Sylvia Woods, the founder of Sylvia's in Harlem (328 Lenox Ave.) has passed away today at the age of 86. Located near the Apollo Theater, Sylvia's is a popular and critically-acclaimed destination for residents and celebrities alike.

The Queen of Soul Food, who had been fighting Alzheimer's disease, will be remembered for her amazing food, business sense, and commitment to the community.

[via NBC New York]