S2 EP 2: Getting "Saltie" With Boston Restaurateur Kathy Sidell
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Chestnut Hill native Kathy Sidell grew up in a food-loving family. Her father was a banker who financed many of Boston’s best chefs; her mom loved entertaining; and her sister, Stephanie, now runs her own restaurant group. Sidell’s first restaurant venture The Metropolitan Club opened in 2004. She went on to expand the steakhouse and bar concept to three additional locations around Greater Boston (including the well-known Met Bar) before opening Saltie Girl in 2016. The tiny modern seafood bar has since won Boston over with its creative dishes and unparalleled tinned fish selection.
The hospitality business is in Kathy Sidell’s blood. Her father (local banker and restaurant financier Jack Sidell) and her sister (Stephanie of Stephanie’s on Newbury) both inspired her to get in the game. In this episode, we chat about her career as a female restaurateur, the genesis of her latest spot Saltie Girl, her new potato chip venture, and the importance of not taking no for an answer.
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