LISTEN, dahlink, you look hungry. A little pale, even.
Maybe you need a nice bowl of matzo ball soup, or perhaps some chopped liver on a cracker.
Fortunately for you, bubeleh, both will be in abundance at the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival, coming to Forsyth Park this Sunday, Oct. 25.
Along with music and entertainment (expect a rousing “Hava Nagila” rendition around the fountain), booths will be stuffed with homemade geshmack goodies for sale, courtesy of the machers, yentas and bubbes of Congregation Mickve Israel.
Here are the noshes by the numbers:
1500 deli sandwiches (and 1500 dill pickles!)
1000 hot dogs (kosher, of course)
2000 potato latkes (applesauce or sour cream? Go meshuggeh with both!)
700 Sephardic lamb pitas
500 challahs (get ‘em while they last...)
600 bowls of matzo ball soup
50 pounds of hummus
And while we couldn’t pin them down by the gallon, there were also be copious amounts of stuffed cabbage, Israeli salad and the aforementioned chopped liver.
Of course you’ll save room for sweets, because who can resist honey cakes and hamentaschen cookies?
Don’t forget about the pallets of Dr. Brown’s soda to wash it all down, though the alterkockers will have to wait until after 12:30pm to break out the many kegs of He’Brew Beer.
The only thing missing is a barrel of antacids, but surely someone in this mishpocha is a doctor?
Alterkocker: old timer; in this case, 21+
Bubeleh: little grandma, sweetie
Geshmack: delicious, tasty
Macher: big shot
Mishpocha: extended family
Yenta: well-meaning busybody
Shalom Y’all Food Festival
When: 11am-4pm, Sunday, Oct. 25
Where: Forsyth Park
Cost: Free admission; food purchased by ticket