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Restaurant Recs for Kids - Teaneck & Queens

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

1 day ago
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

Hot Pastrami Sandwich

In Manhattan I really like Mendy's.

Sep 28, 2014
avitrek in Kosher
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break fast

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

Sep 28, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Are all Dunkin Donut stores kosher? Or must they have a hechsher?

Sep 22, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

Rent-a-Schochet

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

Sep 08, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher
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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
avitrek in Kosher

Brunch in NY

My most favorite if you want dairy.

Sep 04, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

Yummy Sushi Falafel - name of actual restaurant that could only be kosher

Does Benihana hire asian looking chefs?

Aug 25, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher
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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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher
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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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher

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
avitrek in Kosher