Ben’s In the News
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)
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) »
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) »
Bob Lape covers the opening of the newest Ben's Deli establishment in Westchester, NY. Listen to the clip here
Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers hosted a very special event for the families and loved ones of the Holocaust survivors on Christmas Day.
Nearly 100 guests hailing from Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennslyvania, and the New York-metropolitan area – as well as group founder, Gloria Weicher, who traveled from Montreal, Quebec, Canada – filled the dining area of Ben's Manhattan location from 1pm to 4pm for the Children of Holocaust Survivors Support Group's first meeting.
The group had a selection of traditional kosher fare, including favorites, such as knishes, latkes, and pastrami sandwiches. Once the meals were served, guests shared their unique experiences of growing up with family members who survived the Holocaust. Fellow survivor groups, meeting in Chicago and Ben's Boca Raton location, also joined in via Skype.
"It began with two members saying let's do lunch," said Andrea Bolender, board member of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center and survivor group member. "It grew to a crowd of close of 100 wanting to have this event."
"We found a safe haven amongst others like ourselves. We understood each other's upbringing, and we had no agenda other than to be joyful that our parents survived, had us, and we were together with our shared backgrounds," said Donna Steinhorn, the organizer of the event. "Ben's was delightful in bending over backwards to make our event a success, and David Czegledi made it so easy for us, working with us all the way."
"Events like this remind us all that we have so much to be thankful for," said David Czegledi, Assistant General Manager, Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers. "Being able to help the community by hosting this event is an honor."
On Monday, December 15, 2014, Ben's Manhattan participated in the 6th Annual Latke Festival, which took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in support of The Sylvia Center. The mission of The Sylvia Center is to inspire young people and their families to establish independent healthy eating habits—so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.