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Several weeks ago I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Café Zamn with a group from our congregation. A couple of things stood out about the meal. First was the tangy, citrusy green juice. Second was the impossibly creamy eggplant with tahini sauce. Third, was the fact that Café Zamn is in Ramallah. And, finally, the meal was extraordinary because of the conversation we had with a deputy minister from the Palestinian Authority. But seriously, that eggplant was to die for.
Tel Aviv’s famous cafe culture received a blow today when the Israeli Health Ministry warned Israelis to steer clear of coffee shops after finding unusually high levels of lead in industrial coffee makers in restaurants, cafes and hotels.
Inside Levinsky 41 with Neta Maoz (left), who works in the shop, and owner Benny Briga (right). Photograph by Shulie Madnick.
How did all this happen? Apparently, because of the currently upgraded street food trend and promotional work by chefs, the image of the sausage (or frankfurter) has changed dramatically. No longer a product made from low-grade meat leftovers, the sausage has become a culinary challenge worthy of any chef. Today’s sausages have become juicy, carefully prepared main courses and are made of fresh beef (in most cases, the non-kosher variety) seasoned with special spices and various additions that are usually associated with gourmet restaurants rather than street food. Therefore, it is no easy task to choose the five best sausages in Tel Aviv.