ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– New food is now being served at Busch Stadium, it so special some people feel like it`s a religious experience.
This season they are selling kosher food. That is good news for some of the sixty thousand Jews in the St. Louis area who keep Kosher. It turns out a lot of non-Jews are chowing down on the kosher choices.
Up until this year Jewish Cardinal fans were limited to food choices. Big pretzels, ice cream, sod and beer were the only items they could eat or drink.
Stuart Rosenblum is co-owner of Kohn`s Kosher Cart which is located right behind first base. He said, ‘We`d walk through the stadium we`d smell all of this wonderful food and unfortunately we can`t eat any of it.’
So far, the kosher car is doing a brisk business. The food items prepared satisfy Jewish religious laws. Lenny Kohn also co-owns the stand, ‘The feedback has been wonderful the lines have been very good I think it was more than we thought we were going to get initially.’
Among the items on the men are kosher dogs, pastrami and corned beef sandwiches and knishes. They say about 75 percent of their customers are non-Jews, folks who simply like good food. The people at Sportservice, which handles all the concession stands, found putting in the kosher food cart was a no-brainer. Tom Schlaker is with Delaware North Companies Sportservice at Busch, ‘Our goal and our intent is to always provide variety to the fans and it` another avenue for us to appeal to an audience that would appreciate the product. ‘
The reaction from Jews, like Malcolm Zwick, is positive, ‘Important for us to show tolerance to one another this is one way the Cardinals are going that extra step making that extra effort on behalf of the Jews of St. Louis.’
Stadium officials believe Busch has the fourth kosher concession stand at a Major Leave Baseball stadium. On the Jewish sabbath and holydays the same products will be sold, but they won`t be kosher.