Sylvia Woods

In 1962, Sylvia Woods opened the doors of her soul food restaurant, Sylvia’s, in the heart of Harlem. Since its inception, her business has grown to become a staple of the community and a hotspot for notable people. Former President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and Rev. Al Sharpton are just a few of the people […]


Sometimes, I just don’t know what to say. After helping to organize the funeral for entrepreneur and pioneer Sylvia Woods — the founder of Harlem’s famous Sylvia’s restaurant — I found myself in the terrible position of preparing for another burial, that of a four-year-old boy.  Lloyd Morgan was playing outside on a summer evening with […]

Sylvia Woods (pictured), also known as the “Queen of Soul Food,” is dead at 86, the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: Travel App Must Have: Passport Photo The Woods family said in a statement that “Sylvia gallantly battled Alzheimer’s for the past several years, but never once lost her loving smile.” Want to […]