Restaurant Owners

Judy Wicks – Environmentalist and Owner of the White Dog Cafe

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Judy Wicks is the owner of Philadelphia’s legendary White Dog Cafe. A perennial member of the “Best Places To Work” lists, she also travels extensively in her role as activist, environmentalist, and lecturer. She recently took time out of her busy schedule to speak to us. Where are you from? I was born in Pittsburgh [...]

Bill Devine – Owner of Baltimore’s Legendary Restaurant Faidley’s (Crab Cakes!!)

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Bill Devine is the owner and manager of Baltimore’s iconic seafood place Faidley’s, located close to the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. Faidley’s was listed in the recently published book 1000 Places To See Before You Die (USA and Canada) by Patricia Schultz and is perennially included in the Zagat’s Survey. Who founded the store? [...]

Marcia Flanigan – Chef and Owner Of TheBestCookie.com

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Marcia Flanigan is a chef and the creative force behind the online cookie bakery TheBestCookie.com, which has received national attention from the Al Roker Food Network program and others. We talked with her recently.  How many tins of cookies do you ship in one year? Too many to count. Which season is your busiest in terms of [...]

Frankie Olivieri, Jr. – Owner of Philadelphia’s Legendary Restaurant Pat’s Steaks

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Frankie Oliveri, Jr.’s grandfather Pat invented the steak sandwich in South Philadelphia in 1930. He started selling the sandwiches from first his hot dog cart and then from his store at Ninth and Wharton streets,  just off the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. Frankie, Jr. gives us his thoughts on his family’s business. What is [...]