The Balaboosta of Mulberry Street

Cookbook author, restauranteur, chef, wife, mother. Meet Einat Admony.

Jewish Week Book Critic

A century ago, the tenements of Mulberry Street were filled with Italian nonni, or grandmothers, who cooked and cleaned and shopped with a take-charge style and amazing skill.

Even The Hummus Is Haute

Israeli chefs here are pushing past the old cuisine boundaries. Fried olives with organic labneh, anyone?

Staff Writer

 Einat Admony’s new Nolita restaurant could pass for any of the stylish new spots that dominate the downtown dining scene: there is the rustic-chic wood ceiling, the exposed glass kitchen, the linen-less tables surrounded by well-appointed book shelves. Then there’s the clientele: trendy women in Grecian-strap sandals and funky summer dresses; guys with plaid shirts, skinny jeans and thick plastic-frame glasses.

Einat Admony at her new Nolita restaurant, Balaboosta. Michael Datikash
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