Dining With Miss Lil: NYCWFF’s Midnight in Harlem

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By Lil Nickelson

New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF) 2016 saved the best for last on Saturday night of October 15th, 2016; namely the sold-out Midnight Jazz Breakfast that was held at The Cecil and Minton’s restaurants in Harlem from 11:30 pm until 1:30 am. Continue Reading →

The Garifuna People in New York City

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On October 8th 2016 a Saturday evening, my friend Cherlyn Davis invited me to attend a dance performance with her at Symphony Space on the upper West side that one of her fellow shareholders Felix Gamboa, in her Esplanade Gardens building had invited her to attend.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The BIG Chocolate Show 2016

big-chocolate-showThe BIG Chocolate Show came to NYC and it was a chocolicious treat; I do declare.  The BIG Chocolate Show was held the second weekend in October 2016; press preview day was on Friday, October 7th and it was open to the public on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th.  2016. Continue Reading →

Join HW’s Lil Nickelson At The Ninth Annual Let Us Eat Local Tasting Benefit 2016

foodOn November 1, 2016, Just Food, a non-profit organization that empowers and supports community leaders working to bring fresh, local food to underserved neighborhoods, will host its ninth annual Let Us Eat Local Tasting Benefit. Continue Reading →

A Reflection On Harlem’s Historical Parks

st-nicholas-park-in-fallBy Lil Nickelson

Harlem contains four (4) parks within its borders: Marcus Garvey Park on the east side, Morningside Park and St. Nicholas Park in its interior and Jackie Robinson Park in West Harlem.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Row House Restaurant is Serving It Up

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Row House restaurant is located along Harlem’s restaurant row at 2128 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, N.Y. 10026 on the Southeast corner of 115th Street.  Continue Reading →

Lil Nickelson Talks Harlem Food On The Danny Tisdale Show

lil nickelson dining with miss lil finalGrab a tea, and listen to Lil Nickelson, Harlem World Magazine‘s senior Food Writer of Dining With Miss Lil and Danny Tisdale as they talk Harlem food on The Danny Tisdale Show. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The Edge Cafe, A Welcome Addition

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By Lil Nickelson

The Edge Café is a welcome addition to my neighborhood.  The Edge is located at 101 Edgecombe Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10030 on the Northwest corner of 139th Street (212 939-9688 www.edgecafeharlem.com). Continue Reading →

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

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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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