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Archive: February 2009

THE EL AL LOUNGE

Posted on February 27, 2009

We recently flew Business Class on El Al both to and from Israel. (We did it on points- there is no way we could have afforded it otherwise!) The nice thing about flying First or Business Class is that you get use of the private El Al lounge. The lounge in Tel Aviv, offered free Continue Reading »

LA GUTA

Posted on February 25, 2009

Formerly in Nachalat Shiva, La Guta reopened on Derech Beit Lechem at the beginning of February. While we admit that every place is entitled to a “shake out cruise,” La Guta will need lots of work if they are to succeed. The place is lovely. You are seated in one of a series of rooms, Continue Reading »

KOSHER FAST FOOD- MMMMMM

Posted on February 24, 2009

You just gotta love a country with kosher Mickey D, kosher Burger King, Kosher Sbarros Pizza and kosher Pizza Hut. Truth be told, the pizza is lousy, but it sure is a kick to go to those places and order! Similarly, we have been to KFC (also known as the church of chicken) and to Continue Reading »

DINNER AT HECHATZER

Posted on February 23, 2009

We wrote about this restaurant once before when it was called Hechatzer shel Pini. New name, great food! Five of us went and had the chef’s tasting menu. At IS 180 ($45) pp it is the best bargain in town. For starters, you get fresh, hot stick rolls. A number of enticing salads are put Continue Reading »

“KOSHER” GPS

Posted on February 20, 2009

A fascinating story in today’s Jerusalem Post: Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau is about to give his official “blessing” to a new GPS available in Israel that is geared to the religious set. It lists thousands of kosher restaurants, mikvehs, shuls, tefillat haderech, a Hebrew calendar, and two versions of birkat hamazon. The device uses Continue Reading »

ANJELICA

Posted on February 19, 2009

Some restaurants are just memorable for all the right things. Three of us ate at Anjelica’s tonight. It is a meat restaurant on Shatz St (a pedestrian mall off King George) and in the Metropolitan Hotel. Don’t let the hotel fool you- the restaurant is four stars! We had a wonderful bottle of wine: Katlav: Continue Reading »

UPSCALE SUNDAY SHOPPING IN BROOKLYN

Posted on February 18, 2009

The following is from the Feb 17 edition of Kosher Today: Sunday at the Pomegranate Attracts Shoppers from Throughout the Region Brooklyn, NY…Estelle, who lives in Southern Jersey, customarily visits her aging mother in Flatbush on Sundays. But since the Pomegranate opened last August, she makes the weekly detour to the nation’s leading upscale kosher Continue Reading »

WHAT RAISIN CRISIS??

Posted on February 17, 2009

From the cRc Regarding Raisins [From the cRc]: Recently, someone discovered drosophila larvae in raisins and brought it to the attention of the kashrus world. These larvae are not visible when one visually inspects raisins, but can be seen in water that had been used to soak raisins. In the ensuing weeks, kashrus professionals from Continue Reading »

WOW! WHAT A DINNER!

Posted on February 16, 2009

Wagyu Just For You Greetings! As many of you know The Pasta Factory is now featuring an outstanding selection of meats. In line with that we can now offer you the finest meat available, Wagyu Beef, also commonly known as Kobe Beef. Wagyu (pronounced Wah Gyoo) Beef is characterized by an unusually rich flavor and Continue Reading »

BEER WATCH

Posted on February 13, 2009

Thanks to Rabbi Eidlitz and Kosher Conscience for this info: Anheuser-Busch Lime and Chelada beers are both not certified kosher. Miller flavored beers (such as lime) are not certified kosher. Mackeson Triple Stout Beer is actually DAIRY! Yup, you read it here. A dairy beer. Booooooooo. The beer contains real, honest to goodness dairy ingredients. Continue Reading »