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At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, Food From Ethiopia via Israel

New York Times On one side lie eggs scrambled with lox over a drape of injera, the sour, springy Ethiopian flatbread as thin and pliant as a crepe and perforated like coral. On the other side, challah French toast, its egg coating spiked with awaze, a meld of earthy-hot berbere and tej, or Ethiopian honey wine, a drink of millenniums past. At Tsion Cafe in Harlem, breakfast is biography. Beejhy Barhany, the chef, was born in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, into a community of Beta Israel, as Ethiopian Jews are known. In 1980, when she was 4, her family and ...

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  • September 1, 2016

Walking the Walk in Hamilton’s Old Stomping Grounds

Walking the Walk in Hamilton’s Old Stomping Grounds A statue of Alexander Hamilton on the grounds of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hamilton Heights. BYRON SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By HELENE STAPINSKI JANUARY 21, 2016 Jimmy Napoli is not throwing away his shot. For the past 20 years, this guide and Alexander Hamilton expert has been leading tourists and residents through the streets of New York City, telling them stories of the Revolutionary War and its heroes. Now that Hamilton is the star of a hit Broadway musical, Mr. Napoli is focusing a new tour ...

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  • January 25, 2016

In Hamilton Heights, a Renaissance

In Hamilton Heights, a Renaissance In the wake of historic-home restorations, cafes and restaurants proliferate. Alexander Hamilton may be the current toast of Broadway, but he is having a moment, too, in the uptown Manhattan enclave that bears his name. Bookended by City College to the south and the Hispanic Society of America to the north, Hamilton Heights, so named for the founding father who made his home in the area, is enjoying a renaissance with a wave of historic home restorations, followed by new restaurants and cafes.

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  • December 29, 2015

Top African Restaurants in the United States

Top African Restaurants in the United States Top African Restaurants in the United States. A child of Africa living abroad? We know all about the pains of craving for some traditional food like maman use to make it. #TheStruggleIsReal. We’re on a mission to track down the tastiest African restaurants outside of the continent. We’re starting off in the United States of America [stay tuned for our list of Top African Restaurants in other parts of the world!]. Did you know the number of Africans living in the United States has increased dramatically ...

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  • December 29, 2015

The Africa Channel | African Restaurant Week: Tsion Cafe

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Tsion Cafe @ The Guardian

Tsion Cafe @ The Guardian
Source: The Guardian "Tsion is a cozy Ethiopian restaurant in upper Harlem. If you want a warm greeting, Ethiopian tibs, an organic chai, or a pure strong ginger tea that will clear your sinuses after a few sips, this is the place for you. On the right evening, you may enjoy a poetry slam or an independent film screening. Unless you must have a side of honey, feel free to let your taste buds dance without being chaperoned by sugar, since Tsion’s chai brew is natural with no sugar added."

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