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Uptown Links: Two Harlem Restaurants Are Semifinalists for the 2022 James Beard Awards, and More

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

Two Harlem Restaurants Are Semifinalists for the 2022 James Beard Awards

• Two Harlem restaurants are semifinalists for the 2022 James Beard Awards: Sylvia's Restaurant for Outstanding Hospitality and JJ Johnson of Fieldtrip for Best Chef: New York State. [Eater NY]

• "Harlem," the Amazon Prime series about four best friends living in Harlem, will get a Season 2. [Deadline]

• The opening of the Taystee Lab Building, a shiny, new state-of-the-art building on W 126th Street that includes life-science research facilities, was attended by Governor Kathy Hochul and other local officials. [Patch]

• The 1970s Ebony Test Kitchen, fully restored and currently on view at The Africa Center in Harlem, was not just was "at the heart of Black American food culture in the media," but a place where celebrities like Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Mike Tyson used to stop by. [NY Times]

• Take a closer look at the $9.5 million redesign of the legendary Harlem School of the Arts. [Architectural Digest]

• Harlem-based interior designer Sheila Bridges' Harlem Toile pattern—featuring tongue-in-cheek scenes of Black life—is now available on Wedgewood china. [Town & Country]

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