Pigging out in kosher Williamsburg
By REUVEN BLAU • New York Post
This is one Jew who has decided to live high on the hog.
Jason Marcus is opening a restaurant for people who "like bacon with everything" and wish that their "bowls of moules-frites would never end" in the middle of the Orthodox enclave of Williamsburg.
The pork and shellfish eatery located at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge at 229 S. Fourth St. even has a provocative name -- Traif, the Yiddish word for all things non-kosher and unbecoming.
"I figured most people would not know what it meant and be curious," Marcus, 30, said.
"I love to eat bacon and shellfish," he said.
The opening of the naughty noshery has riled rabbis in the area. But at least one Hasidic activist, Isaac Abraham, said he was actually happy with the restaurant's name.
"It's the red blinking light to not enter," he said.
The hog haven attracted more than 50 people at its opening night last Tuesday -- including a group of Hasidic Jews.
"They said they were upset with God for forbidding them to eat pork cheeks," Marcus claimed.
[Hat Tip: Yochanan Lavie.]