Valerie Safran

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More Summer Happy Hour Goodness At Jamonera and Lolita

The list of places to get a late-afternoon snack or drink continues to grow this summer, and we’re certainly not complaining. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are […]

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Little Nonna’s Offering Pick Up for National Cannoli Day

Little Nonna’s is celebrating National Cannoli Day on Tuesday, June 16th. The red gravy Italian restaurant from Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney is offering four […]

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A Day in the Life of Midtown Maven Valerie Safran

If there’s anyone whose goings-on we want to know, it’s entrepreneur and queen of Midtown Village Valerie Safran. As if co-owning nine businesses — Open […]

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You May Not Have Seen The Last Of The Budino Donut

On Friday, Marcie Turney, Valerie Safran and their crew sold 450 salted caramel budino donuts in 30 minutes (or actually, probably a little less) across […]

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Hey, You Wanna Get Some Budino Donuts This Morning? Too Late.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. <—That picture right there? That was the line to pick up a new salted caramel budino donut at Verde […]

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The Salted Caramel Budino Donut Has Arrived

We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and now it is finally here. Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have finished testing, […]

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Yes, Those Really Are Budino Donuts

Actually, its a test-batch of salted caramel crusted, budino-filled donuts from Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, who are apparently working on bringing Philly’s donut wars […]

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Under Construction: Bud & Marilyn’s

For those of you out there wondering exactly what kind of restaurant Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran‘s Bud & Marilyn’s is going to be, I […]

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Winter Restaurant Openings That Have Us Excited

We’ve already seen several impressive rebirths this year. Hawthorne’s has reopened after a blaze forced the beer cafe and bruncherie to close for almost a year, and they’re […]

City Life

Gay Gift Guide: 27 Philly LGBT-Owned Businesses to Support This Holiday Season

Keep the gay dollar circulating this holiday season by checking off your gift lists in Philly’s array of stellar LGBT-owned establishments. From home stores to […]

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Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney Reveal Plans for 13th and Locust

Foobooz has the scoop on Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s plans for their space at 13th and Locust streets, the location formerly known as Bump […]

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Turney and Safran 13th Street Update

There’s always a lot of going on along the Thirteenth Street empire of Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, although recently, it has been extra newsworthy. Craig […]

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Chef Crystal Fox

Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Crystal Fox, whom you may recognize from the 2007 season […]

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Former Sisters Manager Trying to Crowdsource New Philly Lesbian Bar [UPDATED]

Denise Cohen—who managed Sisters for 17 years—has started an Indiegogo account to fund a new lesbian bar in Philadelphia. The project is quite ambitious—and mysterious […]

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The Revisit: Lolita

“You can drink as many of these as you want,” our server said brightly. “They’re good for you!” The concoction in question, a Green Garden […]