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Stephen Starr


Stephen Starr Sells Catering Arm

Stephen Starr has sold his Starr Events catering division – a $40 million business – to TrustHouse Services. The deal gives TrustHouse, a top-six contract food […]


Stephen Starr Sells Catering Group

Stephen Starr has sold the catering arm of Starr Restaurants — a $40 million business that provides food for weddings, corporate events and cultural institutions. TrustHouse […]


Back By Popular Demand: The Best Food Instagrams Of The Week

We did it last week, and now we’re bringing it back again–the best food Instagrams of the week from Philly chefs, restaurants and diners. You […]

Outside rendering of The Playground

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 […]


Stephen Starr on Entrepreneurship and Trusting His Gut Instincts

In BizPhilly’s quest to cover entrepreneurship and innovation, we’re always interested in picking the brains of some of the most successful people in town. How did they […]


Summer School: Learn To Make Sushi At Pod

Stephen Starr’s Pod will teach you how to make sushi this summer. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from June 22 through August 12, eight diners […]


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 […]

Things to Do

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 […]