First Person Arts Food Fun

Last year we had a blast leading a burger tour on behalf of First Person Arts. This year the First Person Arts Festival provides several other food related events that you should consider.

On Saturday, November 13th cook book author Joan Nathan will be will be discussing her latest book, Quiches, Kugels and Couscous at the Painted Bride Art Center from noon to 2pm. The $35 ($28 for First Arts members) gets you the talk as well as Jewish and Moroccan delicacies from Argan Moroccan Cuisine, Hershel’s East Side Deli and Zahav.

But the tickets online at or call 267-402-2055.

Another food event is the First Taste Dinner and Silent Auction with Soledad O’Brien, held over a three-course dinner by Alma de Cuba’s Executive Chef, Douglas Rodriguez.

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Hershel’s East Side Deli

Elisa Ludwig takes a bite out of Hershel’s East Side Deli, the new Jewish deli in the Reading Terminal Market.
The pedigree is promising as owner Steven Safern’s father was a manager and partner in Katz’s Deli in New York. Hershel’s may not reach the level of that New York institution “but it’s a good nosh on the east side of Broad.”

Nosh Your Average [City Paper]

Hershel’s Eastside Deli Coming To RTM

Hershel’s Eastside Deli is coming soon to the Reading Terminal Market. An old-fashioned Jewish deli offering both lunch items and traditional Jewish specialties to take home. Hershel’s will occupy the current Spataro’s location and plans to be open in July.