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hat's more American than
having a hot dog (and
maybe a beer) at the sta-
dium while watching your favorite
hometown team? Not much.
But if you keep kosher, you've been
out of luck — until this season.
Now for all home Lions games at Ford
Field, there's a kosher option. A Kosher
Sports cart is stationed between Sections
118-119 on the main concourse, and it's
serving up Abeles and Heymann kosher
all-beef hot dogs and sweet Italian sau-
sage. Grilled pastrami on top is optional.
Prices for hot dogs are standardized
across all vendors, so now $6 can buy
you a jumbo kosher dog ($7.50 with
pastrami). Braided pretzels (looking like
mini challahs) and various cold drinks
round out the offerings.
Kosher supervision for the cart comes
from the Vaad Harabonim (Council of
Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit).
In fact, Rabbi Joseph Krupnik, head of
Vaad supervision, was grilling hot dogs
and sausage on Sunday, Oct. 23, the first
day the cart was open. On the field, the
Lions weren't doing so well, but on the
concourse hot dog sales were soaring.
"With just word of mouth, we sold
about $3,000 in sales that day or about
450 hot dogs:' Krupnik said. "The reac-
tion was very, very positive. And we are
selling the top kosher dog on the block.
We got a lot of compliments."
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Rabbi Joseph Krupnik and Tzvi
Ungar supervise and grill at the
kosher cart at Ford Field.
Many patrons didn't realize the hot
dogs are kosher, although a certification
letter from the Vaad hangs on one side
of the cart. Most fans saw the cart was
nearby, the food smelled good, so they
bought it. Others understood the signif-
icance of a kosher cart at the stadium.
"I am Muslim and was surprised
and happy to see a kosher place to buy
food," said Dawood Slivinski of Detroit,
who bought a hot dog. "A lot of places
use pork and I don't eat pork. So I was
glad to see this place that caters to all
Other grateful patrons included
season ticket holder Larry Horwitz of
Windsor and his son Aidin, 13, who
commutes to attend Hillel Day School in
Farmington Hills. They already knew of
the kosher cart though word of mouth.
"We have been anxiously awaiting
this:' Larry said. "The last home game
was during Sukkot, so we knew they
wouldn't be open yet. This is my first
dog at the stadium and I'm excited.
I've been able to get kosher dogs at
stadiums in New York and Miami, but
not at home. Before this, all we ate were
The cart is owned by Kosher Sports
Inc. of Englewood, N.J., which has carts
at major sports and concert venues,
mostly on the East Coast. Detroit's
cart was last used at the U.S. Open in
Flushing, N.Y. Kosher Sports Inc., in
turn, contracts from Levy Restaurants
of Chicago, which runs concessions and
restaurants at Ford Field and more than
50 sporting venues across the country.
Kosher Sports Inc. pays the Vaad directly
for its services.
For all remaining home games, the
cart will be supervised by Tzvi Ungar,
20, of Oak Park, a student who works
for the Vaad. He was there grilling with
Krupnik that first Sunday.
To maintain the kosher integrity, the
grill is locked when not in use and only
Krupnik and Ungar have keys.
"I'm a big-time Lions fan and have
been to two out of three home games
this season:' said Ungar, whose father
and brother stopped by the cart before
taking their seats inside the stadium.
"I guess I'll have to take an elongated
bathroom break to check out the game
he said with a smile. LI