CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Jewish family recipes fill the menu of Bubby's Deli at Iowa Summer
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Family recipes of Iowa Memorial Union Chef Barry
Greenberg have transformed the University of Iowa Theatre Building's Patio
Bar and Grill into Bubby's Deli for the Iowa Summer Rep festival of plays
by Neil Simon June 25-July 26.
Dinner will be served at Bubby's Deli from 6:30 p.m. to curtain time
in conjunction with evening Iowa Summer Rep performances.
Food service by the IMU has been a regular feature of Iowa Summer Rep
for many seasons, and the fare has often adopted a theme related to the
season's plays. The New York Jewish milieu of Simon's comedies inspired
Greenberg to share some of the favorite dishes prepared by his mother and
"Bubby" is a transliteration of "Babi," the traditional
term of endearment by which Greenberg knew his grandmother, and by which
his children know his mother.
The menu items -- including corned beef sandwiches, pastrami sandwiches,
and smoked salmon and bagels -- will be made with authentic New York deli
meats. Other family favorites on the menu include potato knish, chopped
chicken livers with challah and onion relish, and braised rolled cabbage.
The dessert menu is topped by, of course, New York cheesecake.
The staff will dispense with the usual Patio Bar and Grill dress to
serve diners in the traditional New York deli uniform of white shirts,
white pants and white paper hats. Each table will feature kosher pickles
and a variety of mustards.
Diners may order a full dinner for $11.25 or may select individual courses
a la carte.
Reservations for Bubby's Deli are not required, but reservations are
recommended for weekend shows. Reservations may be made by calling 319-335-3105.
Tickets and series subscriptions for Iowa Summer Rep productions --
Simon's "Broadway Bound," "Laughter on the 23rd Floor"
and "God's Favorite" -- are available in advance from the Hancher
Auditorium box office, (319) 335-1160. Long distance within Iowa and western
Illinois is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. People with
special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319)
335-1158 (TDD equipped.)