It is interesting how a person, mentioned in the last sentence of a 1979 restaurant review by Gael Greene, can turn out to be a culinary queen and icon 33 years later.
Sylvia Woods was that person. Amidst racial intensity she’d been serving food for the soul, from the soul, to Harlem and beyond. For this reason, she was celebrated today in a Cupcake Parade celebrating her 50th Jubilee and Sylvia’s annual Community Day breakfast. Harlem, as it should be, played the host with the help of famed baker master Raven “Cake Man Raven” Dennis III in front of her restaurant. Different nationalities were in abundance among a mix of suits, monkstraps, sneakers, jeans, hairs, straight, braided, locked—the artsy, the touristy and last but not least, the foodies. Read More