This Northwestern Chinese spot offers a deceptively simple menu with a depth and complexity of taste. Rice noodles offered here as well, for the gluten free among us. Soup noodles, stir-fry noodles, and dumplings. House favorite are Ding Ding Noodles, a regional specialty that has been described as an addictive Chinese version of gnocchi.
At the heart of this neighborhood is its rich African-American history, reflected in its vibrant culture today. It’s best known as the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance, a movement in the 1930s that set the social scene and expansion of African-American music, literature, dance, and art. A crowning jewel of Harlem is the Apollo Theater, a music hall which has hosted and helped launch the careers of many legendary performers, such as The Jackson 5 and Ella Fitzgerald. There’s plenty to do, see, and eat here, including civil-rights focused walking tours, the National Jazz Museum, and local favorite eateries like Melba’s for southern comfort food and Patsy’s for paper-thin crust pizza.