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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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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 […]

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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 […]