Michael Solomonov

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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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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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Zahav Wins Outstanding Restaurant at the 2019 James Beard Awards

The 2019 James Beard Awards were held on Monday night, and Zahav took home Philadelphia’s sole medal with a win in the Outstanding Restaurant category. Philly […]

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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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Hungry Pigeon’s Next Cookbook Dinner Is With Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook

Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s latest cookbook, Israeli Soul, is about street foods and comfort foods and all the delicious things you might find in marketplaces and […]

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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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The Birth of Vetri

At the end of 1993, I was 23 years old, working for Aramark as a corporate food service director, and living on Long Island. Fortunately, […]

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Take Me to the River: Michael Solomonov’s Favorite Place

Each month Philadelphia magazine asks notable Philadelphians to share their favorite spots in the region. This month, restaurateur Michael Solomonov takes us to the river. Why […]

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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 […]

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Federal Donuts Is Opening on South Street

In a Philly Mag story about the uncertain future of South Street, Ron Bondy, the executive vice president of leasing at Midwood Investment & Development, said this: […]

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George Sabatino Is Out at Rooster Soup Company

Back in February, George Sabatino was handed the keys to the kitchen at Rooster Soup Co., CookNSolo’s philanthropic diner in Center City. He had just split from his own […]