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One of NYC’s Most Exciting Chefs Just Surprise-Opened His New Restaurant

After departing Harlem’s the Cecil and Minton’s, the James Beard–nominated chef J.J. Johnson was left without a professional kitchen to call his own. He nevertheless published a cookbook, Between Harlem and Heaven, and began actively laying the groundwork for his … Continue reading

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Chef J.J. Johnson Shares Details on His New Rice-Focused Restaurant

Last night, the Post logged a real-estate transaction, relating the news that chef J.J. Johnson, formerly of the Cecil and Minton’s in Harlem, has signed a lease to open a new, fast-casual restaurant in the neighborhood. In part because of … Continue reading

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Chef J.J. Johnson Starts His Day With Eggnog Waffles

It’s been an eventful year for chef J.J. Johnson: He left his post as the executive chef of Minton’s, became a new father to twins, and wrote his first book. Recently, he’s been cooking at Chefs Club — a long-term … Continue reading

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