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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.

16 minutes ago
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

Advice from fast food store owners or people with knowledge about that: How can we make the Kosher Delight fried chicken?

Have you tried the basic Chow recipe that is showing up at the bottom of the page?

http://www.chow.com/recipes/29621-bas...

Oct 23, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Thanksgiving weekend NY?

They do. Hartford Vaad.

Oct 21, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher