Sukkot at Weber: Lower East Side Style

As with Jews worldwide, Weber celebrates Sukkot through several traditional practices, including the mitzvahs (commandment) of “dwelling” in the Sukkah and waving the Lulav and Etrog. To add some unique flavors—literally and figuratively—to Weber’s Sukkot celebration, we will recognize HoShanah Rabbah (the 6th day of Sukkot) during lunch this coming Monday, September 27, in the style of one of the great North American Jewish communities: New York City!

After purchasing a Lulav and Etrog from a street vendor on Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, no self-respecting New York gourmand would resist stopping at Guss’ Pickles for their one and only, world-famous “half-sour” pickle. With its one and only crunch and robust flavor, Guss’ supplied pickles for countless Sukkot (as well as tables throughout the year) from 1920 until 2009, when it was sadly forced to close its doors and convert to a mail-order only service.

This year, Weber will once again bring Guss’ one-of-a-kind, outdoor briney experience to Sandy Springs, offering students, faculty, and staff the chance to taste the very same classic Kosher pickle that has satiated New Yorkers everywhere for over 100  years! You can capture a sense of Guss’ storefront culture in this short clip from the 1988 film, “Crossing Delancey,” though unlike the “Pickle Man” in this film, we will serve pickles with tongs, gloves, and masks, not our bare hands!

Balancing some sweet with the savory, we will feature another New York delicacy during Weber’s final lunch of Sukkot 5782: Green’s Chocolate Babka. Kosher Parve and nut-free straight from Brooklyn, we will serve this world-class, oozing with chocolate, complex carbohydrate as a sweet end to Sukkot.

Until Monday, we wish you a Chag Sameach (a happy and healthy Sukkot holiday) and Shabbat Shalom!
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