Sylvia Woods, who opened the famous Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem in 1962, died today at the age of 86. The Rev. Al Sharpton called the restaurant, located near the Apollo Theater, “a meeting place for black America.”
— Charles Rangel (@cbrangel) July 19, 2012
Sylvia's Smothered chicken and peach cobbler was heaven. Um mm mmm what a legacy and a Queen, Sylvia
— Pam Grier (@PamGrier) July 19, 2012
"You can spread joy to the hearts of all people if you give them something good to eat and a friendly place to eat in.' — Sylvia Woods
— The Bowery Boys NYC (@BoweryBoys) July 19, 2012
RIP Sylvia Woods. Eating just got yummy in heaven.
— Joanie Kotick (@jmkotick) July 19, 2012
— D. A. Powell (@Powell_DA) July 19, 2012
They're eating collards, fried chicken, and cornbread in heaven tonite..RIP The Queen of Soul Food, Sylvia Woods. @SylviasSoulFood
— Southern Soul BBQ (@southernsoulbbq) July 19, 2012
Woods was author of two best selling cookbooks and also created the “Queen of Soul Food” line of sauces.