Russ & Daughter’s in the Lower East Side
The above photo is from Greenwich Village Daily Photo
Ok so you moved to New York from ________ and back there you really didn’t know a lot of Jewish people. Sure you went to that Rubinstein kid’s bar mitzvah in 7th grade, but other than him and a couple Chinese kids, your home town was as WASPy as it gets. Now you’re in NY dating a Jew, you’re about to meet his/her parents for the first time and you wanna make a good impression. That’s where Russ & Daughter’s comes in. Open since 1914 and having been run by four generations of the Russ Family, this is as old school New York Jew as it gets. Here’s a tip from a fucking Jew (me) to someone who’s fucking a Jew (you); buy your possible future in-laws some of R&D’s famous bagels and get some lox, herring, and cream cheese (tofu cream cheese if they’re vegan) to go along with them. As long as you don’t say, â€œI hear this is what you people eat,â€ you should be golden.
Russ & Daughter’s Bagels
179 E Houston @ Orchard St.