Judy Wicks is the founder of the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant in University City that she started in the first floor of her house in 1983. What started as a muffin shop quickly grew into a renowned 200-seat restaurant that was among the first to feature farm-to-table local food.
In this episode, Judy will share how before starting White Dog, she and her then-husband opened Free People, a general store specifically for people under 30.
The store would find quick success, but, as a woman, she wasn’t being taken seriously, so she left the business and her marriage and literally crashed the restaurant industry.
She would become a community and sustainability leader for four decades, and here she’ll share what we can to to ensure a happy, healthy Philadelphia.
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