John Steward’s soul food restaurant on Wright Street in Newark attracted everyone, from celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal to churchgoers looking for a good meal after Sunday services, his nephew said.
“Everyone came in from all walks of life and sat down and had a great meal there,” said Steward’s nephew, Godfrey Allen.
Steward, the longtime owner of the family-run restaurant, died on April 10 from a heart attack, his family said. He was 86.
John’s Place opened in the early 1990s and stayed a family-run business until it closed about five years ago. Even as Steward aged, he’d still hang