Moishe’s Pippic, Jewish Deli, Closes in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley

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moishes-pippicA Chicago style Jewish-run deli in San Francisco with the memorable name – Moishe’s Pippic – closed for good on Monday after 26 years in business and on the fifth day of Chanukah.

A passerby who tweets with the handle @rotron snapped a photo of the closure sign at 425A Hayes Street in Hayes Valley, HayesWire first reported. (Pippic means bellybutton in Yiddish.)

“We all would like to thank you so much for your patronage and your loyalty,” the sign read. “It is hard to say goodbye and we will miss you all.”

The restaurant, owned by Joe Sattler, was best know for its Sears Tower (roast beef, turkey and kosher salami on a French roll) and Evanston Special (chopped liver and turkey on rye) sandwiches, and of course, its matzo ball soup, according to the J Weekly.

There was no word on why the restaurant closed its doors.


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  1. Moses Mendelssohn’s name was “Moishe”, and we don’t consider him anywhere close to Torah observant. So why are we led to believe that this place is anything of the sort?

  2. This is a disgrace to our community in San Francisco, this restaurant was traif and opened on Shabbos and there was nothing Kosher about it. It is beyond me why in the world you Matzav would even post this in your website. What are you thinking??

  3. It is indeed important to know that a “kosher style” restaurant has closed its doors. It should have happened sooner.


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