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Small Jewish communities WITH a kosher restaurant...worth eating at

Yes. It's definitely not as fancy as Milk & Honey was but they have some good fish and pasta dishes. Sometimes it's just nice to have a sit down place with table service - something I totally took for granted when we lived in Teaneck before moving to Southfield :-).

The people who ran Milk & Honey (The Epicurean Group) still have a kosher arm and they can do meals at their other properties (like Coach's Insignia at the RenCen) with enough advance notice (they cook it offsite and then plate it on china, etc).

Jun 03, 2014
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Small Jewish communities WITH a kosher restaurant...worth eating at

Milk and Honey... Jerusalem Pizza moved into that space about a year ago and opened up a sit-down version of their restaurant called Jerusalem Bistro.

Jun 02, 2014
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Kosher certified soba/buckwheat noodles

Twin Maquis makes a whole bunch of asian style noodles (including Soba) that are all Star-K certified. They are in the refrigerator or freezer section. Generally very inexpensive ~$2/pkg here in MI.

there are a whole bunch of stores in NY area that carry them: http://www.twinmarquis.com/stores.php#NY

Jan 09, 2014
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Any nice places for lunch on the Upper East Side?

UCafe - Lex and 93rd

Nov 04, 2013
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Gotham Burger Manhattan

I can't post a direct link but see the NY dept of health website and search for the restaurant. http://a816-restaurantinspection.nyc....

look at the inspection on 8/29/13 on the left side.

Sep 15, 2013
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Gotham Burger Manhattan

The Dept of Health ordered them closed... They were given permission to re-open on September 9th. They posted on FB that they are open today.

Sep 15, 2013
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Rock n' Roll Sushi - Any thoughts?

Was there last week... wasn't impressed. Sushi rice was still hot on the rolls we ordered (they were not cooked rolls - they just clearly didn't have enough rice ready for the amount of orders they were getting). The Chili noodles we ordered was basically spaghetti soaked in Heinz Chili Sauce -- hardly any spice and no distinguishable Asian flavors whatsoever.

Might give them another shot but would much rather pay a few dollars more for Sushi Metsuyan and actually enjoy my meal.

Sep 09, 2013
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Food That Travels Well

I was there a few weeks ago. Pizza was super oily (and had likely been sitting there for a bit) but they had a nice pasta bar with a few different options.

Aug 01, 2013
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London recommendations?

It's DD's sandwiches (I believe they are actually owned by Hermolis but operate under a different name) and they are available throughout London at various grocery stores. The full list of locations is on their site http://www.ddsandwiches.com/

Apr 23, 2013
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New suggestions for kosher in Paris?

We were just in Paris last week and had some excellent food (although not all of it necessarily "French). A few highlights:

Il Palazzo Opera (Dairy, 9th, Metro: Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette)
Very good pizza and pasta dishes. I highly recommend the garlic bread with caramelized onions and cheese. Prices were fairly reasonable pizza and pasta dishes were generally 12-15 EUR.

Tib's (Dairy, 17th, Metro: Pereire)
We spent the whole week looking for French onion soup in Paris and finally found it here on the last night of our trip. Great savory crepes and pizza as well as phenomenal desserts. They also have sushi that they were making fresh on site.

L'As Du Fallafel (Meat, 4th, Metro: St Paul)
Because no trip to Paris would be complete without a stop here. Eating outside from the window will save you 2-3 EUR per person. There seems to always be a fairly long line outside but it moves quickly. Also, although Mi Va Mi across the alley says "Kosher" all over the restaurant, it doesn't actually have a teudah.

Yayin (Meat, 17th, Metro: Wagram)
This was probably the nicest place we ate at all week, and it ended up being a bit of a disappointment. The seared foie gras appetizer with mango and date honey was great but the rest of the meal was rather underwhelming. At the owners suggestion we both ordered duck (I had the Duck Confit, my wife had the Charoset Crusted Duck Breast) and neither was really worth what we paid for it. Certainly much better duck in NY at Mikes. Dessert was nice though - my wife got a trio of chocolate desserts and I got their special St Honore cake which was great. Price for all the food and wine was about 120 EUR total.

China Lee (Meat, 19th, Metro Stop: Laumière)
Certainly not French food but very good meal nonetheless. Enormous (and delicious) wonton soup and very good, flavorful main dishes. Recommend ordering the hot honey chicken and the beef with peppers and basil)

We heard good things about a more authentic French place in the 17th called Nini but we didn't end up making it there.

Tons of reviews on restaurants in Paris at this site (although most are from 2 years ago so make sure to check if the restaurant is still there as places close frequently)
http://parispalaterestaurants.wordpre...

If you are going to be there for shabbat I highly recommend eating at the Chabad of Champs Elysees - the food for great (and plentiful) for both meals and is a relative bargain at 25 EUR / person / meal. We ended up sitting at a table with a bunch of other Americans that we already knew (but didn't know they were in Paris) so it was nice.

A few pictures of our food below.

Enjoy your trip!

Jan 06, 2013
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Kosher reislings/gewurtzraminers, and the lack thereof

Binyamina also makes a very good gewurtzraminer although it's definitely a little on the sweet side (and the grapes are grown in the galil)... http://www.binyaminawines.com/en-US/8...

Jan 01, 2013
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suggestions for Thanksgiving dessert

Pumpkin pie? This is a fantastic recipe http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/11.... I use mimicreme as a sub for the cream and soy milk instead of the whole milk. comes out great.

Nov 09, 2012
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Shabbat in Paris Oct 26/27 2012

Another option is Rafael Restaurant in the 17th Arrondissement. They have a Friday night meal option for 50EUR but I can't actually vouch for how good it is since I haven't actually been there yet - was planning on eating there when I am there for Shabbat in December.
http://www.lerafael.fr/?page_id=44

ETA - just re-read your post and saw you are staying Marias so this might be too far...

Oct 15, 2012
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Costco and Sams in Michigan

The Costco in Bloomfield (Telegraph and Square Lake) has a great selection of Kosher meat and chicken. Also has the usual Costco Kosher fare - kugels, cheese, deli meats, etc. The Costco in Commerce also carries Kosher items but the one in Bloomfield has a lot more according to the store manager when I asked.

Sep 27, 2012
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Sushi in Chicago

Here is their FB page --> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamach...

Sep 10, 2012
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Kosher Balsamic Vinegar?

Looks like you can still get it through their online store http://www.fairwaymarket.com/carlotta...

Jun 25, 2012
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Flying to Singapore

Down the block from Awafi is a kosher Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf but that's about it in terms of kosher restaurants. Inside the Jacob Ballas Center complex (where awafi is) there is a supermarket with kosher items.

They also do shabbat meals there if you will be there over shabbat (last time I was there it was 50 SGD for friday night and shabbat morning but it may have changed since then).

More info is available here --> http://www.singaporejews.com/travel-i...

May 17, 2012
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Real kosher (lamb) bacon

Grow and Behold cures beef bellies for bacon and it's delicious -- really great crunch and definite smoke flavor. http://www.growandbehold.com/index.ph...

May 04, 2012
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Kosher Options in Chicago O'Hare Airport?

The Dunkin Donuts at the H/K food court in Terminal 3 was getting all of their baked goods from the kosher Dunkin Donuts in West Rogers Park last time I was there (its been like that for a year or two). There is obviously no hashgacha there (so this a "at-your-own-risk" type of idea) so you would need to trust the Dunkin employees that all the donuts and bagels are still coming from the Kosher one...

They do have the sealed cream cheese packages with an OU as well as plastic knives that they will provide you upon request as opposed to making the bagel for you.

Aside from this you may be able to get a restaurant in WRP or Skokie to deliver to the airport but I imagine that might be a bit pricey.

Apr 03, 2012
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Passover cocktails?

Where did you see the tequila (i.e. what store)? thanks!

Apr 02, 2012
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Travel Meals

I have used the microwave meals from MyOwnMeals (http://www.myownmeals.com) while traveling. They have about 10 different ones (some dairy) and they are all very good. I've bought them at Glatt Express in Teaneck but I'm sure other stores in NY/NJ sell them as well.

Feb 28, 2012
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Kosher Parmigiano-Reggiano

If you don't mind a trip out to Teaneck Glatt Express has a couple of different brands of it.

Dec 31, 2011
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Kosher Food at Curacao Mariott

Going to be heading to Curacao for a weekend in February. I noticed that the Mariott there announced in 2010 that they had opened a Kosher kitchen on site there (we are staying elsewhere).
See this link for the details. http://news.marriott.com/2010/08/cura...

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this (i.e. how is the food) and if it was just catering for large events or would they prepare food for 2 people?

Thanks!

Dec 12, 2011
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Found: Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with an OU

If you are in the NY/NJ area Fairway has the Roland brand chipotles with a Star-K.

Nov 14, 2011
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UPDATES needed - Las Vegas & Phoenix / Scottsdale

We were in Scottsdale about 2 weeks ago. There is a great dairy cafe called Mozart with delicious paninis and salads and fresh baked bread/pastry. http://www.mozartscottsdale.com/

There is also a meat restaurant connected to a kosher supermarket that was also very good. Its located right next to the Chabad of Scottsdale. Their website is http://www.scottsdalecafe.com/.

We also went to King Solomon's Pizza in Phoenix and that was also very good. Additionally, all of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf chain stores in that area are all kosher as well.

Let me know if you need any more info.

Sep 04, 2011
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Travel to Hong Kong and Singapore

Hey Adina --
I was in Singapore in March for a week. I stayed at the Carlton Hotel which is about 2 blocks away from the shul there. Was very nice...
In terms of food there is a kosher Coffee Bean right next to the shul and there is a meat restaurant that is open during the week for lunch and dinner in the shul complex along with a kosher grocery store. The food at the shul's restaurant was pretty good and they had a mix of authentic Singapore/Malaysian cuisine and Israeli food.

For shabbat the shul hosts a friday night dinner (reservations required I think the cost was around $50 SGD). For shabbat lunch there is a big kiddush/lunch following davening that's open to everyone.

Here is the website for the Singapore Jewish Welfare Board which runs the shul complex: http://www.singaporejews.com/

Let me know if you need any addl info.

Aug 28, 2011
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wonton wrappers

Yes, the wrappers (for wontons and eggrolls) are usually with the tofu products in the refrigerated section.

Jul 31, 2011
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wonton wrappers

Nasoya Won-Ton wrappers with an OU on them (http://www.nasoya.com/products/asian-...) can be found at most major supermarkets (pathmark, stop and shop, etc) in the produce section.

Jul 31, 2011
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Kosher at LGA

Yes, terminal B is the central terminal

May 25, 2011
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Kosher at LGA

Terminal D also has a Cibo with similar offerings and there is also one by the "C" gates of Terminal B.

May 25, 2011
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