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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 5-5 to 5-10

By Led Black

May 5 – May 10

This past Friday night, I had one of the most outstanding and innovative meals that I have ever had at a restaurant at Rusty Mackerel (209 Pinehurst). From the delectable cauliflower chop starter, to the seriously delicious burger, to the simply sublime tiramisu, I had a perfect and wildly creative meal right here in good old Washington Heights. From there, the wife and I went to the Cabrini Repertory Theater (701 Fort Washington Ave) to catch the latest production from the good folks at the Up Theater Company, Broad Channel. To say that I was completely blown away would be an understatement. Broad Channel is hilarious, heartbreaking and is utterly brilliant theater that you have until May 18th to witness. Get your tickets now.

The official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration, #WHIN & DINE, is on people so get to exploring Uptown’s many culinary treasures. #WHIN & DINE runs until May 23rd and boasts a 3 course prix fix dinner for $26.95 at a plethora of awesome Uptown restaurants.

Author/gardener/cook Marie Viljoen of the 66 Square Feet blog will be conducting her Inwood Mid-Spring Wild Edibles Walk on Saturday, May 17th. Join Marie as she leads an exploration of the woods of Inwood to get to know many of the edible and medicinal plants that grow abundantly in Inwood’s great green spaces.

Calling all aspiring mixologists, Indian Road Café offers Mixology Workshops every third Monday of the month. Learn the fundamentals of mixology in this interactive series led by Indian Road Café’s own Rachel Wilde. Each class will focus on a basic cocktail family to teach you the building blocks and techniques used by industry professionals.

Our friends, over at the Bronx Project, took to the streets to ask Bronx residents if Street Art hurts or helps the community. The always-informative Cole Thompson of My Inwood dug up a newsreel of the shootout that took place between gangsters and police on the Dyckman Strip back in 1931. While you are at it, please read his gripping account of the shooting. Our Monday Mood Music selection comes to us from none other than Dark ATM and is the Fred Focus directed video for Double Black.

Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.

Led Black
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.

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