Newspaper reporters must rely on official spokesmen and people who will be quoted by name. The beauty of blogging is that you can apply the "normal people" standards and post about the new Pita & Rye deli in Fulton because there has been public talk by the people involved. That's why I posted about the deli three weeks ago.
Pita & Rye circulated a press release today with quotes from owner Jay Fridkis and Rabbi Hillel Baron, who will supervise the kosher kitchen. Baron, who runs Congregation Ahavas Israel, says in the release that this will be Howard County's first kosher food establishment.
I echo all the hopeful comments on the prior post. A kosher deli may deliver New-York-quality ingredients, and that could be a great thing. Bon Fresco has proven that great sandwiches can pack a house, so I'll second the anonymous comment emphasizing the need for the deli and the diners to do their part:
Everyone out there on Howchow - we have to support it or it will close! Let's say it again, we have to support or it will close! Again...get the idea?Check out the Pita & Rye Web site here.
Owners of Pita & Rye, whoever you are - you are risking a lot, we know, to give us a deli. Please don't screw it up. I beg you. Give us the good stuff, throw out the bad, and smile when you serve us. Give us good value & a good pickle.