Michael Solomonov

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Michael Solomonov’s Got His Very Own Sweetgreen Salad

Look at Sweetgreen, so crafty with ways to make their product — the lowly salad — one of the most exciting foods money can buy. Besides appealing to youngins […]

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Philly’s Biggest Chef Opens His Secret Falafel Shop Today in Center City

Michael Solomonov is making moves in 2017. He and his partner Steve Cook just opened an impressively charitable luncheonette in Center City called Rooster Soup Co., last […]

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Watch Michael Solomonov Search for Israeli Cuisine on the Big Screen

Nationally speaking, Michael Solomonov is the current face of Philly food. He’s our chef. The one who got so big, he was capable of turning the country’s […]

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James Beard Finally Acknowledges Philly’s Little Guys (and Gals) for its 2017 Semifinalists List

This story has been updated. The almighty James Beard Awards Committee rarely ever left its comfort-zone when it came down to Philadelphia restaurants. Year after year, it […]

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Michael Solomonov Is Cooking Cheesesteaks At Pat’s

You may not agree that Pat’s King of Steaks has the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia, but you do have to concede that chef Michael Solomonov’s […]

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Sylva Senat to Compete on Top Chef

Top Chef is back for a 14th season and the still-popular Bravo show has plucked another Philadelphia-based chef to compete. Sylva Senat, who came up with Dos Tacos […]

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Breakfast for Dinner at Dizengoff

The answer to the insipid interview question: “If you had the opportunity to invite anyone to dinner, who would it be and why?” has always […]

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Spice Dinner at Abe Fisher

Just over two years ago, Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov invited New York “spice whisperer,” Lior Lev Sercarsz to come down to Philadelphia to collaborate […]

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Zahav Wins Book Of The Year At James Beard Awards

Know what that is right there? That’s what victory looks like. A double victory, actually, as Michael Solomonov’s book Zahav: A World Of Israeli Cooking […]

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Michael Solomonov Is a James Beard Finalist for Outstanding Chef

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its 2016 awards. Zahav chef and owner Michael Solomonov is a finalist for Outstanding Chef and his cookbook, […]

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Dizengoff NYC Named One of the World’s Most Exciting Restaurant Openings

Bloomberg Business named Dizengoff’s opening in New York’s Chelsea Market as one of the 26 most exciting restaurant openings in the world this spring. The first […]

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The Return of Zahav’s Lamb Shack

Michael Solomonov‘s Israeli restaurant Zahav is bringing their “Lamb Shack” back for a second run—the event was so popular last year that they’re doing it […]

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Rooster Soup Company in the Wall Street Journal

It’s nice to see that the Wall Street Journal has discovered Philadelphia’s dining scene. Just a month after featuring Kensington Quarters, the paper is back […]

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CooknSolo Opening a Dizengoff in New York

This weekend a tipster alerted Eater NY to a permit for a Dizengoff in New York’s Chelsea Market. CooknSolo principal Steve Cook acknowledged to Michael Klein on Sunday […]

From left: Avi Golen and Chef Michael Solomonov
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Feastival Patron Party

On Monday night at Twenty Manning, a sponsor party was held to announce the details of the 2015 Audi FEASTIVAL, which will take place on […]