RESTAURANT OPENINGS & UPDATES:
Streit's LES Factory Closing
While not a restaurant, this is pretty big news. It has come to our attention that the 90 year old Streit's Matzoh Factory in the Lower East Side will be closing. Just one more Pesach and they'll be gone with the rest of the Chametz. Don't worry though, because they are not closing their doors for good. The factory will be relocating to their New Jersey Facility. Anyone looking to buy a former matzoh factory?
EXCLUSIVE: Traditions replacing the now closed Brooklyn on Rye
Traditions, the popular Five Towns eatery is opening a branch in at 543 Kings Highway at the former location of the now closed Brooklyn on Rye. If you want to see what you're in for, clickhere to see the menu at their Lawrence location.
"Florida Grill" under new ownership
Clarification: Please note that Kikar Tel Aviv has no ownership of the new restaurant named Florida Grill, located in the Days Inn. Meanwhile, click here for the Florida Grill dine in menu and here for their To-Go Menu
Milt's Truck Not coming to Florida this winter
Due to difficulty finding a kitchen to prep and store their food, Milt's will not be coming to Florida this year. Next year they will begin the search earlier and have the truck there in early December.
New Kosher Cafe and Bakery in Las Vegas
A New Kosher Cafe and Bakery opened just a couple months ago. It is located just next door to Smiths in Summerlin. If anyone has more information please let us know.
Aroma Cafe opening soon in the Great White North
The popular Israeli coffeehouse chain will soon be opening its doors in Toronto on Bathurst and Wilson. The cafe will be under COR supervision and Chalav Yisrael. Hot Latte anyone?
(h/t Moshe Grunfeld)
A Laffa by any other name is not as Kosher
COR certified Dr. Laffa has been aquired by a restaurant franchise called 'Famous Laffa'. Non-Kosher locations will be called 'Famous Laffa', while Kosher locations will be called 'Famous Laffa Kosher'. The branding and color scheme will be different, as well as the menus as to not be confused with the separately owned non-kosher 'Famous Laffa'. Famous Laffa Kosher, presently the only kosher 'Laffa' establishment, is located at 401 Magnetic Drive. Dr. Laffa on the Go is also still in operation under COR at 3027 Bathurst Street.
Royal Toast now open in Thornhill, Ontario
The sleek, new sandwich spot in Ontario called Royal Toast is now open for business. Offering delicious paninis, mini hot dogs and hamutzim. You can customize your toast whichever way you like. With a fun atmosphere and quality food, Royal Toast at 1450 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario is here to stay!