Once again I ventured to Harlem, in particular to Melba’s at 300 West 114th Street (at Frederick Douglass Blvd.) New York, NY 10026.
I remember reading Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style by Ian Kelly; and Ms. Melba Wilson, the owner—has created her authentic southern style, American Comfort food in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She is beautiful; she has an effortless charm in making everyone feel right at home at Melba’s.
On one occasion, my friend and I were invited to dinner at Melba’s by the elegant entertainment attorney, Keven Davis. Keven loved Melba’s, and whenever he was in town, he reserved a table to enjoy the wholesome palatable meals; groove with the live band on Tuesdays; partake in a bit of people watching; engage in a handful of hearty conversations—but bottom line, it was always about Melba’s mouthwatering food.
Such as: Comfortizers: Catfish Strips (with Chipotle Mayo); Auntie B’s Mini Burgers (Choice of Pepper Jack, Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese); Entrées: Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Southern Fried Chicken & Eggnog Waffles; Grilled Vegetable Neopolitan (Grilled Vegetable Portabello Mushrooms, Winter and Summer Squash with Melted Mozzarella Cheese).
If one fancies dinner or brunch, fused with a cosmopolitan, casual charm—then Melba’s American Comfort Food is that place.
Catch it if you can at http://www.melbasrestaurant.com
This story is dedicated to the late Keven J. Davis.