Matzo-meal-fried chicken at the Lower East Side Kitty’s Canteen has become so popular that it’s spawning its own take-out spot. Owner Richard Kimmel tells the New York Times that Kitty’s A Go Go will feature an edited selection of the “Jewish food with a Southern drawl” inspired by his grandmother, who worked for a talent agency in New York — and learned to cook soul food from jazz musicians.
Onetime bar-mitzvah boy Drake is going into the restaurant business. The rapper has teamed with star chef Susur Lee to open Fring’s on Toronto’s hopping King West nightlife strip. “The two-level supper club is stylishly decorated (think reclaimed wood, plastic hanger chandeliers over the bar and a basement level that includes a private back entrance), with a DJ booth, leather and velvet banquets and even a side patio,” reports Canuck style site The Kit. No word on whether it’s available for bar mitzvahs.
Ful Medames (Egyptian Beans and Eggs) is one of the many Jewish morning meals worth celebrating.
Pastrami, cream cheese and latke-applesauce are among the Jewish-deli flavors available at the Coolhaus ice cream shop in L.A. Seeing is believing, so watch the video!
Living in an apartment 20 stories above the streets of Manhattan can make relating to the holiday of Sukkot and its harvest celebration somewhat difficult. But spending time this summer in Sicily, an island with a dramatic and rich agricultural heritage, re-acquainted me with the agrarian setting in which so many of our holidays originated.