Yonah Schimmel

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Borscht Finds a Spot Outside of the Bowl

    ​Beets and goat cheese as a combination may be lowbrow-despicable, joining meatballs and anything with truffle oil as over the hill, over-saturated, and oft mocked menu items. However, beets aren't leaving the table anytime soon, in fact, it's tempting to say they're making a comeback. Fortunately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The U.S. Gets a Food Czar; Americans Stop Getting Fatter

    ​Jason Wong, who transformed his Brooklyn vegetarian restaurant, Red Bamboo, into a place that serves meat, is among those who have changed their ideas about eating meat since sustainably and ethically raised livestock has become more widely available. [NY Press] The Obama administration has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Yonah Schimmel's Celebrates Its 100th Birthday, Even as Chowhounds Continue to Bemoan Its Knishes

    Cheap Ass FoodYonah Schimmel's and its angrily debated signature product.​ Yonah Schimmel's celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It's a true milestone for both its knishes, which are the last of a dying breed in New York, and the store itself. One of Houston Street's holy trinity, which al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: LES Egg Creams

    Katz's egg cream Russ and Daughters' egg cream This week's Battle of the Dishes concerns the most classic New York soda fountain drink--the egg cream, a simple concoction of chocolate syrup, seltzer, and milk that somehow tastes rich and creamy. There are a good handful of places to get a proper e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B?

    I've made no secret of my admiration for B & H Deli, a culinary gem in the East Village that consists of a lunch counter, a few tiny tables, and a crew of irascible waiters (years ago, there was a legendary waiter named Dave). A recurring diet plan of mine consists of eating soup there every day ... More >>

  • Specials

    January 29, 2002