Highland Park’s Max’s Deli gets political with its diners

SKOKIE PATCH
Nazi Salutes Jewish Deli Menu
by Jonah Meadows
August 31, 2017

A North Shore deli’s catering menu for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur was adorned with caricatures of a Nazi and a Sasquatch in response to the hate and violence on display this month in Charlottesville, Virginia. The frowning, blond-haired, uniform-clad figure wears an “I’m with Alt-Right” T-shirt and a swastika armband and salutes Hitler beside a menu in the style of a Torah scroll with such High Holiday favorites as latkes, brisket, matzo balls and kishke. “Have I taken this too far?” asked Greg Morelli, 49, owner of Max’s Deli in Highland Park and the creator of the provocative menu artwork. “Maybe. Or maybe I haven’t taken it far enough…READ MORE

An ArchitectGuy reader copied me on his email to the owner of Max’s Deli: “When I bring my family to your restaurant I expect good food, good service, and a relaxing atmosphere. I don’t expect, want or enjoy reading your political thoughts. It’s possible that some of  your customer base enjoys looking at cartoon Nazi’s pointing to their food choices. It’s possible that some of your customers think that the Alt-left is as harmless as Sasquatch. It’s possible that some of your customers agree with you that Colin Kaepernick deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. I do not!”

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