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Pardes in Brooklyn--appropriate for a toddler

No, not specifically Brooklyn, but I'm familiar already with everything in Manhattan so I was looking for other alternatives. Preferably meat, but if the dairy was very special I would consider it.

Dec 21, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

French Toast from Challah

I don't know how many eggs I use per slices of bread, but I make a mix of eggs with a little bit of milk and sugar mixed directly into that. I don't leave the challah slices to soak; I just dunk them in the egg mix and squeeze out the excess.

Dec 21, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

Pardes in Brooklyn--appropriate for a toddler

I'm the original poster. I didn't intend for my post to cause so much anger. I've never been to Pardes, so I essentially just wanted to know how fancy a place it is and what other diners' expectations would be. My 2 year old is generally very well-behaved, but she can be loud and active like any 2 year old. Some restaurants, even if they are expensive, are appropriate for children, especially if it's early enough in the evening that other people know it's family hour and won't expect a very romantic/quiet atmosphere. For example, I would probably feel comfortable taking my child to Abigael's at 5:00--that restaurant often has large parties and shouldn't be too crowded at that hour. Anyway, as the moderator says, perhaps someone can suggest a restaurant that would fit the bill? I'm looking for something a little nice than usual where I can bring my child. Thanks.

Dec 21, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

Pardes in Brooklyn--appropriate for a toddler

I'm looking for a nice place to celebrate my mother's birthday. Can I bring a 2 year old to Pardes in Brooklyn? It would probably be around 5:00 pm, if that makes a difference.

Dec 14, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

St. Thomas

Has anyone been to St. Thomas? I've seen advertised a condo rental where the proprietor will arrange for a stocked kitchen of kosher food and utensils and a private chef. Has anyone done this? Alternatively, I know there is a Chabad there as well that advertises meals--has anyone participated in that? Is there any place to stay that's walking distance to the Chabad? Any information about kashrut in St. Thomas would be much appreciated!

Aug 02, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

Fish of the C's

Has anyone been to the Fish of the C's restaurant in Teaneck? Is it any good?

Jul 28, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

NYC--Restaurant with Toddler

I'm the original poster, and I didn't intend for this to become a bash-the-children thread. I think there's a difference between a screaming child (who should definitely be removed from any restaurant, whether fancy or fast-food), and a regularly-behaved child who might make a little bit of extra noise. I would never take my 18 month old out to an expensive/fancy restaurant where people would be expecting a quiet ambience. I would, though, consider taking a basically well-behaved toddler to a middle of the road restaurant at 5:30 pm. Even before I had children, I was aware that 5:00-6:00 pm, especially on a Sunday, is family hour at restaurants, and that if I wanted a quieter time, I should go later. I just wanted to know if people thought of Talia's as one of these middle of the road kind of restaurants and if not, if anyone had suggestions for other restaurants.

Jul 19, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

NYC--Restaurant with Toddler

Any suggestions for a somewhat nice restaurant that we could feel comfortable taking a toddler to? I generally feel like you can take a toddler almost anywhere for dinner if it's early enough except for maybe a few really fancy places, but maybe I'm wrong about that. For example, would it be okay to take a toddler to Talia's Steakhouse for a 5:30 pm dinner?

Jul 18, 2011
NYclw in Kosher

Reheating for a party

Thank you so much!

Mar 14, 2011
NYclw in Home Cooking

Reheating for a party

I made a batch of steamed beef dumplings and put them in the freezer for a party I'm hosting next week. I have read online that it's best to reheat them in a steamer or in a pan (as pot-stickers), but I don't want to be standing over them when I have guests around. I know it might not be ideal, but if I wanted to reheat them in the microwave or the oven, how should I do it? Thaw them first and then heat, or heat directly from the freezer? At what temperature and how long in the oven? Or for how long in the microwave?

Thanks.

Mar 14, 2011
NYclw in Home Cooking

Restaurants open for Passover--Teaneck or Riverdale

Anyone?

Apr 13, 2009
NYclw in Kosher

Restaurants open for Passover--Teaneck or Riverdale

Anyone know which (if any) restaurants in Teaneck and Riverdale will be open during Pesach?

Thanks.

Apr 06, 2009
NYclw in Kosher

Milk in Iceland?

Thank you all for your helpful tips. I'm sure the US is not the only country with government standards for inspecting milk, but perhaps there's no way to know if the Iceland government inspects milk sufficiently. Perhaps I will ask the OU or find some reliable authority in the UK to ask.
I would consider taking the parmalat cartons, or even powdered milk (just add water!) that I've seen in the supermarket, but my husband is picky about those kinds of things, so I thought I'd find our about fresh milk if I could,

Aug 13, 2008
NYclw in Kosher

Milk in Iceland?

Hello,

I'm travelling to Iceland in a few weeks. We're planning to bring all of our own food, but I was wondering about the status of the milk in Iceland. Does anyone know if all milk is acceptable? Some brands?

Thank you.

Aug 08, 2008
NYclw in Kosher