Valerie Safran

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Barbuzzo Upstairs Serves Up Dinner and a Show

Barbuzzo chef-owner Marcie Turney uses Barbuzzo Upstairs — the Best of Philly-winning event space at 110 South 13th Street – as a test kitchen when she’s […]

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It’s Rosé Week at Barbuzzo, Jamonera, Little Nonna’s, and More

We’re in deep summer now, folks — and chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are giving sweaty, sticky Philadelphia exactly what it needs to get […]

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Barbuzzo Debuts Salted Caramel Budino Choco Taco, Gives Us Life

We’re rarely optimistic about the week ahead on a gray Monday morning like this, but a ray of hope just peeked through the clouds: Barbuzzo’s […]

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Bud & Marilyn’s Celebrates Christmas in July with a Smörgåsbord

When I hosted our Christmas in July Open Stove competition at Cook a couple of weeks ago, one of the most pleasant things about it […]

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Bud & Marilyn’s Begins Serving Lunch

Bud & Marilyn’s is now serving lunch Monday through Friday. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s latest restaurant is serving up the likes of fried chicken by […]

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Chop Suey and Cheese Curds: Bud & Marilyn’s Reviewed

My problem with Bud & Marilyn’s is that I always want to be drunk before I go. There are reasons. This isn’t me confessing to […]

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Bud & Marilyn’s Opening Wednesday

Things have been going so smoothly at Bud & Marilyn’s now that an actual opening date has been chosen, that owners Marcie Turney and Val […]

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Rosé Week Coming to 13th Street

For three nights, from Monday, August 24th through Wednesday August 26th, the restaurants of Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney (Barbuzzo, Lolita, Little Nonna’s, Jamonera) are […]

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Spotted in the Gayborhood: Bud and Marilyn’s is Glowing

It may be the pot of gold at the end of those rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust Streets: Bud and Marilyn’s, the newest restaurant […]

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Frozen Budino Pops Are Back!

So here we go, folks. In what has already become a rite of summer in Philly, the announcement has come down that Valerie Safran and […]

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Gay Philly Selfies

Our mother publication, Philadelphia magazine, recently complied a collection of 75 selfies from notable faces around the region. Of course, the line-up wouldn’t be complete without […]

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More Summer Happy Hour Goodness At Jamonera and Lolita

The list of places to get a late-afternoon snack or drink continues to grow this summer, and we’re certainly not complaining. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are […]

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Little Nonna’s Offering Pick Up for National Cannoli Day

Little Nonna’s is celebrating National Cannoli Day on Tuesday, June 16th. The red gravy Italian restaurant from Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney is offering four […]

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A Day in the Life of Midtown Maven Valerie Safran

If there’s anyone whose goings-on we want to know, it’s entrepreneur and queen of Midtown Village Valerie Safran. As if co-owning nine businesses — Open […]

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You May Not Have Seen The Last Of The Budino Donut

On Friday, Marcie Turney, Valerie Safran and their crew sold 450 salted caramel budino donuts in 30 minutes (or actually, probably a little less) across […]