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Philly

Hi-
Going to Philly for shabbos in November and staying on the Penn campus with a large group. We want to go out for dinner Saturday night and are willing to drive. Is there anything in Center City? Otherwise... should we consider going to Cherry Hill? Thank you so much!

Oct 01, 2013
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Delivery to Manhattan

After years of loyalty to Glatt Mart, we are ready to try a new butcher shop. (not seasons, park east, or KMP). We are looking for quality meats, good prices, kosher grocery items, tasty prepared food, and delivery to manhattan. Any suggestions?

May 08, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Anyone baking schlissel challah?

I made it last night. We have a disagreement on minhaggim in our family, over if we should do key shape or key in the challah. I did both. Made a key shape and also put a key in. I boiled water and disinfected the key and then wrapped into tinfoil. Shabbat shalom!

Apr 20, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Anyone tried Ladino Tapas Grill Yet?

I'm gonna have to agree. We went last night and the service was so horrible but the food was pretty good. Sadly we were so offended that we will wait a long time before giving them a second try, if we even consider going back. Our tapas never showed up and our main course was brought out and we asked for the appetizers and what happened so then they took away the mains. Then they made us wait for the tapas and told us they didn't have some of the items we wanted. Finally after the bill came we had to wait an insane amount of time to just pay them! We got the cash together and just walked over to the manager to pay (didn't want to leave $120 on the table) and he was offensive and rude. BTW they said their computer system wasn't working so they included a mandatory 18% gratuity.

Apr 18, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Did anyone say HOME for Pesach this year? Highlights of your meals?

We stayed home for the first time in 5 years (new baby!) and the best thing we did was buy a new crock pot. We made matzah ball soup and then constantly had something going in the crock for each meal. Meatballs, ribs, duck sauce chicken, and brisket in wine sauce. For friday night we would transfer whatever we cooked before shabbos to a metal tin and then put up whstever we needed for shabbos lunch. It was delicious and easy! We bought some kugels and stuffed cabbage at Costco to supplement. We loved the apple matzah kugel in particular.

Apr 17, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Mike's Bistro v. Le Carne Grill

Mike's Mike's mike's!

Feb 29, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

House of Dog- Miami

I liked the Clint Eastwood very much. DH got something with sweet onions, pineapple and beef fry that was delicious. My kids got the regular hot dogs. We were all pleased. Went there twice!

Feb 28, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

New Miami Beach info

House of dog is pretty good. I had the Clint Eastwood and it was like a Mexican chili dog. Really great. It took over a spot where there wasn't a kosher place before. right on 41st street. It's right near where the chocolate shop is, sort of set back s little from the street. It's a small space with not a ton of seating but it's very cute. They have a pretty good selection of beer but unfortunately nothing on tap.

Feb 19, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Do mini bottles of wine exist?

I'm pretty sure that the wine store on the corner of 96th and Columbus has little kosher wine bottles.

Feb 19, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Restaurant sedarim

Does anyone know of any UWS restaurants that will be open for the sedarim? We need to stay in the neighborhood and don't feel like ordering take out. Thanks.

Feb 19, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Do they feed Jews in Ft. in Myers?

Chabad of Naples does meals. Www.chabadnaples.com I think it's a 45 mins drive from there

Jan 29, 2012
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Can you actually cook a potato kugel from scratch in a crockpot?

My DH refilled the crock with water and some dish soap and plugged in on high for a few hours before we washed it. GL!

I am thinking that next time I may remove the lid for an hour or two before serving?
Maybe that will dry it up a little? Just need to check the halachick permissibilty of it. This recipe is a winner though. We have really been enjoying it!

Dec 18, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Wilton Meringue Powder

Be careful. In my recent experience a lot of the supervision of the Wilton products has changed from OV (st Louis vad) to the USA K map of USA with a K inside (eg. Icings). We normally do not eat this hashgacha but have discussed with Rabbi and also called the CRC and have been told that in the case of Wilton products this hashgacha is alright.

Dec 16, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Cheese

Thanks everyone. I actually went to Zabars. They ship directly from the store so I can select the cheese I want and they will ship overnight on ice anywhere in the country. Expensive but probably the best choice for me

Dec 15, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Cheese

We want to send a fabulous cheese gift platter to a friend in the South. It has to be kosher to a very high standard. Can be cholov stam but should not contain any cheese with tablet K or crown K or any other non mainstream certification. Advice please!

Dec 13, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Natural Flavor Bacon Salt is now available pareve

I have to keep the dairy ones with my milchigs dishes in the cabinet away from all the other spices!

Dec 13, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Favorite Menu Items in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Teaneck, and Beyond

Lowbrow-nachos from Noah's ark on LES
Jamaica bay basket from avron's in Cape Town
Medium-dumplings at dini's Beijing
High-duck and sweet potato fritters at mikes!

Dec 11, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

South FL travel advice

PS my husband adds that if we can fulfil these criteria in another warm weather location apart from south FL, cancan or puerto rico that you guys should reply with those suggestions as well. TIA!

Dec 11, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

South FL travel advice

Hi Hounders-
I'm looking for recommendations in south FL for a family friendly hotel with good pool in walking distance of the beach (within a block or so) , and within walking distance of a kosher restaurant or two. I don't think will be over shabbos so we don't require Eruv or shul as we will have a car and my DH can drive to minyan. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

Dec 11, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Potato Kugel in the crockpot - by itself - for Shabbos lunch instructions needed (1 more time)

Mine was also mushy in the middle. I'm on a mission to perfect my technique though because my husband and sons loved it. Let's all keep at it and post back again in the future!

Dec 11, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Fleshigs in Philly

Hi-
Looking for recommendations for flieshigs restaurants in Center City Philly with Orthodox hashgacha. Thank you!

Dec 05, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Deep Frying Ideas

Gribines?
Onion rings?

Nov 16, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

What's a warming drawer???

"yad soledet bo" is usually 120 F I think. So yes, would have to be either meat or dairy and would need to be kashered. BUT I am absolutely not a Rabbi! So ask someone else if you are planning on re doing your kitchen.

Nov 15, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Soup in a bread bowl

Last week Noi Due told me they did not do this. Will ask again. And will check out U cafe. I like that place a lot...

Nov 14, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Can you actually cook a potato kugel from scratch in a crockpot?

The orig recipe makes 2 kugels. One for Friday night and one for shabbos day. I made half and just cooked in my 4 quart oval.

12 yukon gold potatoes
1 large onion
5 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup oil, divided
3/4 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 400. Pour half the oil into your kugel pan. Place in oven to warm. Pour the rest of the oil into the crock pot. Turn on high.
Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Peel and grate the potatoes. Grate onion.
Mix potatoes/onion with egg mixture. Add hot water.
Remove the oil pan from oven. Pour a little oil into kugel mixture. Leave some oil in the pan. Mix again and do not drain.
Pour some kugel mixture into the pan and the rest into the crock pot. Bake pan in oven 30 mins and then lower temp to 350. Bake 1 hour.
Cover crock pot and cook on high. Just before shabbos, reduce to low,
BY Rachel Hubner, Binah mag 12 Tishrei issue.

My comments: so I did half the recipe and just did a crock pot kugel. I put it up at about 1:45pm and cooked on low. My husband told me that if I was worried on shabbos morning I could just take it off the fire, but i didnt and in the end it was perfect (but a little too oily which my husband and sons loved!) on low and we had lunch at about 12:15. Enjoy!!

Nov 14, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Soup in a bread bowl

Is there anywhere in manhattan where I can get kosher soup in a bread bowl?

Nov 14, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Can you actually cook a potato kugel from scratch in a crockpot?

Two weeks ago Binah Magazine had a recipe for crock pot potato kugel. I made it and it was delicious and amazing. If you want the recipe, I'll be happy to post it. It has a thick bottom and crispy edges. Was a little on the oily side but really pretty great. Will be doing it again soon.

Nov 12, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Shabbat meals in Jerusalem

I have found the hotel meals to be only so-so. We had wonderful experiences with Naomi's catering www.naomicatering.com and think its absolutely delicious. Also I would search on ELuna.com to see if you can do pre paid reservations at any of the restaurants. Have a wonderful trip!

Nov 12, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Downtown advice

DH has a client downtown and needs to go out for lunch. He wants to know if you guys think Sushein is nice enough for a work lunch? He wants a step up from Milk street. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher

Cheap milchigs near GC

Meeting a friend near grand central. Seeking recommendations for cheap milchigs. Thanks! Have not been to midtown east in a long time...

Nov 09, 2011
UWSFoodie in Kosher