Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, a city known for its high Jewish population, has now opened its first glatt kosher food stand serving hot dogs.
Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage Factory started offering a Jewish twist to the Dodgers’ usual ballpark menu on July 28 when it opened in Dodger Stadium and started selling specialty items like jalapeno dogs and sweet Italian sausage with grilled onions and peppers in addition to the traditional grilled kosher hot dog.
The stand, run by sausage master Jeff Rohatiner, is located in the right field plaza and if it becomes a success, could have more menu options in the future.
While Hebrew National hot dogs are still sold at the stadium, they are often times not kosher enough for more observant Jews.
However, now that Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage Factory has opened, the Jewish community no longer has to worry about mixed facilities or the possibility of non-kosher hot dog buns.
The Dodgers, whose previous players include the ranks of Sandy Koufax, currently have a Jewish center fielder, Joc Pederson, and its President and CEO, Stan Kasten, and president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, are Jewish as well.
The stand is open for every home game of the season that does not fall on Shabbat or a holiday. These dates include: August 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 30 and 31 and Sept. 1, 2, 20, 21 and 24.