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July News, Events, Openings, and Closings

If you're working in lower Manhattan, this is big news for you. The cool, yet elegant Wall Street Steakhouse is now open for lunch starting at 12:00 pm. Click here for the menu. Click here to weigh in. Located at 128 Pearl Street (Between Wall Street & Hanover Square), New York, NY. # (212) 635-5757. Click here for their website.
Due to the ongoing requests for events, they decided to turn Noi Due Pizza into an event space. They are very excited about this transition as guests can now book a private event for either Noi Due Café or Noi Due Carne at this location at 143 West 69th Street (off Broadway) location. # 212-712-2222. The space will be able to accommodate approximately 25 - 40 guests for now, but will add even more seating in the next couple of weeks. In addition, guests can still order their delicious pizza and specialty pizza items from Noi Due Café. Please contact them to book your private event and keep an eye out for their new concept coming soon… Noi Due Gelato! Click here to weigh in.
First reported by patch.com, Cho-Sen Restaurant Group owner, Neil Wallin was hoping to keep this under wraps a little longer but once you go in front of the community board, everyone hears about it. Below is what was reported. Neil tells me that are looking to open Fall 2022: The Upper East Side's next restaurant openings will include a to-go Cho-Zen (1553 Second Ave., between East 80th and 81st streets). Replacing the shuttered Thai restaurant Jaiya will be a new restaurant by Neil Wallin, founder of the mini-chain "Cho-Sen" — a series of kosher Chinese restaurants with three locations in Forest Hills, Great Neck, and Lawrence, Long Island. Serving what Wallin described only as "Asian food," it will occupy three floors of the walk-up building — though only the ground level will be open to the public, with the cellar and second floor housing the kitchen and offices, respectively. Cho-Zen will handle its own delivery, according to a representative — satisfying concerns from CB8 members who object to the influx of delivery drivers from companies like Grubhub and Seamless. For the full article, click here, and to weigh in, click here.
Noi Due Carne is having another incredible whiskey & meat pairing event, featuring *DS Tayman*, independent bottlers of Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. Save the date: Wednesday, June 29th. Tickets are $150 plus tax (20% gratuity included). Click here to purchase directly through their website. Please note: tickets are non refundable. Space is limited. Click here to weigh in. For their future events, wine pairing events, whiskey pairing events, please contact them at: 212-712-2223 or email info@noiduecarne.com. Noi Due Carne is located at 141 W 69th St, New York, NY. #(212) 712-2223.
I stopped by to speak to the owner of Sophie's Cafe, which is operated separately from Sophie's Bistro. The dairy establishment will be closed for now and we will update you with new developments. Click here to weigh in. The meat Bistro is open and has a new menu coming out as well as a backyard expansion. Located at: 1904 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230.
China Glatt in Boro Park wants to treat your graduate. It's been graduation fever in our house and if you have a graduate too, make plans to visit the long standing Chinese restaurant. Dinner is on the house for all graduates for a limited time. Call or click here to make reservations. Click here to weigh in. Located at: 4413 13th Avenue (Between 44th & 45th St.) Brooklyn, NY. #(718) 438-2576.
After 7 decades (wow!) serving the kosher community in Brooklyn and beyond, Chiffon's Kosher Cake Center will be closing its doors this Friday. A newly renovated bakery will open before Yom Tov. It is very tough for Esther and Levi (owners of 22 years) but we wish them much hatzlacha and thank them for their sweet baked goods and hard work for all these years, especially waking up 2:30am in the morning to get the bakery open. Personally, Chiffons has been part of my family's lives for over 40 years. My mother in law tells me she used to visit them when they were on Coney Island Avenue in the 70s. More recently, Chiffons has been in our lives for every birthday and milestone of my kids. Click here for some photos, and to weigh in. Please share your memories and please make it your business to give them their best week ever. They are nut free. Located at: 430 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11223. # (718) 998-7530.
I love a challenge but this was a tough one. On, off and on again. I didn't know if anyone would show up last minute. Well, they showed and we ate well. I did it because you never know what tomorrow brings. You never want to wait till the next time. Live in the moment, be in the moment. People were looking forward to this and once the Weather Gods gave us some hope, we grabbed it. Huge shout out to Chef Suzi Susan Kaitz, for not just being a great chef, but a great friend. And equally amazing and a wonderful friend, Esther T Anzaroot. Without them, I couldn't do the BBQ on my own. I texted both of them at 1pm and said, it stopped raining, sun is coming out, would you want to do this and they both said, let's do it.
And we did it. Click here for a video recap of all the fun, which included:
  • Brisket Burgers and Cowboy Steaks from Prairie Street Prime LLC
  • Hot Dogs, Sausages, Salami, Beef from Abeles & Heymann
  • Salad Bar by Tuv Taam
  • And much more
Thank you to everyone who came out on such short notice. Had FOMO? We are doing another one, bigger and bolder. More surprises, more fun, more everything. Start getting your tickets for Sunday, June 26th in Marine Park. GKRF Summer BBQ in Marine Park. Click here for more information.
There was a Break in and a safe was stolen at BRAVO PIZZA and Restaurant - Flushing Queens on 6/12/22. Click here for a video, and to show your support in the comments. But the best way to show support? Orders! So if you haven't ordered for dinner yet, please consider Bravo. If you have, please try and order this week. Located at: 69-26 Main Street, Flushing, NY. # (718) 261-0196.
Tuesday June 28th, at 8:00 PM the Bukharian Community Center of Jamaica Estates In conjunction with Pencil N'More Art Studio Presents: ROSH CHODESH TAMMUZ PAINT & SIP COUPLES NIGHT OUT. Singles are welcome to Join! Enjoy a delicious Glatt Kosher buffet with wine, live guitar playing, and step-by-step instructions on how to create your own masterpiece that you will get to take home. All materials included. No experience necessary. $120 per couple with advance reservation. $140 at the door. Space is limited. To reserve your space please RSVP by June 23. To RSVP Call/Text: Lena (718) 570-1332 or Mikhail (718) 570-1330. The event is located at 80-14 Chevy Chase Street. Jamaica Estates, NY.
Not only is Seasons Supermarket now on InstaCart, they are the first Kosher supermarket chain on InstaCart in the Tri-state area. Quick delivery within 1 hour. Click here to try it today. Click here to weigh in, and for more information. Seasons is located at 467 Allwood Rd. Clifton, NJ. Their phone number is (973) 339-0900. They also have locations at 700 Broadway, Woodmere, NY 11516 # (516) 408-9771, 50 Doughty Blvd, Lawrence, NY 11559 #(516) 666-9900, 711 Cedarbridge Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 #(732) 813-7700, 68-18 Main Street, Queens, NY 11367 # (718) 268-6469, 1104 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 #914-472-2240, and 330 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559 #(516) 295-3300.
We got a tip from one of our members; Plainview will soon be home to Sababa Pizza. Click here to weigh in.
I've been holding this news for months and glad the sign is up so I can finally blurt it out. BARBOCOA Artisanal Burger House coming soon to Cedarhurst. Serving specialty burgers, apps, salads, flatbreads, desserts. Click here to weigh in. Located at: 142 Spruce St, Cedarhurst, NY. It will be under the Vaad of Five Towns. Approximate Opening Date: August 2022.
A U-Haul truck driver crashed right into Giant Bagel, on Rockaway Turnpike on 6/15/22. The driver has reportedly fled the scene. The store incurred heavy damages. The vehicle has been removed and work is being done to secure the area where the glass was broken. For more information, or to weigh in, click here.
As you may have seen or heard, the new Steakhouse which was supposed to open 6/14/22, suffered some damage. I spoke to the restaurant and Baruch Hashem no one was hurt. Whatever damage was caused is being fixed and they hope to open soon. Stay tuned. They are under Strict Hashgacha of the Tarnupal Beth Din. For more information on Dolcetto, click here for their website or email them at Info@Dolcettokosher.com. For a video of the damage, and to wish them well, click here. Located at: 800 Chestnut Ridge Road Chestnut Ridge, NY.
Snap's Kosher in Lakewood has had to put a sad but necessary policy in place in which they will only serve 16 year old boys and younger on Thursday for takeout and not dine in (unless accompanied by an adult). It seems many of these kids can’t behave and are being very rowdy and they are scaring the customers who are walking out. It has gotten so bad that cops had to be there the last 4 Thursday nights. Parents, we must do better. Click here to weigh in. I'm liking how Yussi Doubleu is taking a difficult and once volatile situation and turning it into an opportunity for good and better. FREE Cholent tonight to parents who bring their kids to the restaurant. Located at: 84 Hillside Blvd. Lakewood, NJ. # (732) 370-4745. Click here for their website.
Going to Deal for the summer? Click here for a list of restaurants in Jersey shore under JSOR supervision. The list includes meat places, dairy places, family dining places, cafes/bakeries, sushi places, butcher/groceries, sweets/treats/ice-cream places, caterers, and community institutions.
After over 20 years in business, Cafe Eilat closed their doors on June 23rd, 2022. Click here to weigh in on their final farewell which reads: Shalom Patrons, We would like to thank all of you for giving us 20 wonderful years of service. We are eternally grateful for the opportunity you all provided us, from birthday dinners to graduation parties, we couldn't have been happier to be a part of your story. All of us will never forget the laughs, smiles, and wonderful conversations. Thank you for the memories, The Hasson Family and the Cafe Eilat Staff. Cafe Eilat was located at 406 Harvard St, Brookline, MA.
Update on "Bambu Pan Asian Kitchen" in Boca Raton. Due to complications of the lease, for now, they won’t be opening in Boca. Click here to weigh in. Bambu is still located at: 3427 NE 163rd Street, Miami Beach, FL. # (305) 974-4024.
Hadekel 1, the popular Israeli cafe in North Miami, has re-opened and has doubled in size, taking over the next door store. More room for their customers, especially in the hot summer where outdoor dining is tougher. Old menu out, new menu in. Open for breakfast and lunch. Click here for a video. Located at: 2500 Miami Gardens Dr, (off 186th at) Miami, Fl. # (305) 952-3043. Click here for their website.
KC Market from Hollywood just signed a lease for their 3rd location in Boynton! This will be a supersize KC., taking over a 40,000 SF Publix, and they will be doing a major renovation in the space over the next year and are scheduled to open in one year from now. In addition to all of their concession concepts they currently have, this location will include two full service upscale meat and dairy restaurants that will be independently operated. Names of restaurants will be publicized once it’s finalized. Concessions to be included are Buncho bagels, Shlomi’s hummus, Fancy plants, Roll masters, Kosher fish market, and Mizrachi’s pizza. To weigh in, click here. Located at: 5650 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, Florida. # (954) 963-1313. Click here for their website.
Chefa Bracha Kosher Mediterranean Cuisine is having their grand opening (including a ribbon cutting ceremony) on Thursday, June 23rd, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. Enjoy a delicious sampling of the menu on the house. Click here to weigh in. Chefa Bracha Kosher is located at 7342 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
The Aquanox Spa at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami has dubbed July-August Miami Spa Month. Celebrate with specials for just $109 (Summer Rescue Wrap: 45 mins, Serene Summer: 60 mins, and Skin Session: 50 mins facial), $139 (Summer Lovin': 60 mins, Muscle Melter: 60 mins, and Momma Moment: 60 mins), and $199 (Island Escape: 90 mins, Deep Trance: 90 mins, Mermaid For A Day: 90 mins). Complimentary Valet Parking. Steam Room & Sauna amenities. Pool and Beach access. Click here for their website. Trump International Beach Resort is located at 18001 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
# (855) 736-9909.
On Sunday night, 17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar invites you to enjoy a live outdoor music show on June 26th. Jazz night starts at 7:00 pm and goes until 10:00 pm. And just because the music stops, doesn't mean the party does; 17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar is open until midnight. Call (305) 672-0565 to reserve your spot! 17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar is located at 1751 Alton Road, Miami Beach. Fl. Click here for their website.
Are you a reader? Do you love books? Have you heard of the Milky Way LA Summer Book Series? It's a Dinner & Dialogue. Join them for 3 special evenings featuring celebrated author’s Noa Tishby, Mitch Albom, and Josh Peck. Reservations are required and will include dinner, discussion, and a signed copy of each book. $125 - Prix Fixe Dinner Per Person. Limited seating available. Their first event with Noa Tishby is sold out, but you can still book for the other two. Hurry up! These seats go fast. Their second event in the book series will be on Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 PM. It will feature Mitch Albom. The third event in the book series will be on Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 PM. It will feature Josh Peck. Click here for the menu and more info. Click here to reserve. Click here to weigh in. Located at: 9108 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. # (310) 859-0004.
Dovid Lieder of Lieder's announced on July 17th that he is closing the La Brea take out store. Going to miss this location, it was our go to whenever we were in LA. But the Pico location remains open and I'm sure will be busier than ever. Click here to see the statement Dovid just put out, and to weigh in. Lieder's La Brea was located at 129 N La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA. The still open Pico location is at 8721 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Their phone number is (310) 909-7223.
Looking to go away this summer to a hot Caribbean destination with kosher food. The Bahamas are a great place to vacation for a few days or a week, especially since they have an all year round kosher restaurant, Cinko Asian Latino Grill. I was there a couple of months ago and the place is stunning and you would never know it's kosher. They are also open for pre-paid Shabbos meals. Click here for more information, or email them at kosher@bahamar.com. Btw, non stop round trip flights from NY/NJ are just over $300 and from MIA under $300. Nice weekend getaway. Hotel Offer: Stay 3 nights, get the 4th night free. Click here for more information. Located at: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, 1 Baha Mar Blvd, Nassau, The Bahamas. # (242) 788-7376.
Manischewitz has developed stadium sized gefilte dogs, like hot dogs, but gefilte fish! We don't know if this is legitimate, or a joke. Are members have a lot to say on the subject; click here to weigh in.
Great Kosher Blog
Monday, September 25, 2023
The Restaurant Guy Elan�Kornblum, also known as "The Restaurant Guy" is the Publisher and President of Great Kosher Restaurants International, the award-winning, full-color worldwide publication and its accompanying website. �Elan�has covered the kosher restaurant industry for the last 10 years and is the leading authority when it comes to kosher restaurants.