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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.   Earlier […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 / […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Gino’s East to Open Kosher Branch in Wicker Park (Chicago) in 2015

A new complex is in process of being built in the Wicker Park section of Chicago, and the local Chabad has secured the ground floor storefront which will be a kosher version of the popular Gino’s East (non-kosher) pizzeria to […]

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Hassid+Hipster is Running a Weekly Pop-up in Downtown Miami

The popular kosher Brooklyn pop-up, Hassid+Hipster has set up shop in Miami over the last few months, not Miami Beach but in downtown Miami — right near Brickell Key (and not too far from Bayside shopping and the American Airlines […]

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The Kosher Palate: First Kosher Meat Restaurant in LA’s South Bay

Last month, LA’s South Bay welcomed it’s first kosher meat restaurant, The Kosher Palate! Executive Chef & CEO Michele Grant started The Kosher Palate as a food truck, and recently set up permanent shop in Redondo Beach, CA. The Kosher Palate (not […]

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Brooklyn on Rye, New Kosher Deli, Open in Brooklyn, NY

Although sushi appears to be a kosher favorite, Yaron Harazi decided to experiment and shy away from the usually popular foods. Instead of opening up a pizza store with sushi, or a Syrian restaurant with sushi (yes, we are being sarcastic) he […]

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Great Neck Bar/Restaurant Becoming Kosher

Sip City is a local Great Neck, NY bar and grill that is changing its kitchen and menu to strictly kosher fare. While the bar was busy, no one was ordering food at the restaurant due to the growth of […]

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Bravo Kosher Burgers Now Open in Downtown Manhattan

Photo Credit: Nathaniel Fintz The owners of Bravo Kosher Pizza have opened a brand new Glatt Kosher meat eatery next door to its downtown location, Bravo Kosher Burger & Deli. (Although the sign out front says “Bravo Kosher Burgers”) The […]

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Newly Kosher in Long Island: Surf Room Restaurant @ the Long Beach Hotel

On Sept 30th, the Long Beach Hotel opened the Surf Room Restaurant, a high-end Glatt Kosher restaurant with a menu offering steak, lamb kebobs, Bronzino, as well as a slew of Mediterranean inspired dishes. The restaurant also has a large […]

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Kosher Delight Closes Last Location on Ave J in Brooklyn; Opening New Restaurant

After 35+ years in its location on Ave J, and 3 other locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan, the last of Kosher Delight’s locations has finally closed. UPDATE (Oct 20): Kosher Delight’s owners will be opening a smaller restaurant in Flatbush, […]

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Sushi Metsuyan in 5 Towns Closed (for Renovations?)

UPDATE: We have been informed that this Sushi Metsuyan branch has been closed for good. Last week I took my wife to Sushi Metsuyan in Cedarhurst for dinner for the first time in many years (we had been turned off […]

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New Chabad in Jamaica Offering Travelers Kosher & Shabbat Options

Jamaica is the latest of 9 Caribbean islands to now have a Chabad presence! Although most of Jamaica’s native Jews live in or near Kingston, Rabbi Yaakov & Mushkee Raskin chose to establish their home in Montego Bay, where most of the […]

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Kosher Stand Open Again For Eagles Games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly

We reported a few months ago that the previous kosher stand at “the Linc” was not in service during the preseason and early parts of the regular NFL season. Now, Kosher hot dogs and sausages are available at Lincoln Financial […]

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Kosher Restaurants with Sukkot: Global List 2014

Keeping kosher is a challenge observant Jews already face, but finding a sukkah to have your meal, or finding a restaurant that already has a sukkah can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why we’ve done all the hard work for you, by compiling all of the known kosher restaurants that have built a sukkah next to or near the restaurant.

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New in Miami Beach: Bagel Time Cafe

Bagel Time Cafe’s official grand opening was yesterday in Miami Beach, Florida. It is an updated version of Bagel Time, which was located previously in same location, with a fresh new menu and new ownership. They offer salads, wraps, soups, bagels, muffins, […]

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Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza Open in 5 Towns

Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza, originally from Midwood Brooklyn with locations on both Ave M & Ave J, has opened a location in Cedarhurst, replacing Shula’s pizza across the street from HAFTR High School on Central Ave. While the restaurant is […]

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Cooked in 90 Seconds Pizza Opening in Los Angeles , CA

Our mouths are watering! The manager of Pizza Da Solo, Laurent Masliah, will be opening a similar style cafe in Los Angeles after the chagim called Cooked in 90 Seconds, located next door to MexiKosher on Pico Boulevard. Cooked in 90 Seconds will […]

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Kosher Café Concept Wins Bid to Replace Shalom Chai on Lower East Side (NY)

Currently, no kosher restaurants exist in the once kosher-rich Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Shalom Chai pizza closed in June and Noah’s Ark deli closed last year. The local board received bids from 4 potential restauranteurs, including one kosher […]

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Russ & Daughters Opening Kosher Cafe in the Jewish Museum (NYC)

Russ & Daughters, an iconic (non kosher) cafe with 2 locations in the Lower East Side, will be opening up their first kosher establishment inside the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side in Manhattan in early 2015 (museum admission […]

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Kosher Cinnabon Reopening at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, FL

Who can resist a fresh cinnamon bun right out of the oven? How many times have you walked past a Cinnabon in the food court of your local mall and drooled from the smell wafting out of the kiosk? Well, Floridians, […]

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Kosher Restaurant & Synagogue Opening at Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou for Canton Fair

Guangzhou, outside of Hong Kong, hosts the bi-annual Canton Fair (China’s Import and Export Fair) which many kosher observant Jews attend for business. The local Ritz-Carlton has partnered with Hong Kong’s Kehilat Zion Synagogue creating a temporary Glatt kosher restaurant & synagogue […]

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ALL Kosher Dunkin’ Donuts Locations in the U.S. [Updated]

This is the 2014 version of the Kosher Dunkin Donuts list.   Kosher Dunkin Donuts locations:   FLORIDA 341 West 41st Street, Miami Beach, FL 3951 Sterling Rd., Hollywood, FL ILLINOIS 3132 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 3900 West Dempster […]

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“Artisanal Burger Lab” Coming to Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Boeuf & Bun

Boeuf & Bun, a new self-proclaimed “artisanal burger lab”, will be opening in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in late-October after the holidays. In a long conversation with the restaurant’s Australian owner, Tzemach Woolstone, we learned that the restaurant will seat 40-50 […]

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Guide to Kosher Travel in Montevideo, Uruguay

Earlier this year (end of February) I visited Uruguay on a 10 day trip which started out in the capital city of Montevideo. Having traveled to nearby Buenos Aires a few years back, I was struck by how safe I felt […]

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