Russ & Daughters

No More Schlepping

Shelsky's of Brooklyn offers a full range of fun and funky Jewish appetizing — no trip to Manhattan required.

06/08/2014
Food and Wine Editor

There was a time, in the dark ages of the past, when Brooklynites craving a quality whitefish salad or a heaping plate of kippered salmon had to delay the gratification, hopping the subway or piling into the car for a too-long trip to the Lower East Side. But since 2011, all that’s changed.

'Sturgeon Queens' To Screen

New documentary details life of appetizing store Russ & Daughters.

01/17/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

“Sturgeon Queens,” a new documentary set to screen at festivals and to air on PBS stations in the New York area, traces the vibrant life of Russ & Daughters, the iconic cured-fish palace that opened on New York’s Lower East Side in 1914. This year, the still-thriving store celebrates its 100th anniversary, and its owners, fourth-generation Russes, plan to open a 65-seat café nearby. It’s a big year for a celebrated Jewish business that has weathered many changes in the neighborhood’s cultural landscape.

Founder Joel Russ with his three daughters. Photo courtesy the Russ Family
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