Early Mercy, a new hotspoton Toronto’s hip King Street West, has been accused of copying art by Tel Aviv artist Amit Shimoni for its walls. Amit Shimoni’s Hipstory portrait series recasts historical figures as contemporary hipsters.
A 19-year-old George Washington University freshman with zero culinary experience is the brains behind Brooklyn Sandwich Company, a new Glatt kosher food truck in DC. A generous donor and a crowdfunding campaign helped get Carly Meisel’s new business off – or on – the ground.
Don’t look for fusion kreplach or molecular matzo balls at Mamaleh’s, which opened in Boston last week. The menu’s a mix of straight-up deli classics, from borscht and blintzes to latkes and noodle kugel.
This is an occasional column in which the writer evaluates a new cookbook by making some of its recipes, sharing the dishes with friends and asking her guests what they think of the results. She recently cooked her way through “Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors & Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City,” by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill (Clarkson Potter).