New restaurant report -- #1 of 3: a kosher deli for Howard County
Not kosher-style. KOSHER. As in Baruch Atah Adonai kosher.
Pita & Rye, which describes itself a New York-style deli, is scheduled to open in May in the Maple Lawn community (I'm pretty sure "Maple Lawn" is the literal translation of my grandparents' shtetl in Belarus.) Who says Jewish humor is dead? Hello?? Is this thing on?
Anyway, according to the press release, "Pita & Rye will operate under Orthodox kosher supervision by Rabbi Hillel Baron of Congregation Ahavas Israel in Columbia, MD. Rabbi Baron welcomes Pita & Rye as 'the first kosher food establishment in Howard County and it is a milestone for our Jewish Community.'"
The menu will feature, in addition to the "premium sandwiches" stuffed with "fresh roasted meats" you'd expect, a selection of Mediterranean-style offerings, which you might not.
Go look at HowChow's post today, which quotes this reader comment from the first post.
Owners of Pita & Rye, whoever you are - you are risking a lot, we know, to give us a deli. Please don't screw it up. I beg you. Give us the good stuff, throw out the bad, and smile when you serve us. Give us good value & a good pickle.
I haven't seen anyone do plaintive like that since Lamentations.