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Borscht Again! Jerry’s Deli Reopens

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/borscht_again_jerrys_deli_reopens_20031003

About a year and a half ago, Lisa Thomas drove her father to Jerry's Famous Deli in Studio City, one of their favorite restaurants, to have a birthday brunch for him. However, when they arrived at the deli, they saw fire engines everywhere. The San Fernando Valley eatery was ablaze, causing an estimated $2 million in damages. For 16 months, Thomas and her husband, Bruce Thomas, a sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, felt an emptiness in their lives -- or, rather, a void in their stomachs. Although they began eating at a nearby deli, nothing could replace Jerry's sky-high corned beef sandwiches, hearty matzah ball soup and friendly service, she said. So when Jerry's rose from the ashes and reopened with standing-room-only crowds on Sept. 16, the Thomases were there. The couple arrived with the family's newest addition, 7-month-old Grant.

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