Kosher Red Hots Hit Campus
here's a new dog in town —
and it's kosher. A red and white
umbrella reading "Hillel's
Kosher Hot Dogs" rolled onto
East University in Ann Arbor one Friday in
early February, making it the seventh hot-
dog stand on the University of Michigan
U-M student Matt Holtzman, 25, cur-
mans the stand, which is open from
Special to the
vegetarian," he said. "I don't even
eat hot dogs, but there was a need in the
, Jewish community for a kosher place to eat
lunch, and I wanted to do my part to contribute. It's a self-
contained kosher eating facility."
The Hillel-sponsored project was set in motion about two
years ago by U-M student Nathan. Gonik, 21, of Southfield.
It now is serving up about 100 dogs a day to the campus
l-‘ich includes 6,000 Jewish students.
"Having a commercial food distributor is just showing
that the community wants to support growth and have more
for the Jewish people there, and when you look at a campus
you look at what they have to offer," Gonik said. "As one of
the biggest Jewish campus communities, you expect to see
something special from us, and now we have it."
And hot dogs are just the beginning, Gonik said. "W
. e will
be serving chili, like the other vendors. We will also be serv-
ing soup eventually; that's gonna be a big one. And there's
more to come.
Baron Brandt, an Ann Arbor retiree, sells a kosher hot clog to
Offering hot dogs at $1 apiece and lunch combos with
chips and pop for $2, Gonik said the goal is to be competitive David Post, a University of Michigan senior from Okemos.
with other hot dog carts and supply kosher food.
Kristie Park,.20, are just checking out the new stand on the
"We're charging the same price as the other hot dog vendors
but we're selling a much more expensive hot dog. But it's pre-
"I just saw the stand — it wasn't there before so I decided to
mium and something people will want to buy," he said.
stop by," she said.
For Daniel Greenbaum, 20, the hot dog cart makes getting
After biting into a hot dog, Park said she'd definitely tell
lunch lots easier. "I used to starve during the day, because there
friends to give it a try. "It's tasty and cheap," she said.
was nowhere on campus I could eat — I couldn't make it to
And a new name may be on the way for the stand.
Hillel [for kosher meals] between classes. This is great, because
"Except for the copyright laws, I would like to have it be
I pass it on my way to class. It's the perfect way to get lunch."
Nathan's Kosher Hot Dog Cart of Ann Arbor, but I want
While Greenbaum is a repeat customer drawn by the kosher
Hillel to do whatever's in its best interest. It's their baby
hot dogs and a desire to support Hillel, some students, like
now," Gonik said. Fl
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