Save the Deli

Shana Tova

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

New Year’s is almost upon us folks. Many of you are heading out to the deli to stock up on tsimmes, brisket, or apple cake. Either way, here’s to the book of life, and you all getting in it this year!

Some close, Some Open, Some Are Reborn

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Hope everyone had a great summer. Here’s a few news items to kick off fall.

The New York Times reports today that Kutsher’s, the legendary Catskills resort, is opening a high end restaurant version of itself in tony Tribeca. Promising “hand-cut pastrami, and matzoh-crusted fried chicken, and a Romanian tenderloin cooked with prime skirt steak and served with a roasted garlic and wild mushroom knish,” along with gefilte fish, it could give Sammy’s Romanian steakhouse a run for its schmaltz. Here’s hoping they hire Freddy Roman as head tummeler.

As if this month wasn’t bad enough for Vermont, Burlington’s Sadie Katz deli has just closed. Oy.

And finally, I didn’t write about this a month back, out of sheer laziness, but Lorne Pancer is back in the deli business north of Toronto at Pancer’s Deli Emporium, up in Maple. Or Vaughan. Let’s just call it Yucchuputz and go for some corned beef. The original Moe Pancer’s Deli is still in business, so it’s basically a booming market for Pancers’.