Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Postmodern Kosher Shopping

Today's Washington Post (registration required) has an article on the impact of a "big box" kosher supermarket in Chicago, with a few twists:

For shoppers accustomed to the crowded aisles and serendipity of local kosher stores, the Jewel on Howard Avenue, the border between Chicago and the town of Evanston, is a revelation.

"Isn't it incredible?" one woman said to another as they marveled at the display, from Empire chicken to Tirat Zvi honey-glazed turkey breast to kugel and frozen pizza. And fresh sushi, of course. Always the sushi.

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