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 →

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 At Vinateria is Buono and Chic

Yvette and Executive Chef Gustavo Lopez

By Lil Nickelson

Vinateria is the latest restaurant that I chose to review after meeting its owner, Yvette Leeper-Bueno, her mother, Mrs. Leeper and Executive Chef Gustavo Lopez at the Harlem Eat Up Festival’s great chefs in Harlem photo shoot on April 1st.  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 →

Join The Uptown Jam Session At Harlem Besame Latin Soul Lounge

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Join Injoy Enterprises as they present The Uptown Jam Session at Harlem Besame Latino Soul Lounge at 2070 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at 124th Street. Continue Reading →