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Holocaust Museum Houston presents “'I’ll Have What She’s Having': The Jewish Deli" opening day

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Holocaust Museum Houston will present “'I’ll Have What She’s Having': The Jewish Deli," an exhibition that explores how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, and built community through the experience of food, to the city known for its diverse cuisine.

In addition to showing how the Jewish deli forged an entirely new, quintessentially American cuisine by combining Central and Eastern European dishes with ingredients abundantly available in the United States, the exhibition traces the larger arc of the Jewish experience in the US during the 20th century. On view will be neon signs, menus, advertisements, fixtures, film and television clips, and historical footage and artifacts that illuminate how delicatessens evolved from specialty stores catering to immigrant populations into the beloved national institutions they are today.

The exhibition will remain on display through August 13.

Holocaust Museum Houston will present “'I’ll Have What She’s Having': The Jewish Deli," an exhibition that explores how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, and built community through the experience of food, to the city known for its diverse cuisine.

In addition to showing how the Jewish deli forged an entirely new, quintessentially American cuisine by combining Central and Eastern European dishes with ingredients abundantly available in the United States, the exhibition traces the larger arc of the Jewish experience in the US during the 20th century. On view will be neon signs, menus, advertisements, fixtures, film and television clips, and historical footage and artifacts that illuminate how delicatessens evolved from specialty stores catering to immigrant populations into the beloved national institutions they are today.

The exhibition will remain on display through August 13.

WHEN

WHERE

Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, USA
http://hmh.org/Deli

TICKET INFO

$16-$22; free for children and students through age 18.

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