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Camille Cogswell Has Been Let Go From K’Far and Zahav

Camille Cogswell has been let go from CookNSolo, she confirmed in an interview with Philly Mag. The James Beard award-winning chef has been with CookNSolo […]

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Camille Cogswell Named One of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs

For the first time in far too long, a Philly chef has been named to Food & Wine magazine’s list of Best New Chefs. Camille […]

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Go Get a Reservation at Laser Wolf While You Still Can

Starting today, February 4th, Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook‘s new restaurants, Laser Wolf, is taking reservations. The restaurant, which is CookNSolo’s first in Fishtown, is […]

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Night and Day: K’Far Cafe Reviewed

K’Far has New Restaurant Gravity right now. It’s got pull like a bright and massive star in the middle of Rittenhouse. And of course it […]

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Dizengoff Makes University City Debut With an All-New Dessert

As the culinary director of CookNSolo, Caitlin McMillan works mostly behind the scenes, cooking up ideas like Goldie’s tehina milkshake, one of the best afternoon […]

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Michael Solomonov’s New Midtown Village Restaurant Is a Celebration of Israeli Street Food

Michael Solomonov is on a mission to get Philadelphians to eat hummus for breakfast. At CookNSolo‘s new spot, Merkaz, diners can tuck in to a morning bowl […]

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University City Gets Its Very Own Dizengoff

Penn students might just be the best-fed college students in the country. Later this fall, CookNSolo (Zahav, K’Far) will add an outlet of their Dizengoff concept to the […]

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First Look: K’Far, CookNSolo’s Bakery and All-Day Cafe in Rittenhouse

K’Far, Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s long-awaited cafe and bakery, has an opening date. The 76-seat all-day restaurant, helmed by executive chef Camille Cogswell, will open […]

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The Rooster, CookNSolo’s Mission-Driven Restaurant, Is Closing

When Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook debuted the Rooster, then known as Rooster Soup Co., in 2017, they were doing something that hadn’t been done before: opening […]

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Behold, Wawa and the Rooster’s Collaborative Meatball Hoagie

Philly’s hometown convenience store and two of its best-known chefs are teaming up for a good cause. Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook have collaborated with Wawa on a new, […]

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James Beard Winner Camille Cogswell Will Head Up K’Far, CookNSolo’s Rittenhouse Cafe

Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s upcoming all-day cafe in the Harper now has a name, a chef, and a tentative opening date. James Beard Award winner Camille […]

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How to Pivot a Restaurant Concept in Philly’s Cutthroat Dining Scene

Restaurants can close for so many reasons. Mismanagement. Bad ideas. Landlords jacking up rents and cutting into already razor-thin margins. Unforeseen issues out of owners’ control, […]

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Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook Plan an All-Day Cafe for Rittenhouse

Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook have inked a deal to bring a new all-day cafe in one of Rittenhouse’s new luxury mixed-use developments. They’ll open the as-yet-unnamed […]

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Check Out South Street’s Brand New Federal Donuts

Federal Donuts is opening a spacious new location at 6th and South Streets tomorrow, and they’re kicking things off with a great opening-day deal on their sweet […]

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Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook May Be Opening a “Zahav-Like” Restaurant in Kensington

It appears as though Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook are expanding their empire into Kensington. The CookNSolo business partners may be planning to bring a new concept to 1301 […]