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Michael Schulson

City Life

Q&A: Michael Schulson on $5,000 Dinners and 95-Cent Pizza Slices

My full name is … Michael Jeffrey Schulson. Everybody in my family has a “J” name — my father, my brother, my boys. I grew […]


How Does a Restaurant Like This Happen in 2020?

There was so much intentionality, there were so many decisions made, in the weeks and days leading up to the launch of Char Kol, Michael […]


Eat Korean BBQ Outside at the Schulson Collective’s New Pop-Up Concept

Instead of turning their Sansom Street restaurants Harp & Crown and Giuseppe & Sons into smaller, “streetery” versions of themselves, Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari […]


“I Don’t Know If I’ll Ever Reopen My Restaurants”

In the days after March 16th, as the reality of coronavirus began to hit Philadelphia in earnest, Tyler Akin of Stock and Res Ipsa connected with […]


Via Locusta Is a Great Pasta Restaurant in an Already Great Pasta Town

Sitting at the bar at Via Locusta on a Wednesday night, I feel like I could be eating dinner anywhere. There was no hidden door […]


You Can Eat Pasta With Your Hands at Via Locusta

On Tuesday, December 17th, Via Locusta, the pasta-focused spot in Rittenhouse from Michael Schulson, Nina Tinari and Jeff Michaud will open. The chef, Ed Pinello, […]


Through the Locked Door: Alpen Rose Reviewed

The door at Alpen Rose is locked. There’s a bell. You ring it, and one of the panels opens, a friendly face on the other […]

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Jeff Michaud and Michael Schulson Are Opening a Pasta Restaurant in Rittenhouse

Chef Jeff Michaud and restaurateur Michael Schulson partnered up to save Osteria from the Urban Outfitters chopping block back a year and a half ago, refreshing […]


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

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 […]

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Michael Schulson to Open Two Restaurants in Camden

Michael Schulson is expanding his empire across the Delaware River. The Schulson Collective restaurateur will open two concepts in Camden’s new mixed-use waterfront development. The city’s first […]


The Good-Time Machine: Giuseppe & Sons Reviewed

There’s a moment at Giuseppe & Sons, the new art installation from the Schulson Collective, that’s pure magic. If you’ve been there—which is likely, judging […]

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Giuseppe & Sons Debuts With Veal Parm, Broccoli Rabe, and Red Gravy Classics in Center City

Giuseppe & Sons, the massive double-decker concept from Michael Schulson, his wife Nina Tinari, and the Termini family, opens today in all its red gravy glory. Like many […]


Michael Schulson on Stephen Starr, Yelp, and Why Good Help Is Hard to Find

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. Click here for the full archive. […]


Osteria Probably Isn’t Closing for Renovations After All

Back in March, Michael Schulson, now co-owner of Osteria with founding chef Jeff Michaud, announced that he’d temporarily close the North Broad Street spot this summer for an […]


Michael Schulson Is Bringing a Steakhouse to Midtown Village

Michael Schulson is expanding his Midtown Village empire. The Schulson Collective restaurateur will open a boutique steakhouse concept — no name yet — in the […]