Preview: MOFAD: Beyond Bagels: Jewish Food and Jewish Eating in the United States

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Date(s) - 08/09/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Cover image courtesy of MOFAD

What’s up? What does “eating Jewish” look like in the United States today? The spectrum of Jewish food laws and dietary guidelines is vast and followed to many varying degrees.

Damage? $30

Why you should go. Journey beyond the great New York comfort food of smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and red onion on the iconic bagel. Join moderator Jeffrey Yoskowitz and a dynamic panel made up of Russ & Daughters’ Niki Russ Federman, Mile End’s Joel Tietolman, Ben’s Deli’s Hal Simon, and cookbook author Adeena Sussman for a lively discussion on the relationship between Jewish food and Jewish eating.

Previous events at MOFAD include Spice master Lior Sercarz © Kaori Mahajan for WhereNYC

What is MOFAD?

Carved out from an old garage, this museum lab devotes itself entirely to exploring food, drink and culture. MOFAD has hosted several inspiring after-hours events including: An evening of Polish vodkaChef Pierre Thiam on Senegalese CuisineFood writer Sarah LohmanMichael Twitty’s African Roots in Southern CuisineSpice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte NYC, and Éric Ripert and Alex Guarnaschelli.

Useful tips:

  • RSVP ASAP before tickets sell out.
  • Attire? Casual works.
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Fancy a nightcap or bite to eat nearby? 
  1. KarczmaKarczma, 136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  2. Krolewskie Jadlo 694 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11222 – Polish, the most medieval-looking restaurant I’ve ever seen.
  3. No Name Bar 597 Manhattan Ave. New York, NY 11222 Chinese trendy, hipster popular.
  4. Pete’s Candystore 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, No longer an old-school candystore, but a creative bar with live music.
  5. Spritzenhaus, 33 Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, great selection of beer, family friendly, good dogs and fries. I love this place.
  6. Tørst 615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Craft beers – yes this is Greenpoint!