Syvia’s Restaurant in Harlem

So sorry to hear that Sylvia Woods of the much celebrated Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem passed away. Sylvia’s is a special spot. I wrote it up in my New York City with Kids book http://www.amazon.com/New-York-City-Kids-ebook/dp/B006GFB610. Check out Sylvia’s, her legacy will live on at this special restaurant in Harlem (it was a celeb magnet and Obama ate here in recent years, too.) You’ll love it! Here’s my write up.

HARLEM 

Sylvia’s
328 Lenox Avenue, http://www.sylviassoulfood.com

For excellent soul food and clap-your-hands gospel music, head way uptown to Sylvia’s in Harlem. Sylvia Woods and her family opened this joint as a 35-seat restaurant in 1962, which blossomed into a popular Harlem restaurant which seats 450 people today. Praise the food: smothered chicken, grits, fried chicken, collard greens, and Sylvia’s famous BBQ ribs. Yes, there are burgers and chicken for non-adventurous kid’s (or adults) palettes; kids’ Jackson and Sam Weaver love Sylvia’s macaroni and cheese. The best day to visit: Sunday, for the gospel music brunch that sets a contagious life-is-good mood.

 

and I also wrote it up in my New York City Made Easy book, too.

Author: Laurie Bain Wilson

I write about travel, food and lifestyle, for outlets including The Boston Globe and OpenTable.com. As a contributing writer to TravelChannel.com, I was the site’s NYC expert and wrote dozens of pieces. I have also written for other publications and websites, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out NY For Kids, salon.com, travelmuse.com, Boston Herald, New England Travel & Life, Woman’s Day, New York Daily News, Parenting and more. I was a travel editor for ten years at a national glossy bridal magazine in NYC where I wrote and edited hundreds of articles that revolved around planning honeymoons and destination weddings. I still write about honeymoons for bridal magazines. And I also collaborated on How to Organize Just About Everything with Peter Walsh; I wrote 80 mini-chapters. I have written several travel guidebooks and a children’s baseball novel, Catcher in the Sky. I also co-authored several Murder, She Wrote novels--they are Manhattans and Murder, Rum and Razors and Three Strikes, You're Dead. If you’d like to check out some of my articles, please visit http://muckrack.com/laurieheather If you’re on Twitter, please follow me @laurieheather And my linked in profile can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebainwilson

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