The Making Of | A Restaurant in Harlem Where Everything Old Is New Again Yvette Leeper-Bueno, Vinatería’s owner, sits outside the restaurant.

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NYT Cooking: This is the dish that the chef Marcus Samuelsson made for President Obama when he visited the restaurant Red Rooster Harlem. This is an easy braise with wonderful flavors — plum sauce, lemongrass, soy sauce — and as it is pointed out in "The Red Rooster Cookbook," short ribs taste more expensive than they actually are, making them ideal for guests. Make it earlier in%2...

Red Rooster for sunday brunch - Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem global soul food restaurant is a hit with the critics and everyone else. It's a gamechanger for the neighborhood and totally worth the trip, especially for brunch.

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Cotton Club: The Cotton Club, pictured, was a famous jazz music night club located in Harlem, New York City, and operated from 1923 to 1940

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As if Gilt Bar weren’t gorgeous enough, there’s an even more intimate speakeasy called the Library hidden below it. Red velvet tufted banquettes, antique leather-bound tomes, and exposed brick create a romantic ambience in this dimly lit subterranean bar. In addition to specialty cocktails, the Library serves the same menu as Gilt Bar upstairs. 230 West Kinzie Street;

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