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Category Archives: Kosher Restaurants

Eating Out: Good Example of Bad Service

5th of August, 2011

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  What my order most decidedly didn’t look like! The other day I and a couple ladies I was meeting to discuss a cookbook project had dinner at a restaurant in Surfside, where I was spending a week. I placed my order, at the waiter’s recommendation: Seared tuna with grilled...
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Filed under: Eating Out, Fresh Tuna Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Restaurant Service, Stories, Surfside Kosher Restaurants

My Favorite Pizza: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar!

25th of March, 2011

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Every time I go to Basil, I -not so- discreetly eye what everyone seated next to me  – and even a little further: Foodies, what do you expect?- is having. Yesterday it was those luscious poached eggs on toast with saute spinach and home fries, which two young men were...
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Filed under: Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Good Junk Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Stories

Noidue Restaurant: Panini, Coffee and Nostalgia a la carte

9th of December, 2010

There are several reasons Noidue Restaurant tugs at my heartstrings. Some questions come up about it quite often:  I thought sharing my thoughts would make me feel somewhat more at peace with seeing a whole chunk of our lives behind us…. Here’s why for my husband and I, going to...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Food Stories, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Levana Restaurant, Nice Stories, NoBo Restaurant, Noidue Restaurant, Stories

Exciting New Kosher Restaurant in Brooklyn: Pardes

14th of November, 2010

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Image via Crown Heights My friend Chaim Szmidt, of the Kosher Scene and I just love to talk about food, and of course consume it and then excitedly discuss it, as other people discuss their recent cruises or their recent shopping sprees (I must say I become totally – and...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Nobo Teaneck, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, THe Kosher Scene

NYC Hick Goes out to Queens

16th of July, 2010

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I have been living in the United States almost two generations. I have lived in an apartment structure my whole life, in big cities only: Casablanca, Paris New York, etc…. you get the picture. I am a complete city mouse, don’t drive, and cannot conceive of any viable setting where...
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Filed under: Dessert Recipes, Ice Cream Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ice Cream, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Nice Stories, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes

The Pasta Factory Teaneck

13th of May, 2010

Linguini Puttanesca

Dinner at the Pasta Factory Teaneck on Mother’s Day was a great experience.  We had one of the Mother’s Day prix fixe  menus, and it was spectacular: Corn Tomatillo soup, baby rack of lamb, and assorted desserts. Every bit as delicious as in our Levana Restaurant days, which is not...
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Filed under: Kosher Restaurants