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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.

1 day ago
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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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Why aren't Marshmallows Kosher?

Oh, a moderator (and thanks?)... hi Kris.

I don't think it was either of our intentions to suggest that she not post, btw. I was calling attention that the post was not from 2010 as someone else said. It wasn't anyone's objectives to silence the person who posted.

I assume Google helped her find you.

Jun 30, 2014
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ISO Kosher Kids' Vitamins

You're in Westchester, Craig? (I just found out where.) How did we not know that? We're not too far away, you know!

I would recommend checking out http://www.koshervitamins.com/. There are a few options there.

Jun 30, 2014
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Basil Pizzeria in Crown Heights - Review

My turn! I finally went to Basil with my husband and two kids in tow. It was a very kid friendly restaurant and overall it was a good experience.

We ordered the truffle fries since so many people said it was worth it. I have to admit, the mayo was better with the fries than the ketchup and we ate it all up. It arrived earlier than everything, though, and we waited a few more minutes until the pizza, followed by the gnocchi, and the calzone (a seasonal special) arrived. I made a request for the risotto which wasn't on the menu, and the server who took my order didn't sound familiar with it, so she consulted with the menu, at which point I said "maybe you can ask someone else? I hear it's a staple here," and she asked two other servers, both of whom also seemed completely clueless as to whether the restaurant has ever served risotto there ever before. I started to get worried that this staff was new. Sadly, they said there was none. Maybe they stopped serving it in 2010? Disappointing.

My kids both loved the pizza (we went with plain - my kids are picky), as did we. The gnocchi was quite good - it was sweet in this cheese sauce, and it comes with cooked tomatoes, which offsets the sweetness with that savory.

I'm a huge fan of calzones, so instead of the risotto I planned to eat, I went with this $22 behemoth. Honestly, it was bigger than my 2 year old! It was good, but probably our least favorite - inside, it came with a spicy sauce (which I loved), spinach, some broccoli, mushrooms, and cheese. (My favorite calzone is in Sara's in Florida, and this one has yet to beat that.) My husband didn't like the stringiness of the broccoli and spinach pieces in his teeth. I noticed that part of the calzone was missing any filling - despite so much dough, the filling seemed lacking. It was also burned in certain parts, so it was hardly ideal to eat those parts. However, we finished it and still enjoyed it.

We ended up buying the lavender dusted funnel cake with basil ice cream. It was wonderful - I think that was the first time I ever had funnel cake. The basil ice cream, like others said, worked! It's a sweet basil-flavored ball of goodness. It definitely is a small portion. I would have preferred more, bearing in mind I had to share.

Service notes: We got water almost immediately after we were seated, but shortly after we got our food, the restaurant started filling up and we weren't able to get any water from anyone. We asked one of the other waitresses for water and she totally forgot about us. We didn't get our first refill until after they cleared our plates (40 minutes later?), but after that, we had no issues getting refills.

I'm still trying to find out if the servers didn't know about risotto because they were clueless, or because they really don't serve it anymore. I'd have loved to try it!

Jun 29, 2014
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Scranton?

The coop is at 930 Hickory St, Scranton, PA 18505

They don't make any (much?) prepared food though. There's nothing cooked, as far as I know. Maybe salads...

If you see a woman there with a shoulder length brownish sheitl, say hi to her from her daughter in law. (Yes, she's still there.)

Some of the Rita's Ices in Scranton are Kosher. Grab a custard :) Yum!

Jun 29, 2014
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Why is there no decent kosher cheese dip?

Hmm, does it need a hechsher?

If so, where does one get it? :)

http://www.amazon.com/WillPowder-Sodi...

Jun 28, 2014
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Why is there no decent kosher cheese dip?

Sparked by a discussion on another board....

What is it about cheese dips (nacho dips, whatever) that are impossible to kasher? Nothing in the Kosher world really comes close to the non-Kosher stuff.

And...does such a homemade recipe exist for cheese sauce that will stay a few days in the fridge?

Jun 26, 2014
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Kosher chef in food network conteast

It would be harder than it sounds. I would very much like for a 100% kosher food TV competition one of these days...heck, I'd love to be involved in planning one if anyone ever wants to endeavor to do it!

I have a feeling it would perform well. Maybe not on prime time TV--a webisode series, perhaps.

Jun 20, 2014
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Kosher chef in food network conteast

Kosher pots and pans don't mesh well with nonkosher ingredients :)

And giving me a can of olives that have no hechsher is still a slippery slope.

Jun 20, 2014
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Anything new and exciting in South Florida?

I have no preference. Just wanted to understand IKC's stance.

Jun 20, 2014
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Anything new and exciting in South Florida?

I emailed him 3 days ago asking this question. No reply yet.

Jun 20, 2014
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restaurant suggestions in Bklyn?

Pardes isn't convenient, I get it, but it's the best. If they haven't had the experience, I suggest swaying them to try!

Jun 19, 2014
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Kosher chef in food network conteast

Still, it would never be 100% correct to eat that food, even if the preparation is kosher, because the actual pots/pans and utensils are not... it's going to be a slippery slope unless it's a 100% kosher competition (and I think the kosher food world needs one).

Jun 18, 2014
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Kraft String Cheese is OUD

And in other news, certain types of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese are losing their hechshers altogether.

http://www.ok.org/alert/type/alert

Please be advised that Kraft Foods will be coming out with a new product:
PHILADELPHIA BACON CREAM CHEESE SPREAD
(Kraft Foods – Northfield, IL
)This product is not kosher certified.
It contains actual bacon and does NOT carry a kosher symbol on the package.
This will unfortunately also affect other Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread products. The following products will no longer be kosher certified:
•Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
•Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread
Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.

Jun 17, 2014
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Kosher chef in food network conteast

There have been kosher chefs in the past who have had to compete with non kosher ingredients. I recall Paula Shoyer competing about a year or two ago in Sweet Genius.

Jun 17, 2014
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