The Foobooz Weekly Digest

Michael Solomonov's new restaurant, an adorable video from Palizzi Social Club, and a fun tiki event to bring you through this warm, wet winter.

Laser Wolf’s ice cream sundae | Photo by Michael Persico

Good morning and welcome to the Foobooz Weekly Digest, where we catch up on the previous week’s restaurant news and make sure you know everything that’s going on in Philadelphia’s world of food and drink.


The biggest news last week was that Michael Solomonov’s new restaurant Laser Wolf opened in Fishtown. It seems pretty dope: the menu is formatted for a super-streamlined tasting menu experience that can run anywhere from $20 to $120. There are also some very excellent-looking soft serve ice cream sundaes involved.

We watched the Philly episode of No Passport Required and we thought it was kind of … a bummer.

We also published our list of everything you should eat this month in order to keep up with Philly ever-changing, constantly-evolving food scene.

Philip Korshak, also known as South Philly’s Secret Bagel Man is opening a brick-and-mortar, and we couldn’t be happier. Or hungrier.

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Human Robot Brewery opened in Kensington, and you can get cheese fries and a breakfast sandwich to go with that hazy IPA.

Happening This Week

On Monday, February 10th, Southwark will hold their annual tiki and tacos event. There will be a suckling pig and plenty of tiki cocktails. No tickets required.

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Devil’s Den is hosting Galentine’s Giggles on Thursday, February 13th. In addition to bar specials, they’ll have live comedy sets from notable comedians such as Oprah Keys (Philly’s Phunniest Semifinalist), Betty Smithsonian (Punch Line Philly), Nicole Phoenix (Broadway Comedy Club), and host Alyssa Al-Dookhi (HBO’s Women in Comedy Festival).

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Off Foobooz

Palizzi Social Club is celebrating its 103rd birthday with this very fun video produced by Joey Baldino himself.

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Former Foobooz writer Alexandra Jones wrote an article for the Inquirer about Philly’s bagel renaissance.

This week on Eater’s podcast, a discussion of how protests and coronavirus are impacting the Hong Kong restaurant scene.