Harlem is having a culinary Renaissance of sorts. It's now home to some of the city's top restaurants, with several new spots in the works. Sylvia’s Soul Food is perhaps the most legendary of the bunch, as they've survived even during tough economic times.
Take your pick of restaurants along Frederick Douglass Boulevard or stroll over to Lenox Avenue and 125th street where you can either indulge at Sylvia's or try one of the other hotspots like The Red Rooster. Wherever you wind up dining, you'll get a feel for why Harlem is such a beloved neighborhood.