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Stephen Starr


Cinco de Mayo Roundup: Where to Eat and Drink as the 5th of May Approaches

With Cinco de Mayo just a week away, we over at Foobooz Headquarters decided we could no longer put off going through the folder we […]

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Franklin Square Opens for the Season This Week [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Franklin Square will begin operation this Friday, but, due to the impending snowstorm, organizers have moved its spring kickoff festivities to Thursday, March 26th at noon. […]


Buddakan Celebrates The Year of the Sheep

Sure, Solomonov might be celebrating the year of the sheep by serving up a ton of lamb, but if you really want to ring in […]


Foobooz Six Pack: Philly’s Best Pie

Philadelphia is a quintessentially American city. We have the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Even more important, we have some of […]


Stephen Starr Invents Novel Way to Overpay for Pitcher

Yesterday afternoon we received a press release from Stephen Starr’s PR firm regarding a new offer from the Dandelion. Starr’s attractive English pub is celebrating its fourth […]

City Life

Stephen Starr and Pierre Robert on Music in Philadelphia

STEPHEN: You know, growing up, my goal was to be a disc jockey. PIERRE: Really? Wow. STEPHEN: I got my FCC license when I was […]


Starr’s Le Diplomate In The New York Times

Okay, so the piece in the New York Times Dining & Wine section wasn’t all about Le Diplomate. As a matter of fact, Stephen Starr‘s […]


Five Starr Restaurants Among Top 100 Independent Restaurants in Sales

Restaurant Business magazine has released its list of the Top 100 Independent Restaurants by Sales in the United States. And Stephen Starr owns five of […]


Throwback Thursday: Starr’s Cafe

Way before there was a Stephen Starr and his twenty-one or so Philadelphia restaurants, there was a Starr’s Cafe. This 1917 photo of Margaret Street and […]


Fun With Big Data: Playing with Yelp Trends

Yelp has released a new way to play with the online review giant’s data. Yelp Trends allows you to see how popular certain terms have […]


Morning Headlines: An Update to PDQ’s Tax Delinquent Property Spreadsheet

Christopher Sawyer, the anti-blight crusader behind Philadelinquency, announced yesterday that his tax delinquency database is now current as of August 1. The database is an addictive […]

City Life

Stephen Starr: Bad Schools Make for a Bad Economy

When it comes to supporting Philly public schools, restaurateur Stephen Starr has put his money where his customers’ mouths are: He raised more than $100,000 for […]


Whiskey and BBQ Dinner at Fette Sau

On Tuesday, August 5th, Fette Sau is hosting a Whiskey and BBQ Dinner. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature whiskey pairings from Dad’s Hat […]


Sushi School is Back in Session At Pod

By Isabelle Gallicchio and Ella Torres Last year Stephen Starr’s West Philly pan asian restaurant, Pod, launched an in-house Sushi School, taught by head sushi chef, Tomoyuki Takasu. […]


Where We’re Eating: Barclay Prime

Ten years into its existence on Rittenhouse Square, Stephen Starr’s first Philadelphia steakhouse remains the city’s most stylish and expense-account-crushing ode to red meat. As […]