Lucy Cohen Blatter


Deli Shabbats Are Popping Up in Red Hook

By Lucy Cohen Blatter

Deli Shabbats Are Popping Up in Red Hook
In a seemingly logical (and tasty) move: Brooklyn’s own Mile End Deli is teaming up with Pop-Up Shabbat, a Jewish-themed pop-up dinner series, to host bi-monthly events at new Mile End’s commissary kitchen on Pier 41 in Red Hook.Read More


Kosher Grub for the Super Bowl

By Lucy Cohen Blatter

Kosher Grub for the Super Bowl
Whether you love the game or just watch for the commercials, this Sunday is really all about the food. If you’re hoping to host a kosher fiesta party, down more wings than you ever thought imaginable, order a sub as tall as a football player or even have some veggie friendly fare, we have you covered with spots around the country.Read More


Introducing the Cr'nish!

By Lucy Cohen Blatter

Introducing the Cr'nish!
Cronut fever has swept New York City (and the globe), but the Cr’nish, a croissant-knish hybrid may give that croissant-doughnut hybrid a run for its money.Read More


New York Faces a Knish Crisis

By Lucy Cohen Blatter

New York Faces a Knish Crisis
Bad news for fried knish lovers: New York is in the midst of a shortage.Read More


Reserve Cut Kosher Steakhouse To Open by Wall Street

By Lucy Cohen Blatter

Reserve Cut Kosher Steakhouse To Open by Wall Street
If you don’t live in New York, pack your bags and get on a plane. The fall is shaping up to be a very tasty one for hungry kosher diners. In addition to the small plates “global street food,” we’re anticipating at Mason and Mug (check out yesterday’s post), the city will also be getting a new upscale kosher steakhouse in mid-October.Read More






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