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May 2019 Recap Openings, Closings, & Industry News

Congratulations Winemaker Amichai Lourie and Shiloh Winery for receiving the Chairman's Trophy in the 2019 Ultimate Wine Challenge for scoring a 94 for their "Shiloh Legend Fiddler 2016". Click here to read more from our Facebook post, and here to purchase the award winning wine!
MANHATTAN
Formerly named Amsterdam Burger Co, the Upper West Side restaurant is getting closer to opening in a bigger location will now be called: "New Amsterdam Burger & Bar". The new 65-70 seat, white picket fence restaurant will be located at 680 Columbus Avenue and 93rd. This location will include outdoor seating, healthy menu items, wine list and more. Click here to view a detailed post from our Facebook group.
This week's article in Jewish Week magazine speaks all about kosher dining in New York City. I was quoted but I definitely had a lot more to say. Click here to read the full article.
Good news is that it was sold to a veteran restaurateur and he loved the concept so much, he has kept the restaurant but will be adding some improved touches over the next year (new tables, floor, beer, wine, etc).They will also be increasing their specials and menu items. Click here to view a post from our Facebook group. Located at 56 East 34th street (212) 679-1100.
Moishe Perl, owner of the now-closed Moishe's Bake Shop said that several bakers are taking over the shop, where they will serve a variety of baked goods as well as coffee. He said that they may call the new venture Formerly Moishe's. Click here to read more in an article. Located at 115 Second Ave near Seventh Street.
A kosher beer garden and meat eatery has come to Brooklyn. It features a premier outdoor dining space, serving modern Jewish American comfort food (under OK supervision), unique cocktails, and a rotating selection of local brews. Click here to view a post from our Facebook group. Gruit is located at 252 Empire Blvd.
The well known and one of the best falafel joints in the country and outside of Israel has just opened their second location, this one as FalafaLafa BoroPark (former location of Falafel Tanami) at4305 - 12th Avenue. Click here for a photo of the new location from our Facebook group.
Izzy's Smokehouse won another award, this one as "Best Rib King of NYC" among non Jewish competitors! A huge congratulations to owner Sruli Eidelman! Click here to view photos from our Facebook group.
Try their new steak or chicken sukiyaki, prepared and served in a Japanese hot pot style! Each person will receive 2 appetizers, steak or chicken sukiyaki, drinks and dessert for just $45 ($70 value).Click here to reserve your spots! Click here to view a post on our Facebook page.
On Monday June 10th, R & Z Smoked Meats will be hosting a BBQ lunch in Kingsway Jewish Center, in Brooklyn. The prices are $40 for adults and $20 for kids, deadline to RSVP is Thursday 6/6! Click here to RSVP.
 
BROOKLYN
The owner of Reserve Cut opens up a kosher deli stand called Center Cut, serving fine-dining with deli-style dishes such as Signature Shawarma and Chicken Noodle Soup. Click here to view their menu, click here to view a close look video from our Facebook page and herefor pictures of my visit last week. Located at Time Out Market, Empire Stores, 55 Water St.
 
5 TOWNS
The former location of Waffelino in Five Towns is having some work being done, from the looks of it, it may be a new bakery or cafe. More info to come. Click here to view the post from our Facebook group.
 
MONSEY
A new restaurant called Peppercrust is opening in Monsey on Route 59 (across from Walmart), in the former location of BH Grill. More details to come. Click here to view a post from our Facebook group.
NEW JERSEY
Ckickies food truck is soon to hit the streets. Their parked truck was spotted on the streets of Teaneck NJ. Click here to view photos from our Facebook group. More updates to come.
A new Asian restaurant is now open in Oakhurst New Jersey. They are serving meat, sushi, hibachi and a fully stocked bar. They're located on Route 35 South next to Sage. Click here to view a post from our Facebook group.
 
BALTIMORE
New Israeli joint called 'Hummus & Grill" has opened in former Liebes Deli location. They are serving shawarma, falafel, kebobs, hummus and more. Located at 607 Reisterstown Road. Phone:(410) 484-9374. Click here to view a post from our Facebook page.
 
FLORIDA
New restaurant Karne soft opening very soon
Karne is opening very soon, perhaps earliest next week, in Fuego's former location, 3585 NE 207th Street. They will be in their soft opening stages. More info to come..
Levy's Shawarma has opened a second location in Aventura, in addition to their Hollywood location. They are located at 3575 NE 207th St. Aventura. Click here to view a video from our Facebook group.
The Middle Eastern restaurant Mesa Bar Fish and Meat has closed. They were located at 9472 Harding Ave. Click here to view a post from our Facebook group.
NOMA relocated to a new location in Aventura Waterways. They will soon be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner including parties for 150 people. Outdoor seating will be coming soon for 100 people as well. Click here for a video an exclusive look at the restaurant. More updates to come.
Sardina is throwing a pre Shavuot party TONIGHT 6/6 including a food, wine and beer tasting for $35 per person! Reservations must be made in advance, call (954) 399-9859. Click here to view a post from our Facebook group.
Spend the summer in your own private Kosher villas in North Miami, Florida from FloridaKosherVillas.com. The villas include 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and up to 8 beds. The grounds also include parks, playgrounds and an Eruv. Click here for more information. Click here for information on Lakewood getaway. Click here for Lakewood Shabbos specials.
 
MIDWEST
Looking to relocate to the Midwest and take over a successful kosher food business? Or are you in the region already and want to take it over? This is a great opportunity for those who want a turn key operation with years of experience and accounts. Very hard to establish yourself in this industry, here's a chance to hit the top floor right away.
Dishes, cooking equipment, recipes, contracts, chef and staff can all be included.
Serious inquiries only. Please message me or email elan@gkrm.net with your cell number for more information.
 
LOS ANGELES
Dr. Sandwich is regarded by many to be the finest shwarma anywhere. They started out in a supermarket in The Valley and they now have a location on Olympic. it’s a beautiful spacious space both indoor and outdoors. Looks like it’s going to be a great addition to the neighborhood. Click here to view photos from our Facebook page. Located at 9113 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills.
Mamilla is in their soft opening stage in the previous Osher location on 8657 W. Pico Blvd in LA. They are offering fine Mediterranean cuisine. Click here to view exclusive photos from our Facebook group.
 
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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.