Category: Isreali

Eli’s Jerusalem Grill: A Pizitz Food Hall Story

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Blog fans, We cannot tell you how excited we are to have such a healthy and delicious addition to the Downtown food scene from two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Enjoy! Beautiful photos courtesy of our friends at Yellowhammer Creative.   Born in Israel, Eli Markshtien grew up cooking at his grandmother’s knee in her tiny kitchen. Utilizing fresh ingredients, mostly grown and raised in her modest yard she was able to create simple dishes that were far more flavorful than what Eli was able to find at local restaurants. After years of learning by watching and helping,...

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Matzoh ball soup at Eli’s Jerusalem Grill

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Y’all, this is an urgent, emergency post.  As you may know from prior posts, I’m Jewish.  My religious background gives me (and every other Jewish person in the world) the right to talk with complete authority about Jewish food. One of the only, only things that I dislike about Birmingham is its lack of acceptable Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish food.  Like the kind of food you would find at a real New York kosher-style deli.  And the most important of all of the beloved deli foods is chicken soup, and more specifically, matzoh ball soup.   If you’ve never had...

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Eli’s Jerusalem Grill

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Mr Foodie and I were running some errands at the Summit (read: guiltily returning some online shopping purchases) and looking for a place to have lunch afterwards. Whenever we visit an area of town, even one we’ve been to a million times, we try to find a new and interesting place to eat. A few Google, Yelp, and Urbanspoon searches revealed a brand new Isreali place on 280 that had been open for less than a week and already seemed to have a dedicated following. Israeli food is something I grew up with as a kid in Pittsburgh. There used...

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