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Archive: May 2009


Posted on May 28, 2009

With these good wishes, we break for a few days. We hope you have a wonderful yom tov. There is an old folk tale that says that at midnight on Shavuot, the sky opens and in the vortex of the split a sefer torah appears. Wishes made at that moment, according to the tale, are Continue Reading »


Posted on May 27, 2009

Located at 24 Emek Refaim, this middle of the road restaurant features good food, excellent service, and moderate prices. If you go to Joy (and, yes, it is Beer and not Bar), be sure to try the freshly fried sweet potato chips served with warm maple syrup poured over them. It is a sublime taste Continue Reading »


Posted on May 26, 2009

Al Dente restaurant has been around for a while, but they just got a new chef and a new attitude. We went there on motzei shabbat and had a wonderful time. The place was fairly empty, but, then again, they did a very brisk take out business while we were there. Located at 50 Ussishkin Continue Reading »


Posted on May 25, 2009

Baguette Express Opens in Midtown Baguette Express, located at 25 West 37th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue, recently opened. They are, as the name implies, a baguette shop that offers a wide variety of subs including schnitzel, falafel, cold cuts, fresh salads. They offer take-out and delivery and are under the hashgachah of Rabbi Continue Reading »


Posted on May 22, 2009

Located on Shatz St, off of King George, in the hotel Metropolitan, this restaurant is an amazing place to dine. The decor is quietly understated. Seating is generous with a great deal of space between tables so you can actually have a quiet conversation that remains private. Service is most attentive and anticipatory. They accomplish Continue Reading »


Posted on May 21, 2009

Lunch today was at Belinda in the Wolfson mall. Belinda is one of our most fave places and we eat there often. The food is always fresh, tasty and most delicious. Service is always attentive and good. Chef Mollie always stops by our table to say hello, so what could be bad? Today Chef Mollie Continue Reading »


Posted on May 20, 2009

We have eaten at Velka before, so it was nice to go there again. Three of us went and had a blast. We sat in the outside area. It was late afternoon, so the delightful Jerusalem breeze made it very comfortable. Service was quick and attentive. Our only complaint? We ordered a bottle of Evian Continue Reading »


Posted on May 17, 2009

We are off to Israel once again. Time for a grandchild fix! We are flying out today on El Al. Flying business class is definitely THE WAY to go! Sleeper seats, privacy lighting, food served on china, an open bar, attentive service- it all adds up to a wonderful experience. So, the next many posts Continue Reading »


Posted on May 15, 2009

HEY! QUEENS VAAD- PAY ATTENTION !! A very wise rabbi, a true scholar and brilliant halachist, asked the following question, and we pass it along to those Chelemers on the Queens Vaad: Is there ANY handmade shmurah matzah that we can eat? After all, NOT ONE OF THEM HAS A NATIONAL HASHGACHAH! Funny how that Continue Reading »


Posted on May 14, 2009

FROM THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER Quinoa is a seed that’ll grow on you By Dianna Marder Inquirer Staff Writer Let us now praise quinoa, sacred crop of the Incas. The seed of a leafy plant grown for centuries in the Andes, quinoa (keen-wah) cooks like a grain and tastes like a nut. Known in scientific circles Continue Reading »