Silvias Woods, Harlem’s Queen Of Soul Food And Business

slyvia-woodsSylvia Woods (February 2, 1926 – July 19, 2012) was an American restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem on Lenox Avenue, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. Continue Reading →

Street Naming Event For Silvia Woods

sylvia woodsOn Wednesday, May 14th 10:00a.m, Sylvia’s Restaurant, the world renowned culinary icon gets a new address that pays homage to its late founder, Sylvia Woods, the Queen of Soul Food, who passed away in July of 2012. Continue Reading →

Harlem Pancake Wars Coming To 125th Street

perrkins family bakeryThat’s right, the Harlem pancake war is about to sizzle. Tennessee-based Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery is opening its first Manhattan outpost on the Main Street of Black America and one block from rival IHOP. Continue Reading →

The Incredible Harlem Born, Sylvia Robinson

1221789-sylvia-robinson-617-409Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson (March 6, 1936 – September 29, 2011) was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. Continue Reading →

Sylvia Woods, ‘Queen of Soul Food,’ Passes

Sylvia Woods, the matriarch of the famed Harlem restaurant that bore her name and a New York City icon, died Thursday at her Westchester home, family members said in a statement. Continue Reading →