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Jody Newman

Chief Friend, The Friendly Spot in San Antonio United States

Jody Bailey Newman is the food entrepreneur and Chief Friend behind The Friendly Spot Ice House, Alamo Street Eat Bar food truck park, and B&D Ice House. And, she just added the iconic Hills & Dales Ice House to her “friendly family.” Jody often mentors future small business owners and female business owners through Café Commerce, and as an SA2020 Ambassador. As Fiesta Cornyation’s first-ever Queen Anchovy I, she raised a record-breaking amount for San Antonio’s AIDS-related charities. When she’s not at one of her own restaurants, you can find her in one of her many favorite downtown hangouts. She’s the one drinking the glass of Pinot Noir.

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Building a City Through the Power of Being Friendly

@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

Jody Bailey Newman is "Chief Friend" behind many of San Antonio’s favorite ice houses and neighborhood hang outs. What began as a joke after a job loss became the Friendly Spot Ice House, the de facto town hall of the community around it. More than just building places to get a cold brew, Newman wants to create places where friends and family can gather, places that embrace diversity, and places that advance the city through the power of being friendly.
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San Antonio @ Majestic Theatre
Dec 01, 2015