Bridget Foy's owners open Cry Baby Pasta in Queen Village

Hadas Kuznits
January 18, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Paul Rodriguez and Bridget Foy have opened a new restaurant called Cry Baby Pasta at Third and Bainbridge streets.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a fire destroyed Bridget Foy's at Second and South streets in October 2017, the long-time owner and namesake has a new place in Queen Village.

Owner Bridget Foy has opened Cry Baby Pasta at Third and Bainbridge streets, an Italian restaurant with a rock 'n' roll vibe she opened along with partner and husband Paul Rodriguez.

Bridget Foy's — the restaurant her parents started — was open for nearly 40 years. When the business burned down, times were tough, Foy said.

"We did some odd jobs," she recalled. "I was delivering flowers and working catering jobs — and being a mascot." She filled in as Rudolph in a holiday parade.

Finally, Foy and Rodriguez decided it was time to start a new business. Cry Baby Pasta is housed in what used to be Ela Restaurant. Before that, locals may remember it as Judy's Kitchen.

With all the ghosts of good food lingering in the building, Foy said they're "ready to bring on the next wave of it."

Cry Baby Pasta
Kory Aversa

Cry Baby Pasta
Kory Aversa

Cry Baby Pasta
Kory Aversa

Foy chose the name Cry Baby Pasta because it seemed very rock 'n' roll, like the 1990 John Waters movie "Cry-Baby" with Johnny Depp.

"We're doing all house-made pastas," added Foy, "but ... if you don't want to have pasta, we'll have a couple of entrees — a chicken, a fish, some great antipasto items, beautiful salads."

And this restaurant is not instead of but in addition to the work they're doing to revamp Bridget Foy's.

"Bridget Foy's will re-open late fall," she revealed.

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