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Chef Marcie Turney on Flipping Burgers, Adopting Babies and the Future of Her Restaurant Empire

My full name is … Marcie Blaine Turney. Blaine was my grandfather. His nickname was Bud, and so the Bud in Bud & Marilyn’s is […]

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First Look: Bud & Marilyn’s Takes Flight at PHL Airport

This post has been updated.  We told you on Wednesday that the long-awaited Bud & Marilyn’s at Philadelphia International Airport could open as early as […]

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Bud & Marilyn’s Is Coming to Philadelphia International Airport

Restaurateurs Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran will open a second location of Bud & Marilyn’s, their Midwestern-style supper club, at Philadelphia International Airport. Turney made […]


Don’t Come Between Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. Click here for the full archive. […]


People Are Obsessing Over These Sassy Nameplates From Philly

In the daylight hours, the second floor of Barbuzzo looks more like a FedEx warehouse than a Midtown Village restaurant. Piled on the wooden tables […]


Barbuzzo Upstairs Serves Up Dinner and a Show

Barbuzzo chef-owner Marcie Turney uses Barbuzzo Upstairs — the Best of Philly-winning event space at 110 South 13th Street – as a test kitchen when she’s […]


It’s Rosé Week at Barbuzzo, Jamonera, Little Nonna’s, and More

We’re in deep summer now, folks — and chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are giving sweaty, sticky Philadelphia exactly what it needs to get […]


Barbuzzo Debuts Salted Caramel Budino Choco Taco, Gives Us Life

We’re rarely optimistic about the week ahead on a gray Monday morning like this, but a ray of hope just peeked through the clouds: Barbuzzo’s […]


Bud & Marilyn’s Celebrates Christmas in July with a Smörgåsbord

When I hosted our Christmas in July Open Stove competition at Cook a couple of weeks ago, one of the most pleasant things about it […]


Bud & Marilyn’s Begins Serving Lunch

Bud & Marilyn’s is now serving lunch Monday through Friday. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s latest restaurant is serving up the likes of fried chicken by […]


Chop Suey and Cheese Curds: Bud & Marilyn’s Reviewed

My problem with Bud & Marilyn’s is that I always want to be drunk before I go. There are reasons. This isn’t me confessing to […]


Bud & Marilyn’s Opening Wednesday

Things have been going so smoothly at Bud & Marilyn’s now that an actual opening date has been chosen, that owners Marcie Turney and Val […]


Rosé Week Coming to 13th Street

For three nights, from Monday, August 24th through Wednesday August 26th, the restaurants of Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney (Barbuzzo, Lolita, Little Nonna’s, Jamonera) are […]

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Spotted in the Gayborhood: Bud and Marilyn’s is Glowing

It may be the pot of gold at the end of those rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust Streets: Bud and Marilyn’s, the newest restaurant […]


Frozen Budino Pops Are Back!

So here we go, folks. In what has already become a rite of summer in Philly, the announcement has come down that Valerie Safran and […]