Alexander Smalls Harlem Home Filled With Big Memories


By Grace Bonney

Chef, restauranteur, author and opera singer, Alexander Smalls is a self-described “social minister” in New York City. He is always on the go, bringing together people from across the city and treating them to great entertainment and wonderful food.

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Up Close with CC Minton: Nick Cannon Attends Harlem School of the Arts Gala

By CC Minton

The Harlem School of the Arts hosted its 50th year anniversary in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel.  The star-studded event recognized the achievement of artists, community leaders and activists while raising funds crucial to empowering young people from under-served communities in Harlem and throughout the city. Continue Reading →

Joseph “JJ” Johnson Named Exec Chef At Minton’s In Harlem

chef-jj-johnsonChef Joseph “JJ” Johnson has been named Executive Chef of Alexander Smalls and Dick Parsons Minton’s and The Cecil, 206 West 118th Street, in Harlem USA. Continue Reading →

Chelsea Clinton And Alexander Smalls At Minton’s Harlem

11014650_10152857753176691_7588849442598170967_nHere’s a great behind-the-scenes photograph posted by chef and owner Alexander Smalls and Chelsea Clinton at Minton’s Harlem, in New York. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The 1st Annual Harlem Eat Up Festival


By Lil Nickelson

Executive Chef/Owner Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie (pictured above with his wife model Maya Haile) came up with the idea for a festival to celebrate and showcase the diversity of Harlem’s food, culture and spirit.  Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: C-CAP Awards NYC Public School Students & Alumni

At the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) New York Awards Breakfast, C-CAP President Susan Robbins alongside C-CAP Founder & Chairman Richard Grausman presented more than $750,000 in scholarships and cash awards to 21 high school seniors and alumni at the Pierre Hotel on Friday, April 17th. Continue Reading →

Interview: Dick Parsons and Alexander Smalls Honored by C-CAP

On Tuesday, March 3rd, Former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Dick Parsons and Executive Chef & Harlem Restaurateur Alexander Smalls were honored, in front of 800 guests, at the 25th Anniversary Benefit celebration of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). Continue Reading →

Interview: Minton’s Chef “JJ” Johnson Talks Healthy Food


When it comes to Valentine’s Day, it’s not just about the symbolic heart but the physical heart too.  According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women and affects 1 in 4. Continue Reading →