BOOM! A knish (pronounced: ka-nish) is a doughy empanada-like bun filled with potatoes, meat, sauerkraut, onions, veggies, or cheese that is grilled, deep-fried, or baked to tasty goodness and served up with tender-loving care. . .at least you hope it is served with TLC. Knishes are available wherever there is a substantial eastern-European population available to make and consume them. It is said that mostly folks of Polish heritage cook these babies up. . .and there is sometimes a strong Hebrew involvement in the creation of knishes.
Here in New York City the place to go for knishes is Yonah Schimmel’s shop on Houston Street in lower Manhattan. This shop has been open since 1910. . .over one hundred years, which is old for New York and quite old for the U.S.A. Schimmel’s serves up a great knish. . .this is old-school New York–the place seems to have the same decor that it had on opening day. Please pop on in and have one some time. . .folks of every color, gender, size, shape, and heritage enjoy the knishes here, and I know that you will too.
I send you filling vibes from Yonah Schimmel’s Knishery. . .feel them. . .they are totally satisfying.
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