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Best Kosher (Shabbos) Food LA

If you'll eat RCC and price is no issue, then definitely Got Kosher for both taste and non-traditional (ashkenazi) shabbos food. They have entrees, salads, and their well-known pretzel challah.

Jul 24, 2014
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Found: Best kosher pizza in Brooklyn

I'm confused. Is it Kof-K as the menu MartyB linked to, is it a really Rabbi David Navarro, or was the employee messing with bigredesq by giving smicha to the guitarist from Jane's Addiction?

Jun 16, 2014
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Small Jewish communities WITH a kosher restaurant...worth eating at

To complement the discussion about places without restaurants, what smaller cities have a restaurant worth eating at? A place that you'd go to even if there was more options. Any particular dish to try? I'll start it off with a rec for Bagel Bin in Omaha. I had really fantastic asparagus soup there. The bagel was also very good. Bonus points because there was a group of old men discussing Cornhusker football at the table next to me. Only downside is Its a bit far from downtown.

May 30, 2014
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Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

I went to a kosher Indian restaurant in St. Louis with an AYCE buffet. Not exceptional, but pretty good standard Indian food, although I don't know what region of India. I recall it being vegetarian but may be vegan. There's also a deli inside the kosher grocery store but that may not count for purposes of this discussion.

May 30, 2014
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Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

Park City, Utah has a kosher restaurant during ski season

May 30, 2014
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BBQ Hounds: Check out Burnt to a Crisp Truck. Need your expert opinion.

Chili cheese fries

Mar 27, 2014
elmoz in Los Angeles Area

Loa Angeles - Tierra Sur/26

Went to Tierra Sur recently for lunch with a group of 5. We split all 6 platillos. My favorite was the spinach-artichoke. Had a little bit of wasabi in it that I loved. Then I got the tostada with tuna as fish of the day. Very, very good. In my experience you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Haven't been to the new 26 but if you go, let us know how it is.

Dec 31, 2013
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Loa Angeles - Tierra Sur/26

26 is in on Pico, a few blocks east of Robertson. Previously was a high-end dairy restaurant, switched to meat a few months ago. The menu was designed by Todd Aarons, formerly of Tierra Sur. http://26restaurant.com/

Dec 31, 2013
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Kosher Butcher in Baltimore

+1 for the corned beef

Dec 24, 2013
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Kosher in Los Angeles Area

Pacific has a nice crunchy bottom which I associated with traditional pizza (although I definitely wouldn't call it New York style). Pizza Nosh does sauce/cheese/dough/toppings (especially toppings) really well, but lacks that crunch. Pacific is much closer to Burbank, shouldn't be crazy on a Saturday night. Pizza Nosh is pretty far out of the way, it may not even be open on Saturday night. Finding a nearby theatre shouldn't be a problem for either.

Nov 05, 2013
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Kosher in Los Angeles Area

Jerusalem Pizza is in Encino, 30 min. without traffic. Pacific Kosher Pizza in North Hollywood/Valley Village is much closer to Burbank and I prefer it to Jerusalem. In general I think the Valley has better pizza than the city so no need to drive in for that. My preferences are Pacific and Pizza Nosh as #1/ #2, then Jerusalem #3. Pacific and Pizza Nosh are pretty different styles so the #1/#2 could go either way. Pizza Nosh is at the far tip of the Valley so its a good choice if you're heading towards santa barbara or beyond and want something more casual than Tierra Sur.

Oct 25, 2013
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26 in Los Angeles?

26 re-opened as a meat restaurant, supposedly run by the chef from Tierra Sur. Haven't been there yet. Dairy 26 moved one block west and was renamed Trattoria Natalie. I stopped in once for appetizers and had the cheese risotto balls which I really enjoyed.

Oct 17, 2013
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Gluten Free Restaurants in and around NYC...

You're probably thinking of BabyCakes. They're also vegan.

Jul 17, 2013
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What's up with (kosher) burgers, N.Y. and L.A.

Any knowledge of where the 2nd one is gonna be?

Apr 26, 2013
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Hot dog buns in Los Angeles

Thanks. I was just in Gelson's Century City and saw some other Rudi's products but no buns, so picked up some sourdough rolls instead. Any idea why Ralph's and Von's don't sell?

Jan 03, 2012
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Hot dog buns in Los Angeles

Do any regular supermarkets sell kosher hot dog and/or hamburger buns?

Jan 03, 2012
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Trader Joe's Kosher Specialties?

They have these sweet and spicy walnuts that I love to put in salads. Some of the Trader Joe's Indian Fare have hashgacha's, although I don't recognize the symbol. Maybe someone on the board does?

Oct 18, 2011
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Shabbat and Aufruf in Washington DC

Here's a list of caterers (and other food options) for the area:
http://www.jewishsilverspring.org/kos...

In addition to Kesher Israel mentioned above, Ohev Shalom is orthodox and has a mechitza. Its further from downtown and too far to walk to the major sites but hotels might be cheaper. I think they have an in-house caterer, but not sure.

Aug 16, 2011
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Virginia Wine Country goes Kosher

"...the winery added two kosher wines to its portfolio, both of which were made under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. The winery just released the first of these wines, a Riesling; the second wine, a Noiret (a red native-American/European hybrid grape created at Cornell University) will be released before Rosh HaShanah."

http://www.thejewishweek.com/travel/v...

Jul 12, 2011
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Kosher in DC

A new restaurant at the DC JCC is supposed to open soon, so that might be an option for you. There's also Maoz.

Jan 27, 2011
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Florida, north of Miami

Seeking recs for Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood area. A mixture of cheap (e.g. pizza, burgers, Israeli) and more upscale. How's Cine Citta Caffe for more upscale? I really enjoyed the one in Paris, can anyone compare them? I saw on shamash the Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Does anyone know if they have tours or something that would be good for kids?
TIA

Dec 15, 2010
elmoz in Kosher

Best Kosher Pizza in South Florida

Shamash lists Sarah's Tent - Supermarket and Pizza in Aventura and Sara's Dairy Restaurant in Hollwood, which one are you referring to?

Any other votes?

Dec 15, 2010
elmoz in Kosher

Washington DC

I figured since the OP asked about Maoz's hashgacha (which is vegetarian), then (s)he would require a hecksher. For vegetarian options I'd recommend posting on the D.C. board.

Dec 13, 2010
elmoz in Kosher

Washington DC

Not a big fan of Eli's but it and Maoz are the only restaurants downtown. There are also a couple of places where you can get prepared sandwiches http://wrap2go.com/locations.htm, but I'd recommend making your own.
If you're willing to go out to the suburbs, I'd go with Max's in Wheaton for the schwarma/falafel (and they have a kosher delight type menu if your kids just want a burger or something). I also like their onion rings a lot. Pomegranate in Potomac was fantastic but expensive. Kosher Pastry Oven has some good options for brunch/lunch (I liked the Malawach) and a rotating dinner menu that hasn't disappointed me (you missed their regionally famous chanukah donuts). My personal fave for pizza is Sienna's deep-dish in Rockville but a lot of the D.C. area natives will recommend Nut House and the New Yorkers will tell you Ben-Yehuda, both in Wheaton. Ce la vie. Sienna's also have a Mexican menu.
If you plan on getting prepared food for Shabbat you'll have to go out to the suburbs anyways, and all of these places are close to kosher markets.

Dec 13, 2010
elmoz in Kosher

Washington DC

From downtown it would be about 30-45 minutes in non-rush hour. Maybe an hour in rush hour. On route from NJ it would add about 30 minutes. However, you could spend a day doing activities in that direction and go there for dinner. Its en route to Frederick, MD and (off the top of my head) there's some civil war history and Camp David around there.

Dec 13, 2010
elmoz in Kosher

Washington DC

I think it has the same hashgacha as the one in NYC. Its on M St. b/w 18th and 19th, around the corner from Eli's. Eli's also has a schwarma/falafel stand right next door to the restaurant. For seating there's only a bench outside, but Dupont Circle is only two blocks. Of course eating outside would be weather dependent.

Dec 13, 2010
elmoz in Kosher

Baltimore area

For non-pizza dairy not too far out of the way, I think the only other option would be Goldberg's Bagels. As I posted earlier, I think the Baltimore Goldberg's is much better.

Nov 22, 2010
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Baltimore area

I'll second the Kosher Pastry Oven. If it's lunch or breakfast, try the malawach. The dinner menu varies, but I've always left satisfied. If you prefer Baltimore, I'd recommend Goldberg's (much better than the D.C. area versions).

Nov 22, 2010
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Jeff's Gourmet Sausage Factory by Thi

Schwarma / falafel from Max's just outside D.C. Check the D.C. board for more info. Best middle eastern I've had period, kosher or non-kosher. In any case, both Max's and the Jeff's force a level of awareness where I think to myself while in the act of eating that "this is a special experience". Wrapped between some bread is the same kind of zen moment generally reserved for things like watching an all-time great athlete in their prime or interacting with an Einstein-like mind. Your appreciation for the moment requires no hindsight nor effort, simply existence because it comes to you. There just are no words better to describe the moment than "a special experience".
Now if I only I could find a top of the line kosher burger...

Nov 17, 2010
elmoz in Los Angeles Area

Jeff's Gourmet Sausage Factory by Thi

They had it as a special maybe 3-4 weeks ago. I signed up for twitter just so I can be updated when they have it again. As I was eating it I called my brother and told him I was eating the second best kosher sandwich I'd ever had.
I don't particularly like the regular pastrami from them, I prefer the pastrami at Pico Kosher Deli down the block, but it's not close to the "sign-up-for-twitter-good" standard set by the Jeff's speciall.

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Pico Kosher Deli
8826 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Nov 14, 2010
elmoz in Los Angeles Area