Bud & Marilyn's joins the restaurants on 13th Street with a menu full of classics.
At Bud & Marilyn’s, the comfort food options include meatloaf, fried chicken with biscuits, chop suey, and a pupu platter.
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are the names behind the revamped 13th Street corridor, and they’re continuing the takeover with Bud & Marilyn’s, their new restaurant on the corner of 13th and Locust. American comfort food is the star of the menu, which devotes a whole section to hot buttered buns, and features shareable savory plates like short rib stroganoff and parsnip ravioli. “American food is lots of cultures coming together; it’s a huge melting pot,” says Turney. “We have food that’s fun and casual, that people crave.” Diners can expect updated versions of their favorites, like Marilyn’s fried chicken with warm biscuits and salted honey butter, and oversize cakes in flavors like chocolate maltball and Funfetti.
To go with the comforting fare, Turney and Safran aim to give their restaurant a cozy neighborhood feel. “We named it after my grandparents, Bud and Marilyn Briese,” says Turney. “They owned a restaurant called The Spot for almost 50 years in Ripon, Wisconsin. That is where I learned what it’s like to have a place where you know everyone by their first name.” 1234 Locust St., 215-546-2220