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Bridal Shower

Café Hadar on Avenue N right off of Nostrand Avenue, Savor Café on Avenue P and Nostrand Avenue, Yunkee on Avenue M and East 14, Orchidea in Boro Park, China Glatt in Boro Park, Essen on Coney on Coney Island Avenue between J and K

about 4 hours ago
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what NY restaurant serves classic hot Kiddish food

how about essen on coney?

Aug 26, 2014
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Brooklyn suggestions for non fancy eaters

I love Garden of Eatin - the chocolate chip pancakes never disappoint! I'm sorry that you didn't like Ostrovitsky's - I've always been happy there.

Aug 26, 2014
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Bagels N' Greens, Brooklyn

you need a place to do it or a caterer to supply bagels and stuff to an offsite location?

Aug 17, 2014
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Brooklyn (Midwood) Bakery advice

I really like Prime Butcher Baker's Kokosh cake - they're on the Upper East Side. It's not your grandmother's heimishe kokosh cake but it's really good -

Aug 16, 2014
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Brooklyn (Midwood) Bakery advice

Isaac's bakery makes really good Kokosh cake. For good water challahs, I've found that the best ones were found in Boro Park, at Yossi's/Eagle's bakeries. Ostrovitsky's on Avenue J and East 12th has good egg challah, but I can't vouch for their water challah.

Aug 16, 2014
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El Gaucho

I like El Gaucho. Haven' been there a lot but everytime I go I'm happy.

Aug 16, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Brooklyn suggestions for non fancy eaters

I love Kosher Delight - especially the fried chicken - and the one on Avenue J is still open. You can try Yunkee or Chap-A-Nosh on Avenue M - there's also a steakhouse on Avenue M, on East 13th or East 14th (it used to be Jerusalem Steakhouse). There's a Jerusalem Steakhouse on Avenue J. Moshi Moshi is on Coney Island Avenue between O and P or Kings Highway and P. Renaissance Café is a milchig place on Kings Highway, and Café Venezia is a milchig place on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue J. Carlos and Gabby's serve Mexican(ish) food on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue J.

Aug 16, 2014
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Underrated Cuisines?

I often feel like "Jewish" cuisine gets short shrift. People think of k'nish, gefilte fish, and chicken k'neidle (matzoh ball) soup as representative of Jewish cuisine. While all of those foods are Jewish foods (and tasty ones, at that) the term 'Jewish cuisine' really should reflect the two thousand years the Jewish people spent wandering from country to country, absorbing the bests of all of those flavors and utilizing them in their kosher kitchens. There are dishes with tamarind and dishes with cumin; potato and paprika stews and Indian curries. It's so much more than your Bubby's potato latkes (although I LOVED my bubby's potato latkes and I'm always trying to aim for their crispy perfection.)

Aug 12, 2014
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What's the best way to introduce Lamb to someone who's never had it?

what about going the ground lamb route? I know that lamb burgers or lamb meatballs in a pita or something might offend lamb purists, but it may be an easy way of introducing lamb newbies to the glory that is baby sheep.

Aug 09, 2014
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butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

thanks for the update..now that the nine days are (almost officially) over I'll be eating out again...looking forward to visiting Butterfish

Aug 05, 2014
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Breadsmith in Brooklyn

thanks for letting us know - although I'm loathe to buy bakery-goods at Breadsmith, as I'd prefer to continue patronizing the already existing bakeries on Ave M, I'll definitely try out some of the breads. I wonder when they're opening.

Aug 02, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Summer Lasagna Noodle Uses

I saw a recipe somewhere for grilled lasagna - can't vouch for it, but it's definitely a possibility -

Jul 23, 2014
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Breadsmith in Brooklyn

Avenue M does have a dearth of bakeries so I'm glad we're getting another one...kidding, I am excited about bring Pas Yisroel artisan breads to Brooklyn (assuming it's kosher and Pas Yisroel)

Jul 22, 2014
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Blueberry Buckle

blueberry buckle, blueberry crumb muffins, blueberry bread - but will definitely be trying the smitten kitchen link - thanks

Jul 21, 2014
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Ideas for dessert in a mug??

fruit cup topped with a prepared crumble? strawberry shortcake with sponge cake topped with strawberries and whipped cream? jello or pudding?

Jul 20, 2014
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butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

I do miss kosher delight...

Jul 17, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Upscale Friday night dinner ideas

if you do a rib roast but don't slice it it should keep pretty well - maybe a rack of veal or lamb, again, the key is not to slice it until right before you're going to serve it -

Jul 17, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

I love the Sony building (the location is central to, well, Central Park and Midtown) and missed Solo (although I definitely enjoy the pizza)! I'll be glad to try out Butterfish

Jul 12, 2014
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Ideas for place to go for a week with kosher restaurants around, PLEASE!

Monsey has plenty of great kosher restaurants - you can also go upstate, to the Catskills, where (during the summer) there is kosher food aplenty. New Jersey might be an option, too - what about Teaneck or Lakewood? Or Deal/Asbury Park?

Jul 12, 2014
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Finally got to the "new" Prime Grill (NewYork); was underwhelmed

I've always been happy with Prime. I find the new space to actually be really pretty - I love the big chandeliers and I find the pizzas offered really really good. All that being said, though, I'm relatively easy to please. My food's never been cold and I've always had a good time at Prime. I actually like Prime more than Pardes or Basil (I know - quelle horreur!). I know that Prime's not as cool as Pardes or Basil but I like being able to order what I want and how I want it, and not to have to rely on the whims and whimsies of the chef. I can't speak to the service or food that AdinaA received but I can say that Prime is my go-to easy-breezy place for a good time.

Jul 10, 2014
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Sous vide meat/milk question

what an interesting shailah (halachic question)! I've been discussing it all night. Temperature low, double bagging it - general consensus is that it would probably be okay if it's double bagged and the temp is low enough (which, in a sous vide machine, it usually is) but you definitely should ask your rabbinic authority.

Jul 09, 2014
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Onions. Do you "count" them as a vegetable when planning a meal?

onions are more condiment or flavorer than veggie - regardless of what the National Onion Board might say. Onions are a veggie the way that tomato sauce in pizza is a veggie.

Jul 06, 2014
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Best condiment to throw on a hot dog?

I like onions - either caramelized or crunchy

Jul 03, 2014
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Boro Park takeout

Shefa Mehadrin on 13th Avenue, Deli Plus somewhere on 18th Avenue, Gourmet Glatt, KRM and BreadBerry (new place) are all big groceries with take out sections

Jun 07, 2014
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I make (blank) at home so I can eat my fill...

I roast up trays of Vidalia onions to be able to use them in salads, with eggs for breakfast, or pureed as a dip

Jun 01, 2014
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What's cooking for Shavuot?

my husband prefers the white sauce version to the classic red sauce version - kids like the red sauce better but they're just as happy with mac and cheese!

May 29, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Help! Gluten-free dish to make for new neighbors.

arroz con pollo - or any kind of baked chicken with rice or potatoes. Not necessarily freeze-able but it'll definitely make for a good dinner. chicken strips sautéed with peppers and onions, or pepper steak or beef with broc - any Chinese dish (just watch the ingredients) with rice

May 29, 2014
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What's cooking for Shavuot?

Mark bittman has a great white sauce mushroom lasagna - you can also go sweet, with a cheese noodle kugel or fun with a spaghetti pizza pie - choose your own toppings!

May 28, 2014
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Tuna fish question

I'm so glad you asked. it was on my mind.

May 28, 2014
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