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Marzipan rugelach - in NYC?

They used to do some sort of online delivery but not anymore.

Apr 13, 2014
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How much should an "all you can eat" buffet cost?

Might be the only time I can do this.

Apr 10, 2014
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How much should an "all you can eat" buffet cost?

Eden Wok in New Rochelle has an all you can eat buffet on Monday evenings that is $19 and change per person.

Apr 10, 2014
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Kosher French Macaroons

Well, they are in stores...just wish we knew which stores!

Apr 08, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Ladino Grill *gone*

They closed off the lunch buffet months ago. I was so disappointed when I showed up for buffet and they sent me away, telling me that it was no longer being offered. Consequently, I never got to try the food.

Apr 08, 2014
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Amazing Pesach supermarket -Cherry Hill, NJ

Next time, take pictures.

Apr 04, 2014
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Any restaurants in Philly area open chol hamoed?

It's being updated on a consistent basis.

Apr 03, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Any restaurants in Philly area open chol hamoed?

I hope I'm allowed to post this - I just saw the YTK list was posted. I was NOT asked to share it. I do not see Philly on the list.

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/04/ko...

Apr 03, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

the 2d ave deli in midtown manhattan

This (and much of the below). I can say that a former employee of a very machmir supervision in Borough Park also worked there, and says that it's as kosher as any other meat kosher eatery with the exception that it's open on Shabbos.

Apr 02, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

I might suggest Pardes which is an hour's drive from Stamford...just wish there were other Pardeses around!

Apr 01, 2014
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Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

I am well aware that restaurants come and go. Not including specials on the menu will not solely contribute to the restaurant's demise. I hope they succeed too.

Apr 01, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

Yes, but you said that their lack of inclusion of specials on the menu = failure. A little harsh, no?

There are other reasons restaurants fail. Again, it may be unwise that they don't include their specials on the menu, but that's not going to be the sole reason for their demise. Frankly, I hope they don't fail, and I'm not approaching this at all with the attitude that they're going to be doomed. I wish you'd do the same.

Apr 01, 2014
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Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

I don't disagree at all with you, Marty. But Seasons is doing just fine and not failing as a result of not marketing as well as they could be. :)

Mar 31, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

That's not the point, though. bagelman is having an issue with them not listing something that is not served regularly.

Yes, the presence of a menu is inherently an advertisement. I get it. I'd be more compelled to go to a restaurant if it served food that I liked too, and I do check menus before I go places. (In Stamford, there aren't many places to go, so perhaps they don't see this as being a problem.)

Still, in their defense (and in the defense of others), not everyone has the resources to keep people abreast of what's being served or updated on the menu on a regular basis. Plus, if one person forgets to update the page one day, it would lead to the situation where someone may show up to be greeted to a "well, that was a special we had yesterday, but we don't have it today," which would probably be a failure in someone's book. It also slightly disappoints me that some restaurants don't update their social media presences all the time, but again, not everyone can. Many restaurants outsource web design and don't maintain their presence once a menu is uploaded. Perhaps they should; they'd definitely see better results if they did. But fail? No.

My point is the verbiage that not featuring specials online, causing one guy not to go to the restaurant, means the restaurant is a "failure." Again, I only take issue with that particular word. It may be an unwise decision from the marketing side of things, and being that I am in Internet marketing, I would advise some sort of consistently updated online presence, but again, "failure" is just harsh and they don't deserve that.

Mar 31, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

Perhaps we are in an Internet era, but I have never before seen any restaurant EVER that posts its daily specials on its website. It's quite a harsh judgment to pass when you say they are "destined to fail" because they aren't advertising a dish they probably don't serve very often on their main site.

With respect to the Internet, this is my livelihood, and I live/eat/drink/sleep Internet technologies, but I won't go to the extreme to say that this business is a goner if they don't post their specials online, as I'm sure their website analytics don't show a necessity for constant updates (I know this to be a fact, by the way). Maybe you won't go to 613 because of this, but that's not stopping anyone else. If you're not satisfied with the current menu, you're probably not their anticipated clientele. They aren't doing themselves a disservice by not featuring it on their website. They would be more "destined [for failure]" if you showed up expecting food they offered only for specials on a day that wasn't featuring said specials, only to complain online that you didn't get the dishes you wanted.

There are plenty of restaurants that still don't have website presences. A lot of them have been around for a long time. Those are not failures.

Some people choose not to advertise online. They don't fail because they chose against it. Granted, they can boost their visibility substantially if they took advantage of the Internet (see Wandering Que), but they don't have to and don't necessarily all fail because of it.

I have only seen ONE restaurant in my entire online existence that has updated its specials online, and they didn't do it on their website; they did it on their Facebook page, much like you said.

Don't judge so harshly. I respect that you don't agree with me, but they don't deserve that.

If you want to know the specials and don't find them online, give them a call. Before the Internet, we communicated via phone. Many still do.

Mar 31, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

I don't think that's fair. Before the Internet, restaurants did just fine without online menus.

Mar 31, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Any restaurants in Philly area open chol hamoed?

The 2014 YTK list isn't ready yet so I've been told.

Mar 25, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Newman & Leventhal Kashrus

This doesn't directly answer your question but I found a few mentions of them here on other threads, one from almost 10 years ago:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/744454
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/273345

That said, I also found this:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/536935

I'm now curious to find out what you hear.

Mar 24, 2014
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Kosh in Stamford, Connecticut

Well, to be fair to 613, there's not much in Westchester either ;)

(though I love love love Swirl Coffee & Tea Room in New Rochelle, but that's not a meat eatery)

Mar 24, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

ISO Pesadich Caterer/ Takeout in NY Area

I usually do Park East Kosher. They have a Passover menu (see PDF link on left hand sidebar of the site).

They deliver to Westchester too... that's how I intend to get the food.

Mar 22, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Moshe's Falafel Truck (46/6)

They are on temporary hiatus as they upgrade their food truck. Details: https://twitter.com/MoshesFalafel

Mar 19, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Caterers in Westcheser NY

You should. They do amazing meat brises.

Mar 19, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Caterers in Westcheser NY

What Avi said. I know you do it because I attended one. It was fab.

Mar 18, 2014
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Open Purim in south Florida

I wouldn't expect any of them to be closed.

Mar 04, 2014
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Kosher BBQ heats up - anyone have an explanation?

Sounds awesome! However, I would like to see pics of their food, not food from other BBQ sites.

http://www.smoquebbq.com/brisket.html
http://www.grouprecipes.com/41365/coc... (btw, this image is from Getty and they seem to be aggressively protecting their copyrights--38 sites have stolen the image and very few seem to remain)

Mar 03, 2014
tamarw in Kosher
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Another Pardes Review

The portions are shareable (I always share with whoever is with me). You can take a look at actual portion sizes on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pardes...

To answer your other question - I typically share with one person, but I wouldn't share a meal with two. When I'm there, I try to do a bunch of tastings--pretty sure I had 2 fish dishes + 3 meat dishes for the two of us last time. Figure out what works with 4 people ;) You may need a little more!

Feb 26, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

Dairy birthday cake (Brooklyn)

You can do that. Fill out the paperwork and specify a pick up time of Sunday morning. Pick it up as soon as Costco opens. Problem is, there's no Cookie Monster.

Feb 26, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

kfwe 2014

I'd like to echo this! Wandering Que made some excellent food. I also was surprised by Carlos and Gabbys, mostly considered "fast food" fare. Both of the dishes they served (sadly, I don't recall the names and can't find my KFWE book) really surprised me.

If I was able to taste as much as Adina (I've been recovering from a stomach virus), I'd have a much more comprehensive review, but she did a good job. I would have to say I agree with her Prime confit assessment too.

I also thought Pitopia's food was quite surprising. The buffalo chicken portions were quite large for KFWE and I'd make them smaller for the future so food isn't wasted (and note: they should also check the heating elements--mine was cold); the falafel was quite good and the pita was very fresh.

Say it with Cake's carrot cake was good, btw, but I'll also admit that it didn't leave much of a mark. Among the brownies sampled last night, I still have yet to find a pareve brownie that I really really like. The Say it with Cake lemon squares were delicious. Probably the best offering from them.

Feb 25, 2014
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Jewmaican Cuizine

I agree. The food was great.

Feb 25, 2014
tamarw in Kosher

kfwe 2014

I should be there!

Feb 22, 2014
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