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Wise Sons: Inside ‘New Deli’

By Rob Eshman

January 30, 2013 | 1:43 pm

Corned beef sandwich with coleslaw at Wise Sons in San Francisco. Photo by Jay Firestone

The pastrami smoker at San Francisco’s Wise Sons delicatessen sits wedged between a short, wooden prep counter and a window facing Mission Street. It is tall and boxy and could easily... read on

  • Wise Sons. Delicatessen in San Francisco

    By Rob Eshman

    January 29, 2013 | 11:57 am

    This column will be part of our cover story Thursday on why the New Wave deli bandwagon seems to be passing LA by. This sidebar is about my visit to Wise Sons Delicatessen in San Francisco:

    The pastrami smoker at San Francisco’s Wise Sons delicatessen sits wedged between a... read on

  • Meme’s Anise Tea Biscuits [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 17, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, I spent Shabbat evening at David Suissa’s house. His mother, Suzanne, who was visiting from Montreal, cooked.

    At the end of the perfect Moroccan-Jewish festive dinner came a plate of galettes — anise-scented tea biscuits. Light, not too sweet — perfect for... read on

  • Meme Suissa’s Anise Tea Biscuits [VIDEO RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 11, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    A few weeks ago I spent Shabbat evening at David Suissa’s house.  His mother Suzanne, visiting from Montreal, cooked.

    At the end of the perfect Morroccan Jewish festive dinner came a plate of galettes—anise-scented tea biscuits.  Light, not too sweet—perfect for coffee. For... read on

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  • Meme Suissa’s Moroccan Galettes [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 10, 2012 | 4:51 pm

  • The New York Times Kosher Los Angeles Article Is…Wrong

    By Rob Eshman

    October 9, 2012 | 10:36 pm

    There are about 70 kosher restaurants in Los Angeles. 

    The New York Times article on kosher dining in Los Angeles mentions four of them.  Why?  Who knows?  Maybe the writer, Jennifer Medina, had a limited expense account.  Maybe she doesn’t drive, so she could only go to the... read on

  • Sunday at Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessen [SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    August 19, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    More than Jews have kept delis, the deli has kept the Jews.

    Yes, that’s a direct ripoff of Ahad Ha’am’s famous dictum about the Sabbath.

    I didn’t know Heschel, but I bet if I could have gotten him alone over a cup of cold beet borscht at Rattner’s, he would have thought it... read on

  • Restaurant Review: Superba Snack Bar

    By Rob Eshman

    August 14, 2012 | 11:11 pm

    Say you want to go home and eat, but you don’t want to go home.  You want to eat the kind of food you’d make yourself, if you had the day to buy it, think it over, cook it, invite some friends over and eat it.  Careful food, but not daunting. Doable.

    As our ingredients improve... read on

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