Valerie Safran

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Lolita Is All Set to Reopen Tonight

Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s first restaurant is all grown up. Lolita, which opened as a BYOB ten years ago comes back tonight with a […]

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About Last Night: Lolita, Reborn

Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney are still a couple of weeks away from opening the re-vamp of their first restaurant, modern Mexican Lolita, but the […]

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Turney and Safran to be Honored This Evening

Tonight is Women Against Abuse’s Dish It Up 2014 event. The night features food, fashion and fun as it features food from premier female restaurateurs […]

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Lolita Re-Opening Soon in the Gayborhood

Well there’s finally word on what’s going on with Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s Lolita in the Gayborhood. The 10-year-old Mexican restaurant closed for renovations […]

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Little Nonna’s in the New York Times

Ingrid Williams visits Little Nonna’s for the New York Times. The only flaw she finds is in the pricy wine list. [O]n a chilly evening in […]

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2014 James Beard Semifinalists Announced

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists have been announced. Local chefs and restaurateurs and restaurants made it to the semifinals in ten categories including Outstanding […]

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Little Nonna’s Takes Comfort Food To the Next Level

Trey Popp finds that Marcie Turney has breathed new life into red-gravy Italian at Little Nonna’s. Just to be safe, though, order the polenta and […]

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Little Nonna’s Opening Menus

Little Nonna’s, the red-gravy restaurant from Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran opens to the public tonight and we’ve got the menus. So check out what […]

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Little Nonna’s Sets Opening Date

Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran have set September 4th as the opening date for their “red-sauce” inspired Little Nonna’s. This is the fourth restaurant and […]

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Grab a Piece of Lolita Today

   Lolita is now officially closed for renovations and the restaurant is selling its chairs, glasses and plates. In addition to the bargain furnishings and […]

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Last Couple of Nights Before Lolita’s Renovation

Lolita will be open through Saturday, August 24th before closing for major renovations. The Mexican restaurant from Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran has been a […]

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One Night Only: Hop Sing Laundromat And Jamonera Are Throwing A Late-Night Party

Clear your schedules for Monday, August 12 (and probably the morning after, too) because for one night only, from 10pm ’til 1am, Lee from Hop […]

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A Video Preview of Little Nonna’s

Little Nonna’s—Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney‘s Midtown Village ode to the classic red sauce neighborhood Italian ristorante–is scheduled to open the doors this August. But […]

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13th Street Featured in Yesterday’s New York Times

Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney are featured in a New York Times story about the transformation of 13th Street.

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A Look Inside Little Nonna’s in Midtown Village

Little Nonna’s, the Italian restaurant by Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran is aiming to open in late July. Here’s a snap of the kitchen, subway tiles, pots, pans and […]