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Elk and Star-S

Wandering Que just posted about a kosher elk run being available soon. Beyond just the availability of Elk, he mentioned Star-S (Sephardic Branch) certifying the hind quarters. Has anyone heard of Star-K having a sephardic branch certifying hind quarters before? Does anyone know what other meat they might certify?

https://www.facebook.com/HakadoshBbq/...

Aug 27, 2015
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Downtown Brooklyn

I also know how to cook a steak or roast chicken. That doesn't prompt me to complain about restaurant prices compared to raw ingredient prices.

Aug 26, 2015
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Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn is not Williamsburg/Boro Park. I can't judge portion sizes, but the prices don't seem that out of line for the neighborhood. $5.25 for a tuna sandwich, $10 grilled vegetable panini.

Full menu for those who are curious
http://nrt3p27yx671tjb2n1qst3r1.wpeng...

Aug 25, 2015
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TOMATO SEASONING??

The only ketchup I've ever had that I preferred to Heinz is the Pardes Red Wine Ketchup.

Aug 25, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Does frosting made with margarine and soy milk need to be refigerated

I don't think anyone minds lurking or people asking questions. The concern are people stumbling onto a kosher post and responding with obviously non kosher answers. The posters mean no harm, they just don't realize it's a kosher post and their answer won't help anyone.

Aug 22, 2015
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Does frosting made with margarine and soy milk need to be refigerated

44 hours, I'd put them in the fridge.

Aug 20, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

New Kosher Soft Pretzels in Philly!

Whether it's Federal or not, whoever the street vendor is getting from is probably your answer to the closest to federal. If you don't care about it being kosher, which or sounds like is the case, then just go to any street vendor like he suggests.

Aug 20, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

New Kosher Soft Pretzels in Philly!

Still not sure your point. The company linked above and its main philly competitors do nothing but soft pretzels and all follow your "pure" recipe(which by the way is missing yeast).

Aug 19, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Sabas Pizza- UWS of Manhattan?

The UES location I haven't heard good things about, but UWS I've heard better reviews. Personally, I haven't been yet to form an opinion.

Either way, I can't imagine it's good enough for a trip in from NJ. I don't think any pizza short of Di Fara or similar would be worth the trip, and nothing kosher is in that league.

Aug 19, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Bedford Kitchen (Queens, NYC) - advice on what to order?

That was my experience with the Pardes BLT. I was expecting thin crispy bacon and got large chunks that were more like ribs than anything else. The food was still good, and was a lot more meat than I expected, but I probably would have adjusted the rest of the items if I had known it was larger pieces of meat as opposed to thin bacon.

Aug 17, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Le Marais

I've enjoyed either the ribeye or tournedos. Nothing is going to stand out as exciting, but you're there for a solid steak, so that's what you should get.

Aug 11, 2015
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Deli Roll Questions

I've never had it cold, except when there was a heating mishap. Usually it would be served warm out of the oven Friday night or off the blech for lunch. I agree cold is not appetizing.

To the rest of you point, I totally agree, if you like it serve it, if you don't don't. Stop worrying about if something is in vogue. But if I had to guess, I would say it's popularity came from the ease and affordability it provided for young inexperienced cooks. And people are more likely to age out of it than have the dish go out of fashion in general.

Aug 10, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Indian in Manhattan?

Nope

Aug 08, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Seasoned Vegan

Ask your local Rabbi

Aug 06, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Best kosher restaurants in the world

Please remember, the OP didn't ask for what you thought was best, but what is the best "fine dining, Michelin style" restaurant. All you can eat may be best to one person, or the Israeli grill in the middle of nowhere may be best to someone else, but neither is "fine dining Michelin style". Nominating those is the equivalent of responding to a question about the best BBQ with a Chinese restaurant because you prefer Chinese over BBQ. It may be a better option for you, but it's not what the OP wanted on the list.

Aug 06, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher food in Baltimore

You also are not likely to be doing a lot of grocery shopping while staying in a hotel. It's easily walkable with a bag containing the few items you'd like in a hotel.

Aug 06, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Best kosher restaurants in the world

I'm also not sure which post you're referring to, but if it's the OP's list, then Reserve Cut and Pardes(numbers 4 and 5) are absolutely glatt and still open.

Aug 04, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Best kosher restaurants in the world

I don't see any reference to "glatt", just Kosher. Why bring up glatt? As always you should check each individual place's hashgacha to make sure it meets your standards before eating there, but for the purpose of this list and this board, kosher means kosher. Let people define that however they wish.

Aug 04, 2015
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kosher draft cider

These guys claim to be 100% apples with nothing added. I don't know if you can get them in New England, I found them at a farmers market in nyc.

http://www.badseedhardcider.com/

Jul 30, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Help Me Out with Plan B: Cruise cancelled, considering NYC//or Washington, DC

Glad to hear it worked out with the cruise, but for future reference, the NYC bus map is even more extensive than the subway system. It can be slow, and some lines are slower than a healthy adults walking pace, but if you're willing to spend the time you can get anywhere in NYC. Plus taxis and uber make it convenient enough to augment more annoying transfers if you're willing to spend the money.

Jul 27, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

You could probably steam the edamame in the microwave too. You'll lose a little of the flavor, but the salad should still be good.

Jul 20, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

your favorite summery pareve salads for shabbat lunch

They're not all parve, and some are clearly treif, but there are a bunch of good ones here. It's generally the first list I check when I'm looking for a good simple summer salad.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/din...

Jul 17, 2015
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Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

And here is the Jewish Week story confirming it. The OU is taking a frummest common denominator approach and is refusing to certify animal rennet even if it is prepared appropriately.

I for one could care less about the OU kashrut mafia and look forward to trying the cheese as long as it has some certification.

http://jwfoodandwine.com/article/2015...

Jul 16, 2015
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How to eat in India?

Even more important for the kosher traveler is that the UHT milk is more likely to be European or Australian and therefore fall under the Rav Mosher heter.

Jul 15, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Mediterranean cruise

Unclear from that what makes Haven much better for the kosher consumer. Seems like Haven is built around priority seating at restaurants and shows. The restaurants are irrelevant if you're getting kosher meals anyway, and the shows have nothing that should be different for kosher(food) consumers.

Jul 10, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Need Manhattan restaurant for small group with 1 vegan colleague

I like Wild Ginger. I've never been, but I would imagine Va Bene would work too.

Jul 09, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Need Manhattan restaurant for small group with 1 vegan colleague

How do the others feel about eating vegetarian/vegan? I've struggled in the past to find kosher meat restaurants with decent vegetarian options. But if you can consider dairy options, then there are more places to choose from.

Jul 09, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

$40/lb. Gotta love that 30% kosher premium.

Jul 06, 2015
avitrek in Kosher

Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

Found tonight at zabars.

Jul 06, 2015
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kosher cheese from uk village oak

They don't seem to list Oak Vintage Cheddar on their site, just Vintage and Ivy Vintage. Is this a new line they're launching?

Jun 29, 2015
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