This documentary focuses on Ziggy Gruber, who co-owns a large deli in Houston and is also the grandson of the original owner of the Rialto Deli, the first Kosher deli to open on Broadway in New York City in the 1920s. The deli is the main love in this man's life. While the film also covers other famous Jewish delis in Manhattan, Queens, Los Angeles and San Francisco and their histories, the emphasis is on the cultural aspects of the food and how the culture and the desire for this food is disappearing. There were once thousands of these delis and now there's fewer than 150 left in the entire U.S. Such luminaries as Larry King, Jerry Stiller, Fyvush Finkel, Freddie Roman and Alan Dershowitz as well as various deli owners express their love for the culture and the food.Written by
Hope this will be considered for an Academy Award nomination
One of the best Documentaries to come along in ages. It was so good I could taste the mile high sandwiches of my youth in New York & Miami. When I moved to Beverly Hills, Nate & Al's was my first stop.Then came Canter's, Langer's, Fromins and the list goes on. It's a whole history lesson on Jewish Culture & Deli Humor not to be missed. Even Irish & Italian Catholics from Brooklyn in the 1940-1960s could understand Yiddish as a second language when I was a kid. Today our young Putz's can't even talk, they text. Ziggy is an National treasure and I'd love to sit down one of these days with him an Nosh. I don't understand why this film isn't being show in every major city in America that has a good sized Jewish Population.
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