“For the past 26 years, I’ve worked at Zabar’s, the famous appetizing store located on 80th Street and Broadway in New York City”

The unkindest cut: Last call for a Zabar’s lox slicer
by Len Berk
April 8, 2020

…I was three quarters through the slice when my supervisor came behind the counter. I stopped slicing and looked up at him. “I don’t think I want you here next Thursday, Len.” he said. “We’ll talk later.” My stomach sank. What had I done?…“There are over 230 people that work in the store,” he said. “The way I see it, it’s not a matter of if, but when. What will I do when it happens? Close the store for a week or two, do a major clean-up and sanitize everything?…I told the same thing to Saul (Zabar), but I can’t tell him not to come in to the store. It’s his store! But I do have the power to let you go.” READ MORE

Len Berk: Lox Me Tender

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