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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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