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Harlem’s ‘The Edge’ Combines British And Jamaican Dishes With Renaissance Legacy

In Harlem, New York, the building located at 580 St. Nicholas Avenue carries a unique piece of Harlem Renaissance history. Librarian Regina Anderson Andrews, a resident there, would host rooftop and apartment gatherings where literary juggernauts like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and W.E.B. DuBois would show up to and recite their works.

While the Harlem Renaissance has come and gone, the building has still remained a gathering place, thanks to The Edge, a restaurant located on the bottom floor that pays respect to that legacy.

Owned by sisters Juliet and Justine Masters, you can find homages to the legends that roamed the building throughout the restaurant, including a regal portrait of Langston Hughes and a collection of books folks can read while sipping on coffee and enjoying their meals.

The food here, by the way, is a unique story of its own, calling to the childhoods of the two owners. Justine and Juliet are Harlem locals, but have parents from Jamaica and Britain, and grew up eating dishes from both countries.

That has led to some creative and inspirational dishes on their menu, including a luxuriously creamy Jerk Chicken Alfredo, and coconut-crusted fish used for the British staple fish and chips. Ackee and saltfish, a national dish of Jamaica, even has a home here in tasty taco form. One also shouldn’t leave without a glass of homemade sorrel, which Juliet and Justine’s father makes on a regular basis.

With such a unique building history and innovative and tantalizing dishes, The Edge is a restaurant chock full of stories that has made it locals’ favorite.

To learn more about The Edge, check out the full video at the top of this story. The restaurant is currently offering outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery, as well as some limited indoor service.

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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Donuts Created A Reggae Menu Featuring An AFRO DONUT

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Dunkin’ Donuts stores in South Korea is offering up an interesting Jamaican concept for a donut.

The Ya-man Reggae Donut plays on the idea that the donut is a head with a giant afro. Featuring Rastafarian sprinkles of red, gold and green, the donut is served in a paper pouch with a man’s face printed on it.

With the donut sticking out, it looks like the donut is the man’s afro.

The Ya-man donut is part of a Jamaican-inspired menu that also includes a Peacemaker Donut and a Tropical Fever Donut.  

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Fried Jamaican Beef Patty

Aw, yeah! Jamaica… Jamaica! Welcome to the island mauun! Fried Jamaican Beef Patties are usually fried and filled with a mixture of ground beef, red onion, garlic, nutmeg, salt, brown sugar and all spice. Trust me, they are too good to pass up! Eating a couple of these while sitting on beautiful Jamaican beaches would be the life!