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Jun 13, 2007 03:01 PM

Pre-roller derby dinner recs in Harlem (in the west 130s)?

Going w/a party of 3 to see a friend's roller derby debut (how fun is that) at City College on W 138th & Convent Ave on Sat nite. We're going to be a bit tight for time before the event at 8, so I'm looking for a good Harlem rec in the 130s/low 140s which won't be too far from the event. We're open to cuisine type, and looking for something moderately priced but doesn't have to be cheap cheap --i.e., entrees priced in the teens is fine. I did a search on previous posts but didn't find too many in that area which were current recs. Many thanks in advance from this mostly-downtown and outer borough eater who is looking forward to an uptown treat on Sat.

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    1. I've got you covered! First choice is Cafe Largo which is right across the street from of the train station (#1) at 137th and Broadway. Also in the area are the new Hudson River Cafe (website is now live) and Dinosaur BBQ. Both are down the hill near Fairway Supermarket. There are also plenty of Mexican places and Spanish restaurants in the area. Floridita is another recommendation for Spanish food. For Soul Food there is Copeland's on 145th near Broadway. Bon Appetit!

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      1. re: Uptownflavor

        Unfortunately, Dinosaur gets very crowded with long waits for a table, so I don't think it would work for you. It's also further away than the other suggestions.