Harlem Wellness Challenge: Chef “JJ” Johnson Talks Healthy Food

By CC Minton

Chef “JJ” Johnson talks healthy food and when it comes to Valentine’s Day, it’s not just about the symbolic heart but the physical heart too.  Continue Reading →

Lynn Whitfield and Priya Tara Hangin In Harlem

celelbrities at mintons...Late brunch with chef Alexander Smalls with divas Lynn Whitfield and Priya Tara on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at Minton’s in central Harlem, New York.

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Idris Elba and Wendell Pierce Hanging Out At Mintons In Harlem

10703573_10152299969306691_5572814477214277754_nCelebs Idris Elba (No Good Deed) and Wendell Pierce (Wired) were hanging out with Minton’s chef Alexander Smalls on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at Minton’s in Harlem.
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Harlem’s 125th Street Is NYC’s #1 Sexiest Subway Stop

subwaycomposite4It’s no underground secret that Harlem’s subways are the ultimate in people-watching (the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, N, R, B and C trains) — and we’ve got a lot of attractive people traveling in and around our village: to get to model casting calls, fab food spots or hot new startups – Harlem is it. Continue Reading →

Minton’s Jazz Supper Club In Harlem Debuts Live CD

mintins jazz cd in harlemWhen the original Minton’s Playhouse opened in 1938 the club quickly pioneered a movement in modern jazz, as legends including Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie took the stage and joined in regular jam sessions. Continue Reading →

Harlem Students Face Off in Teen Battle Chef Competition

Teen_Battle_ChefTwelve Harlem students who have mastered an eight-week culinary program will put their cooking skills to the test when they face off in Teen Battle Chef Live. Continue Reading →

Harlem Restaurants Eat Red To Help Fight AIDS (video)

harlem est red campaignWe just received an e-mail from the good folks at Cecil and Minton’s about a great event coming on June 1st-10th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Richard Parsons Interim CEO Of The LA Clippers

Dick-ParsonsCrainsnewyork reports that Richard Parsons, a former chairman of Citigroup, Harlem business of Minton’s Playhouse and chief executive of Time Warner, has been named interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil Restaurant Review: The Cecil is Happening

mintons1By Lil Nickelson

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 →

Harlem’s Alexander Smalls Joins Advisory Board At Union Theological Seminary

Alexander SmallsUnion Theological Seminary announces that Harlem culinary legend Alexander Smalls has joined the Board of Advisors of the Union Food Lab, a recently created food incubator and culinary training institute in Harlem. 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 →