Ben’s In the News
Growing up in Queens inspired one man to don deli whites with blue-collar roots.
Ronnie Dragoon, owner and operator of Ben's Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, spent many of his early years across from LeFrak City on 98th Street in Rego Park.
Now, after 40 years of running the well-known kosher deli, Dragoon reflected on those humble beginnings... READ MORE
Ben's Kosher Delicatessen supports many community charity events and organizations. Below are some recent events in which Ben's has proudly participated. Please click each link for details.
The Baruch Hillel Basketball Team at the 2nd Annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted by the University of Maryland.
(l-r) Adam Hashemi, President of the Baruch College Hillel in Manhattan, NY
along with center Maz Kashani and student coach Michael Senders enjoy a Ben's Meal Box
at the 2nd Annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament.
Eight South Florida restaurants threw their matzah balls in the ring at Forest Trace, a Lauderhill retirement community, for the chance to win the title of "Best All Around Matzah Ball" and $500 to the charity of their choice in the third annual Golden Matzah Bow. This pre-Passover bout packed quite a punch with the 150 residents and guests that attended. Ben's Kosher Deli schored a unanimous decision with the judges by winning "Best All-Around Matzah Ball" and donated $500 to Jewish Community Services of South Florida. READ MORE...
(Long Island, NY) In 1972, Ronnie Dragoon returned to his native Long Island from Indiana to open a delicatessen in Baldwin Harbor. He called it Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant, which he named after his father. Forty years later, the restaurant has expanded with six locations: three in Nassau County, one in Queens, one in Manhattan and one in Florida. It offers freshly prepared food that is courteously served in a clean, well-maintained restaurant while faithfully observing Kosher dietary laws. READ MORE...
Photo Credit: Sid Jacobsen Jewish Community Center
Michael Barcham (left) and Fred Avelar cooked up some hot, fresh potato pancakes for a community charity event.
In anticipation of the Jewish holiday Passover, Forest Trace, theLauderhill resort retirement community, hosted the third annual "Golden Matzah Bowl," a three-part competition, featuring eight South Florida restaurateurs as well as the "Best Matzah Ball Mix from the Box" and "Best Homemade Recipe" contests. Participation in the contest was free, though all attendees were asked to donate a box of matzah ball mix to WECARE, the Broward food pantry. READ MORE...