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  • You might find even more fertile territory in Borscht-belt comics.

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  • The decision Friday ends the effort by the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Wisconsin to open a casino in the long economically depressed area, once a destination for top celebrities at world-class resorts in what was known as the Borscht Belt.

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  • The decision ends the effort by the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Wisconsin to open a casino in the long economically depressed area, once a destination for top celebrities at world-class resorts in what was known as the Borscht Belt.

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  • The Catskill mountains, that is, the Borscht Belt, the preferred vacation destination of New York City's working-class and middle-class Jews.

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  • Borscht may have originated in the Ukraine, but the soup met and married so many other Eastern European cousins in the United States that by the early twentieth century, the beet soup was simply attributed to the Jews et voilà, the Jewish resorts in the Catskill Mountains north of New York City became known as the Borscht Belt.

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  • A beautifully reworked version of the Yiddish classic "Borscht" employs English translation to reveal a rollicking love song.

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  • Borscht should be a hearty, yet sophisticated dish: a bowlful of sweet, sour and savoury flavours, rather than simply a vehicle for beetroot.

    How to cook perfect borscht

  • I was like a Borscht Belt comedian trapped in the body of a 6-year-old.

    A Missionary From the Borscht Belt

  • “Heard Sid was going to marry Mattie Borscht,” offered Elmer, while making sure he got a drop of Kessler trembling on his upper lip.

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  • Once dubbed the "Borscht Belt" because of the high number of Jewish visitors who flocked to the area at this time, these Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange County hotels were once regal escapes for city dwellers.

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