Famed Harlem Celeb Chef JJ Johnson opened his new Harlem restaurant, Field Trip in 2019, focusing on a “fast-casual grain concept’ with patrons choosing their own rice or barley bowls. Now, just two years later, Field Trip will open in two additional locations ~ Rockefeller Center on the concourse level in late November, 2020, and a spot at the U.S. Open site in Flushing Meadows, which is set to open one November 11, 2020 at the new Queens food hall JACX & Co.
Looking back, the Grand Opening in Harlem was held on July 10, 2019, complete with music and a non-stop flow of hungry and curious neighbors.
Here’s what Chef JJ has to say ~ It is with the greatest pleasure and excitement that I announce FIELDTRIP will officially open on Wednesday July 10th. As some of you may know, this project has been in the making for quite some time, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
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FIELDTRIP is a community-based dining experience that celebrates culture through the shared experience of rice. For us, rice is a journey to new parts of the globe. Our mantra, “Rice is Culture”, was born out of Chef JJ’s realization that rice connects us and can be found at the center of tables in almost every community.
Our cuisine is influenced by global flavors and techniques used within various cultures. We use heirloom grains with each rice telling a unique story of how it arrived to this country and into your bowl. All rice is freshly milled, unbleached and not enriched. Using sustainable products is extremely important to us. Our rice bowls are paired with ethically sourced vegetables and proteins creating a flavorful experience that tastes good and is good for you!
I invite you to take a FIELDTRIP and join us!
Knowing Harlem the way Chef JJ does ~ living in Harlem and coming from the popular The Cecil and Minton’s, Chef JJ proclaimed that Field Trip will be “an affordable restaurant that people in the neighborhood can eat at every day.” “……it’s a community-based restaurant that’s being built for the community.”
Field Trip is located at 109 Lenox Avenue, between 115th-116th Street, occupying 1,125 square feet on the ground floor with an additional 800 square feet on the second level. It can’t be more convenient to transportation, located at the #2/3 subway station on Lenox Avenue at 116th Street, and bus stops from every direction.
Can’t get there? Check out his cook book, ‘Between Harlem and Heaven,‘ winner of the Beard Foundation 2019 Award for Best American Cookbook. Can’t cook? Not to worry ~ they are delivering through GrubHub and other major delivery sites.
Follow Chef JJ on Instagram.
Congratulations to Cheff JJ for his restaurant Henry at Life Hotel in NoMad making GQ’s Best New Restaurants in America, 2019.
In addition, during COVID-19, Field Trip so far has fed more than 800 healthcare workers in hospitals throughout the community and children in need during this pandemic. For every $8 contributed, Field Trip will match the $2 to complete the cost of their $10 bowls.
We can’t end this post without a note about how many notable Harlem restaurants are owned & operated by renowned chef’s that also live in Harlem, including Chef Russell Jackson’s Reverence Harlem, at Strivers Row.
Can’t wait to try Field Trip at Rock Center & JACX & Co!
Can’t get out – Catch Chef JJ on Cleo TV!
Don’t get lost ~ get a Harlem Map!