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The Success Story of Purple Patch D.C.

In this So Local segment, we feature Purple Patch – a Filipino-owned and operated restaurant serving Filipino-American cuisine in Washington D.C.

Owner/Founder Patrice Cleary sat down with us to trace her and her restaurant’s journey, starting with its name – Purple Patch – which many people believe is a reference to the famous Filipino dessert “ube.” She says her shop was named after the English term meaning “a place of success or good luck.”

Back in 2015, Patrice used to be a stay-at-home mom that was given an opportunity to start her own business. As years passed, Purple Patch has been recognized as one of the first Filipino restaurants in Washington, D.C. and has become a destination for travelers near and far. With its success, Patrice has donated her time to various charities as her way of giving back.

Discover how Patrice, who did not have any background in putting up a restaurant, built the confidence to take risks while keeping oneself determined to reach success instead of looking for alternative avenues from denying what makes her happy.

This episode is aired on #SoJannelleTV as seen on the following channels:

  • Sunday, 4:30pm – 5:00pm PT (7:30pm ET) on TFC
  • Monday, 6:00pm PT on KNET Channel 25.1 (Southern CA)
  • Saturday, 7:30pm – 8:00pm PT (10:30pm ET) on ANC

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