On the now fully recovered raggedy edge of the 300 block of Harlem’s West 116th Street, where at one end it crashes into the Manhattan schist cliffs of Morningside Park, on its other end is the 116th Street subway station (B/C Train) and Silvana, and directly across from Silvana’s front door is where Guyanese Chef Raymond Mohan, (New York Restaurant School) and wife Skai Young (born in East Harlem and a graduate of the French Culinary Institute) have set up their Harlem ‘beach house’ named Lolo’s Seafood Shack, which opened in 2014.
Daily specials include happy hour $5 food baskets, $5 beer, $6 wine and $7 rum punch made with Sorrel, coconut rum and ginger.
Those food basket specials include offerings of pompom shrimp with garlic fried potatoes, crispy shrimp with creamy ghost pepper glaze, jerk ribs smoked on beds of spice berries, mini crab burgers made with lump crab, herbs, pico de gallo and remoulade; Lolo’s sweet corn cotija with cheese, remoulade and herbs, and things even fancier.
Lolo’s involvement in events like The Mermaid Parade, National Corn Cob Day, National French Fry Day and the Bronx Night Market are seen here.
Lolo’s is part of the NY Times coverage of the Caribbean Food movement in NYC here.
A unique gift would be a set of Lolo’s bottled hot sauces, unique to this Harlem landmark, and well, a thing that people in America do — because of the interesting and sometimes beautiful labels.
Red Stripe and Bronx Banner beer abound!