Daily Israel Report

Super Bowl to be ‘Glatt Kosher’

Touchdown for Glatt Kosher: This winter’s Super Bowl in New Orleans will feature Glatt Kosher hot dogs and other food for the first time.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 10/23/2012, 5:46 PM

Football at New Orleans' Superdome
Football at New Orleans' Superdome
Reuters

This winter’s Super Bowl in New Orleans’ Superdome will feature Glatt Kosher hot dogs and other food for the first time, the Kosher Today newsletter reported.

The vendor will be Kosher Sports Inc., and certified by the Baltimore-based Star-K Kosher Certification.

“This is the first time there will be a glatt kosher food offering at the Pro Bowl or Super Bowl," said the company's founder, Jonathan Katz. He established Kosher Sports after he was fed up not being able to munch on kosher hot dogs at ball games.

His company now provides kosher food for Baltimore Orioles baseball games, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens football games and the U.S. Open Tennis tournament at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.

The biggest known event to have kosher food was this summer’s Olympics in London, where the local Hermolis Caterers provided close to 3,000 packaged meals for the athletes, staff, and journalists, while other kosher vendors offered sandwiches and hot meals for visitors.

The “Strikly Kosher” company offers Glatt Kosher fare at Yankee Stadium.

Many stadiums now maintain meeting areas where Jews can pray in a minyan of 10 people required for public prayer.

Yankee Stadium also offers private kosher dining, providing an elaborate menu that includes a sushi bar, carving station, and fine napkin and silverware, the kosher newsletter stated.