March 4, 2013

Fairway Reopens in Brooklyn and Steps Up Efforts in Kosher on Long Island

BROOKLYNFairway Market reopened its super store in Red Hook with its many kosher offerings under the Kof-K and Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein. The long awaited opening following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, was immediately greeted by thousands of consumers. The rapidly expanding chain has in recent months expanded its kosher section in many stores and has even ventured into kosher catering. 

Fairway’s kosher offerings include glatt kosher meats, its own kosher bakery, extensive selection of cheese and even Cholov Yisroel products. Fairway will also be the key sponsor of the Long Island BBQ Championship in June. The BBQ competition and Kosher Food Festival draws more than 4,000 people. Promoters are hoping that many kosher vendors participate and are offering a special promotion for $250.  (see www.likosherbbq.org). Last year, teams came from as far away as Georgia, but it was a group of locals calling themselves The Mob, from Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick, who won. 

The Long Island Championship brought in a mashgiach (kosher supervisor), Rabbi Brian Thau of West Hempstead, on loan from the Plainview Fairway supermarket. The 2013 Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food Festival will feature the finest in kosher BBQ preparation and will bring together a broad spectrum of BBQ enthusiasts for a fun-filled day.  In addition to a competition for 30 BBQ teams, the event will include a host of family-friendly activities and an array of kosher food vendors eager to share samples with our over 4,000