If you can’t travel to New York City and visit the famous Lower East Side Appetizing Store known as Russ and Daughters, don’t despair. First of all you might wonder what is an appetizing store and what’s so special about Russ and Daughters. Not being a native New Yorker, when I first arrived here I wondered the same thing. I thought to myself how strange to have a store that sold only appetizers, like what? Cheese and crackers, vegetables and dip, nuts, proscuitto and melon?
Well, this is how Wikipedia defines it: An appetizing store, typically in reference to Jewish cuisine, is best understood as a store that sells “the foods one eats with bagels.” “Appetizing” is used as a noun by itself to refer to these type of foods. …
Russ and Daughters will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2014. Here’s a bit of information I took from their website;
You should visit the web site http://www.russanddaughters.com – the history timeline is fascinating.
Okay, now that you know what an appetizing store is and who Russ and Daughters are, it’s time for me to pull it all together with the title of this post. You can give the Foodie on your list a real New York City Brunch. It just so happens you can order a gift basket from Russ and Daughters. A description of what you can send is below.
New York Brunch
Give a taste of New York with the city’s best bagels and lox. Any New Yorker (current or former) or food lover will go wild for this mouth-watering spread: New York’s finest Nova, all natural cream cheese, hand-rolled bagels, chocolate babka and our Private Blend coffee with a Russ & Daughters mug. Wrapped in a signature tote. Perfect for a gift or a gathering of up to 6 people.
This just might be the perfect gift for the Foodie on your list!
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