Making a Documentary – C. W. Porubsky Deli & Tavern

Have you ever visited C.W. Porubsky Deli & Tavern located at 508 NE Sardou in the Little Russia neighborhood of North Topeka? The deli opened more than 60 years ago and has survived floods, fires and recessions, all while being owned by the Porubsky family. And it’s known nationally and internationally for their chili, hot pickles and cold cuts.

To honor Porubsky’s story and all of its history, several groups in town have joined together to film a documentary about the deli. The full-length feature film will premiere in Topeka in late 2009. Check out a preview of here:


Please help fund this piece of Topeka history by making a tax deductible donation at the Topeka Community Foundation and selecting the Porubsky Documentary Fund. All proceeds generated by the documentary will be donated to the local arts organization, ARTsConnect.

People/Companies involved in the production of this film include:
Matthew Porubsky & Leah Sewell – writing the screenplay
Gizmo Pictures
– filming, producing & editing
Jeff Carson & Greg Ready – Executive Producers
Justin Marable – creating original artwork for the poster and DVD cover
Dan & Sam Billen – creating the original soundtrack
Kansas Humanities Council – Humanities & Heritage grant

For  more information visit the C.W. Porubsky’s – Transcendent Deli Facebook Fan Page and become a fan. Or click here to download the Film Proposal which includes the history of the deli, specifics about the content, timeline and budget, as well as, how it will benefit the Topeka community.