The other night I went hob nobbing with some of NY finest talent. That be the business men and woman as well as a few former athletes and Hall of Famers to boot. In the house was a host of former Knicks players that played with Mr. Monroe as well as John Starks and Walt Clyde Frasier. Rep. Charles Rangel was in the place as well as other dignitaries and entertainers from the great City of Harlem and all of NY as well.
Monday, October 31, was the opening of the Earl Monroe restaurant. The event was organized by his wife Mrs Marita Monroe, and I have to say it was incredible. The reason I was there was that my significant other, is their niece. So as you can imagine sometimes I get invites and knowledge of things I would not have ever known but would more than likely read about in the paper.
A highlight of the night was speaking with Sir Shadow an artist that has been really blessing the scene for some time and happens to be a great person. His drawings could be found at www.sirshadow.com and believe me they are worth it. He has a book that is at the Hue Mann Bookstore next to the Magic Johnson theater in Harlem on 125th Street. He drew me a picture that was just out of this world and you may see it on a CD or something, this guy is amazing and I am just here to spread the word.
The restaurant is located on 145 right on Riverside in the park, which is great location. It has valet parking and the view of the water and the George Washington Bridge is astonishing.
All and all it was a great, I cant wait until it open and we can go there and get some food. And speaking of food, being that it was an opening we had to go to another place to eat. Which was Amy Ruth's on 116th Street in Harlem, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, there greens are just great and the Mac and cheese, ummm.