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UC Recap –  April 23 – April 28

April 23 – April 28

Buddha Beer Bar (4476 Broadway) makes some damn good bar food to complement their deep selection of craft beers. From the wings, to the burgers, to the Mexican fare, to the pizzas, Buddha Beer Bar has been dishing out some outstanding grub since it first opened its doors in 2012. They even make a note-worthy Cuban Sandwich that pays homage to the traditional meal without bastardizing it. That is no small feat in a neighborhood known for good Cuban Sandwiches. But I digress. Being that Buddha is a stone’s throw from my apartment, I find myself there a lot. Well, Buddha now has an offshoot. Restaurateur James Lee has transformed the former Unione space into Buddha Taco Bar (3628 Broadway). In keeping with the Buddha ethos, Buddha Taco Bar is all about the beer and the food. While the menu is not as expansive as its predecessor, the menu is divided between tacos and not tacos, Buddha Taco Bar, like all James Lee’s restaurants, has a laser like focus on freshness, quality and deliciousness. My favorites are the shrimp, the steak and the chorizo, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the other inventive variations. So, hit up Buddha Taco Bar ASAP and tell them the Uptown Collective sent you.

Speaking of good eats, the Seventh Annual Food & Drink Boulevard goes down on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6 to 10 p.m. along Harlem’s Restaurant Row. Harlem Food & Drink Boulevard invites local residents and visitors to explore all the awesome restaurants and bars along the Frederick Douglass Boulevard corridor from 112th to 124th Streets. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Hit up our site for more info.

Mark your calendars people: the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll Opening Reception goes down on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 155th Street).

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast the crew discuss Hispanicize, Kanye West’s latest antics and the Malaysian government’s crack down on fake news. Instead of one special guest, the LOL crew chop it up with a whole host of interesting folks.


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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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