Woods was, from the beginning, a constant presence at her restaurant, warmly greeting customers and making sure all the food was served traditionally. Recalling a time Sylvia's tried to introduce new items to the menu, Woods told the Philadelphia Daily News, "We had lots of salads and stuff, and it went to waste. When people come here, they got in their mind what they want." For decades, Sylvia's has served people like Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, and Muhammad Ali "what they want," and thanks to Woods's legacy, it will likely continue to do so for a long time to come.
[via New York Times]