Dining With Miss Lil: The Two Faces of An Executive Chef

Chef Matthew Tivy and Miss Lil1By Lil Nickelson

I finally met Executive Chef/Owner Matthew Tivy this past summer after I had reviewed two French bistro establishments out of the three restaurants in his food business empire that he co owns or manages in Manhattan; Chez Lucienne in Harlem on Lenox Avenue near 125th Street and Café du Soleil on the Upper West Side near 104th Street and Broadway.  Continue Reading →

Jolie Patisserie: Hot New Bakery To Try In Harlem

Jolie Patisserie

Jolie Patisserie

Pastry chef Moha Orchid is behind Jolie, which opened this past spring with an article Dining With Miss Lil: Harlem’s Newest Pastry Shop on Harlem World Magazine by Senior Food writer Lil Nickelson this past summer.
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Dining With Miss Lil: You Have to Go to By The Hudson Restaurant

bth interiorBy Lil Nickelson

By The Hudson Restaurant & Lounge (“BTH”) is appropriately named because it is physically located by The Hudson River is located at 712 West 125th Street in between 12th Avenue and Riverside Drive just before you make the left to head for West Side Highway’s entrance ramp heading South.  Continue Reading →

Get Community Chef Tickets To Let Us Eat Local

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Join Just Food  and  more than 40 of New York City’s  most celebrated chefs
on  Monday, October 5th   for Let Us Eat Local, Just Food’s eighth annual tasting benefit.

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Dining With Miss Lil: BMA 1st Annual Awards Reception

BMA Reception Organizers2By Lil Nickelson

Growing up in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, I don’t recall any vacant commercial real estate spaces on Amsterdam Avenue, Broadway, Convent Avenue or St. Nicholas Avenue from like 135th Street up to 155th Street.  Continue Reading →

The New Harlem World Locals Show With Lil Nickelson

lil nickelson in harlemIt’s the debut of the Harlem World Locals Show. Great personalities from the beautiful scene of historic Harlem. Today’s first guest is long time local Lil Nickelson, she is community food chef, a food entrepreneur and senior food editor with Harlem World magazine.
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Dining With Miss Lil: Harlem’s Newest Pastry Shop

Front Entrance of Jolie Patisserie

By Lil Nickleson

Jolie Patisserie is the newest patisserie shop to open up in Harlem and is located at 2453 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in between 142nd and 143rd Streets.  Jolie Patisserie is the latest food business to be owned and operated Pastry Chef Moha Orchid.

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Dining With Miss Lil: Cafe du Soleil is Cool Daddy

Cafe du Soleil Front DoorBy Lil Nickelson

Café du Soleil is a cool French bistro restaurant located at 2723 Broadway (in between 104 and 105th Streets) on the upper West side of Manhattan that has a warm, relaxing and inviting atmosphere about it.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Blujeen Restaurant Opened & It’s a Smash Hit

Chef Lance Knowling in front of Blujeen RestaurantBy Lil Nickelson

Back in March 2015 Executive Chef Lance Knowling was getting antsy waiting to open up Blujeen Restaurant so he invited a select number of people to his pre-opening launch party that was held for two (2) hours on Friday, March 27th, 2015.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: LoLo’s Seafood Shack is Crazy Great

Exterior of LoLo's

By Lil Nickelson

My tasting to review LoLo’s Seafood Shack took place on the evening of the first day in spring; it snowed all day and a cold was coming down on me.  I didn’t want to get out of my bed, let alone go outside.  Continue Reading →