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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Food & Wine

Barbecue Season Calls for Rich California and Napa Cabernets

Cabernet Sauvignon is an extremely popular wine pairing for red meats, and the kosher-keeping community, for many years now, has had a world-class list of full-bodied California Cabs to choose from, really satisfying bottles to enjoy with summer dinners. While they are a strong

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Klal Yisrael’s Youngest Members Benefit From STAR-K Kashrus

The importance of pairing a Jewish nursemaid with a Jewish baby can be found in Parshas Shemos. After baby Moshe was saved from the Nile River by his rescuer—ironically, Batya, the daughter of Pharaoh, who mandated that all Jewish newborn males be killed—he cried profusely, refusing to be nursed by her gentile Egyptian

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Ice Cream on Grand, Summer 2020

One of the biggest attractions of spring arriving is the knowledge that Englewood’s Ice Cream on Grand, our most favorite place to indulge in unique ice cream flavors, as well as the more traditional ones, has opened its doors. Syed Rizvi, owner of Ice Cream on Grand, spends many winter months preparing to pamper his clients with

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Wok 18 Fuses High-End Cantonese Cuisine With Takeout

Most American Jews have a general idea of what to expect when they order Chinese takeout. Along with pizza and sushi, American-style Chinese food is generally ubiquitous in larger kosher-keeping Jewish communities like Teaneck, Fair Lawn, Passaic and Highland Park. What these communities don’t have, though, is

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Q&A With Rebecca Grafstein of Kosherkart, a New Startup

Kosherkart launched several weeks ago in an attempt to provide kosher-keeping consumers in and around New York with reliable deliveries of fresh kosher foods and certified pantry staples that are often harder to find via delivery. Rebecca Grafstein, CEO of Kosherkart, answered some of my questions about why she

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Outdoor Teaneck Diners Are Happy to Be Back!

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Estihana Reopens With Safe Service, New Menu, Website and Promotions

Estihana Teaneck was thrilled to welcome its patrons back this past week for “dine-outdoors” dining with an altered and warm setting, appetizing additions to its menu and discounts for customers. The restaurant is delighted to once again offer the local Jewish community an affordable and delectable experience of

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Freshly Rolled Ice Cream Brings Dessert to a Town Near You

Freshly Rolled Ice Cream, based in Staten Island, recently took its treats to locations in Essex County. The rolled ice cream is a new addition to Make It Snappy, an event-planning business that has been around for 20 years. Now, Freshly Rolled Ice Cream is available to cater bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, parties, summer camps, shuls

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The Humble Truck, a Kitchen on Wheels, Embarks on the ‘Summer of Love Tour 2020’

Shalom Yehudiel’s The Humble Toast has come a long way since opening in Teaneck two years ago, carving out a niche in the city’s pantheon of kosher restaurants with creative sandwiches and deli. Now The Humble Toast is going farther—to Queens, Riverdale, Long Island and beyond, possibly to the Hamptons and the Catskills, with

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It's Date Night! Six Thirteen in Stamford Is Open for Business

Sick of cooking? Ready to move on from Zoom dating? There’s now one kosher restaurant in the entire tri-state area that’s open for business. Six Thirteen, in Stamford, Connecticut, is now offering limited dine-in seating (in addition to takeout and delivery) on their outdoor patio.

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Ma’adan Thinks Inside the Kiddush ‘Box’

While COVID-19 has many local businesses thinking outside the box, Johnny Shore of Ma’adan has been thinking inside the box, The Kiddush Box that is. A convenient meal to go, The Kiddush Box is filled with Shabbat favorites including deli roll, hard salami, potato kugel, pickles, olives and rugelach. It feeds two people

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Mocha Bleu Launches Mocha Bar + Bowl

The reality of being stuck at home with no access to a gym or exercise equipment has left many people feeling unhealthy and out of shape. Naftali Abenaim, CEO of Mocha Hospitality Group and former spin instructor, can relate. Since the COVID-19-imposed lockdown, he has struggled to stay in shape and eat right, a challenge

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