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Ben’s In the News

February 18, 2010

BWW News Desk

Ben's Deli Unveils CIRCUMCISE ME
Bris-ket Sandwich

Circumcise Me is ( Yisrael Campbell's hilarious show at The Bleecker Street Theater (45 Bleecker Street). Tickets for the show are now on sale through May 16th. Ben's Deli (209 W. 38th Street) is honored the show by unveiling The Circumcise Me "BRIS"-ket sandwich at noon on February 17th. The sandwich is sliced brisket and cole-slaw on rye bread with a pickle (with the ends cut off, of course) and chopped liver on the side. READ MORE...

February 17, 2010

Michael Orback/

'Circumcise Me' 
Extended Through Mid-May

Circumcise Me, the hit off-Broadway play, will have its run at the Bleeker Street Theatre extended until May 16th. READ MORE...

February 11, 2010

John Tanasychuck/

Ben's New York Kosher Delicatessen /
Boca Raton

3-1/2 out of 4 stars
First impression: One visit here and you'll understand why David Sax, author of "Save the Deli" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24), includes Ben's among his three favorite South Florida spots. READ MORE...


November 8, 2008
A Day Of Thanks & Giving

On Sunday, November 8th, the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen in Hempstead, LI, opened its doors for their annual Day of Thanks & Giving Luncheon Event. The luncheon was catered by Ben’s Kosher Deli with a special tour of their facility.

This year, The INN honored Dave Golbert, Volunteer and Community Advocate, along with Carol Hodkin of Geico Insurance Company. Proceeds from the event go directly towards preparing the Mary Brennan INN for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

For more information about The INN, please contact: Nora Bealey at (516) 486-8506 ext. 108 or

Ronnie Dragoon, owner of Ben’s, and his wife Cindy, along with Ben’s Catering Director, Todd Silverstein, serve the attendees.

October 19, 2009

Jason Perlow/ Off The Broiler

Kosher Orgy: Save The Deli Launch Party At Ben's

For those of you who have been living under a rock the last several years, my friend David Sax has been working diligently on his book Save the Deli, a chronicle of his travels throughout the United States and Canada in his efforts to seek out what remains of our dying Jewish Deli culture. READ MORE

October, 2009

Hebrew National® Takes Center Plate At Ben's Deli In New York

When you think of Hebrew National, don't just think hot dogs. The wide array of Hebrew National fresh meats take center plate at some of the country's most successful restaurants. Ask owner and founder of Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, Ronnie Dragoon... read more


September 17, 2009

Rosh Hashanah Menu With Recipes & Tips Plus A Bonus Kosher Sangria

Stephanie Schandler, Long Island Grocery Examiner, dishes on her holiday favorites with some tips from Ben's!


September 13, 2009

Michelle Park/ ZAGAT REVIEWS

Kosher Deli Offers New Year Meal 'To Go'

A kosher deli in Brooklyn known for its homestyle cooking is gearing up for Rosh Hashanah with a special deal that is sure to impress. NY1's Michelle Park filed the following report. Click here to view the NY1 Ben's Rosh Hashanah Catering video.

June 26, 2009

Marjorie Robins/

South Shore: Deli At Your Door

Your foremothers may have slaved over a hot stove to put chicken soup on the shabbes table every Friday night, but all you gotta do is answer your doorbell.

Ben's Kosher Deli is now offering free delivery service... READ MORE

June 14, 2009

Corey Kilgannon/ The New York Times

Three Generations, Four Lunches

IN THE SEATS Three generations of women in a rear booth: Sarah Kaye, 90, who grew up the youngest of seven children in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and raised her own three in a Bayside co-op; her daughter, Carol Flaumenbaum, 63; and Ms. Flaumenbaum's two daughters, who both married Irishmen and were glad to take their names. "Ugh, did I get tortured in school," recalled one, Lori Donahue, 36. "They called me Waldbaum's, you name it."

ON THE PLATES Four lunch specials ($9.99 including soup, pickles, coleslaw and coffee): stuffed cabbage for Mrs. Kaye, two sliced turkey platters and one hot open turkey sandwich without bread. "I just didn't feel like bread," Ms. Donahue explained.     The group made easy work of the pickles and slaw and finished with tea. There was plenty of meat left for doggie bags.

WHY THEY CAME Ms. Donahue, a lifelong Long Islander, was scheduled to move to Port St. Lucie, Fla. Her husband, a police detective who is retiring, wants to see the Mets in spring training there; she would like to adopt a child. The cars and the moving van were packed, and Ms. Donahue was sad and anxious.

WHAT THEY TALKED ABOUT "You see how puffy my eyes are?" Ms. Donahue said. "That's from crying and not sleeping." Her sister, Robyn Casey, 40, tried to cheer her up: "They say that in Florida, happy hour starts at 4:30."   

Their wise, even-keeled grandmother piped up. "Listen, it's an adjustment — anytime you move, it's an adjustment," she said. "When I moved to Bayside, it was an adjustment."  When the check came, Mrs. Kay took it and adjusted her credit card into the portfolio.

ALL TOGETHER NOW From left: Robyn Casey, Sarah Kaye, Lori Donahue and Carol Flaumenbaum.