NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) –
The food scene in Harlem has always been sizzling.
Back in 1938, chicken and waffles were invented at “Wells” and places like “M & G” Diner and the legendary Sylvia’s.
Celebrity chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelson thought it was time to officially put Harlem on the food map. He’s one of the masterminds behind “Harlem Eat Up.”
So we set out to see what a few of the participating restaurants will be serving up this weekend.
“Corner Social” at Lenox & 126th is one of the hottest places to get a nosh in Harlem. When you go there Executive Chef Banks White says he wants you to feel like you just might be in your living room.
Banks showed us a preview of a seasonal salad he’s making for “Harlem Eat Up”
“La Bodega 47″ sits at the intersection of 118th St and Malcolm X Blvd. Open just a few years people have come to expect a warm atmosphere and electic menu options.
And our last stop, “Lolos Seafood Shack” which has a Caribbean vibe and flavors. Open just 3 months, it’s getting rave reviews and has a sunny outdoor area, which is perfect for spring and summer.
You can grab a bite and take part of the fun all weekend long.
Here are some links for the festival , restaurants and recipes:
Harlem Eat Up