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Archive: February 2006


Posted on February 6, 2006

This story comes from this week”s Kosher Today. Is Whiskey Kosher? Some Israeli Rabbis Say No. Several popular brands of whiskey, including the coveted Johnny Walker brand, are not kosher, at least according to several leading rabbinic authorities here. The Bnai Brak Rabbinate under Rabbi Moshe Landau recently published an article noting that whiskey is Continue Reading »


Posted on February 6, 2006

Resignation of Empire’s Chief Highlights Challenges for Kosher Poultry Giant (Story in this week”s Kosher Today): (Mifflintown, PA) The abrupt resignation of Robert Van Naarden, president & CEO of Empire Kosher Poultry, has put a huge spotlight on the world’s largest producer of kosher poultry. Kosher food sources say that Empire’s continued struggle to recapture Continue Reading »


Posted on February 4, 2006

Located in Machaneh Yehuda on Agrippas St, Sammi’s is an institution. It is not in any way a palace of haut cuisine. Nope! Nor is it upscale. Nope again. It isn’t even fancy or schmancy. Nope, not even close. But the food sure is good. Sammi’s is about as close as a restaurant can come Continue Reading »


Posted on February 3, 2006

We wrote about Norman”s a long time ago, and we thought it was time for an update. Let us say right off the bat- Norman”s is a busy, noisy restaurant. The sound of lots of Anglos eating, drinking and generally having a heckuva great time fills the place (and it is quite sizable) with a Continue Reading »

6 Forks on the KN 5-Fork Scale

Posted on February 2, 2006

For our annual dinner date for his birthday, My Most Favorite Lunch Companion and I chose Mike”s Bistro, at 228 West 72d Street on Manhattan”s Upper West Side. The experience was sublime – this place rates 6 forks on the KN 5-Fork Scale. The ambiance is lovely. You can sit in the “atrium” and watch Continue Reading »


Posted on February 1, 2006

Located on Emek Refaim (restaurant row) in the heart of the German Colony, this restaurant offers both sit down service and take out food. We ordered take out for five people for a home party. All we can say is thank goodness we all were in a festive mood and did not need the food Continue Reading »