Press 2016

Harp & Crown Among The Most Beautiful Restaurants of 2016

EATER Magazine • December 21, 2016

The look: Distressed walls adorned with vintage pictures make this space almost feel like its been in Philadelphia, fully decorated, waiting for someone to just brush the dust off the green leather banquettes and figure out how to make the bowling alley work again. Almost..

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Philly restaurant makes list of most beautiful spots in America

Philly Voice • December 21, 2016

hiladelphia has emerged in the 21st century not just as a destination, but a premier player in the culinary landscape of the United States. ..

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The Most Beautiful Restaurants of 2016

EATER Magazine • December 21, 2016

Like obscenity or a toupee, you know a good restaurant design when you see it. And there was plenty to look at in 2016. "A winning restaurant interior, like food, can be judged on multiple levels," notes design expert and Curbed news editor Jenny Xie, "starting from basics like ample, comfortable seating to having a defined, well-articulated style, to an authenticity that ties everything together."....

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THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN PHILLY RIGHT NOW

Thrillist • December 12, 2016

Summer is here, the heatwave is upon us, and there’s no better solace than digging into a meal at one of Philly’s newest restaurants (preferably in A/C). Whether you’re on the lookout for seasonally appropriate barbecue, newly minted al fresco dining, luxe suburban retreats, or a cool escape from the most touristy areas, the city is serving up plenty of new spots to try. The season would likewise not be complete with a visit to a few of Philly’s quintessential restaurants, whether you’re craving Old World Italian, late-night tacos, or 10 courses of sushi...

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Vote for Philadelphia's Chef of the Year

Eater Philadelphia • November 8, 2016

Philadelphia is a city that blends old with new — celebrating its history while embracing the reinvention of everything from its architecture and design to its diverse food offerings. Walkable and easy to navigate, Center City Philadelphia is abundant with hip cafes, award-winning restaurants, stylish boutiques and world-class museums....

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Harp & Crown: Funky grandeur (and bowling) in Rittenhouse

The Inquirer Philadelphia • November 1, 2016

Double Knot, perhaps 2016's buzziest Center City restaurant opening, has a sumptuous, candlelit izakaya tucked into its basement, in addition to the restaurant's coffee bar/cafe/cocktail bar on the ground floor, at 120 S. 13th St. It's next to Sampan, his pan-Asian themer, and its adjacent Graffiti Bar.....

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Harp & Crown Does Lunch

Philadelphia Magazine • November 1, 2016

Michael Schulson’s newest project, Harp & Crown, has been running on a dinners-only schedule since opening night. But starting yesterday, they quietly rolled out lunch service, offering all sorts of salads, sandwiches and snacks in the big, upstairs room.....

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PHILLY'S 9 BEST NEIGHBORHOODS FOR EATING OUT, RANKED

Thrillist • October 26, 2016

In a city most notorious for adorning late-night hoagies with cheese whiz, Philadelphians are proud to boast all the other food our city has to offer, none of which includes standing in line outside a neon-lit eatery on 9th St. As much as Philly is a city for food lovers, it is a city of neighborhoods too....

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A Quick Travel Guide to Center City Philadelphia

TravelAge West • October 23, 2016

Philadelphia is a city that blends old with new — celebrating its history while embracing the reinvention of everything from its architecture and design to its diverse food offerings. Walkable and easy to navigate, Center City Philadelphia is abundant with hip cafes, award-winning restaurants, stylish boutiques and world-class museums....

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Fresh on the Scene: Fall Flavors

Philadelphia Weekly • October 19, 2016

Fall means new fla­vors. Here’s just a few of the new­est ad­di­tions to the Philly res­taur­ant scene—with zero men­tion of pump­kin spice in any form. We prom­ise. ....

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Philadelphia Daily News Party People column... Chef Michael Schulson, Harp and Crown grand opening 1525 Sansom st.

Graze Street • October 17, 2016

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Ya Gotta Try This: Harp and Crown

FOX 29 • October 17, 2016

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Fink’s Hoagies and the kitchen problem plaguing Philly’s best restaurants

BillyPenn • October 16, 2016

Fink’s Hoagies in Center City closed its doors last week. The reason, according to owner Dennis Fink? In all of Philadelphia, he couldn’t find two people qualified enough to make his sandwiches.....

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Michael Schulson's Harp & Crown is Now Open

Drink Philly • October 12, 2016

Harp & Crown’s 12,500 square foot space on Sansom is a mix of old world and new, with “garden” seating by the front entrance, a luxurious and large 32-seat bar space, 24 foot high ceilings, four antique chandeliers, and cozy booths lining the walls.....

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6 Things to Know About Harp & Crown

Zagat • October 11, 2016

Those familiar with the 1500 block of Sansom know the majority of the dining action happens on the south side of the street. All of that is about to change, though, with Michael Schulson's Harp & Crown, a stunning two-level restaurant, cocktail bar and bowling alley. Here’s what you need to know about this remarkable Center City newcomer.....

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Smoked Octopus Pizza and Craft Pitchers Are On the Menu at Harp & Crown

EATER Philadelphia • October 11, 2016

Today at 5 p.m., Michael Schulson's Center City newcomer Harp & Crown will open at 1525 Sansom Street. The concept: a bright and beautiful American restaurant and bar on the ground floor, and down below, an exclusive cocktail bar, lounge, and two-lane bowling alley. If you haven’t yet, take Eater’s virtual tour here — Rohe Creative brought vintage grandeur to 2016, and the result is breathtaking.....

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Here’s What You’ll Be Eating Tonight At Harp & Crown
 

Philadelphia Magazine • October 11, 2016

Michael Schulson’s new, huge, beautiful and vaguely nautical Center City restaurant, Harp & Crown, is opening tonight. We already got a look inside last week (and came home with pictures), but one thing we didn’t get to see? The opening menus.....

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Where to Go Now in Philadelphia

Architectural Digest • October 5, 2016

With Brooklyn and Queens reaching cool capacity, entrepreneurs and recent graduates in search of affordable real estate and a less crowded landscape are considering Philadelphia. Stellar museums, lots of green spaces, and a strong mom-and-pop presence are also contributing to the city’s inspirational aura....

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45+ Brand-New And Coming-Soon Restaurants To Visit In Philly This Fall

UWISHUNU Philadelphia• October 5, 2016

It’s official: Two of Philly’s recent openings — Wm. Mulherin’s Sons and South Philly Barbacoa — made Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants list, marking 2016 as a banner year for the local restaurant scene.

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Center City's Harp & Crown is Downright Restaurant Eye Candy

EATER Philadelphia • October 4, 2016

Yet another knock-out from Michael Schulson and company....

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Extravagant Dining Rooms and Subterranean Bowling in Center City: Harp & Crown Nears Completion

EATER Philadelphia • October 3, 2016

Michael Schulson and his wife Nina Tinari-Schulson are having a hell of a time changing the scenery across Philly’s dining-scape. Everything he touches seems to turn to gold, whether it’s a defunct gay porn theater in Midtown Village (now one of best new restaurants in Philly, Double Knot), ....

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First Look: Inside Harp & Crown

Philadelphia Magazine • October 3, 2016

Michael Schulson has done it again with this huge, beautiful and partly-hidden restaurant on Sansom Street.....

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Philly's Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Fall 2016

EATER Philadelphia • September 3, 2016

Summer 2016 was a busy one in Philly — especially for this city's summertime standards — and from the looks of it, fall won't be slowing down one bit. Here's a rundown of next season's most anticipated openings, from wacky pizza parlors in Brewerytown to posh, fine-dining Italian in Rittenhouse....

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Have You Eaten Here Yet?

Philadelphia Magazine • August 25, 2016

Summer is a tough time in the restaurant industry. Things get quiet and weird when the mercury climbs. People eat later. They leave town. They abandon their regular haunts for beer gardens, beach bars and rooftop decks. Autumn is solid. Winter is dependable–there’s the run-up to the holidays, and then the post-New-Year slump. Even spring has its own kind of rhythm, with reservations and walk-ins increasing in direct relation to the calendar ticking forward through March and April and May....

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Beyond Starr, Vetri and Garces: Philly’s new crop of rising restaurant groups

BillyPenn • August 14, 2016

Dine or drink in any Philadelphia restaurant today, and chances are good that the proprietors also run another spot.....

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Top Ways To Beat The Heat In Philadelphia This Summer

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • August 11, 2016

August in Philadelphia means street festivals, beer gardens, waterfront fun…and extreme heat. It’s currently sweltering in Philadelphia, but luckily, there are a ton of great respites from the heat....

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Where to Eat Japanese in Philly

Zagat • August 9, 2016

Take away supermarket sushi and you’ll find that sourcing Japanese in Philly can be a bit of a challenge. Sure there are plenty of places that stuff crazy rolls with neon krab and spicy mayo and call it a day, but if you’re in the market for real-deal sushi, homestyle cooking and Japanese pub grub, these are the places you’re going to want to get down with....

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Best of Philly: Eat More Fried Chicken

Philadelphia Magazine • July 25, 2016

Best of Philly 2016 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in fried chicken as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games...

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Just in Time for the DNC: The Ultimate Philadelphia Travel Guide

VOGUE • July 25, 2016

Starting today, Philadelphia is hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The birthplace of America is an apt gathering spot for the politically minded conventiongoers—its historic core is present at every turn, but today, it exudes a fresh, dynamic spirit. Here, you’re just as likely to find yourself examining a centuries-old scroll as you are sipping a vegan cocktail or pedaling past a rainbow-painted crosswalk in the “Gayborhood.”...

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In Philly for the DNC? Here’s where to eat

App • July 23, 2016

There will be plenty of politicking and protesting when the Democratic National Convention descends on Philadelphia the last week of July. There also will be a number of attractions around town to keep Philly’s 50,000 guests entertained including PoliticalFest at local museums and the colorful fiberglass Donkeys Around Town...

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Democratic National Convention: Where to Eat, Drink and Party in Philadelphia

 The Hollywood Reporter • July 22, 2016

Held July 25-28 at Wells Fargo Center, the DNC will make Hillary Clinton America's first female major party presidential nominee as various events around town feature Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz and Alicia Keys....

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10 great places to eat in Philadelphia, for convention-goers and the rest of us

 The Washington Post• July 12, 2016

The Democratic National Convention is less than two weeks away, and The Washington Post is letting its readers know where to eat in Philadelphia while restaurant guide Zagat has suggestions on the best spots in tourist-heavy parts of town...

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Washington Post, Zagat: Avoid tourist traps & eat here during DNC

Philadelphia Business Journal • July 12, 2016

The Democratic National Convention is less than two weeks away, and The Washington Post is letting its readers know where to eat in Philadelphia while restaurant guide Zagat has suggestions on the best spots in tourist-heavy parts of town...

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The Hottest New Restaurants in Philly, July 2018

EATER Philadelphia • July 5, 2016

The answer to your question: Where should I eat tonight?..

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FROM CENTER CITY TO MAIN LINE: BEST OF STYLE 2016

Philadelphia Style • June 17, 2016

It’s no secret that it’s getting a lot harder to pick the best of, well, anything in Philadelphia. Ask someone to name their favorite place to get Italian gelato, organic pedicures, or custom window treatments and you will likely get three or four suggestions rather than just one glowing recommendation. We understand the struggle to play favorites and take a similar approach in compiling our annual Best of Style feature, offering a handful of buzzy winners that span not just categories but neighborhoods from Center City to the Main Line...

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Philly's Independence Beer Garden: Exclusive Sampling Event

PhillyBite Magazine • June 15, 2016

Philadelphia, PA - To kick-off patio season and celebrate a summer of backyard grilling, Philadelphians are invited to stop by Independence Beer Garden to taste samples of Schulson’s limited-edition mike’s dog – served by Schulson himself – alongside the mike’s flavor that inspired it. Of course, there will be mike’s-filled buckets at this exclusive tasting, so this is an adult-only fete.....

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Where to Find the Best Food During Center City Sips

Philadelphia Magazine • June 8, 2016

We are now a little over a week into Center City Sips. The drinks ($3 beer, $4 wine and $5 cocktails) are flowing and when the threat of unyielding downpour subsides, the weather should be great....

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Tonight Picks: Philly Beer Week, Center City Sips And More

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • June 7, 2016

The daytime rain and thunderstorms are slated to clear up just in time for all of the Wednesday night events that are on tap for the evening....

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THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN PHILLY RIGHT NOW

Thrillist Philadelphia • June 7, 2016

Summer is here, the heatwave is upon us, and there’s no better solace than digging into a meal at one of Philly’s newest restaurants (preferably in A/C). Whether you’re on the lookout for seasonally appropriate barbecue, newly minted al fresco dining, luxe suburban retreats, or a...

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10+ Brand-New And Must-Visit Beer Gardens In Philly

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • June 2, 2016

If summer in Philly could be summed up in one (er, two) words, those words would be beer gardens....

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What Lies Beneath: Double Knot Reviewed

Philadelphia Magazine • May 27, 2016

Stray thoughts, random musings and extraneous details from this week’s review of Michael Schulson‘s new izakaya/cafe, Double Knot.

  • “This is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia!”

That came from the comments on yesterday’s review, and the guy who wrote it is absolutely right. It is one of the best restaurants in...

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Local Beer Drinker’s Guide to 2016 Pop-Up Beer Gardens

Beer Scene • May 27, 2016

With Philadelphia’s collection of pop-up and seasonal beer gardens seemingly expanding year after year, we couldn’t help but lend you a hand by pinpointing the region’s cream of the crop. From Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s two breathtaking gardens—including one popping up by the iconic Reading Viaduct—to the highest beer garden to date, those lining the Delaware waterfront, and even, some suburban situations that are worth the trek, you’ll want to make time to visit each and every beer-drinking stop in this guide....

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What Lies Beneath: Double Knot Reviewed

Philadelphia Magazine • May 26, 2016

Double Knot does breakfast, lunch, bar snacks, sake, dumplings and cocktails. But what really matters is what they’re doing downstairs in the basement.....

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CravePhilly: Double Knot

CravePhilly Youtube • May 22, 2016

Double Knot (120 S. 13th St.) is an all day café upstairs and a sexy subterranean cocktail lounge, sushi bar, Izakaya, and Robatayaki grill downstairs....

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Friday May27th 11:30am Independence Beer Garden 100 S Independence Mall W Phila. Pa., Chef Big Rube fried chicken, Southern CornBread and Potato salad pop-up.

Street Gazing • May 20, 2016

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Philadelphia's Double Knot packs plenty in small space

Restaurant hospitality • May 12, 2016

Making the most of multiple dayparts and coming up with something new and buzz-worthy are two essential elements of restaurant success...

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Tonight Picks: Grand Opening Of Morgan’s Pier, Red Bull Sound Select And More

UWISHUNU PHiladelphia • April 21, 2016

It’s a big night in Philadelphia with the official openings of two major beer gardens (yes!), a carefully curated music showcase, PIFA and much more......

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27 Essential Philly Rooftops and Patios for Outdoor Drinking and Dining

Eater Philadelphia • April 18, 2016

Warm weather is made for al fresco margaritas. Along with lounges atop some of the city's coolest hotels, Philly has rooftop bars in unexpected places, like a former public high school and a skyscraper office building. Pretend you're on vacation with tiki drinks in Midtown Village, take a break from sightseeing in Old City on a 220-year-old roof, or support local breweries in Northern Liberties. At ground level, the city's top patios offer a tour of international flavors......

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15+ Excellent Events Happening In Philly This Week, April 18-24

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 18, 2016

It’s an awesome week to be in Philadelphia. Spring festival season hits in a major way this week with four blockbuster city fests coming and going in neighborhoods all around town......

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What’s Cooking on 1060: Independence Beer Garden Ready For Year 3

CBS Philly • April 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We are well into Spring, with many people itching to start drinking and eating outside. One of the first outdoor pop-up beer gardens of the season is opening later this month.....

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Two Beer Gardens Debut This Weekend

Philadelphia Magazine • April 15, 2016

The first two beer gardens of the season open this weekend. Today, Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden softly opens at 6th and Market and tomorrow marks 8th anniversary and beer garden opening at Memphis Taproom.....

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Weekend Picks: PIFA, Cherry Blossom Festival, Independence Beer Garden’s Soft Opening And More

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 15, 2016

Spring has sprung and we couldn’t be more excited. Spring weekends in Philadelphia are always full of great, outdoor activities and this weekend is no different.....

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Independence Beer Garden coming back for 2016 season

    Philadelphia Business Journal • April 13, 2016

    The Independence Beer Garden is back. Well, almost. The 20,000-square-foot beer garden at 6th and Market streets will return for its third season with a soft opening on Friday and Saturday.....

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    Independence Beer Garden sets 2016 opening date

    The Inquirer Philadelphia • April 13, 2016

    Season 3 of Independence Beer Garden - the seasonal, alfresco destination across from the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall - resumes Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16.....

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    Independence Beer Garden Returns for the 2016 Season

    EATER Philadelphia • April 13, 2016

    Michael Schulson's twinkly summer beer garden overlooking the Liberty Bell and Independence National Historic Park is back at it again for summer 2016.....

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    Make a Japanese-Inspired Grapefruit Cocktail in Two Steps

    UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 8, 2016

    This spring, look forward to hitting Spruce Street Harbor Park, Morgan's Pier, Assembly Rooftop Lounge, the Phillies' home opener, Center City Sips and so much more....

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    Independence Beer Garden to open in April

    UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 8, 2016

    PDATE: Independence Beer Garden will host a soft opening on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 before the official season begins.....

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    12+ Spring Openings We’re Psyched For In Philly

    UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 8, 2016

    This spring, look forward to hitting Spruce Street Harbor Park, Morgan's Pier, Assembly Rooftop Lounge, the Phillies' home opener, Center City Sips and so much more....

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    Coffee and Japanese Fare Tie the Double Knot in Philadelphia

    Daily Coffee News • March 29, 2016

    Renowned Philadelphia restaurateur Michael Schulson has opened a new day/night concept, Double Knot, next door to his six-year-old small-plate restaurant Sampan in Midtown...

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    Four reasons to be excited for springtime in Philly

    Philly Voice • March 18, 2016

    Booze, botany, biking and baseball for your seasonal enjoyment....

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    A Tied Together Mix and Match Lunch at Double Knot

    Midtown Lunch • March 3, 2016

    I am normally exponentially more excited to try the food of a new restaurant than I am to see the designed space. But for Double Knot, Michael Schulson’s latest addition to 13th Street (with a passageway in to Sampan), I was really excited about both. Teaser pictures and the multi uses of the bi level space...

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    The Hottest Coffee Shops in 15 American Cities

    Zagat • March 2, 2016

    Coffee has become its own culinary category in the last five years or so with artisanal roasters popping up from coast to coast, often with accompanying food menus. Here are 15 of the hottest new spots in the land to savor a quality cup of joe...

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    Top Spots For Banh Mi In Philadelphia

    UWISHUNU Philadelphia • February 26, 2016

    Philadelphia’s beloved hoagies take on a different form with the banh mi, a packed-with-flavor Vietnamese sandwich that is loaded with fresh vegetables, an infused aioli sauce and a choice of protein — most commonly a sliced meat or tofu — on top of a freshly made baguette...

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    First Look: Double Knot

    Philadelphia Magazine • February 26, 2016

    A few weeks ago, Michael Schulson opened the doors of Double Knot in what was once a gay porn theater smack in the middle of Midtown Village. Though the entrance is still a little understated, a diminutive sign hanging next to a windowless wooden door, expect...
     

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    Food news: eclectic double knot brings coffee, pastries, banh mi, sushi and more to midtown village 

    Flying Kite • February 23, 2016

    Coffee. Pastries. Banh mi and lunch bowls. Sushi. Japanese-style small plates. Robatayaki. You can get them all at Double KnotSampan's exciting new neighbor on 13th Street. For Michael Schulson and his MJS Restaurants (of Atlantic City's Izakaya, Sampan and...

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    The Top 5 Summer Beer Gardens in Philadelphia 

    RootsRated • February 18, 2016

    There's nothing better than enjoying a frosty brew outdoors after a long stroll or bike ride around the city. Luckily for Philadelphians, beer gardens are seemingly popping up in every neighborhood from Fishtown to East Passyunk. Whether you enjoy summer wheats or hoppy IPAs, there's something for every beer drinker at Philly's many outdoor watering holes....

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    Inking the Walls at Double Knot 

    Philadelphia Weekly • February 12, 2016

    Michael Schulson recently debuted Double Knot adjacent to his perennial Sampan. To grace the interior of the restaurants lower floor, Schulson worked with Mike Ski of True Hand Society, a tattoo and design studio in Fishtown. We caught up with both Schulson and Ski to find out more about how this unique ink-inspired collaboration formed.

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    Five Fantastic New Restaurants Now Serving In Philly 

    UWISHUNU Philadelphia • February 10, 2016

    There’s no such thing as winter doldrums when it comes to Philly dining. Even in the depths of snow and ice, new restaurants are bringing novel ideas to the scene. Over the past week or so, everything from a brand-new brewpub that opened up in Fairmount to a health-focused casual eatery with two locations in the city...

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    Double Knot ties together unique concepts in Midtown Village 

    Metro • February 10, 2016

    When word first spread about chef Michael Schulson taking over the space adjacent to his flagship, Sampan, we thought it was going to be a combination Japanese eatery and coffee shop. Not the most traditional combo but certainly not unheard of..

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    Drink This Now: the Double Knot at Double Knot 

    Philadelphia Magazine • February 4, 2016

    In addition to all of that coffee upstairs, sake down and of course wide selections of beer and wine, Double Knot beverage manager Zachary Davis has created a cocktail list that must be explored.

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    Double Knot: Japanese meets coffee bar

    The Inquirer Philadelphia • February 4, 2016

    Michael Schulson has upped the cool factor next door to his Sampan. It's the two-level Double Knot (120 S. 13th St., 215-631-3868), whose ground floor is a tastefully appointed coffee bar overseen by Elixr Coffer Roaster's Evan Inatome; it opens at 7 a.m. with a full line of drinks and pastries.

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    Now Open: Double Knot Coffee Bar in Midtown Village

    The TownDish • February 4, 2016

    Michael Schulson, owner of Asian small-plate eatery Sampan, has opened Double Knot in Midtown Village. The main storefront serves as a coffee bar that will be operated by Elixir Coffee Roaster’s Evan Inatome. Lunch fare includes Vietnamese fast casual for eat-in or take-out, while the nightfall brings out a cocktail bar. After 5 p.m., the subterranean Japanese izakaya opens with almost 40 menu items....

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    Philly's Newest Izakaya Double Knot Is Open, Peep the Menus

    EATER Philadelphia • February 3, 2016

    Double Knot officially opened its doors yesterday, February 2, first at 7 a.m. in the upstairs cafe, and then again at 5 p.m., downstairs, where the dungeon-esque izakaya served up skewered goodies and sushi galore. You've read the lowdown, you've toured the space, now check out what's on the menus....

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    Double Knot coffee bar set to open, serving skewers by night

    PhillyVoice • January 31, 2016

    Coffee lovers in Philadelphia can add a new shop to their to-do list beginning on Feb. 2 with the grand opening of Double Knot in Midtown Village, a coffee bar that will transform into a Japanese-style izakaya by night...

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    Sampan's Michael Schulson Opens Double Knot, a Coffeehouse-Japanese Hybrid

    The Drink Nation • January 29, 2016

    After two ridiculously successful summers with Independence Beer Garden and nearly six great years running Sampan (not to mention five years of Graffiti Bar), Michael Schulson has set his sights on the former Sansom St. Cinema space for Double Knot, a sort of coffee-slash-sushi house to join his current 13th street Asian food empire....

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    Inside Double Knot, 13th Street's Coffee Shop With A Secret Izakaya

    EATER Philadelphia • January 29, 2016

    Double Knot officially opens next Tuesday, February 2 on 13th Street, and what was once the Sansom Cinema, has since transformed into a jaw-dropping (courtesy of Rohe Creative) bi-level, multi-concept restaurant by Michael Schulson. Loaded with an Elixr Coffee Roasters partnership, DK's ground floor will act as a café-by-day, specializing in top-notch, custom blend coffee drinks, including Modbar pour-overs and nitro cold brew...

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    Sneak peek: Schulson's Double Knot restaurant

    Philadelphia Business Journal • January 29, 2016

    How does a coffee bar and Vietnamese restaurant hybrid sound? What about a Japanese sushi bar and restaurant? You can find all of this in one place when chef/restaurateur Michael Schulson's latest eatery opens next week...

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    Double Knot: Coffee bar meets Japanese

    The Inquirer Philadelphia • January 28, 2016

    Michael Schulson has upped the cool factor next door to his modern Asian small-plater Sampan. In what had been a gay porn theater, he has built the two-level Double Knot (120 S. 13th St., 215-631-3868), opening Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Philadelphia's most densely populated restaurant...

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    Get Stoked For Double Knot, Opening In Midtown Village Next Week

    EATER Philadelphia • January 28, 2016

    Walk into Double Knot, and you'll be floored by what has become of the gay porn theater on 13th Street (120 S. 13th Street). Next Tuesday, February 2, Michael Schulson and fiancé Nina Tinari will open the doors to their coffee bar and subterranean izakaya....

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    The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Winter Restaurant Openings in Philly

    EATER Philadelphia • January 12, 2016

    New year, new Philly: It's 2016, and it's time to take a closer look at the restaurants that will be making headlines in the coming months. Some have been a long time coming, others only recently announced, but rest assured, Philly's dining scene rolls forth, no matter the frigid weather conditions. Check out Eater ...

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    The Most Anticipated Philly Restaurant Openings of 2016

    Zagat • January 4, 2016

    Subterranean Japanese grilling? Check. Bespoke bagels? We've got you covered. And what about a 24-hour Chinatown food hall? No problem, that's on its way too! This upcoming year has plenty of thrilling new eating options lined up, even for scene that's already thriving. Here's a look at what's good for 2016...

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    Independence Beer Garden

    Afar •  2016

    Nowhere has the pop-up beer garden craze been more appreciated than in Philadelphia. Vacant lots and other unexpected places have been transformed into thriving gardens and gathering places. Summer visitors to Philadelphia can choose from over a dozen centrally located outdoor watering holes. One of the best of these seasonal offerings,....

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