Ben’s In the News

April 24, 2015

CUNY TV / Building New York

CUNY Television's "Building New York" Interviews Ronnie Dragoon


CUNY Television 

Ronnie Dragoon on The Stoler Report

Ronnie Dragoon, owner of Ben's Kosher Deli, was recently a member of a panel discussing New York City's kosher delis in the 21st century on CUNY Television's "The Stoler Report." Click here to view the video


Opening Ceremony 


Sitting at the counter of a bustling Midtown kosher delicatessen for lunch, absorbed in a Dr. Brown’s soda and a corned beef sandwich in the company of fellow lone eaters, is a faded New York City tradition.

This counter culture was once common to the city’s lunchtime hours but has declined as delis have vanished. Kosher food is expensive these days, and the city’s flagship delicatessens, such as Katz’s and 2nd Avenue Deli, are better known as historic culinary destinations than everyman canteens, but the solo counter lunch still thrives at Ben’s. Read the Article (PDF)


Sun Sentinel

'Deli Man' a mouth-watering film

Ronnie Dragoon, CEO and founder of Ben's kosher delicatessens (which has a thriving restaurant in Boca Raton), appeared in the film and thinks it will be good for the "deli" industry — about restaurants which feature recipes and culinary garnishes brought by Jews from all over Europe that were introduced to America in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the Article (PDF)

Nominate Ben's for The Queens Courier's Best of the Boro 2015!

The Queens Courer is accepting nominations for their Best of the Boro contest! Nominate Ben's for Best Deli here. Nominations close on March 7!


Westchester Magazine

Grab A Pastrami Sandwich, And More, At Ben’s Kosher Deli

It’s fitting that the grand opening of Ben’s in Scarsdale was on Tuesday, January 13 (a private party was held Monday night for friends, family, politicians—and lucky journalists), just one day before National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day. Of course, the pastrami sandwich is the raison d’être of any kosher restaurant. One without pastrami would be akin to an ice cream shop that didn’t have vanilla. Read the Article (PDF)

February 3, 2015

WCBS 880 

WCBS 880 gives a brief review of Ben's Westchester location on "Dining Diary"

January 21, 2015

The Jewish Week

The ‘Deli Man’ Cometh To Times Square

This is a busman’s holiday for Ziggy Gruber. The round-faced restaurateur from Houston (Texas, not Street), is sitting in Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant, an enormous and bustling kosher deli near Times Square, talking Jewish food and chatting about his movie debut in the new documentary film “Deli Man.” Read the Article (PDF) »

January 18, 2015

Page Six

Beef at ‘Deli Man’ premiere over meat shortage

There was beef at a get-together of top New York deli men at Lincoln Center. The disagreement came at the premiere of the new documentary “Deli Man,” when talk afterward turned to a current “pastrami and brisket shortage” that’s put restaurateurs in a pickle. Read the Article (PDF) »

January 13, 2015

WCBS Newsradio 880 

Dining Diary: Westchester Gets the Ben's

Bob Lape covers the opening of the newest Ben's Deli establishment in Westchester, NY. Listen to the clip here