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12.12.14 Issue

by Ozzie Nogg

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Star Catering will serve up a toothsome Hanukkah package. “From 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. you can celebrate the Festival of Lights with a Taste of KC BBQ Dinner,” said Josh Gurock, Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Director of Operations. “We offered this dinner on Sukkot and totally sold out, so we’re bringing it back to satisfy customer demand. This dinner is all BBQ, nothing but BBQ, and we’re taking reservations in advance to make sure that if you want BBQ you’ll get BBQ.”

BBQ1 webA sneak-peek at the Dec. 23 dinner menu reveals these choices:

• A taste of our Star Catering KC BBQ Competition entries: one chicken thigh; one short rib; 4 oz. smoked turkey breast; 4 oz. brisket; and 4 oz. baked beans with burnt ends

• Smoked Pulled BBQ Chicken Sand-wich served with Potato Latke and Applesauce

• Mike’s Chili with Jalapeno Cornbread

• Child’s Plate of Smoked Chicken Legs with Potato Latke and Applesauce

• Latkes and Applesauce a la Carte

• Sufganiyot Jelly Donuts

Mike Aparo, Director of Food Services at the Blumkin Home, led the Star Catering team at the Kosher BBQ Competition in Kansas City last August. Gurock, along with Marco Martinez and Andy Kudlacz of the Star Deli culinary staff, rounded out the foursome that grilled their way to stardom at the nation’s only kosher BBQ festival sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. “The celebrity judges and visitors to the Competition were blown away by the Star Catering entries,” Aparo said. “To make your reservation for the Dec. 23 Taste of KC BBQ Dinner, please call 402.330.4272 today.”