The Smoked Whitefish Skateboard and All the Week’s Dish
This has to be the world’s most appetizing skateboard.
has teamed with Gotham skateboard maker ShutNYC on a limited-edition board emblazoned with the vivid image of a giant whitefish.On its underside: Russ & Daughters’ blue-and-white logos, a repro of the shop’s iconic waxed wrapping paper.
Fourth-generation Russ & Daughters proprietor Josh Russ Tupper told FirstWeFeast that he’s been riding a SHUT board for years. Russ & Daughters’ café sits a few doors down from Shut’s Orchard Street shop.
So why a whitefish for the deck?
“We were considering a side of salmon or herring, but the whitefish was the perfect size and shape for the board,” Tupper said.
You can order the $65 board from Shut. It’s also available at Russ & Daughters.
New Kosher-Veg Spot in ‘Curry Hill’
New on lower Manhattan’s “Curry Hill”: Kosher-veg eatery Dosai, the latest spot in the mini-empire of Michelin-starred chef Hemant Mathur (Dhaba, Kokum, Haldi).
Executive Chef Krishnan Balashanmugam, who hails from Chennai, will run the certified-kosher kitchen. On the menu: Steamed rice caked called idlis, dosa rice crepes and uttapam, a deliciously thick rice-based pancake.
Queuing Up for Jewish Food
If you’ve spent time in the U.K., you know salt beef is the Brit take on our corned beef. You can sample it, along with a huge range of Ashkenazi and Sephardi goodies, at Gefiltefest, London’s annual Jewish food festival.
Along with trad faves like smoked salmon and shakshuka, you’ll find very now food trends represented, from foraging and pickling to kosher beer brewing and raw food.
The extravaganza takes place at JW3, as the Jewish Community Centre London is called.
Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.