Ventnor’s Bubbie’s Bistro offers falafel and other vegetarian delights along with creative pizza and calzones.
For first-time restaurateurs Tad and Elizabeth Stern, the opening of their new Bubbie’s Bistro — a Kosher Italian eatery in Ventnor, just minutes outside of Atlantic City — was the culmination of multiple dreams.
Tad, born and raised in Atlantic City, had always hoped to become a part of the local business community. After graduating Temple, he pursued a career in Philadelphia in the design and manufacturing of “high-end womens wear,” then returned to the Jersey shore in 1992.
Elizabeth, of Italian ancestry but converted to Judaism, aspired to create a restaurant and a menu celebrating her ethnic heritage while simultaneously honoring the stringent tenets of that new faith.
Tad jokes about that strictness, saying: “If you’re Jewish you don’t have 10 Commandments, you have about 713.”
The couple actually began their food journey a year or so ago, when they were asked “as a community service” according to Tad, to run nearby Shalom Pita during winter months.
That experience, along with positive feedback they received, encouraged them to move forward.
Which all led to Bubbie’s opening in mid-July.
Stating that “Kosher food is the fastest-growing segment of the industry right now,” Tad fully credits his wife of 20 years, calling her the “figurative and literal ‘Bubbie.’
“[It’s} all fresh food, made from scratch,” he adds.
“Since we became Orthodox, we’ve noticed that a lot of Kosher places have a captive audience,” says Tad, adding that as a result, food quality tends to suffer.
For proprietors Eyal Aranya and Yoni Nadav, this shore eatery represents the third location of their unique food provider.
Located at 5204 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406. 822-7200. Just a few blocks from the Casinos and Boardwalk, Bubbies is proud of its tradition of serving fresh Kosher Italian & Mediterranean homemade food at reasonable prices. Kosher Dairy & Vegetarian, under the Strict Rabbinical Supervision of Star-K. Pas Yisroel - Cholov Yisroel....
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