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Miami Beach Area Kosher Restaurant Recommendations

If you’ve been following me on Instagram over the last week, you’d know that I was in Miami Beach / South Florida, and I made a point to hit many kosher restaurants based on your recommendations and where I have personally not eaten at on prior trips. In 7+ days I hit 16 restaurants (18 […]

6 CREDIT CARDS for Beginners – Start Earning Points for Travel

This post is geared toward those who are looking to get started at earning points / miles using credit cards to get you there. Disclosure: On some of the cards recommended, we earn credit from the issuing banks. UPDATE: Check out this credit card where you can earn 50,000 US Airways / American Airlines miles […]

Churchill Suites Monte Carlo: Upscale Condos in Miami Beach

  (This is a Sponsored Post)    (Scroll down for a Discount Code to use at both Churchill Suites properties in Miami!) Earlier this month I was invited by Churchill Suites to stay in their Monte Carlo property on Collins Ave & 65th street in Miami Beach, FL. Being Yeshiva Week, it was a great […]

UPDATED: Kosher Food Truck Coming to Austin, TX: Joebob’s BBQ

UPDATED: This is officially opened of Jan 29th. After months and months of preparing, a new kosher truck (trailer really) is being added to the limited Kosher scene in Austin, TX: Joebob’s BBQ. The truck has just received their permits from the City of Austin, and will be kashering the truck in the coming weeks. […]

Dr. Laffa is now Famous Laffa Kosher (Toronto)

According to Toronto’s COR (kosher agency): Dr. Laffa was acquired by a restaurant franchise called “Famous Laffa”. Non-kosher locations will be separately owned and called “Famous Laffa” and kosher locations will be called “Famous Laffa Kosher” as is done with other similar franchises (i.e. “Subway” and “Kosher Subway”). The branding and colour scheme for the […]

Travel Guide to Car Rental Insurance

Renting a car is a necessity when traveling to many cities, but it’s also important to make sure that you’re protected should you cause any damage to your car, or any other car. Car rental agencies as well as OTAs offer many different products, some of which are entirely unnecessary, especially if you use the […]

Sneak Peak at Petite Shell (Rugelach Cafe): Open This Week

The owners at Petite Shell (P/S) invited YeahThatsKosher over to have a taste and check out their unique cafe before their official opening this week — although between you and me, it’s already open — GO! I have to say that as a member of the kosher media, I was treated to a tasting of […]

Bodega Sushi & Grill in Efrat, Israel [Guest Review]

Review by Yehudah Jacobs If any of you have visited Gush Etzion lately, you will notice that the culinary scene has had a change. After many years surviving with cafes, coffee shops and dairy eateries, people are demanding meat. And tasty meat with a flavor is exactly what Menachem Katz delivers. An Efrat native, who wanted to […]

Famous Pita in Brooklyn, Shut Down by DOH

Having grown up on Famous Pita shwarma and hummus as a kid, I was dismayed to read that the long standing popular shwarma and falafel joint was operating with an expired food service establishment permit (since June 2014) and thus shut down by NYC’s Dept of Health (DOH), as reported by DitmasParkCorner.com. The DOH said that once the permit […]

Mini-Review of Maccabi Restaurant in Barcelona, Spain

While traveling through Spain, my sister and I were overjoyed to Google a kosher restaurant on La Rambla, a popular tourist thoroughfare in Barcelona.

My Favorite [Kosher Restaurant] Meals of 2014

When looking through my Instagram feed, I realized I had some amazing dishes from all over this past year. Here are my favorite dishes from kosher restaurants in NYC, LA, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Uruguay. Here they are in chronological order: Day 5 Sushi – Brooklyn, NY Tuna Pizza … delicious appetizer with robust flavors […]

Review of Meatos in Queens, NY

This is a tough review to write because I’m not sure where to begin, so I’ll start chronologically. Meatos is a popular kosher restaurant in Tel Aviv that I had not tried, but had heard good things about. They opened in Queens over the summer and people were excited. Since then I’ve heard mixed reviews. […]

Aroma Espresso Bar Opening Kosher Cafe in Toronto

According to the COR (Toronto’s Kosher certification agency) the popular Israeli cafe will be opening a kosher branch in Toronto. Who is excited for the new COR certified kosher #Aroma coming soon… A photo posted by CORKosher (@cor_kosher) on Jan 5, 2015 at 8:38am PST The cafe will be located off the corner of Bathurst […]

Review of The Surf Room at the Long Beach Hotel, NY

Review by Arielle Klein (w/Dani) Despite us being the only diners (on Xmas night), we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food With everyone being home and in desperate need of a date night, Dani and I wheedled my father in law into babysitting, so we could get out and have a little […]

Review of Prime Deli [Minneapolis, MN]

I had the pleasure of enjoying a meal at this restaurant on its second night open –which normally is a recipe to strike out – but they hit a home run. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to (visit the frozen tundra) go on a 2 day business trip to Minneapolis, MN. Luckily for […]

“Jalaví” is now “Brooklyn Pizza” in Punta Del Este, Uruguay

The main kosher restaurant serving the Jewish community each summer in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este (known locally as Punta) has recently changed its name to “Brooklyn Pizza” from “Jalaví”. We visited Punta earlier this year (read more here) and enjoyed our experience, as well as the food at Jalaví which is run by […]

“Petite Shell”: Rugelach Cafe Opening on UES in NYC

Finally, a kosher eatery dedicated to rugelach. Petite Shell is a new kosher cafe opening on January 14th on New York’s Upper East Side that is reinventing the rugelach experience alongside the perfect cup of joe. The rugelach (or as they are calling them “petite shells”) will be entirely handmade, and will feature creative flavors such […]

New Kosher Restaurant in Miami Beach: Florida Grill

Florida Grill opened this past Wednesday as the newest kosher restaurant in Miami Beach. The restaurant is located inside the Days Inn hotel on Collins Ave. Florida Grill is replacing the former kosher restaurant at the hotel: Europa Restaurant and Grille Miami (Florida Grill is under a new ownership).  According to Kosher Miami (the Vaad Hakshrus of Miami-Dade) […]

Tokyo’s New Kosher Restaurant Opening to the Public

Japan’s SECOND kosher restaurant, Chana’s Place, is set to open to the public next month. While we reported about this new restaurant back in May, it seems that they’ve only recently opened, and by appointment only, until the public unveiling in January. The restaurant is located inside the Beit Chabad in the Takanawa neighborhood in central Tokyo (map below). The […]

New Kosher Restaurant in the 5Towns: Pita Place

What was formerly “Noodles”, next door to Pizzalé on Central Ave in Cedarhurst, comes another descriptive restaurant: Pita Place. The shwarma joint opened earlier this week and offers an array of Middle Eastern / Israeli foods including schnitzel, grilled chicken, multiple kabobs, falafel, and mix grill. All dishes come with a free salad bar (not […]

Pop-Up Hassid + Hipster Dinner in Miami During Yeshivah Week

H/T GreatKosherRestaurants The once a week kosher pop-up, Hassid + Hipster, will be having a restaurant pop-up dinner experience on an exclusive downtown Miami rooftop, over looking the famous Miami skyline on Wednesday night, January 21st. Here is the link for reservations, for private tables or communal seating. Including fees, communal seats are ~$149 and private […]

Earn More Frequent Flier Miles (at Kosher Restaurants)

Register your credit cards to earn bonus miles to your favorite airline or hotel program when you swipe at certain restaurants. Want to earn miles for your meal? Most people already know that you can fly a bunch or sign up for credit cards in order to earn more airline miles or hotel points, which […]

Order In Kosher Chinese & Rent “The Interview” Online

Nearly all of us are off from work tomorrow (save for Jewish school professionals and others who work specifically within the Jewish community + doctors) so why not bring that kosher Chinese take-out back home and rent the once-banned comedy, The Interview, now available to rent online. We’ve compiled a list of all the kosher […]

Earn 50,000 USAir / AAdvantage Miles After $1 Spend!

Since US Airways is merging with American Airlines, this card will eventually be converted into a American Airlines card, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be taking advantage of this. In fact, US Airways & Barclaycard have added this limited time offer, and if approved for the US Airways Dividend Miles Mastercard, you’ll receive: 50,000 Bonus Miles […]

New Kosher Restaurant Now Open in Las Vegas: Genesis Restaurant

Adding to the robust kosher restaurant scene in Las Vegas, there’s a new meat restaurant, Genesis Restaurant (also using the name Bereshit/בראשית in Hebrew on its awning), dubbing itself a Glatt Kosher Grill & Chinese restaurant. Opening earlier this week, the restaurant will be open until 3am, making it the only kosher restaurant in town serving kosher […]

New Kosher Restaurant Now Open in Minneapolis: Prime Deli

The Minneapolis Jewish community saw the launch of a new kosher restaurant in the suburb of St. Louis Park earlier this week: Prime Deli & Restaurant. This is only the second kosher restaurant in town (the first opened in early 2013: Vitali’s Café), and the only kosher meat restaurant.  The restaurant is deli / steakhouse […]

4 Reasons Why I Recommend the SPG American Express Card

On numerous occasions I’ve written about the numerous credit cards that are great for earning travel or cash rewards, but of them all, if I had to keep only one, it would be the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express card. There are 2 versions of this card, Business & Personal, which are similar in […]

Keeping Kosher in Punta Del Este, Uruguay

After spending a few days in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, getting to understand the culture of the land, we headed off for a relaxing weekend out East. Punta Del Este is a little under 2 hours East of the capital, but serves as the vacation hub for Latin America’s rich & famous and is a […]

New Kosher Food Truck in NYC: Shuka Truck

Shuka Truck is a kosher shakshuka food truck that has just launched in NYC. The truck will be based mainly in midtown Manhattan, but to get precise daily location info, they can be followed on Twitter here: @ShukaNYC. The Shuka Truck is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Sholtiel Lebovic (Go Kosher) of Brooklyn. In […]

Hummus 21 in NYC: Not Glatt Kosher

We’ve received a lot of questions about the new “kosher” Midtown East restaurant, Hummus 21, which despite its name, is a nice sit down meat restaurant with waiter service, but unfortunately does not have a mashgiach temidi and is open on Shabbat. In a long conversation with the owner, they fully acknowledge that there is […]

Montreál’s Cafe Dizengoff No Longer Kosher

A notice by the Montreal Kosher (MK) kashrut agency yesterday stated that Cafe Dizengoff is no longer under their hashgacha. MK is the main kashrut agency of Montreal, so it seems that this restaurant is no longer kosher.

New Kosher Hotel Now Open in Thailand

In the Thai beach resort town of Pattaya (about 90 minutes south of Bangkok’s airport), luxury property developer Tulip Group has announced the opening of a new property in conjunction with Centara Hotels & Resorts under the boutique brand Centra. Centra Avenue Hotel Pattaya is centrally located behind Pattaya Second Road, close to the Avenue shopping complex, […]

Traveling on Chanukah? Be Prepared with a Travel Sized Menorah

I just looked at my work schedule, and I have a business trip that I can’t avoid which will have me away from home the first night of Chanukah. Unfortunately, I’ll be in a Midwestern city with few Jewish / Kosher options, so it seems I have 2 options: See if I can join the […]

Review of Biaggi Luggage + Discount Code

UPDATE: I was recently notified that BIAGGI will be on Shark Tank tonight (Friday 12/5/14) so I wanted to repost this review. Additionally, Biaggi has agreed to renew the promo code “KOSHER15” for an additional 15% off anything on Biaggi.com. Enjoy.    Originally posted in 2013: After spending 2 full weeks in Israel with my […]

House of Cupcakes (NJ) is No Longer Kosher

Although we reported only a few months ago that 2 NJ based House of Cupcakes branches (Wayne & Clifton) were kosher, we were just notified that both locations are no longer kosher. Perhaps it wasn’t profitable? Who knows, but be aware that this is no longer a kosher establishment.   H/T Hindy Garfinkel

Traveling to Dubai with Israeli Passport Stamp & Kosher Options for Emirates Airlines / Dubai

Post by David B. I just came back from a trip to Thailand with a full day stopover in Dubai and I wanted to share some Dubai notes as people are clearly misinformed regarding Israeli stamps in passports / general access to the country. Despite popular misconception, Dubai has no problem with foreigners entering with Israeli stamps […]

Brasserie Halevi, Cedarhurst, NY [Review]

I was invited to enjoy a tasting dinner by the chef/owner of Brasserie Halevi last week with a couple foodie friends. I was one of the first people in the restaurant at around 6pm, but by the time I left around 9pm, the place was nearly packed. The restaurant is one of only 2 that […]

48 Hour ElAl Sale: Flights to Israel from $799 RT from NYC & $1049 from LAX

ElAl is getting on the Cyber Monday bandwagon by offering cheap(er) fares through tomorrow night, Dec.1st, (although this is most definitely a first come first served sort of situation). $799 Roundtrip from JFK or EWR to TLV or $1049 roundtrip from LAX to TLV. $105.42 applicable taxes per person (includes the September 11 Security Fee […]

Awesome Kosher Restaurant Deal for Small Business Saturday

If you have one or more American Express card you should already be preparing for this Saturday’s “SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY” promotion by AMEX, promoting small businesses around the U.S.  [READ UP ON THIS YEAR’S SBS PROMOTION HERE] This year, GreatKosherDeals.com is offering to pre-order kosher restaurant certificates for you, at a discounted rate no less, and […]

Get $100 Off Your First SILVERCAR Rental

Registration Link with embedded discount code If you plan on traveling before the year’s end, consider renting from Silvercar, a new car rental agency that only rents beautiful silver Audi A4s, where you’ll get $100 for any 2+ day rental by using the link above plus the included promo code. Silvercar is currently only renting […]

Register Now for Small Business Saturday: Free $30 (per AMEX card)

Small Business Saturday, now in its 5th year, is an awesome promotion by American Express promoting consumer spending at American small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this year falling out on November 29th. This year’s promotion allows each registered American Express card to spend $10 3 times (minimum of $10 per swipe) at any […]

Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse Coming to Midtown East / NoMad, NYC

A new kosher steakhouse will be opening in the NoMad section of midtown Manhattan, Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse. The area is currently void of any kosher meat restaurants but is near a few vegetarian kosher Indian restaurants along Lexington Ave. Not much detail is known yet about the owners (although it is not the […]

Pizza Da Solo & Prime Burger to Moving to Brooklyn

The Prime Hospitality Group has purchased and is already working on a building on the corner of East 12th & Ave J in Brooklyn. The 2 story restaurant is being converted into 2 kosher restaurants, one dairy and one meat. DAIRY: The dairy restaurant will be a combined Pizza da Solo & Shake Factory. Shake Factory […]

CLOSED: Lorelli’s in Midtown NYC

Yesterday was the last day open for the relatively new midtown restaurant according to a sign on the door found today. The owners of the restaurant (same as Schnitzel Express next door) did not give diners a heads up or rationale. It is safe to assume that they weren’t as successful as they needed to […]

Grill On Wheels Kosher Food Truck Ceases Operations in NYC

Earlier today, via their Facebook page, the kosher food truck Grill On Wheels called it quits, ending their short run (1.5 years) serving mediocre kosher food in NYC. The truck typically camped out in Midtown on W46th st. down the block from Moshe’s Falafel, which has been there for years. Kosher business owners learn pretty quickly […]

Only Kosher Restaurant in Luxembourg, Opened This Year

Nearly 6 months old (yet new to us), Brasserie Montefiore (known locally as “Montefiore Sul Palco”) is a French style beautiful restaurant located in the heart of the historic and commercial center of Luxembourg. The high-end restaurant attempts to adhere to the mantra of serving “organic & natural, refined, fresh cuisine.” The restaurant’s partnership with the […]

Kosher Sushi Restaurant Now Open @ Stamford Plaza Hotel

“Soosh” is a new Kosher sushi restaurant inside the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT that is currently open under their “soft launch” period as of this week. The restaurant is actually located on the premises of two adjoining hotels: the newly renovated Stamford Plaza Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Parking in the […]

Rami’s Food Truck in Brookline, MA Suffers Fire

UPDATE: Rami’s Food Truck suffered a mechanical fire after being open for merely two days. The truck is expected to be refurbished and back on the road within a year. Source: Bostonglobe.com As we reported back in August, Rami’s of Brookline, MA launched a kosher food truck serving an abbreviated version of the restaurant’s Glatt […]

“Herbert Samuel” to Open Kosher Branch & Boutique Hotel in Jerusalem

Chef Jonathan Roshfeld, the owner of the high-end restaurant, Herbert Samuel, with locations in Herzilya (kosher) and Tel Aviv (not kosher), is now in process of launching a new restaurant and boutique hotel in Jerusalem. Herbert Samuel Jerusalem has set an opening date for June of 2015. The restaurant is named after Sir Herbert Samuel, a historical figure in Israeli […]

Odradeks Coffee Bar Now Open in Brooklyn

As we reported back in April, the great but under-the-radar kosher coffee shop in Kew Gardens, Queens, Odradeks, has opened its second cafe in Midwood, Brooklyn. The new location is situation right next to the subway trussles on Ave J, appropriately next to the Yeshiva of Flatbush & Touro College, guaranteeing an influx of students […]

Lamed Vav Officially Opening in Great Neck, NY

Open for a few weeks now during their soft launch period, new Great Neck steakhouse, Lamed Vav, is officially launching their grand opening on Monday (Nov 3), offering free drinks & hors d’ouevres, live music, and a wine tasting from 5-8pm. Everything else will be 10% off. Additionally, Lamed Vav plans on offering a special […]