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Happy-hour pick: Double Knot

By Michael Klein,  January 14, 2019

Many happy hour food menus seem like afterthoughts, perhaps a few appetizers to pair with the drinks. Not so at Michael Schulson’s all-day cafe/izakaya in Washington Square West……

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OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: The 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018

Open Table - December 05, 2018

Today, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), revealed……

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The Hottest Coffee Shops in 15 American Cities

Zagat - March 2, 2018

Coffee has become its own culinary category in the last five years or so with artisanal roasters popping up from coast to coast, often with accompanying food menus.……

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Double Knot Featured in Food & Wine Trendspotting

Food & Wine • May 2017

By day, this sprawling Philly duplex slings coffee, rice bowls and banh mi. But come nighttime, chefs Michael Schulson and Kevin Yanaga turn the basement into a…

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Vote for Philadelphia's Chef of the Year

Eater Philadelphia • November 8, 2016

On Thursday, November 17, Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months.

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PHILLY'S 9 BEST NEIGHBORHOODS FOR EATING OUT, RANKED

Thrillist • October 26, 2016

In a city most notorious for adorning late-night hoagies with cheese whiz, Philadelphians are proud to boast all the other food our city has to offer, none of which includes standing in line......

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A Quick Travel Guide to Center City Philadelphia

TravelAge West • October 23, 2016

Philadelphia is a city that blends old with new — celebrating its history while embracing the reinvention of everything from its architecture and design to its diverse....

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Where to Go Now in Philadelphia

Architectural Digest • October 5, 2016

With Brooklyn and Queens reaching cool capacity, entrepreneurs and recent graduates in search of affordable real estate and a less crowded landscape are considering Philadelphia.....

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Have You Eaten Here Yet?

Philadelphia Magazine • August 25, 2016

Summer is a tough time in the restaurant industry. Things get quiet and weird when the mercury climbs. People eat later. They leave town. They abandon their regular haunts for beer gardens, beach bars and rooftop decks.....

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Beyond Starr, Vetri and Garces: Philly’s new crop of rising restaurant groups

BillyPenn • August 14, 2016

Dine or drink in any Philadelphia restaurant today, and chances are good that the proprietors also run another spot.....

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Where to Eat Japanese in Philly

Zagat • August 9, 2016

Take away supermarket sushi and you’ll find that sourcing Japanese in Philly can be a bit of a challenge. Sure there are plenty of places that stuff crazy rolls with neon krab and spicy mayo and call it a day.....

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Best of Philly: Eat More Fried Chicken

Philadelphia Magazine • July 25, 2016

Best of Philly 2016 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in fried chicken as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games.…

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Democratic National Convention: Where to Eat, Drink and Party in Philadelphia

 The Hollywood Reporter • July 22, 2016

Held July 25-28 at Wells Fargo Center, the DNC will make Hillary Clinton America's first female major party presidential nominee as various events around.....

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10 great places to eat in Philadelphia, for convention-goers and the rest of us

 The Washington Post• July 12, 2016

The Democratic National Convention is less than two weeks away, and The Washington Post is letting its readers know where to eat.....

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Washington Post, Zagat: Avoid tourist traps & eat here during DNC

Philadelphia Business Journal • July 12, 2016

The Democratic National Convention is less than two weeks away, and The Washington Post is letting its readers know where to eat.....

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FROM CENTER CITY TO MAIN LINE: BEST OF STYLE 2016

Philadelphia Style • June 17, 2016

It’s no secret that it’s getting a lot harder to pick the best of, well, anything in Philadelphia. Ask someone to name their favorite place to get Italian gelato, organic pedicures, or custom window treatments and you will likely get three or.....

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The Leftovers: Double Knot

Philadelphia Magazine • May 27, 2016

Stray thoughts, random musings and extraneous details from this week’s review of Michael Schulson‘s new izakaya/cafe, Double Knot...

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What Lies Beneath: Double Knot Reviewed

Philadelphia Magazine • May 26, 2016

Double Knot does breakfast, lunch, bar snacks, sake, dumplings and cocktails. But what really matters is what they’re doing downstairs in the basement.....

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CravePhilly: Double Knot

CravePhilly Youtube • May 22, 2016

Double Knot (120 S. 13th St.) is an all day café upstairs and a sexy subterranean cocktail lounge, sushi bar, Izakaya, and Robatayaki grill downstairs....

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Philadelphia's Double Knot packs plenty in small space

Restaurant hospitality • May 12, 2016

Making the most of multiple dayparts and coming up with something new and buzz-worthy are two essential elements of restaurant success...

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Make a Japanese-Inspired Grapefruit Cocktail in Two Steps

EATER Philadelphia • April 25, 2016

This spring, look forward to hitting Spruce Street Harbor Park, Morgan's Pier, Assembly Rooftop Lounge, the Phillies' home opener, Center City Sips and so much more....

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Coffee and Japanese Fare Tie the Double Knot in Philadelphia

Daily Coffee News • March 29, 2016

Renowned Philadelphia restaurateur Michael Schulson has opened a new day/night concept, Double Knot, next door to his six-year-old small-plate restaurant Sampan in Midtown...

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A Tied Together Mix and Match Lunch at Double Knot

Midtown Lunch • March 3, 2016

I am normally exponentially more excited to try the food of a new restaurant than I am to see the designed space. But for Double Knot, Michael Schulson’s latest addition to 13th Street …...

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Top Spots For Banh Mi In Philadelphia

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • February 26, 2016

Philadelphia’s beloved hoagies take on a different form with the banh mi, a packed-with-flavor Vietnamese sandwich that is loaded with fresh vegetables, an infused aioli sauce and a choice of protein…...

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First Look: Double Knot

Philadelphia Magazine • February 26, 2016

A few weeks ago, Michael Schulson opened the doors of Double Knot in what was once a gay porn theater smack in the middle of Midtown Village. Though the entrance is still a little understated.....
 

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Food news: eclectic double knot brings coffee, pastries, banh mi, sushi and more to midtown village 

Flying Kite • February 23, 2016

Coffee. Pastries. Banh mi and lunch bowls. Sushi. Japanese-style small plates. Robatayaki. You can get them all at Double KnotSampan's exciting new neighbor on 13th Street. For Michael Schulson and.....

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Inking the Walls at Double Knot 

Philadelphia Weekly • February 12, 2016

Michael Schulson recently debuted Double Knot adjacent to his perennial Sampan. To grace the interior of the restaurants lower floor, Schulson worked with Mike Ski of True Hand Society, a tattoo and design studio…..

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Five Fantastic New Restaurants Now Serving In Philly 

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • February 10, 2016

There’s no such thing as winter doldrums when it comes to Philly dining. Even in the depths of snow and ice, new restaurants are bringing novel ideas to the scene. Over the past week or so,…....

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Double Knot ties together unique concepts in Midtown Village 

Metro • February 10, 2016

When word first spread about chef Michael Schulson taking over the space adjacent to his flagship, Sampan, we thought it was going to be a combination Japanese eatery and coffee shop. Not the most traditional combo but certainly not unheard of……

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Drink This Now: the Double Knot at Double Knot 

Philadelphia Magazine • February 4, 2016

In addition to all of that coffee upstairs, sake down and of course wide selections of beer and wine, Double Knot beverage manager Zachary Davis has created a cocktail list that must be explored……

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Double Knot: Japanese meets coffee bar

The Inquirer Philadelphia • February 4, 2016

Michael Schulson has upped the cool factor next door to his Sampan. It's the two-level Double Knot (120 S. 13th St., 215-631-3868), whose ground floor is a tastefully appointed coffee bar overseen by Elixr Coffer Roaster's Evan Inatome…..

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Philly's Newest Izakaya Double Knot Is Open, Peep the Menus

EATER Philadelphia • February 3, 2016

Double Knot officially opened its doors yesterday, February 2, first at 7 a.m. in the upstairs cafe, and then again at 5 p.m., downstairs, where the dungeon-esque izakaya served up skewered......

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Double Knot coffee bar set to open, serving skewers by night

PhillyVoice • January 31, 2016

Coffee lovers in Philadelphia can add a new shop to their to-do list beginning on Feb. 2 with the grand opening of Double Knot in Midtown Village, a coffee bar that will.....

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Sampan's Michael Schulson Opens Double Knot, a Coffeehouse-Japanese Hybrid

The Drink Nation • January 29, 2016

After two ridiculously successful summers with Independence Beer Garden and nearly six great years running Sampan (not to mention five years of Graffiti Bar), Michael Schulson has set his sights on the former…....

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Inside Double Knot, 13th Street's Coffee Shop With A Secret Izakaya

EATER Philadelphia • January 29, 2016

Double Knot officially opens next Tuesday, February 2 on 13th Street, and what was once the Sansom Cinema, has since transformed into a jaw-dropping (courtesy of Rohe Creative) bi-level….....

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Sneak peek: Schulson's Double Knot restaurant

Philadelphia Business Journal • January 29, 2016

How does a coffee bar and Vietnamese restaurant hybrid sound? What about a Japanese sushi bar and restaurant? You can find all of this in one place when chef/restaurateur Michael Schulson's latest.....

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Double Knot: Coffee bar meets Japanese

The Inquirer Philadelphia • January 28, 2016

Michael Schulson has upped the cool factor next door to his modern Asian small-plater Sampan. In what had been a gay porn theater, he has built the two-level Double Knot (120 S. 13th St., 215-631-3868), opening Tuesday, Feb. 2…....

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Get Stoked For Double Knot, Opening In Midtown Village Next Week

EATER Philadelphia • January 28, 2016

Walk into Double Knot, and you'll be floored by what has become of the gay porn theater on 13th Street (120 S. 13th Street). Next Tuesday, February 2, Michael Schulson and fiancé Nina Tinari will open.......

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The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Winter Restaurant Openings in Philly

EATER Philadelphia • January 12, 2016

New year, new Philly: It's 2016, and it's time to take a closer look at the restaurants that will be making headlines in the coming months. Some have been a long time coming, others only recently announced.....

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The Most Anticipated Philly Restaurant Openings of 2016

Zagat • January 4, 2016

Subterranean Japanese grilling? Check. Bespoke bagels? We've got you covered. And what about a 24-hour Chinatown food hall? No problem, that's on its way too! This upcoming year has plenty of thrilling new eating options lined up, even for scene.....

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20 Amazing New Restaurants Coming To Philly’s Dining Scene In 2016

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia• December 23, 2015

2015 was a banner year for Philly restaurants, with new chefs coming to prominence and familiar names debuting fresh concepts. And celebrity toques from other cities continued to get in on the act by opening up Philadelphia outposts….

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Hot Philly Trend: 8 places that serve coffee by day and drinks at night

 BillyPenn• November 15, 2015

Philadelphia is full of spots to cop a cuppa in the AM and swing back through for happy hour later.….

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The Most Anticipated Philadelphia Restaurant Openings, Fall 2015

 EATER Magazine• August 26, 2015

As the sleepy summer season winds down, restaurant openings are already kicking into high gear in Philly. A couple of high-profile newcomers — ……..

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Roundup: 25+ Brand-New And Coming-Soon Restaurants In Philadelphia This Fall

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia• August 22, 2015

The dog days of summer haven’t curbed the heat coming off the Philadelphia restaurant scene — and the advent of fall won’t cool things down either.….

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Elixr coffee joining Double Knot project in Wash West

The Inquirer Philadelphia  • March 16, 2015

Elixr Coffee Roasters has signed on to handle the coffee at Double Knot - Michael Schulson's forthcoming coffee/curio shop-slash-Japanese izakaya planned for 120 S. 13th St., next to his Sampan.….

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4 of Philadelphia's Must-Try New Restaurants

Where Traveler • February 10, 2015

DanDan, Double Knot, Hungry Pigeon, and Stargazy are all celebrating their highly anticipated grand openings.….

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Schulson opening Double Knot: Coffee and Japanese

The Inquirer Philadelphia • January 7, 2015

Michael Schulson is expanding his holdings on 13th Street south of Sansom Street.In December 2009, he opened Sampan, a modern Asian small-plater, at 124 S. 13th St.; he followed that up the following spring with Graffiti Bar in the back alley.

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