Archive for July, 2008

LITTLE ITALY

At the bottom of Keren Hayisod, there are a bunch of restaurants. Among them is Little Italy. A few years ago when we were there, we saw too many roaches climbing the walls and never went back again until this week. We are happy to report no more roaches! The place is clean and well […]

Posted on July 31, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CARROT CAKE

RECIPE: CARROT CAKE WITH A TWIST *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups finely grated carrots (about 3 to 4 medium carrots) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 can (8 or 12 ounces) […]

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BURGER KING ON THE MIDROCHOV

For a while, the place only had an Ishur. Now they once again have a proper T’eudat Kashrut. The meat is not glatt. The veggies are heter mechira. The place is packed with people- a sea of kipot and head scarves. And lots of American kids in Israel for the summer. All in all, it […]

Posted on July 29, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHOPPED VEGGIES SALAD

CHOPPED VEGGIE SALAD *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* INGREDIENTS: 4 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 24 ounces cherry tomatoes 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped DIRECTIONS: Combine the zucchini, squash, tomatoes, lemon juice, oil, salt, […]

Posted on July 28, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LUCIANA RESTAURANT

In the same place where once stood the mighty Norman’s Steak House, now stands a whole new experience. The new owners opted for a whole new look and modified the place to look like an Italian plaza. The food is dairy. The restaurant is packed all day long, so reservations are a must if you […]

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HACHATZER RESTAURANT

Last night we had a true gustatory adventure. We went to Hachatzer (located at 7 Derech Beit Lechem) and enjoyed the tasting menu. At NIS 170, the menu is well priced and is a most amazing meal. They begin by bringing the obligatory 12 little plates of different salads and freshly baked and still hot […]

Posted on July 24, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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RESTAURANT AVAZI IN TALPIYOT

Remember Pollo Loco? Well, the crazy bird is no more. In its place is a brand new restaurant called Avazi. The place has been totally redone and recast in a most eye pleasing manner. The fare is somewhat typical of an Israeli Steakiah, but there are significant differences. First of all, the food is superior. […]

Posted on July 23, 2008 at 12:06 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EATING AT JOY ON EMEK REFAIM

The last time we ate at Joy, we had a meal truly worthy of a king. So, we went again. This time, it was with a friend and not with the “kids.” The appetizer of breaded, liver stuffed mushrooms was superlative! The taste was sublime and we gobbled them all up! For dinner, we had […]

Posted on July 22, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

July 20th was national ice cream day. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream….. Ok, so July 20th was national ice cream day, so what? Well July 20 was a fast day. (17 Tammuz). So……… by the power vested in us by the Bloggers Association of America and the Lesser Antillies, we […]

Posted on July 21, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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TAKE OUT FROM BURGER’S BAR

So we ordered take out for the kids the other night. We phoned BB and ordered salads, burgers, fries and onion rings. One hour later, we were still waiting. A phone call to the place only elicited the info that the delivery man was out, our food was sitting and waiting, and as soon as […]

Posted on July 18, 2008 at 8:28 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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