A skilled front-of-the-house veteran, Olexy served as director of restaurant operations for Starr Restaurant Group before opening her own Philadelphia restaurant, Django, in 2001. It was the only BYOB eatery to earn a four-star rating from the Philadelphia Inquirer. At the height of its popularity, Olexy closed Django in 2005 to open a new restaurant called Talula’s Table in bucolic Chester County, PA. It landed on Saveur’s list of America’s Top 100 restaurants. Two years ...
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