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Crescent City Jewish News : Kosher Cajun offers new fare

Pizza area for dining at Kosher Cajun New York Delicatessen and Grocery Article link: Crescent City Jewish News Photo Credit: Alan Smason Kosher Cajun New York Delicatessen and Grocery has expanded its offerings to now include sushi and pizza. While owner Joel Brown is easing into the program, he is optimistic that it will be a popular improvement. Kosher Cajun enjoys its kashrut certification though the Louisiana Kashrut Committee headed…

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SJLM : Kosher Cajun adds pizza, sushi days to menu

Credit : Southern Jewish Life Magazine Kosher Cajun is expanding its repertoire. The New Orleans-area institution has long been known for traditional deli dishes and kosher takes on Louisiana classics like jambalaya, red beans and rice, and gumbo. With the completion of a new prep space, Kosher Cajun is offering Pizza Wednesdays, Sushi Thursdays and Fried Chicken Fridays. The expanded menu comes as the store recently finished a much-needed new…

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Gambit Weekly : Kosher Cajun

Credit: Gambit Weekly Author: Nicola Jones Photo Credit: Cheryl Gerber Kosher Cajun owner Joel Brown tucks into a deli meal. When Joel Brown opened Kosher Cajun (3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-888-2010; www.koshercajun.com) nearly 27 years ago, he had a clear vision of his ideal customer: everyone. “When I started Day One, I knew the size of the Jewish community and I knew the focus wasn’t going to be on the very small religious…

Forward : Jewish Big Easy is Back – In Time for Super Bowl

Credit : Forward.com Author: Seth Berkman The Jewish Big Easy is back — and the Super Bowl proves it. New Orleans Jews are eagerly trumpeting Super Bowl XLVII as a means to showcase their rebuilt community, almost seven and a half years after it suffered a devastating drop in population following Hurricane Katrina. “We were impacted by Katrina just like everyone else,” said Rabbi Robert Loewy, of Congregation Gates of…

Book Mention: Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South

Article link : Google Books Book title: Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South Author: Marcie Cohen Ferris Today the Kosher Cajun is the only independently operated kosher delicatessen in New Orleans. Large chain groceries such as A&P and Save-A-Center feature kosher department, and the locally owned Dorignac’s Grocery operates a kosher bakery. Dorignac’s kosher version of the traditional Mardi Gras “king cake” replaces the baby Jesus inside…

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Joel and Natalie Brown of the Kosher Cajun NY Deli and Grocery in Metairie.
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NOLA.COM : Keeping Kosher

Keeping Kosher: Two Metairie restaurants within blocks of each other found their calling by feeding a niche market Credit: NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune Author: Ann Maloney Original article link: http://blog.nola.com/brettanderson/2008/10/keeping_kosher_two_metairie_re.html Cajun has satisfied many a craving for a New York bagel with smoked salmon, lettuce, tomato and purple onion. So you want to open a restaurant. But your business plan includes being closed on Friday night and all day Saturday, the two…

New Orleans Official Guide : Oy! Such a Home

Credit: New Orleans Official Guide Before any Jews had even come to Louisiana, the Code Noir (Black Code) of the French colonial period decreed that they be expelled. No one bothered to enforce this part of the code against the handful of Jews who gradually trickled into New Orleans in the mid-1700s. After taking control in 1769, the second Spanish governor, however, did expel certain successful Jewish merchants-in particular the…

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Blog : Experiencing Katrina

Credit : Experiencing Katrina Author: Daniel Held That evening we went to Kosher Cajun for dinner and to light candles.We spent a long time speaking the Joel, the owner.  Joel had evacuated with his family just before the storm.  Not everyone, however, had and Joel received a call from a Rabbi still in New Orleans that they needed food and a car.  With Joel’s permission they went into the store, got food…

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Jewish Exponent : Getting a Fresh Start in a Soiled City

Credit: Jewish Exponent Author: Bryan Schwartzman Quote: Lew Grafman, interim director for social action and public policy for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, said the movement is earmarking a “substantial” amount of its remaining hurricane-relief funds to help Shir Chadash and a Mississippi congregation meet the costs of rebuilding. Will Samuels, ritual vice president at Shir Chadash, said the damages totaled about $300,000, and that “there is additional fundraising…

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The Jewish World : We are all one

Credit : The Jewish World Author: Bayla Sheva Brenner Quote: WEIGHING THE LOSSES Joel Brown and his wife, Natalie, longtime OU members, are hoping to revive a major component of that vital sense of community of which Jordan speaks. They ran the Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery, a popular main- stay of New Orleans’ Jewish population. Their invaluable establishment has pro- vided kosher food for the entire city…