From March 1st through 21st, Zucker Bakery transforms nightly into a Jewish-Iraqi eatery, dishing out Middle Eastern staples—like the namesake kubbeh (torpedo-shaped bulgur dumplings)—from 6pm until the kubbeh soup pots are scraped to the bottom. The brainchild of Tel Aviv chef Itamar Lewensohn and Naama Shefi (freelance food writer for The Jewish Daily Forward), the pop-up evokes the Iraqi section of Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market with soul-warming fare. On Friday nights, the space will host special Shabbat dinners, featuring dishes like spicy fish balls, deconstructed sabich (fried eggplant sandwiches) and Zucker's pistachio-and-date cookies, as well as Israeli wines and cocktails, such as arrack-spiked pomelo juice with mint.
The Kubbeh Project
|Venue name:||The Kubbeh Project||Contact:|
433 E 9th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average entree: $14. Cash only.|