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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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Why the Cecil — One of New York’s Most Celebrated Restaurants — Will Close

Chef Johnson will shift his attention to nearby Minton’s.Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Harlem EatUp! In 1974, a fire burned down the Hotel Cecil in Harlem — home to legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse. Thirty-nine years later, in 2013, businessman … Continue reading

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