Sabra in Alaska Having a Ball

Published January 02, 2008, issue of January 04, 2008.

Israel’s Nadav Weiss hadn’t intended to make Alaska his home, but while making his way through Fairbanks, he fell in love — with both the city and one of its residents — and decided to drop anchor, according to an article on, the English-language Web site of the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot. Pressed to make ends meet, Weiss decided to bring some falafel to the Land of the Midnight Sun. After months of trial and error, he developed a recipe. Now, he sells some 200 sandwiches a day. “I love this place,” he told the newspaper, “but I wanted something to remind me of home.”

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