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November News, Events, Openings, and Closings

Pizza Professor, the popular pizza store in Queens and Brooklyn, opened another location under their franchise, on 47th Street in Manhattan's Diamond District on November 8th. Located at: 33 West 47th Street. Click here to weigh in. www.swissreplicawatch.me
Well, Upper East Side, you've been very busy last 6 months and you're getting another Kosher place in the future. It was kind of a secret but somehow it got picked up by a broker / commercial real estate group; the owners of Modern Bread and Bagel have leased spaced in the area. What should they open? You tell us. It will be located at: 1427 Third Avenue, between 80th and 81st streets. Click here to read the full article and to weigh in on what the space should be!
Surprise, TEMPURA SUSHI is coming to Avenue K and Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn (former location of Cafe K). Off the popularity of their Manhattan location, owner Ralph Mohadeb is set to open soon with a full menu of sushi, fish, salads, wraps and more. Click here for a video where we take a look inside as they get ready. Located at 1111 Avenue K.
Chef Ben Davidov is bringing new restaurant Butcher Grill House to Crown Heights. Located at: 411 Troy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Construction started November 1st. Click here to weigh in.
Looks who's back? Everyone loves a comeback. Davry Kosher Sports Bar! Click here to weigh in, here to see a video of us dining at Darvy, and here to see a video of Leah Forster dining with us. Located at 722 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY
Bakar on Coney Island Avenue and J has been sold and will reopen at Yakar; saves some money on the sign. But seriously, it will remain a high end steakhouse and specializing in charcuterie and meat boards. Click here to weigh in and stay turned for opening day. See, restaurants close, restaurants open. Circle of Life.
Main House BBQ is temporarily closed and restructuring. The existing partners are looking for a new operating partner to run the restaurant. The beautifully designed, Caribbean feel, outdoor restaurant with indoor seating is available for someone who has experience in running a restaurant. Rent is very low for the size of the restaurant and with very little investment, this is a turn key operation and great opportunity. If you're interested and only serious inquiries, please message me. Click here to weigh in. Located at 6001 Strickland Avenue.
A very popular falafel shop in the Brooklyn area is looking to sell as the owner and his wife are moving to Massachusetts. He can show profits, growth year over year. If seriously interested, please message me. Click here to weigh in. Also, 2 Pizza stores are for sale in Brooklyn. Message me if interested; serious inquires only. Click here to weigh in. Thanks.
There was a fire inside Isaac's Bakery on October 26th. We are glad no one was hurt but this is a shame since the bakery just went under a renovation. Click here for videos and to weigh in. They released a statement on November 1st that they are closing. They also shared that are partnering with Beigel's Bakery. To see the full statement, click here. Located at 1417 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY.
Staten Island members, please be aware that Lulu's (formerly known as Mustard) is NO LONGER KOSHER, and serving meat and milk together. Click here to weigh in.
From the owners Chimichurri Charcoal Chicken comes Mamoosh Mediterranean Schwama Restaurant. The order system is a Chipotle style assembly line, where you go down the counter telling the person what you'd like until you get to the register. Located at: 450 Rockaway Turnpike, Cedarhurst, NY. # (516) 900-0199. Phone orders and pick up orders accepted. Their website and delivery service will be up and running in the very near future. Under Mehadrin of the Five Towns. Click here to weigh in.
Mark your calendar; MUR is coming back on December 31st. Stay tuned for details of their big opening night and how to make reservations. Located at Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY. Click here to weigh in.
Some people have been asking about this new Chinese restaurant coming to the area, well, we've got details and the menu. Welcome: Hasini של Broadway. A Chinese take out place is now open. The owner's mission: unique customer experience, offer fair pricing, extremely fast pick and delivery, and food quality. Click here to view the menu and to weigh in. Located at: 1191 Broadway, Hewlett.
They say it's honor to be nominated, but it feels so much better when you win. Apron Masters Kitchen in Long Island is still in the running! Help them win these categories by voting everyday using these links: Best Cooking School & Best Kosher Restaurant. Click here to show support. Apron Masters is located at: 956 Broadway, Woodmere, NY. #516-569-2665.
The newest, freshest grab and go cafe in the area is Urban Press, which opened just a month ago. It's a really cool, millennial style restaurant Queens has never seen before. No official Grand Opening yet and it looks great. Open from 8am-8pm. Located at 73-01 Main St, Flushing, NY. #(718) 268-7226. Click here for a video and to weigh in.
A bittersweet and savory farewell. Ganey Orly in Rego Park, Queens is closed...but could we see them back in the 5 Towns in the future? Only time will tell. And what a time it has been. We have shared in simchas together, meals together and while these doors close, I am confident that other doors will open. As Eytan told me, it is a temporary departure. But we say so long for now and I know he thanks the Rego Park community and all their customers for so many good years and look forward to a new chapter. See you soon my friend. Save some plov for me. Located at: 65-37 99th Street (few blocks off of Queens Blvd.) Rego Park, NY. Click here for more information and to weigh in.
We first reported last month that they were closing the dine in concept of the all you can eat Brazilian grill and just doing private catering events. We have since learned that the building was purchased by the shul across the street and will be used as a catering center part of the shul. So I guess that ends that experiment. No more Mana from Heaven. Click here to weigh in.
I am proud to say that I coordinated the NJ Food & Wine Expo in Englewood, NJ, on November 7th to raise money for the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and it was a HUGE SUCCESS. Click here to check out this video of us behind the scenes before the party got started. Click here for a walk through of the event.
We've mentioned this in passing before, but did you guys all know that the legendary Elegant Desserts NY company from Brooklyn has taken over the Gelbstein's location in Lakewood? Elegant will be keeping the name Gelbstein's on the store front because it has a rich tradition in itself, but the dessert company, which does so much more, now has the ability bake on premise and produce fresh products and pastries to the area. Check out the goods. Full Shabbos display with Challah available today and tomorrow. Click here for more information and to weigh in. Located at: 415 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.
Crunch's new menu is out. Click here to check it out, including the new sushi menu (in comments) from the King of Kosher Sushi in Chicago. Looks great and has something for everyone. Crunch is located in the WIFI Building. 8170 N McCormick Blvd, Skokie, IL. # (847) 410-7601. Click here for their website.
Now you can get Kosher food while you golf. House of Kosher has partnered with 𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗳 𝗡𝗘 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗮 to bring you Kosher food at your Top Golf Event. Request "Kosher" when booking a Top Golf event. More info at: https://topgolf.com/us/philadelphia-northeast/plan-a-visit/. *𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘛𝘰𝘱 𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘧 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘰𝘱 𝘪𝘯𝘴, 𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴. 𝘛𝘰𝘱 𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘧 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘯. House of Kosher is located at: 9806 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. #(215) 677-8100. To weigh in, click here. For their website, click here.
Known for their smash burgers from Queens, Burger Spot is opening a location in Hollywood, FL in the coming months. Stay tuned for opening day details. Click here to weigh in. Located at: 5892 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL.
From the owner of Foozo and Hadekel, comes 6PACK BURGER to North Miami. It is another Smash Burger Shop offering burgers, fries, shakes and beer. They are looking to open in 2 weeks. Located at: 18106 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL. (minute from from Foozo and Hadekel). Click here to weigh in.
On Tuesday, November 1st, a new Mediterranean Greek Restaurant opened in Sunny Isles called Lamour. This is the new Mediterranean Dairy and Fish Restaurant that used to be a non Kosher place called 43B. We have some first pictures of the new Lamour Restaurant in Sunny Isles, FL. One of our members posted them in our Florida WhatsApp chat (you guys really need to get on that). Click here to see the pictures. Located at 152 Sunny Isles Blvd Suite 13, Sunny Isles Beach FL. Click here to see the menu, and here for more information and to weigh in. Under the ORB Supervision.
*OVO* is opening at the Altair Hotel in Bay Harbour (minutes from Surfside). Chef Shimi Alon from Meat Bar Bay Harbor Islands and Grill House is opening a full service restaurant in the beautiful hotel They will be having a Soft Opening this Sunday. To make reservations, which are very limited, call 305-990-2228 or go to: www.OvoAtTheAltair.com. Click here to weigh in.
Formerly known as Eden Fresh Cafe, the beach town restaurant has turned meat. They opened November 6th. Hours today are 12-5pm. Click here for the menu and to weigh in. Located at: 188 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, Florida. # (386) 222-3832. Certified by Rabbi Pinchas Ezagui, a member of RCF. Chabad Daytona Kosher Services.
This is a restaurant I would hate to see close. It's the only Glatt Kosher Indian restaurant we have in North America and the food is delicious. But it needs an owner who will be there full time. Current owner owns a different restaurant and is selling this one for $150,000. Rent is $3400 and is conveniently located in North Miami area, minutes from Surfside and Sunny Isles. Now would be the perfect time to buy it as the season approaches. Current owner will help you get started and find you staff. Please message me if interested, serious inquiries only. The restaurant is currently open and should be supported. Click here to weigh in. Located at: 2218 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL.
Over the top event for men by Prairie Street Co, a luxury kosher experience. The Carnivorous Culinary Experience is this week! Thursday, November 17th at 8:00 pm. MEAT + BAR + DJ = GREAT TIME! $54 / $75 At The Door. To Reserve, click here. Located at 9540 Colins Avenue, Surfside. Click here to weigh in.
Stop by Koshco Superstore for a totally new kosher shopping experience. They are open to the public with warehouse pricing. Members save more & get free delivery. Their club requires a minimum $100 order and they offer free delivery to homes in the Los Angeles area as well as low cost UPS shipping anywhere in the world! Located on the corner of Pico & Robertson. Parking lot in rear, street parking on Robertson & Pico. Click here to weigh in. Click here for their website. # (424) 363-7770
In response to the increase in demand from both the local Jewish community, and visitors alike, the Owners of Cafe Express have decided to begin offering *Cholov Yisroel ONLY*. The process has been in the works for a couple of months now, I.E Kashering machines, dishes and switching ingredients etc. Located at: 2521 S Fort Apache Rd suite 100* (same plaza as shawarma Vegas and the Kosher market) *Las Vegas, NV. Click here to weigh in.
Island Crust temporarily lost it's supervision in October. For more info on that, click here. However, they have resolved the issue and will be reopening soon. For more information, and a message from Rabbi Moshe Kletenik Av Beit Din Va'ad HaRabanin of Greater Seattle, click here. Island Crust is located at Island Corporate Center, 7525 SE 24th St #100, Mercer Island, WA.
MURIEL'S ALL DAY EATS has closed down suddenly. We had a nice time there when we went in August. Click here to view the official announcement and to weigh in on this turn of events.
I was recently in Tampa and met Master Baker and co-owner Meir Amir Halfon from Pilpel Restaurant. He's been nominated in this contest as who is the Greatest Baker!
Please click here and vote by donation. Help Meir Halfon be the next Greatest Baker featured in Bake from Scratch with a tax-deductible donation supporting families dealing with pediatric cancer. It takes just one second literally to vote “hero.” He’s currently in 3rd place. The second cut is about to end. Click here for more info and to weigh in.
Great Kosher Blog
Saturday, September 23, 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.