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churros?

only had churros there (and they were good :)

May 20, 2014
superdanni in Kosher

Reviews of Passover Hotel Programs?

Just returned from this program, and I concur. Definitely a very RW crowd (mainly chassidish actually, which my family and I are not) but VERY nice and friendly. Hotel was perfectly fine: we went for the rooms facing the river which are well worth it: beautiful views. The food was excellent. Definitely among the best I've had on a Pesach program (and I've been going away for 25 years) 5 lavish kiddushim. Tearoom was lacking (but I never went hungry) but that's probably 1 of the only negatives I can think of. Not sure if I'd return (but only because we like to try different programs so we get to explore and enjoy different areas) Highly recommended.

Apr 24, 2014
superdanni in Kosher

Reviews of Passover Hotel Programs?

My family and I went to the this program in 2012 and have not returned, and we would not recommend it (based on our experience that year, perhaps it has improved since though)

Mar 04, 2014
superdanni in Kosher

Fairway Kosher Bakery

I sent the email to Vanessa, and received a pretty standard form letter in response :(

Jan 14, 2014
superdanni in Kosher

Fairway Kosher Bakery

Can you please post the phone #/email address for us to contact Fairway? (Its on the flier but I can't make it out) Thanks.

Jan 13, 2014
superdanni in Kosher

kosher indian in NYC?

I really like Shalom Bombay (plus, there's a groupon for it right now!) because it's NOT exclusively vegetarian. You can get chicken, meat or lamb there (or the classic vegetarian dishes if you wish)

Jun 27, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

Sunday Brunch in Manhattan

Le Marais has the best brunch in town, noon to 3pm!

Jun 13, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

Kraft polly-o string cheese

Who cares? It will likely be cheaper, as well as more available (to those of us who don't shop in exclusively kosher stores) than the kosher brands currently are

Apr 11, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

passover programs 2013

definitely RW. Mainly Brooklyn, Baltimore, Lakewood. Very, very few women didn't cover their hair, mainly black hat. (with non-gebroks you're going to usually get a RW crowd)

Apr 11, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

passover programs 2013

oh, and service was DEFINITELy not a problem on the program this year. I think they hired a special maitre d and he oversaw everyone. The service and organization of the program was overall excellent.

Apr 11, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

passover programs 2013

I honestly don't know how much it was: I do know that my parents (repeat customers) were apparently given 2011 rates (??) and to be frank, my husband and I give my parents an amount of $$ I feel appropriate (and commensurate with what we can afford) and they cover the rest (if it matters, we gave them $2500) But i do know that these local programs are a lot less than ones in better, more exotic locations, for obvious reasons. No one is in Lancaster this time of year, the hotel/area is not much of a draw. But with chol hamoed falling how it did this year I didn't feel it was worth it go somewhere fabulous if you couldn't really have a full chol hamoed to enjoy it. In past years, my family and I have gone to (in descending order) Lancaster, San Diego, Nice, France, Lake Las Vegas, Cabo san Lucas, Mexico, Phoenix, Arizona, Maine, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood (and before that I don't remember)

Apr 11, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

passover programs 2013

I went to the same program (Lancaster) this year and they had about 900 people and PLENTY of food! More than you can imagine!

Apr 11, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

passover programs 2013

350, wow! Last year there was barely 200! (At least is sounds like he's getting better,and taking the feedback to heart)

Apr 10, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

passover programs 2013

Running out of food is never ok, no matter the price! I went with this program in 2012, and while the amounts of the food wasn't a problem (they had plenty of everything) all in all in was too basic a program (for the money) Tea room was as described above, pretty much the same pre-packaged, stale cookies day after day. Desserts were repetitive as well (hey, at least I didn't gain weight!) Kiddushim were herring and frozen potato kugel (disgusting!) and the meals overall were ok, but just not heimish cooking at all. I don't think they had an outside caterer: it was the hotel chef cooking kosher l'pesach (which of course, was the problem. Pesach cooking is its own thing) The hotel, the grounds, etc were beautiful but the program was lacking (which is why we didn't go back this year)

Apr 10, 2013
superdanni in Kosher

Great brunch

Ditto to Le Marais

Dec 11, 2012
superdanni in Kosher

kosher stuffing

Leftover challah is perfect for stuffing!

Nov 21, 2012
superdanni in Kosher

Rosh Hashanna Side Dish

I've made this too, WITH the turkey though. It's really yummy!

Sep 10, 2012
superdanni in Kosher

Favorite Menu Items in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Teaneck, and Beyond

Roast chicken and fries @ Le Merais
Sunday brunch @ Le Merais
Shawarma @ Mr. Broadway
White chocolate mousse @ My Most Favorite
Pastrami sandwich @ Mendy's
Chicken Scarpariello @ Cafe Classico
Penne a la vodka @ Mikes Italian
Quinoa salad @ Noi Dui
Rosemary chicken @ Tevere 84

Sep 06, 2012
superdanni in Kosher

Favorites from Mr. Broadway

They have the BEST shawarma!!!

Jul 09, 2012
superdanni in Kosher

Best dairy-free chocolate chips?

Whole Foods vegan chocolate chips are pareve and very, very good.

May 22, 2012
superdanni in Kosher

Passover Program Palm Springs, CA

I went with this group to their Lake Las Vegas program in 2010. (They've been going to Palm Springs and LLV for many years) I'm an 'experienced' Pesach hotel goer, and I'd give the program a B. The food was good, but not great. I don't remember any programming or speakers that were particularly memorable. Not having kids, I can't speak of their kids program. I primarily went for the location (first time in Vegas) An overall average program.

Jan 10, 2012
superdanni in Kosher

Prime Bistro - Lawrence

Dec 22, 2011
superdanni in Kosher

Kosher in Tampa

I was just in Tampa last week (and over Shabbos) and the previous poster is right: Tampa is NOT a Jewish town and the pickings are slim there. Supermarkets carry the usual fare and that's pretty much it.

Nov 08, 2010
superdanni in Kosher

Veganomicon Recipes for Shabbat?

with! you need them (in the absence of eggs) to make the cookies moist, plus they're super healthy!

Oct 14, 2010
superdanni in Kosher

Veganomicon Recipes for Shabbat?

Chocolate chocolate walnut cookies are amazing! I"m not vegan in the least but I'm hooked on these cookies and make them all the time!

Oct 13, 2010
superdanni in Kosher

Disgusting, obnoxious service at Alibaba (Upper West Side)

The food itself was decent, not a notch more than that, but the SERVICE was apallingly awful. Both the boss (Rabbi Harizay sp?) and the guy behind the counter were incredibly rude to my mom and I, refusing to give us a lousy paper plate to eat our shawarma lafa on (saying a plate costs extra, and that we have to eat directly on the tray!) Not only did our $25 deny us a paper plate, but at one point, the counter guy LITERALLY told us, "You are talking too much, I can hear you"! 2 adults, having regular conversation in normal voices were told by a proprietor that we are to refrain from speaking while we eat!! This will certainly be the last time I go to Alibaba; I am too smart and there are too many restaurant choices to settle for near-abuse from management!

Jun 28, 2009
superdanni in Kosher

Kosher hotel in NY area?

I believe it was around $400/person (regardless of how many in a room; Same price for single occupancy, which worked out well for our family) They had around 200 people

Jun 07, 2009
superdanni in Kosher

Kosher hotel in NY area?

Jackson Hotel in Long Beach, LI. I was there for Shavous and the food was OUTSTANDING. My family and I been going to hotels (for yomim tovim) for >15 years and the food at the Jackson easily surpassed anything I've seen or tasted before. They are open as a hotel all year, but they only do (Shabbos) meals when they have enough ppl. I was there for a regular Shabbos in the summer in 2008 and was similarly impressed then too. (Also, the prices are extremely reasonable!) I cannot wait to go back again.

Jun 06, 2009
superdanni in Kosher

Nice Manhattan Mother's Day Brunch?

I'm pretty sure it's about $21, and it's fabulous!

May 06, 2009
superdanni in Kosher

Smokey Joe's in Teaneck!

I disagree. When I was there, the service was dispicable: unacceptably slow. Truly ridiculous. And the food was a notch above average. I'd say skip it.

Mar 28, 2009
superdanni in Kosher