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Mensch of the Week:
Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants
I’m a little embarrassed that it’s taken me this long to do a proper post on Philadelphia restaurateur and taste-maker Stephen Starr, whose Starr Restaurants organization has done as much as anyone to revive Philadelphia’s Center City and Old City neighborhoods. Mr. Starr’s development of unique restaurants has boosted the area’s appeal to both locals and visitors, and his many accolades include being named “Restaurateur of the Year” by Zagat and “Mensch of the Week” by the Llenrock Blog.
Since my writing is totally biased in favor of Philadelphia’s CRE news, the establishments driving this area’s culture and reputation are major interests for me.
Mr. Starr has been in the restaurant hospitality business for decades, and his many restaurants include such well-known eateries as the Continental, Buddakan, and Morimoto (co-owned with the Iron Chef of the same name). Read the rest of this entry »