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mexikosher chef on new season of top chef

I didn't hear anything about it. I've been watching Food Fighters and Masterchef, and am starting The Feed this week.

about 7 hours ago
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mexikosher chef on new season of top chef

Is it the same franchise? I feel like that's just like Last Chance Kitchen.

about 22 hours ago
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mexikosher chef on new season of top chef

He may not have a choice :)

about 22 hours ago
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COOL FIND_ kosher foodie box:)

Order what and from where? Is there a website to whatever you're both referring to?

1 day ago
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mexikosher chef on new season of top chef

Very cool, was wondering where Top Chef went... seemed like a quiet summer.

1 day ago
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The Wandering Que

He posts here so hopefully he'll respond.

He did a pop up BBQ yesterday and it was fab as always. Can't say I ever did mail order delivery since I'm local, but the prepared food is good!

Aug 18, 2014
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Personal chef recs

Not yet. Been wanting to though. I will be able to answer this better after next Sunday. ;)

Aug 18, 2014
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Personal chef recs

Dini Klein - http://dinidelivers.com/?page_id=34 - she's Westchester-based so if that's where you are at, that'd work ;) Where is the event?

Aug 17, 2014
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf NYC

I know!!! ;)

Aug 14, 2014
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf NYC

Thanks so much. I'll definitely give it a try :)

Aug 14, 2014
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf NYC

Yep, wish I could make a good tuna though. There's a good Chow thread on tuna but I still haven't made anything like I'd expect from the restaurants...

Aug 14, 2014
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf NYC

Glad to know I'm not the only one who thought this was ludicrous. My patronage of Bagels & Co is likely over; there are other places to get good bagels. DevorahL, during lunch, you would have a hard time finding a seat in that cramped establishment anyhow--I almost never do even though I've gone most recently with babies in tow which sort of requires reasonable seating!

I wasn't even too crazy about this tuna prep (no Sally Sherman there) -- maybe the psychology of overpaying got to me. There's no reason to sacrifice your clientele to be ridiculously competitive in the pricing space. Very disappointing. Bagelman, I still remember paying <$10 recently, so I just don't get it. In all honesty, I wish my friend knew better to ask about the final bill (which I expected to be around $25-35), but that's not something she would know the first thing about.

I may need to ask for good tuna salad in the NYC/Westchester vicinity in another thread now; this thread has sort of deviated from its original purpose :) (However, feel free to volunteer it here!)

Aug 14, 2014
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf NYC

It's good, but I have a real nit to pick from Bagels & Co. I had a friend of mine buy 2 lb of tuna fish for me from them about 2 weeks ago. She is not familiar with Kosher food so she blindly paid for the entire bill (which included an extra 6 bagels on top of the tuna); I reimbursed her for the cost (I don't live nearby). She didn't think to second guess the charge, which I would've if I saw the cost.

The total cost? More than $50.

They charge an egregious $18 per lb for tuna there--which, if I'm not mistaken, is more than 200% what I paid the last time I ordered it (not that long ago!). I used to love them, but after this, I'm thinking of patronizing a reasonable establishment. Unless I'm missing something, I am of the opinion that $18/lb for tuna is absolutely ridiculous.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to figure out how to get in touch with upper management about this excessive cost, but I did call the establishment a few hours after I received my $36 tuna fish and the busy guy on the phone confirmed that yes, the price is $18/lb.

Is there a market shortage of tuna that I'm not aware about, or is this a reasonable cost?!

Aug 13, 2014
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Best Kosher Supermarket in Brooklyn, NY?

Whereabouts in Florida? So is Brooklyn a temporary thing, or a permanent thing? Or are you doing Brooklyn/Florida?

Aug 13, 2014
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fumio in livingston, nj without a heksher

I *completely* understand, but there's not much in Livingston, so it's still unfortunate for the residents there.

Jul 29, 2014
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fumio in livingston, nj without a heksher

Guess that didn't last long. Just read this on GKRM.

Fumio Grill & Sushi in Livingston, NJ Has Closed and is up for Sale
The restaurant as well as their catering company is available for sale as a turnkey operation.

Jul 28, 2014
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Sunday Breakfast/Early Brunch in 5 Towns or Rockaway

The one in Lawrence is pretty good. Draws a big Sunday brunch crowd, though.

Jul 27, 2014
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Kraft String Cheese is OUD

Is this posted somewhere? I saw the Kraft announcement but haven't seen an official OK Kosher amendment.

Jul 23, 2014
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Engineered Cheese without the Cow

I wonder which Kosher cheesemakers will jump on this:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/14/real...

Jul 15, 2014
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Hudson Valley - posting for a friend:)

Ha, that's not too far north considering that's about an 8 minute drive from New Rochelle. That's not really the Hudson Valley area though. Seems a bit further east.

Interesting that Mt. Kisco apparently houses an Orthodox shul (something I just learned about this weekend) but nothing at all kosher in the vicinity. I wonder how that works. It's a 30 minute drive from NewRo.

Jul 15, 2014
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Hudson Valley - posting for a friend:)

What options are there in Upper Westchester?

Jul 14, 2014
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Shalom Bombay - NYC

Don't think so. They are doing all their marketing these days for the Teaneck location. Your best bet is to check with the guys there.

Jul 13, 2014
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Scranton?

I guess so ;)

I assure you that had no influence on who is living there now, though! Ha :)

(Even The Office has nothing on Scranton.)

Jul 07, 2014
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Scranton?

Correct, 18510 is the zip code for Scranton. Given the lack of any type of fun in the neighborhood, I'd be very surprised to find any type of hotel in the area.

Jul 06, 2014
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Scranton?

My husband doesn't think so. You can check their website and see what is at 18510. Best to check with the shul. Bear in mind that there is really nothing in Scranton, save for yeshivish people and college students and neither is conducive to regular tourism :)

Jul 05, 2014
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Basil Pizzeria in Crown Heights - Review

It's funny - my husband insists upon eating tartar sauce with fish sticks, but I can't stand the pairing. I eat them with ketchup.

Jul 03, 2014
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Basil Pizzeria in Crown Heights - Review

I don't know if I can say that for *all* fries!

Jul 02, 2014
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Scranton?

Enjoy. You're not missing much ;)

Jul 02, 2014
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Scranton?

Good stuff. But just a note, the Co-op/Yeshiva is not really close to the rest of the community. It's completely on the outskirts of town.

Jul 02, 2014
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Why aren't Marshmallows Kosher?

Some of the previous posts were removed, and then yours appeared. Process of deduction, perhaps.

:)

A lot of interesting activity on a thread so old, I must say!

Jun 30, 2014
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