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It’s a Solomonov Takeover at the Center City Whole Foods

Earlier this week, word got out that Cheu Noodle Bar and Wiz Kid were bowing out of their Whole Foods food stall arrangement otherwise known as “Restaurant […]

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Federal Donuts Is Throwing a Block Party on Sansom Street This Weekend

Federal Donuts: The Partially True Spectacular Story — “a love letter to the donut people of America” — dropped this past week. And to celebrate the […]

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Zahav Agrees to Pay Servers $230,000 in Class-Action Suit

UPDATE: A 20-year Philly restaurant veteran has responded to the Zahav lawsuit. Click here to read the response. In December, former Zahav server Tanya Peters […]

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Hear Some of Philly’s Top Restaurateurs and Urban Farmers Talk Food Justice

Urban farmers and activists and restaurant leaders like Steve Cook and South Philly Barbacoa’s Ben Miller are coming together next week to address pressing social […]

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Food & Wine Names Rooster Soup Company One of Its Restaurants of the Year

Rooster Soup Company, the buzzy-as-hell luncheonette-style restaurant that donates all net profits to Broad Street Ministry’s radical hospitality program, has garnered yet more praise from […]

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Dizengoff Heads for Miami’s Hippest Neighborhood

Famed fast-casual hummusiya Dizengoff is expanding yet again. Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook’s choice for their next outpost? Sunny Miami.

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Rooster Soup Company Makes Some Tweaks

Center City’s darling new give-back diner, Rooster Soup Company, caught some national attention last week after GQ named it one of the ten best new restaurants […]

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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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ThinkFest: Fried Chicken And Kale Smoothies

Today at Thinkfest, we put Nicole Marquis (HipCityVeg), Justin Rosenberg (Honeygrow) and Steve Cook (Federal Donuts, Dizengoff)–three of the most successful fast-casual operators in the […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Why Philly Chefs Keep Opening Fast-Casual Restaurants

“If I had a nickel for every time I heard the expression ‘I’m going to be the Chipotle of blank,’ I’d be rich,” says Steve […]

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The Menu at Abe Fisher

Michael Solomonov’s Abe Fisher will be opening on Tuesday, September 2nd. Co-owner Steven Cook says “everything from Montreal-style smoked meat and Ukrainian borscht to the American Jewish tradition […]