Now is the time to start dreaming about those fat pastrami sandwiches and puffy knishes that will get served at the 30th annual Deli Days at Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel synagogue. The kosher deli meats, lox, pickles and knishes have been ordered from the Bronx (a truck is on its way from New York), and the live music lineup is set for both days. Like in years past, there’s no admission to get into the Jewish cultural event and all food and beverage items will be sold individually. Expect to find pastrami, turkey and corned beef sandwiches ($8.50), a bagel with lox and cream cheese ($6.50), garlic sour pickles ($1.50), Israeli salad ($1.50), hummus with pita chips and veggies ($6.50) and potato knishes ($3.50). Bigwood Bread in Ketchum is custom-baking the bread this year, which includes New York-style rye, bagels, hot dog buns and challah. Don’t be surprised to find lots of homemade desserts (assorted prices) such as cheesecake, apple strudel, rugelach and hamentaschen — buttery, triangle-shaped cookies. Beer ($5) and wine ($6) will be provided by Highlands Hollow Brew House and Proletariat Wine Co., respectively. Food and beverages will be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days; music will go until 9:30 p.m. on June 17.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17, Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St., Boise. 343-6601, facebook.com/delidaysboise.