Park Slope is no longer a bagel desert.
‘The latke belongs to the world now,’ said the organizer of this year’s Latke Festival at the Brooklyn Museum.
Peter Shelsky’s Rueben-themed concoctioin was a major crowd-pleaser at the annual fundraiser.
2017 is the year of the magnificent potato pancake mashup.
A chalkboard message outside Shelsky’s of Brooklyn announced that the appetizing shop would no longer be selling Ivanka-branded smoked fish.
The 8th-annual Latke Festival, held at the Brooklyn Museum this week, raised money for the Sylvia Center.
Starting today, the white-tiled appetizing shop will expand its menu to include classic deli sandwiches, Ashkenazi side dishes and meats by the pound.
‘Appetizing’ shops that sold bagels, lox and shmear were once plentiful in New York. Today, only a handful like the famed Russ and Daughters remain. So, where did they all go?
If you’re reading this before dinner, beware: The hot-off-the-presses Time Out list of the 100 best dishes and drinks in New York will have your stomach rumbling. We at the Jew and the Carrot were kvelling over some of our favorite Jewish-inspired culinary picks that made the list. Shelskey’s Smoked Fish’s Clementine and Ginger Rugelach, for example, a tangy answer to the original, was one of our favorites. Another one was the caviar knish at Torrisi Italian Specialties, a chi-chi update on the Old World classic. Nor could we wait to sink our spoons into the Deli Ramen at Dassara, a Japanese noodle dish spiced up with matzo balls and strips of smoked meat.
In recent years, a few fortunate Jewish communities have seen a rebirth of the deli. Ribbons of house-smoked pastrami are layered on loaves of traditional seeded rye and served alongside crunchy house-made pickles. But what of the appetizing shops and dairy delis? Once a staple of Jewish communities, appetizing stores carried rich smoked salmon, fresh bagels, pickled herring and even a handful of sweets like rugelach. Many of the shops have disappeared and an appetizing renaissance hasn’t come yet.