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The Fireside restaurant opens in Monsey

Ten items were not available, including two of the only three chicken dishes? Seems a bit high to me, though certainly I have no concept of what's involved in running a restaurant.

And is the current standard that the tip is simply added to your bill, not allowing you to have any say in the matter? If that's the case, why have a tip at all? Why not just add 18% to the prices and say no tipping. I generally tend to tip around 20%, but if 18% was being added to my bill without my ability to choose, I'd more likely leave it at that than add another couple of percentage points.

Finally, I don't like the "No substitutions" note on the menu. I'll buy it at Pardes where meals are crafted, but here it just seems obnoxious. Just my opinion.

May 22, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosherica cruises

I can't imagine any concert I would pay $2000 for.

May 21, 2015
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Mr. Softee Ice Cream Trucks

One man's meat . . .

May 18, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Mr. Softee Ice Cream Trucks

What don't you understand? That was the exact brand and type of ice cream that essingepicure mentioned about six responses above as being a kosher product available from a Mister Softee truck. It was to that comment that I responded that I'd prefer the freshly-served soft serve to the packaged product.

May 17, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Mr. Softee Ice Cream Trucks

Ingredients of a Klein's ice cream bar (from their website):

Ingredients: milk fat, sugar, non-fat milk, corn sweetener, mono & diglycerides, guar gum, cellulose gum, artificial flavor, salt, carrageenan, polysorbate 80 & artificial colors (FD&C yellow #5, Red #40).

Chocolate flavored coating: coconut oil, sugar, cocoa, and lecithin.

YUM!

May 17, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Mr. Softee Ice Cream Trucks

The term I used, "fresh served," means to me that the ice cream is coming freshly out of the machinery. That's a far cry from an ice cream bar that was made two or three months ago, frozen, and in the freezer and for all that time. it may not be haute cuisine, but there's still a fresher taste than a pre-frozen bar.

May 17, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

hotel question/sabbath observance

Not only travel, but places like hospitals. I have spent many a shabbos in hospitals recently, and automatic toilets and sinks are all over. One can choose to avoid travel, hotel stays, and museum visits over shabbos, but hospital stays and being with family members over shabbos in an ER or regular hospitalization is another thing entirely.

May 16, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Mr. Softee Ice Cream Trucks

Can't speak for anyone else, but I would not choose a pre-made, commercial ice cream bar over fresh-served, soft-serve ice cream.

May 16, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Shabbat and 2 weeks in Italy -- any Kosher advice?

Did you use "Italy" as a search term here on the kosher board, because there are a number of far more recent threads than this one from eight years ago. If you have not done that yet, I would recommend you do.

May 13, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

hotel question/sabbath observance

I would be so worried about a fire or something happening, especially if I were leaving the room, I wouldn't be able to enjoy shabbos. Me, I'd just go the cold/room temperature food route.

May 12, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

UWS NYC odd-kosher-food event

It refers to a post which was removed.

May 12, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher Certified Canned Artichoke Hearts?

*does*?? Did you meant "doesn't"?

May 07, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Corn Dogs: Serious Question

Yes, that's it. Thanks, DeisCane.

May 07, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Corn Dogs: Serious Question

The answers here seem to assume the boy doesn't eat other meat, but does eat meat corn dogs. I read it differently; I read it as the OP looking for a way to make a non-meat version. Weinstein suggests using a good quality hot dog, but if there is such an animal (no pun intended) in a non-meat version, I certainly have never found it.

If it is I who is misreading, then there is a fleishig kosher version which I like very much. I can't recall the brand, but I think it starts with an S. The brand makes other kosher "party foods," like wings, etc.

May 07, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Tj recommendation and random observation/ question

Yes, though the recipe I had was made with pudding, so it was parve.

May 07, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher Certified Canned Artichoke Hearts?

Yes, at some point over the past six years from when I posted this, I found that out.

May 07, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Jarred Tuna

After this thread was started a few weeks ago, the next time I was in Fairway, I looked to see if they had any jarred tuna with a hechsher. They didn't, but I saw two canned brands that seemed to be Italian: Cento and Genova. Then today, I mentioned the OP's question to an Italian colleague, and said that I didn't see anything in a jar which was kosher, but asked her about the two canned brands. She said that Genova is an Italian brand, and it is what her family uses. I don't know if that helps the OP, but it wasn't overly expensive, so you may want to try a can and see if you like it more than what you use now.

May 06, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

First kosher in Dumbo

I posted it for the edification of other people who might not have gotten what the letters of the acronym actually stood for.

May 05, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

First kosher in Dumbo

DUMBO= Down Under (the) Manhattan Bridge Overpass

May 05, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Tj recommendation and random observation/ question

I finally got to taste the cookie butter; someone brought me a jar each of the smooth and crunchy versions from Israel. I hate to admit it, but I can really say I was unimpressed totally with the smooth. As hbg1 says, it has the exact texture of smooth peanut butter. I like the crunchy a bit more, but I don't know if I'd even request another jar to be brought to me on their next trip. I would love another few packages of the Lotus Biscoff cookies themselves, though; those I really do love.

On the subject of cookie butter, I tried a recipe to make homemade Oreo cookie butter. Well, it's not really so much of a "recipe" as "directions," as all it is is processing Oreos and then adding a bit of coconut oil to the processed crumbs. It amazed me how liquidy they actually became. I didn't make a whole recipe, so I didn't follow exact amounts. I used one of the three rows of Oreos in the package, 10 cookies, I believe, with about a teaspoon of the coconut oil. It's sooo good! I plan to try it with other cookies.

May 03, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher Ramen Noodles

The noodles themselves are fried so the fat in the noodles will be much higher. The sodium, on the other hand, probably comes from the spice packet, and therefore the noodles themselves probably won't be so high in sodium, if you don't use the spice packet.

Apr 29, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosherica cruises

I said nothing about food. You said you were curious about what add-ons there were, and I said that I heard that BEVERAGES were not included, in other words, that they were an ADD-ON. That's all I know. I have no interest in cruises.

By the way, kosher cruising has been discussed here before. Just search the topic here on the kosher board.

Apr 26, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosherica cruises

My understanding is that on most cruises no beverages are included, even water.

Apr 26, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Fairway Market - Woodland Park

Maybe they'll go back to having dairy stuff then?

Apr 21, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Fairway Market - Woodland Park

I hadn't remembered that conversation until just now, but again, I would ask why you are asking here instead of just asking them (either the person behind the counter or some manager) what the sign refers to, if anything. I would imagine they would be far more knowledgable about their stock than most of the people here on Chowhound. Alternatively, maybe call Rav Marmorstein or his "people."

Apr 21, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Fairway Market - Woodland Park

When you say there are none, do you mean even bagels and bread? In my experience at the Douglaston branch, the bagel bins have the Mem that is the symbol of Rav Marmorstein's hashgacha, as do the signs near the loaves of bread.

Apr 21, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

UWS NYC odd-kosher-food event

Yes, this is essentially what she reported to me.

Apr 19, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

please help to update our family sedar recipes

So cut small slices.

Apr 19, 2015
queenscook in Kosher
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please help to update our family sedar recipes

Although having it with peanut butter sounds perfectly fine to me, what about using it to fill a tart? I remember once making a date tart for Pesach with date purée.

Apr 18, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

please help to update our family sedar recipes

It's all about the smell test for me. I leave it In the fridge, and if it starts to smell or look funky, I discard it. Otherwise, it could be there for years!

Apr 18, 2015
queenscook in Kosher