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Who Wants a “Grown Up” Pod?

The best thing about Pod — back in the days when anyone cared at all — was that it didn’t take itself at ALL seriously. […]


The New Bars At Wells Fargo Center Will Have … Wait, Sorry, Life-Size Holograms?

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Starr’s new restaurant was affiliated with the hologram-having bars on the Club Level of […]


Kpod Finds a Middle Ground Between Comfort and Luxury in University City

He had me with the mandu. Six of them on a plate, seared, brown but not too brown, just a little crispy around the edges. […]

stephen starr, who just declared bankruptcy on one of his restaurants, and daughter Sarah Starr
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Stephen Starr Restaurant Declares Bankruptcy, But He Says No Big Deal

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. One of Stephen Starr’s Restaurants Is Headed […]


Parc Is the Best Stephen Starr Restaurant in Philadelphia

Every holiday season, Stephen Starr’s restaurant group does a company-wide push to sell Starr Restaurants gift cards. It’s a big deal — there’s even an internal competition between the […]


Starr and Olexy: We Only Paid to Make Wage Case Go Away

Yesterday, Foobooz reported that a yearlong U.S. Department of Labor investigation found that Talula’s Garden, Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy’s farm-to-table eatery, had violated minimum wage, overtime, and […]


Talula’s Garden Must Pay Nearly $400K for Labor Violations

It’s one of the dark secrets of the restaurant industry that cooks and other staffers are often made to do prep work — the peeling, […]


What Do You Get When You Put Curalate, Starr Restaurants and Coded by Kids Together?

Philly Tech Week is back, and it’s more creative than ever. Case in point: On Tuesday, May 2, Curalate will challenge a group of as […]

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Feds Investigating Alleged Wage Theft at Stephen Starr Restaurant

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating a cook’s claim that he and other employees at a Stephen Starr restaurant were forced to work without […]


Stephen Starr To Take Over Serafina Spot

Serafina is going to be taken over by Stephen Starr. The Italian restaurant from New York landed with significant fanfare in 2011. It was immediately […]


Philadelphia: Leading Exporter of Restaurants

Last week, the Washington Post published an article about the Philadelphia restaurateurs coming to Washington D.C. and wondered if the next export from Philadelphia might be the Liberty […]


Starr CFO Bruce Koch Passes Away

Starr Restaurants Chief Financial Officer Bruce Koch died Tuesday, January 26th after suffering a stroke on Saturday. Koch was 60 years-old. In addition to being the CFO […]


News for People Who Like Bad News: New Year’s Edition

While we were on our year-end break the hospitality industry saw several closures and changes. The biggest news is that Il Pittore will close after service on […]


Talula’s Daily Hosting Slow Fires Cookbook Dinner

On Monday, November November 30th, Aimee Olexy and Talula’s Daily are hosting chef Justin Smillie of the acclaimed Upland in New York. It’s a night of Starr Restaurants […]

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The First Phase of The Playground Is Opening This Weekend

With record speed, the first phase of The Playground, known as “T Street,” is officially opening its doors to the public this Friday in Atlantic City. The Playground […]