Newswire: Ramen-shop owners don’t want this Fat Jew character filling hot tubs with their product

Lest you think it’s only comedians who dislike walking millennial trend piece Josh Ostrovsky, a.k.a. The Fat Jew, now a group of ramen-shop owners in New York have dropped out of a food festival because they don’t want to be associated with him. Presumably unable to wipe the image of Ostrovsky’s naked torso popping out of a hot tub full of ramen like a hairy poached egg, Serious Eats culinary director and The Food Lab columnist J. Kenji López-Alt posted a long, thoughtful missive on Facebook today explaining why he was dropping out of the NYC Wine & Food Festival’s Ramen Party on October 17.

Basically, López-Alt was upset to discover that the event, which he and a group of colleagues had been planning as a Food Lab/Serious Eats presentation, had been re-branded as “Ramen Party: Hosted by The Fat Jew,” with their …

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