In Manhattan’s brutal restaurant market, even a Forward Food Awards nomination doesn’t guarantee success.
Here are the nominees for the Forward Food Choice Award for best new Israeli/Middle Eastern restaurant.
Chef Michael Solomonov can add a new honor to his multiple James Beard awards and foodie hosannas: culinary ambassador for Israel.
Israeli chef Michael Solomonov of Philadelphia’s Zahav and Dizengoff restaurants was named a finalist in the Outstanding Chef category.
What’s Philadelphia got that New York doesn’t? Hummus genius Michael Solomonov — but that’s about to change.
It looks like a popular Israeli eatery in Philly will be opening an outpost in NYC’s Chelsea Market.
On a recent trip to Philly, our breakfast columnist Leah Koenig made a pilgrimage to star-chef Michael Solomonov’s Dizengoff restaurant for a memorable morning meal.
Israeli-American chef Michael Solomonov is set to open a laid back hummus joint and a restaurant serving traditional food from the Jewish Diaspora in the city of brotherly love.
An old Tel Aviv neighborhood now being gentrified has become the unlikely heart of Israel’s burgeoning alternative fashion industry. It’s one of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighborhoods, but now Gan Hahashmal — the Electric Garden — so called for being Israel’s first neighborhood to house a power plant, is famous for its alternative fashion boutiques. “There’s an atmosphere of creativity in the neighborhood,” says Idit Barak, owner of Delicatessen Boutique “There are some artists’ studios and fashion. It’s not like Dizengoff [Boulevard] where the boutiques are glued back to back. There’s a nice mix. Here it’s more like a stroll in the city and you find all kinds of little places.” Gan Hahashmal is a prime place to view Bauhaus style buildings, many of them currently being renovated, along with an eclectic mix of trendy stores, cafes, hardware stores and shoemakers — even a medical supply warehouse. “I choose to work here because it’s an interesting place, a place that stimulates inspiration,” says jewelry designer Hagar Satat (www.hagarsatat.com). Video on YouTube: DOWNLOADS: VIDEOS: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - HiRes No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos
Urbanist discourse is alive and well in Israel. “Dionysus at Dizengoff Center,” by cultural critic Tamar Berger, who studies Israeli space, has just been translated into French and now sits besides work by Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin as evocative observations of modern city life. Thus far lacking a translation into English, it nevertheless bears reading and enjoyment.