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RESTAURANT UPDATES- JULY 28
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Mike's Bistro is now open on the East Side
Click here for photos and details of the new Mike's Bistro, 
located on East 54th Street, between Park & Lexington Avenue. 

Two new restaurants coming to Monsey

We hear that an upscale steakhouse will be opening up in the near future near Evergreen Plaza and a shawarma joint will be opening next to 7 Eleven. Stay tuned for more details. 

 

Fumio Grill & Sushi in Livingston, NJ Has Closed and is up for Sale
The restaurant as well as their catering company is available for sale as a turnkey operation. 
If you are interested in hearing about the sale details and price, please reply to this email.
 
Philadelphia's Citron & Rose becomes "C&R Kitchen" / New location in Center City 
In our last newsletter we told you about the C&R's 6 Points Bakery that just opened at 289 Montgomery Avenue but now we have another surprise from them. Last week was the final dinner service as Citron+Rose restaurant in Bala Cynwyd. They are introducing a new casual concept (ie. family friendly) and menu this week under the new restaurant name "C&R Kitchen" with exciting new dishes and old favorites. Click here for their menu. And moving forward, you will soon be able to experience Chef Karen's more contemporary cuisine when Citron & Rose opens in a Center City location this coming fall! We highly recommend you make a reservation during this week of their new opening. And click here for a first new look at how "The Dairy" restaurant is coming along.
 
Not-Yet-Named BBQ Restaurant in Surfside, FL getting closer to opening
While we are aware of the name, we can't quite reveal it yet. But the restaurant located at 9460 Harding Avenue has been bringing in equipment and taking down the old signs in preparation for the opening, which is targeted by the end of August. Click here for pictures.
 
Grill House Express Open in Boca RatonGrill House Express

Chef Shimi Alon's goal has been to bring his passion for food to the south Florida community and has now brought his inspiration to the fast food industry.  Alon's reputation for quality of food and attention to quality of service in his restaurants has brought a demand for expanding his restaurant's concept to other locations in south Florida, most recently being his new "Grill House Express" located in the Somerset Shoppes plaza in Boca Raton. At Grill House Express his customers can feel right at home and enjoy the quality they have come to know and love from his origins at Grill House Miami's Gourmet Steak House and Sushi restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida.

 
Green Juice Market
New Juice Market Opens in Miami Beach
"Green Juice Market" has opened at 509 West 41st Street. (305-397-8712) 
Boasting a Fresh & Natural Store, serving all kinds of Juices and Smoothies.
Hours: Mon- Thu 8:30am - 6:00pm, Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm.
 
Mami Beach Restaurant for Sale (still in operation)
At 5005 Collins Avenue. Restaurant/Condo Opportunity! Click here for all the details.
 
Milt's Food Truck Coming Soon to a Curb Near YouMilt's Food Truck
Stephen Kreisler, general manager of the restaurant, says the plan is to launch the truck in the first week of August. When it's on the streets, expect the Milt's truck to mostly serve a selection of sandwiches from the Kosher restaurant's menu, including brisket, pulled chicken, burgers and hot dogs. Also expect appetizers including a wings (smoked or Buffalo) and sides. Look for it around the city and north suburbs on Sundays through Thursdays, and possibly for Friday lunches.

In the works since February, Kreisler says the inspiration for the truck is to promote the restaurant's mission of community, conversation and philanthropy throughout the city. Also: it will serve barbecue. (Source: Chicago Eater)

 

World Famous Hess Restaurant in Israel has moved

New location at 34 Beit Hadfus, Givat Shaul in Jerusalem still serving their unique products such as Hungarian Salami, German-style Aufschnit, Landjager Sausages and Italian Smoked, Air Dried Entrecote.  (New Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11am - 8pm; Fri. 10am - 1pm). Click here for more.

"NINE DAYS" MENUS & SPECIALS
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 "9 DAYS" MENUS AND SPECIALS:

MANHATTAN

Abigael's

Open for the 9 Days with a number of fish specials

 

Butterfish

Click here for their menu, which is full of fish items

 

Eden Wok
9 Days Sushi Special: Buy any 2 items on their menu, Get 1 Free (equal or lesser value is free)

Click here for coupon, valid from July 28-Aug 4.

 

Eighteen Restaurant

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

La Brochette
Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

Le Marais 

Click here for their 9 Days menu

Lorelli's Pizza & Pasta Bar
Now serving freshly made sushi from Sushi Tokyo 

 

Mike's Bistro

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

Prime at the Bentley
Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

Pitopia
9 Days Special: Buy 1 Falafel, Get 1 Free (click here for coupon). Expires 8/4/14, one per customer.
Not valid on delivery. Valid at both locations - 1369 Broadway (on 37th) & 369 West 34th (9th Ave) 

 

Prime Grill

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

Reserve Cut

Click links for their 9 Days Lunch and Dinner menu

 

Schnitzel Express

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

Sushi Fussion

NYC: All day special: 2 rolls and a drink $7.95

 

Taam Tov

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

Talia's Steakhouse 

*Click here for their 9 Days menu, featuring a wide selection of fish, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Their usual Glatt Kosher dinner menus will also be available for those who wish to eat meat.

*Special Friday night Dinner: OneFamily NYC is the Young Leadership division of OneFamily Together, Israel's national organization for helping victims of terror attacks and their families in Israel since 2001. On Fri. Aug 1st at 830PM, Talia's would be delighted to have you join them at the restaurant for a special NYC Triathlon Shabbat Dinner in support of our friends and families in Israel. To reserve: click here.
 

Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse
Click here for their 9 Days menu including special fish items as well as offering their regular menu.

 

 

RIVERDALE

Carlos & Gabby's 

They are open during the 9 Days with their regular menu, including vegetarian options.

Click here for their Shabbos package - $38.95 includes quart of soup, 8 pieces of chicken, 2 sides 

 

 

NEW ROCHELLE
Click here for their 9 Days menu and they will have their Monday Night Buffet tonight with all vegetarian options


BROOKLYN

Click here for their new Seasonal menu
 
Click here for their 9 Days menu and mention this email to get 10% off your bill of $100 or more.
They'll also be closed next Monday and Tuesday of the fast.
 

China Glatt

Click here for their Summer Privileges flyer with details of their Frequent Dinner Program for free meals and gift certificates. Click here for their 10% off coupon for their website's online ordering.

They will also be offering sushi this Sunday, August 3rd at the Raleigh Hotel & Resort in Upstate.

 

Click here for their new and exciting menu with added items just in time for the "9 Days"
including:  Yaki Udon, Sushi salad and Sea Bass atop a Crispy sesame rice cake. 
9 Days Special: Red Snapper entrée with drink and one of their house desserts for $28.
 
El Gaucho Glatt will be closed during the 9 Days

Glatt ala Carte will be closed during the 9 Days 

 

Nu Cafe 47
Extended "9 Days" Hours: Monday- Thu 9am-9:30pm, Friday 9am-3pm, Sunday, 10am-9:30pm

 

Free dinner- Buy 2 dinners from their pasta or fish menus, receive 3rd FREE (equal or lesser value)
Full dinner includes: Soup, Main, Dessert, Fountain SodaPasta Dinner: $12.95 / Fish Dinner: $18.95
Click here for their full menu (large file). You can also order online at www.ThePalaceCafe.com

 

Pardes
Open during the 9 Days until Thursday, July 31st and closed until Tisha B'Av. 
Click here for their 9 Days menu.

Click here for their 9 Days menu

Rolls Sushi & Salad
Open with a 9 Days menu of Main Dishes/Bento Boxes with fish, Tuna Patties, soups and much more. As well as Lunch & Dinner specials!

Sushi Tokyo
All their locations will be open during the 9 days with their full menu 
 

T Fusion Steakhouse 

Click here for their 9 Days menu (no wine will be served during this period)

 

Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse

Open this week until Shabbos serving a special fish menu as well as their regular menu.

They will be closed from Sunday until after Tisha B'Av.  

 

 

FIVE TOWNS / QUEENS / GREAT NECK

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

All 3 Cho-Sen restaurants (Cho-Sen GardenVillageIsland) are open with their 9 days menu

including vegetable soup, fresh vegetables, sushi and fish specialties. They will also have their entire meat menu for the many Siyumim and Sephardim!

A percentage of all profits will be donated to the Israel emergency fund to help support our brothers and Sisters who are in a state of war fighting for the future of the Jewish people.
 
Click here for their full menu with plenty of parve and dairy specialties.
*Now serving regular and whole wheat pizza pies in a brick oven. Note: Extended Hours 11am-10pm
 
Click here for their "9 Days menu items. 
They will also be delivering anywhere in the 5 Towns during the 9 Days ($5 delivery charge)
 

Sushi Fussion

All Locations Open for 9 days!

Forest Hills: Summer extended hours Mon-Thu until 11pm

Kew Gardens Hills: New Hours Mon-Thu until 12am 

Great Neck: New All You Can Eat Menu All Day Monday!

 

Sushi Metsuyan Cedarhurst

Special 9 Days Menu including fresh tuna burger, a red curry fish fillet, a Mediterranean Bronzini, a roasted salmon fillet and more!

 

Prime Bistro

Open with vegetarian options

 

The Burger Professor in Queens will be closed during the 9 Days
Traditions Eatery in Lawrence will be closed during the 9 Days 

 

Waffelino 

Click here for their 9 Days specials (Either Pizzalino, Paninilino, Pastalino & a drink for $9.99+ tax. 
Click here for their latest flyer with new items and extended hours (Mon - Thu) 9:30am - 11pm

 

 

NEW JERSEY
Click here for their 9 Days menu
 
Click here for their 9 Days Buffet Special - All You Can Eat, Sushi & Vegetarian Hot Dishes.
Full catering to NY & NJ is available.
 
Cherry Grill (Cherry Hill)
Click here for their 9 Days menu
 
Estreia (Lakewood)
Click here for their 9 Days menu
 
Etc. Steakhouse (Lakewood) will be closed for the 9 Days
 
Click here for their 9 Days menu
 
Shalom Bombay (Teaneck)
Click here for details of their 9 Days specials (including Vegetarian Dinner Buffet each night with fish add on option available) 
And print print out this flyer to get 10% off for Dine in (not valid for lunch menu or buffets) and 
Get 1 free Naan with any takeout order $25 or more
 
Click here for their 9 Days menu
 
Smokey Joe's BBQ (Teaneck)
They will be open this week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
 
 
PHILADELPHIA
C&R Kitchen (formerly Citron & Rose)
Click here for their new C&R Kitchen menu as as well their 9 day additions
 
 
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Click here for their 9 Days menu
*They have now expanded their kitchen and built a separate dairy area where they are now serving PIZZA on Wednesday from 11am-7pm.  Pizza can also be ordered on other days with advanced notice.  The dairy kitchen with supervised by the local Chabad with a mashgiach on hands.
They also are offering fresh SUSHI made on premises on Thursday and Fridays along with their Shabbat take-out.
 

 

SOUTH FLORIDA

Asia Wok & Grill (Boca Raton)

Click here for their 9 Days 1/2 off sushi special and full 9 Days menu

 

Chai Wok (North Miami)
Open during the "9 Days" with sushi and vegetarian specials

Subres Grill (North Miami) will be closed during the 9 Days.


CHICAGO
They will having plenty of space during the 9 days as they are using all three dining rooms for dairy. Reservations are recommended.


SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Got Kosher (Los Angeles)
Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

The Grille (Sand Diego)

Click here for the 9 Days menu

 

Pat's Restaurant (Los Angeles)

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

La Gondola Ristortante (Los Angeles)

Click here for their 9 Days menu

 

 

TORONTO

Ba-Li Laffa

They will be open for the 9 days in both locations. They will be featuring a complete new fish menu with Seabass, Red Snapper, Moroccan Salmon, and Grilled Rainbow Trout. Their newest location is now open at 3522 Bathurst St.

FATHER'S DAY SPECIALS
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MANHATTAN

Abigael's on Broadway

They will be open on Sunday starting at 4:30 for your convenience. Join their Reward and Birthday Programs next time you dine at Abigael's for free meals, special events and more!
Free street parking on Sundays & after 7:00 on weekdays. Discounted parking lot also available.

And they are now open for lunch Monday - Friday.

 

Grill 212

Online Lunch Special: Schnitzel in a pita with unlimited topping inside for only $8 at Grill212.com

In-Store Specials: Munchies Monday - Get a free cookie w/any purchase of $15 or more. 

Take 2sday: Buy 1, Get 1 Free on Falafel in Pita. 
Win it Wednesday - One person will win $5 lunch money. 

Thirsty Thursday: Free can of soda with a purchase of $15+/ free bottle $25+. See flyer here.

 

La Brochette

Open for Father's Day with an Upscale BBQ Cusine

 

Pitopia West

Dinner Special in honor of their grand opening at 369 West 34th Street (off 9th Avenue) 

All Schnitzel Sandwiches - Buy 1, get 1 Free (offer expires 6/18/14). Click here for coupon.

Happy Falafel Day- Buy One Get One Free Falafel with printout of this email. Valid at both Pitopia locations (today only).

 

Sushi Fussion NYC

Manhattan location now serves Sushi Fussion's Famous Sushi Pizza.

 

Talia's Steakhouse

Celebrate Father's Day at Talia's Steakhouse with prix fixe brunch and dinner menus. Talia's will be serving brunch from 11am- 4pm, with a unique combination of contemporary American and Middle Eastern gourmet cuisines. Enjoy waffles, pancakes, shakshouka, Israeli salads, mimosas, etc. at their large sidewalk cafe.  Their full dinner menu will be available 5pm - 12midnight.  Father's get a special treat! Enjoy a draught or bottle beer on them!

 

 

BROOKLYN

Day 5

Father's Day Special: Free dessert for dads with sit down lunch or dinner (min order).

 

El Gaucho Glatt

Summer Special: 3 course meal - $25.99 every Monday. Offering affordable takeout catering menu $14.95 pp. Click here for more detail on both specials.

 

Glatt a la Carte

Click here for their new menu. 

INTRODUCING: ONLINE ORDERING. Whether you are ordering lunch or dinner for your office or home, for your convenience, they now offer online ordering on their website, www.nyglatt.com


With over 20 categories, it's fast and easy to use - click here to order online and bookmark it.
And just in time for Grill Season pick up your favorite Rubs and BBQ Sauces from the restaurant or order them online.

 

Nu Cafe 47

They will be sending via UPS their famous healthy cookies to the mountains this summer. Restrictions apply.

 

Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse

This Sunday, Thank your Papa, Southern Style! Enjoy the uplifting music of Fiddler Nick Stillman & Banjo player and Guitarist Steve Arkin. Their amazing "Old Time" music with hints of Bluegrass and Tennessee Klezmer will have you dancing in your seat. 6:45-8:45 PM. Book Early as space is limited.

*FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL: Dads, Mention this post and enjoy a cold beer on them!

 

 

QUEENS

Sushi Fussion Kew Gardens Hills- Now open till 2 am Sunday -Thursday.
Sushi Fussion Forest Hills- This Fathers Day dine-in at their new, spacious restaurant

 

The Burger Professor

Father's Day Special: Get free order of cinnamon sticks with any signature burger.

Summer Time Tuesday Special: Get free fries with any signature burger. 

Click here for their $4.99 specials, including: 

* Beef or chicken rolled into a egg roll skin and fried.
* Homemade Spicy fries- Beer batter onion rings

* Tortizza- Either beef and chicken folded in a wrap and toasted with melted "cheeze"  

 

 

FIVE TOWNS

The Coffee Bar

Click here for their new summer menu.

 

Waffelino

Father's Day Special Brunch Buffet - Sunday, Jun 15th, 10:30 am - 5 pm. Only $11.98 pp; with RSVP by Friday, June 13th only $9.98 pp. Click here to see flyer with menu.

  

 

GREAT NECK

Bistro Burger

Click here for their $9.95 Lunch Special (Mon-Fri 11pm-3pm)

 

 

WESTCHESTER

Eden Wok New Rochelle

Monday night All You Can Eat Buffet from 5pm-9:45pm

Each week the dishes change and they always have a nice selection of sushi
$18.95+tax and gratuity for adults / $12.95 +tax and gratuity for children under 12

$17.95 take out buffet we have to be able to close the container

 

 

NEW JERSEY

Etc. Steakhouse (Teaneck)

Father's Day Prix Fixe menu- $60pp + tax & tip/Kids $28-Schnitzel & French Dries w/ choice dessert

 

Shalom Bombay (Teaneck)

Honor your father by treating him to Shalom Bombay's ultra lavish lunch buffet!  Buffet will run from 12-3pm, adults $17.95, kids under 12 $12.95. All Dads will receive a complimentary dessert 
at lunch and dinner.
 
The Kosher Taco (Lakewood)

Now serving NON-Spicy guacamole!  Menu is expanded - more healthy options now available.

New Baked Apple Pie Served in a Home Made Cinnamon Taco with Ice Cream. 

Lunch Deal: All Salads, Wraps, and Sandwiches $2 off with a FREE DRINK.

Dinner Deal: Come and call it in the air for a chance to win up to 20% off your entire order.

Dinner Deal: Add a Order of Fried Zucchini for ONLY $3.99
Onion Rose 1/2 price with any order. Now catering all events, call  732-534-5511.

 

 

SOUTH FLORIDA

Lenny's Pizza

Summer Special - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

18" Pie - $9.99 plus tax (Anytime - No Restrictions) Good to the Last Bite!

BOGO MONDAY - Buy 1 Get 1 Free - $16.95 plus tax

 

 

SOUTH CALIFORNIA

Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars

Father's Day at Tierra Sur - Lunch (11:30 - 2:00) Dinner (5:00 - 8:00)

Let them fire up the grill for your Father's Day celebration this year! Chef Gabe and Tierra Sur team have created some very special menu items for Father's Day, like a BBQ Brisket Sandwich and Steak Frite to name a couple. They will also be serving Stagecoach Stout (and Oatmeal Stout style beer) on tap - all day. In addition, Herzog Wine Cellars is offering specialty wine tastings of an outstanding international selections from noon to 5:00pm at the regular tasting price (FREE for club members!).

 

Herzog's 9th Anniversary Sioree

Date: July 8, 2014 / Time: 6:30pm

You are invited to join them in celebrating their 9th anniversary being open to the public. Guests will enjoy fine wines and special treats prepared by the chefs of Tierra Sur.

To make your FREE reservation, please click here.

          

Herzog Dinner

Date: July 9, 2014 / Time: 7:00pm

Enjoy a private 7 course wine paired chef's dinner at Tierra Sur with David Herzog, CEO of Royal Wine Corp., who will share the history of the Herzog family heritage spanning eight generations. 

Dinner Price: $140 Members ($175 non-members). Only 60 tickets available.

To reserve your tickets, click here, email: kroberts@herzogwinecellars.com or call (805) 983-1560 

         

World Tour Club Pickup Party

Date: July 17, 2014 / Time: 6:30pm

They invite their World Tour Club Members to join them at the winery for an evening of imported wine tasting, delicious small bites prepared by Tierra Sur and for some great company. Sample the wines of your July shipment while you come to pick them up. This event is free to all World Tour Club Members and their guests; however, space is limited. Please make your reservation here.

RESTAURANT UPDATES- JUNE 12
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Mike's Bistro in NYC Moving Out Next Week, Opening up on East Side Next Month

Mike's Bistro
Mike's Bistro, one of Manhattan's most popular meat restaurant, will serve its last dinner service at its current location on the Upper West Side on June 18th. We broke the story 7 months ago that plans were underway to move to 127 East 54th Street (between Lexington and Park Ave), and we have now confirmed they are moving to the East Side next month. The new 180 seat establishment will be twice the size of the original location, and will feature 5 private rooms and 25 seat bar. 
 
 

Shalom Chai Pizza on Lower East Side is NOT CLOSED...for nowShalom Chai Pizza

From The Lo-Down: "Despite numerous reports to the contrary, the kosher pizzeria at 357 Grand St. remains in operation. A legal battle over its forced departure continues in court [today], as the landlord attempts to collect back rent and reclaim the space. Between serving up slices and dispensing sodas to a bustling lunch crowd, Shalom Chai owner David Tgar told us a little while ago that he intends to continue business as usual until July 31, the date he negotiated with landlord Seward Park Co-op as part of a legal settlement earlier this year. "It's all rumors-that we're closed," Tgar said, in reference to reports in various media outlets decrying the demise of the Lower East Side's last full-service kosher restaurant. A marshal's notice of impending eviction, posted on the door of the restaurant on Friday, May 23, prompted declarations that the restaurant had already served its last pizza-speculation that escalated all the way into a New York Times piece [yesterday]. But Shalom Chai reopened as usual after the May 24 break for Sabbath, and has continued normal operations since. "I'm going to stay as long as it is possible," Tgar said this afternoon. For more, click here.

 

 

ANOTHER Kosher Food Truck Has Entered the NYC Market (making it 5 in total)

Latest Food Truck

Continuing in the popularity of the non-kosher trend, this past year has seen a surge of kosher food trucks in Manhattan. While some are located in one spot, some move around from day to day, so the best is to follow them on FB or Twitter.

See the list here: 

Moishe's Falafel - 46th Street and 6th Avenue

TaimMobile - Usually in the Flat Iron District - 20th & 5th Avenue from 11am-3pm - Under OKS

Grill on Wheels- 46th & 6th/ 47th & Park/ Financial District (Hanover & Water)- Under R. Mehlman

Schnitizi - 46th & 6th / Occasionally in the Financial District (Water & Old Slip) - Under R. Gornish

* Recently- The Sandwich Factory- 52nd & 6th - Under Kof-K (Click here for CBS2 article on them)

And not only that, the Brooklyn Navy Yard contacted us last week to see if we can get a kosher food truck to appear in their line of food truck vendors.  More details to follow.

 

 

Doghouse Sports Bar Opening in Teaneck, NJ Next MonthDoghouse before renovation
Now when you tell your friends you're in the Doghouse, it won't be because you wife is mad at you. New kosher sports bar, called Doghouse (no relation to House of Dog in Florida), is opening next month in Teaneck at 1415 Palisade Avenue, off Englewood Avenue, adding to the already dizzying amount of restaurants within that 
3 block radius. It will be in the former location of Vinny O's Bar & Restaurant (see what the inside of Vinny's O looked like on the photo to the right), and with some renovation underway they are hoping for an early July opening. The restaurant will feature 28 TV's (including in the bathrooms), along with a traditional bar menu like pulled BBQ meat sandwiches and meatball subs. Beer, wine and even sangria will also be offered. 
(h/t Avi Fried from NJ Restaurant Equipment)
 
 
At first temporary, Tova's All Natural Bakery Opens All year Round in NJ 
Tova's All Natural

Mark Roth and his wife started Tova's All Natural line of products as a Pesach "pop-up" 3 weeks before this Pesach, It was with a goal to offer a different kind of Pesach pastries - gluten and dairy-free with no artificial colors or preservatives, but they didn't know how successful the products would become. Fast forward a month and they are now carried in 15 stores in NY and NJ and serve at multiple synagogue fundraisers. Tova's All Natural Bakery is now in a different facility and under OU supervision, and they are working on expanding their product line and retail distribution. To create their delectable baked goods they utilize almond flours, create their own organic food dies, and use only natural high-quality ingredients.  Except granola, all products are also kosher for Passover. The products can now be purchased online, and they are available for special events catering.

 

 

Fumio in New Jersey is Re-Opening With a New Supervision  Fumio Grill & Sushi 

Fumio Grill & Sushi in Livingston, NJ is now under the Orthodox Supervision of KOA and Rabbi Shloima Isaacson.  They will be open for Father's Day.

 


UPDATE: Carlos & Gabby's in Lakewood to Open in 2 Weeks  

According to the owner, the popular Mexican restaurant, 
which will be located at 95 Kennedy Blvd. will be open in about 10 days. 

 

 

Sabra Grill Opens in Rochester, NYSabra Grill
Sabra Grill, Rochester's only Israeli grill, opened at 2600 Elmwood Avenue in mid-May in the area where kosher customers do not have many options for eating out. Sabra Grill is located in the new Meeting Place that took over the former Bagel Bin Cafe location, and shares the dining space with two other restaurant, which
contributes to the living room feel. The glatt kosher Sabra Grill, owned by Israeli-born David and Ruth Cohen serves classic Middle Eastern fair of falafel, shawarma, kebabs, specialty appetizers and sandwiches like borekas or shakshuka, and more, under the supervision of ROKS - Rochester Kosher Services.  See the menuhere. You can also read more about them here, or follow their Facebook page.
  
 
Megamall Project Renewed in NJ, Will Include Kosher Food CourtThe American Dream
The long-delayed megamall project in the Meadowlands sports complex in East Rutherford, NJ was renewed by the Ghermezian family, after signing a union agreement in April, 2014. The Orthodox Jewish family counts among its properties the Mall of America in Minnesota. The good news for the kosher customer here is that an inside source told "Great Kosher Restaurants" that the complex will include a full kosher food court, with several kosher vendors offering upscale and casual fare.  
The $2 billion project featuring a waterpark, Hollywood-themed amusement park, retail and dining is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016. To see a news video of the project, click here
 
 

Word out of South Florida

After we announced a not-yet-named Smokehouse Restaurant in Surfside a few weeks ago, Restaurateur Extraordinaire Baruch Sandhaus says he will neither confirm or deny the restaurant happenings on Harding Avenue. Hmm. But the restaurant looks like it could be ready in a couple of months. Meanwhile, you can suggest a name by going here. However, Sandhaus has confirmed thatRARE Steakhouse is here to stay at 4101 Pinetree Drive in Tower 41 and that RARE will be rolling out a completely revised menu (more family friendly) in the next few weeks. Also, we got word that his House of Dog in Jacksonville is hoping to open soon after Tisha B'Av (mid August). 

  

 
Solly's Eatery in London Closes Despite Efforts from One Direction's Harry StylesSolly's Closed
Solly's, London's shawarma restaurant, much loved by public and endorsed by One Direction's musician Harry Styles, closed it's doors on June 3 despite the efforts to save it through an active social media campaign by their loyal customers. One of the first kosher Israeli restaurants in London, Solly's had been bringing the tastes of Israel to Londoners for 24 years. It will be missed.

(Source: www.algemeiner.com)  

  
 

Cultural Center for Israelis with Synagogue and Kosher Food to be Build in China 

A community center for Israelis, complete with a synagogue and kosher restaurant, is set to be build in the next two years in the Chinese city of Changzhou, about 100 miles from Shanghai.  The city has established itself as a high-tech industrial zone for the past several years. The new center 25,000 sq.m large aims to make Israelis doing business in China feel more comfortable as the Wujin Economic zone (WEZ) in Changzhou expects to see between 50 and 100 Israeli companies within next five years according to Stone Shi, Wujin Economic Zone's deputy administrator. (Source: Timeofisrael.com)

 

RESTAURANT UPDATES- MAY 29
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UPSCALE RESTAURANT TO OPEN IN GREAT NECK, NY
Lamed Vav
Lamed Vav, a French-American Restaurant, is finally set to open in
Great Neck next week.  After a year of renovation, the biblically inspired named restaurant for the 36 tzaddikim, will be the only French-American kosher steakhouse in the area. Located across the street from the Great Neck LIRR station, this upscale establishment is hoping to recapture the popularity once held by the other Great Neck French kosher restaurant, Bistro Grill. For more info, go to gkrm.net/lamed-vav
 
 
"JERUSALEM KOSHER" IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ MOVES TO A BIGGER LOCATION
This long-established Atlantic City restaurant has opened in its new 
location at 5200 Ventnor Avenue (next door to Bubbie's Bistro). 
They moved out of their old spot just a few blocks away to a more 
spacious restaurant. The restaurant is open from 12pm-10pm.
Click here for more pictures and information on Jerusalem Kosher. 
 
 
NEW RESTAURANT IN DEAL, NJ: 
The Butcher's Steakhouse opened last Thursday to the dining public, a welcoming sight for those heading to the Jersey Shore this summer. The proprietors, the Leviov Family, also own the Retro Grill in Brookl
 
 
NEW STEAKHOUSE OPENING IN WASHINGTON, DCKosher steakhouse Char Bar set to open next month in Foggy Bottom
Char Bar, a new kosher restaurant, is opening at 2142 L Street NW next month. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of The Winston House, an apartment building north of George Washington University (see photo to right). Owner Sina Soumekhian says the 3,000-square foot restaurant will seat 75 and will offers a variety of meat, from steak to ribs, cooked over an open grill. A small wine bar will feature a variety of Israeli wines. Soumekhian says Char Bar's appetizers range from $7 to $11; salads, $10 to $19; sides, $5; and entrees, $20 to $34 and will be under the supervision of The Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington. Besides the dining area, Char Bar has a take-out area where prepared food is sold by the pound and a food market with a separate entrance. The food market is called Char Bar Eli's Market, named after Eli's Restaurant at 1253 20th Street NW (also owned by Soumekhian). Last February, Soumekhian opened Blue Star House of Beef, Burgers and BBQ, a kosher barbeque restaurant at 11417 Woodglen Drive, North Bethesda. In the first week in June, he is opening Café Centro, a kosher dairy restaurant in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. 
(Source: http://elevationdcmedia.com/devnews/charbar_05192014.aspx)
 
 
TABOUN GRILL TO OPEN IN NORTHBROOK, ILTaboun Grill coming to Northbrook, IL

The Mediterranean-style restaurant, Taboun Grill, already with 
a popular destination in Skokie, has opened in Northbrook.  
The restaurant opened its doors on May 19th in the White Plains Shopping Center, at the crossroads of Dundee and Landwehr. 
Phone number is (847) 272-7378. 
Click link for more on the opening.

 

 

MILK STREET CAFE IN BOSTON, MA UNDERGOING MAJOR RENOVATION 

Yeah that's Kosher reports that Milk Street Café, the only kosher restaurant in the city of Boston, will undergo a massive revamping this summer that will include renovations and a revamped menu. Click here for more on the story.

 

 

NEW SURFSIDE, FL SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT NEEDS NAME

A Smokehouse & BBQ Restaurant will be opening up in the restaurant-laden Surfside area at 
9460 Harding Avenue, but they need your help in choosing a name. Go to their Facebook page hereand submit your choices and you may get your favorite dish named after you.

 

 

ANOTHER MIAMI BEACH RESTAURANT COMING TO BOCA RATON

Grill House on 41st Street (pictured to the right) will be opening Grill House coming to Boca
a "Grill House Express" in the Somersett Shoppes on Glades and 
Lyons Road. Just a few minutes from Grill Time and the just-opened House of Dog, is Boca Raton becoming the new "hot" bed of kosher restaurants in South Florida? Shimi Alon, owner of Grill House, says the counter service version is due to open in mid July. Stay tuned for more details. For more on Grill House, go to: www.gkrm.net/grill-house

 

 

NEW RESTAURANT IN TOKYO, JAPAN

The Chabad of Japan has opened up a new restaurant in Tokyo called Hana's Place
(h/t Yeah That's Kosher)

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALS
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MANHATTAN

Abigael's

Featuring special Mother's Day menu - view it here.

  

Eighteen Restaurant

Mother's Day Special: A complimentary glaass of champagne to every mom with meal on Sunday, May 11.  
 
La Brochette - On Mother's Day, every mom gets a free drink - virgin or alcoholic. Kids menu available. See flyer.
  

Talia's Steakhouse

Celebrate Mother's Day 2014 at Talia's - they will be offering brunch and dinner prix fixe menus for Mother's Day, May 11th. Brunch will be served from 11AM until 3:30PM, followed by dinner service.

Large outdoor cafe available weather-permitting. See their Mother's Day brunch and dinner menus.


Reserve Cut

Celebrate the Moms in your life with an early Dinner & Complimentary Champagne Toast, Sunday May 11, 2014, 3:00 pm-10:30 pm. Discounted parking available @ Icon Parking 14-26 South Williams Street. View flyer. Check out their new menus: lunchdinnerdessertand cocktail list.

 
Complimentary dessert to all mothers on Mother's Day
 

BROOKLYN

China Glatt

During the week of Mother's Day, enjoy their chef's special 3 course meal for $20.14. 
And dessert is on them.  Must mention this email for special.  Click here for ad.

 

T Fusion Steakhouse

Click here for their $60 Prix Fixe Mother's Day menu

 

Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse

Complimentary dessert to all mothers on Mother's Day
 

FIVE TOWNS

Coffee Bar & Lounge  

Click here for their Mother's Day Newly Opened Light Start menu

Waffelino

Join them for Mother's Day Special Brunch Buffet, Sunday May 11, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm, ONLY $11.99 pp ($9.98 with RSVP by Friday, May 9). See the flyer and menu here

 

TEANECK, NJ

Shalom Bombay 

Honor your Mother by treating her to Shalom Bombay's ultra lavish lunch buffet!  They will be serving exotic addicting dishes, delicately prepared by the finest Indian culinary chefs in the world. Make your reservation today by calling 201-530-5939, or email shalombombay@yahoo.com.  Buffet will run from 12-3pm Adults only $17.95, Kids Under 12 $12.95. All Mothers receive a complimentary dessert.

 

CHICAGO

Hamachi Sushi Bar

Celebrate Mother's Day at Hamachi with a special 5-course menu, with kids' option available. 

 

FLORIDA

Chai Wok

Mother's Day Special - All moms receive a complementary glass of wine with their dinner.

 

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"Pizza al Volo" in NYC still in Construction
We reported several months ago that the famous but non-kosher Luzzo's in the East Village is opening their first kosher location at 261 Madison Avenue (between 38th and 39th Street, near Grand Central Terminal), called "Pizza Al Volo." The latest we heard from the owner was they are still under construction and they are shooting for a Fall opening.
 
 
Pinkberry on NYC's Upper West Side No Longer Kosher

Rabbi Aaron Mehlman announced that all Pinkberry (frozen yogurt) locations on the Upper West Side are no longer certified kosher under National Kosher Supervision. This applies to the 93rd and Broadway and 70th and Broadway locations. Rabbi Mehlman has withdrawn his hechsher due to the introduction of multiple non kosher items that include "sugarpova," a gummy candy topping, cookies, and a warmed-up apple pie. Read more here.

 
 
Brasserie Halevi in the 5 Towns Opens (with Man Cave Included)Brasserie Halevi
We had the pleasure to dine at this Cedarhurst restaurant this week, including 
sitting in their downstairs private dining room with 3 large screen TVs to watch 
the NBA playoffs. Click here for pictures of the new place and their dishes.
 
 
Coffee Bar & Lounge
Coffee Bar in the 5 Towns Finishing Renovation 
Great Kosher Restaurants had the exclusive opportunity to get a sneak peek this week to the new-but-not-yet complete renovation of the restaurant.  
Click here for pictures. They will be re-opening this Sunday with a light start menu for Mother's Day, but the idea is to have a casual lounge dining area with couches when you first walk in and then waiter service, fine dining in the next room. 
 
 
Masago, the Asian-themed restaurant on Broadway in Woodmere has closed. Owner looking to sell.  Serious buyers please reply back for details.  
 
 
Carlos & Gabby's in Lakewood, NJ set to open in June
 
 
House of Dog Has Opened in Boca Raton
Click here to see photos of yesterday's family and friends opening. Thanks Zalman C. for the pictures. 
Meanwhile, today is the official grand opening so check them out. And click here for a hilarious, only House-of-Dog kind of opening announcement.
 
 
Taco Flame Opens in Los Angeles
Taco Flame has opened at 5450 West Pico Boulevard (off Hauser Blvd).
YeahthatKosher.com reports that "This classic Mexican restaurant, with a menu seemingly similar to the East Coast's Carlos & Gabby's, should not be confused with the wildly popular Mexikosher in the neighborhood. Some menu items include a "flame party plate" of quesadillas, sopes, nachos, taquitos, & guacamoles; multiple flavors of burgers and burritos, fajitas, tacos, and the usual soups and salads. They even have a Kids Menu to compliment their Fun Zone with a slide and ball pit, Wii, Kinect, and air hockey!" And Mazal Tov to the new YTK baby!
 
 

 

PESACH RESTAURANTS
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Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website as we will 
be adding more restaurants as we are notified
 
MANHATTAN

Abigael's 

Passover at Abigael's is always a welcome event for visitors and locals alike. Offering private and communal Seders, Abigael's is also open for Passover Week with a new and exciting menu, as well as extended hours. View their Seder and Chol Hamoed menus. For more information, and to make a Seder reservation, click here.

 

Eighteen

Now Upper East Side has its own Kosher for Pesach destination! Eighteen Restaurant will be serving Passover Seders, $85 adults,  $40 kids (under 12). View their Seders menu here. View their Passover catering menu here

 

Le Marais 

Check for their Passover hours of operation here. View their menus here.

Mendy's 34th Street
Open for Chol Hamoed.  Click links for their Presach Dine-inTake-Out34th Street Delivery 
and Rockefeller Center Delivery menus. 

  

Mr. Broadway 

Mr. Broadway will be open both Seder nights and Yom Tov and all of Chol Hamoed. 

Chabad French Jewish Cultural Center will be making the Sedarim and holiday lunches at Mr. Broadway. For prices, menus and registration, please visit their website.  

   

Prime Butcher & Baker 

Prime Butcher Baker is ready for your holiday shopping needs with a full menu of Passover items including freshly baked goods and for the first time ever, a complete line of Kosher for Passover charcuterie. View their extensive Passover takeout menu, as well as a selection of familypackages.    

 

Prime Grill 

The Prime Grill will be open on Passover. Book now for unforgettable Passover Seders and chol hamoed mealsFor Passover Seders they will serve a 4-course meal, matza, wine, hot and soft drinks included. One seating only. $150 pp/$85 (children under 10) + tax &18% gratuity for 1 seder, or $275/$145 for both. Full pre-payment is required. Guests will have a choice of a Group Seder celebration or a Private Seder.

  

They will be open for Chol Hamoed. View their menu here.
 

Continuing their tradition for over 10 years, Talia's will be open for Pesach 2014: 2 pre-paid seders, each with 2 seatings. Chol Hamoed, Lunch & Dinner - Open almost 24 hours. Pre-paid Shabbat / Yom Tov meals - lunch & dinner. Prix-fixe Yom Tov meals options are $28, $38 or $49. A full service Kosher for Passover bar. Catering your seders at home and/or delivery & pick-up of 

Passover Seder Packages will also be available. Find out more and make reservations here. Check their menus for Seder, for Chol Hamoed, for Yom Tov Lunch, and Yom Tov & Shabbat Dinner

 

 

LONG ISLAND

Colbeh Great Neck and Roslyn

Open for Chol Hamoed

 

 

QUEENS

Pomegranate Restaurant

Open for Chol Hamoed

 

 

FLORIDA

China Kikar Tel-Aviv

View their takeout Passover menu here. Click here for the holiday meals information and reservations. 

 

Grill House

Open for Chol Hamoed

 

House of Dog

For details and reservations please call (305) 397-8733.

 

Rare Steakhouse 

Rare Steakhouse will be serving Seder, Yom Tov, and Chol Hamoed meals. For details and reservations call 305-532-7273 or email them at passover@raresteakhousemiami.com.

 

Shalom Haifa

For details and reservations please call (305) 936-1800.

 

 

LOS ANGELES

Shilo's Steakhouse

For details and reservations please call (310) 858-1652.

 

 

MONTREAL

Ernie and Ellie

Open for Chol Hamoed
Click links for their Pesach a la carte menu and Pesach take out menu

Prime KO in NY adding "Prime Burger" Sports Bar
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Prime Ko
Plans are already underway to expand both floors of the popular Upper West Side restaurant Prime Ko. They have taken over the location of their neighbor and they will be extending their first floor Prime Ko space and adding a Burgers/ Hot Dogs/ Sports Bar concept with a great beer and drinks menu downstairs, under the name Prime Burger with a totally separate entrance and phone Replica Watches UK number. They are set to open April 1st when we will publicize their phone number and website. But stay tuned as this is just developing.
House of Dog opening in Jacksonville, FL
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House of Dog
GKRM broke the news a few months ago that HOD will be moving into Boca, and we can finally announce that they will also be opening up north in Jacksonville, FL at 10950-36 San Jose Blvd., which is just 5 minutes off I-95. Jax is less than 2 hours north of Orlando and 5 hours from Miami. Construction is about to begin but it shouldn't take more than 6 weeks. Meanwhile, Boca is about 3-4 weeks away from opening. And do they have plans to keep going north? Meanwhile, the Miami Beach locale has just come out with a new menu, and you can find it exclusively here.  
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