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Skip Paris. Head to Tel Aviv Instead. (Jewish Travel Warnings)

Avoid Europe’s AntiSemitism 2.0, Head to Israel Instead Is it shocking that less than 70 years after the end of the massacre of 6 million Jews in Europe, we’re seeing anti-Semitism rise yet again? If you’ve been following the news you’ve been reading multiple stories of violence and vandalism against Jews, synagogues, and kosher restaurants in […]

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Milt’s BBQ Kosher Food Truck Coming to Chicago!

Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed, one of the most popular kosher restaurants in the country, will be going curb-side starting mid August 2014!

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University Pita, near NYU, Closing Tomorrow

The popular Union Square / NYU area shwarma and falafel joint will be closing tomorrow for good. It was considered by many as one of the best kosher shwarma places in NYC. In a conversation with the manager, YeahThatsKosher was informed that the building was sold and the restaurant’s lease has expired. They do not […]

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Kosher Travel Tips to Scotland, UK [incl. Whisky Distilleries]

Contributed by: Paul Hurwitz | Last Date of Travel: April-May 2013 I’d wanted to visit Scotland for a long time, both to see the country and to visit Scotch Whisky distilleries.  The opportunities to learn about history and Scotch Whisky are plentiful and make for a great trip. Glasgow Kosher Info: Glasgow has 3 kosher establishments, […]

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New in Philadelphia, PA: Six Points Kosher Bakery

Following the success of Citron & Rose, Six Points Catering Group has opened “Six Points Bakery.” Similar in class to Citron & Rose’s high-end atmosphere and cuisine, Six Points Bakery aims to infuse contemporary flavors into traditional Jewish baked goods. The bakery has a small sit-down eatery space as well. Some mouth watering pastries featured […]

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New Kosher Pizza Place in Hollywood, FL: Picasso Pizza

The kosher-keeping community of Hollywood, Florida is abuzz with excitement over the new pizza place that opened a few weeks ago, Picasso Pizza! At $9.99 for an entire pie, this has already impressed locals and visitors. Picasso Pizza also has super late hours for an “out-of-town” restaurant, open until 1 am daily, Fridays until 5:30 pm and Saturday […]

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List of #Kosher Restaurants Participating in NYC Restaurant Week

See which kosher restaurants are participating.

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Mike’s Bistro is Now Open in Midtown East

Since Mike’s Bistro closed earlier this year, many in NYC have been waiting for the restaurant’s resurfacing in Midtown East. That day has finally come. Their new east-side restaurant is twice the size as their UWS restaurant with 180 seats which features a 25 seat bar and 5 private rooms. We expect this new location to be […]

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“Izzy’s BBQ Addiction” Opening Restaurant in Crown Heights (Brooklyn), NY

Sruli Edelman of Izzy’s BBQ Addiction has just signed a lease to bring the first ever kosher wood-smoking barbecue restaurant to a real brick and mortar location in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Although the restaurant has yet to be named, we do know that it will seat 25-30 people and will offer real […]

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First Kosher Omakase Restaurant Opening in NYC: Butterfish

Butterfish, the latest of the Prime Hospitality Group’s catering ventures (their most recent opening before this was Prime Burger of the Upper West Side), is the first Kosher Japanese omasake restaurant, opening this Sunday, July 20th in the Sony Building at 56th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City! Butterfish, which opened to the […]

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Free Slurpee Day on Friday @7Eleven, Kicking off Freebie Week + Kosher Slurpee Flavors

For many years now 7Eleven has been giving away free Slurpee drinks. Luckily for them, July 11th (7-11) is in the heat of the summer and demand is high for their refreshingly cool drinks. This year, 7Eleven will continue this giveaway this Friday to anyone who shows up between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, 7-Eleven will […]

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Change Your Flights to Israel at No Cost* Due to “Operation Protective Edge”

Wishing the safety and security of all of our brothers and sisters in Israel. El Al and other airlines flying to and from Israel are not halting their flights into and out of Ben Gurion due to Hamas’ rocket attacks and Israel’s Operation Protective Edge response. Additionally, some airlines are allowing passengers who have already […]

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Grilliance: New Kosher Restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA

Seasoned restaurateurs Aaron Siebzener (of Milky Way) and Yehuda Gutman have joined forces to open a fleishig restaurant in Pittsburgh that is suitable for professional gatherings. Together, they brought this idea to life in the form of Grilliance, a meat restaurant with “a smorgasbord of offerings and homemade cuisine.” Siebzener and Gutman pride themselves in the […]

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The Sandwich Factory: New Kosher Sandwich Truck in New York City

UPDATE: As of 7/6/14, the Sandwich Factory is under the kashrus supervision of the Kof-K with a mashgiach temidi in the truck. The Sandwich Factory is a kosher food truck driving around New York City serving up burgers, shawarma, chicken, falafel and more to hungry New Yorkers! Right now they have an active promotion of 5% off orders over […]

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“26″: New Sushi & Tapas Restaurant Coming to South Florida

The South Florida Kosher restaurant scene is hopping nowadays, and here comes the latest: an upscale sushi and tapas bar coming called “26″ coming to Surfside (95th and Collins Ave.), replacing another kosher restaurant: Lotus, this September! 26 will be under the kashrus supervision of Kosher Miami. Source: Great Kosher Restaurants

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Serengeti: Kosher African Restaurant Opens in Baltimore, MD

Starting this week, you don’t need to fly halfway across the globe to get some authentic African cuisine — all you need to do is drive to Baltimore! Serengeti opened this past Tuesday, under the same ownership as Accents Grill, and will be serving kosher ethnic African food. Accents Grill is under the kashrus supervision of […]

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Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill Takes Over Moshi Moshi in Brooklyn, NY

Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill takes place of Moshi Moshi on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush (Brooklyn, NY) under “new heimishe ownership,” according to their website. Much like their predecessor Moshi Moshi, Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill will be serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine, but additionally they added grilled American food to the menu as well. To cater […]

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Mike’s Bistro is Officially on Hiatus, New Location Opening Mid-July

The popular UWS restaurant is currently closed and is in process of preparing to relaunch in their new location in Midtown East. Expect the same great food, with more options, including more seating and expanded hours of operation.     View Mike’s Bistro in a larger map

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Milk ‘n’ Honey Coming to Downtown NYC

Milk ‘n’ Honey of W. 45th Street in Midtown NYC will soon be opening a sister location in the Financial District at 160 Broadway! They will be offering a menu similar to that of their Midtown restaurant including bagels, salads, wraps, and pizza. Though unconfirmed, they will likely be certified kosher by the OU (Orthodox Union) […]

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REVIEW: Nobo Wine & Grill (Teaneck, NJ)

Many Jewish people I know enjoy going out to dinner on Christmas Eve, myself included. However, instead of eating the “traditional” Chinese food, I decided to step it up a notch and embarked upon a trip to New Jersey (that’s right- New Jersey!) to try Nobo Wine & Grill in Teaneck.

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Carlos & Gabby’s Opening in Lakewood, NJ Next Week

According to their owner, Carlos and Gabby’s is set to open in Lakewood, New Jersey very soon, likely this coming week. Their Mexican food, beloved by fans of their Brooklyn, Queens, Cedarhurst, Riverdale, Miami, and at Madison Square Garden in NYC, will now enjoy a new fan club in Lakewood, New Jersey! We can’t wait!     […]

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Fly to Hawaii for Next to Nothing! Here’s How…

Why pay to fly to Hawaii when you can go for next to nothing … nearly free? There are 2 Hawaiian Airlines credit cards offering generous 35k mile bonuses on each card, a personal and business card issued jointly by the Bank of Hawaii and Barclay.   If you’re not active in collecting miles or […]

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Kosher Restaurant & Synagogue Coming to Changzhou, China

Changzhou, located 100 miles from Shanghai, is a popular business hub in China that has recently seen an influx of Israeli business. Within 5 years, 50-100 Israeli companies are expected to have a presence in the area. In order to accommodate these Israeli businessmen and to make them feel comfortable, the Wujin Economic Zone (WEZ) […]

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New in Rochester, NY: Sabra Grill

Sabra Grill, a new kosher Israeli restaurant, opened a couple of weeks ago in Rochester, New York. Rochester has a dearth of kosher options, so this is definitely exciting news for locals. Offering your classic Israeli foods–falafel, shawarma, pargiot (baby chicken), kebabs, sabich, shakshuka, and more, they’ve seen much excitement by local kosher-keepers and non-kosher-keepers alike! Sabra […]

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New (?) Kosher Food Truck Spotted in NYC: The Pocketful

Last Sunday, at the Celebrate Israel parade in NYC, I noticed a kosher food truck serving many of the marchers who had just completed their walk down 5th Avenue. The  Pocketful, the kosher truck, was parked temporarily on Madison Ave. I noticed the trucks menu as mainly being Israeli/Mediterranean style foods that get stuffed in […]

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Zak the Baker, Miami, FL [Guest Review]

Zak and his fellow bakers are a Kickstarter success story. They set out to raise the final monies needed to open up there bakery, and they did so very quickly.

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OFFICIALLY CLOSED: Shalom Chai Pizza on LES is NOT CLOSED

Updated 6/16: SHALOM CHAI HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. THERE ARE NO MORE KOSHER RESTAURANTS LEFT ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE. Despite a few recent articles purporting to the closure of Shalom Chai Pizza being closed, they are in fact open, according to local residents we spoke to today. BoweryBoogie.com reported a few weeks ago that it […]

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Jerusalem Kosher Restaurant in Atlantic City, NJ Moved Locations

One of the only Atlantic City kosher restaurants, Jerusalem Kosher, has moved a few blocks, into a larger location and is now open for business. Jerusalem Kosher is now located at 5200 Ventnor Avenue (next door to Bubbie’s Bistro) and is open from 12:00 pm-10:00 pm. They have a classic Israeli style menu (schnitzel, falafel, kebabs) […]

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Kosher Sports Bar Opening in NJ: TEANECK DOGHOUSE

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 into a kosher sports bar named Teaneck Doghouse. The news comes not long after the Prime Hospitality Group opened up Prime […]

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Lamed Vav: New French-American Steakhouse in Great Neck, NY

Lamed Vav, a new upscale French-American Restaurant is now open in Great Neck, NY. Named for the 36 tzaddikim that exist in every generation (Lamed Vav is 36 in the Hebrew alphabet),  it will be the only French-American kosher steakhouse in the area, replacing the now closed Bistro Grill. The owner, Alex Levine, who also owns Brasserie […]

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27 Dressings Opening in 5 Towns (Hewlett, NY)

The kosher salad franchise, 27 Dressings, (with a location in Great Neck) is opening a 2nd location in Hewlett, NY. The location is currently under construction around the corner from the local Trader Joe’s, adjacent to the LIRR tracks on West Broadway. 27 Dressings in Great Neck is under the Vaad of Queens and has […]

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FREE DONUTS TODAY: Happy National Donut Day

There’s only one way to celebrate National Donut Day: free kosher donuts at Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme. (Dunkin Donuts requires you to purchase any beverage to get a free donut. Krispy Kreme does not.) Click here to find your local kosher Dunkin Donuts shop Click here to find your local kosher Krispy Kreme shop

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Berkeley, CA Judaica Store Now Serving Sushi

A few weeks ago, a local Berkeley, CA judaica store started selling kosher sushi from its shop.  Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley, CA has started selling fresh kosher sushi on Thursday and Friday made by L’Chaim Sushi of San Francisco, kosher certified by Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California, which is also sustainable certified by Seafood Watch. Delivery is also […]

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Boston’s Milk Street Cafe Going Under Major Renovations

Boston’s only Kosher restaurant (in the city), Milk Street Cafe, is currently under renovations to revamp the restaurant and expand its menu, which is currently dairy, to include a meat and sushi menu. For those that remember MSC’s foray into NYC on Wall Street, their eatery there included dairy, meat, and sushi stations. (Unfortunately, Occupy […]

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New Kosher Steakhouse Just Opened at the Jersey Shore

Last week a new kosher steakhouse opened in the Deal section of the Jersey Shore: The Butcher’s Steakhouse. The owner’s of Brooklyn’s Retro Grill opened this nice eatery in this summer hotspot that will hopefully stay open year round. The Butcher’s Steakhouse is under the kosher supervision of the JSOR.

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Grill House Express Opening in Boca Raton, FL

Like House of Dog, another Miami Beach restaurant is opening up a sister restaurant in Boca Raton– this time, it’s Grill House! Grill House will be opening Grill House Express in the Somerset Shoppes at Glades Road in Boca Raton. This won’t be a sit-down restaurant like the original Grill House, but rather, a counter-service place […]

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New in Chicago Suburbs: Taboun Grill Opening New Location in Northbrook

Taboun Grill is Chicago’s tasty Mediterranean / Israeli style kosher grill, originally with locations in West Rogers Park and Skokie. We tried the WRP location back in 2010 before it closed, however the Skokie location remains open. Adding to that will be a new location, about 20 minutes north in Northbrook, IL, the village’s first […]

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Rita’s Italian Ice Now Open at Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY)

Famous for their Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard and the perfect complement to summer, Rita’s Italian Ice is now open at Coney Island!  Just in time for the Memorial Day opening of Coney Island’s new steel roller coaster, the Thunderbolt, patrons can relive their ride over a Rita’s signature Blendini or gelati while walking along the boardwalk. […]

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2014 List of Kosher BBQ Championships & Festivals

Summer is here, and this line up of BBQ events is here to prove it! Whether you’re a meat fanatic or just into grilled veggies, this BBQ season will have something for everyone.  Below is a comprehensive list of all the BBQ competitions coming up this summer in the U.S.– but feel free to comment […]

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Notice on Buying Food from Duty-Free Shops at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)

The only store in Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) that did not buy or sell any chometz over Pesach and has properly sold their chometz for 2014 is the James Richardson Store at Gate D7, according to the CRC. (via Kashrut.com) According to JerusalemKosherNews: …this is the same information received in the past from the rav of the airport, […]

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2 New Kosher Restaurants Set to Open in the DC Area this Summer

The owner of Eli’s Restaurant (which is closing in the coming weeks – likely early June) and of Blue Star House of BBQ in nearby Rockville, MD, is opening 2 new kosher restaurants in the coming months in the DC area. Opening next month in Foggy Bottom, north of George Washington University’s campus in DC, […]

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Review: Pitopia West (NYC)

Last week, Pitopia opened it’s 2nd midtown location, the newest one across the street from B&H Photo, which employs many kosher observant Jews. While the location is a mere 10 minute walk from its original location off of Broadway, this store was completely different. Besides the ambiance, which is not as bright (in a good […]

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Geffen Gourmet Adds Hummus Bar to its 5 Towns, NY Market

Geffen Gourmet is a local 5 Towns Israeli grocer (or makolet if you prefer) that has recently added seating to it’s shop, serving typical “hummuseria” fare: Hummus plates, falafel, pitas, and the accompanying salads and sides that go with it. While the Hewlett, Long Island location just started offering this Hummus Bar menu within the […]

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CLOSED: Masago Asian Fusion [Woodmere, NY]

The ever revolving door of kosher restaurants in this specific location on Broadway in Woodmere has continued with the closing of Masago. Formerly Cafe Sapore, and previously Bistro Grill, both kosher, it seems that this location has produced a string of restaurants that have failed to impress kosher consumers in the 5 Towns. Having tried […]

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Kosher Atlanta Restaurant Update 2014

Some new additions and changes to the Atlanta Kosher scene since the last update in 2011: The Spicy Peach has arrived on the scene as an all-in-one specialty shop. Started by a group of women who have previously run smaller operations from their homes, they now offer specialty meats and cheeses, hard-to-find international groceries and […]

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New Kosher Bakery & Cafe in Miami, FL: Zak The Baker

Zak The Baker is not your average bakery. Located in Wynwood, which is not quite South Beach, not quite Miami Beach, Zak The Baker fits in perfectly among the neighborhood’s trendy bars, galleries, and restaurants. Zak The Baker is unique in that although they are a cafe in addition to a bakery, their main focus […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in Tokyo, JAPAN

The Chabad of Japan has opened up a new restaurant in Tokyo called Hana’s Place! It opened for business on Tuesday, but serves on a first come, first served basis. Their official launch with be on Lag B’Omer, May 18th. We don’t have a menu yet, but we’ll update you as we learn more! Kashrus […]

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No Longer Kosher: LUL Grill Cafe in Sunny Isles, FL

Under new ownership, LUL Cafe Grill in Sunny Isles, FL, is no longer certified Kosher by Kosher Miami.  This formerly kosher restaurant was located at 18288 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles.

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Milk ‘n’ Honey Coming to Financial District, NYC

The popular dairy restaurant, Milk ‘n’ Honey of 45th Street in Midtown is getting a new brother in the Financial District. Set to open a few weeks from now at 160 Broadway, Milk ‘n’ Honey Downtown (unofficial name, this is just our nickname) will have a similar breakfast and lunch menu of bagels, salads, sushi, etc. […]

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NEW Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA: Taco Flame

Just in time (or slightly late) for Cinco de Mayo, we learn about the opening of Taco Flame in Los Angeles, California! Taco Flame, located on West Pico Boulevard, is a classic Mexican restaurant, with a menu seemingly similar to the East Coast’s Carlos & Gabby’s, but should not be confused with the wildly popular Mexikosher […]

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