March 28 – April 2
We began the week with an outstanding post on neighborhood eatery Pick N Eat (4179 Broadway), by our wellness contributor Eileen Z. Fuentes with pictures courtesy of photographer Paul Lomax. Pick N Eat offers healthy and nutritious alternatives that have long been missing from Uptown’s culinary landscape. Whether its pizza, paninis, smoothies or salads, you just can’t go wrong with Pick N Eat.
Congrats to the much beloved Indian Road Café (W. 218th St. & Indian Road) for making Time Out New York’s list of 50 Best Bars for Spring. Even though the Indian Road Café has only been around for three years this summer, it is a bona-fide Uptown institution. If you live Uptown and you haven’t made your way to Indian Road Café yet, you need to visit this fine establishment pronto!
The Bago Brunch celebrated its One-Year Anniversary recently at Apt 78 (4447 Broadway) and the Uptown Collective was there to document the star-studded festivities. Our very own Dj Boy captured the occasion with pictures as well as video. The Bago Brunch started off humbly as a small monthly networking event and has become a cultural and social juggernaut that regularly fills up any venue. The Bang Brunch is proof positive that Uptown is on the move.
This week also saw the debut of photographer Briana E. Heard’s new column The Search for the Perfect Maduro. The column is a visual and written foray into many of the smaller and less well-known restaurants that are serving inspired cuisine. The first subject is La Villita One (1455 St. Nicholas Ave.), which is dishing out authentic and delicious Mexican fare at a price that won’t break the bank.
Don’t forget to stop by La Sala 78 (111 Dyckman St) and check out the remarkable new art on its walls thanks to Mr. I Love My Hood himself, Dister. Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.
The Uptown Collective
The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives and functions.