Pumperniks Menu

Pumperniks was a Saturday afternoon staple for my family when I was growing up in Miami. It’s the first place I ever ate Matzo ball soup and a brisket sandwich. The experience of eating this food for the first time was enough to make me consider converting to Judaism. Pumperniks, Wolfies and Rascal House were all created by Wolfie Cohen. Now all the great Jewish delis in Miami are gone and mostly forgotten. Wolfies, and Corky’s,...

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“It’s Playtime in Miami” – Sheet Music Art

I found some beautiful old sheet music when I was in Saint Augustine last weekend. I found it at Wolf’s Head Books, one of the finest antique and used book stores in Florida. The song is called, “It’s Playtime in Miami” and was written in 1940 by composer Clark Ringwalt as a fund raising measure for the South Florida Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. What’s also interesting is all the names of...

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Then and Now – Hialeah Florida (To to Lo Chee Drive)

More Florida aerial photography, ‘Then and Now’. This time, I dug up some photos of the To to Lo Chee Drive neighborhood in Hialeah (right along the Miami River). This neighborhood holds a special place in my heart because it’s where my dad’s family grew up. Click on an image to make larger. First, the neighborhood in 1938. Here’s 1952. Finally, 2009. The keyhole shaped park in the center of the...

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