Yemeni Muslim Jewish Deli Dinner Party at David's Brisket House
David's Brisket House has served the tastiest Jewish deli food in Bed Stuy since the 1930s. Originally owned by Jews, David's Brisket House changed hands in the 1970s when David himself left town for Las Vegas and put the business up for sale. Across the street, a Yemeni Muslim and a Yemeni Jew were partners in a bagel and doughnut shop, and they bought the beloved deli. Once the Yemeni Jewish partner retired, the Jewish deli was exclusively Yemeni Muslim owned.
Today, Riyadh Gazali, the Yemeni Muslim partner's nephew, owns and operates David's Brisket House. They never changed any of the classic Jewish recipes, but it is most certainly the only Jewish deli in New York that is closed during Friday prayers. Riyadh will be our host at this dinner party as we feast on pastrami and mustard, brisket and gravy, rye bread, pickles, fries, potato salad, soda, and cake.
Meanwhile, the HIAS organization was formed in 1881 to place Jewish refugees. After over 100 years, they have switched to placing Muslim refugees and fighting against this administration's immigration and refugee policies.
Muslims who make delicious Jewish food. And Jews who work to place deserving Muslim refugees. It's perfect synergy!
For $45 you'll enjoy a feast at David's Brisket House as well as support the HIAS organization. Now is the time to sit down with our neighbors and break bread!
Pickles, pickles, pickles!
Half a large pastrami on rye with mustard on the side
Half a large brisket on rye with gravy on the side
Half an order of French fries
Half an order of macaroni salad
A slice of cake from a nearby Kenyan Muslim bakery called Abu's
David's Brisket House (View)
533 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216