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Michael Schulson sets sights on Rittenhouse Square with new restaurant

Philly Voice - June 11, 2018

here will soon be a new restaurant taking a coveted spot off Rittenhouse Square, this time from the man behind Harp & Crown, Double Knot, Sampan, and other popular concepts in Philadelphia.Michael Schulson's latest Philadelphia restaurant is headed for the 1700 block of Locust Street, right between Stephen Starr's French bistro Parc and the Warwick Hotel's Prime Rib

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Michael Schulson to open a Rittenhouse restaurant next to Parc

The Inquirer Philadelphia - June 11, 2018

Chef-restaurateur Michael Schulson, who has been on a tear lately with growth, is behind an orange liquor-license placard that went up last week on the 1700 block of Locust Street, next to the rear of Stephen Starr’s Parc....

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Michael Schulson Is Opening Yet Another Restaurant in Philly

EATER Philadelphia - June 11, 2018

Michael Schulson is on a roll, adding yet another new eatery to his Philly lineup. His latest is going into the 1700 block of Locust Street, right off Rittenhouse Square next to Stephen Starr’s French brasserie Parc (will Schulson eventually catch up with Starr, who has 20 restaurants in Philly alone?). Parc, with its corner location, fronts the park and also extends along Locust. Schulson’s newest restaurant will be on Locust, between the Starr spot and steakhouse Prime Rib.

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Food & Wine says the best Omakase in Philly is in a student dining hall

Philly Voice - June 7, 2018

Omakase is a meal that lets a chef show off. It literally translates to "I'll leave it up to you" in Japanese, a sushi dining experience entirely in the hands of a chef; every dish a vehicle to show off their skills, preferences and vision.

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Philly’s Most Surprisingly Excellent Omakase Is Inside a Student Food Hall

Food & Wine - June 06, 2018

For most college students, food hall dining means some eclectic mix of uninspired salads, make-your-own taco bar, and unlimited soft serve—all things considered, a totally-fine first foray into feeding yourself. But at the University of Pennsylvania’s recently unveiled food hall, Franklin’s Table, the stakes have...

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Best Restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic

The Daily Meal - June 4, 2018

The more casual, trattoria-like offshoot of Vetri, Osteria is a big, lively place where the pizzas are terrific (try the octopus and smoked mozzarella) and the cooking is homey but first-rate,...

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Cocktails for all-day (and all-night) drinking sessions

The Inquirer Philadelphia • May 23, 2018

Calling a cocktail “weak” doesn’t have to be an insult.Take a cue from the Italians, who sip orange-tinged Aperol spritzes with abandon as sunset approaches. Or the French, who clink sparkling Kir Royales before dinner......

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Is the Fast-Casual Bubble due to Burst?

Restaurant Insider - May 11, 2018

When quality fast-casual dining first took hold, experts debated it'ds longevity, but dinners always have the final say. Through their purchases, social media postings and in the choices they continue to make....

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Celebrity Chefs and Food Network Stars share their sweetest throwback photos with Mom for Mother's Day 

People- May 10, 2018

We asked these culinary gurus to share special dedication to the women who have supported them in and out of the kitchen...

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New Food Halls Make Philadelphia's Dining Scene Even Tastier

VISIT PHILADELPHIA • May 11, 2018

Franklin’s Table Food Hall & The Soon-To-Open Philadelphia Bourse Complement The Region’s Long-Running Markets...

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The Best Places to Eat and Drink Outdoors in Philly
 

Philadelphia Magazine • May 10, 2018

It’s been a long time coming. There have already been a couple of false starts. But with it now actually being May and with at least a few days of warm weather in a row promised to us, we’re ready to call it. It’s patio season.....

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Reservation Guide [Updated]

EATER Philadelphia • May 7, 2018

Restaurateur Michael Schulson, flying high with such hits as Harp & Crown, Independence Beer Garden, and Double Knot, plans to open what he calls a boutique steakhouse on 13th Street, next to Double Knot.....

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Michael Schulson to open steakhouse next to Double Knot

Philadelphia Magazine • May 7, 2018

The Schulson Collective restaurateur will open a boutique steakhouse concept — no name yet — in the former Springboard Media storefront at 116 South 13th Street, between Tredici and Schulson’s Double Knot.....

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Michael Schulson to open steakhouse next to Double Knot

The Inquirer Philadelphia • May 7, 2018

Restaurateur Michael Schulson, flying high with such hits as Harp & Crown, Independence Beer Garden, and Double Knot, plans to open what he calls a boutique steakhouse on 13th Street, next to Double Knot.....

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Osteria Will Take You on a Four-Course Acid Trip

PHILADELPHIA Magazine • May 1, 2018

Jeff Michaud is teaming up with author Michael Harlan Turkell for a four-course celebration of tangy, puckery vinegar on January 25th....

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Eternal Flames: 9 Restaurants for Open Hearth Cooking

Open Table • April 27, 2018

Chefs are returning to their primal roots by cooking over open hearths. The wood-fired infernos allow them to add char and a kiss of smoke on the grill while doing more cooking on the coals below. Celebrate this timeless technique by booking a table at one of these top restaurants for open hearth cooking......

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Where to Eat This Weekend

Philadelphia Magazine • April 27, 2018

Sure, you could just go to the same old place you always go. You could stay on your block, safe and sound, and never try anything new. Or you could take a chance. You could move outside your comfort zone and taste something you’ve never tried before.....

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MEN OF THE MOMENT: 5 MEN SHAPING THE FUTURE OF PHILLY RIGHT NOW

Philadelphia Style • April 12, 2018

Meet five forward-thinking names who are shaping the future of Philadelphia....

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12 New Restaurants In Philly To Check Out Right Now

Philadelphia • April 10, 2018

Spring always arrives with a sense of novelty — warmer weather, beautiful produce and the beginnings of outdoor dining season. (Yes!)...

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Hard to spend your Benjamins at Franklin's Table, Penn's tony new food hall

The Philadelphia Inquirer • Mar 29, 2018

For the last two weeks, Ivy Leaguers have lined up by the hundreds around lunchtime, plastic in hand, for cured salmon tartines, shrimp tempuras and mint chocolate tahina shakes at the newly renovated and rechristened Franklin’s Table food hall across from the University of Pennsylvania.

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New Restaurants Spring Up In Philadelphia

Visit Philadelphia • March 27, 2018

Recent Openings Include A Major Food Hall, Upscale Peruvian Fare, Fried Chicken & More... 

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7 Chefs and Restaurateurs in Philadelphia You Should Know

The Culture Trip • Mar 23, 2018

In recent years, Philadelphia has become home to some of the most well-reviewed and well-regarded restaurants in the country, and that’s thanks entirely to its chefs and restaurateurs, who took this city from cheesesteaks to high cuisine. Here are 7 chefs and restaurateurs in Philadelphia you should know.

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The Bigger-Than-Ever Philly Wine Week Returns March 22-29

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • March 21, 2018

From Thursday, March 22 through Thursday, March 29Philly Wine Weekreturns for its fifth year of presenting vino-centric events at bars and restaurants throughout the city..

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Philly Wine Week 2018: The top 18 events you don’t want to miss

BillyPenn • March 21, 2018

If you want to say your wine tastes “catpissy,” no one will yell at you..

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16 Can’t-Miss Events at Philly Wine Week 2018
 

Philadelphia Magazine • March 20, 2018

Rejoice: Spring is almost here, and Philly Wine Week starts on Thursday. That means hundreds of vino-centric parties, tastings, dinners, happy hours, pairing sessions, and flights — plus even more fun stuff like wine quizzo, bling tastings, and wine pong. Check out our picks for the best of each day of Philly Wine Week 2018 below, from the time the corks pop on March 22nd to the final pours on March 29th, and take a look at events running all week long here.. 

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Where to Eat and Drink During Philly Wine Week

EATER Philadelphia • Mar 19, 2018

The fifth annual Philly Wine Week kicks off March 22 with more than 100 events at 65 bars and restaurants over eight days, proving once again that Philly isn’t a beer city, it’s a drinking city....

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We Ate at Every Restaurant at Franklin's Table

34th Street Magazine • March 18, 2018

Penn students are swarming to the corner of 34th and Walnut in droves—and it’s not because they’re on their way to DRL. Franklin's Table Food Hall is open, and you better be prepared to run into just about everyone you know there. The excitement for the new venue is palpable, and anyone who walks by can clearly see how the modern and sleek yet approachable decor sparks people's curiosity. Through the glass walls, you can see that the space is packed at any time of day. 

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Under New Owners, Osteria Will Close for Three Months

EATER Philadelphia • Mar 14, 2018

Look for Michael Schulson and Jeff Michaud’s restaurant to stop serving around Memorial Day...

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Michael Schulson Announces That He’s Temporarily Closing Osteria This Summer

Philadelphia Magazine • Mar 14, 2018

Schulson and co-owner Jeff Michaud plan to revamp and reopen the concept....

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Let's Eat: Omakase gets rolling; why not half a bell?

TThe Philadelphia Inquirer • Mar 14, 2018

Omakase, that sushi-bar experience in which you place yourself in the hands of the chef, gets the express treatment at a hot new destination on the Penn campus. Also this week, I visit a new BYOB in South Kensington, a cozy sports bar in University City, and a family-friendly Italian spot in Haddonfield. Critic Craig LaBan is here to explain why he does not award half-bells in his reviews. If you need food news...

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Now Open in Philadelphia: Franklin’s Table Food Hall at UPenn

The Town Dish • Mar 13, 2018

University of Pennsylvania students and Philadelphia-area diners are going to be enjoying expanded dining options now that the new food hall, Franklin’s Table, is up and running...

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Penn quietly opens Franklin’s Table food hall

Philadelphia Business Journal • Mar 13, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania's much-anticipated food hall is now open for business, featuring concepts from well-known Philadelphia restaurateurs behind eateries Fork and High Street on Market, Little Baby's Ice Cream, and Zahav and Federal Donuts....

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Now open: Franklin's Table Food Hall at Penn

The Philadelphia Inquirer • March 12, 2018

Penn’s former Moravian Food Court — known for plebeian choices such as Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and A&W — soars higher on the food chain on March 12 with the opening of Franklin’s Table Food Hall at 3401 Walnut St.

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Franklin’s Table: The Ultimate Guide to Philly’s New Food Hall

Eater Philadelphia • March 12, 2018

Franklin’s Table, the highly anticipated new food hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus, opens its doors March 12 with a killer lineup of vendors. It’s located at 3401 Walnut Street and open to the public, though you’ll probably be in line with plenty of students and faculty clamoring for Michael Solomonov’s falafel and milkshakes from Little Baby’s Ice Cream.

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Grand Opening of Food Hall at 34th and Walnut Brings Sushi, Falafel, and More to Campus

34th Street Magazine • March 12, 2018

Franklin’s Table Food Hall, at 3401 Walnut Street, opened its doors on March 12, after months of construction. The food court–style space, which once housed the Moravian Food Court's Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and other establishments, now plays host to some of Philly’s hottest eateries in a fast–causal setting.

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Something fun to do every night during Philly Wine Week

Timeout Philadelphia • Mar 2, 2018

Philadelphia winos, rejoice. Philly Wine Week returns to the City of Brotherly Love with a week’s worth of events catered just to you—from wine tastings and unique food pairings to fun game nights. Taking place in restaurants and some of the best bars in Philadelphia, the weeklong event gives you a chance to taste vino from established and emerging wineries from across the globe—including spots right here in Pennsylvania. We’ve put together a one-stop guide to ten of the best Philly Wine Week events so you’ll have something to keep you busy every night of the eight-day affair....

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THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN PHILLY RIGHT NOW

Thrillist • February 28, 2018

Philly is home to one of the highest concentrations of Italian-Americans in the country, which means we all get to reap the benefits of the city’s heritage when it comes to pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and generously portioned meat and fish entrees (also: wine) in our city's best restaurants. It's nearly impossible to take a walk around Philly without passing at least one (or five) tempting Italian options....

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Philly’s 13 Best Italian Restaurants—From Red-Sauce Joints to Refined Cuisine

Food & Wine • February 26, 2018

Whether you're looking for a low-key bowl of pasta or a multi-course tasting menu, this list has you covered....

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Best Friends: Recipe for Love

Closer Weekly - February 19, 2018

Micheal Schulson, The celebrity chef found the purrfect companion in his sweet resque cat, Santo!.....

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Where to find the most Instagrammable places in Philadelphia

Timeout Philadelphia • February 12, 2018

On first glimpse, we admit, Philly may not win many beauty contests. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find that the City of Brotherly Love is rife with stunning, picture-perfect scenery. Need proof? Check out our list of the most Instagrammable places in Philadelphia. We’ve combed through our Instagram feed to find shots by everday locals who’ve managed to capture the moments that make this city look so damn pretty—whether its magic hour at one of the popular...

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Save the Date: The 5th Annual Philly Wine Week (March 22–29)

The Town Dish • February 08, 2018

Vino, wein, wine … No matter in which language you say it, wine is a universally beloved adult bev. Each year, Philadelphia celebrates wine with the Annual Philly Wine Week. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, March 22, through Thursday, March 29, at a variety of locations downtown. From the Opening Corks party on March 22 to a wine tasting event at Jet Wine Bar on Saturday, March 24, your wine-soaked dreams will become a reality, thanks to this week-long wine extravaganza in Philadelphia.....

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Philly Dines Out: A Mini-Menu Of The Philly Restaurant Scene

University City Review • February 07, 2018

In the coming months, Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari Schulson will introduce an exciting sushi concept to the emerging fast-casual world with DK Sushi, a focused, high-quality spin-off of their lauded sushi bar and izakaya Double Knot, set to open in the University of Pennsylvania’s remodeled food hall at 34th and Walnut streets. Poised to be the first of many from Schulson Collective, the “fine-casual” DK Sushi will be helmed by Double Knot’s well-regarded chef Kevin Yanaga who will create a menu of....

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Where to eat for the Super Bowl parade

Metro • February 07, 2018

Every epic Super Bowl parade needs an after party, right? Head on down to Chinatown’s Yakitori Boy for their victory party. Guests can enjoy $4 Bud Light Lime in addition to a signature Eagles shot for $5. They even have an Eagles roll (tuna tataki, mango & tempura crunch, shrimp & avocado, wasabi mayo, eel sauce) on the menu,...

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Eagles Super Bowl victory parade: Everything we know right now

BillyPenn • February 5, 2018

There’s no question Philadelphia will celebrate the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win in franchise history with a victory parade unlike anything the city has seen. Some have suggested crowds will swell to 2 million people.....

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Double Knot and High Street on Market join Penn Food Hall

The Philadelphia Inquirer• February 02, 2018

Two high-profile restaurant operators will open spin-offs as they join the lineup at Franklin’s Table Food Hall, due to open in mid-March at 34th and Walnut Streets at the University of Pennsylvania.

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UPenn’s Cheffy New Food Hall Is Getting a Double Knot Sushi Bar, Too

Philadelphia Magazine  • February 02, 2018

Double Knot was one of the best projects Michael Schulson was ever involved in. Beautiful, a little bit mysterious, so cool that it seemed almost otherworldly — Double Knot was an all-day cafe that didn’t really look or feel like one, a combination coffee shop, fast-casual lunch spot and killer happy hour joint all sitting atop a basement space where some of my favorite meals of 2016 were served...

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Dinner hosted by Michael Schulson and Chris Cosentino

Gold Coast • February 2, 2018

Thursday, Feb 22, 7 p.m.,Monkitail at The Diplomat Beach Resort,......

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Double Knot spin-off to open at new UPenn food hall

PhillyVoice • February 02, 2018

Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari Schulson are set to open a spin-off of Midtown Village's Double Knot in the University of Pennsylvania’s remodeled food hall at 34th and Walnut streets within the next few months...

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Philly’s 16 Essential Italian Restaurants

EATER Philadelphia • January 25, 2018

In Philly, we eat Italian food. The city is home to a seemingly countless number of red sauce joints, the oldest Italian restaurant and largest open-air market dedicated to Italian food in the country, and Marc Vetri, one of the most respected chefs cooking Italian food this side of the Atlantic. Picking the best Italian restaurants in Philly is a challenge......

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What's Cookin' Today on CRN

What’s Cookin’ Today Show • January 19, 2018

Celebrity Chef and Restauranteur Micheal Schulson-Monkitail in Hollywood, Florida was just named "Best New Restaurant of 2017" by USA Today's Reader's Choice Awards.....

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Chef Michaud and restaurateur Schulson to buy Osteria from Urban Outfitters

The inquirer Philadelphia • January 17, 2018

Chef Jeff Michaud, backed by restaurateur Michael Schulson, is buying Osteria, the destination Italian restaurant that he helped to open just over a decade ago, from Urban Outfitters......

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Sampan owner & Urban Outfitters executive chef to buy Osteria

Philadelphia Business Journal • January 17, 2018

Chef Jeff Michaud, backed by restaurateur Michael Schulson, is buying Osteria, the destination Italian restaurant that he helped to open just over a decade ago, from Urban Outfitters......

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Chefs Jeff Michaud and Michael Schulson Buy Osteria From Urban Outfitters

EATER Philadelphia • January 17, 2018

In December, Marc Vetri left URBN and his restaurants Osteria, Amis, Alla Spina, Pizzeria Vetri, and Bar Amis, which he sold to the retail giant in 2015. And now another chef is saying goodbye — but he’s taking Osteria with him. Jeff Michaud, the James Beard Award-winning chef who’s been with Osteria since the beginning, just bought the restaurant from URBN, with backing from Michael Schulson. Schulson is the chef-owner behind Double Knot, Harp & Crown, Sampan, and the upcoming Giuseppe & Sons......

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Micheal Schulson: A chef with taste & Style

Closer Weekly- December 11, 2017

The celeb restauranteur cooked up a condo as stunning as his eateries... 

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Spend New Year's Eve at the Diplomat Beach Resort

NBC Miami, 6 in the Mix - December 6, 2017

 

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Monkitail is a modern Japanese Hotspot

CBS Miami Taste of the Town - November 30, 2017

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Miami's Best New Restaurants of 2017

Thrillist - November 13, 2017

Well 2017, it's been real. As we head down the homestrech of perhaps the most surreal year any of us can remember, it's time to forget about things like Brickwell avenue becoming the Brickwell River, headlines....

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 Chef Michael Schulson's Tuna Poke

OK! Magazine Features Michael's Tuna Poke

OK! Magazine • October 16, 2017

Among Philadelphia's can't-miss attractions - the Liberty Bell, the Rocky steps at the entrance to the Museum of Art - food lovers would definitely include Michael Schulson's trifecta of celebrity-beloved restaurants: Harp & Crown, Double Knot and Sampan.

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9 Sexiest New Restaurants and Bars in Miami

Zagat - September, 18, 2017

It's not just hot beaches, high temperature and good looking locals that makes Miami one sexy city. It also has one sizzling dining scene. These super sleek interiors and waterfront views may take your breathe away, but so will the top-notch menus ranging from French to Argentinian.....

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Chef Extraordinaire Michela Schulson's LATEST JAPANESE VENTURE

Resident Magazine • September, 2017

Celebrity and famed chef Micheal Schulson introduces his modern Japanese fare at the well established Monkitail Restaurants at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida his seventh restaurants......

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Top Chef 2017, Broward Country

City & Shore • September, 2017

Micheal Schulson, Restaurant : Monktail.....

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No Monkeying Around

Ocean Drive • September, 2017

BELOVED PHILADELPHIA CHEF MICHAEL SCHULSON SHINES WITH HIS NEW JAPANESE RESTAURANT (AND SECRET KARAOKEBAR)MON ITAIL, LOCATED IN HOLLYWOOD’S RECENTLY RENOVATED DIPLOMAT RESORT.

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 Michael Schulson Named Top Chef 2017 of Broward County

Michael Schulson Named Top Chef 2017 of Broward County

City & Shore Magazine • September 2017

How often do you hear a six-year-old rave about duck scrapple? And by rave I mean, "Can we have duck scrapple tonight?" Or, "This past is OK but it's not duck scrapple." Or, "I'm going to die if I don't get duck scrapple!" These statements - and many more - concerning the duck scrapple bao bun dish we ordered at the new Monkitail restaurant have been uttered nearly as often as requests for Pokemon cards at my house these past few months.

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No Monkeying Around : Monkitail Featured in Ocean Drive Magazine

Ocean Drive Magazine • September 2017

Beloved Philadelphia Chef Michael Schulson shines with his new Japanese restaurant (and secret karaoke bar) Monkitail, located in Hollywood's recently renovated Diplomat Resort.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

Venice • Summer, 2017

There’s something in the water in Hollywood Beach. And it’s percolating.

The narrow barrier island sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway is undergoing a metamorphosis that’s hard to ignore. Since the economy bounced back from the 2008 recession, Hollywood Beach ...

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SAVORING SUMMER

South Florida Luxury Guide • Summer 2017

Restaurateur Michael Schulson brings his innovative Japanese fare to Monkitail at the recently revamped Diplomat Beach Resort. The modern menu features an expansive selection of sharable plates, sashimi, sushi, robatayaki and more, along with specialty cocktails and sake. Editor's tip: To fully ...

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 After only four months, Monkitail flirts with excellence

A Beautiful Beginning: After only four months, Monkitail flirts with excellence

Sun Sentinel • August 25, 2017

Monkitail Restaurant opened at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood on April 28, part of the resort's $100 million upgrade. It is a high-end Japanese restaurant from Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson featuring izakaya fare - shareable small plates - and robatayaki, items grilled slowly over charcoal on short wooden skewers.

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A beautiful beginning

South Florida SunSential • August 25, 2017

After only four months, Monktail flirts with excellence.....

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Review: Monkitail at Diplomat Resort in Hollywood is off to a promising start

SouthFlorida.com • August 24, 2017

Monkitail restaurant opened at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood on April 28, part of the resort's $100 million upgrade. It is a hight-end Japanese restaurant from Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson featuring izakaya, shareable small plates, and robatayaki, items grilled slowly on short ...

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MONKITAIL Wins Best Hotel Restaurant of 2017!

USA Today • August 4, 2017

Monkitail debuted in April of 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort and is already one of Hollywood, Florida's buzziest new restaurants. Inspired by a Japanese izakaya, the eatery from Chef Michael Schulson features sushi, sake and sharable small plates, including wasabi ceviche, pastrami bao buns, bacon yakisoba and duck shabu shabu.

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America's Best Hotel Restaurant? Readers say Monkitail!

USA Today • August 4, 2017

Some Amerca's best restaurants helmed by talented and often award winning chefs can be found within hotels and resorts from coast to coast. we asked a panel of hotel and travel experts to nominate their favorite hotel restaurants........

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Celebrity Chef Brings Modern Japanese Fare to Hollywood

Our City Aventura • August 2017

Michael Schulson, celebrity chef and restaurateur, recently added another restaurant toexpand his Schulson Collective portfolio. Schulson’s restaurants span the northern east coast in Philadelphia and New Jersey, but his latest creation is right here in Hollywood at The Diplomat Beach Resort.

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Monkitail

Aventura • August, 2017

The Diplomat beach resort hits another culinary Homerun with this modern spot specializing in Japanese Izakaya abd Sushi....

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WORTH THE DRIVE

EASTERN PROMISES

MIAMI • July/August, 2017

It seems there's something about The Diplomat Beach Resort that keeps attracting top restaurateurs to the property. Earlier this year, Geoffrey Zakarian opened Point Royal on-site. Now, chef and owner  Michael Schulson is ...

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How to grill with skewers, from chicken to scallops to steak

NBC, TODAY - July 21, 2017

Chef Micheal Schulson of Monkitail in Hollywood, Florida, is one of the TODAY plaza to demonstrate how skewers can be fast and fun way to amke delicious summer barbecue dishes using..... 

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Monkitail: Modern Japanese Cuisine Comes to Hollywood

Miami Food Pug • July 11, 2017

When we used to think of Hollywood, great food was one of the last things that came to mind. It wasn't until we stumbled upon The Diplomat Beach Resort earlier this year that our mentality changed. The sprawling property is a quality during ...

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Celebrity Chef Brings Modern Japanese Fare to Hollywood

Our City Hollywood • July 2017

Michael Schulson, celebrity chef and restaurateur, recently added another restaurant toexpand his Schulson Collective portfolio. Schulson’s restaurants span the northern east coast in Philadelphia and New Jersey, but his latest creation is right here in Hollywood at The Diplomat Beach Resort.

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VIDEO : How to grill with skewers, from chicken to scallops to steak

The TODAY Show • July 21, 2017

Chef Michael Schulson of Monkitail in Hollywood, Florida, is on the TODAY plaza to demonstrate how skewers can be a fast and fun way to make delicious summer barbecue dishes using everything from chicken to scallops to steak. He also shows how to make an easy yakitori sauce.

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WHAT $100 MILLION CAN DO: DIPLOMAT BEACH RESORT'S HOLLYWOOD FACELIFT 

Indugle • July 19, 2017

At the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, everything old is new again.

Relive your Atari glory days with an old-school arcade machine loaded with 60 classic video games (space Invaders, anyone?), be a pinball wizard, no coins ...

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A twist on a Japanese gastropub

Sun Sentinel • July 5, 2017

Monkitail 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-602-8755, Monkitail.com

Celebrity chef and Philadelphia-based restaurateur Michael Schulson has un- veiled his latest izakaya concept — a mod- ern twist on a Japanese gastropub with small plates and sushi — as part of the Diplomat Resort & Spa’s $100 million ...

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Diplomat Resort opens Monkitail, a Japanese gastropub from celebrity chef Michael Schulson 

SouthFlorida.com • June 30, 2017

The new Monkitail in Hollywood serves Kumamoto oysters with yuzu and basil seeds as a specialty sashimi.

Celebrity chef and Philadelphia-based restaurateur Michael Schulson has unveiled his lates izakaya concept, a modern twist on a Japanese gastropub with small plates and sushi ...

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Spot light shines on Monkitail Restaurant 

NBC Miami 6 • June 26, 2017

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Is the best modern Japanese spot in South Florida in Hollywood?

Miami.com • June 15, 2017

The who: Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson brings his modern Japanese fare to Hollywood, Florida with the opening of Monkitail, a contemporary izakaya.

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The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale Right Now, Summer 2017

Eater • June 12, 2017

5 Monkitail

The izakaya-style eatery from  seMichael Schulson serves up a variety of sushi, small Japanese bites and inventive cocktails in a dimly-lit -- and completely date worthy ...

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Monkitail at the Diplomat Offers an Array of Inspired Dishes and a Secret Lounge

Miami New Times • June 9, 2017

Now Michael Schulson has opened Monkitail at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. As owner of the Schulson Collective of restaurants along with wife Nina, the chef owns and operates several establishments ... 

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Hottest restaurants in Miami

Zagat • June 5, 2017

From new launches by big-name chefs to adventurous upstairs, here are the hottest restaurants in Miami right now. It's one heck of a culinary  to-do list. so clear....

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Monkitail by Michael Schulson Opens at The Diplomat Beach Resort

MIAbites • May 31, 2017

After an extensive expansion and multi-million dollar renovation, The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood has become a foodie destination with various outlets spearheaded by nationally recognized chefs.

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OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE'S MAY/JUNE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE "THE LIST" EVENT

Ocean Drive • May 18, 2017

Ocean Drive celebrated their May/June 2017 Women of influence edition of "THE LIST" at Monkitail - celebrity chef Michael Schulson's newest restaurant concept located at The Diplomat Beach Resort - on May 18, 2017. 150 VIP tastemakers and luminaries ...

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April 2017's Broward and Palm Beach Restaurant Opening and Closings

Miami New Times • May 2, 2017

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers - and in South Florida, a few more restaurants and bars too.

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Double Knot Featured in Food & Wine Trendspotting

Food & Wine • May 2017

By day, this sprawling Philly duplex slings coffee, rice bowls and banh mi. But come nighttime, chefs Michael Schulson and Kevin Yanaga turn the basement into a boisterous drinking den with deliciously inauthentic snacks like tempura-style cheese curds and duck-scrapple-stuffed buns.

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A Sneak Peak Into Michael Schulson's Monkitail, opening Friday at the Diplomat

Miami New Times • April 27, 2017

Monkitail, created by Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson, opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, April 28. The eatery's debut brings a contemporary izakaya - or Japanese gastropub - with sharable small plates and sushi, as well as an array of specialty cocktails ...

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Recreate the Look of Philadelphia’s Harp & Crown at Home

Domino Magazine • February 28, 2017

When Michael Schulson and his wife Nina Tinari-Schulson first stepped inside what would become Harp & Crown, it was a gutted, cavernous expanse that that once housed a Gap Outlet. “It’s not often you see a beautiful, open space with towering, 24 foot ceilings in Center City Philadelphia,” Schulson recalls. “It was love at first sight.” The husband and wife duo behind some of Philadelphia’s most noteworthy restaurants lovingly transformed the vast space into a warm and welcoming American tavern-inspired restaurant—a fitting concept for a city steeped in history. The name itself is a nod to one of Philadelphia’s original taverns dating back to the 19th Century.

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There's an Ultra High-End Cocktail Bar Hidden in a Philadelphia Bowling Alley

Maxim • January 17, 2017

Drinking and bowling go together like—actually, there might not be any better pairing than getting sloshed and heaving heavy balls. The typical offering at the local bowling alley, however, is pitcher after pitcher of watery, lukewarm beer. That’s why the top-notch cocktail bar/bowling alley Elbow Lane in Philly caught our attention.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make a Japanese-Inspired Grapefruit Cocktail in Two Steps

EATER Philadelphia • April 25, 2016

Coffee shop by day, izakaya by night is the name of the game at Philly's newly christened Double Knot—where cherry cream cheese pop-tarts and chocolate covered strawberry donuts turn over to edamame dumplings and pastrami bao, plus Japanese-accented cocktails to match. Below, the restaurant offers up a super simple Asian twist on a greyhound cocktail.

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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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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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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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YOUR 2016 RESTAURANT BUCKET LIST

Philadelphia Style • December 25, 2015

Late 2015 into early 2016 is going to be a whirlwind not only of holiday activity, but also of new restaurant openings. We’re asking Santa for gift cards to these local charmers...

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20 Amazing New Restaurants Coming To Philly’s Dining Scene In 2016

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia• December 23, 2015

2015 was a banner year for Philly restaurants, with new chefs coming to prominence and familiar names debuting fresh concepts. And celebrity toques from other cities continued to get in on the act by opening up Philadelphia outposts.

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Hot Philly Trend: 8 places that serve coffee by day and drinks at night

 BillyPenn• November 15, 2015

Philadelphia is full of spots to cop a cuppa in the AM and swing back through for happy hour later...

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The Most Anticipated Philadelphia Restaurant Openings, Fall 2015

 EATER Magazine• August 26, 2015

As the sleepy summer season winds down, restaurant openings are already kicking into high gear in Philly. A couple of high-profile newcomers — Nicole Marquis' Bar Bombon and Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran's Bud and Marilyn's — are officially out of the gates, and the pace of openings will only pick up as we head into fall

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Roundup: 25+ Brand-New And Coming-Soon Restaurants In Philadelphia This Fall

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia• August 22, 2015

The dog days of summer haven’t curbed the heat coming off the Philadelphia restaurant scene — and the advent of fall won’t cool things down either...

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Surfer, accountant, investment banker: The surprising pre-kitchen careers of 9 top Philly chefs

BillyPenn • July 11, 2015

The Philly restaurant scene is on the rise, and the city is brimming with acclaimed chefs. What were these local stars doing before they got into the culinary world? We took a look at the pre-kitchen careers (and throwback photos) of nine well-known Philadelphia restaurateurs.

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Elixr coffee joining Double Knot project in Wash West

The Inquirer Philadelphia  • March 16, 2015

Elixr Coffee Roasters has signed on to handle the coffee at Double Knot - Michael Schulson's forthcoming coffee/curio shop-slash-Japanese izakaya planned for 120 S. 13th St., next to his Sampan...

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4 of Philadelphia's Must-Try New Restaurants

Where Traveler • February 10, 2015

DanDan, Double Knot, Hungry Pigeon, and Stargazy are all celebrating their highly anticipated grand openings...

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Schulson opening Double Knot: Coffee and Japanese

The Inquirer Philadelphia • January 7, 2015

Michael Schulson is expanding his holdings on 13th Street south of Sansom Street.In December 2009, he opened Sampan, a modern Asian small-plater, at 124 S. 13th St.; he followed that up the following spring with Graffiti Bar in the back alley.

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FRANKLIN’S TABLE FOOD HALL IS BRINGING A VARIETY OF HEALTHY EATS TO PENN’S CAMPUS

Fitt Philadelphia • 

For many coeds, college is a period defined by greasy late night pizza, microwaved ramen, and fried everything from the dining hall. But since Philly has become a foodie’s paradise, the University of Pennsylvania has decided to step up their meal plan game with Franklin’s Table Food 

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