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Fleishig Basil and BBQ place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn?

I went to Izzy's Smokehouse last week (soft opening started about 2 weeks ago and it's still in that phase for another couple of weeks.). The food - especially the ribs, beans and wings were really superb! Best kosher restaurant meal. My sole criticism is that the brisket was a little dry. The owner's whole family was there and they were all exuding justifiable nachas. At the end they comped us with free desserts, including the excellent lemon meringue pie baked by the owner's mother. I don't really want to tout this too much, so I'll be able to get back in there - soon- but credit where credit is due. Excellent.

Jun 30, 2015
iris in Kosher
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ISO lid for large Breville Sous Chef food processor

Husband just knocked it to the floor - and edge is in smithereens. Breville is out of stock. Any ideas where I might find it? New only, not used.

Thanks!

Jun 23, 2015
iris in Cookware

Teaneck NJ prepared food

Wow. Thanks. Not even Chopstix?

May 28, 2015
iris in Kosher

Teaneck NJ prepared food

For a quick trip to Teaneck tomorrow morning, where's the best prepared/take out food for Shabbat from kosher stores and/or restaurants?

Thanks!

May 28, 2015
iris in Kosher

Kosher parmigiano reggiano!

Apr 12, 2015
iris in Kosher
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Gino's pizza Brooklyn (near Boro Park)

Seems like this is it. But certainly doesn't sound above board. http://www.ginoskosherpizza.com/

Mar 22, 2015
iris in Kosher

Chef Katsuji at Pitopia

Good news! Not "just" yummy burritos. I had a lovely chat with the chef and his wife. I cajoled/asked them when are they opening in NY. He said it will be hard to operate on both coasts but that they may open in NY in a year to a year and a half. Leaning toward the Upper West Side, though I gotta admit, I advocated for my 'hood, downtown.

Mar 10, 2015
iris in Kosher
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ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

Some more questions, after doing more research. Would welcome your opinions on: L'Andana (Burlington), Rialto (Cambridge) and 80 Thoreau (Concord). Thanks again so much for all of your great help!

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

Kinda thinking a place called "Pollo" is not optimal for a vegetarian...

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

About Journeyman - can't find any info about their menu at all, other than price, on their web site?

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

I looked thanks to @bear. It's on the web site!

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

Been to Oleana a few times. I've already put Sarma on the possible list. Have you eaten there?

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

Looked at Il Capriccio's menu, not so much on the veggie roster. Vegan not necessary. Looked at Lumiere's menu and it's on my possible list. Thanks!

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

Been to Solea a couple of times and enjoyed it. But since my daughter goes there for a splurge with her college friends once in a while, it's not for this occasion. Thanks, I'll look at Artistry and Big Bird (didn't know about a veg menu).

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

Really flexible. Not necessarily looking for the most expensive restaurant in the US, but it's a special occasion. Flexible on cuisine too - looking for great food.

Mar 04, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

ISO special dinner with vegetarian options in Waltham area in May

It's my daughter's big day - college graduation! Actually, a whole weekend. Looking for a couple of places for dinners where vegetarian food is also an option. I know what there is(n't) in Waltham, so willing to drive a bit, but concerned about all the other graduation families and traffic, so prefer not to go into Boston, at least one of the nights, for example. Thanks!

Mar 03, 2015
iris in Greater Boston Area

Kite Hill Cheese

I emailed them and they said: "We’re currently working on it, and we hope to officially Kosher certified before the end of the year. "
But a poster here reported they said that in Dec 2013 also, so...

Feb 27, 2015
iris in Kosher

The Shuka Truck

Try this one. Pretty much the same as the great Ottolenghi recipe but a little heavier on the chiles. http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/0...

Feb 13, 2015
iris in Kosher

The Shuka Truck

Interested to know too. Meanwhile this.
http://m.forward.com/blogs/the-jew-an...?

Feb 13, 2015
iris in Kosher

Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn - assessments?

Thanks! Are your opinions that Kings Hwy is better than Prime Cut - or is it that your experience is only with Kings Hwy?

Feb 01, 2015
iris in Kosher

Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn - assessments?

Thanks! So far I've had a couple of things from Prime Cut and they're good too.

Is this the place you mean? http://khglatt.com/

Feb 01, 2015
iris in Kosher

Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn - assessments?

On Avenue U. Interested in hearing opinions on the quality of their meats and prepared foods - lots of Sefardi stuffed foods and appetizers, marinated kebabs and shwarma, etc. Just bought some stuff there and will be trying it over Shabbat and the weekend. Are there other good Sefardi prepared food places in Brooklyn?

Jan 30, 2015
iris in Kosher

Boneless Ribeyes and New York Strips

I've bren meaning to try Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn. Anyone have any experience with them? I might go tomorrow.

Jan 27, 2015
iris in Kosher

Shuka - kosher shakshuka truck

Jan 19, 2015
iris in Kosher

Chinese Rice Wine - Shao Xing

Great, thanks! That describes the one with the brown label, though not sure if mine is aged.

Jan 14, 2015
iris in Wine

Chinese Rice Wine - Shao Xing

Can't tell from the English. Thanks for finding that link!

Jan 14, 2015
iris in Wine

Chinese Rice Wine - Shao Xing

I have two bottles of Shao Xing, Pagoda brand, purchased in a liquor store in Chinatown in NYC. One has a red label and is "Shao Xing Hua Tiao". The other has a brown label and is "Shao Xing Chia Fan Chiew".

Can someone explain the differences between them? I'm assuming that neither is salted, is that correct? Thanks.

Jan 13, 2015
iris in Wine

Chinese Rice Wine - Shao Xing

I have two bottles of Shao Xing, Pagoda brand, purchased in a liquor store in Chinatown in NYC. One has a red label and is "Shao Xing Hua Tiao". The other has a brown label and is "Shao Xing Chia Fan Chiew".

Can someone explain the differences between them? I'm assuming that neither is salted, is that correct? Thanks.

Jan 13, 2015
iris in Wine

Non-frozen duck?

I won't participate in hashgocha discussions on this board. Here's the web site. http://www.aaronsgourmet.com/

Dec 30, 2014
iris in Kosher

Non-frozen duck?

Aaron's Gourmet in Queens is great. And the ducks don't have feathers!

Dec 30, 2014
iris in Kosher