Friday, October 20, 2017


Saturday, October 28th, 8:00PM to 1:00AM, Halloween Harlem Pride at Peque,  231 West 145th Street, between 8th and 7th Avenue.  Celebrate Halloween weekend with uptown's LGBT community at Peque wine bar.  Live DJ and drink specials will be featured all evening! More details can be found on the Peque Facebook site: LINK


Harlem Bespoke: Tonnie's Minis shut down on Lenox by 123rd Street back in 2013 but nothing has been going on at the retail space until now.  There was a lot of construction happening within the former brownstone retail storefront this week so we checked out the DOB permits to see what was up.  A new sprinkler system is currently being installed and a full interior renovations will come about in the following month or so.  It is still unclear if this means a new business will be arriving soon but things do look like they are heading towards the right direction at this point in time.  More on Tonnie's Minis can be found in our past post: LINK 2017


Keep it all uptown and help out Harlem's great local businesses over the weekend.  Below is the Bespoke list of what is new and notable in the north neighborhoods to try out this upcoming weekend. 

The 9th Annual Congo in Harlem Film Festival at Maysles: LINK

Tasting ice cream at Sugar Hill Creamery on Lenox by 119th: LINK

Seeing the new Rachel Rose exhibit at Gavin Brown gallery: LINK

John Giorno at the Elizabeth Dee Gallery by 126th Street: LINK

Waffle ice cream sandwiches at Mikey Likes It on FDB: LINK

Trying out artisan pizza slices at Uncle Tony's by 139th Street: LINK

Shopping at the new Whole Foods on Lenox at125th Street: LINK

Visiting the new Wallach Gallery in Manhattanville by 125th Street: LINK

Hanging out at the Bierstrasse beer garden on 12th Avenue: LINK

Giant buttermilk biscuit sandwiches at Morningside coffee on Lenox: LINK

Visiting Bo's Bagels on 116th early in the morning before they sell out: LINK

Saturday Morningside Farmers Market at 110th and Manhattan: LINK

Dinner service at Clay on Manhattan Avenue and 123rd Street: LINK 

Grabbing coffee at Little Bean on St. Nicholas and 111th Street: LINK

Drinks at the new Honeywell in Hamilton Heights on Broadway: LINK

Eating hand-made tacos at the Oso on Amsterdam and 140th Street: LINK

Checking out the new location of Charle's Pan Fried Chicken on FDB: LINK

Trying out the brunch burger at RDV on FDB by West 112th Street: LINK

Sipping java at the new Harlem Coffee Co. on Lenox by 118th: LINK

Tacos and tequila at the new La Diagonal on St. Nicholas: LINK

Japanese style crepes at Crepe Master on Fifth Avenue by 125th: LINK

Weekend brunch service at Belle on ACP 7th Avenue by 139th Street: LINK

New local brew and pizza at Hop House on FDB and 120th Street: LINK

Checking out the new Harlem Shake location on East 111th Street: LINK

Discovering the East Harlem Bottling Co. on Lexington by 107th Street: LINK

Seafood and craft cocktails at the new B2 Harlem on West 119th: LINK

Trying out southern whiskey at Uptown Bourbon by 152nd Street: LINK

Drinks at the new Alibi lounge on 7th Avenue by 139th Street:  LINK

Trying out burgers at Harlem Burger Co. on FDB and 118th Street: LINK

Slurping up authentic ramen at R.O.K.C on Broadway by 141st Street: LINK

Brunch or dinner at Sottocasa Pizzeria on Lenox by 121st Street: LINK

Tasting delicious Japanese curry at the new Curry-Ya Uptown: LINK

Eating great Italian at Fumo on Amsterdam and 139th Street: LINK

Destination worthy brunch at Solomon & Kuff on 12th Avenue: LINK

Sunday Brunch at Mountain Bird on East 110th Street: LINK

Tasting incredible Edomae style sushi at Inoue on Lenox and 129th: LINK 2017


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Thursday, October 19, 2017


Harlem Bespoke:  Who can guess the location of this vaudeville theater from a photo taken circa 1921?   The historic landmark still stands today and there are a lot of clues within the image itself.  Everything probably started out as a live performance space but movie pictures would end up being the main attraction.  An updated street view will be posted later in the week. 2017