Friday, July 27, 2012
Is Harlem Becoming A Dining Destination?
With the recent death of Sylvia Woods, 'The Queen of Soul Food', I wondered what effect it might have on the neighborhood surrounding the restaurant since it has been such a mainstay for all these years. Not that Sylvia's is going anywhere, but when an icon dies it sometimes has a profound effect on all those that they touched in their life. I'm happy to say that after reading a great article in the NY Post, Harlem is in very good hands. Several great restaurants have opened up in recent years, adjacent to the area around Sylvia's, creating a dining renaissance in Harlem. I know that 125th street feels like miles away to some New Yorkers, or that you might feel a bit out of place, but I'm here to tell you that you're missing one of the best parts of the city. What I love about Harlem, though I'm not there often enough, is all of the amazing old New York architecture that is still there, it's like walking thru history. Now with several fantastic restaurants to accentuate the area, there's no telling what heights that Harlem will climb too. Please click the link below to read the article from the Post: