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Kosher follow-up from SF

Vis a vis what I posted on yesterday:
Check out this story from San Francisco

Kosher consumers in the South Bay uttering the old ad line “Where’s the beef?” will have a new answer at the end of the month: Nowhere.

Restaurateur Israel Rind announced that as of Sept. 1 his three-month-old Sunnyvale eatery Izzy’s Brooklyn Deli will forego its kosher certification and be known as “Izzy’s Brooklyn Café.”

“It’s a shame. The community will lose,” said Rind, whose Palo Alto restaurant, Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels, will still be supervised by the Vaad HaKashrus.

“I wanted to keep [the Sunnyvale restaurant] supervised, but to keep it closed on Shabbat was impossible from a business perspective.”

*Also, I want to make note of a correction, pointed out to be by Prof. Ted Merwin. Katz’s was never actually kosher, and the kosher and non-kosher delis grew up side by side, and not as an evolution. That said, the kosher deli is an endangered species, while the non-kosher rules the roost.

One Response to “Kosher follow-up from SF”

  1. Dean Mandel Says:

    If you are looking for great kosher deli, http://www.bloomsdeli.com ships anywhere in the US. Shipping to the west coast might get expensive, but it’s worth it. The food is delicious and the website is a throwback to a real old fashion New York Deli. Kosher too, you can view their kashruth certificate online.

    enjoy, let me know what you think.

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