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 →

Join The Uptown Jam Session At Harlem Besame Latin Soul Lounge

Uptown Jam Session 1

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 →

Drinking With Miss Lil : Gin Fizz Lounge

Photo of Gin Fizz BarBy Lil Nickelson

When I was a kid growing up in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, Saturday evening was date night for my parents and they would go out to eat at Sherman’s BBQ on the corner of our block on Amsterdam Avenue and 151st Street or down to Broadway and 145th Street to Ling Fong’s Chinese Restaurant for dinner.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Edible Manhattan Magazine’s Good Cider Event

Good Cider EventBy Lil Nickelson

On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 Edible Manhattan hosted the Good Cider Event from 6pm to 9pm at Tribeca Three Sixty on the 11th floor of 10 Debrosses Street.  Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Just Food is Transforming NYers and Our Food Pt. #2

just-food-conf-2014-logo4By Lil Nickelson

The article below is part #2 of the article, to read part #1 please click here.

Last week I outlined how Just Food, a non-profit organization, is building a just and sustainable food system for NYC via CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), farmers’ markets, community chefs and supplying fresh, locally grown food to food pantries.  Continue Reading →