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Kosher Italian at Bubbie's Bistro

Ventnor’s Bubbie’s Bistro offers falafel and other vegetarian delights along with creative pizza and calzones.

By Frank Gabriel

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“We wanted to do something different, to serve the Jewish community and people who want to eat healthy.”


The restaurant, under strict rabbinical supervision by Baltimore’s Star-K organization, further carries the unique designations of being Cholov Yisroel and Pas Yisroel, which Tad characterizes as being “a step above Kosher.”


This reflects the couple’s religious beliefs as well.


“We’re spiritual people and started studying other spiritual paths,” says Tad. “This led to mysticism, Kabbalah and eventually Chaddad, a Hasidic sect of Judaism.”


A self-described “pizza afficionado,” Tad even goes so far as to remember his very first slice — at Atlantic City’s now defunct Pic-A-Dilli restaurant in 1958.


“I’ve been trying to capture that experience ever since,” he says. 


This led directly to the starring player on Bubbie’s list of offerings: pizza.


Ten different, creative specialty pies to be exact, along with calzone. All derived from Elizabeth’s personal recipes for both dough and sauce.


Most prominent on that list are cippolina, with tomato, mozzarella, caramelized onions and kalamata olives; dispereta, loaded with tomato, mozz, garlic, spinach, bell pepper, onions, mushrooms and eggplant, and the lucreziana, with tomato, mozz, anchovies, mushrooms, olives, spinach and feta cheese.


For traditionalists, house-made falafel balls are available three ways — in either a standard pita sandwich, a large platter with Israeli salad and hummus or an intrepid, culture-crossing falafel and egg sandwich, accompanied by peppers, onions and tahini sauce on a long roll.


We don’t know about you, but to us, that sounds worth a trip, all by itself.


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1. JewFood.com said... on Dec 16, 2011 at 04:18PM

“must try this place”

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