It is exciting that the Pittsburgh community is getting more kosher choices, and wonderful for the Jewish Chronicle to get the word out (“New kosher restaurant opens,” June 21). I would like to provide some feedback to the article. While it is true that there is currently no Israeli-style locations with a schwarma spit, to state that there is not “anyplace to go” with the family, as the restaurant’s owner said, does a disservice to the other kosher establishments that are in the area.
The article missed a great opportunity to remind the community of all the kosher options, while allowing what the new restaurant, Hamsah, brings. Cafe Eighteen is Vaad-certified, and we have a variety of delicious, fresh foods, including salads and dips (with our own hummus, tahini and eggplant) as well as soup, chicken and vegetable choices, as well as a full sushi menu.
Showcasing growth in kosher resources benefits the whole community.