I remember old time Jewish Eateries in the 1950’s in New York City.One was a Jewish fast food place called “The Kishka King”which specialized in Kishka (Stuffed Derma,10 inch Hot dogs and Charlotte Russe .It was located on Pitkin Ave in Brownsville B’klyn.Another was Weiss’s Hot Dogs on Cross bay Blvd before the Far Rockaway toll bridge.In Manhattan there was Glucksterns and Pollacks thou not delicatessens but fancy kosher restaurant
There was also Dubrows on Eastern Pkwy in Crown Heights ,Concord and Famous all cafeteria style eateries(They each gave you a coupon just like Katz Delicatessen Did by punching a hole in that coupon for what you Just purchased ).
There was Ratners dairy Resturant in Manhattan.
I read that in a time frame from 1950 -1970 there were 750 Kosher Delis in Brooklyn and the Bronx alone.
Katz Deli thou not Kosher is still around it remains sort of the like last of the Mohegans.
One provision company started to acquire all the brands of Jewish provisions raising the price so high as to making it out of range for the working mans lunch or family supper spot.In addition most of the Jews moved out of the old neighborhoods aand as the demographics changed and the new influx of people didn’t have a taste for Jewish Cuisine.
Dubrows became a hang out for old Jewish Men who would sit and drink coffee for hours and bullshit and buy nothing else. I wish these places were still around today…Like the Arthur Godfrey song ” I’d give a million tomorrow s for just one yesterday.end]
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I liked Grabstein’s in Canarsie, and Knish Nosh on Queens Blvd. (best Rugguleh in the city)
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