A 'Southern' Rosh Hashanah Treat

Enjoy this Texan deli maven’s sweet Hungarian apple crumb kugel
Paula Murphy

Get in the holiday spirit with this easy kugel!

A place with character will always stand out. And when it comes to being a New York Jewish deli in the heart of Houston, well, it doesn’t stand out any more than that! When Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant  opened in Houston in 1999, it offered Texans more than 200 items on the menu and a taste of traditional Jewish deli fare. Kenny & Ziggy’s deli is run by Ziggy Gruber, the chef and a third-generation "deli maven" whose family opened the first Jewish deli on Broadway in New York City.

To honor its heritage, Gruber's menu includes several cleverly named sandwiches, such as the Fiddler on the Roof of Your Mouth, a triple-decker of corned beef and pastrami with Russian dressing and slaw; Luck Be a Latke, with brisket sandwiched between two potato pancakes with apple sauce or sour cream; The One and Only Reuben; Beauty and the Beef, a triple-decker of roast beef, turkey, and Swiss with lettuce, tomato, and Russian dressing; and Join the Club, their take on a traditional club sandwich, to name a few.

Whatever you decide to order if you make the trek to this Houston staple, one thing is for sure: you won’t fall short of authentic tastes and creative menu item names!

If you can’t get to Houston to try some of the famous deli selections Ziggy offers you a Rosh Hashanah treat:

Click here to see the Hungarian Apple Crumb Kugel Recipe


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