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Carnegie Still Closed and All the Week’s Hottest Dish

Where will all those tourists get their overstuffed sandwiches?

Still Out of Gas at the Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli, which was in April because of an illegal gas line, will stay shuttered at least another few weeks, the New York Times says.

“We’re in the process of paying the necessary fines in order to obtain the permits to repair the gas line and reopen the business,” Edward Little, a lawyer for owner Marian Levine, told the Times.

Goodbye, Billy’s

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The lights are off for good at this L.A. deli, which opened in 1948.

After 67 years in Los Angeles, Billy’s Deli is “hanging up its pastrami,” says the Glendale News-Press. The old-school deli, beloved for classics like matzo ball soup, Reubens and chopped liver since 1948, closed its doors this week.

“This past year I catered for 15 people and their funerals because people told their families when I die, I want food from Billy’s,” longtime manager Gloria Pike told the paper.

Kosher Marmite Is Back in Britain

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Love it or hate it, it’s once again safe to eat it in the U.K.

The British vegetal spread called Marmite is, to be polite, an acquired taste. Even its official website proclaims, “Love it or hate it, just don’t forget it.”

But a large kosher-keeping contingent apparently adores it, and they’ve persuaded manufacturer Unilever to bring kosher Marmite back to supermarket shelves in the U.K. after a brief absence, the Jerusalem Post reports.

After negotiations with Britain’s Beth Din, Unilever agreed to manufacture Marmite — a beer by-product invented in 1902 — on its own, meat-free production line.

Let Them Eat Salad

Image by Courtesy of Howie T's

Howie T’s Super Stacked Burger

At Canada’s Wonderland, on the other hand, kosher’s disappearing.

The largest amusement park in the Great White North severed ties last week with Howie T’s, its only kosher food vendor, according to Canadian Jewish News.

Shannon Kelly, Wonderland’s manager of public relations, told CJN that “due to a lack of demand and minimal sales, the Howie T’s cart has been replaced with six delicious meals located in two restaurants in the park.” What exactly are those scrumptious meals? Pre-packaged sandwiches and salads, according to the Times of Israel.

Championship Cholent Secrets Revealed!

Want to make cholent like a champ? Follow this tested recipe from Shaby Heltay, who just won Toronto’s first cholent-making throwdown.

“Heltay’s dish, smelling of cinnamon and paprika and tasting like a riot of flavours with a deep, rich, melting mouthfeel, drew crowds,” according to the Toronto Star. Heltay is an Indian-born Jew who became observant after she married.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.

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