Stepping into NYC’s Oldest Family-Owned Luncheonette ~ The Lexington Candy Shop

 

 

 

The Lexington Candy Shop, founded in 1925 on the corner of 83rd Street and Lexington Avenue

This has been a difficult year for small businesses. With the no-indoor-dining rule still in effect, Mom & Pop restaurants, with none of the financial reserves of the big guys, have had to be creative. With the Metropolitan Museum of Art opening soon, we thought it a great time to visit the oldest family owned luncheonette in New York City, right around the corner from the Museum.

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The Curtain Won’t Fall on Ellen’s Stardust Diner NYC!

 

 

 

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Oh, how we love when friends come to visit. It’s our chance to act like a tourist and see the sites through fresh eyes. At the top of our list ~ Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where the show never stops ~ until now.

Closed due to COVID-19, this popular institution owes over $600,000 in back rent, and if not paid by August 7th, the stardust will fall & the curtain will close for good. But today, we heard great news ~ Ellen’s Stardust Diner will reopen its doors on Thursday, October 1st!

Come along inside during our visits over the years.

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The Baylander on West Harlem Pier is Harlem’s Newest Eatery

 

 

 

USS Baylander

What does an aircraft carrier do when it retires? The Baylander IX-514 on the West 125th Street Harlem Pier, has opened its hatch in a new life as a restaurant on the West Harlem Pier at 125th Street.

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Chef Russell Jackson’s ‘Reverence’ Opens in the Historic Strivers Row District of Harlem

 

 

 

Chef Russell Jackson. Photo courtesy Reverence

California Chef Russell Jackson has opened a fine dining restaurant, Reverence Harlem, in the historic Strivers Row District, close to where he has been living, on 138th Street ~ and Reservations are now Live!

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The New Settepani Bakery ~ Restaurant ~ Bar is Open

 

 

 

Settepani, 196 Lenox Avenue, Harlem

The much anticipated renovation of Settepani Harlem is complete, with a soft opening that packed the tables. The new concept has all the bells and whistles from their signature breads and gorgeous deserts to salads, pizza and panini’s ~ along with a full bar.

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Homage to the Uptown Speakeasies ~ Sugar Monk prepares to Open in Harlem

 

 

 

Image courtesy Sugar Monk Harlem

The artists Ektoras Binikos and Simon Jutras have merged their diverse artistic styles to create a sophisticated new mixology cocktail bar, located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard’s Restaurant Row in Harlem ~ a homage to the Uptown Speakeasies and salons of Harlem’s historic past ~ Sugar Monk.

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Gourmet Bistro Amuse Bouche opens in La Marqueta

 

 

 

Image courtesy Amuse Bouche Bistro

Update ~ Amuse Bouche Bistro will reopen on September 17, 2020 with an expanded menu, farm stand, and to-go fridge.

 

*Closed due to COVID-19, March, 2020

The much anticipated opening of the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche in La Marqueta is finally here! The expansion of the popular caterer will be open from Thursday through Sunday, with a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, and finely brewed coffees and teas.

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Archer & Goat Opens on Lenox Ave in Harlem

 

 

Archer & Goat Harlem

Lenox Avenue unveils an addition to its already fabulous Restaurant Row. Archer & Goat, located next to Il Caffe Latte and Nilu Gift Shop, between 119th and 120th Streets.

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West African Restaurant ‘Teranga’ now open at The Africa Center ~ Harlem

 

 

 

The Africa Center, 1280 Fifth Avenue at 110th Street

We were delighted to read about the opening of Chef Pierre Thiam’s Senegalese restaurant, Teranga, at The Africa Center.. ┬áNot because of a lack of African restaurants in Harlem, but because it’s a sure signal that movement is afoot, with the Museum opening set for February 9, 2019. Check out their menu here.

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