Marcus Samuelsson

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Find Out What Acadian Fare Is When King Bee Opens in the East Village

    When Eben Klemm and Ken Jackson began plotting opening a restaurant together a few years back, they originally planned to bring Cajun fare to New York City, but they quickly realized they'd have to retool: "We both felt that real Cajun cooking is hard to do in the north," says Klemm, a beverage cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    The Park 112, a Global Lifestyle Restaurant, Debuts in Harlem

    Harlem has been at the center of Lewis Tucker's life since he was a kid: "I grew up in the Bronx and Westchester and lived in Harlem," he explains. "I've been playing basketball here since I was 10 years old. I'm entrenched in Harlem." So years later, when he decided to add a restaurant to the colle ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2013

    Remembering the Lenox Lounge

    After a historic run, the famed Harlem jazz club shuts its doors

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Aki Matsuri, An Apple Festival

    It's the first week of October and we have for you a round-up of a lot of great restaurant deals and specials. Check it out: Tuesday, October 2 Pulled Pork @ City Grit. City Grit will be hosting a pulled pork dinner. Tickets are $55 and there will be a slow roasted bo ssäm snack, some fried chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    GoogaMooga: The Recap

    There is no denying that Saturday's GoogaMooga was a mess. Lines poured into one another and waits topped over an hour. Beer cards were sold and then couldn't be redeemed. Food and drink ran out. All in all, it was not a good scene. But did you really expect anything different? This was a first run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Our 10 Best Places to Take Mom

    If you really love your mom, you might want to consider skipping the Mother's Day specials this year. They tend to be such gloomy experiences as restaurants transform into brunch factories for the day and serve mediocre set menus. Instead, I suggest you take your mother out in the evening, like a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Download: Larkin Grimm's Pulsing, Luminous "Paradise And So Many Colors"

    Doom-folk lifer Larkin Grimm is known mostly for 2008's desolate, pastoral daymare Parplar and her colorfully wry outlook (her hilarious MySpace post about attending SXSW in 2009 is required reading). The last four years have been nothing short of monumental for Grimm; she moved to Spanish Harlem, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Aquavit's Marcus Jernmark, Continued: Scandinavian Food as the Next Big Thing, Keeping Kosher (Around the Wife), and the Woman Who Was Allergic to Everything

    Marcus Jernmark​Yesterday, we heard from Marcus Jernmark, the new chef at Aquavit, about the real challenge of going farm-to-table, telling the true story of Scandinavian cuisine, and why he thinks Aquavit was a more pretentious restaurant before he got there. Now, Part 2 of our interview ... ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 1998

    Soul Lite

    Soul Food Reimaged for the '90s