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A Dallas Rabbi’s Popular Sourdough Pop-Up Is Raising Funds to Assist Teens With Special Needs

Called Sour on Dallas, bread enthusiasts can score olive loaves and sourdough chocolate chip cookies and towering pastrami sandwiches, all for a good cause

Pastrami on sourdough by Sour on Dallas
Photo credit: Rachel Pinn

Years before the pandemic-induced obsession with baking bread, Dallas rabbi Levi Dubrawsky was baking sourdough. Now, he’s turning that love of naturally leavened breads into a new pop-up called Sour on Dallas.

The new pop-up is a collaboration between Dubrawsky and his wife Leah, who are baking up everything from olive-studded loaves to rye sourdough to focaccia and sourdough chocolate chip cookies. It’s a cottage bakery, which means that there’s no storefront or retail location. Instead, fans of Sour on Dallas place their orders every week on Instagram, then pick up.

Eventually, the plan is to expand Sour on Dallas enough that it can provide employment to teenagers with special needs. In the meantime, the pop-up is working with participants in Friendship Circle, to help provide the teens with work experience via packaging and fulfilling orders. Levi Dubrawsky is currently the director of the organization, which coordinates socially inclusive events for young adults with special needs across DFW.

Rabbi Levi Dubrawsky at March’s Sour On Dallas pop-up
Photo by Rachel Pinn

Every week, Sour on Dallas’s options change, but the mission doesn’t. This week’s offering — a towering, Kosher pastrami sandwich, is a collaboration between multiple local Dallas businesses. East Dallas pickle shop Pickletopia will be on hand, plus beer from local fave Four Corners Brewing. Priced at $22, each order includes a sandwich, pickles, and coleslaw, and proceeds from each order will benefit Friendship Circle Dallas and The Intown Chabad.

By supporting us you’re getting something good, but you’re also doing good,” Levi Dubrawsky told Eater. Orders are currently open for next week’s pastrami pop-up, set for pick-up on Monday, June 28, To preorder, head to friendshipdallas.org/deli.

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