Schulson Collective - In The Press - News About Michael Schulson

Discover the latest news about Michael Schulson and his wife, Nina Tinari, owners of the Schulson Collective. The chef, his culinary team and restaurants appear in various Philadelphia and South Florida newspaper, magazine and online publications.



By Antonia DePace | September 25, 2019 | Food & Drink

Three Philadelphia notables share their favorite restaurants for hosting clients and entertaining friends…..


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Chefs Reveal the 14 Unexpected Items That Taste Better Refrigerated

By Clarissa Buch • September 12, 2019

“They tend to be a little harder and less chewy that way. In my home, we put ours in the draw as we buy them by the five-pound bag since my wife is obsessed.” – Michael Schulson,.….



These Are the Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Philly This Fall (and Beyond)

Philadelphia Magazine • September 4, 2019

It happens as soon as you feel the first fall leaves crunching under your feet, that first nip of autumn in the air: new restaurants, some long-anticipated and long-delayed, cross the finish line...….




By Carissa Dunlap • June 18, 2019

Heads up, sushi lovers. It’s International Sushi Day on June 18 (I know right—who knew?!), and whether you’re looking for some simple sashimi or a gussied-up roll with shrimp tempura inside, you’ll find oodles of popular eateries in Philly to feast on this Japanese dish in celebration. Here, seven of our favorites to try...….


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What Does a Chef-and-Restaurateur Couple's Kitchen Look Like?

By Hadley Keller • June 13, 2019

Nina Tinari and Michael Schulson know a successful kitchen—after all, they run several of them. Michael, a chef, has overseen the Philadelphia-based Schulson Collective of restaurants since opening his first, Izakaya, at the Borgata Resort in Atlantic City..….



Michael Schulson and Jeff Michaud Team Up For an Italian Restaurant Just Off Rittenhouse Square

By Rachel Vigoda • June 3, 2019

Prolific restaurateur and chef Michael Schulson plans to be running 14 restaurants by the end of this year, and more details on his next one have just been revealed. On the horizon is Via Locusta, an Italian eatery right off Rittenhouse Square. Even more interesting: It’s a collaboration with chef Jeff Michaud. Schulson and Michaud own Osteria, the former Marc Vetri venue.



Michael Schulson Wants to Make Diners Feel Like Movie Stars

By Sarah Maiellano • May 15, 2019

With two splashy recent openings and several more planned, the Schulson Collective’s restaurant empire is growing fast.

Back in 2008, Michael Schulson didn’t have any restaurants in Philadelphia. After cooking at Le Bec-Fin, Stephen Starr’s Buddakan in New York City, and restaurants in Tokyo, he dabbled in celebrity cheffing on TV and opened sleek Japanese restaurant Izakaya in an Atlantic City casino. Then he came back to Philly, and over the last decade has been a major part of the buzz surrounding this city’s restaurant scene.


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Michael Schulson Q&A

By Total Food Service • May 1, 2019

Total Food Service is always on the lookout for interesting stories that define the Metro New York restaurant industry. A key to that strategy is identifying who is “next”. After all, our mission is to provide our readers with the latest news on all the happenings within the industry, in addition to profiling prominent figures.

One such figure is Michael Schulson, a celebrity chef and successful restaurateur...



Beer gardens in Philly: A 2019 guide to the city’s outdoor spaces for drinking and fun

By PHILLY BEER • April 23, 2019

Independence Beer Garden Opening date: April 25

Michael Schulson’s al fresco spot across from the Liberty Bell has turned into one of the city’s most popular gardens, with a mixed draw of both tourists and nine-to-fivers to its multiple bars and park-like seating. There’s cornhole tournaments this year too…



Independence Beer Garden returns for fifth season

By SINEAD CUMMINGS • April 22, 2019

The outdoor drinking spot by Independence Hall has a new food menu for 2019

Soon, you'll be able to grab a drink by Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, when Schulson Collective's Independence Beer Garden re-opens for the spring and summer months on Thursday.

The large beer garden, filled with twinkling lights and greenery, features draft and canned beer, as well as wine and creative cocktails, like the Gin Jawn, Rose Garden and Down the Shore.



Prost! The season of Philly beer gardens begins

By RACHEL KURLAND • April 16, 2019

Overlooking our nation's historic landmarks is a Center City hotspot: Independence Beer Garden, which opens April 25. 

With a dozens brews on draft and other lagers on the menu, you can't go wrong with a beer and a round of cornhole. It also serves Philly-centric cocktails like Gin Jawn, 6th Street Spritz and Old City Sol...



New Steakhouse in Center City | Let’s Eat

By Michael Klein • March 27, 2019

Michael Schulson, who has been on a tear of late with splashy restaurants, just rolled out a steakhouse. What's he thinking? Also this week, our stops include a Central American BYOB in South Philly and a microbrewery with a quirky back story in Glenside. Not to be outdone, editor Alison Smith heads to the inviting Malvern Buttery for brunch.



Alpen Rose, Michael Schulson’s Swank New Steakhouse, Is Ready to Open

By Rachel Vigoda • March 20, 2019

Michael Schulson, the chef and restaurateur with several Philly hot spots to his name, is about to debut his latest high-style creation, Alpen Rose. The upscale steakhouse on 13th Street in Midtown Village/the Gayborhood opens Wednesday, March 27.

Schulson and his wife, Nina Tinari, who together run the Schulson Collective, are going for an old world vibe at the new restaurant, located on the same block as their Double Knot and Sampan.



Alpen Rose, Schulson’s New Steakhouse, Is About to Open in Midtown Village

By ALEXANDRA JONES • March 20, 2019

We first told you about Alpen Rose, the new Midtown Village concept from Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari, all the way back in May of last year. Now, the restaurant at 116 South 13th Street has an opening date.

Alpen Rose, an homage to old-school steakhouses, will begin service on Wednesday, March 27th. It’s also a throwback to Schulson’s childhood: growing up, he learned to cut meat while working behind the counter at his grandfather’s Bronx butcher shop.



Michael Schulson goes the steakhouse route with Alpen Rose on 13th Street

By Michael Klein • March 20, 2019

After a string of big, splashy restaurants, Michael Schulson is going much, much smaller with a steakhouse called Alpen Rose, opening March 27 at 116 S. 13th St. It’s taken over the former video store and computer-repair shop on 13th Street south of Sansom, thus creating a true Schulson collective of three restaurants, including Sampan/Graffiti Bar and Double Knot.



Dining Is Now About Experience Over Food, Says Chef Michael Schulson

By Spencer Feingold • March 13, 2019

Celebrity chef Michael Schulson says experience is now the most important part of dining ー even more so than the food. “Millennials all want an experience, everything has to be experiential,” Schulson told Cheddar on Wednesday. “Food just isn't good enough anymore.”



Philly chef Michael Schulson to open two restaurants on Camden waterfront

By PHILLYVOICE STAFF • March 13, 2019

Celebrated chef Michael Schulson will open two new restaurants on the Camden waterfront in the fall of 2019.
The Philadelphia restaurateur will reveal the dining concepts in the coming months, it was announced Thursday.

The Schulson Collective will develop and manage the restaurants as part of the development of the corporate headquarters for NFI, Conner Strong & Buckelew and The Michaels Organization and the first new market-rate residential development in decades.



The best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend

By Metro News • March 6, 2019

Philadelphia is home to plenty of amazing restaurants, bars and hotspots that have their own unique take on the culinary world. Discovering all of the best spots in the city is not the easiest feat, but we have some insight that may help you find your new favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Here are the best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend.



13 Places to Get Great Chicken Parm in Philadelphia

Philadelphia News • March 5, 2019

Whether served over spaghetti or sandwiched in a crusty hoagie roll, this crispy, saucy Italian delicacy is one of our favorites. Here's where to find it in Philly.



Alpen Rose

EATER Philadelphia • March 5, 2019

Location: 116 S. 13th Street, Midtown Village/Gayborhood

Key Players: Michael Schulson, Nina Tinari, Leo Forneas

The Situation: The newest project from the Schulson Collective, led by Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari, is Alpen Rose, a sophisticated steakhouse on 13th Street next to sister spots Double Knot and Sampan. Working with culinary director Leo Forneas, Schulson and Tinari are going for a classic vibe at the 40-seat restaurant. Look for wooden wall paneling lined with photos and books, chandeliers, and a wood-burning grill and hearth.



Schulson Collective offers free lunch to furloughed government employees

By Michael Klein,  January 25, 2019

Ten Stephen Starr-owned restaurants in Philadelphia and two in New York City have joined chef Jose Andres' #ChefsForFeds initiative, which is offering free meals to furloughed federal workers.

Starting Monday, Jan. 28, the restaurants (list below) will offer preset dishes to workers showing current ID. With the government returning at least temporarily, Starr will extend the offer through Friday, Feb. 1.

Dozens of restaurants in the Philadelphia area began their own giveaways last week to help ease the workers' financial sting.



Happy-hour pick: Double Knot

By Michael Klein,  January 14, 2019

Many happy hour food menus seem like afterthoughts, perhaps a few appetizers to pair with the drinks. Not so at Michael Schulson’s all-day cafe/izakaya in Washington Square West.

Because it’s next to his Sampan and above DK’s dinner-only izakaya, the menu at the bar is studded with all kinds of Asian bites.


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Chef Michael Schulson on Cooking up a Career as a Restaurateur

by USA Today,  December 18, 2018

The celebrity chef offers his wisdom to those who are navigating the business world as chef-entrepreneurs.

You grew up on Long Island and then moved to Philadelphia. What was it that attracted you to cooking, and Japanese cuisine in particular?



OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: The 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018

Open Table - December 05, 2018

Today, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), revealed the 100 Best Restaurantsin America 2018according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year's most beloved dining spots culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

From foodie-favorites with world-renowned chefs to breakthrough hidden gems, the list showcases the platform's comprehensive network of dining options for every occasion across the country.



Philly’s 2018 Eater Award Winners

EATER Phildelphia - December 05, 2018

After a week of intense voting, today we announce the editors’ and readers’ choice winners of the ninth annual Eater Awards, celebrating the chefs, restaurants, and restaurateurs that made the biggest impact on all 24 Eater cities over the past 12 months.

Thank you to everyone who voted last week, and congratulations to the winners.



Underground at Giuseppe & Sons, Center City’s Transportive New Italian Restaurant

EATER Phildelphia - November 26, 2018

Michael Schulson is going big with Giuseppe & Sons, the Center City destination the chef and restaurateur is opening with wife Nina Tinari and members of the Termini family, famed for their 100-year-old South Philly bakery. The restaurant, which pulls from the Italian-American cuisine South Philly is known for, is set in a massive, bi-level space offering two very different experiences upstairs and down. It opens Tuesday.....



Giuseppe & Sons: South Philly Italian comes to Rittenhouse

The Inquirer Phildelphia - November 24, 2018

Traditional South Philly Italian cooking lands in Rittenhouse starting Tuesday, Nov. 27 with the opening of Giuseppe & Sons (1523 Sansom St.), a joint project by Michael Schulson and his wife, Nina Tinari, along with the Termini Bros. pastry family......



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Shining a spotlight on celebrities and athletes who love to travel. Created and developed by Stacy Steponate Greenberg.

Cheesesteaks. Tasty Cakes. The Liberty Bell. The Rocky Steps. The city of Brotherly Love is a destination not to be missed and neither are the many Philadelphia restaurants from Chef Michael Schulson. As Founder & CEO of Schulson Collective, Chef Michael Schulson has nine restaurants on the East Coast. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Schulson worked…..



The best restaurants in Philadelphia

CNN Travel - September 26, 2018

(CNN) — From red gravy Italian BYOBs, Vietnamese pho shops and award-winning cheesesteak stands to a multicourse chef's tasting menu primarily made with vegetables, you'll find it here in Philadelphia.

You could spend years exploring the restaurants when you travel to this city. But if your visit is short, start with one of these 15 spots to get a true taste of Philly…..



Celebrity Restaurant Sightings: See the Hot Spots Where the Stars Are Dining

People - September 19, 2018

After his concert on Saturday night, the rapper hung out at the restaurant’s speakeasy bowling lanes with NBA player Ben Simmons, rapper Meek Mills and Migos. “It looked like the guys were out for a fun boys night — they were eating and drinking a ton,” an insider says. The group indulged in premium 1942 tequila, macaroni and cheese, pizza and meatballs.....



At Giuseppe & Sons, the challenge: Bringing South Philly to Center City

The Inquirer Philadelphia - August 23, 2018

On Monday, they pretty much nailed the tomato panzanella salad, the flounder française, and the cacio e pepe. Maybe more black pepper in the cacio e pepe.....



Ten years after opening, Izakaya remains top of its game

Atlantic City Weekly - August 1, 2018

When most people look back at what they accomplished in 10 years, they would be hard-pressed to top Michael Schulson....



Michael Schulson sets sights on Rittenhouse Square with new restaurant

Philly Voice - June 11, 2018

There 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



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....


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.



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.



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...


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,...



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......



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....


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...



New Food Halls Make Philadelphia's Dining Scene Even Tastier


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


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.....



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.....


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.....



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.....



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....



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......



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.....



Philadelphia Style • April 12, 2018

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



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!)...



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.



New Restaurants Spring Up In Philadelphia

Visit Philadelphia • March 27, 2018

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


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.



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..


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..



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.. 


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....


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. 



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...



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....


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...



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...



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....



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.



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.



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.



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....




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....



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....


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!.....



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...



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.....


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....


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,...


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.....


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.



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...


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,......


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...



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.

Celebrity and famed chef Micheal Schulson brings his modern Japanese fare to Hollywood, Florida with the opening of Monkitail his seventh restaurant.



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......



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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