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Cook & Solo Launching Two New Restaurants

Mike Solo and Steve Cook are opening two new restaurants.
Mike Solo and Steve Cook are opening two new restaurants.
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It looks like world domination through chicken and doughnuts isn't enough to satiate the expansion bug for restaurateur duo Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook, as reps for the team have told Eater that they're opening two new restaurants in early 2014. CookNSolo have taken over 1605-1627 Sansom Street and the restaurants will be situated adjacent to one another.

One will be called Dizengoff, named after Tel Aviv's most beloved boulevard, and the concept is a hummusiya, which is a traditional eatery that focuses on hummus and the accoutrement that goes along with it. The 25-seat space will offer different varieties of hummus (most likely the amazing ones we've been inhaling at Zahav all these years) alongside fresh baked pita bread, tasty condiments and pickles. They'll offer non-alcoholic drinks and a select beer list and will be open seven days a week for lunch, early dinner and takeout.

The other restaurant will be called Abe Fisher, and focus on cuisine of the Jewish diaspora. In layman's terms, that means they're focusing on the Jewish foods you find in cities and countries outside of Israel, most notably Montreal, New York, France, Hungary and Italy. The menu will be made up of several small plates meant for sharing, and there will be a Tayim (tasting) menu, as well. There will be 50 seats, and dinner will be served seven days a week.

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Abe Fisher

1623 Sansom Street, , PA 19103 (215) 867-0088 Visit Website

Dizengoff, Abe Fisher

1605 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA