My wife, Tara, is awesome.
Our five(!) kids have been home for about 14 days, and she supported me in spending about 12+ hours a day for the last 10 days in my office building and launching SavePhillyEats.com. She’s equally supporting the project by supporting me while surviving a daily outnumbered-parent home-school rodeo.
That said, the site is a simple digital hub to aggregate all of the unique culinary experiences and offers that Philadelphia restaurants and bars are doing to generate revenue while they are closed due to the coronavirus. (Learn more.)
My close friend David and I brainstormed that if we could pull together some big Philly food names for a unique and localized site, we could potentially help a much broader swath of the culinary landscape in town.
You can visit SavePhillyEats and see all the current offers and experiences. You can follow us for updates. If you dig it, please share it on social with #SavePhillyEats and tell your friends. You might even catch me in a video or two, looking all tired, shaggy and pale. #somuchdistancing
It’s late and my eyes are blurry because we hard launched today after standing it up on Friday.
What a wonderful startup kind of tired, the kind of tired that lets you know you redlined for a while – but believe people may find value in what you helped create.
It also feels amazing that we did something to help our friends in the food and bev’ space who really need it right now. #helperhigh
We all have different abilities. We have to continue to seek out the people who can be benefitted the most right now. We all have to lend our hands, help and lead.
Special thanks to the #SavePhillyEats seal team who absolutely got sick of my voice on Zoom, but helped knock this out of the park in literally a week:
- David Bookspan – Co-Founder
- Marc Vetri & Jeff Benjamin, Vetri Cucina
- Chris Cashdollar – Design / UX
- Jesse Bookspan – Startup Weapon X
- Melissa Grimm, Grimm & Grove Communications
- Edward Kim – Design / UX
- Dustin Carpio – Video / Media Production
… and don’t forget my lovely wife, Tara.