Nameless Kosher Restaurant Chooses Contest Winner

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That was the best entry??Photo: Daniel Maurer

When the restaurant that was formerly Chickpea turned glatt kosher and announced over a month ago that it would rename itself via a contest offering $3,000, we expected the winning name would be, well, catchy, even if not quite as colorful as Hummuscidal or Your Mother Eats Falafel Balls — just two of the hundreds of entries. (Then there was the suggestion of a Grub Street commenter: Shawarmonger.) But the winner is … Kosher Village? They paid $3,000 for this? They should've just invested that cash in a viral-marketing campaign! Oh, wait…

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