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Worthwhile kosher restaurants in NJ

Thanks, everyone, for all your great suggestions. Unfortunately, plans changed yesterday evening and we'll need to stay in Brooklyn for dinner after all. I hope to use this list for the next trip, though. Thanks again for your help (and feel free to add more, since I am really hoping to get to some of these places at some point soon).

Nov 06, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

long-keeping travel bread for lechem mishna ??

I keep them in the refrigerator at home, but I buy the shelf-stable kind and they seem to always have expiration dates at least a month out. I haven't actually left them out, though, so it's definitely worth an experiment to be sure.

Nov 05, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

long-keeping travel bread for lechem mishna ??

How about flour tortillas? I think they have quite a long shelf life.

Nov 05, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Worthwhile kosher restaurants in NJ

I'll be traveling on Sunday evening from Brooklyn, heading south through NJ. We can eat in Brooklyn before we leave, but we're wondering if instead there are any restaurants worth a detour off of the turnpike. We're willing to go a bit out of the way, like to Teaneck.

Are there any really great places that we should try?

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

Nov 05, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher Chicago Style Pizza?

I have family in the Wicker Park area, so this is great news. I don't have a trip planned right now, but I do hope this is still around when I get back there!

Oct 31, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

baltimore on sunday of chol hamoed

There's a thread on Baltimore options here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912176. That's pretty much up to date, other than a new steak-type restaurant, Serengeti that opened this summer.

I can't think of anywhere that parking would be an issue. If you need a sukkah, probably most places will have one, but you may want to check in advance.

Oct 03, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Reviews of Double frying pan kugel pot

It looks like it, at least according to camelcamelcamel.com: http://camelcamelcamel.com/Cuisinart-...
This is actually the lowest price they've recorded (since Feb. 2012).

Sep 28, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Reviews of Double frying pan kugel pot

If anyone is still interested in this, the Cuisinart double frying pan is currently selling for $19.99 on Amazon. (The price alert I set up based on this thread let me know about it.)

I just ordered one, and I'm really looking forward to trying this out soon!

Sep 27, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher cheese curds?

I never thought of trying, and after a search, it appears to require calcium chloride and rennet. Definitely not something I'm going to be trying soon, even if I could find those ingredients. But thanks for the suggestion!

Aug 06, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher cheese curds?

Please post if you find them anywhere. I've never seen them kosher, but would also be interested if they exist. Good luck!

Aug 06, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher restaurants w/corkage

I think it probably depends a lot on the location and local laws. Several years ago when I was visiting Philly the restaurant we went to told us where we could buy kosher wine across the street to bring in for our meal. I don't remember if we had to pay a corkage fee or if they checked the bottle for a hechsher.

Jul 16, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Why is there no decent kosher cheese dip?

Ro-tel has an OK. That may be what you're thinking of.

Jun 30, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kraft String Cheese is OUD

They were the regular kind, not 2%, at a Super Walmart in Maryland.

I guess it makes sense that the OU is not supervising all runs, but I've seen some of the flavors of Polly-O with and without the OU at different times. I was really happy to hear that the Kraft line was also going kosher.

I really appreciate the fact that some mainstream cheeses are now in theory available all over the country. It may not be gourmet, but it's a great thing to be able to pick up when not anywhere near a kosher store.

Jun 25, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kraft String Cheese is OUD

I just spotted the Kraft mozzarella-cheddar twists with an OU-D at super Walmart last night. Those were on the Polly-O list, but I never actually saw any with an OU, just KD. So that was a nice surprise.

I'd assumed that the KD versions would phase out when new packaging came in, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It's been quite a while now for Polly-O, and I still see a lot that isn't OU. Hopefully with the Kraft versions switching over as well, that situation will improve.

Jun 25, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Need a VEGAN kosher bakery in Philly please

My info is out of date, but they were still subsidizing the plain water challahs in Israel about 12 years ago, as well as plain weekday bread (unsliced).

The "fancy" egg challahs were significantly more. And definitely tasted like cake in comparison.

Jun 10, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Great American Health Bar/57th Street

One year the person who bought the chametz belonging to some friends of mine showed up at their door unannounced, asked to see the chametz, and took some of it away. I believe they were reimbursed for the value after Pesach. Even though it's a real sale, most people don't really expect someone to come to their house and take anything.

Apr 24, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Moussaka Recipe Needed

Glad to help out!

Apr 18, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Moussaka Recipe Needed

I was able to get the recipe from the Amazon book after a few tries. Hope it's not too late. Here it is (paraphrased):

Greek Moussaka

1 medium eggplant (1-1/2 lbs)
oil
1 egg
1 cup tomato sauce, divided
1 lb ground meat of your choice
1 onion, finely chopped (optional)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp sugar
dash of black pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 bay leaf, halved

Peel eggplant and slice 1/4 inch thick. Brush both sides with oil. Arrange in a large baking pan and broil on both sides until lightly browned.

Beat the egg and 1/2 cup tomato sauce in a medium bowl. Add meat and onion, and thorougly blend.

Place half the eggplant slices in an ungreased 7"x11" baking dish. Spread meat mixture over eggplant. Top with remaining eggplant slices. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup tomato sauce with water, sugar, pepper, and cinnamon.

Pour the tomato mixture over the eggplant, and place half a bay leaf at each end of the pan.

Bake at 350 uncovered for about 1 hour, until the top is brown and most of the gravy evaporates. Remove bay leaves.

Serves 4-6

Apr 18, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher
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Kosher for Passover Greek Yogurt

There are a few flavors of Shoprite yogurt that are KFP this year, although I saw them in a non-Shoprite store that gets in products from many sources, so I don't know that they're in the Shoprite stores themselves right now. They have special packaging that says KFP right on the cup, rather than on the date code.

Apr 01, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Pesach Price Gouging

Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to get over there asap!

Mar 26, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Pesach Price Gouging

Is the Shoprite tuna on sale this week? I've been watching their ads and I didn't see it locally, but I'd head over there tomorrow if it is likely to be on sale now.

Mar 26, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Coconut milk for Passover?

Since I won't drink black coffee, I will use the almond milk over "creamer". I feel like it's at least somewhat better. (For the record, during the year I use the refrigerated almond or coconut milks of varying brands.)

Out of curiosity, last night I compared the ingredients and nutritional information on the Lieber's almond milk to Blue Diamond. They were remarkably similar, other than the pesach version missing some added vitamins.

Whether you like the taste is a matter of preference. Personally I'm glad to have it as an option.

Mar 21, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Problem expanding threads, previously read posts, or creating new threads

All my problems now seem to be fixed, including the rollover menu issue. Thank you!

Mar 20, 2014
hbg1 in Site Talk

Problem expanding threads, previously read posts, or creating new threads

I am also unable to expand previously read threads. I refreshed a page by mistake, and after that I was unable to read any of the posts on the page, as they're all marked read and the plus sign doesn't expand them, nor does clicking on the gray box of an individual reply as it used to.

I've also noticed that sometimes the rollover menus have recently started staying expanded rather than going away when I mouse off of them - multiple menus may be open at once.

I haven't tried to start a thread, and I'm trying to post this in the main "Reply" box under the opening topic of this thread.

I'm on IE8 (at work, can't upgrade or use a different browser). I get the following Javascript error as well:

Message: Script error
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Char: 0
Code: 0
URI: http://cdn.boomtrain.com/analyticstra...

So maybe it's an ad causing this somehow?

I hope these issues can be fixed soon! Thanks.

Mar 19, 2014
hbg1 in Site Talk

Lifesavers--are any varieties kosher?

In addition, sometimes products sold in Israel are from European runs rather than the U.S. versions.

Mar 11, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher/Jewish deli in Columbus?

I never heard the term "chop meat" (or even "chopped meat") used until I spent time with people from New York. It was always "hamburger" in the midwest.

And I also thought the use of "appetizing" in some (east coast) ads was a mistake, and had no idea what that term meant.

Feb 10, 2014
hbg1 in Kosher
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Which food products available only in Israel are worthy to bring to the US?

I still see your post with the photos, right above your second reply. Problem with the site? (And yes, the photos look great!)

Dec 31, 2013
hbg1 in Kosher

Traveling to Puerto Rico - food questions

Mealmart and a few other companies make shelf-stable meals, similar to the frozen types. If they're available where you're located, and you'll have access to a microwave, I would recommend bringing at least a few of them. I have been pretty happy with the Mealmart ones (much less so with the La Briute ones that self-heat, which were barely edible). It's definitely not gourmet food, but they travel well, are easy to prepare, and are surprisingly decent, considering.

Dec 30, 2013
hbg1 in Kosher

Kosher Butcher in Baltimore

Seven Mile Market also has a large fresh meat department, but I agree that Wasserman's is known to be the best butcher in the area.

Dec 16, 2013
hbg1 in Kosher

Tassimo Kosher T-Discs - will they ever make them?

For what it's worth, I've found that Special K Pastry Crisps (strawberry) remind me a lot of how I remember Pop Tarts tasting, although they're not exactly the same type of product. They're OU-D (and made by Kellogg's, which also makes me wonder why they still only put a K on their cereal).

Dec 09, 2013
hbg1 in Kosher