Food & Drink

Donut with your Korean fried chicken? Wynwood soon to have just the spot

A rendering of Federal Donut’s future Wynwood location at 250 NW 24th Street
A rendering of Federal Donut’s future Wynwood location at 250 NW 24th Street

Miami’s Wynwood district will be getting its own Federal Donuts, a Philadelphia-based restaurant that serves up a unique combination of coffee, donuts and Korean style double-fried chicken.

Thor Equities is leasing a 2,200 square-foot space at 250 NW 24th Street to the donut eatery, according to a May 8 release. The lease runs for 10 years.

The eatery should open in early 2017, according to Thor. Federal Donuts did not respond to requests for comment.

Federal Donuts opened in 2011 and garnered immediate national attention with customer lines that stretched out the door. Since then, the trendy restaurant has opened four additional locations in Philadelphia and has set its sights on national expansion. According to the website Nashville Eater, a Federal Donuts is due to open in Nashville.

Michael Solomonov, a nationally recognized chef, is the mastermind behind Federal Donut’s success. Prior to opening Federal Donuts, Solomonov opened Zahav, a Jewish cuisine restaurant also based in Philadelphia. In 2011, he won a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic for his work at Zahav. Solomonov and his business partner, Steven Cook, co-own CookNSolo, an umbrella company encompassing several other Philadelphia restaurants.

Solomonov and his Federal Donut team will join the growing Wynwood culinary scene, home to Atelier, Kyu and Beaker & Gray. Thor Equities owns several other retail spaces in the neighborhood.