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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
CWY in Kosher

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
CWY in Kosher

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
CWY in Kosher

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
CWY in Kosher

Markets off I-80 in Jersey

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

Aug 28, 2014
CWY in Kosher

what NY restaurant serves classic hot Kiddish food

Just go to Gotlieb's on a Thursday night.

Aug 25, 2014
CWY in Kosher

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
CWY in Kosher

Fairway Market - Woodland Park

Thank you.

Jun 15, 2014
CWY in Kosher

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
CWY in Kosher

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
CWY in Kosher

Current best steak at Le Marais

Steak au poivre

May 21, 2014
CWY in Kosher

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
CWY in Kosher

Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

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

May 21, 2014
CWY in Kosher

kosher draft cider

Which technically isn't a problem.

"elatin and isinglass clarifiers are not used in domestic beers. Isinglass finings is a traditional British beer clarifier that has been used for centuries in the United Kingdom. Isinglass (pronounced i-zin’glas) is a gelatinous substance made from the swim bladders of certain fish - usually sturgeon, a non-kosher fish. Like gelatin, it causes yeast to settle out of the beer more rapidly. It is fascinating to note that over two hundred years ago the great halachic authority, the Noda Beyehuda, permitted the use of the isinglass clarifier.1 A clarifier only filters unwanted particles and should not be present in the final beverage."

http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-thir...

May 14, 2014
CWY in Kosher

romanian from chicago is now delivering to TEANECK - BERGENFIELD - NEW MILFORD - ENGLEWOOD - FAIRLAWN - WEST ORANGE - PASSAIC

This sounds very fishy.

May 14, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Hind leg of kid (young goat)

Gotchya. Have you ordered from them before? Curious as to the quality of the meat.

May 02, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Hind leg of kid (young goat)

All true, but last time I looked into this, he didn't have an outside hashgacha. I don't doubt his credentials though.

There's an obvious conflict of interest when the owner of the business also provides the kashrus supervision.

May 02, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Hind leg of kid (young goat)

It appears I was mistaken. They now have outside hechser. Whoo Hoo! (Though I am not familiar with this sephardic hechser)

May 02, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Hind leg of kid (young goat)

I've been dying to try some of Bisra's stuff for years, but I'm not comfortable ordering from them until they get outside kashrus supervision. Sadly, I don't think that's ever going to happen.

May 02, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Seeking prime or choice brisket

Ari, I believe that's because fat conducts heat better than meat.

And your brisket is amazing.

May 01, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Seeking prime or choice brisket

I agree. The benefits of extra marbling is probably lost over a multi-hour smoking process.

Apr 30, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Seeking prime or choice brisket

Incorrect. USDA grading is voluntary. There's a reason you don't see USDA grading on most kosher beef. Kosher beef is expensive enough as it is.

Apr 30, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Wrap-up Question for those of us who eat hand Matza Shmura

Our whole wheat shatzer was terrible this year. Thick, burnt, and broken.

Apr 24, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Fairway Breads No Longer Kosher?

What about the bread, bagels and rolls?

Apr 24, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Great American Health Bar/57th Street

Exactly. Restaurants use Tablet-K and other "more lenient" hechserim that are not widely accepted because the costs associated with going "mehadrin" clearly outweigh the benefits. If they'd make more money going with the OU, they'd do it a heartbeat.

Especially for a dairy restaurant - I'd be stunned if GAHB didn't use Tablet-K cheese, which is usually cheaper than other kosher certified cheeses.

Apr 23, 2014
CWY in Kosher

Fairway Breads No Longer Kosher?

No, this is something else. I'm not talking about the baked goods which were the past issue (which has been partially resoloved). I'm talking about the breads, the bagels, those stuff. The Chaf-K and Marmonstein logo was blacked out.

Apr 23, 2014
CWY in Kosher