Jody Newman

Chief Friend, The Friendly Spot

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.

My Sessions

From the outside looking in, being a bar owner must be the best job anyone could have. What you don’t see are the long nights working on Quickbooks in the back office after your kids go to sleep, dealing with workplace disputes between employees, the occasional overzealous customer, and meeting payroll each week. Come hear […]