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Midwood’s own Adelman’s Kosher Deli on 1906 Kings Highway closed earlier this year. But a new food cart claiming to be affiliated with the now defunct deli opened up recently, according to a CBS New York article . Katz & Dogz, as the cart is called,  mainly goes around the Manhattan but comes to “Brooklyn” on Friday. Not real Brooklyn, but whatevs.

Here is the whole schedule as it appears in the article:

Mon – 52nd & 6th

Tues – 23rd & Park

Wed – 22nd & 5th

Thurs – 46th & 6th

Fri – Williamsburg, Bedford St between 4th & 8th St

Adelman’s Deli had been operating for over 60 years and in 2006 a Muslim Egyptian bought the place. But as we reported, Adelman’s Deli has since closed and hasn’t reopened.

The newest operation of the cart continues the tradition of serving “Jewish soul food” on their menu with items like pastrami or corned beef on rye bread and some mustard.

If you work in an area where this truck, serving “Reuben Orgasms,” is making the rounds, let us know how it compares to the old Adelman’s. Oh, and bring us sample!

Police are on the hunt for two men wanted for a string of armed robberies at three local delis, including A & H Deli at 1202 Avenue Z, which they visited at least three times.

The incidents happened between the beginning of October up until this past Sunday, and most of the attempts have been in Sheepshead Bay, while another was robbed in Coney Island.

CBS reports:

The first incident happened around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the A.H. & F Grocery store at 2811 Ocean Ave. Three men stormed in, flashed a gun, tied up the clerk and took cartons of cigarettes.

On Tuesday, Oct. 22 around 3:30 a.m., one robber struck again at the A & H Deli at 1202 Avenue Z. He flashed a gun and took money and cigarettes.

On Saturday, Nov. 16 shortly before 4 a.m., a lone robber again showed up at A & H Deli and banged on the glass door. But he walked away empty-handed.

Around the very same time on the same day, another lone robber struck the Shop and Smile Bodega at 51 Neptune Ave. He flashed a handgun and took money and cigarettes.

And on Sunday, Nov. 24, a lone suspect returned yet again to the A & H Deli on Avenue Z, walking in and leaving. A second man tried to get in, but was stopped by the clerk, police said.

A & H deli caputred video of the latest attempt, which you can see above.

If you have any information about these incidents or recognize the men in the video, please contact (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or visit NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

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You’d be hard-pressed to spot differences at Bagels R Us (1424 Sheepshead Bay Road) from the outside, but the bagel store and deli underwent an interior renovation in the last few weeks that has spruced up the atmosphere in a powerful way.

New owners recently took over the spot, and they opened up the interior by removing some of the refrigeration units, added tables, and redid the walls entirely with a wood-and-brick theme. It gives it a nice, earthy feel, as you can see in the photo below.

If you haven’t stopped by yet, go check out the new look and let us know what you think.

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Source: Benjamin Grynsztajn

Firefighters rushed to the corner of Gravesend Neck Road and East 22nd Street yesterday evening to combat a blaze sparked in Tsimes, Inc., a local deli.

The fire broke out shortly before 9:00 p.m. in the 2124 Gravesend Neck Road deli itself, which was closed at the time, and spread to the residential apartments above, a firefighter told our tipster Benjamin Grynsztajn.

The all hands fire was brought under control within approximately 45 minutes. It did not appear as if anyone was hurt, although officials have not provided confirmation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Reader Janelle Fox, a fan of Adelman’s (1906 Kings Highway), walked by the now-shuttered kosher deli yesterday and saw the door open. So, perhaps out of habit and hope and lust for a good latke, she stuck her head in.

They weren’t open, that’s for sure. Fox fired off some shots of the former Brooklyn staple, showing most of the equipment ripped out as familiar trappings, like the Chicken Noodle Soup sign, dangled overhead.

A sad, sad sight indeed. Sheepshead Bites was the first to report that, after 60 years in business, Adelman’s Kosher Deli closed down in March. The landlord told us the tenant had fallen behind on rent, failed to strike a deal, and was evicted. There was still hope at the time of our report that the original owner of Adelman’s could step back in, as they still had a legal right to return to the property, and revive the business. Clearly, that didn’t happen.

Adelman’s was one of three remaining old-school kosher delicatessens in Southern Brooklyn. The last two are Jay & Lloyd’s Kosher Deli (2718 Avenue U) and Mill Basin Deli (5823 Avenue T).

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Adelman’s Kosher Deli at 1906 Kings Highway closed its doors for good after 60 years of serving the Kings Highway neighborhood hot pastrami and fluffy matzoh balls.

The restaurant closed up at the start of Passover on March 25, as it does every year. But fans of the delicatessen were shocked when they tried returning after the holiday and found that the eatery never reopened.

As of yesterday, the restaurant remained closed and the windows were covered with paper. There was no sign indicating the closure or a goodbye message to customers. The business’ phone number has been disconnected, and owners could not be reached for comment.

According to a representative for the landlord, however, the neighborhood staple had fallen far behind on rent and was having money troubles. The landlord won an eviction against the business operator after failing to strike a deal.

The landlord, Waldorf Realty Co., said that there’s still a chance Adelman’s could reopen. The evicted owner was not the original owner of the restaurant, and the original owner may still have the right to seize the business and take over the lease.

“We’re waiting to see what the original owner of Adelman’s wants to do,” the representative said. “The Adelman’s name may be worth something to them. Maybe they’ll get partners or investors to come in and reopen it.”

Adelman’s has been in its current location for about half of its 60-year existence. To the right you can see a photo of the location taken by the Department of Finance in the 1980s.

Adelman’s was one of three remaining old-school kosher delicatessens in Southern Brooklyn. The last two are Jay & Lloyd’s Kosher Deli (2718 Avenue U) and Mill Basin Deli (5823 Avenue T).

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After approximately five months in business, Randazzo’s Sandwich Spot at 1520 Sheepshead Bay Road closed its doors following electrical wiring problems that carried a hefty price tag.

The business first closed temporarily more than two weeks ago, when a worker smelled smoke and found it coming from behind a wall. It was soon discovered that there were problems with the electrical wiring in the building. Those close to the business told Sheepshead Bites at the time that the closing was temporary, and that they were waiting for a contractor to make the necessary repairs.

But as time went by, our inbox filled up with notes from readers suggesting it was closed. Finally, on Monday, a For Rent sign appeared on the storefront. A representative of the business told Sheepshead Bites that, three contractors later, the repairs were too costly to do, despite that the past month saw booming sales and catering orders for the business.

No word yet on if the owners are prepping a new venture elsewhere, or even a rebirth of the Sandwich Spot.

THE BITE: As a father, one of the things I wasn’t prepared for was the pride I would feel in my children’s success. It’s a feeling only a parent can explain, as I sure as hell dismissed it before I had kids. Paulie Randazzo of the legendary Randazzo’s Clam Bar surely knows what I’m talking about.

About two weeks ago, Joey Randazzo, son of Paulie, opened Randazzo’s Sandwich Spot at 1520 Sheepshead Bay Road. It’s great to see a long time Sheepshead Bay family business branch out. Randazzo’s Sandwich Spot offers 26 “signature sandwiches” along with breakfast, “toss your own” salads and, of course, the option to create your own sandwiches from a pretty large selection of foodstuffs.

Personally, I like when chefs take the time to create their own dishes, so on my visits, I focused on the “signature sandwiches,” many of which are named after semi-local landmarks focusing more on Coney Island than our neighborhood. Unfortunately, none are called “The Sheepshead” or “The Emmons.”  I would have loved to see one sandwich created in homage of Lundy’s famous shore dinner, which consisted of, among other things, half a broiled lobster and half a broiled chicken. Or how about one that pays homage to Randazzo’s Clam Bar itself?

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THE BITEThere’s something wrong with my internal food calendar. I always seem to crave a food item when it’s not “in season.” I like pot roast in the heat of August. I often grill fish when it’s snowing outside. Maybe it’s my inner rebel gourmand; he likes to buck the system and today was no exception. Today, I was craving latkes.

For those of you who don’t know, a latke is a fried potato pancake. Traditionally, latkes are eaten during the feast of Hanukkah by the Jewish people. Me, I’m a goyim. So, I’m not tied to the tradition. Where I grew up we called these potato pancakes and weren’t taught about the holiday connection. I can eat potato pancakes without guilt any time of year and I suspect most of my Jewish friends do too. And so should you.

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