Part of Schulson Collective
Michael Schulson is the chef and restaurateur behind the Schulson Collective restaurant group. His imagination and vision have made him one of Philadelphia’s most successful hospitality professionals. Schulson is the owner of day-to-night destination Double Knot; the expansive Independence Beer Garden; Sampan and the adjacent Graffiti Bar; and serves as chef-partner at Izakaya at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Schulson Collective’s portfolio also includes the new-American spot, Harp & Crown, as well as contemporary izakaya restaurant, Monkitail, and cocktail lounge, Nokku, at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Notable Philadelphia restaurant Osteria has also been added to Schulson Collective as well as DK Sushi, the fine-casual sushi concept located at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, Schulson opened his red gravy Italian restaurant, Giuseppe & Sons, boutique steakhouse, Alpen Rose, and along with James Beard Award-Winning chef Jeff Michaud Rittenhouse pasta destination Via Locusta. Today, Michael teams with his wife, Nina Tinari, in their efforts to expand their business.