1) Duck blintzes with duck confit, barley, foie gras, celery and sour cherry at in Philadelphia
2) Matzo brei with salami and maple syrup at Mile End Deli in New York
3) Pickled herring trio on pumpernickel at Russ & Daughters Cafe in New York
4) Matzo-ball soup with herbs, vegetables, schmaltz at The General Muir in Atlanta
5) Gribenes with lettuce, tomato and caraway mayonnaise at The Gorbals in Brooklyn
Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.