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I am looking for a Parver dark chocolate mini chunks or chips. Now that Whole Foods discontinued their dark chocolate mini chunks, I am stuck using sub-par kosher brands. Any ideas?

Picked up a few bags of "California Gourmet" vegan chocolate chips at Cedar Market in Teaneck. Much better than the "heimesh" brands.

Feb 25, 2015
CWY in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

From the NY Post article..."A company from Colorado is working with rabbis in New York on a plan to start selling legal, edible marijuana products that are certified kosher, The Post has learned.....As a plant, marijuana doesn’t have to be certified kosher, but when it comes to edibles, “the other ingredients are the issue.”

Feb 25, 2015
CWY in Kosher
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kosher goat cheese

Correct. Cheese manufacturers switch to Tablet-K because it's a lot cheaper. There's no full-time mashgiach to pay. Which is why it was so surprising initially that Polly-O went OU.

Feb 25, 2015
CWY in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

A pot brownie, even for medicinal purposes, would probably have to be certified kosher according to most opinions. I'm not sure I'm understanding the uproar. They're certifying the food, not the pot.

Feb 25, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Kite Hill Cheese

Any updates? Serious Eats reviewed some of their cheeses today, but I couldn't find anything on Kite Hill's website about being kosher.

Feb 25, 2015
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Boneless Ribeyes and New York Strips

Does anyone have more info on who this Rav Shmuel Fried is who gives the hechser on the back half? I've got no issue with eating niqured meat, it just needs to have a reliable hechser.

Jan 15, 2015
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Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano is Back!

Excellent!

Dec 29, 2014
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Shabbat hot plate question

You can try perhaps one of the Israeli-style hotplates that aren't adjustable. They are generally much hotter than a regular adjustable hotplate.

Dec 22, 2014
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Skirt steak

I've never been able to get a skirt steak down to an acceptable level of saltiness. Maybe I'll try the ice water idea next time.

Nov 18, 2014
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Restaurant Rec - Northern NJ / NYC

nobo wine & grill is great, but more geared to meat eaters. I don't recall their fish/vegetarian options.

Nov 16, 2014
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Amsterdam Burger Co.

Finally checked out ABC. As I expected, the food was very good, but expensive. I would have preferred the burger a bit more pink, but still tasty. Yam fritters were delicious.

Oct 28, 2014
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churros?

Walked by the other day and didn't see the teudah. I asked if they were still kosher and was told yes.

Oct 28, 2014
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The Teaneck Doghouse - Anyone been yet?

I was there a few weeks ago for a MNF game. Overall food was quite good, except for the pretzel dog. Great chicken fingers, great fries. Cocktails are seriously overpriced for a sports bar. Service was nothing special. Decor, hey it's a sports bar. A fun place to hang out, but nothing more than that. I give the place less than 6 months.

Oct 05, 2014
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The Teaneck Doghouse - Anyone been yet?

A friend of mine was there on Sunday. His comments- "Wings were subpar; pulled bbq sandwich was decent; burger was ok; fries are like kosher deluxe fries".

I'm probably going to check it out next week, if only for the novelty of it. My guess it won't last long, even with decent food. I just don't see the market for a kosher sports bar, as much as I personally love the idea.

Sep 08, 2014
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Roasted marrow bones

Anyone ever try roasting them, then tossing them in the cholent? I always toss a marrow bone in the cholent, but looking to amp it up a bit more.

Sep 07, 2014
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kosher draft cider

Just had some Strongbow Gold. Picked it up at the liquor store next to Evergreen in Monsey. Good stuff.

Sep 07, 2014
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Markets off I-80 in Jersey

Sorry but I'm seeing this a bit too late I guess. The kosher department is smaller than other Fairways. I've only been to the Shop Rite in Parsippany a few times but the meat selection is somewhat larger. Butcher on premises I believe.

Aug 31, 2014
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Markets off I-80 in Jersey

The Fairway in Woodland Park has a small selection and the prices are very high.

Aug 28, 2014
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what NY restaurant serves classic hot Kiddish food

Just go to Gotlieb's on a Thursday night.

Aug 25, 2014
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Yummy Sushi Falafel - name of actual restaurant that could only be kosher

The restaurant is not under KAJ supervision- it's under Vaad of Riverdale. Anyways, the sushi is pretty good and friends who have eaten the felafel had nice things to say about as well. Always nice to have more kosher options north of the Upper West Side.

Aug 24, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Kosher Aperol

The bottle will indicate if it has artificial color. Every bottle of Aperol and Campari I have looked at says on so on the label.

Aug 10, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Kosher Aperol

Campari with a hecsher is is available in Israel. I always have friends/relatives bring back Campari and vermouth. FWIW, Campari is probably fine w/o a hechser - they used to use carmine coloring, but now they only use artificial coloring. It's probably the same for for Aperol. But ask your LOR.

Aug 09, 2014
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Fairway Market - Woodland Park

Thank you.

Jun 15, 2014
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Fairway Market - Woodland Park

Does anyone know if the bagels, baguettes, etc. at the Fairway in Woodland Park, NJ are kosher? It's very unclear - the display cases don't have the individual R' Marmorstein logo by each item like they do in their NYC and Long Island stores. There's just a generic "kosher" sign over the display case.

The baguettes are in the standard Fairway sleeve with the Marmorstein and Chof -K logos, but they'e covered up by the Fairway price sticker. Can't tell if that's deliberate or not.

I know the cakes and whatnot aren't certified anymore outside the city, but all i care about are the bread products. I tried reaching out to Fairway and R' Marmorstein, but haven't gotten a response yet.

Jun 13, 2014
CWY in Kosher

fumio in livingston, nj without a heksher

FWIW, according an email I've seen from the cRc, KOA is only acceptable on a case by case basis (this was in response to a question about a different restaurant. KOA also, TTBOMK, appear on other agencies "acceptable" list.

But, like all things, ask your LOR.

Jun 13, 2014
CWY in Kosher

fumio in livingston, nj without a heksher

The Vaad of Riverdale allowed you to be your own mashgiach? That sounds very surprising.

Jun 12, 2014
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Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

You need a critical mass of people for it to work. How many people in a smaller Jewish community are going to go out on a semi-regular basis, to the same restaurant. You'd get pretty sick of the food pretty quickly.

May 21, 2014
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Current best steak at Le Marais

Steak au poivre

May 21, 2014
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Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

I believe the deli in Bloomfield has closed. Which is not surprising, considering that it was hardly ever open to begin with.

May 21, 2014
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Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

Waterbury's pizza is beyond disgusting. West Hartford has zilch these days.

May 21, 2014
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