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‘What’z For Dinner’ TV (WFD TV) is not just about cooking, it’s about relationships.

After all, cooking is not only about meal prep, it’s also an “act of service”. Cooking is a way of showing how much you care. Cooking for the person you love is a joy, or it can be a chore. Either way, for many couples asking each other ‘What’s for Dinner ?’ is a weekly ritual.

On ‘WFD’ TV Cooking is love made visible, but sometimes it’s not easy. Sometimes you agree, sometimes you disagree. Yet when you’re in a relationship, you must always bring something to the plate. So ‘What’z for Dinner’ at your house? Enjoy!

Copyright 2017 © What’z For Dinner* TV, All rights reserved.

*”Act of Service” ~Dr. Gary Chapman, who wrote the bestselling book The 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate.


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It’s a ‘What’s Eating NYC’ recap of the 4th Annual Harlem EatUp 


Written by Cher Mills

It’s a ‘What’s Eating NYC’ behind-the-scenes recap of the 4th Annual Harlem EatUp co-founded by Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz!

The festival was a combo of free and ticketed events. Including private events such as a Pop-Up Dine in Series with some well-known Harlem restaurants.

WENYC had an amazing time covering the Pop-Up Dine in Series @ Harlem Shake with renowned Chef Josh Capon! The grand finale of the Harlem EatUp festival was a spectacular two-day outdoor event.

The Harlem Stroll and the Ultimate Grand Tasting took place at Morningside Park. The dreary, rainy grey day on Saturday did nothing to damper the good time had by all. Sunday was even better, a bright sunny day to match everyone’s festive mood.

The Marketplace at the festival offered free admission to the public where guests could wander in at their leisure and visit their many of their favorite Harlem vendors, including Mr. Cory CEO and Co-founder of Mr. Cory‘s Cookies

WENYC host Tabitha Williams had a blast interviewing Mr. Cory‘s Cookies co-founders Mr. Cory aka #CookieKid and Cookie Mom in an exclusive interview for our premier season of What’s Eating NYC! Gotta catch the out-takes with Cookie Mom, we were in tears laughing. 

There was also cooking demos for children in the ‘KidZone sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Mr. Cory and Chef Joe were some of the KidZone cooking demo presenters.

The free Main Stage was sponsored by Macy’s featuring live cooking demos and music via Dj Stormin’ Norman keeping the crowd pumped with his seamless music flowing throughout the day.

The cooking demos tho’ were fire! Melba Wilson of Melba‘s restaurant with Jarobi White (Chef and member of A Tribe Called Quest). ‘threw down’ in the kitchen making some mouth-watering delectables. 

Also on the scene was Laila Ali, cookbook author, former undefeated champion boxer and Top Chef Finalist Adrienne Nona Cheatham and many others.

Plus, there was the ‘Ultimate Grand Tasting’ a ticketed event featuring the Harlem flavors of 20+ of your favorite Harlem restaurants!

Harlem EatUp is the ultimate festival for the consummate foodie. However, there was more to Harlem EatUp than just libations and food. There were also lots of culture, music and plenty of dancing!

The Harlem EatUp festival was so phenomenal it’s becoming an international event; drawing in people from all over the world!

If you couldn’t make it this year, enjoy ‘What’s Eating NYC’ behind-the-scenes recap of this must attend event. Perhaps you can catch Harlem EatUp next year!

And stay tuned for our coverage of Harlem EatUp on the premier season of WENYC; one of the most highly anticipated TV Show of 2018!

Remember, if it‘s happening in NYC, it‘s on WENYC.


WENYC Executive Producer Paul Phillips

WENYC Host Tabitha Williams

WENYC ‘Style Reporter’ Chantel Utley

WENYC Camera Operator Gary G

WENYC Social Media Director and Associate Producer Cher Mills



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‘What’s Eating NYC’ Covers The James Beard Foundation’s First Juneteenth Celebration

The James Beard House Juneteenth Celebratory events began a day early. On June 18th, four “Top Chef ” ‘alumni’, Adrienne Cheatham, Tanya Holland, Brother Luck, and Chris Scott, joined forces to celebrate the first-ever Juneteenth dinner at the James Beard House located in lower Manhattan.

‘What’s Eating NYC,’ one of the most anticipated TV shows of 2018 was on location outside James Beard House in the sweltering heat to interview the ‘Top Chefs’ for Juneteenth Celebration commemorating the freeing of slaves from Texas, the last state to keep slaves well after 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. For various reasons, many slaves were still unaware of their freedom. It wasn’t until June 19, 1865, three years after the emancipation proclamation that all the decedents of enslaved Africans were informed of their freedom.  Since then June 19, was marked as a day for remembrance and rejoicing.

The James Beard Foundation decided to commemorate their first Juneteenth Celebration Dinner by acknowledging diversity in the culinary arts by selected four culinary geniuses to collaborate the menu for the evening’s festivities:


Chef Adrienne Cheatham, formerly of Le Bernardin and Red Rooster, and currently chef and founder of her Sunday Best pop-up series, primarily ‘popping up’ in Harlem. Also, Chef Tanya Holland aka “The Legend” of  Brown Sugar Kitchen, located in Oakland, Chef  Brother Luck (yes, Brother LucK is his real name) of Colorado Springs’ Four by Brother Luck, and Chef Chris Scott of Brooklyn’s Butterfunk Kitchen and Sumner’s Luncheonette. The collaboration was a celebration past and present chefs of color.

This episode will be on featured on, ‘What’s Eating NYC’ premiere season produced by Executive Producer Paul Phillips and hosted by Tabitha Williams. Stay tuned to see each chef share their unique story with you. Having four chefs of African descent commemorate the Juneteenth Celebration at an establishment such as the James Beard House was an excellent opportunity to showcase the diversity of chefs in the culinary arts and to increase awareness about the Juneteenth celebration and its powerful significance.

Stay Tuned For One of the Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2018: “What’s Eating WENYC” 

If it’s happening in NYC, it’s on NYC!

by Cher Mills
Culture, entertainment, Harlem, Family, Movies, New York, Wakanda

Trip to ‘Wakanda’ is a Family Affair


February 24, 2018: 11:00 AM ET

The Isler Family: Luther, Lexi, Lynn and Ashley


Next Stop, Wakanda!

The question isn’t, “Have you seen “Black Panther? “The question is“How many times?” Repeat visits to see the ‘Black Panther” is morphing it into a destination experience. During the blockbuster week; Harlemite Luther D. Isler dressed in African garb and took his family on a “trip” to fictional “Wakanda.” 

Luther, who stated he is not known for being an emotional person said, “[I] actually almost ugly cried three times and have no idea why.” In the same way many immersed themselves in the magical world of “Hogwarts”, moviegoers are having a special connection with “Black Panther.” However, in this instance African Diaspora seems to add an extra layer to this immersion experience. The Isler‘s happily posed “Wakanda” style with a “Black Panther” poster prominently in the background. 

Whatever the reasons behind the family’s delighted expressions, it’s clear the Isler’s enjoyed their stay at “Wakanda” aka the “Black Panther” movie. Next question, will there be a “Black Panther” Part II?


by Cher Mills



community, Community Outreach, Harlem, New York, OHBM

Short on Words, Long on Actions: One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York 6th Annual Citywide Hunger Relief

By Cher Mills @Cher_MIlls

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York (OHBM) are short on words and long on actions. This year OHBM continues its mission of actively servicing African-American communities with its 6th annual citywide Hunger Relief Initiative in partnership with several churches by donating funds and distributing meals at locations throughout the city.

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York President Michael Garner was on the scene lending a helping hand to local residents at citywide distribution sites. Salem United Methodist Church in Manhattan was one of several Church destinations where Micheal Garner and other One Hundred Black Men, contributed in distributing meals throughout the city. 

Meal distributions totaling over 2,500 boxes of food, each with enough groceries to feed a family of four. Providing meals for over 15,000 New Yorkers!

On Sunday, December 24, 2017One Hundred Black Men, Inc will present Abyssinian Baptist Church with a generous donation through their Hunger Relief program. Pastor Calvin O. Butts, III and Abyssinian Baptist Church will also honor One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of NYC for playing a proactive role in leveraging their collective talents, abilities, energy and resources toward achieving meaningful gains for the African-American community.