Saul Zabar is in a new film: “Banksy Does New York”! It features collected footage from Banksy’s month of public art throughout NY last year, with a cameo by Saul Zabar! Banksy lit up NY with his public art in October 2013; one of the locations for his work was a Zabar’s owned building on the Upper West Side. Saul stepped in to help preserve it. Saul and Scott Goldshine (Zabar’s General Manager) share their thoughts on the events.
“Banksy Does New York” airs on Monday, November 17, 2014 on HBO
His name is Harold Horowytz, and from 1972 to 1992 he ran Zabar’s famed deli counter. He retired 22 years ago, packed his bags and moved South. But that is just the official story. Mostly, it feels as though he never left...
Who is this guy? No, he is not a high-flying gourmand with a crack team of assistants or a celebrity chef with a computerized database of delicacies. He is something better: an 86-year-old retiree with bad knees, a wry sense of humor and a penchant for profanity, one of the last of the old-school deli men.
From the article: ""I'm always learning. There are always new cheeses on the market," she said. Nowadays she's excited about the growing number of artisanal American cheeses. "More people making artisanal cheese today are in the U.S. So much better and better cheeses are coming out. There's an excitement about it."...
She continued: "When you are selling cheese, you are selling someone's love. We have to treat cheese makers' products like children. That is their pride and joy. You have to respect that.""
"Leonia resident is the woman behind Zabar's prestigious cheese department" from NorthJersey.com by Esther Davidowitz
Around here we're getting ready for our 80th Anniversary celebrations! Our Special Edition Anniversary Catalog is at the printer right now. Here's a glimpse into the action with today's NY Daily News article:
The New York Times is reporting that we're in a Gefilte shortage. Which is really no place to be this time of year. Visit Zabar's - stop by our store or shop online! It's here and delicious!
Gefilte Fish Is Scarce This Passover. Taste Buds Are Ambivalent. "Eating gefilte fish is not a requirement of the annual Seder, as the recitation of the four questions and the eating of matzo are. But it is part of the holiday tradition in many Jewish homes to put out, in addition to the brisket and macaroons, the small, white patties of gefilte fish." Read the full article in The New York Times
"Being an actress, a dozen bagels doesn’t really work for me. But I tried all of the fish, and I’ve got to say, it was comparable to the smoked salmon I’d get at the Ritz in Paris." - Chloë Sevigny
"The fish, the bagels and the gorgeous cream cheese with onion chopped through it — oh, it was divine! You know, when you’re not looking I’m Jewish. I’d just call up Zabar’s and tell them to charge it to the Carlyle." - Elaine Stritch