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Lunch near Lord and Taylor in NYC (mom can't walk far)

I agree. Colbeh is the only thing that is close and worth your time and money. The only dairy option is Jerusalem Cafe(ie the new J2), not exactly where I'd suggest taking your Mom.

Oct 19, 2014
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Burger.org in Philly - service needs work

I've yet to go. Whenever I'm in town they always seem to be closed. They apparently don't bother opening for lunch erev chag.

Oct 14, 2014
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10 Best Kosher Delis in North America from Shalom LIfe

Jeff's is not a deli that you think of serving Corned Beef or Pastrami. It's name is Jeff's Gourmet Sausage and people go there for sausages. If they were asking for best non-fancy meat restaurants Jeff's would belong.

Oct 13, 2014
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Bravo pizza sukkah

Which Bravo? And for the sake of people that don't know what bravo is at all, you should mention the city.

Oct 12, 2014
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Question about blintz souffle

To clarify, I assume you mean it lasted 2 days before you finished it. The blintz souffle should last much longer than that before going bad.

Oct 11, 2014
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ISO kosher tamarind paste

Adina,

Do you know if any Manhattan stores carry Golchin?

Oct 07, 2014
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caramels

Kraft caramels are kosher.

http://www.amazon.com/Kraft-Caramels-...

They also seem to have unwrapped options if you're using it for baking instead of snacking.

Oct 06, 2014
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break fast

I haven't been in years, but I remember the line out the door at H&H and Zabars the day before YK.

Oct 06, 2014
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Need menu help

It's a cold chicken and sauce.

Oct 06, 2014
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Restaurants with a sukkah in Center City Philadelphia

Penn is right across the river immediately west of Center City. But Hillel is on the west side of campus, and I will be on the east side Center City. From Rittenhouse Square area it wouldn't be terrible, but from Old City it's a 15 min drive, 20 min on market frankfurt line, and an hour walk.

Oct 05, 2014
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Wasabi Peas and Roasted Soy beans for Succos recipes

I love the idea in the soup, but I'm not sure I see the logic with the breadcrumbs for coating. Seems like something you would see on Chopped because you had to use wasabi peas. If I wanted wasabi flavor as a coating for fish, I'd think using plain wasabi with the breadcrumbs would be easier than grinding up the peas and mixing them in.

Oct 05, 2014
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Restaurants with a sukkah in Center City Philadelphia

Regardless, as Bagelman said, Penn is not Center City. It's closer than the suburbs, but from Old City it's still a long trip and not worth it for a quick lunch.

Oct 05, 2014
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Restaurants with a sukkah in Center City Philadelphia

This may be a long shot, but any chance any of the kosher places in center city Philly have a sukkah? Please don't suggest any suburban options, I'll have a sukkah for dinner. I'm looking for a place in center city to get lunch over chol hamoed.

Thanks.

Oct 02, 2014
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Restaurant Recs for Kids - Teaneck & Queens

Do you want a sukkah? That may limit your options a little more.

Sep 30, 2014
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Gift for Sukkah Dinner

Pennsylvania liquor laws require all wine stores to be state owned. They may have a little kosher wine, but the selection will be poor. Judaica stores will have kosher wine under a religious exemption, but selection and prices will still not be great. That's why I suggested baked goods if the OP is not used to finding kosher wine in PA.

Sep 29, 2014
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Gift for Sukkah Dinner

If you get baked goods from either of these locations and make sure they package them with kosher tape you should be fine with any Rabbi in the area.

http://www.homemadegoodiesbyroz.com/i...

https://plus.google.com/1151348569750...

Mevushal wine would be good in general, but I realize it can be difficult to find in Philly because of PA liquor laws.

Sep 29, 2014
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Hot Pastrami Sandwich

In Manhattan I really like Mendy's.

Sep 28, 2014
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break fast

WHat's your recipe for apple cheddar bread? That sounds great.

Sep 28, 2014
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Are all Dunkin Donut stores kosher? Or must they have a hechsher?

Sep 22, 2014
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Kosher spaghetti carbonara?

I just saw a Chow blog post on easy pasta 3 ways. It includes a version of carbonara without the bacon. I'd wager the bacon substitutes people have suggested probably work better, but if you want a simple kosher carbonara, this is probably a good place to start.

http://www.chow.com/food-news/155024/...

Sep 22, 2014
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Are all Dunkin Donut stores kosher? Or must they have a hechsher?

In fact, every ad most likely says "price and participation may vary", "in participating stores", or something like that.

And just to help you out, there are 2 dunkin donuts within 1 mile of riverdale. One is kosher and the second is not and features the full menu, including your sausage sandwich. 5987 Broadway if you were curious.

Sep 21, 2014
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Kosher in Phoenix?

Will you have a car and time to drive to Scottsdale? And by decent, are you looking for good food, or presentable enough to go with colleagues?

I really like Fresh Mint in Scottsdale. It's a vegan place with great fresh food. It's not catering to Jews so anyone you go with won't feel out of place. But it's basically a small place in a strip mall and they'll wonder why you're driving out of your way to go there.

Sep 17, 2014
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12 Year Old Frum Boy on Chopped

Heads up for anyone interested, on Sept 30th, Chopped is having a kids episode. And one of the kids chosen is a frum boy from Teaneck.

http://jstandard.com/index.php/conten...

Sep 16, 2014
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Make ahead rice for RH

Rice doesn't freeze well and is quick to make, even on chag. You're better off making other dishes early to freeze and cooking your rice fresh.

Sep 15, 2014
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Russ & Daughters Plans a kosher Museum Cafe at jewish museum

And most Jews were perfectly happy to eat there without certification. So why lose the products, Saturday business, and pay for certification for limited market growth.

Sep 10, 2014
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Rent-a-Schochet

I'm curious, how is buying a live lamb and hiring a shochet easier than Grow and Behold?

Sep 08, 2014
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Restaurant recs for Manhattan

I think that could be said for Manhattan vs. brownstone brooklyn in general.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/...

Sep 08, 2014
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Pardes: new menu section, attentive service, creative small plates still amazing

I see the point of having a steakhouse on the UWS. I don't see the point of going to Talia's given it's execution. I'm surprised a competitor hasn't put it out of business yet.

Sep 05, 2014
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Brunch in NY

My most favorite if you want dairy.

Sep 04, 2014
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Need a meal on the way from Boston to NYC

It's widespread enough to be on urban dictionary.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...

Sep 02, 2014
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