Russ and Daughters Press

US News and World Report

July 4, 2005

By Diane Cole


In search of New York's immigrant history, I took a walk along streets whose very names are redolent of the Yiddish-speaking pushcart culture of the turn-of-the-20th-century Lower East Side--Hester, Delancey, and Orchard, to name a few. What I found was a distinctly 21st-century neighborhood, where the hip mixes with the traditional and the word fusion applies to more than cuisine. My favorite is Russ & Daughters, a smoked-fish and cheese emporium run by the same family for four generations. Their chocolate chip bagel (instead of bread) pudding is to die for.

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