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#481 Steve R.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:20 PM

David swears by the chopped chicken liver that you have to schmear on a piece rye bread—he calls it Jewish guacamole—and the rendered chicken fat known as schmaltz that should adorn every table in the restaurant. When it comes to dessert, there’s no question: rugelach (which David refers to as a Jewish version of a Fig Newton) and an egg cream.

I've never heard of either chicken liver being called Jewish guacamole, nor rugelach being called Jewish Fig Newtons...until now.

Yeah, but you're not in need of coming up with catchy phrases & ideas to make the old, unknown to youngsters & non-NY’ers, into new/relevant/understandable/attractive ideas to the small plates crowd in your newly young area.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:25 PM

Ketle (sic) One vodka? More like Shtetl One, amirite?



#483 Josh Karpf

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 08:53 PM

The editor probably cut a sentence about the hora to avoid an especially inappropriate definition.



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 08:58 PM

You think that piece was edited? Because all these mistakes made it in:

 

1. celebratory, familiarness

2. the origins of the first iteration of Sammy’s is a mystery

3. Sammy’s took its namesake from Sammy Friedman

 

I also have my doubts about "long-standing neighbor," but apparently people use that phrase. Wrong people, says me.



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 11:43 PM

Katz’s deli “embraces every facet of old world Judaism,” except for the Latino staff and it’s not kosher. Apart from that.

What is Ketle One (sic)?

It’s Peter Luger, not Peter Luger’s.

What is familiar about large Jewish gatherings where “everyone gets drunk”?

I suggest you “peek” rather than “peak” inside. Actually I don’t suggest either.

But above all, if Sammy’s is the best steakhouse in New York, Jeremy Glass is the best writer.

ETA: sorry I just dived in, some of these were corrected upthread

#486 Orik

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:34 AM

Great for Keto!


sandwiches that are large and filling and do not contain tuna or prawns

#487 Wilfrid

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:14 PM

Keto One!

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 09:55 PM

Keto One!

 

That's what they bring you stuck in a block of ice, right?


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#489 Wilfrid

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:05 PM

The height of sophistication 😂

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:07 PM

Wait, going back a page or so, having Latinx employees isn't characteristically Jewish?


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#491 Wilfrid

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:15 PM

Old world Jewish?

#492 Josh Karpf

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:24 PM

Latino, Ladino.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:34 PM

Old world Jewish?

 

Well, Goyix. 

 

But you should realize that Jews ran many (most?) of Romania's taverns and quite a few grill restaurants - those were kosher where they were in Jewish towns but not necessarily so in Bucharest. As for the "drinking a lot" part - from a paper on alcoholism in Romania:

 

Another measure, essentially political, but which decreased significantly the number of alcoholic shops, was the withdrawal of the spirituous beverages patent from the Romanian Jews in 1940. Taking into account that they had 30.3% of the total pubs, according to a statistic made in 1920 in Transylvania, and that in Moldova the percentage was even higher, this measure should have been followed by the decreasing of alcoholic shops [11].

 


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#494 Wilfrid

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:37 PM

Ah, that’s what Jeremy must have meant. 😂

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:53 PM

I'm sure  :D


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