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Woman-owned Restaurants, philadelphia

M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 12:06 PM

I was looking for a list of woman-owned restaurants in Philadelphia because we're putting together a Women's History Month contest at work for March. Does anyone have good recommendations / know of a list anywhere online that I could access?

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    erdenheim tumbler RE: M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 12:16 PM

    Don't know about a list but Soul in Chestnut Hill is Mother- Daughter owner/operated

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      bluehensfan RE: erdenheim tumbler Feb 18, 2009 12:22 PM

      I bet Susanna Foo is as are Margaret Kuo's restaurants. Also Bindi/Lolita/Grocery is all woman owned (times two) and run.

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      Buckethead RE: M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 12:24 PM

      Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran own Lolita and Bindi.

      1. Chinon00 RE: M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 12:24 PM

        Susanna Foo?
        Audrey Claire?
        Geechie Girl?

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          PhillyA RE: Chinon00 Feb 19, 2009 07:30 AM

          I believe Audrey Claire & Twenty Manning are both owned by Audrey.

        2. rabidog RE: M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 12:39 PM

          homeslice and a full plate in northern liberties

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            lgk RE: M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 02:53 PM

            Picnic - owned/operated by Anne-Marie Lasher.

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              Karen K RE: lgk Feb 18, 2009 03:53 PM

              Not sure if you mean literally the city limits of Philadelphia or the metro area, but Alison Barshak in Montogomery County--Alison at Blue Bell and Alison Two.

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              18465 RE: M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 04:55 PM

              Cafette in Chestnut Hill and Konak in Old City.

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                Philly Ray RE: M.T.Keller Feb 18, 2009 06:00 PM

                Paradiso and Izumi in South Philly are owned by Lynn Rinaldi.


                Others that I know of are...

                Mamma Maria's

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                  M.T.Keller RE: M.T.Keller Feb 19, 2009 05:04 AM

                  Wow I really appreciate all of your responses so far this is extremely helpful!

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                    lawgirl3278 RE: M.T.Keller Feb 19, 2009 05:33 AM

                    I believe Mezza Luna and Cucina Forte are owned by Maria Forte.

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                      Bigley9 RE: lawgirl3278 Feb 19, 2009 07:32 AM

                      I think it is only Cucina Forte.
                      I believe August at 12th and Dickenson is woman owned and operated. Also Fork is at least co-owned by Ellen Yin

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                        Philly Ray RE: Bigley9 Feb 19, 2009 08:54 AM

                        August is on 13th and Wharton.

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                          Bigley9 RE: Philly Ray Feb 19, 2009 09:55 AM

                          Thanks Philly

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                            sylviag RE: Bigley9 Feb 19, 2009 05:57 PM

                            August is owned and run by two women and they do a great job. It's one of our favorite places! byob, cash only.

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                      FriedClamFanatic RE: M.T.Keller Feb 19, 2009 06:17 PM

                      have you contacted the chamber of commerce or the tourist bureau or the restaurant association? Any of these might be able to help (and maybe even the breast cancer society

                      1. gina RE: M.T.Keller Feb 19, 2009 09:52 PM

                        There's Maureen Ferguson, co-owner of Du Jour Market. And Delilah Winder, a chef who has owned restaurants and is currently an RTM purveyor.

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                          msmeda RE: M.T.Keller Feb 21, 2009 05:08 PM

                          White Dog in West Philly - owner Judy Wicks

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                            mazza3 RE: msmeda Feb 25, 2009 10:18 AM

                            not anymore, she sold it a few weeks ago.

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                              rabidog RE: mazza3 Feb 25, 2009 10:35 AM

                              wait, she sold it? i thought they'd just closed for renovations / and hired a new exec chef. is she no longer at the helm?

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                                Buckethead RE: mazza3 Feb 25, 2009 10:35 AM

                                Really? I haven't heard that. They did fire a lot of people last month, but I don't think the place changed hands. The website doesn't mention it.

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                                  Bigley9 RE: mazza3 Feb 25, 2009 11:13 AM

                                  I thought she kept a percentage of it

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                                    gina RE: mazza3 Feb 25, 2009 01:55 PM

                                    Last I heard, she co-owns it with one of the Du Jour owners, Marty Grims.

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                                  tilemaker RE: M.T.Keller Feb 22, 2009 04:17 AM

                                  Sketch at 413 East Girard Ave. in Fishtown.

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