Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, April 21, 2008

Not a Lotta Matzo in the Bay Area This Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 7:42 AM

matzo.jpg

Saturday marked the start of Passover, also known as the Festival of Unleavened Bread. There was just one problem for Bay Area Jews this year. There was no freakin' unleavened bread.

According to an article in the Contra Costa Times, "big box" chain stores opted out of buying the product, thus forcing consumers to strip smaller stores of their limited supplies.

A CBS 13 report (spotted on the awesomely named blog Oy Bay!) paints a dire picture of small store owners "rationing" out supplies, while those lucky enough to stumble across a well stocked shelf "hoarded" the stuff. A friend of mine charged with bringing me Passover leftovers on Sunday told me that they had gone from store to store looking for matzo and "...bumped into like a dozen other people on the same quest (kind of a perfect metaphor for the Israelites wandering for 40 years post-Exodus). There was also no matzo meal (necessary for baking our honey cake), which meant I had to grind little bits of matzo by hand in a mortar and pestle. It was epic."

What gives? Did anybody find a store with an untapped supply? --Andy Wright

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Andy Wright

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"