Make This Dish Inspired by Mike Solomonov's Brooklyn Restaurant, Opening Soon
Laser Wolf to arrive in Williamsburg in the spring
Philadelphia’s CookNSolo — the duo behind Zahav, Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, and Federal Donuts among others — is opening Laser Wolf in the spring. The Israeli grill from chef Michael Solomonov and business partner Steve Cook will open for lunch and dinner at the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg (97 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn).
It’s the rooftop sibling of the one in Philadelphia that opened in February 2020 and was named one of the best new restaurants in the world last year in Conde Nast Traveler. CookNSolo has joined forces with Chicago’s Boka Restaurant Group on the endeavor.
Laser Wolf is Solomonov’s most recent foray into the New York market; the first was Dizengoff at Chelsea Market, which closed in 2018.
Named after the butcher in “Fiddler on the Roof” (Lazar Wolf), the skewer house is an open-air, sit-down restaurant with heat lamps — offering views across the East River of the Manhattan skyline. Diners select vegetables, fish, or meat such as chicken shishlik or brisket kebab from the charcoal grill, which come with dishes like hummus and pita, babaganoush, Turkish celery root, or Israeli pickles.
As Brooklyn awaits the opening, Solomonov and Cook offer a recipe from Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious for kale and feta borekas for the Super Bowl that’s like a pigs-in-a-blanket/artichoke-dip mashup with flaky dough pocketing cheesy greens. (Since Laser Wolf is a grill, it’s not likely you’ll find it on the menu when the restaurant opens.) Below you’ll find the recipe, plus the menu at the Philadelphia location.