The bulk of the EatUp!’s schedule centers around “Dine-Ins,” where Harlem eateries welcome chefs from other restaurants around the country to create special, one-night-only dinners. Participating restaurants for the 2017 edition include Red Rooster—Marcus Samuelsson is a co-founder—Melba’s, Minton’s, Chaiwali and Vinateria, among others.
The centerpiece of the festival is the Harlem Stroll, a walk around tasting event that takes place in Morningside Park. From 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th, chefs from eateries including Harlem Tavern, Harlem Shake, Mountain Bird, Streetbird Rotisserie and more will offer up unlimited samples of bite-sized fare from their respective restaurants, paired with samples of beer, wine and cocktails.
Harlem EatUp! takes place between May 15th and May 21st; harlemeatup.com