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I am planning a crazy road trip for a trip with the inlaws. The trip starts in Los Angeles driving to San Francisco then onto Yosemite, Las Vegas, and then either returning via San Diego or straight to Los Angeles. I am currently searching for hotels in San Francisco and they are insanely expensive. Are there cheaper options outside of the actual City? Any recommendations?

the Starwood (Westin) and marriott hotel near the SFO airport were much more reasonably priced, have very nice rooms and bay-views, and are located in a great location. There is no need to actually stay downtown at the 30K+ places.
These airport hotels also have free airport shuttles and a Sixt car rental on site. Palo Alto is nearby, too and priced better.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning Advice / Re: Rome Master Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:55:12 AM »
I take it back, the SR MLE exceeded expectations for the most part.

SR Bal Harbour, Kauai, and Rome are nice, but I don't think they're exceptional.

SR Monarch Beach was quite exceptional when they had brand new rooms and decor last year while transitioning into the current Monarch Beach resort -- they were bought out by Denver-based KSL Capital Partners LLC for $319 million dollars. They pumped in another $40 million for upscale renovations. It's now $500+/night and no longer a Starwood property. :(

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning Advice / Re: Chicago Master Thread
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:58:02 PM »
Texas Kosher BBQ -- this Thursday, August 17 from 12:00pm - 6:30pm

From their site: "Deep in the Heart of Texas' comes some authentic Kosher BBQ. Come out and enjoy some 18 hour Smoked Brisket, Ribs, Chickens and more on Thursday August 17 at Evanston Jewel-Osco on Howard Street.

Texas Kosher BBQ will be rolling in with their new 28 foot trailer loaded with a full size smoker and kitchens to serve up a great taste of Texas.

Come on out and enjoy some great flavors and smells. Grab a bite to eat for lunch, Take home for Dinner and order extras to grace your Shabbos table:

Menu and pricing:
Sliced Brisket Platter - $18.00
1/3 pound of our signature slow smoked beef, Sliced with 1 Side.

¼ Chicken Platter - $10.00
A delicious, Juicy slow smoked 1/4 Chicken served with 1 side.

Chopped Beef Platter - $14.00
Our signature slow smoked beef, chopped and mixed with our signature BBQ sauce served on a bun and 1 side

Texas Fries or Chili Fries - $14.00
French Fries piled with chopped beef and coleslaw

Children’s Hot Dogs - $5.00 ADD Texas Chili $9.00
Hot Dog served on Bun with one Side.

Extra Sides - $2.00
Cole Slaw, Baked beans, Corn on the Cobb, French Fries
SODA and WATER - $1.50"

ORDER FOR SHABBOS (to be confirmed on Thursday)
Sliced Brisket and smoked ribs by the pound
Whole Smoked Chickens

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Unless they're coming to BCN, I don't think I'll be able to taste it

it's not the same as fresh, but a friend can buy and freeze the smoked chicken or ribs and you can enjoy it 2-3 weeks later. (In fact, I think that my cousin in IL may do that for us now that I think about it.)  Ribs may freeze better than the chicken. We'll find out. 8)

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I heard they will be in Chicago too, but I will be OOT unfortunately.
Still open?

They already finished before 8:30pm, however they will be in Cincinnatti on Tuesday -- 3.5 hrs away. Really good smoked ribs:
Congregation Zichron Eliezer
2455 Section Rd, Amberley, Ohio 45237

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Anyone have a recommendation for a resume builder

may be worth asking this question in a broader thread?

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I hear you. The wiki was posted before the other location was even opened. (So it seems from the wiki)
 Anyhow not impressed with kosher food seen in la. Was in shnitzly and they ran out of baguettes by 11:30. He even stopped letting people in the store before 12 cause he was too busy !? 7 people on line is busy ?? Cmmmonnn
  Next... called up ditmas at like 9 and they told me their last seating will be at 11. I came in at 10:30 they said their out of a lot of stuff so they closed the kitchen early... wth
  Herzog had no availability other then 5pm...
   Overall la needs some help with the restaurant seen.
 

typical dinner times (most people arrive by 9:00/9:30 pm or have advance reservations) have an excellent dinner scene most nights in LA.
Ditmas has a huge variety of creative and very tasty appetizers, sides, entrees, cocktails, and desserts.
Jeff's Sausages are all around delicious.
La Gondola, Shiloh's, and Pats are solid quality places for dinner.
Even Meshuga4Sushi has a top notch well rounded menu of dozens of great tasting, higher than average NY-style items.
It's worth anoher trip -- it's just that the working professionals on the West Coast (i.e. their regular restaurant customers) may be starting their day before 8am since it's already 11am on the east coast, so perhaps they close out their day earlier than NY.

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Oh only tried Beverly I give it
+1
same here at the Beverly location, but we mainly order the cafe and bakery items. Possibly the potato-based foods aren't great at either spot, but that's not what most of us are going into Delice to eat.

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Are you affiliated with Mozart?
no. not affiliated with any FL restaurant. My kids liked it there....

we have reservations to eat at backyard BBQ for Friday night dinner. I'll report back on how it was.

@Mikeoracle , how was Backyard BBQ for Friday night?

And -- has anyone been to Backyard BBQ since award winning BBQ-master Mendel Segal has moved to FL and he's been working at BBBQ and updating the menu?


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Delice bakery. Uggg potatoes taste like lemon and over priced etc... update wiki 1.5/5

their pastries, flaky dough desserts, and smoothies are very good. On Beverly near LaBrea. (Yes, high-priced). I would order cafe/bakery-type items there -- it's not really a restaurant...

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Highly recommend the Texas Kosher BBQ Pop Up coming to CLE today:
Beachwood Kehilla
25400 Fairmount Blvd, Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Their menu and pricing: (If they add the smoked ribs at $30/lb -- they are the best! The smoked BBQ chicken is also our favorite)

Come out and support The Yeshiva of Cleveland and enjoy some great BBQ.

Texas Kosher BBQ out of Dallas, TX continues its summer road trip as they roll into Cleveland with there 28 foot mobile kitchen with smoker.

¼ Chicken Platter - $10.00
A delicious, Juicy slow smoked 1/4 Chicken served with 1 side.

Chopped Beef Platter - $14.00
Our signature slow smoked beef, chopped and mixed with our signature BBQ sauce served on a bun and 1 side

Sliced Brisket Platter - $18.00
1/3 pound of our signature slow smoked beef, Sliced with 1 Side.

Texas Fries or Chili Fries - $14.00
French Fries piled with chopped beef and coleslaw

Children’s Hot Dogs - $5.00 ADD Texas Chili $9.00
Hot Dog served on Bun with one Side.

Extra Sides - $2.00
Cole Slaw, Baked beans, Corn on the Cobb, French Fries

SODA and WATER - $1.50

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General Discussion / Re: Smoking Meats
« on: August 11, 2017, 03:29:14 PM »
Not yet, why would I want to add another step to the process. And according to meat head the smoke flavor only gets absorbed during the first few hours.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/08/sous-vide-barbecue-smoked-bbq-brisket-texas-recipe.html

+1

Because, it makes the meat more tender first, at a lower temperature -- as the link above says, "Combining sous vide cooking with actual smoke from the grill makes for brisket that's moist and tender yet still smoky, with a great bark."

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General Discussion / Re: Smoking Meats
« on: August 11, 2017, 12:22:08 PM »
Did this 3lber in 7 hrs
 Flavor was one of the best I've made but was not as soft and tender as I would have preffered.
I've been working in kind of the blind recently as my thermometer is broken.

Have you ever tried to sous vide for 8-20 hours and then smoke it?

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That's too bad, was hoping it was just a name change again.
I believe they closed.

Yes, it's closed. The original 'name change' was because of the new ownership, however it's no longer open at all.
It's a great, growing community near the water, decent housing, and with an excellent Jewish preschool and soon-to-be elementary school. So maybe there's hope for a new place later this year/next year.

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Did 1707 (Chayo) in Torrence close? Yelp is saying closed but 1707 website still open.

Any other kosher places in the Long Beach area?

They've had great food this year -- I called to check their hours today, and the phone line is disconnected.
Their website says that they are open: http://1707pizza.com
My friend lives nearby -- I'll call and get an update.

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