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GKR News: November Restaurant Review

 
BROOKLYN
Third ChocoLatte Location!
The Harel brothers opened a third location for their popular Chocolatte cafe - this one between Crown Heights and Prospect Heights with a special breakfast menu and in walking distance from museums and the zoo. Located at: 800 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY. Open 7am-5pm. Click here to read more!
The owners of the very popular falafel and Middle Eastern restaurant in Brooklyn are keeping their doors open but are looking to sell. As you can imagine, owning and operating a restaurant takes a huge amount of time and effort and the owners are working on more ventures and feel now is the right time to sell it. For details on the space, click here.
Day 5 Sushi New and Improved!
The veteran and popular sushi restaurant on Coney Island Avenue and N has had quite the year. They were sold by the original owners who live in Monsey to Yossi Meirov (who actually found out about the sale on our FB group) back in February. The restaurant was "rolling" along until May when an unexpected fire next door unfortunately knocked the store out of commission until August. Welcome to the biz Yossi. But they are back and stronger than ever with a special deal - Offering 20% off from 5pm to closing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Located at: 1724 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 513-6662. Click here to read our post about it!
Garden of Eat in Brooklyn is having a liquidation sale.
As we mentioned in our last newsletter, the Avenue J dairy diner closed after 30 years. They have been looking for a buyer but are now doing a liquidation sale where no decent offer will be refused. Please contact the owner Chaim directly at 917-376-6252.
FIVE TOWNS
Fire damages Mikes Burgers, Josh's Brooklyn Brick Oven and Ice Cream shop on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst
Very sad news to all the establishments involved. This is especially cruel punishment for Mike's Burgers, which is the second fire in a second location, a couple of years apart. Reports are that the fire did not start at Mike's, so please do not spread rumors or jokes. Luckily no one was hurt, but very scary stuff. We hope they are able to recover and come back stronger. Click here to view or post about it.
#WashforJosh
One thing that came out of this tragedy is shedding more light on the "Wash for Josh" movement. The owner of Josh's Brick Oven was diagnosed with some terrible news earlier in the year and so a campaign was started, Wash for Josh, where we should all have Josh in our prayers and in our blessings for a full and speedy recovery. Click here to read more from my nephew who made a very moving post last Friday.
Apron Masters Kitchen Opens for Business
Happy to report that the gorgeous cooking center is officially open for booking private events! You can make your birthday, holiday party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, corporate event or other special occasion in an unforgettable experience with a personalized culinary event. They offer commercial kitchen rentals, cooking classes and lessons for all ages as well!
They're also excited to introduce their new Culinary Director, local resident, Naomi Ross! Naomi has been a kosher cooking instructor, food writer, recipe developer and personal chef for 16 years. Contact them at events@apronmasters.com to book your next event! Located at: 956 Broadway, Woodmere, New York.
STATEN ISLAND
Ready to Chow Down?
With a cute name. the new Chinese Sushi & Asian restaurant, under Tarnopol Supervision has opened. They kicked off their restaurant with a very well attended All You Can Eat Buffet. Located at 3279 Richmond Avenue. For more info: 718-448-3000. Click here to see our post on Facebook!
Dave and Busters Staten Island now has kosher food available at all times from Dairy Palace.
All food is double wrapped for Kashrus and is heated in a microwave Full kosher party menu available just ask for Jessica or call the Dairy Palace of Staten Island. Under the vaad of S.I. And Tarnipol kashrus.
Located 2655 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY, 1304.
TEANECK, NJ
New Restaurant by Chef Alex Remer called Senders's Smoke Joint
Senders, the nickname of Chef Alex, will be located at 190 West Englewood Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. Lots of exciting things to come from this place. They will be opening in a few weeks so stay tuned for more information. Check out what everyone is talking about here.
Spearheaded by Deputy Mayor of Teaneck, Elie Y. Katz along with Dean Kazinci, Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Mark Schwartz, & Food Pantry Director Janice Preschel
Join them for a free Thanksgiving lunch at: Rain (400 Cedar Lane)
Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
Renowned chef Mike Hennig in the kitchen
- Rides Available - **INVITE A SENIOR ** Entertainment Wanted
Thanksgiving Food Donated by: Dougies, Chopstix. Maadan & Butterflake
They are collecting shampoo and body wash for the food pantry & people in need. To respect the privacy and dignity of "families in need of a warm meal", everyone who attends is considered a volunteer. Please click on link below to register that you are coming.
LAKEWOOD, NJ
Can I please have a slurpee with my kugel and kishke?
Click here for the post, also click here for a Facebook live from the location. Located at 200 River Avenue. More details to follow.
BOSTON
New Indian restaurant to open December 3rd
The Kosher Veggie Crust will open under KVH supervision, they will offer a wide variety of Items, including dairy Indian fair, a unique addition to the Boston Kosher scene. Opening day is set for December 3rd, 2019. All items will be Pas Yisrael, Chalav Yisrael, & Bishul Yisrael. The Kosher Veggie Crust is not under Jewish ownership and is therefore Halachically permitted to operate on Shabbat. KVH has worked with the management to address all Shabbos concerns. Inspections will be concocted regularly every Shabbat and Yom Tov to ensure Kashrus integrity is maintained. Located at 8 Cypress St, Brookline, MA, 02445.
RollMasters coming to The Butcherie
This is the 13th location for the sushi company set up in various supermarkets but the first one in Boston.
For those who have had their sushi, their supermarket counters are extremely professional, clean and organized. They have unique combinations, fresh (not frozen) grade A fish, several poke bowls, over a dozen mouth-watering appetizers and even artisanal presentations and premium gift boxes. The newest site is located at The Butcherie
Kosher grocery store 428 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446. Opening December 4th!!
FLORIDA
Holy Schnitzel brand grows to Aventura
Holy Schnitzel has opened in Aventura Florida. I know some of our members have already been there so looking forward to seeing more and being there myself in a few weeks. Check out the menu below with all the benefits us here in NY are familiar with. Like 10% off your first online order and Z Cholents in Thursday Night. Located: 17871 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura. Phone: 305-614-HOLY. Click here to see the full post.
Hadekel 1: New Restaurant in North Miami
Chef Assaf Hadad, (former executive chef at Fuego) and the chef and owner at Foozo Artisan Pizza has announced his new Tel Aviv style coffee shop Hadekel 1. A place for coffee & friends that it will offer diners perfectly balanced coffee menu, pastry, and baking goods with an Israeli essence. The menu includes different bakes like hand made Burekas sandwich, a true to tradition Jerusalem bagel, and artisan sandwiches like chef Assaf perfectly cured beet salmon sandwich. Don't forget a perfect paired coffee! Chef Assaf is known for the past few years in leading great concepts with kosher ingredients. Hadekel 1 will opened for a soft introduction to the community. Located at 2500 NE 186th St, North Miami 33180 (just next door to Foozo Artisan Pizza) the location is under KM supervision and will be the only authentic coffee shop that is Cholov Yisrael in the area.
Jerusalem Grill Opens in Boca Raton
New Mediterranean style restaurant opened earlier this month, one of our members brought it to our attention. They offer all of your favorite Israeli dishes as well as a vegan menu and a breakfast menu. Located at 22767 State Rd 7 (441) Boca Raton, FL 33428. Click here for the full menu.
WISCONSIN
Friendship Cafe in the North Shore of Milwaukee opening
this week.
An amazing place for coffee, bakery and camaraderie in Fox Point WI. A kosher gathering space that will also have lunchtime wraps. The facility trains individuals with special needs how to work in food service and helps to transition these folks to other jobs. There is an art studio in the center that is already creating amazing things. Check out the full post here.
ST. LOUIS
Kosher Food Truck Drives Up to St. Louis
The truck, Kosher Grill STL, will open Sunday outside Agudas Israel of St. Louis, the Orthodox synagogue in University City. Items include shawarma, schnitzel and kebab and are available as a pita sandwich or as a plate with salads, vegetables, fries, hummus and tahini. Prices range from $8 for a hotdog to $16 for a shawarma plate. The Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis has certified the food truck as kosher, which means there will also be a mashgiach (kosher supervisor) on board. Click here to get the full story!
Las Vegas
Ariela's Pizza and Kosher Kitchen
Eater Las Vegas just reported that Ariela’s Pizza & Kosher Kitchen is coming soon to 7595 W. Washington Ave., off Buffalo Drive. They say the Cholov Yisroel restaurant will feature specialty New York-style pizza, pizza by-the-slice, salads, sandwiches, and daily specials. A welcome addition to the Las Vegas dining scene.
Click here to see our post about it!
SAN FRANCISCO
New Bagel Place to Open in Bay Area
East Bay Kosher, a joint initiative of Congregation Beth Israel and Beth Jacob Congregation, is excited to announce our partnership with Boichik Bagels. November 22nd, 2019. Boichik Bagels (near Rockridge Safeway at 3170 College Ave., Berkeley) is a labor-of-love by owner Emily Winston, and is currently announcing pop-up bagel sales through social media, with their official soft opening expected in the next week or so. We will share news of their official opening time as soon as it becomes available.Click here
for the full post.
SIDE DISHES:
 
GIVE AWAY CONTEST FOR GANEY ORLY
We're giving away $100 to the veteran Bucharian restaurant in Rego Park, Queens. And $100 goes far in this restaurant and can probably feed a family of 6. Enjoy Plov, Bakhsh, Mani, Samsa. Click here to enter.
As the 2019-2020 tourist season is starting,here’s an updated list of Lee's recommendations in LA. These are just his humble opinion and he just picked one in each category. He also including a mini list for “The Valley” ,on bottom.
Kosherfest Recap!
Lots of new products and new visitors. Click here for a quick recap and keep an eye out for our recap soon!
One of our members Melody Zar Aziz posted saying:
"Hi everyone! I have a nonprofit Fountain of Kindness where we spread kindness to people going through any type of hardship. Early this morning, a lady reached out to me informing me she was diagnosed with cancer last week and asked if we can help with meals for the family. I began making calls to restaurants to place the orders for this week and as I finished the order at La Pizzeria in Great Neck, the owner told me that everything was on him and he will have the order delivered today. AMAZING!!"
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