The Good Old DaysPosted by nick
DC has never been known for its delicatessens. Sure, New York has us beat but there’s a legacy here too we mustn’t forget. Hofberg’s Delicatessen was the place for many generations. For g-ds sake, our parents were bar mitzvahed there.
Yesterday, while mining through archival photographs at the Jewish Historical Society in downtown DC, we stumbled across Hofberg’s original menu. The good old days. .45 cents for hot pastrami. .25 cents for lox. $1.25 for imported Russian caviar.
What! $1.25 for imported Russian caviar. While we can’t beat the prices of our forebears, we sure will try our best to bring back the spirit of Hofberg’s. Stay tuned for updates as we ready to open our doors at DGS Delicatessen (1317 Connecticut Ave) this summer!
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Andre Szabo sometimes shoots photographs. Most of the time he makes videos and reads good books. He's in Boston now but will soon be hopping around.
Dave Adams is the resident cinematographer at Run Riot Films. He caught the travel bug after getting a job at National Geographic Television at the end of 2005. Since then he's worked in over 25 countries and formed an obsession with such delicacies as Pratha, Amok and Torchy's Tacos.
Gabrielle Lurie is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Photography and Imaging. She is a freelance photographer, currently working in NYC. She recently exhibited her work entitled "The Rhythm of Chaos" at the Gulf and Western Galleries. Gabrielle is a dedicated vegetarian and avid proponent of organic lifestyles.
Tracy is a Seattle transplant by way of Manila, Miami, and DC with a few stops in between. You can find Tracy on city streets camera in hand collecting urban scenes that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Eli Chamberlin is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and an avid photographer. He grew up in the country-side of Vermont, where he learned to be passionate about buying local and supporting small business from his parents who are both restauranteurs. Eli currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia but is planning a Magellan-esque global journey. Coming soon to a city near you.