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Food and Jazz in Harlem

Fish and grits, recipe below

In the 1940s and 1950s Latino and African American jazz artists developed relationships because they shared common interests: cutting-edge jazz and good, inexpensive food. Sources describe them together at J

azz clubs and eateries in Harlem and Spanish Harlem. One see this at Small’s Paradise, and the Savoy as well as the Odeon and the Apollo theaters and at restaurants such as the Bon Goo Barbecue (717 St. Nicholas Avenue, north of 145

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Street), the old Red Rooster (2354 Seventh Avenue—between 137

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and 138

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Streets) Jock’s Place, almost next door at 2350 Seventh Avenue. Between 137

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and 138

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Streets, Obie’s at 270 West 135.

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Street among others. Beans and corn bread and or fried fish and grits represented common menu items at restaurants in Harlem. 

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LaSalle Cafeteria and Jazz History Part 1

LaSalle Cafeteria and Jazz History Part 2

Lasalle Cafteria and Jazz History Part 3

Simón Bakery in Harlem

Fish and grits recipe:

http://www.esquire.com/features/guy-food/fish-and-grits-recipe-ll-0309

Healthy Fried Fish for Fish Grits Recipe: 

http://www.chow.com/recipes/29070-healthy-fried-fish-for-fish-and-grits

Jazz and Food Stories with Recipes:

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Jazz

Singers, Food, and Recipes:

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Singer

The Chitlin Circuit:

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Chitlin+circuit

The Origin (And Hot Stank) Of The 'Chitlin' Circuit'

http://n.pr/1nsb55U

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