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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 this month I attended a Dans Deals seminar. Many of you are familiar with that […]

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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 by using the link above plus the included promo code. Silvercar is currently only renting […]

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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 American Express card to spend $10 3 times (minimum of $10 per swipe) at any […]

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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 Ave. Not much detail is known yet about the owners (although it is not the […]

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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: The dairy restaurant will be a combined Pizza da Solo & Shake Factory. Shake Factory […]

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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 rationale. It is safe to assume that they weren’t as successful as they needed to […]

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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 from Moshe’s Falafel, which has been there for years. Kosher business owners learn pretty quickly […]

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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 the mantra of serving “organic & natural, refined, fresh cuisine.” The restaurant’s partnership with the […]

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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 newly renovated Stamford Plaza Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Parking in 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 Brookline, MA launched a kosher food truck serving an abbreviated version of the restaurant’s Glatt […]

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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 of 2015. The restaurant is named after Sir Herbert Samuel, a historical figure in Israeli […]

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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, appropriately next to the Yeshiva of Flatbush & Touro College, guaranteeing an influx of students […]

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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 5-8pm. Everything else will be 10% off. Additionally, Lamed Vav plans on offering a special […]

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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 be named “Gino’s East Vegetarian”. The building and store will likely not be ready 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 Arena) at a local downtown shul, offering a once a week dish/sandwich to diners every […]

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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 to be confused with the popular cookbook, the Kosher Palette) offers artisanal sandwiches and traditional […]

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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 tested out the waters and opened up a sandwich shop in the heart of the […]

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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 the kosher observant community in the area. To turn business around, the bar’s owners are […]

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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 restaurant will serve burgers, deli & chicken sandwiches, omelets, fried chicken, as well as sliced meat […]

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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 selection of kosher wines and an array of specialty drinks. Click here to view the […]

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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, Brooklyn which will supposedly have healthier options (including veggie/vegan options) to match the community’s changing […]

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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 by their level of service). We decided to give them another chance, but realized things […]

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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 resorts and tourists are. Montego Bay was recently connected to Kingston with a new highway, cutting […]

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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 Field at Section 114. This stand is now being run by the Chabad of Bucks […]

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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, smoothies and more. Their website will be coming soon to www.bageltimemiami.com  Bagel Time Cafe is under […]

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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 officially only open during their “soft launch”, their full launch will be after the holidays. […]

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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 serve 10″ inch thin crust pizza with fresh homemade mozzarella, cooked in a wood-burning oven […]

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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 cafe submitted by Jewish businessman, Nathan Sklar, according to TheLoDownNY.com. Sklar’s bid won, bringing back […]

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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 will not be required to dine there.) We realized that it’s the perfect new home,” […]

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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, aside from your warm weather in the winter, you now have another thing going for […]

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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 within the luxury hotel, known as “The most prestigious and beautiful hotel in Southern China”. The […]

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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 Street, Skokie, IL‎ The Dunkin Donuts at Terminal 3 in O’Hare airport that previously came […]

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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 patrons, have waiter service and an array of high-end gourmet burger options, but will not […]

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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 in Montevideo (and in all of Uruguay for that matter) as compared to the time […]

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2 End of Summer Trips: Los Angeles & Philly [Restaurant Report]

In the last week I took two trips, one locally by car to Pennsylvania, and later flew to LA for work. On both trips I made sure to taste as much as possible from the local kosher restaurants, and may have gained some weight in the process. Here’s my kosher restaurant report based on my meals, […]

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Kosher European Travel, with a Culinary Twist

While cities like New York and Paris offer a huge array of kosher food, due to their large observant populations, a traveler wishing to visit, say, Croatia, or Tuscany, has fewer options at their disposal.

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New Kosher Dunkin Donuts in Hollywood, FL

As reported by the Miami Herald, the Dunkin Donuts that recently opened on Stirling Road in Hollywood, FL is kosher! In order to be certified kosher, they have replaced all the usual ham, bacon, and sausage made from pork with vegetarian bacon and sausage to use in their breakfast sandwiches. The franchise is owned by Broward […]

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Amsterdam Burger Co. to Open in 5 Towns, NY

The popular classy burger joint owned by Mike Gershkovich (of Mike’s Bistro), Amsterdam Burger Company on the Upper West Side, is set to open in Cedarhurst by early 2015. Very exciting news for 5 Towners.  Burgers Bar closed a couple years ago and was replaced by “Burgers” which has not been popular (at least with […]

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Meat Point: New Kosher Steakhouse in Dallas, TX

Meat Point, owned by Yehuda Alali, is the newest edition to the Dallas kosher scene, located in the space that formerly belonged to Natalie’s Kitchen and Market. Along with their sushi menu, Meat Point also serves grilled salmon, lamb chops, rib eye steak, Italian pastas, Asian stir fry, and the classic Israeli schnitzel, falafel and pargiot. Another cool […]

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Cafe Forty One: New Kosher Cafe in Vancouver, BC

Chabad of Vancouver has opened a new charming cafe/coffee shop in the lobby of the main Chabad House on 41st Ave and Oak Street called Cafe Forty One.    Cafe Forty One has gourmet coffee from a local coffee bean roaster and fresh baked pastries each day. They also have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that includes salads, […]

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Quick Update on Kosher Availability @ the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field

The traditional kosher food stand will not be operating at Lincoln Financial Field for tonight’s Eagles vs. Jets preseason football game. The availability of kosher food for the regular season games starting September 7 is anticipated but not yet confirmed. This post will be updated when we have more info about the kosher stand in the stadium […]

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9 Common Kosher Traveler Questions Answered

The following questions were tackled by OU’s Kashrut team (of 5 rabbis), and includes some of our notes within.   Q: Can one eat in an ice cream or yogurt store product that has been scooped from a container that bears OU certification? In some instances, the OU certifies an entire store. In such cases, the OU […]

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Da Bears Get New Kosher Stand at Soldier Field in Chicago

Soldier Field, home of da Chicago Bears, is now also home to Kosher at Soldier, the new kosher grill cart located at the northern end zone of section 356!

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Kosher Sports Bar Opening in NJ: TEANECK DOGHOUSE

UPDATE: Officially opening Sept 4th! Kashrut under the supervision of Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, Hasgachat Kashrus of Kehillas Bais Ben Zion, Monsey, NY. Watching and enjoying your favorite sports teams with your kosher observant buddies is getting easier in the NYC area thanks to new kosher sports bars opening up. A Teaneck, NJ bar is being converted […]

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House of Dog to Open 3rd Location in Jacksonville, FL

UPDATE: The Jacksonville location will be opening over Labor Day weekend 2014. UPDATE: The Boca Raton location has already opened.  (The following post was originally published in March) It’s being reported by GreatKosherRestaurants that the relatively new Miami Beach hot dog restaurant has announced it’s opening a 3rd location in Jacksonville, before their 2nd location […]

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Vge Cafe in Bryn Mawr, PA, Now Kosher

We just learned about Vge Cafe, a vegetarian cafe in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania that also offers a large selection of gluten free items such as wraps and brown rice bowls. Their menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, and even dairy-free soft serve ice cream! Vge is open Monday-Saturday from 11:30 am-8:30 pm and Sundays from 11:30 am-3:30 pm. […]

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11 Tips to Get Better Sleep While Flying

Recent research has concluded that there are definitive ways that we can take steps to sleep well on a plane.

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New Kosher Options Coming to Brookline, MA

Rami’s, the long standing Glatt Kosher Middle Eastern eatery in Boston’s suburbs just received clearance to open a vegetarian kosher restaurant next door to its existing restaurant aptly naming it: The Place Next Door, on 326 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. Additionally, Rami’s tweeted a hint at opening a kosher falafel food truck, albeit with few details: […]

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Huntridge Soda Fountain, Las Vegas, NV [Review]

Before this year I had never been to Vegas. Back in February, I spent a long weekend there with my wife and compiled a list of all the Kosher restaurants in Las Vegas. Or at least I thought. Last month I was back in Vegas for a business trip and was notified about this little known […]

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2 New Kosher Meat Restaurants Coming to Miami: Crimson and Rare Bistro

Baruch Sandhaus, the Miami kosher restaurateur of the Rare Group, which includes Rare Steakhouse, Beyond by Shemtovs, and House of Dog, will be opening 2 new meat restaurants very soon: Crimson in Surfside and Rare Bistro in Miami Beach. Rare Bistro will fill a void in Miami Beach as a family oriented meat concept restaurant (translation: […]

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