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Izzys BBQ in Brooklyn

Any reviews? Worth the schlep into Brooklyn? Or should I just wait for Wandering Que to come around my parts?

1 day ago
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Restaurants on Manhattan's East Side

We went to COlbeh and it was good. Nothing great, but solid.

What's the current story with Prime/Bentley?

Aug 13, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Restaurants on Manhattan's East Side

I think we're going to go to Colbeh.

Thanks.

Aug 12, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Restaurants on Manhattan's East Side

Thinking of going to Prime/Bentley, La Brochette or anywhere else on the east side in midtown. I was at Prime/Bentley when it first opened, but no other places. Any thoughts on these places? Or other places that I may have forgotten about?

Aug 12, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

fried pickles & simple restaurant pleasures

Ben's in Scarsdale was promoting its fried pickles. I haven't tasted them, and don't want to comment on the hecksher. I presume if they have them in Scarsdale, they have them at the other locations, but you should check online first. The Scarsdale location is aiming for a different crowd.

Aug 09, 2015
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Palm Beach

Went to pita king last night. Had a Shwarma platter. Shwarma was good. Salads were good. Fries were excellent. Meals was pretty cheap for what it was. Thanks for suggestion it hit the spot.

For the record, it's a hole in the wall place near the university and courts. Not the place to bring clients, but easy place for a solo meal.

Jul 16, 2015
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Palm Beach

Is Pita King any good?

Jul 14, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Palm Beach

Anything in Palm Beach, Florida? Flying in for a night and staying in the West Palm Beach area. I'm not going to drive down to Boca. Shamash didn't have anything.

Thanks.

Jul 13, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Mocha Burger vs. Amsterdam Burger

Where is Mocha Burger?

Jun 19, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Kosher in Manhattan, open Motzei Shabbos during summer hours?

Do you have a link? I couldn't find it easily on their website.

Jun 14, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Kosher in Manhattan, open Motzei Shabbos during summer hours?

For mainstream heckshers and for a meal, probably your only bet is Talia's (which has lousy food).

Cafe Viva which not all people accept is open as it is not shomer shabbat.

Maybe Ali Baba, if it is open at all.

Jun 12, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Kosher Ice Cream in or Near Salem, MA

JP Licks is a local Boston ice cream chain. AFAIK, they are kosher (though it could be shop by shop).

Jun 10, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Philly - Center City

Burger.org is there. Good place.

Jun 09, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Restaurants along the West Coast

Tierra del Sur is incredible, but not far from LA. Chabad of Malibu also has a restaurant on the beach. But given the proximity, save your appetite for T del S.

May 18, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Isla Mujeres - a different Mexico option.

Two years ago, my family and I were in Cancun right before Passover. As we took a day trip to Isla Mujeres we saw the Chabadniks getting ready for the seders by bringing cases of grape juice on the ferry with them.

Apr 28, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Paris: takeout for Shabat

When we visited 5 years ago, we picked up cold cuts from a kosher market in the Marais. IIRC, if you are facing the famous falafel place, it's towards the left. Be sure to pick up pastrys from the bakery with a blue door/windows in the Marais (to the right of the falafel place, if you're facing it). The apple turnover is on my list of best foods.

Here's the bakery from Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/2ous0
I couldn't remember where the market is. The falafel place is L'As Du Fallafel.

Apr 15, 2015
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KFP Greek Yogurt

Is there any out there?

Apr 02, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

KFP Healthier Soy Sauce Substitute and KFP Coconut Flour

This is probably turning away from the Passover aspect of the conversation, but there is wheat-free soy sauce.

Mar 27, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

KFP Healthier Soy Sauce Substitute and KFP Coconut Flour

What would you use this for?

Mar 25, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Seeking non-beach vacation spot for family with pre-schoolers

I spoke Hanukah Shabbat several years ago in Fez, with a family. My parents knew someone who knew someone, etc. It was a lovely community.

My wife and I went to the Hanukah party and were told the JCC doesn't open like a restaurant. Of course, we were not with a group; it was just the two of us. We had a lovely time, but it was not like visiting any restaurant.

Mar 23, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Seeking non-beach vacation spot for family with pre-schoolers

Unfortunately, I think Casablanca is the least interesting city from a tourist perspective in Morocco. There's a Jewish museum in the suburbs (the only Jewish museum in the Muslim world) and kosher restaurants, but as Casablanca is a relatively new city, all the interesting sights are in other cities - Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, Essaouria, etc. There are Jewish communities (I use that term very loosely, as there is likely a synagogue that may sometimes get a minyan or just open to tourists) in all those cities, but nothing in the way of food.

Mar 23, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Seeking non-beach vacation spot for family with pre-schoolers

McDonalds and Tango too. Also glaciers.

Mar 20, 2015
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What restaurants (Manhattan) open on Passover?

The list is usually in the OU passover guide. And I'm sure Koshertopia or one of those sites will list them too.

Le Marais better be open - I'm planning to be there for my wife's birthday dinner on chol.

Mar 15, 2015
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Best Passover Shopping in Fairfield/New Haven Counties

I'm always a proponent of Fairway. So my vote is Fairway in Stamford.

Mar 09, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

VINTAGE Seedless Watermelon Seltzer

I'm trying to figure out if this is a Purim joke or not. Is there a difference in the flavor of seedless watermelon and seeded watermelon?

Mar 05, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Alibaba on the UWS

It was closed when I moved out of the UWS (3+ years ago). Though nothing had ever replaced it.

Feb 22, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Alibaba on the UWS

Has it been resurrected? I walked by it the other day and it appeared open. When did this happen? Is it good?

Feb 20, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Westchester help

I think there's a confusion. There are actually two Epsteins on Central Park Ave - one in Yonkers and one in Hartsdale. See here - http://www.epsteinsdeli.com/ and http://epsteinskosher.com/ . The one in Hartsdale is under outside supervision. The one in Yonkers is self-supervised.

In further comment to Tamar, I've never heard a disparaging word about Sammy's.

Jan 13, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Westchester help

Options in Westchester for dairy:

Sammy's bagels (takeout only)
Swirl Coffee and the pizza place in New Rochelle
White Plains Bake Shop (nothing more than rolls or bagels with butter; otherwise, good cakes and cookies)
Berrylicious Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt where the DMV is in White Plains. It has a small assortment of lunch-ish foods.

Jan 11, 2015
craigcep in Kosher

Kosher Place for Business Lunch in White Plains, NY

This place is kosher and has some lunch foods, not fancy in any way shape or form.

Berrylicious Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt
White Plains Mall
200 Hamilton Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 729-6666

Ben's is opening up in Scarsdale shortly (they are in the middle of a soft opening). Otherwise New Roc and Stamford.

Jan 06, 2015
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