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.
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.