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Kosher Wheels

Top Chef Star starting a Kosher food truck

Jenny Merkin
March 03, 2011
Spike!(Getty Images)
Spike!(Getty Images)

Spike Mendelsohn and D.C.’s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue are starting a whole new way to kick off your weekend early with a Friday-only lunchtime kosher food truck.

Mendelsohn, famous from his tenure on Top Chef, has made D.C. his culinary stomping ground with restaurants Good Stuff Eatery and We, the Pizza. He’s now taking kosher cuisine by storm. The truck will be dubbed “Sixth & Rye,” and Mendelsohn and co. plan to feature traditional Jewish staples like corned beef sandwiches and knishes. The goal is to make it as “deli-like as possible,” Mendelsohn’s sister told The Feast.

The idea was inspired by the dearth of kosher deli in Washington, and Mendelsohn is interested to expanding the kosher enterprise if it’s successful.

It remains to be seen whether this will just be kosher-style or will have a hashgacha from a local rabbinate, but Sixth and Rye will be parked outside of the former synagogue, and is due to debut at the end of April, perfect timing to break your Passover chametz ban.