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red hook fairway

I've never been to the Red Hook Fairway, but on the UWS I don't think I've seen smoked fish besides packaged sliced lox. I don't usually look for bagels there, but I think the bagels are kosher. And they will have Philadelphia Cream Cheese just like any other large supermarket. So you can probably do bagels with cream cheese and lox. Plus juice and any veggies you want to slice yourself. But for smoked fish you'll probably need to make different arrangements. If you can get to Acme when they're open on Fridays that's your best bet for fish.

about 5 hours ago
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher restaurant near Doylestown PA

Burger.Org in the old Max and David's location is probably the only option within 15 mi(and technically it's a little over too). But I don't think I'd recommend it for a business dinner. Your better option is to call Citron and Rose and ask about having food delivered to a non-kosher restaurant closer to where you'll be.

1 day ago
avitrek in Kosher

Can I freeze leftover beef (grilled London broil)

Cook everything that you can the night before. Plan a menu around things that can be reheated fine(most likely wet items). If you're going to cook anything on Friday make it things that cook fast. Couscous is great for this. If you do chicken cutlets, have them prepped in whatever pan you plan to cook them in. Then when you get home you can just pull them out of the fridge and throw them in the oven.

Nov 26, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Pareve Cream of Mushroom Soup

Why not just add some soy/almond milk/rice milk? That should lighten it up. It sounds like you made mushroom soup which looked more like mushrooms and you're comparing it to cream of mushroom soup which obviously has cream in it.

Nov 25, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

That may be fine if someone has time to bring before Shabbat. But if everyone is working as late as possible, then adding a trip to someone else's home/apartment before candle lighting may not be feasible.

Nov 25, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

http://etiquette.about.com/od/Enterta...

A host/ess gift should not be expected to be served, it's a gift for the host/ess. So unless you communicate in advance about bringing a specific dish, the gift should be something that can be left on the side. Wine or nut platters works because if they're not served they can be used later. A home baked good can't really be used elsewhere.

Of course if you know the host/ess and communicate before hand then something home cooked could be appropriate.

Nov 24, 2014
avitrek in Kosher
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What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

According to the Star-K, unflavored or scented teas don't require a hashgacha.

Nov 24, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

How far out of control is sushi? share your pet beef

I kind of like the sushi pizza. If it's coming from a sushi place, then it's just a different shape and combination of fishes and sauces. That feels more authentic to me than even a basic roll that gets served at a pizza place.

Nov 21, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Laid Back Saturday Night Options?

Any of the veg Indian places?

Nov 21, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

Wine. That way if it doesn't get used, it won't go bad.

Nov 20, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher Smoked Turkey Delivery Service Comparisons

Nov 19, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher Smoked Turkey Delivery Service Comparisons

Whether electric or fire based, you still need to be careful about burning yourself. Please cook your turkey outside and make sure you're a safe distance from the pot when you lower it in.

Nov 19, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Can someone please open an upscale Italian Kosher Dairy restaurant with excellent fish dishes in Teaneck?

I believe Moshe posted about it at some point. He used to have a lot more fish on the menu, but no matter what he tried, most people wouldn't order it.

Nov 17, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Restaurant for Thanksgiving? Brooklyn preferred but willing to travel...

I have no clue what they're doing, but my first call would be to Pardes. I would guess they'll have some kind of turkey inspired specials.

Nov 17, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

kosherfest 2014

A form on their website would be a pretty poor way to judge demand since the sample is highly biased. Hopefully they've done randomizes polls like most companies to determine what the demand is.

Nov 14, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher in London over Shabbos

You can get takeout from Reuben's. In terms of kid friendly activity, if they're old enough for museums then the museums in London are free and the British museum is a 10 min walk away.

Nov 12, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Weren't we supposed to get 2 new Brooklyn (Crown Heights) restaurants?

Looks like Izzy's is not open yet, but will be open soon.

https://www.facebook.com/izzysbbq

Nov 11, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

GMO

I agree. Industrial agro-business has destroyed taste in favor of long shelf life. If given the choice I will buy an heirloom tomato for the taste. But I'm doing it for the taste, not because I think some genes are going to kill me.

Nov 10, 2014
avitrek in General Topics

GMO

Humans have been messing with genes of seeds through cross breeding since humans started planting.

GMO

Nima,

The first thing to do is figure out what you want to avoid. You're confusing pesticides and GMO across your post. Do you want to avoid GMOs? Then look for food labeled GMO free. If you want to avoid pesticides, then look for pesticide free(organic is not necessarily pesticide free if it's organic pesticides).

Nov 09, 2014
avitrek in General Topics

Upper West Side

That's it. The only other places with a similar hashgacha are bagel/pizza places.

Nov 09, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Luxembourg Kosher

I noticed that. I would assume they just didn't update their website.

Nov 06, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Luxembourg Kosher

Wow, that place looks really nice. I don't know French but digging around the website had me convinced it was too nice to be kosher until I found the teudah.

Is the food as good as the pictures?

Nov 06, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Is there a tourist restaurant in any European city that is open on Rosh Hashannah?

Depending on the community, if you email the shul they may be able to set you up with local families for meals.

Nov 05, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

cruise

If you ordered food, then presumably it will be there. But there is no rabbi bringing the food. It's basically airline food as all the other threads have mentioned. If you want to know what company provides the food then your best bet is to call Norwegian.

Nov 05, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Is there a tourist restaurant in any European city that is open on Rosh Hashannah?

Depending where in Europe you are, how much longer would it be to fly to Israel than somewhere else in Europe?

Nov 04, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher Valley Chicken/Turkey

Empire acquired Kosher Valley in 2010. When the OP posted, they were still a separate company.

Nov 02, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Phoenix/Scottsdale

Remember a site like the Phoenix Vaad(Kosher Phoenix) only lists places it certifies, not all kosher places.

Ahavas Torah seems to be the most comprehensive list. http://www.ahavastorah.org/restaurant...

When you go, be sure to go to Fresh Mint, it's a tiny vegan place in a strip mall, but it's great vegan Thai food.

Oct 30, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Phoenix/Scottsdale

It's been a couple years since I've been there, but this list looks about right. What do you think is contradictory?

http://www.kosherphoenix.org/restaura...

Oct 30, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Amsterdam Burger Co.

I disagree on the wait, I've seen huge wait times. If you go at dinner time expect to wait 30+ min for a table. And that extends to 9+pm.

Oct 29, 2014
avitrek in Kosher