My backlog of Sydney restaurants is beginning to alarm me. :-(
It was the last official day of the group tour. We started the morning by watching a Harlem Gospel Choir and then adjourned to Sylvia's. This restaurant is a Harlem institution and has been operating and serving soul food since 1962. Unfortunately the founder Sylvia Woods passed away in 2012 but her legacy continues with her family taking on the mantle and running the business.
We had a list of meal options to choose from and I picked the Two Eggs Scrambled with Southern Fried Chicken. All the dishes came with grits or home fries and biscuits. Eating the biscuit reminded me of my meal at MiCasa SuCasa earlier in the year where SarahKate made some biscuits too (American South Dinner at MiCasa SuCasa). So it was not an unfamiliar taste and texture, once again it reminded me of eating scones.
Please don't shoot me for saying this but I disliked the grits! I doubt I will ever attempt to have it again. But I had to try it to know if I would like it or not. It looked like porridge mush and tasted as bland as anything.
There were also side dishes of mac and cheese and some greens.
As this was Sunday, there was a lady who was singing in the restaurant while we were dining. She stopped by our table to asked if there was anyone who had a birthday coming up. Sami piped up and said I did! Oh, she's a naughty one.
So the singer asked for my name and the few others in various tables which had birthdays had to provide their names too. She then sang us all a Happy birthday song. I thought that was very sweet. Then I was served a slice of one of Sylvia's cake by the staff as a birthday gift.
|The free drink from a generous stranger|
328 Malcolm X Boulevard
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