New Year, New Delis
It took 111 years, but Indianapolis’ beloved Shapiro’s is about to open its first location outside its hometown.
The deli, whose three current sites include a mall and the Indianapolis airport, will debut in early 2017 in Blue Ash, a heavily Jewish suburb of Cincinnati, reports Cincinnati.com.
Shapiro’s signatures include house-cured brisket, homemade cakes and even pickles made from a family recipe.
And Another Shapiro’s
Is there a trademark throwdown brewing?
From New Jersey comes news of another Shapiro’s debut. Susan Shapiro, a onetime caterer who works in real estate, is set to open Shapiro’s New York Style Delicatessen in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Look for breakfast items like bagels and schmears; latkes, knishes, blintzes, egg creams and, of course, trad sandwiches. More at the Two River Times. Shapiro is planning a November opening.
Michigan Chef Promises Noshery
UWS Bustan Gets New Chef
There’s a new sheriff in town — or at least a new chef — at Bustan, the modern-Israeli restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Rafael Hasid’s an alum of the French Culinary Institute. His Miriam and Wolf & Deer restaurants drew raves. Bustan’s signature is a wood-fired brick taboon, modified with a 360˚ rotating base; the menu showcases staples like housemade hummus, Israeli salad and kebabs.
Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.