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Kosher wine at City Winery?

It's not a kosher place. If you order non-mevushal wine, order the bottle and ask to open and serve it yourself.

Aug 27, 2014
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Yummy Sushi Falafel - name of actual restaurant that could only be kosher

Does Benihana hire asian looking chefs?

Aug 25, 2014
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Yummy Sushi Falafel - name of actual restaurant that could only be kosher

I don't think I'm bothered by a Korean making sushi as long as he was trained correctly. It's not like we expect French food to be cooked by a French chef and Italian by an Italian chef. As long as the chef is trained in the cuisine and can execute the dishes I'm fine with it. What would bother me is if they hired a Korean thinking he looks Asian enough but Jews wouldn't know the difference between Koreans and Japanese.

Aug 25, 2014
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The Wandering Que

You may even be able to order online for pickup at one of those locations.

Aug 18, 2014
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Las Vegas updated

Of course not, but neither is saying people won't spend it so it's a bad business decision. The answer as always is complicated.

Aug 17, 2014
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Las Vegas updated

A lot of business travelers are on expense accounts. They'll pay the $20 and just expense it back to their company.

Aug 17, 2014
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Brooklyn suggestions for non fancy eaters

I'd check out Shnitzi too. Shnitzel on baguettes with different sauce/topping options. Locations in Coney Island and Boro Park.

Aug 15, 2014
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf NYC

Just to highlight a few more local and relevant comparisons:

Bagel Basket $14.8/lbs
Zabars $19/lbs

Unfortunately KMP doesn't list tuna on its online menu and Seasons only lists $5.49/container without indicating the size/weight of the container.

Buying prepared tuna salad is unreasonably expensive everywhere and rarely cost effective. These UWS stores price it for 2 uses. Rich/busy UWS residents who will buy it without thinking about the price, and people buying for catering orders where it needs to come from a certified store and you can't just make it at home. For all other cases you're better off opening a couple cans of tuna and mixing in some mayo yourself.

Aug 14, 2014
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Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf NYC

Bagels and Co at 79th and Amsterdam is probably a better bet for food. If you have any extra time Grill 212 is 80th just east of Broadway.

Aug 13, 2014
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CBTL

Which stores? I'm fairly sure the NY stores do not have the same provider as the LA stores for example. And if you're sure it's in-house, isn't that the answer to your own question?

Aug 11, 2014
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Kosher Aperol

Campari is listed as kosher by the London Beit Din. If you're ok with their list then you can get it at most stores, including Gotham. Aperol unfortunately doesn't show up on their list.

But in the interest of full disclosure, Campari is on the Star K not approved list. So AYLR.

Aug 07, 2014
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Whatcha Eating Tonight?

Peanut butter chocolate cookie dough doughnut, a granola bar, and then maybe some mac & cheese leftover from last night.

Aug 05, 2014
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Horseradish question

No. I would never eat unsealed packaged food like that. Take it back to the store and ask for a refund/exchange.

If a brand has quality control issues that it's never sealed then I doubly wouldn't trust it because who knows what other quality control issues they have.

Aug 04, 2014
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friday night manhatten

I don't know if it's the same chabad, but French chabad hosts dinners at the West Side Jewish Center on 34th and 8th.

http://www.westsidejewishcenter.org/S...
http://ccfnewyork.com/shabathon.html

Aug 01, 2014
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Does anyone have a one-pot recipe for Shabbos lunch that will replace the boring Cholent?

You're cooking it a lot longer so it's fork tender.

Jul 29, 2014
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Spare Ribs Recipe-Not sweet

I've used this recipe in a crock pot for shabbat lunch. Just make sure your crock pot can get low enough.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/em...

Jul 25, 2014
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Bagel/Coffee shop in Monsey?

I'm planning to bike from NYC to Monsey. I'd like to pick up a light lunch before riding back to the city. A bagel, muffin, or panini would be great. The place doesn't need to be fancy, and given that I'll be showing up sweaty and in shorts it's probably better if it's not too fancy, just good food. I'd love any suggestions you have.

Thanks.

Jul 25, 2014
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Upscale Friday night dinner ideas

How did you pull off the lava cake? I would be afraid it's too liquid to reheat and leaving it in the oven would result in it cooking through before dessert.

Jul 23, 2014
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Mike's Bistro

My most favorite is still on the block.

Jul 22, 2014
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Ideas for place to go for a week with kosher restaurants around, PLEASE!

Teaneck and Fairlawn are suburbs. They fall into most of the same issues as Monsey. I think the OP needs to expand his range back to 2 hours from the 1 hour he's talking about now. Especially if he's heading west. Depending on traffic, 1 hour may not even get you out of Manhattan from Brooklyn and even with no traffic you're really not getting very far from the city. If 1 hour is important I would look to Long Island instead, at least that way you don't lose half your travel time just getting through NYC.

Jul 17, 2014
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Upscale Friday night dinner ideas

Beef bourguignon will look impressive and will hold up, as will most stews. You can search the board for previous discussions on it and recipes.

Jul 16, 2014
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Kosher restaurants w/corkage

If you search BYOB on this board there are multiple restaurants mentioned. Specifically, it looks like liquor laws in Teaneck are strict enough that a number of kosher restaurants are BYOB.

Jul 15, 2014
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Kosher restaurants w/corkage

I know at least the old eden wok allowed BYOB for sheva brachot. And yes, the mashgiach checked the bottle. It doesn't help the OP, but I'm sure other places allow it too.

Jul 15, 2014
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serengetti. in baltimore

They have sushi. Glad to know it's really kosher.

Jul 15, 2014
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business coffee

Coffee bean is your best bet if you want fully certified. Or Edgar/Lalo if you'll accept their claim about some of the products being kosher.

Jul 15, 2014
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butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

Interesting that kosher plum wine was on the original menu.

Jul 12, 2014
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Herring

Where are you located? There are plenty of options in multiple cities, but no one can suggest anything without knowing where you are.

Jul 10, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Upscale Brooklyn / Boro Park meat restaurant

It's not Boro Park, but any Brooklyn discussion should start with Pardes unless it won't work for the occasion.

Jul 04, 2014
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Why is there no decent kosher cheese dip?

According to kosherquest it doesn't need a hechsher, but as always, ask your local rabbi.

http://www.kosherquest.org/book.php?i...

Jul 02, 2014
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Heavenly breakfast in Jerusalem

I felt the same way about papagaio when I went for dinner. The food was good, but I think I could have ordered the same off the menu for less.

Jun 30, 2014
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