THIRD ANNUAL GOLDEN MATZAH BOWL
The folks at Forest Trace, a senior retirement community in Fort Lauderdale got a great event planned for March 22, 2012—eight of South Florida’s top “delis” going head to head (mano y mano) -to decide whose matzah ball is the best. From what I gather, a blue-ribbon panel of local celebrity judges will make the call– There is also an on-line contest for the general public—so, if this kinda stuff is your bag, check www.foresttrace.com for details.
Amazingly, Jeff Eats has fressed and has reviews for all of the contestants.
In no particular order they are…
Zinger’s Delicatessen (8/18/11)
Too Jay’s Gourmet Deli (4/28/09)
Ben’s of Boca (3/8/08)
Sage Bagel & Restaurant (5/22/08)
Ally’s Comfort Cafe (12/26/11)
Mo’s Bagel & Deli (8/14/08)
The Pastrami Club (5/3/08)
Mitch’s Westside Bagels (2/9/09)
Let’s see how this one turns out.
May the best ball-win!!!!
PS…to the wise-guys out there, I know that there are something like 22,000,000 different spellings for the word matzah.
***** March 22, 2012 ‘Contest Results’ *****
Eight South Florida restaurants threw their matzah balls in the ring today at Forest Trace, a luxury retirement community in Lauderhill, for the chance to win the title of “Best All Around Matzah Ball” and $500 to the charity of choice in the Third Annual Golden Matzah Bowl. This pre-Passover main event for matzah balls packed quite a punch with the 150 residents and guests that attended this bout.
Ben’s Kosher Deli scored a unanimous decision with the judges by winning “Best All-Around Matzah Ball” and donated $500 to Jewish Community Services of South Florida. In addition, SAGE Deli, Hallandale Beach, scored a technical knockout (TKO) with the attendees by winning the People’s Choice Award.
Some of the judges included Sam Cohen, VP of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame, and Matt Baiamonte, co-owner of the world famous Angelo Dundee 5th Street Gym. Matt presented a title belt “Turn Back Time” award to Sam Cohen for changing the stereotype of aging and proving that 80 is the new 60.
Chef’s Choice-Pastrami Club
Most Like Mom’s-Ally’s Comfort Café
Best Floater-Mo’s Bagel’s and Deli
OOH IT’S SO GOOD!! Zinger’s Deli
Knock Out: Best Out of the Box Award-Josh’s Deli (Surfside, opening April 2012)
Best of Broward-TooJay’s
People’s Choice-Sage Deli
Best All-Around Matzah Ball-Ben’s Kosher Deli