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Stephen Starr


James Beard Finally Acknowledges Philly’s Little Guys (and Gals) for its 2017 Semifinalists List

This story has been updated. The almighty James Beard Awards Committee rarely ever left its comfort-zone when it came down to Philadelphia restaurants. Year after year, it […]


Stephen Starr Still Has Plans For Philly

Stephen Starr is having a big year. There was the surprise Paris restaurant opening. Le Coucou (the New York restaurant he’s doing with partner Daniel […]

City Life

Stephen Starr Is Having a Big, Big Moment

When you get your new issue of Vanity Fair in the mail with actor-hunk Chris Pratt posing shirtless on the cover, you may be surprised […]

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Stephen Starr Restaurant in NYC Tops New York Times List

Stephen Starr landed a major restaurant plaudit in the New York Times today. Well-respected critic Pete Wells, famed for his scathing reviews of Guy Fieri’s […]


Stephen Starr Goes International

A while back, while chatting with Peter Serpico about his future plans with boss Stephen Starr, he told us that Starr was totally focused on […]

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Stephen Starr Turned Down Offer to Open Restaurant in D.C. Trump Hotel

There’s a good story by Jessica Sidman in Washingtonian magazine about how Donald Trump lost the restaurants in his new Washington, D.C., hotel. Two restaurateurs, […]

City Life

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 […]


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 […]


After the Hangover: How Old City Finally Sobered up and Crafted a Grown-up Vision for Itself

We called it the “Land of 1,000 Snookis,” and judging by the wounded comments we got, that hurt. In the 2010 story “What the Hell Happened […]

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10 Biggest Business Deals of 2015

Philadelphia businesses made plenty of big moves in 2015. Everybody’s favorite coffee roaster got a new owner, two big universities announced a merger, and virtually every hospital […]


Gastronaut: Hey, Santa …

Dear Santa, Hey, big guy. It’s me again. Over the years I’ve made a habit of coming to you every December and selflessly burning up […]


Philly’s Political Elders Lament the Lack of Millennials Running for Office

Mayor Michael Nutter is in that glorious final phase of his tenure where he’s calling things exactly as he sees them. With seven weeks left […]

The Scene

The Continental Turns 20

Stephen Starr’s Continental celebrated it’s 20th anniversary with a party on Sunday night bringing together original servers from the week the restaurant opened, alumni servers […]


Starr Catering to Have “State of the Art Office Headquarters” on North Broad

The recent sale of Stephen Starr’s catering arm won’t alter the redevelopment plans at the Studebaker Building at 667 North Broad Street, Eric Blumenfeld, president of EB […]