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New restaurant to open this Sunday in Boca Raton

Is there a website or a place where the menu is posted?

Nov 06, 2014
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Toaster Strudel

From the OU website.
Consumer Alerts and Advisories

June 22, 2007
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries

Brands: Pillsbury
Products: Toaster Strudel Pastries (All Varieties)
Company: General Mills- Minneapolis, MN
Issue: Due to ongoing changes in production, selected varieties of these products will no longer bear the OU symbol effective immediately. Eventually all varieties of these products will stop being certified and labeled kosher. All products that bear the OU symbol are certified by the Orthodox Union. As always, the public is encouraged to check for the OU symbol on every product that is purchased."

Jan 31, 2012
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Toaster Strudel

I do remember in 2007 that Toaster Strudel was kosher, but I've checked several times over the years since then, and as yet I haven't seen it go back kosher since around that time. What happened?

Jan 31, 2012
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Toaster Strudel

From what I remember as a kid, toaster strudels were ALWAYS better than PopTarts in a head to head flavor comparison. I ate both as a kid growing up, and PopTarts were only ever good for the extra creative flavors like S'mores, etc. If you compare a plain strawberry PopTart or even a frosted strawberry PopTart a strawberry Toaster Strudel is always going to be better with better filling, the soft flaky crust, and the satisfying icing which you could easily use less of. Pop Tarts are just better for a sugar rush.

Jan 31, 2012
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

Wow. Thanks for the information. Good to know.

Feb 27, 2011
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

Yes, true. It was posted above as well. Looks ify. Maybe I'd try it just to see what it's like or for travel purposes.

Feb 23, 2011
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

I don't know that I'd likely find that sort of thing there, but I'd be willing to look on my next trip there. Only been there once. It's really kind of a hassle to get there. It's only a little better to get to and from then going into an outer borough, believe it or not. I have to take a train and a bus, or two. It takes forever to go such a short distance. In slightly more time, I could be way out in the city somewhere, maybe even Brooklyn or queens. Wild. It's just how the buses and trains run in that area. Kinda like living in outer Queens.

Feb 23, 2011
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

Yes that's true, I saw it and was a little unsure, but I'd be willing to try them especially if the price was right. I think I'd use that for say... traveling maybe.

Feb 23, 2011
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

I live in Westchester, and travel by public transit, so getting frozen items can be tricky. I have to buy all Jewish brands etc in NYC so it really sucks. You just can't get that sort of stuff here. I almost never shop in Riverdale, so I have to travel far. In most instances, unless I need a certain wine or liquor, Riverdale just isn't worth it for me b/c it's so limited. You have one or two stores in N Riverdale, and then the rest are further down, which means getting on another bus. The point is, getting frozen pasta in Brooklyn or Queens is quite a task. I think I would actually need to actually buy field ice packs in order to get this stuff. Usually my frozen items start defrosting and by the time I get them home they're half thawed. Yuck. (That's with ice packs and insulated bags!)

Feb 23, 2011
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

I thought it wasn't but here's the confusing thing: you can find them by searching for "The Pasta Factory", and their web address says one name, and the actual site says The Pasta Factory. Go figure. Personally, I had a really good time there, and the food my friend and I ate was sooo good! I think it is worth the trip, but you know, that is really subjective. I'm sticking by my recommendation. The other thing is that Kasher Italian restaurants in Manhattan tend to be expensive, so I haven't gone, but I see Noi Due is pretty reasonable. If you have been there and maybe looking for something different, I would say try the restaurant formerly known as The Pasta Factory.

Feb 22, 2011
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kosher frozen gnocchi?

The Pasta Factory in Teaneck, NJ has very good gnocchi, worth the trip. If you're not driving, you can take a bus from the George Washington Bridge Port Authority bus terminal.

Feb 21, 2011
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

Kisco Kosher - White Plains

I also resent the self supervision, and the devil may care attitude towards being glatt (which by the way, would draw lots of crowds of Jewish people!) I stopped going there when I got serious about kashruth. Actually, back when I did find the food to be overpriced, and the place always seems to be empty, I really don't know how this guy stays in business! I kid you not, virtually every time I walk by there are 1 or 2 tables occupied.

Dec 10, 2010
Abigayil Neshama in Kosher

BARCAR Eatery in Mount Vernon is now AZUL Latin Fusion

I haven't eaten there, but I've had drinks there. The service was excellent, and the vibe was really warm and trendy, although during the off hours I went there the restaurant portion was pretty empty. The management was quick to entice me with free samples of empanadas and such, which I really wish I could taste. I enjoyed the reasonably priced drinks, which the bartender or waiter / waitress brought to my table just a few feet away.

BarCar in Fleetwood, NY

This establishment has closed and re-opened as a Latin Fusion restaurant and bar. The old BarCar website will lead you to the new restaurant, only the site isn't up.