar


We nudged her regarding the $30,000 plate dinners, “Let’s remember that the people invited were those NYers (and Harlemites) that brought in big bucks during the last Obama campaign. So I was thrilled to hear that they chose to hold the event in Harlem even though most of us couldn’t afford to attend; there are some in our community who can. We need to be exposed to ‘the other side’ even when it’s just watching them go in and out of the Red Rooster Harlem.”

Chef Marcus Samuelsson menu courtesy of the Food Republic.