Tag: Stephen Starr
Aug. 21, 2015
Stepehen Starr’s restaurants provide unique experience
Stephen Starr is respected for owning over a dozen restaurants and a catering company. He started at the early age of 21, when he opened his first club in an Old City diner, called Grand Mom Minnie’s. After that he continued to open restaurants, performance venues and more. Many young singers and comedians performed at his various establishments and are now famous. Among them include Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Seinfeld. In 1990, Electric Factory Concerts bought Starr out and gave him the money he needed to open several new venues. In 1995, Starr founded STARR Restaurants, one of the largest multi-concept restaurant companies in the country, with restaurants in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, NJ, Washington D.C. and Florida. Starr believes that the dining experience is similar to attending a theater production, where the players, props, backdrops and lighting are critical factors of the experience. I have been to a few of his restaurants in Philadelphia and would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Oct. 4, 2013
Buddakan accents Asian flavors in modern dishes
Last week, Philadelphia held its 10th year of Restaurant Week in Center City. Presented by TD Bank, Restaurant Week is when many restaurants take part in serving a three-course meal for lunch and/or dinner, priced at $20 and $35, respectively. Because of this, making reservations in advance is a must, especially when renowned restaurants participate in the festivities.
Sep. 20, 2013
El Rey upholds Starr’s foodie fame
Stephen Starr never fails to impress. I’ve been a huge fan of his restaurants since coming to Philly, and I become excessively excited and even proud every time I visit one of his places. This is partly because the costs of said visits make them infrequent; his restaurants are not outrageously expensive and unaffordable, but they are definitely higher than what a college kid wants to spend on a regular basis. The way I see it, Starr restaurants are lovely for date nights or special occasions with the BFFs.
May. 25, 2012
SquareBurger proves to be overhyped
Franklin Square is one of the more whimsical destinations in Philadelphia. Between the carousel, the prominent fountain, and the miniature golf course featuring replicas of notable Philly monuments, an establishment like Stephen Starr’s SquareBurger fits right in.