Elie's Expositions

A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.


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Friday, July 07, 2006

My Kosher Alter Ego

Several months back I discovered that there is another Elie Rosenfeld, in fact someone who shares at least one concern with yours truly. Now my doppelganger is in the food news again (h/t Soccer Dad and Attila). Though I can't take credit for his quotes, I do agree with the position that more ubiquitous marketing of kosher foods is "good for the Jews". Great monikers think alike, I guess.

On a related note, just a couple of days ago I was kvetching about the fact there is no kosher food available in any of the area malls, even though they are widely patronized by kosher-eating shoppers, and already have enormous food courts. With all those dozens of food stores wouldn't you think at least one per mall could be kosher? I can't believe such an establishment wouldn't do more than enough business to turn a profit, just from Orthodox Jews alone - and it's well known that the better kosher restaurants get lots of business from non-exclusively-kosher folks as well. Hey, if Yankee Stadium can have a kosher food stand, why not some of Jersey's famous malls?

Namesake: if you're reading this, a marketing idea to run with. And you already know how to spell the name for the royalty checks!

5 Comments:

At 7/8/06, 11:42 PM, Anonymous Elie Rosenfeld said...

The problem with getting Kosher food at the malls is simple. High rents. Rental cost in NJ's malls isn't cheap and they base the cost per foot on traffic of the mall, no matter if your store will be open or not on each and every Shabbos. We'd each need to pay $4/slice of pizza....

BTW -- Yankee stadium can do it b/c the Kosher stand their in purposfully on a wheeled cart, so it can wheeled away so not to take up valuable space on Friday nite and Saturday games. (Guess where they got that idea.....)

2nd BTW ---It's your alter ego, Elie Rosenfeld, the kosher guy...

 
At 7/12/06, 10:11 AM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I have complained about that hard to believe that baltimore would have it before us.

 
At 7/13/06, 1:24 PM, Blogger Elie said...

I've heard or talking to yourself, but this is ridiculous!

Welcome to the blog, fellow-Elie! And thanks for clearing up a long-time question of mine. Now someone tell me why we can't get a fleichig fast-food restuarant going in Highland Park??

 
At 4/16/08, 8:03 AM, Blogger Adelynn said...

Hi nice Blog. I feel bad while am living this Big Bear hotel , wow i enjoyed every second there. I dono weather i ll get one like this in future

 
At 5/9/08, 5:33 AM, Anonymous KOSHER STAY AMERICA said...

BIGGEST PROBLEM HERE IS NOT THE COST OF THE FOOD, BECAUSE USUALLY PEOPLE WILL TRY SOMETHING NEW. SPECIALLY IN THE MALL OR STADIUM. PROBLEM IS HOURS OF WORK. IF STORE IS LOCATED IN THE MALL, THEN IT CANNOT BE CLOSED IF THE MALL IS OPEN. THAT MEANS IT HAS TO BE OPEN ON EREV SHABBAT,SHABBAT AND YOM TOV

 

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