"A High Holy Call for Lox, and Old Hands to Slice It, at Zabar’s" By Corey Kilgannon October 8, 2016 from The New York Times.
Founded in 1934, Zabar’s is a New York institution, beloved by local residents and tourists alike. And its lox men are its stars. They attract a cultlike following, and for longtime regulars who lose revered cutters to retirement, the holidays are a chance to reunite with their favorites. Read the entire article here.
It is with profound sadness and deep affection that Zabar's announces the passing of Harold Horowytz, Zabar's Deli Director, on May 15, 2016. Harold Horowytz was one of the last of the old-school New York deli men. Born in 1928, he grew up over his father’s grocery store in New Jersey. There he learned every facet of the business as he participated in its transformation over the decades before joining Zabar’s in 1972. During the next 20 years he was a guiding force behind Zabar's deli department and Zabar's kitchens. Harold cured his own pickles, sourced the finest cold cuts and sliced the leanest pastrami and tenderest brisket. He was known by his customers as a true New York deli maven. A deep affection and special bond was shared between Harold and anyone who had a chance to work with him. He made the hard work and quick pace of working in the deli department seem easy, calling everyone "kid" with a NY sense of humor that was unique to him. Harold's reach went beyond the deli counter at Zabar's. His advice was sought after and he was respected as a confidant and a beloved figure throughout the store. Though Harold officially retired in 1992 he continued to shape Zabar's deli department. Each holiday season he would return to supervise the department and serve customers. He continued to work closely with Saul Zabar throughout the year from his home in North Carolina. Harold is survived by his loving family including his wife Vera, and children Mark (Rae) Horowytz, Roni (Jim) Ackerman, Sheri (Craig) Tendler, 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many friends.
Two years ago, this wonderful article was written about Harold. It captures his personality, humor and energy so well.
"One of New York City's most famous grocery stores, Zabar's started as an appetizing counter within another market in 1934 and quickly expanded, eventually becoming the half-block complex it is today. Its renowned appetizing section features numerous deli salads, five kinds of caviar, olives and cheeses from all over the world, and several varieties of in-house smoked fish. Zabar's also has the benefit of a great bakery section, carrying babkas, rugelach, bagels, and bialys." - April 19, 2016. Read the whole article here.
As seen in the New York Time’s food section, these new flavor offerings at Zabar’s are a convenient and flavorful way to add the essence of different mushrooms to any sort of dish. Available in 3 different flavors; Porcini, Morel and Truffle, these flavors were made by infusing alcohol with their respective mushrooms, then distilling the infusion. This results in a powerful 36-proof flavor elixir that can be used in many ways by even the home chef. These elixirs are perfect to flambé, marinade or deglaze meats and poultry, yet can also be utilized to flavor sauces, pastas and soups by adding 1 Tablespoon per serving at the end of the cooking time. Available in-store and online at $21.98 for a limited time.
AM New York's Melissa Kravitz gathered together her favorites from across the city to represent New York Gifts - guess who tops the list? Zabar's! Thank you, Melissa. We think our Totally Bamboo Manhattan Board & NYC Gift Boxes make great gifts too!
"Think you heart New York more than the next New Yorker? Prove it with your gift giving. Here are some gift ideas that showcase the Empire State in all its glory, so you can share your love of the city.
Zabar's is one of the few markets that embodies the NYC spirit with its line of food products that include babka, black and white cookies and New York bagels. They've gathered some of their NYC favorites in baskets that range in price, but we love the New York Goodies Box, which includes an "I LOVE NY" cookie. Prices vary. Zabars.com
Apples are great, but coffee is invigorating! And, as it turns out, pretty good for you also.
As reported in the NY Times today, it seems that coffee is on the list of foods (drinks) that help us in more ways that the obvious. So drink up! Zabar's Coffee Beans are custom roasted each week, with precision and love.