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‘Queen of Soul Food’ Sylvia Woods dies at 86!/MikeBloomberg/status/226090019511758848

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.”

#RIP to Sylvia Woods, the "Queen of Soulfood," my friend & founder of world famous @SylviasSoulFood restaurant in #Harlem. We'll miss u.

— 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

Sylvia Woods brought chicken & waffles to many. No doubt, she will be met on her journey with wings. #RIP

— 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.

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