On this International Women’s Day, we’d like to give a nod to several ladies out of the many that make the Philly food and bar scene so amazing.
The Philadelphia restaurant and bar industry is a scrapper. It’s proved its might, surviving the shutdowns and mandates. Now, as life goes on, the industry looks to push forward toward a new sense of prosperity. No day is better than International Women’s Day to give praise to several notable ladies and their work in the Philly food and bar scene.
Jill Weber of Sojourn Philly
Café Ynez, Sor Ynez, Jet Wine Bar, and REX at The Royal are collectively a part of the Sojourn Philly restaurant group. Founded in 2017 by Jill Weber, Sojourn Philly often is active in events throughout the city that celebrate, encourage and mentor fellow female restauranteurs and entrepreneurs.
Erin Wallace of Devil’s Den
Erin Wallace opened Devil’s Den in 2008 and today it is recognized as Philly’s leading craft beer bar. Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience from years in the industry, she is more than just an owner (one of the very few female bar owners in the city) as she is also the founder of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pink Boots Society Pink Boots Society is a non-profit organization that supports women working in the brewing industry.
Nancy Barton of Philadelphia Brewing Company
Nancy Barton runs one of Philly’s oldest brewing companies. Under her tutelage, the Philadelphia Brewing Company produce 15,000 barrels of beer per year. Of those 15,000 barrels, there are five year round beers,a seklection of seasonal beers, and every now and again, there is a special brew. Barton is proud of the Peacock Room, a bar at the Philadelphia Brewing Company that seats 30 where guests can purchase and enjoy house beers, ciders, craft coctails and snacks.
Colleen DeCesare of Black and Brew
Colleen DeCesare co-owns Black and Brew with her wife, Jennifer. The breakfast and lunch café has been a staple in the East Passyunk Avenue Business District for well over a decade now.
Alicia Crawford-Zeleniak of PUNCH Media
As director of Operations at PUNCH Media, Alicia Crawford-Zeleniak’s job is to make sure that wonderful leading ladies, as mentioned above, are made public and their contributions are celebrated. And we appreciate that.
We appreciate these ladies and all of the ladies for all that they do to make our lives as entertaining, and enjoyable as they are. Brotherly love isn’t the same without sisterly affection. Happy International Women’s Day.