A decade ago, when African bistros began lining West 116th Street and popping up on the avenues, the Senegalese ruled, offering cheap and abundant one-dish meals like cheb, yassa, and mafe. Gradually, coffee-drinking and baguette-wielding immigrants from CÊote d'Ivoire infiltrated, and within six years their establishments came to dominate the area, while Malians and Guineans continued as a minor presence. Now the Senegalese have returned with a vengeance, introducing a style of bistro more cosmopolitan and stranger-friendly than ever before. Two establishments... More >>>
Sokhna of Keur Sokhna leads a Senegalese revival on 116th Street.