13 March 2008
More Yiddish than British
Contrast is everything. I can't stand matching. "You need to pick up the shirt in the tie." Old girlfriends were big on this. And they were wrong. You need contrast in clothing just like you need it in life. Six hours of a BBC miniseries can wear you down. Before you know it you're asking people to hold the lift. Asking where office drinks will be and telling your mates you're off to Spain to holiday for a fortnight with some nice Toddy you chatted up...
The Knish rides to your rescue. Hopefully, before all of your friends think you're an affected tool. I discovered the potato Knish during my first job outta college in NYC. I was looking for something in the morning that was cheap and would fill me up. The Knish off a Greek coffee cart fit that bill. After a couple of months in the city a nice Jewish girl showed me around. "Never eat Nova lox. That's for the Goyim. Always get Belly." And so it was...I learned about White Fish and H&H bagels. And I was taken here for a proper Knish. Are they Trad? Well, they are hand made. On Houston between 1st and 2nd.