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City Life

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 […]

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City Life

Live Aid in Philly: An Oral History

It was July 13, 1985. Two months earlier, Philadelphia had made international news when it dropped a bomb on its own citizens. But on this […]

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City Life

Here’s How Philly’s Rich and Famous Are Spending Their Political Dollars

We combed through campaign finance records published by the Federal Election Commission to find out which presidential candidates, PACs and Super PACs have been getting […]

Foobooz

Stephen Starr Is Opening a Mexican Restaurant in Fishtown

After a two-year hiatus from Philly, and an eight-year hiatus from Fishtown (after opening Frankford Hall and Fette Sau), Stephen Starr is heading back to Fishtown […]

Foobooz

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 […]

Business

Stephen Starr on Creativity and Listening to Your Instincts

Stephen Starr might be best known as the James Beard-winning operator of 37 restaurants, but his career as an entrepreneur isn’t limited to food. In […]

Shoppist

Connoisseur: Randi Sirkin’s Favorite Things

Randi Sirkin has been making magic happen inside Stephen Starr’s restaurants for decades. Here, a few of her favorite things: Treasures On my feet: Ann […]

Foobooz

The Love Launches Lunch and Brunch

It’s no secret that we love The Love. The “Rittenhouse neighborhood spot” might be a bit of a contradiction in terms, but how could a […]

Foobooz

Love, Philly: The Love Reviewed

On my first night at the Love, I’m sitting there at the bar, and it’s crowded. Loud. Warm from the closeness of the people packing […]

Foobooz

Stephen Starr and Todd Carmichael Think Philly Is Cooler Than Ever Before

Two of the country’s most prolific food and beverage moguls, Stephen Starr (Starr Restaurants) and Todd Carmichael (La Colombe), took the ThinkFest stage yesterday to discuss Philly’s culture […]

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Foobooz

Inside The Love, Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy’s New Restaurant

Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr’s The Love has its soft opening tonight. Their latest collaboration, named for what Olexy calls “the most important ingredient,” has […]

Foobooz

ThinkFest Preview: The State of Culture and Cool in Philadelphia

“New York’s most vibrant neighborhood at the moment is Philadelphia.” That’s an actual line in some indie Pierce Brosnan film that came out a few […]

Foobooz

Snack on Scorpion Tacos at El Rey Next Week

El Rey is taking advantage of the American tradition of doing spooky stuff on Halloween and serving up a menu of Mexican dishes featuring proteins […]

Foobooz

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 […]

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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, […]