Sincerely, Harlem

M&G Diner

$67

Ok, this one makes me super hungry. I used to park my butt in the booth by the jukebox on real late (or super early) weekend nights. Me and my friends would go there after a night at the club to soak up alcohol with anything from grits and sausage if you're feelin' breakfasty, or that short rib sandwich. Both of which kept folks coming back since 1964. We lived in The Bronx back then so a stop off the West Side Highway on 125th and hop right over to Morningside Avenue on the way to the Cross Bronx was just pit, and a necessary one. I'm not sure they closed a bunch in all that time, because we wouldn't show up until 4 or 5 am...and you'd still have a wait, it was the only game uptown for real food at that hour. The music was of course first come, so he or she with the roll of quarters ran the juke, but there wasn't a bad option in the whole box, so you pretty much got serenaded while you waited by all the right tunes. But it was that fried chicken, while most places uptown were fussing about for who gets second place, it was M&G that comfortably held first place. Sure, they say too much fried chicken can kill you, well...this is chicken I’d die for. I'd get that with mac and cheese and collard greens, then have it topped with gravy, so it's like smothered chicken, but crisped. You get me? Precious did...I mean she coulda stole fried chicken from damned near anywhere in Harlem. Trust me, and Precious. 

It's a clothing store now. 

This rendition of the Afro Luncheonette was commissioned for Sincerely, Harlem by the lovely and talented Jessica of Ana Handmade. 

Make a statement in any room with this framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame that's made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.

• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Lightweight
• Hanging hardware included

(Please allow 10-14 days to arrive) 

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