Esther Goodhart, Oriental Beauty, Stand-up Comedienne, To Host
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 06:49 PM EDT
A series of trivia and comedy shows will be offered at Nosher-Rye Deli, (www.nosherrye.com), a 45-seat kosher-style delicatessen in Allendale, NJ, featuring Bergen County’s Esther Goodhart (www.esthergoodhart.com), aka “Oriental Beauty” to tummler/host. The shows will include trivia, comedy and prizes starting off with a Borscht Belt throwback and will raise funds for Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels.
Nosher-Rye Trivia & Comedy Nights With Esther Goodhart will kick-off Saturday, June 8th with two Borscht Belt-themed shows, from 6:00-8:00PM and a late show from 9:00-11:00PM. On Wednesday, June 19th from 6:00-8:00PM, Nosher-Rye will host its second Trivia & Comedy Night, with Hump Day being the focus. Each show will provide two hours of trivia, humor, deli specialties and prizes followed by 10 minutes of open mike time. There will be a $20 cover charge for entertainment and a $15.95-19.95 3-course price fixe menu offered (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are required: call 201-784-1818. Nosher-Rye is a BYOB.
1st course: Soup or salad
Entrees: Broiled Stuffed Salmon served with mashed potato, peas, carrots $21.95
Half Roasted Chicken served with choice of potato / vegetable $17.95
Fresh Roasted Turkey Dinner over stuffing served with choice of vegetable and cranberry sauce $17.95
Tender Brisket of Beef over potato pancakes served with choice of vegetable $17.95
Deli-licious Sandwich of Corned Beef, Pastrami or Slow-cooked Brisket of Beef $15.95
Dessert: Choice of Coffee, Tea or Fountain Soda
Assortment of Chocolate Babka, Cinnamon Babka and Pound Cake
“We’re delighted to be turning our kosher-style deli into a showcase for a series of events that will be as delicious as they are fun, while supporting those who need food through Meals on Wheels,” said Steve Vaccari, Nosher-Rye owner. “Great food and laughter are a combination that can’t be beat, especially when those less fortunate benefit.”
“What’s a nice Korean girl doing in a Jewish deli? Noshing, of course! Nosher-Rye not only has the best Kasha Varnishkes and Stuffed Derma, they are an old style deli with the vibe I found only in the New York City and Queens delis of my youth. I am so excited to be melding my love for eating and Borscht Belt humor in showcase acts that will provide a walk down memory lane for some and simply belly laughs for others,” said Esther Goodhart, the Oriental Beauty. “From my childhood in Queens and summers in the Catskills, I am at heart (and through conversion) Jewish in spite of growing up in a Korean Christian family.”
About Nosher-Rye Deli
Nosher-Rye Deli, located at 51 West Allendale Road in Allendale, NJ, is a kosher-style deli offering a wide array of traditional deli classics prepared fresh daily on premises. From over-stuffed sandwiches to soups, appetizing, salads, side noshes and entrees, Nosher-Rye aims to keep customers delighted with delicious food and a vibrant deli ambiance reminiscent of the New York deli experience. Open Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 9:00PM and weekends from 9:00AM to 8:00PM, Nosher Rye offers catering and is available for private events. For more information on Nosher-Rye, visit www.nosherrye.com or call 201-995-1204.
About Esther Goodhart, Oriental Beauty
Esther Goodhart, Oriental Beauty, is a comedienne, political activist, Hebrew teacher, wife and mother. The daughter of Korean Presbyterian Minister The Most Divine Reverend John Yewon Paik, PhD., Doctor of Divinity and Borscht Belt Portrait Artist Joyce Paik, Esther sees herself as a bridge between Korean and Jewish cultures, using humor to connect people. Esther’s motto is once people laugh, they can learn. She was born with Familial Dystonia, a crippling neurological disorder. She ultimately walked (after years of confinement to a wheel chair) right onto off-Broadway into her one-woman act and is the host of the PBS Series Asian America.