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Title: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 19, 2012, 04:14:39 PM
Wanted to do this for a while. Here is a list of the places I've eaten and my favorite thing at each place. I'll edit more later, add bad foods etc... For now I want to hear other peoples opinions, so I can know what else to try. *disclaimer- besides for basil all the restaurants listed below have mediocre-horrible decor/comfortable seating.

Basil- Wine:  Maturo Borgo Real (Red), Baron Herzog Late Harvest White Riesling (White); Food: wild mushroom pizza, basil fries, and sour cream cheese cake with basil ice cream for dessert. The basil ice cream is a must have!
http://www.basilny.com/index.html (http://"basil")

Sushi spot- One of the best rolls I have ever had is the Crunchy Situation, many other rolls are good another one I like very much is the specialty portabela roll. http://www.sushispot2.com/

Empire Grill- The Lemon(off the menu), sesame, and sweet and sour Chinese chicken are all very decent and large portions, The 770 burger and spicy fries is my go to meal for a cheap and good fleishig food. Remember they deliver for free till very late usually 1am or later. http://www.empiregrillny.com/

Mendy's- The 3 meat combo is excelent, I usualy get corned beef, pastrami, and roast beef, with fried onions. They really pack in a lot of meat. Also their baby chicien lafa is good. One of my favorite chicken soups is their chickin gambo soup. http://www.mendysdeli.com/

Pamadori- Newish Pizza shop. I really enjoyed their Pamadori slice and garlic pizza, both top notch!

Cafe Rimon- Fettuccine Alfredo is amazing!

Buncho Bagels- Probably the best bagels in crown heights. They have a good yougurt in the fridge by the register. For the most part just a typical bagel shop from what I've had.

Areles bagel- I love their personal pies that are just $6 I always ask for the russian sauce for dipping. This is my go to for cheap milchig meal. Also $5 breakfast special, bagel with eggs, potatos, israeli salad, and coffee

Kingston Pizza- I would never eat their pizza, if I didn't know they got a new recipe. The new pizza is actually not horrible if someone serves it at a party I suppose I would eat it, and enjoy it, otherwise...

Prime Sandwich- When they first opened I got a very good portion of schintzel in a spicy schnitzel sandwich and enjoyed it. Since the opening I have went there twice been very unimpressed and let down. Don't plan on ever going there again...

Albany Bakery on Albany- They make mezonos sandwiches to go. They have great guacamole which I personally love one a sandwich with white fish.

Albany bake shop on Kingston- They make sushi and accept food stamps. That is about all I know about them...

Mermelsteins- My go to place for plane food. They have a pre-wrapped deli sandwich with I think Corned beef, Pastrami, and turkey. Easy to travel with and will stay good for long trips.

Kretchma- Still open? Decent pizza used to be better than kingston pizza, probably about the same now. They may be open just motzei shabbos really not sure.

Gambos- I am not such a pastry guy. Good hot chocolate during the winter though.






 


Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on February 20, 2012, 08:39:06 AM
Wanted to do this for a while. Here is a list of the places I've eaten and my favorite thing at each place. I'll edit more later, add bad foods etc... For now I want to hear other peoples opinions, so I can know what else to try. *disclaimer- besides for basil all the restaurants listed below have mediocre-horrible decor/comfortable seating.
Nice job

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Sushi spot- One of the best rolls I have ever had is the Crunchy Situation, many other rolls are good another one I like very much is the specialty portabela roll. http://www.sushispot2.com/
i dont remember which sushi i ate there, but i would say they have pretty good sushi! its nice that they finally opened up a shushi place in CH.

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Empire Grill- The Lemon(off the menu), sesame, and sweet and sour Chinese chicken are all very decent and large portions, The 770 burger and spicy fries is my go to meal for a cheap and good fleishig food. Remember they deliver for free till very late usually 1am or later. http://www.empiregrillny.com/
i also dont remember what i had there but i remember they had good cruchy deep fried chicken - and shnitzel sandwhiches werent that bad, i cant say amazing on those

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Mendy's- The 3 meat combo is excelent, I usualy get corned beef, pastrami, and roast beef, with fried onions. They really pack in a lot of meat. Also their baby chicien lafa is good. One of my favorite chicken soups is their chickin gambo soup. http://www.mendysdeli.com/
i havent eaten there in a real long time, but i would say if ur in a rush and need something quick and you're around 770 then go for a chicken avocado wrap or a pastrami sandwhich

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Pamadori- Newish Pizza shop. I really enjoyed their Pamadori slice and garlic pizza, both top notch!
Really good pizza and some other cheese stuff (fgt what its called). they make really good fruit shake (base milk)

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Cafe Rimon- Fettuccine Alfredo is amazing!
never ate there. but i ate at the same place when it was called something else- many years ago. (sorry to long ago to remember)

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Buncho Bagels- Probably the best bagels in crown heights. They have a good yougurt in the fridge by the register. For the most part just a typical bagel shop from what I've had.
if you're looking for a good bagel sandwhich this is the place to go. a little more pricey then arele's bagels but its worth it

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Areles bagel- I love their personal pies that are just $6 I always ask for the russian sauce for dipping. This is my go to for cheap milchig meal. Also $5 breakfast special, bagel with eggs, potatos, israeli salad, and coffee
i usually get a stomach ache after i eat there. i only eat there cuz i have no patience to walk to bunch-o bagel and its more center location. the personal pies and the spicy potato bagel (which still gave an ache) are the only thing that taste good there.
just beware that the cashier takes the money with his glove still on and then will touch food as well.

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Kingston Pizza- I would never eat their pizza, if I didn't know they got a new recipe. The new pizza is actually not horrible if someone serves it at a party I suppose I would eat it, and enjoy it, otherwise...
havent eaten there in many years but i remember that the pizza aint that good

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Prime Sandwich- When they first opened I got a very good portion of schintzel in a spicy schnitzel sandwich and enjoyed it. Since the opening I have went there twice been very unimpressed and let down. Don't plan on ever going there again...
same here. when it opened i orderd a meat combo and it was really good, recently i ordered a shnitzel and it was horrible. - it pays to drive to shnitzies on coney island for a good shnitzel sandwhich

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Albany bake shop on Kingston- They make sushi and accept food stamps. That is about all I know about them...
i didnt really like their breakfast specials

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Mermelsteins- My go to place for plane food. They have a pre-wrapped deli sandwich with I think Corned beef, Pastrami, and turkey. Easy to travel with and will stay good for long trips.
many years ago i ordered some chicken breasts from there and it was good.

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Kretchma- Still open? Decent pizza used to be better than kingston pizza, probably about the same now. They may be open just motzei shabbos really not sure.
idk if open but better pizza then kingston

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Gambos- I am not such a pastry guy. Good hot chocolate during the winter though.
not either a big pastry guy but they say its not too bad there. Probably better then buying a donut at Kahan''s

i wouldve recommended Esthers Deli/Grill A"H!
and never buy a sandwhich from a guy selling on the steps of 770, they're usually soggy! :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on February 20, 2012, 02:14:54 PM
Well done.

I have a few disagreements & comments:

Kingston Pizza- I would never eat their pizza, if I didn't know they got a new recipe. The new pizza is actually not horrible if someone serves it at a party I suppose I would eat it, and enjoy it, otherwise...
havent eaten there in many years but i remember that the pizza aint that good
Their pizza used to be absolutely horrible, but now with the new ownership (Itzik & the guy from Dagan's) It's actually really good IMO.

Kretchma- Still open? Decent pizza used to be better than kingston pizza, probably about the same now. They may be open just motzei shabbos really not sure.
I haven't been there in ages. their pizza was (is?) decent but the place was always so filthy, it always grossed me out. -and not having a hechsher didn't help either...

Albany bake shop on Kingston- They make sushi and accept food stamps. That is about all I know about them...
Closed.
-or are you talking about "Kingston bake shop"? I'm pretty sure Albany on Kingston never sold sushi...


to be cont.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: SGF on February 20, 2012, 02:21:08 PM
Wanted to do this for a while. Here is a list of the places I've eaten and my favorite thing at each place. I'll edit more later, add bad foods etc... For now I want to hear other peoples opinions, so I can know what else to try. *disclaimer- besides for basil all the restaurants listed below have mediocre-horrible decor/comfortable seating........
+1
areles bagel - personal pies and the spicy potato bagel (which still gave an ache) are the only thing that taste good there.
just beware that the cashier takes the money with his glove still on and then will touch food as well.
pizza is only good while its still warm otherwise its not good
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Kingston bake shop- i didnt really like their breakfast specials
breakfast is not at all good but if you have food stamps its worth it, sushi there is prob the best in CH besides for 'sushi spot'
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Gombos - not either a big pastry guy but they say its not too bad there. Probably better then buying a donut at Kahan''s
not the best but its very fresh stuff as oppose to the other bakery's
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 20, 2012, 02:40:25 PM
Their pizza used to be absolutely horrible, but now with the new ownership (Itzik & the guy from Dagan's) It's actually really good IMO.

-or are you talking about "Kingston bake shop"? I'm pretty sure Albany on Kingston never sold sushi...

Could be I still associate it with the old pizza taste just because of the name...

Yes Kingston bake shop. Thanks for the correction.

Also my favorite Ice cream in crown heights is the soft serve pistachio flavor with cookie crunch on the inside and outside from Nosh world.
Side  not I heard sweet expressions lost their hechsher again. I was never to impressed with their ice cream anyway.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 20, 2012, 05:49:54 PM
Nice job

+1, this thread is well overdue :D

Side  not I heard sweet expressions lost their hechsher again. I was never to impressed with their ice cream anyway.

Again?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 20, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
Again?
They used to be under badatz ch then the OK now they lost the OK also... They don't have a mashkiach timidey and a goy prepares the hot chocolate so it is a problem of bishul akum. Don't quote me on this just what I've heard.
 
   Another side note I made this thread so I can find out about other good dishes in Crown Heights please everyone chime in with your suggestions.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on February 21, 2012, 12:51:46 AM
Bakery on Kingston & Crown: Best breakfast in town, try Israeli-mayo salad.
Kingston Pizza: Their pizza is awesome since they changed owners.
Pomodori: Try the vodka pizza, excellent.
Buncho's: havarti tuna melt on a flat. Bunchochino with the works.
Don't forget Sushi-K-Bar in E.K. I tried their tuna pizza "roll" last week, impressed as usual. Rainbow roll my regular.
Basil: Wild mushroom pizza, Basil fries with LOTS of truffle mayo. BEST EVER croissant, worth every penny.

(What a baal-taiveh  :-[ )

ps. All I remember about Kretchme is that once I went there and saw baked ziti on the display and asked the guy behind the counter if it's good and he goes with a grin from ear to ear: "It's excellent! You know how I know? Because I made it myself!". So I'm like: "OK, let's go for it"...
What can I say? A clump of american cheese on one side and a squirt of ketchup on the other, not even on the same spot anywhere. It reminded me of yeshiva food (actually it didn't because it was way worse and incomparable to yeshiva food).
OTOH, I must say that Kretchme still holds the title for the best pizza in town for the longest period of time.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 21, 2012, 07:41:05 PM
Areles bagel- I love their personal pies that are just $6 I always ask for the russian sauce for dipping. This is my go to for cheap milchig meal. Also $5 breakfast special, bagel with eggs, potatos, israeli salad, and coffee
I usually get a stomach ache after i eat there. i only eat there cuz i have no patience to walk to bunch-o bagel and its more center location. the personal pies and the spicy potato bagel (which still gave an ache) are the only thing that taste good there.
just beware that the cashier takes the money with his glove still on and then will touch food as well.

I guess I owe you a +1. I hear they got shut down today by the health department.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: SGF on February 21, 2012, 08:43:14 PM
I guess I owe you a +1. I hear they got shut down today by the health department.
IIRC its the 3rd time in the past 2 yrs that they closed for this reason, i guess last time didnt help much.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lbvtch on February 28, 2012, 10:26:44 AM
sorry about the last post, was a mistake
Sushi spot- One of the best rolls I have ever had is the Crunchy Situation, many other rolls are good another one I like very much is the specialty portabela roll. http://www.sushispot2.com/
i went in there once and they told me my sushi would be ready in 45 min!
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Empire Grill- The Lemon(off the menu), sesame, and sweet and sour Chinese chicken are all very decent and large portions, The 770 burger and spicy fries is my go to meal for a cheap and good fleishig food. Remember they deliver for free till very late usually 1am or later. http://www.empiregrillny.com/
shnitzel sandwich is good shwarma in a lafa is also. pretty cheep. sushi is terrible
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Albany bake shop on Kingston- They make sushi and accept food stamps. That is about all I know about them...
before sushi spot opened they were said to have the best sushi in CH
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on March 02, 2012, 01:58:51 AM
Albany bake shop on Kingston- They make sushi and accept food stamps. That is about all I know about them...
You're probably referring to Kingston bake shop AKA Isaacs, Albany bake shop never carried shushi AFAIK.
before sushi spot opened they were said to have the best sushi in CH
Not at all! Best sushi hands down was at Empire Kosher, still competes big time with the new sushi place.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on March 04, 2012, 07:18:29 PM
Still waiting for some more food suggestions. Does no one eat out in ch?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lbvtch on March 04, 2012, 09:12:02 PM
Still waiting for some more food suggestions. Does no one eat out in ch?
iv heard people say, if you want to eat in a normal restaurant you have to leave CH
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on March 05, 2012, 12:09:44 AM
iv heard people say, if you want to eat in a normal restaurant you have to leave CH
+1
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on March 05, 2012, 12:14:55 AM
iv heard people say, if you want to eat in a normal restaurant you have to leave CH
Meh, so who delivers?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 05, 2012, 12:27:25 AM
Still waiting for some more food suggestions. Does no one eat out in ch?
I had the seared tuna at Basil tonight, it was really good. Not sure it was worth the $36 (when you add sides, drinks, dessert, tax and tip it's like double that), but then again I'm not a foodie.

Had it med-rare, which probably isn't the best idea on a Sunday night, but at least I didn't get the tuna tartare. I loved the look on the waitress' face when I asked if they get fresh fish on Sunday, eventually she said she doesn't know but she could go check if I'd like, which I declined.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: David B on March 05, 2012, 10:20:33 AM
Which is the CH restaurant that I read about in the Jewish Week a year or so ago --  milchig restaurant that is supposed to be VERY nice, and sort of out of place (and not even in the 'heart of Jewish CH).  I heard it is very good....
Title: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on March 05, 2012, 10:24:06 AM
The one and only.... Basil!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: David B on March 05, 2012, 10:28:21 AM
The one and only.... Basil!

Thanks...I suppose its worth a special trip to CH?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 05, 2012, 10:29:18 AM
Thanks...I suppose its worth a special trip to CH?

CH is worth a trip in its own right, once you're there, stop by Basil :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: David B on March 05, 2012, 10:31:50 AM
CH is worth a trip in its own right, once you're there, stop by Basil :)

Well said!  Been there before, but not to Basil.  Thanks....
Title: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on March 05, 2012, 10:32:13 AM
Thanks...I suppose its worth a special trip to CH?
Couldn't tell u... Never ate there (yet) but I doubt it's worth a special trip - agree with AsherO
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: David B on March 05, 2012, 10:34:21 AM
Couldn't tell u... Never ate there (yet) but I doubt it's worth a special trip - agree with AsherO

Is the Jewish Children's Museum still nice?  We were there several years ago and enjoyed it....maybe time for another visit (with a Basil stop afterward).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lbvtch on March 05, 2012, 10:41:39 AM
Is the Jewish Children's Museum still nice?  We were there several years ago and enjoyed it....maybe time for another visit (with a Basil stop afterward).
they are opening up the new floor pretty soon, may be worth visiting
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 05, 2012, 10:50:00 AM
Is the Jewish Children's Museum still nice?  We were there several years ago and enjoyed it....maybe time for another visit (with a Basil stop afterward).

I think they just finished a Voyage Through Jewish History exhibit, but I'm not sure it's opened to the public yet, as the grand opening ceremony is on April 1st (http://www.jcm.museum/dinner/2012-JCM/).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 05, 2012, 11:48:22 AM
Another great stop in CH is the Chabad Library Exhibition. Some really old cool seforim there (not just Chabad) The library itself holds some 250,000 books.

I think too many CH'rs overlook this place.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 05, 2012, 11:53:21 AM
I had the seared tuna at Basil tonight, it was really good. Not sure it was worth the $36 (when you add sides, drinks, dessert, tax and tip it's like double that), but then again I'm not a foodie.

 I loved the look on the waitress' face when I asked if they get fresh fish on Sunday, eventually she said she doesn't know but she could go check if I'd like, which I declined.

Not possible. The fish market is closed Sundays.
But that doesn't mean it's not 'fresh'. They could keep it in a semi frozen state from when they get it on Thursday or Friday. I don't think meat is any fresher then fish in this regard.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 05, 2012, 11:54:38 AM
I don't think meat is any fresher then fish in this regard.
But meat generally isn't eaten raw.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 05, 2012, 11:56:27 AM
Not possible. The fish market is closed Sundays.

I was pretty sure this is the case, thanks for confirming. Heads up to all those eating sushi on Motzei Shabbos and Sunday.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 05, 2012, 11:57:03 AM
But meat generally isn't eaten raw.
True. But how about rare?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 05, 2012, 12:06:53 PM
True. But how about rare?
Agreed, probably risky to order it like that on certain days.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on March 05, 2012, 01:03:43 PM
Not possible. The fish market is closed Sundays.
But that doesn't mean it's not 'fresh'. They could keep it in a semi frozen state from when they get it on Thursday or Friday. I don't think meat is any fresher then fish in this regard.
And just because the fish market got it Thursday or Friday doesn't mean it was caught that day. A lot of these boats are out fishing for weeks at a time.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on March 05, 2012, 01:05:38 PM
Not at all! Best sushi hands down was at Empire Kosher, still competes big time with the new sushi place.
+1
I had their (kingston bake shop's) sushi a few times and I thought it was pretty shvach
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 05, 2012, 01:20:36 PM
I was pretty sure this is the case, thanks for confirming. Heads up to all those eating sushi on Motzei Shabbos and Sunday.
And just because the fish market got it Thursday or Friday doesn't mean it was caught that day. A lot of these boats are out fishing for weeks at a time.
+1

Keep in mind that many of the restaurants and sushi places get a big part of their fish as frozen on a regular basis (like tuna and tilapia). The stores defrost them (or refresh them ;)) as needed. So on the one hand, eating fish on Sunday may not be as bad as you think, since the store could have just defrosted it a few hours ago. On the other hand, just because you're eating fish on Wednesday does not necessarily mean the fish is fresh and caught recently.

But just so you can keep it handy, here are the hours and holidays of the new Fulton fish market:
http://www.newfultonfishmarket.com/hours.html
http://www.huntspoint.com/Fulton_Fish_Market.htm/
Now when looking at the holiday calender, notice that on some Mondays, your fish may actually have been older then Sundays...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 05, 2012, 02:54:18 PM
But meat generally isn't eaten raw.

AFAIK fish that isn't fresh tends to be risker than meat that is as old.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 06, 2012, 06:07:44 PM
Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2012, 06:14:17 PM
Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.
Mermelsteins :D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 06, 2012, 06:14:42 PM
Mermelsteins :D

Kidding, or for real?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2012, 06:16:13 PM
Kidding, or for real?
Haven't had them from there since I was a little kid, but IIRC they were pretty good. 
Yes, my memory on food goes a long time :D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 06, 2012, 06:28:20 PM
Yes, my memory on food goes a long time :D

+1, I can't get over what a foodie you are.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: David B on March 06, 2012, 07:27:59 PM
Anyone know where I can find decent ready-to-eat franks-in-blankets in CH, preferably not too expensive.

Find the nearest Costco -- they have Spring Valley (or Cohen's -- forgot which one) franks and blankets in a huge box for cheap as can be....
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 06, 2012, 07:29:13 PM
Mermelsteins :D

Thanks for the suggestion. I placed an order and they were cheaper than I figured they'd be.

Find the nearest Costco -- they have Spring Valley (or Cohen's -- forgot which one) franks and blankets in a huge box for cheap as can be....

The people I've giving them to as Misloach Manos (don't ask) probably won't trust that Hashgacha.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: David B on March 06, 2012, 07:31:26 PM
 

The people I've giving them to as Misloach Manos (don't ask) probably won't trust that Hashgacha.

NP -- and they'd be frozen and uncooked -- awkward for MM  :o
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2012, 07:31:33 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I placed an order and they were cheaper than I figured they'd be.
Don't forget to share a review :D
OT, but I can't believe that place is still open!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 06, 2012, 07:33:31 PM

NP -- and they'd be frozen and uncooked -- awkward for MM  :o

Technically I can cook them.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on March 06, 2012, 09:20:18 PM
OT, but I can't believe that place is still open!
The same lady has worked there for around 50 years!!! That is someone who has definitely seen the changes in the crown heights community over the years...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 06, 2012, 11:07:59 PM
The same lady has worked there for around 50 years!!!
Her maiden name is Mermelstein.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 12, 2012, 06:59:30 PM
Kingston and Montgomery in 1962! Paskez candy store in center.
http://brooklynhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35872cgi/mweb.exe?request=image&hex=V19749390.JPG
http://brooklynhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35872cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=141334CF-8DFC-4249-B0B0-182622517870;type=102
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2012, 09:22:06 PM
Kingston and Montgomery in 1962! Paskez candy store in center.
http://brooklynhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35872cgi/mweb.exe?request=image&hex=V19749390.JPG
http://brooklynhistory.pastperfect-online.com/35872cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=141334CF-8DFC-4249-B0B0-182622517870;type=102

Nice find, annoying watermark. They have a pic on the wall in Pomodori that's supposedly from 1925, it looks photoshopped IMHO.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on March 12, 2012, 11:32:55 PM
Nice find, annoying watermark.
Ya I remember, watermarks really annoy you (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7436.msg88744#msg88744)  ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 13, 2012, 12:58:58 AM
Nice find,

Somehow, the streets and sidewalks are squeaky clean. Was it just for the photo, or that's what Brooklyn looked like back then?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on March 13, 2012, 02:21:16 AM
Somehow, the streets and sidewalks are squeaky clean. Was it just for the photo, or that's what Brooklyn looked like back then?
Photoshop IMO  ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 06, 2012, 01:34:36 PM
I recently had the sushi at Kingston bake shop and although it was a large portion it was not comparable to a real sushi place i.e. not worth going. I should have mentioned this before the chocolate kokosh (I think that is how it's spelled) cake at gombos is excellent!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on June 07, 2012, 02:36:13 AM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=20330&alias=putting-trust-back-in-bagels
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 07, 2012, 02:48:49 AM
I should have mentioned this before the chocolate kokosh (I think that is how it's spelled) cake at gombos is excellent!
That's one thing Hungarians know how to make  ;).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on June 07, 2012, 04:00:42 AM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=20330&alias=putting-trust-back-in-bagels

Three Israeli owners of an eatery targeting "American clientele"... ???
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2012, 02:38:25 AM
New restaurant opens in CH! (http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=20807&alias=mendys-opens-steak-branch)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on July 06, 2012, 02:43:26 AM
New restaurant opens in CH! (http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=20807&alias=mendys-opens-steak-branch)
Looks good. I wonder how it's gonna turn out..
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2012, 02:46:31 AM
Looks good. I wonder how it's gonna turn out..
If their menu is not yet defined maybe you can put in a request for cholent ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on July 06, 2012, 02:48:40 AM
Looks interesting.  Where exactly is it located? Which store did they take over?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2012, 02:49:44 AM
Looks interesting.  Where exactly is it located? Which store did they take over?
Gift shop @ JCM.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 03:26:56 AM
Gift shop @ JCM.
Ummm it looks like the 2nd room of mendy's from those pictures. I was wondering why they redid it. I am extremely reluctant in expecting anything good from this...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2012, 03:47:52 AM
I am extremely reluctant in expecting anything good from this...
+1. What good can you expect from an establishment with no competition in town?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on July 06, 2012, 03:50:14 AM
+1. What good can you expect from an establishment with no competition in town?
or more like - what good can you expect from a restaurant in CH?!

esthers wasnt that great either.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 03:51:26 AM
or more like - what good can you expect from a restaurant in CH?!

Eh Basil is pretty good so is sushi spot.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2012, 03:51:51 AM
or more like - what good can you expect from a restaurant in CH?!
-1. IMO Basil is very good for CH expectations and so is Pomodori to a certain degree.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on July 06, 2012, 03:58:45 AM
Eh Basil is pretty good so is sushi spot.
never entered there yet, but okay.

and i was gonna say that the only other decent place is sushi. (not really a restaurant though)

-1. IMO Basil is very good for CH expectations and so is Pomodori to a certain degree.
and i forgot about pomodori. i ate there once and it was pretty good.
the thing is that i havent spent much time in CH over the past 2 years so when i think CH, i dont include these new places that just came up.

ill just say this - im gonna rate empire grill a -1 out of 1-10 (10 being the best)....txtmax, do u feel me? ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2012, 03:59:46 AM
never entered there yet, but okay.

and i was gonna say that the only other decent place is sushi. (not really a restaurant though)
and i forgot about pomodori. i ate there once and it was pretty good.
the thing is that i havent spent much time in CH over the past 2 years so when i think CH, i dont include these new places that just came up.

ill just say this - im gonna rate empire grill a -1 out of 1-10 (10 being the best)....txtmax, do u feel me? ;)
Absolutely!

#Sushionastyrofoamplate
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on July 06, 2012, 04:02:40 AM
#Sushionastyrofoamplate

#AsherOsdevillaugh   :D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on July 06, 2012, 04:09:00 AM
#AsherOsdevillaugh   :D
LOL! The place is a friggin' diner...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 06, 2012, 09:58:09 AM
-1. IMO Basil is very good for CH expectations and so is Pomodori to a certain degree.

I ate at Pomodori with cousins from London and they thought the pizza was out-of-the-world. They said they have nothing like that in London.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 10:09:21 AM
I ate at Pomodori with cousins from London and they thought the pizza was out-of-the-world. They said they have nothing like that in London.
+1 it is great pizza! I love tree garlic slice!

And I'm still standing behind empire grill for there sesame chicken,  and 770 burger.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 06, 2012, 10:12:27 AM
I go to Empire grill regularly. I don't think they're amazing, thery just serve food...

My favorite has become the Rabbi Rap / plate made with baby chicken.  Anyone else get this item?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 10:18:01 AM
I go to Empire grill regularly. I don't think they're amazing, thery just serve food...

My favorite has become the Rabbi Rap / plate made with baby chicken.  Anyone else get this item?
Have you ever had the baby chicken lafa from Mendy's? I know it's some guys favorite food there. I've had it and liked it. I wonder how it compares. 
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 06, 2012, 10:19:02 AM
Have you ever had the baby chicken lafa from Mendy's? I know it's some guys favorite food there. I've had it and liked it. I wonder how it compares. 
Nope, I guess I'll try that out next time I'm by Mendy's.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2012, 12:36:53 PM
New restaurant opens in CH! (http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=20807&alias=mendys-opens-steak-branch)

Nice, now who's going to TOFTT and check it out?

#AsherOsdevillaugh

ALOL, devilishly! :D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 12:39:48 PM
Nice, now who's going to TOFTT and check it out?
You up for lunch today?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 06, 2012, 01:03:34 PM
I ate at Pomodori with cousins from London and they thought the pizza was out-of-the-world. They said they have nothing like that in London.

Hey! We have very good pizza in London... (http://www.xs4all.nl/~ernstmul/images/yahoo/28.gif)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 01:08:17 PM
Hey! We have very good pizza in London... (http://www.xs4all.nl/~ernstmul/images/yahoo/28.gif)
  =/=
out-of-the-world-pizza.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2012, 01:25:37 PM
You up for lunch today?

Not so much, sorry.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 06, 2012, 07:54:49 PM
Hey! We have very good pizza in London... (http://www.xs4all.nl/~ernstmul/images/yahoo/28.gif)
Really? cuz they seemed to imply that London pizza shops in general weren't too tasty.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 07, 2012, 07:00:22 PM
Really? cuz they seemed to imply that London pizza shops in general weren't too tasty.

They definitely have that stigma, although there are a couple of new places that are great...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 20, 2012, 08:58:56 AM
New restaurant opens in CH! (http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=20807&alias=mendys-opens-steak-branch)
Nice, now who's going to TOFTT and check it out?

ALOL, devilishly! :D

So AsherO and I went to check out the new Mendy's steakhouse yesterday an hour before the 9 days set in.

I had their Romanian steak (well done), and it was great!
The manager (?) told us that it was their most popular item right now as the other steaks are  similar to what you can get in most steakhouses, but this was something different.
So far so good with Mendy's steakhouse!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 20, 2012, 10:07:04 AM
So AsherO and I went to check out the new Mendy's steakhouse yesterday an hour before the 9 days set in.

I had their Romanian steak (well done), and it was great!
The manager (?) told us that it was their most popular item right now as the other steaks are  similar to what you can get in most steakhouses, but this was something different.
So far so good with Mendy's steakhouse!

My BBQ skirt steak wasn't bad either. $55 tab (after tax, before tip) covered a hearty steak dinner for two, no extra appetizers or dessert.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on July 20, 2012, 12:55:06 PM
My BBQ skirt steak wasn't bad either. $55 tab (after tax, before tip) covered a hearty steak dinner for two, no extra appetizers or dessert.
Glad u guys enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on August 10, 2012, 09:49:12 AM
Does anywhere in Crown Heights sell gribbin?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on August 12, 2012, 12:27:17 AM
Does anywhere in Crown Heights sell gribbin?
Never heard of this. Perhaps there's another name for this food?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on August 12, 2012, 12:29:18 AM
Never heard of this. Perhaps there's another name for this food?
fried chicken skin  8)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 12, 2012, 12:31:08 AM
fried chicken skin  8)

Nope, it could be u cud get it at mermelstein's if u order in advance :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on August 24, 2012, 01:06:14 AM
Just gave Prime Sandwich a 2nd chance (or maybe it was out of no choice due to the late hour ;D )... I had been there soon after they opened and the food was plastic.
I must say I came out very satisfied after spending $10.83 on a Russian shnitzel with veggies and Chimichurri and garlic mayo dressings in a baguette. If you try it make sure to ditch the tomatoes!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on September 14, 2012, 12:35:03 PM
I stopped into Prime Sandwich last night. Got a baby chicken sandwich and it was surprisingly good.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on September 19, 2012, 11:25:52 PM
I came across this video on FT and thought it was interesting.

I totally agree with this guy in that we have many amenities here in CH. I think people underrate or just don't take advantage of them. I've had many enjoyable bike rides around Prospect Park during the summer. It's such a blessing to have a big park right near you, an excellent museum, excellent train transportation to the city, and just  being able to take a lovely stroll down Eastern Parkway.


Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: joey89 on September 19, 2012, 11:39:11 PM
I came across this video on FT and thought it was interesting.

I totally agree with this guy in that we have many amenities here in CH. I think people underrate or just don't take advantage of them. I've had many enjoyable bike rides around Prospect Park during the summer. It's such a blessing to have a big park right near you, an excellent museum, excellent train transportation to the city, and just  being able to take a lovely stroll down Eastern Parkway.

this video is not the "Crown Heights" that was discussed till now in this thread. (that would be Lincoln pl North border, E. New York/Maple
South border, Utica East, Nostrand West)
that being said Eastern pkwy is great to take a stroll
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on September 20, 2012, 12:07:06 AM
Sure, his focus is the area where the hipsters are moving into as those are the clients he's going after, but the advantages he's discussing about CH apply to the Chabad area just the same. I'd call it Greater Crown Heights.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: joey89 on September 20, 2012, 12:25:14 AM
Sure, his focus is the area where the hipsters are moving into as those are the clients he's going after, but the advantages he's discussing about CH apply to the Chabad area just the same. I'd call it Greater Crown Heights.
only thing that applies to CH is sights and attractions.
Rent in Jewish CH is high
restaurants nothing to write about... 
and he conveniently forgets to mention crime rates (71ST Precinct is a embarrassment to put it mildly) 
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Avid Reader on September 20, 2012, 12:38:55 AM
only thing that applies to CH is sights and attractions.
Rent in Jewish CH is high
restaurants nothing to write about... 
and he conveniently forgets to mention crime rates (71ST Precinct is a embarrassment to put it mildly) 


I totally agree with this guy in that we have many amenities here in CH. I think people underrate or just don't take advantage of them. I've had many enjoyable bike rides around Prospect Park during the summer. It's such a blessing to have a big park right near you, an excellent museum, excellent train transportation to the city, and just  being able to take a lovely stroll down Eastern Parkway.

I dont think the rent is that much more expensive then most other places in the 5 boroughs. Especially with the amenities that CH offers (or even basics if you work in the city - 20 - 35 min. train ride to midtown).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on October 15, 2012, 10:16:10 PM
Pardes might not belong here, but I feel like it's so close to CH it should plus its owned and run by a lubab who happens to be the same guy that created Basil's menu. Any-who I went there and had a phenomenal experience. I had foods and flavors I've never had anywhere else it was an almost moving experience. The highlight was having ox heart which was the most flavorful piece of meat I have ever had in my life. The thing is I believe there menu changes semi-often. Anyone know how often? Cuz I just looked online and it was all different from when I went a month ago. Pardes is the closest I have ever come to the food at Tierra Sur, they even give them a decent run for their money.

Also worth noting is the amazing bread given to each table and because we had to wait for a table they gave us free homemade pickles. In addition their beer selection is 2nd to none.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on October 15, 2012, 10:28:34 PM
Pardes might not belong here, but I feel like it's so close to CH it should plus its owned and run by a lubab who happens to be the same guy that created Basil's menu. Any-who I went there and had a phenomenal experience. I had foods and flavors I've never had anywhere else it was an almost moving experience. The highlight was having ox heart which was the most flavorful piece of meat I have ever had in my life. The thing is I believe there menu changes semi-often. Anyone know how often? Cuz I just looked online and it was all different from when I went a month ago. Pardes is the closest I have ever come to the food at Tierra Sur, they even give them a decent run for their money.

Also worth noting is the amazing bread given to each table and because we had to wait for a table they gave us free homemade pickles. In addition their beer selection is 2nd to none.
It might belong here but I think most accurately here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16876.msg237018#msg237018) (also started by you... ;)  ).
Anyhow, wow about the "moving experience", never heard anyone express themselves like that about eating at a restaurant :)

I think they might have had quite an upgrade since I was there (prob. about 6 months ago).. My experience, honestly, was nothing out of this world. I ordered steak tartare which I had much better elsewhere. A hanger steak which left me dissatisfied, only then did I order a burger and fries which was one of the best burgers I ever had and the famous fries with truffle-mayo are pretty awesome too..

They most definitely change their menu often because had I seen ox heart i would have most definitely ordered it! What does it go for BTW? I guess I should pay it another visit just for that..

P.S. Also it took them an eternity to wait the tables...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on October 15, 2012, 11:25:45 PM
That's the thing about restaurants who's menu constantly changes, you can have totally different experiences every time you go. Ox heart isn't on their new menu AFAIK :'( it was an apatizer so small portion like $18... I say moving cuz my taste buds had sensations they never experienced before, it was cool :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on October 16, 2012, 03:37:55 PM
Pardes is the closest I have ever come to the food at Tierra Sur.
Funny you say that because both chefs used to work at the same restaurant in NJ (Mosaica).
Title: Re: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 27, 2012, 10:37:45 PM
It might belong here but I think most accurately here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16876.msg237018#msg237018) (also started by you... ;)  ).
Anyhow, wow about the "moving experience", never heard anyone express themselves like that about eating at a restaurant :)

I think they might have had quite an upgrade since I was there (prob. about 6 months ago).. My experience, honestly, was nothing out of this world. I ordered steak tartare which I had much better elsewhere. A hanger steak which left me dissatisfied, only then did I order a burger and fries which was one of the best burgers I ever had and the famous fries with truffle-mayo are pretty awesome too..

They most definitely change their menu often because had I seen ox heart i would have most definitely ordered it! What does it go for BTW? I guess I should pay it another visit just for that..

P.S. Also it took them an eternity to wait the tables...
את חטאי אני מזכיר that was takke a geshmakke burger, so +1 on your description of the burger and on the disappointment of the rest of the menu.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 12:48:30 PM
Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 01:29:13 PM
Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.

;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on January 27, 2013, 01:36:56 PM
Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.
fine and Shapiro has been open since the 20's. Don't know what type of hechsher it is but seems like they take the prize.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 01:39:32 PM
fine and Shapiro has been open since the 20's. Don't know what type of hechsher it is but seems like they take the prize.
Considering that they're open 7 days a week I wouldn't count that.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 27, 2013, 11:49:17 PM
Read somewhere that Mermelstein's may be NYC's longest running kosher restaurant.
As for how they stay open...one of the great mysteries of life.
As far as I understand, their main business currently is events catering and the restaurant part is just because they have the space for it and very little overhead goes into it since the catering kitchen operates on the same premises.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2013, 11:52:34 PM
People use Mermerlstein's for catering  :o
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2013, 11:54:19 PM
People use Mermerlstein's for catering  :o

The caterer for mermelsteins (Meir Kohen) caters brisim and other events around ch.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 28, 2013, 12:03:09 AM
People use Mermerlstein's for catering  :o
Yes, their catering services and their restaurant food are worlds apart.
The caterer for mermelsteins (Meir Kohen) caters brisim and other events around ch.
Weddings as well.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 24, 2013, 09:05:12 AM
Do all the crazies come out of the wood works on Purim everywhere?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aussiebochur on February 24, 2013, 12:26:08 PM
Do all the crazies come out of the wood works on Purim everywhere?
Ever been in Israel for Purim? Its the crazy in everyone that comes out...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 02, 2013, 03:01:37 PM
So I hear there are some good eats at the market place. Any reports?

Ever been in Israel for Purim? Its the crazy in everyone that comes out...
I couldn't reply to that post beacuase I was on a flight to Israel for Purim when you posted :))
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on August 02, 2013, 03:04:28 PM
So I hear there are some good eats at the market place. Any reports?

The MP is great, can't recommend specifics other than their sushi (which IMHO is currently the best in CH).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 02, 2013, 03:08:18 PM
The MP is great, can't recommend specifics other than their sushi (which IMHO is currently the best in CH).
+1 on the Sushi.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 02, 2013, 06:09:27 PM
So I hear there are some good eats at the market place. Any reports?
 I couldn't reply to that post beacuase I was on a flight to Israel for Purim when you posted :))
The Marketplace is awesome. Their General Tso chicken and Kugel with meat in it (Yapsach?) are both delicious. The service is also fantastic. Can't comment on their sushi.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: DovtheBear on September 15, 2013, 11:27:32 PM
I'm told the place to get a hat is in Crown Heights, can anyone enlighten me as to where?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on September 15, 2013, 11:51:51 PM
I'm told the place to get a hat is in Crown Heights, can anyone enlighten me as to where?

Primo Hatters.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: DovtheBear on September 15, 2013, 11:52:52 PM
Primo Hatters.
Great. (And how much can I expect to spend?)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Cbs on September 16, 2013, 12:01:29 AM
I'm told the place to get a hat is in Crown Heights, can anyone enlighten me as to where?
who told you that?
you should go to Bencraft in BP. i find their hats better.

Great. (And how much can I expect to spend?)
$250 for a nice trionfo or $170 for a decent borsalino
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: DovtheBear on September 16, 2013, 12:02:51 AM
who told you that?
you should go to Bencraft in BP. i find their hats better.
$250 for a nice trionfo or $170 for a decent borsalino
Anything in between?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2013, 04:09:44 PM
Spring for the Trionfo IMHO.

Excellent quality and lasts for many years.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: yoruel on September 17, 2013, 04:30:44 PM
who told you that?
you should go to Bencraft in BP. i find their hats better.
$250 for a nice trionfo or $170 for a decent borsalino

IME bencraft in williamsburg is a lot more quite. I did not go before yom tov. It is crazy busy before yom tov.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: DovtheBear on September 17, 2013, 07:09:22 PM
Spring for the Trionfo IMHO.

Excellent quality and lasts for many years.
I might just. Although it doesn't look like its happening before Yom Tov.
Are they the only ones that sell it?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2013, 08:34:54 PM
Its a Bencraft exclusive.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: DovtheBear on September 17, 2013, 09:04:24 PM
Its a Bencraft exclusive.
I thought so. Are there equivalents?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on September 17, 2013, 09:25:03 PM
A pointer for shopping at Buncho Bagel in Crown Heights: They do not allow credit card swipes under $10. However, you can purchase a gift card and use the balance over the course of many visits. Additionally, they will put $110 on to a gift card that you buy for $100 which makes for a decent value, particularly if you use a Sapphire card on first Fridays.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2014, 04:37:33 PM
Best quick or to go dinner food item in Crown Heights?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 11, 2014, 04:38:04 PM
Best quick or to go dinner food item in Crown Heights?
Prime Sandwich? Quick and easy, not great.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 11, 2014, 04:48:50 PM
Best quick or to go dinner food item in Crown Heights?
Sushi Spot. Mendys.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: plainbachur on July 17, 2014, 09:16:34 PM
Great new idea
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=31211&alias=new-bbq-joint-in-crown-heights
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ah on September 09, 2014, 10:23:42 PM
Going to be in CH very briefly...anything really great/not to be missed that I should pick up (will have to be take out)  Never been there before...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 09, 2014, 10:44:14 PM
Going to be in CH very briefly...anything really great/not to be missed that I should pick up (will have to be take out)  Never been there before...
Definitely Mermelstein's that stuff is certainly not to be missed :) :)

(Just kidding, I don't think Crown Heights has anything particularly special.)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 10, 2014, 12:05:53 AM
Going to be in CH very briefly...anything really great/not to be missed that I should pick up (will have to be take out)  Never been there before...

Gombos has very good kokosh cake. And you definately can't miss the famous ch potato bagel from the bagel shop on the corner of Kingston and president.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 10, 2014, 12:07:46 AM
And you definately can't miss the famous ch potato bagel from the bagel shop on the corner of Kingston and president.
Or better yet, Potato and cream cheese.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ah on September 10, 2014, 12:19:08 AM
Gombos has very good kokosh cake. And you definately can't miss the famous ch potato bagel from the bagel shop on the corner of Kingston and president.
what does that even mean? potato bagel?  :o
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 10, 2014, 01:42:15 AM
what does that even mean? potato bagel?  :o

It's fried spicy potatoes in a bagel. Very cheap and really good.

Or better yet, Potato and cream cheese.

Is that still only on the unofficial menu? I remember when the reg potato bagel was off the menu and it was only 1.25... Then they came up with the scrambled egg bagel and then put it together.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 10, 2014, 02:31:18 AM
Is that still only on the unofficial menu?
Not sure, I haven't been there in  quite a while. though I am really craving one now...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on September 10, 2014, 09:07:50 AM
Definitely Mermelstein's that stuff is certainly not to be missed :) :)
:D

Gombos has very good kokosh cake.
+1.
Ordered several of the chocolate and cinnamon to bring home last time I was there, though I had them make both with the crumb topping.  Really good stuff when they make it nice and gooey.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on September 10, 2014, 03:48:30 PM
Or better yet, Potato and cream cheese garlic butter.
FTFY. However watch those triglicerides!  :P
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on September 10, 2014, 03:49:17 PM
Going to be in CH very briefly...anything really great/not to be missed that I should pick up (will have to be take out)  Never been there before...
Cappuccino muffin from Empire Kosher (The best bakery in CH).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 21, 2014, 05:48:52 PM
This thread now has a wiki. Feel free to add to it.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 21, 2014, 10:08:50 PM
Updated now with public transportation options from area airports, and a list of attractions in CH. Along with full restaurants and food vendors list.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: dovy2 on September 21, 2014, 10:32:32 PM
Updated now with public transportation options from area airports, and a list of attractions in CH. Along with full restaurants and food vendors list.
On my phone so cannot edit wiki, but lots of stuff outdated.. (Albany bakery on Kingston, price of breakfast in bagel shop (and service time.. ahem)  etc
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 21, 2014, 10:35:31 PM
On my phone so cannot edit wiki, but lots of stuff outdated.. (Albany bakery on Kingston, price of breakfast in bagel shop (and service time.. ahem)  etc

Albany on kingston closed down? I don't think i would of even noticed ;) Breakfast prices are about the same 5.5 instrad of 5. What service time?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: dovy2 on September 21, 2014, 10:39:39 PM
Albany on kingston closed down? I don't think i would of even noticed ;) Breakfast prices are about the same 5.5 instrad of 5. What service time?
Closed a two years ago.
Breakfast is now 6 bucks cuz they charge tax.
Service at Areles is extremely slow since they got rid of their Mexicans they had in the old store. A breakfast takes on average ten minutes..and if there's more than 5 people in line, forget it...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 21, 2014, 10:41:43 PM
Closed a two years ago.
Breakfast is now 6 bucks cuz they charge tax.
Service at Areles is extremely slow since they got rid of their Mexicans they had in the old store. A breakfast takes on average ten minutes..and if there's more than 5 people in line, forget it...

Yeh that's true, miss those mexicans, and miss when the potato bagel was a dollar ;) - updated with your corrections, thanks.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on September 22, 2014, 02:19:26 AM
Thanks for the wiki. IINM the Ohel bus is $8 on most days besides for Erev RH, 3 Tammuz and Yud Shvat when it's $10.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: milechazzer on November 10, 2014, 01:31:59 AM
I've been hearing a lot about 3 new restaurants opening in Crown Heights - Meat (by Basil), Izzy's BBQ Addiction/Smokehouse and Boeuf & Bun. Can anyone confirm whether any of these restaurants have opened yet, or when they plan on opening?

thx
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 10, 2014, 01:36:40 AM
I've been hearing a lot about 3 new restaurants opening in Crown Heights - Meat (by Basil), Izzy's BBQ Addiction/Smokehouse and Boeuf & Bun. Can anyone confirm whether any of these restaurants have opened yet, or when they plan on opening?

thx

None of them open yet AFAIK. Meat not sure how close they are. The other two update their facebook pages with when they will open. B&B should be very soon.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: milechazzer on November 10, 2014, 12:02:10 PM
None of them open yet AFAIK. Meat not sure how close they are. The other two update their facebook pages with when they will open. B&B should be very soon.

thx
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 12, 2014, 05:46:22 PM
Just got some rolls from Sushi K bar at empire kosher, thought Sushi spot sushi taste a lot more fresh and more flavor.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on November 18, 2014, 07:25:34 PM
None of them open yet AFAIK. Meat not sure how close they are. The other two update their facebook pages with when they will open. B&B should be very soon.
Are any of them open yet?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 18, 2014, 08:18:09 PM
Are any of them open yet?

No.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: efflpetzel on November 20, 2014, 12:42:58 AM
Where's the best place for late Marriv
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 20, 2014, 01:10:46 AM
Where's the best place for late Marriv
770
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on November 20, 2014, 01:32:27 AM
770
When is the last minyan ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 20, 2014, 01:37:50 AM
When is the last minyan ?
Tonight?
IDK, until what time can you daven maariv? ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on November 20, 2014, 01:39:11 AM
Tonight?
IDK, until what time can you daven maariv? ;)
Is there a set time for the last minyan or as long as people show up ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 20, 2014, 01:40:48 AM
Is there a set time for the last minyan or as long as people show up ?
That.
And considering all the people in town for the kinus, I imagine that'll be quite late tonight.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 23, 2014, 07:41:25 PM
Had a froyo from 21 flavores today, with cookie crunch and nutty vanilla was really good.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 23, 2014, 08:50:37 PM
Yup, good stuff.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Matovu on November 23, 2014, 08:53:03 PM
Yup, good stuff.

A get off the forums and concentrate on the speaches.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: VacationLover on November 23, 2014, 08:55:45 PM
A get off the forums and concentrate on the speaches.
I was taught: "worry for your own Ruchnies and for others Gashmies"  
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 23, 2014, 08:56:31 PM
How does it compare to sprinklz Montreal?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on November 23, 2014, 10:42:13 PM
A get off the forums and concentrate on the speaches.
That was right in the middle of Rabbi Dubov's speech I think. I was sure he would be thrown into the backlight after the speaker of the house. He was rather good!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 23, 2014, 11:28:48 PM
That was right in the middle of Rabbi Dubov's speech I think. I was sure he would be thrown into the backlight after the speaker of the house. He was rather good!
Meh.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 23, 2014, 11:44:49 PM
His story about the cremation was very good and very well delivered.
Otherwise it really dragged on.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 23, 2014, 11:51:56 PM
His story about the cremation was very good and very well delivered.
Otherwise it really dragged on.
Spot on!  That was indeed a very nice story, together with one or two other small ones. But that keychain story for example?? C'mon!  We could do better than that.
He totally dragged on.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on November 24, 2014, 12:09:02 AM
Spot on!  That was indeed a very nice story, together with one or two other small ones. But that keychain story for example?? C'mon!  We could do better than that.
He totally dragged on.
The 'key chain story', it wasn't a story. It was a point he mentioned to bring out how the Rebbe goes with each Shliach, Shlucha, and even with the Yaldei Hashluchim.

Personally, the 2 nice story's that he said was the one about the funeral (or cremation as Dan said [or the lack thereof]) and the story about the kinder transport and the Sidur from the Frierdiker Rebbe.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 24, 2014, 12:38:04 AM
The 'key chain story', it wasn't a story. It was a point he mentioned to bring out how the Rebbe goes with each Shliach, Shlucha, and even with the Yaldei Hashluchim.
I got that, but I still thought it was pretty corny. Not very scholarly. Whatever, I don't want to pick on him, I was just giving that as an example. But yes, that Kindertransport story was also very nice, though I thought it was more of a great Hashgacha Pratis story. Was kind of weird how he brought that story to show that the Rebbe is always with the shluchos.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 24, 2014, 01:14:41 AM
How does it compare to sprinklz Montreal?

Really depends on the flavor you get I guess, both are really good.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on November 24, 2014, 02:18:42 AM
Spot on!  That was indeed a very nice story, together with one or two other small ones. But that keychain story for example?? C'mon!  We could do better than that.
He totally dragged on.
We?
Are you a Galitzyaner or a Lubavitcher, or a Galitzyaner Lubavitcher?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 24, 2014, 02:22:44 AM
We?
Are you a Galitzyaner or a Lubavitcher, or a Galitzyaner Lubavitcher?
Semantics. ::)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 26, 2014, 04:32:15 PM
Anyone ever order from Pletzel Pizza and wanna give a review?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on November 26, 2014, 07:13:37 PM
Anyone ever order from Pletzel Pizza and wanna give a review?
Wow never even heard of it. Gonna have to check it out when I get back home.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 26, 2014, 07:14:48 PM
Wow never even heard of it. Gonna have to check it out when I get back home.

Me too, I added it to the wiki. Came across it when looking at the Amex shop small business map.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochada on November 27, 2014, 09:37:17 PM
What's the closest LIRR and NY Subway stop to the ohel?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 27, 2014, 10:11:00 PM
What's the closest LIRR and NY Subway stop to the ohel?
J Train to Jamaica Center and then the Q84 bus to 120th and 227th.

ETA: The trip is an hour and a half under the best circumstances (you make all your connection with no waiting). It's three trains so it can easily stretch to 2 hours+
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Chapshnell on December 06, 2014, 09:47:35 PM
Basil told me tonight that they stopped taking amex because people were complaining about bad service & amex credited back the entire amount. So they said to hell with them... No complaints from me about the place. Absolutely love it!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 06, 2014, 09:49:59 PM
Basil told me tonight that they stopped taking amex because people were complaining about bad service & amex credited back the entire amount. So they said to hell with them... No complaints from me about the place. Absolutely love it!

Lol makes a lot more sense now :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on December 06, 2014, 09:52:29 PM
Basil told me tonight that they stopped taking amex because people were complaining about bad service & amex credited back the entire amount. So they said to hell with them... No complaints from me about the place. Absolutely love it!
Of course it wouldn't occur to them to try to improve their service...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on December 06, 2014, 09:53:28 PM
Of course it wouldn't occur to them to try to improve their service...
Hell no
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Chapshnell on December 06, 2014, 09:55:56 PM
How often do u go? What do u not like about their service.... I go pretty much 2 times a month there on motzai shabbosim when its busy busy & I have no complaints.. ZERO. I dont own the place nor do I have any strings attached to that place except that I like their food. Please elaborate...

On a side note people need to understand this place is run by a jewish owner & to fight a CC charge over bad service is uncalled for. Just dont go again.. U got your food.....
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on December 06, 2014, 09:58:27 PM
I thought Amex takes the loss with these things. They actually went after Basil ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 06, 2014, 10:00:24 PM
Of course it wouldn't occur to them to try to improve their service...

No that did not occur to them, they say people love the food there and that is what matters. Their food is really good IMO.

How often do u go? What do u not like about their service.... I go pretty much 2 times a month there on motzai shabbosim when its busy busy & I have no complaints.. ZERO. I dont own the place nor do I have any strings attached to that place except that I like their food. Please elaborate...

Some of their waiters can be a bit snobby some times. The food could take a while to come out when it is really busy. The fact that they don't take reservation, can frustrate people alot, when they have to wait out in the cold, and nobody greets you when you walk in most of the time. Though I still go back, the food is very good, and their pizza is excellent.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Chapshnell on December 06, 2014, 10:00:52 PM
Yes... In addition they starting checking ID for CC purchases as fellow yiddelech made fraud against them
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 12, 2014, 03:14:18 PM
Anyone ever taste something like this? Seems interesting :) Southern Fried Pickles with a cooling Lemon Dill Mayo from Boeuf & Bun.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/15386949233_be3c7e4ae8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on December 12, 2014, 03:31:38 PM
Anyone ever taste something like this? Seems interesting :) Southern Fried Pickles with a cooling Lemon Dill Mayo from Boeuf & Bun.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/15386949233_be3c7e4ae8_b.jpg)
Does that mean they opened yet?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 12, 2014, 03:34:55 PM
Does that mean they opened yet?

Nope, was posted yesterday on their Facebook page.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on December 12, 2014, 03:36:44 PM
Anyone ever taste something like this? Seems interesting :) Southern Fried Pickles with a cooling Lemon Dill Mayo from Boeuf & Bun.
Not quite sure what to make of that.

I like pickles and I like Southern fried foods, but the idea of mixing the two sounds kinda gross to me...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 12, 2014, 03:38:13 PM
Of course it wouldn't occur to them to try to improve their service...
+1,000.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 12, 2014, 03:45:49 PM
Not quite sure what to make of that.

I like pickles and I like Southern fried foods, but the idea of mixing the two sounds kinda gross to me...
Almost like the chocolate covered pickles in The Marvelous Middos Machine...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on December 13, 2014, 06:08:10 PM
Anyone ever taste something like this? Seems interesting :) Southern Fried Pickles with a cooling Lemon Dill Mayo from Boeuf & Bun.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/15386949233_be3c7e4ae8_b.jpg)
What did they do to the poor things ?
Doesn't look very appetizing IMO.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 13, 2014, 06:27:29 PM
Almost like the chocolate covered pickles in The Marvelous Middos Machine...

Thats what I was thinking of, maybe they got the idea from that ;)

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on December 13, 2014, 10:05:22 PM
http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/463958/marchers-protesting-police-brutality-arrive-in-crown-heights/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 13, 2014, 10:13:15 PM
http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/463958/marchers-protesting-police-brutality-arrive-in-crown-heights/

A joke of a protest, they weren't screaming anything when I just passed by.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 15, 2014, 10:37:38 PM
Basil fries recipe - http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=33165&alias=basil-reveals-its-coveted-recipe.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on December 15, 2014, 10:46:09 PM
Basil fries recipe - http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=33165&alias=basil-reveals-its-coveted-recipe.
Just came here to post that  :)

Now who's gonna try and make it over Chanukah?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: LifesGood on December 16, 2014, 12:43:46 AM
Best donuts in town?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: txtmax4 on December 16, 2014, 12:49:37 AM
Best donuts in town?
Empire Kosher or Marketplace. Trust me.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 25, 2014, 03:39:16 AM
Where in or near CH can I get a money order for cash or credit? I need one to pay my ticket.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 25, 2014, 03:42:33 AM
Where in or near CH can I get a money order for cash or credit? I need one to pay my ticket.

Post office.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 25, 2014, 03:44:13 AM
Post office.
On St John's?
Anywhere that take CC or is that a guarded secret? Please PM me.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 25, 2014, 03:47:40 AM
On St John's?
Anywhere that take CC or is that a guarded secret? Please PM me.

Don't know. When I was applying for a visa at a consulate I needed a money order, got it from St Johns PO.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 25, 2014, 03:48:22 AM
Don't know. When I was applying for a visa at a consulate I needed a money order, got it from St Johns PO.
Thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 25, 2014, 07:20:56 AM
What about the Checks Cashed on Kingston and Empire?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on January 23, 2015, 09:34:24 AM
Looks like Boeuf & Bun is finally opening  :)

http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=33874&alias=boeuf-bun-serves-artisan-burger
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 25, 2015, 09:42:24 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/e6b8460b2fe3bb3aa356eaa7329f4200.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/b4a847e3dd9888e4126b8a38fc9b4ae4.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/d9c472b890972f3fd394843e7ec4cf2b.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/d7e4f259765fd6c7501f3b44b9d2f52e.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/03604b0016c9d2399a30a3ae1fc3abae.jpg)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 25, 2015, 10:58:45 PM
How was the food?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 26, 2015, 12:49:28 AM

How was the food?
great burger was juicer then amseterdam but not as tasty 
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 07, 2015, 07:03:08 PM
Any reviews from Boeuf&Bun yet? What's worth ordering? What's a waste of time?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 07, 2015, 07:55:22 PM
Any reviews from Boeuf&Bun yet? What's worth ordering? What's a waste of time?
I hear that the morning scramble burger and the truffle fries are worth going for, and the southern fried pickles are a waste of time, but the wait for a table is still very long, I'm personally going to wait till the hype dies down.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 07, 2015, 08:07:17 PM
Would making a reservation in advance accomplish anything?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 07, 2015, 08:11:51 PM
I don't think they officially do reservations, and it seems that they are still too overwhelmed to answer the  phone. As a side note they are closed tonight.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 07, 2015, 08:21:49 PM
I don't think they officially do reservations, and it seems that they are still too overwhelmed to answer the  phone. As a side note they are closed tonight.
Yeah I saw, was thinking for tomorrow. I guess if the wait is too long we'll just go across the street to Basil...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 07, 2015, 10:08:26 PM
Think if I go a bit earlier (like 4-5) I'll have a better chance?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 08, 2015, 12:56:50 AM
Think if I go a bit earlier (like 4-5) I'll have a better chance?
Better for sure but you probably will have some wait for a table, people are really about this place.



Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 08, 2015, 01:11:45 AM
Any reviews from Boeuf&Bun yet? What's worth ordering? What's a waste of time?

Morning scramble, bbq wings are good, tacos and down south burger not so much.

I guess if the wait is too long we'll just go across the street to Basil...

There I can give you a lot more recommendations on what to get and what to skip.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on February 08, 2015, 01:45:26 AM
Morning scramble, bbq wings are good, tacos and down south burger not so much.
There I can give you a lot more recommendations on what to get and what to skip.

Yes, can we hear your top ten food recommendations at Basil? And your top 5 desserts?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on February 08, 2015, 08:16:58 AM
Yes, can we hear your top ten food recommendations at Basil? And your top 5 desserts?
Isn't that like the whole menu?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 08, 2015, 09:25:43 AM
Isn't that like the whole menu?

In B&B that is more than the whole menu, Basil's got more than double that.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 09:28:25 AM
So everyone is recommending the Morning Scramble ואני הקטן can't figure out (from the pictures at least) how it's possible to eat it without the yolk bursting and painting my beard yellow... ???
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: dovy2 on February 08, 2015, 11:59:52 AM
So everyone is recommending the Morning Scramble ואני הקטן can't figure out (from the pictures at least) how it's possible to eat it without the yolk bursting and painting my beard yellow... ???
Well it won't be THAT off... 
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 12:31:42 PM
Well it won't be THAT off... 
lol so if I don't want to get so messy I was thinking of the down south but Yalili voted against that. How's the lamb burger?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: solls108 on February 08, 2015, 02:09:00 PM
How do you pronounce Boeuf & Bun ?

What do people think of it?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 08, 2015, 07:44:30 PM
How do you pronounce Boeuf & Bun ?

What do people think of it?
Maybe this can answer half of your question.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14202.msg1054874.msg#1054874
 And you can use Google translate to learn how to pronounce Boeuf.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: damaxer91 on February 08, 2015, 07:48:11 PM
Picked up food from there tonight and everything was VERY good

Wouldn't say that the Burgers were as good as ABC, but the wings were the best I've ever had.

Also very impressed at how they packaged everything in a way that it wouldn't fall apart in the box

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 08:02:45 PM
TR:

Ambiance: Between the wood and the bricks the place has a very cozy feeling. Made even more impressive when I was told that all the woodworking (including the sign in front) was done by the owner himself.

Service: As soon as I came I had a table ready (probably because I came at 4PM) but it took quite some time to be noticed by a waiter. The popcorn in the begining is a really cute touch which adds to the Heimish feel (and come to think of it, makes complete sense, why should I fill myself up on a breadbasket? Popcorn is way lighter..).

Food: The fries were delicious and came in a huge serving. The truffle dip was an interesting twist. The wings were the best I've had. I ended up getting the morning scramble burger and thought it was done pretty well. All in all left pretty full and satisfied.

Bottom line: Would recommend :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 08, 2015, 08:07:45 PM
I ended up getting the morning scramble burger and thought it was done pretty well.
Did the yolk burst and leave you with a "mustard" stain on (the left side of) your jacket collar?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 08:11:51 PM
Did the yolk burst and leave you with a "mustard" stain on (the left side of) your jacket collar?

lol If you know anything about me you'd know I don't tolerate ANY mustard stains ANYWHERE on my clothes :P

What I did about the yolk, before starting on the burger I popped it with the top half of the bun and smeared it around so it got all over the bun so none was left to spill onto my clothes (or beard).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 08, 2015, 10:32:15 PM
TR:

Ambiance: Between the wood and the bricks the place has a very cozy feeling. Made even more impressive when I was told that all the woodworking (including the sign in front) was done by the owner himself.

Service: As soon as I came I had a table ready (probably because I came at 4PM) but it took quite some time to be noticed by a waiter. The popcorn in the begining is a really cute touch which adds to the Heimish feel (and come to think of it, makes complete sense, why should I fill myself up on a breadbasket? Popcorn is way lighter..).

Food: The fries were delicious and came in a huge serving. The truffle dip was an interesting twist. The wings were the best I've had. I ended up getting the morning scramble burger and thought it was done pretty well. All in all left pretty full and satisfied.

Bottom line: Would recommend :)

Nice, glad you enjoyed.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on February 08, 2015, 10:34:48 PM
Coming in for 22 Shvat. Where's the farbrengen?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 08, 2015, 10:37:35 PM
Coming in for 22 Shvat. Where's the farbrengen?
Bais Rivka?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 10:38:33 PM
TR:

Ambiance: Between the wood and the bricks the place has a very cozy feeling. Made even more impressive when I was told that all the woodworking (including the sign in front) was done by the owner himself.

Service: As soon as I came I had a table ready (probably because I came at 4PM) but it took quite some time to be noticed by a waiter. The popcorn in the begining is a really cute touch which adds to the Heimish feel (and come to think of it, makes complete sense, why should I fill myself up on a breadbasket? Popcorn is way lighter..).

Food: The fries were delicious and came in a huge serving. The truffle dip was an interesting twist. The wings were the best I've had. I ended up getting the morning scramble burger and thought it was done pretty well. All in all left pretty full and satisfied.

Bottom line: Would recommend :)
Oh i forgot. The one thing that did annoy me was the mandatory 15% tip they automatically attach to your bill, but I believe the pros and cons of tipping have been discussed in their own thread already...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 10:42:00 PM
Coming in for 22 Shvat. Where's the farbrengen?
There's a big one at the Ohel Tuesday night. I an WhatsApp you the flyer if you PM me your number.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 08, 2015, 11:03:57 PM


TR:

Ambiance: Between the wood and the bricks the place has a very cozy feeling. Made even more impressive when I was told that all the woodworking (including the sign in front) was done by the owner himself.

The big minus about the decor IMHO are those blue "flip flop" chairs, they look very uncomfortable and something that women above a size 2 and men over 250 lbs would be embarrassed to sit on.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 11:08:44 PM

The big minus about the decor IMHO are those blue "flip flop" chairs, they look very uncomfortable and something that women above a size 2 and men over 250 lbs would be embarrassed to sit on.
True the chairs were the one thing that didn't fit in though I don't know why you say they don't look comfortable. They may not be pretty but they were definitely roomy and comfy.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 08, 2015, 11:15:07 PM
True the chairs were the one thing that didn't fit in though I don't know why you say they don't look comfortable. They may not be pretty but they were definitely roomy and comfy.
Think of the word aussies use instead of flip flop, anybody heavy set would feel like they are wearing one in public while sitting on one of those chairs. (that's what I meant by embarrassing to sit on)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 08, 2015, 11:17:51 PM
Think of the word aussies use instead of flip flop, anybody heavy set would feel like they are wearing one in public while sitting on one of those chairs. (that's what I meant by embarrassing to sit on)

I guess I don't know that many Aussies :P
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on February 08, 2015, 11:21:59 PM
There's a big one at the Ohel Tuesday night. I an WhatsApp you the flyer if you PM me your number.

I don't have a smart phone.  :)

Anyway, I just got the email from vaad or vachom. Thanks! Maybe I will see you there, but now it looks like I will not get to CH until later in the week.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 08, 2015, 11:38:56 PM
I guess I don't know that many Aussies
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/08/f294cc9950ef84ffe0efd06721460be2.jpg) I would not feel comfortable sitting on this chair in the same position that I normally sit, (maybe they want everybody to sit up strait?) but for somebody that's very heavy I can't imagine that they'll be comfortable in any position.
Besides that they look like were designed for a greyhound station.

ETA. it's not that much of a big deal though.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 10, 2015, 10:45:19 AM
I went with a few friends last night and had a really good time. Popcorn was a nice touch. I was a little dissapointed that it wasn't seasoned in a fun bbq-style way. It was just lightly salted. We split all the appetizers and really enjoyed all of them. The wings were phenominal, fries were great and seasoned well. I actually really enjoyed the fried pickles. They are half-sour which I think make them go really well with the batter and dip. Tacos were really good with a nice subtle heat at the end. Onion rings were ok, nothing special.

I ordered the morning scramble and really, really, enjoyed it. The horseradish mayo on top was excellent. Like tankchucker, I popped the yolk and spread it around and it really blended well with the sauce. I was initially scared of the potato sticks but they added a really satisfying crunch. I tasted from my friend's pulled beef sandwich which I thought was really good too.
We tried both desserts (deconstructed peanutbutter smores and deep-fried oreos) and thought both were really good too.

The only thing I was dissapointed about was that they don't have a liquor license yet. I could have used a good beer to wash it all down.

I schmoozed with the owner a little as I was waiting to pickup a dessert to bring home. He mentioned that the menu will be expanding and I'm looking really forward to that (I would go back even if they didn't :) )

Overall extremely satisfied and would definitely go back.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 10, 2015, 11:02:46 AM


Like tankchucker, I popped the yolk and spread it around and it really blended well with the sauce.

Achas Veachas did that not me, I'm not going in there till izzys opens up because it's still too crowded by supper I'm not interested in going for lunch.

The only thing I was dissapointed about was that they don't have a liquor license yet. I could have used a good beer to wash it all down.

They wish they had that liquor license more then you do they are doing all they can to get it, but are you allowed to byob in the meantime?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 10, 2015, 11:17:23 AM

Achas Veachas did that not me, I'm not going in there till izzys opens up because it's still too crowded by supper I'm not interested in going for lunch.

They wish they had that liquor license more then you do they are doing all they can to get it, but are you allowed to byob in the meantime?

woops, sorry

it is BYOB
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 10, 2015, 12:23:34 PM
Overall extremely satisfied and would definitely go back.

Nice, pics of the desserts and other stuff?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 10, 2015, 12:27:26 PM
This is the current menu if anybody's interested. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/10/5f505dd2fe0532e72a13d36fcc034314.jpg)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 10, 2015, 01:36:12 PM
Nice, pics of the desserts and other stuff?

I'm not a big food photographer but my friend took these:

(http://i61.tinypic.com/348gjuc.jpg)   (http://i58.tinypic.com/28sq3gy.jpg)

Morning Scramble                                                                       Down South
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 10, 2015, 02:02:47 PM
I'm not a big food photographer but my friend took these:

Thanks, looks good.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 10, 2015, 02:21:16 PM
I'm not a big food photographer but my friend took these:

Nice How was the Down South?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 10, 2015, 02:22:21 PM
Nice How was the Down South?

It's slow-cooked pulled beef. Very good. If you're expecting a smoked brisket flavor you won't get it though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: puddles on February 11, 2015, 09:56:05 AM
Had some Boeuf and Bun in Crown Heights a few nights ago and it was delicious. Went on Thursday night and it was PACKED.

Place is super cool inside, nice tables, and had fantastic music playing, rare for a kosher restaurant.

Menu is small which I liked. Not sure if this is what they will continue with or because they are so new. we had the NY Burger, Down South burger, and the breakfast burger. For apps we ha the fried pickles (amazing) onion rings (amazing) and fries (really good:) ) ; The burgers all come with different sauces and there was a horseradish that was fantastic.

Dessert was a peanut butter type of cake (I think) in a mason jar. Was quite good and tasted fresh. They had sold out of their other options.

Prices were average for an upscale burger (I think about $16 per burger) and I really enjoyed. I liked better than Amsterdam burger.
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on February 11, 2015, 12:16:30 PM
Had some Boeuf and Bun in Crown Heights a few nights ago and it was delicious. Went on Thursday night and it was PACKED.

Place is super cool inside, nice tables, and had fantastic music playing, rare for a kosher restaurant.

Menu is small which I liked. Not sure if this is what they will continue with or because they are so new. we had the NY Burger, Down South burger, and the breakfast burger. For apps we ha the fried pickles (amazing) onion rings (amazing) and fries (really good:) ) ; The burgers all come with different sauces and there was a horseradish that was fantastic.

Dessert was a peanut butter type of cake (I think) in a mason jar. Was quite good and tasted fresh. They had sold out of their other options.

Prices were average for an upscale burger (I think about $16 per burger) and I really enjoyed. I liked better than Amsterdam burger.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14202.msg1041527#msg1041527

It's pretty awesome
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 11, 2015, 12:34:44 PM


...and had fantastic music playing, rare for a kosher restaurant.

Forgot I wanted to mention this in my review, the music really was tasteful but at one point the tune sounded familiar and I realized they were playing "Let it go" from Frozen, I looked up and saw the look of horror on all the dads' faces replaced by a lok of recognition when they saw everyone else was thinking the same thing ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 11, 2015, 12:37:00 PM
Forgot I wanted to mention this in my review, the music really was tasteful but at one point the tune sounded familiar and I realized they were playing "Let it go" from Frozen, I looked up and saw the look of horror on all the dads' faces replaced by a lok of recognition when they saw everyone else was thinking the same thing ;D

According to the waitress they have 2 CDs: one plays musical versions of contemporary music and the other (which was playing when I was there) is KennyG. I like KennyG but thought it was a little weird. It didn't fit the theme of the restaurant.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 11, 2015, 12:37:36 PM
According to the waitress they have 2 CDs: one plays musical versions of contemporary music and the other (which was playing when I was there) is KennyG. I like KennyG but thought it was a little weird. It didn't fit the theme of the restaurant.
I guess we had the first one...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 11, 2015, 12:52:38 PM
Not that I'm against this restaurant (I'm going to go there myself), but it shows how low the chk standards have gone since they have new competition, back in the day they made Kingston pizza close at 9 instead of 11pm because they were scared of it becoming a hangout, Now they certify a hangout with waitresses goyshe music and beer... My problem isn't the beer music and waitresses but rather it's a bais din not holding by their own standards.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 11, 2015, 01:42:18 PM
Not that I'm against this restaurant (I'm going to go there myself), but it shows how low the chk standards have gone since they have new competition, back in the day they made Kingston pizza close at 9 instead of 11pm because they were scared of it becoming a hangout, Now they certify a hangout with waitresses goyshe music and beer... My problem isn't the beer music and waitresses but rather it's a bais din not holding by their own standards.

There is a very big difference between a pizza shop and a classy restaurant...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 11, 2015, 02:01:24 PM
There is a very big difference between a pizza shop and a classy restaurant...
My point is that they used to have standards for the restaurants, not just the food.

Braun has standards that restaurants need to comply with to have their food certified, he changed the seating and music in chocolatte when he gave them a hechsher.

The problem is that the rabonim aren't getting their paychecks and the only income they have is fundraising for themselves and hashgacha, (from what I've heard)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: LifesGood on February 12, 2015, 02:54:07 AM



They wish they had that liquor license more then you do they are doing all they can to get it, but are you allowed to byob in the meantime?

Yes you can, BYOB!!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on February 13, 2015, 01:14:04 PM
Went last night. Burger was great, but not outrageous. Had the Bah bah burger (pic below) and dare I say it, Serengeti's lamb burger in Baltimore is much better. I would like to add that the staff were extremely friendly and were able to modify any burger to your exact likings...I really appreciated that. Fries weren't crispy, but the wings were decent (nothing compared to what Club Houses A"H were). Cups (mason jars) are a cute idea, but they all smell a bit musty which is a little gross imo. I would not go back if I needed to wait for more than 10 min for a table. I liked the BYOB, as I was able to get a 24 oz from Rite Aid around the corner for $2.50.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 13, 2015, 01:29:02 PM
I liked the BYOB, as I was able to get a 24 oz from Rite Aid around the corner for $2.50.
If your beer comes from Rite Aid (in 24 ounce bottles) , please don't give us your opinions on high end food.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on February 13, 2015, 01:38:51 PM
If your beer comes from Rite Aid (in 24 ounce bottles) , please don't give us your opinions on high end food.
Lol touché. Because every burger joint (those with liquor licenses) are just fully stocked with high end beers and wine. A 24 oz Sam Adams is about the your best option in a burger place city wide. And considering I found out about the BYOB while waiting for a table, Rite Aid was my best option for some alcohol. Seems like I struck a nerve with you, sorry to hear.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 13, 2015, 02:13:08 PM


A 24 oz Sam Adams is about the your best option in a burger place city wide.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/13/7f3336c4ee44e522ef89ce2a4133e77e.jpg) B&B posted that picture on their fb page, caption "taking our beer seriously"

When they get their liquor license I don't think you will find Sam Adams on the menu, and if you do it will be the cheapest beer on the menu, their plan is to have local craft brews.



And considering I found out about the BYOB while waiting for a table, Rite Aid was my best option for some alcohol.
Your best option would have been that store next door to B&B.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on February 13, 2015, 02:19:57 PM
B&B posted that picture on their fb page, caption "taking our beer seriously"

When they get their liquor license I don't think you will find Sam Adams on the menu, and if you do it will be the cheapest beer on the menu, their plan is to have local craft brews.
Wow, cool! Looking forward to that, hope they include some IPA's in there. They also need to switch back to reservations too, I spoke to the owner (really nice guy) and he said he realizes its an issue and hopes to eventually switch back.

Your best option would have been that store next door to B&B.
I'm not from crown heights. It was 11pm....the only other place I could find on google maps that was open was some place on the corner with everything behind the glass and they only carried cheap hard liquor.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 13, 2015, 02:25:46 PM
It was 11pm....the only place I could find on google maps that was open was some place on the corner with everything behind the glass and they only carried cheap hard liquor.

Sorry didn't realize that you went 11pm , Rite Aid was your best option, that Bodega next door to B&B closes like 10.

The only other option would have been to take beer to go from basil.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on February 15, 2015, 01:34:27 AM
Not that I'm against this restaurant (I'm going to go there myself), but it shows how low the chk standards have gone since they have new competition, back in the day they made Kingston pizza close at 9 instead of 11pm because they were scared of it becoming a hangout, Now they certify a hangout with waitresses goyshe music and beer... My problem isn't the beer music and waitresses but rather it's a bais din not holding by their own standards.
I guess they see the community supporting the OK certified pritzus  (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/magazine/10Kosher-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0) in Basil, and that the community has lowered it's standards and doesn't give a hoot anymore, so they have to compete with Levy.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on February 15, 2015, 01:43:22 AM
I guess they see the community supporting the OK certified pritzus  (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/magazine/10Kosher-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0) in Basil, and that the community has lowered it's standards and doesn't give a hoot anymore, so they have to compete with Levy.

So if levy starts certifying marijuana edibles and the whole community starts using them, does that mean that chk should also start certifying edibles?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on March 10, 2015, 04:53:50 PM
Does anybody know when izzys bbq addiction will open?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: SOS on March 13, 2015, 09:54:23 AM
I just hit a pot hole on eastern pkwy, does anyone have chaveirims of crown heights number
Thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on March 13, 2015, 10:03:31 AM
Does anybody know when izzys bbq addiction will open?
They are having an "Inaugural" pop-up at CAY next Sunday, March 22.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1718205351739441/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on March 13, 2015, 10:12:13 AM
I just hit a pot hole on eastern pkwy, does anyone have chaveirims of crown heights number
Thanks
718-221-0303 (shmira)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: SOS on March 13, 2015, 10:22:50 AM
718-221-0303 (shmira)

Nobody picks up at that number
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 13, 2015, 10:23:30 AM
Nobody picks up at that number
Try 718-774-3333
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on March 13, 2015, 10:24:20 AM
Try 718-774-3333
Shomrim does it too ? I called BP chaveirim & they only gave me shmira's #
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 13, 2015, 10:36:10 AM
Shomrim does it too ? I called BP chaveirim & they only gave me shmira's #
Helped me when I was locked out of my car and when I needed a boost.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on March 22, 2015, 01:18:43 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/22/0c4303fc5c07b634914e90d25c521058.jpg) pulled brisket sandwich from the izzy's pop up in CAY (going on today till 9)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on March 22, 2015, 01:23:06 PM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/22/0c4303fc5c07b634914e90d25c521058.jpg) pulled brisket sandwich from the izzy's pop up in CAY (going on today till 9)
What do they charge for that ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on March 22, 2015, 01:24:00 PM
pulled brisket sandwich from the izzy's pop up in CAY (going on today till 9)

How's it? Are they delivering locally today or only pickup?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on March 22, 2015, 01:24:14 PM
What do they charge for that ?

$15.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on March 22, 2015, 01:30:14 PM
How's it? Are they delivering locally today or only pickup?
No delivery but the line was only 10 minutes when I was there.

Personally I didn't love it but I'm no food critic.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 02, 2015, 10:12:16 PM
Anyone been to B&B recently? Do they still have long waits for tables?

I also noticed they updated their menu.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 04, 2015, 10:10:29 PM
Was not impressed with the B&B morning scramble I had today.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 16, 2015, 05:26:33 PM
Izzys smokehouse had their grand opening yesterday.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 16, 2015, 08:25:39 PM
Izzys smokehouse had their grand opening yesterday.
From their facebook (https://www.facebook.com/izzysbbq/posts/728382427270812) page.
Quote
Sorry about the confusion, but we are not open yet, we will keep you posted as to when we are officially open.
Thank you
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 16, 2015, 11:07:03 PM
From their facebook (https://www.facebook.com/izzysbbq/posts/728382427270812) page.

Hmm I guess it was a selective grand opening.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 17, 2015, 10:33:00 PM
Pulled Chicken Tacos from Izzy's are incredible, must try!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2015, 10:40:28 PM
Nice.
Was actually thinking about flying into CH today and possibly doing a HT DO there, but Izzy didn't respond to my email or FB message.  Guess I know what it feels like when people email/PM me now ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 17, 2015, 10:41:46 PM
Pulled Chicken Tacos from Izzy's are incredible, must try!
That's a lot of Tacos. How many did you order? :D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on June 17, 2015, 10:44:26 PM
Izzys smokehouse had their grand opening yesterday.

great to see that in the past few years, CH has several new sophisticated offerings. There's now a top-rated dairy (Basil), meat, pizza, and sushi. One great Chinese place for CH and you're all set.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 17, 2015, 10:54:20 PM
Nice.
Was actually thinking about flying into CH today and possibly doing a HT DO there, but Izzy didn't respond to my email or FB message.  Guess I know what it feels like when people email/PM me now ;)

Not officially open yet, but count me in when you do that :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 17, 2015, 10:55:33 PM
That's a lot of Tacos. How many did you order? :D

Lol that is a picture from their facebook page, don't have a clear picture from mine, so took from there.

great to see that in the past few years, CH has several new sophisticated offerings. There's now a top-rated dairy (Basil), meat, pizza, and sushi. One great Chinese place for CH and you're all set.

Rumor has it that another great "Meat" place is opening up soon too.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2015, 10:58:39 PM
Not officially open yet, but count me in when you do that :)
I know, was hoping to get in on the pre-action this week that others got in on for an early review. C'est la vie.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 17, 2015, 11:25:17 PM
I know, was hoping to get in on the pre-action this week that others got in on for an early review. C'est la vie.

Keep on trying, this week and next week should still be pre-action.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2015, 11:49:31 PM
Meh. I'm not about to beg, sorry.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 17, 2015, 11:58:14 PM
Keep on trying, this week and next week should still be pre-action.
I walked by ealier tonight and it was pretty packed. I assumed it was by invitation only, but was wondering if that's the case why there seemed to be a line, I would think they wouldn't invite more people than they can seat...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on June 18, 2015, 12:10:41 AM
Nice.
Was actually thinking about flying into CH today and possibly doing a HT DO there, but Izzy didn't respond to my email or FB message.  Guess I know what it feels like when people email/PM me now ;)


Count me in when you do that :)

+2
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 18, 2015, 12:29:25 AM
+2
+1
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on June 18, 2015, 12:31:20 AM
+2
+3 for me, but I'm also intrigued by this:

Rumor has it that another great "Meat" place is opening up soon too.
1) What type of "meat"? 2) Location on which side of Eastern Pkwy?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 18, 2015, 12:55:16 AM

+2
+1
+1
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dr Moose on June 18, 2015, 01:06:51 AM
all your +1's don't count cuz you're posting in the wrong thread, try here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=40020.0)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 18, 2015, 01:17:20 AM
all your +1's don't count cuz you're posting in the wrong thread, try here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=40020.0)
ouch, I missed the
HT DO
when I read that post.

Oh well.

OTOH, it is around the corner from my house, and I do walk past there all the time. So if this thing ever happens and I just happen to be walking by at the time...  ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 18, 2015, 01:22:46 AM
1) What type of "meat"? 2) Location on which side of Eastern Pkwy?

Here. (http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/425568/basil-owner-to-open-meat/)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on June 18, 2015, 03:07:22 AM


Rumor has it that another great "Meat" place is opening up soon too.
Rumor has it that the same guys opening the meat place are opening a high end coffee and bakery place too, though I expect that you know more about that than me.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on June 18, 2015, 10:27:22 AM
Meh. I'm not about to beg, sorry.

They are fools for  turning down free advertising. If you're DO'ing there, please let me know.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on June 19, 2015, 02:53:19 AM
I was at izzys tonight (yes vip) food was great really liked the wings and ribs would really recommend it once it opens to bad Im not good at giving reviews but I had a great experience

Also I don't think he was planning to open tonight just decided in middle of the day
He said he is closed now (even for vips) till the grand opening which should be in about a week
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: bestwatchman on June 19, 2015, 04:44:36 AM
C'mon, noone here with connections to hook Dan up?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on June 21, 2015, 11:21:55 AM
C'mon, noone here with connections to hook Dan up?
I would but he's closed till the grand opening I asked izzy about it
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 25, 2015, 11:41:03 PM
Izzy's is all it's hyped up to be! Went tonight and was blown away!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: rng on June 28, 2015, 11:43:38 PM
Is it officially opened now?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: rng on June 28, 2015, 11:49:16 PM
Bouef and bun sucks! I waited for Thirty mins the other night it's not worth it. They should take reservations and make a Seder in that place. I would rather spend a half hour in a car and arrive somewhere where I have a reservation and get a table right away.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 29, 2015, 12:04:13 AM
Is it officially opened now?

No, he's not exactly sure when he'll open to the public. He's staying pretty busy as it is.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on July 02, 2015, 05:09:20 PM
Went to Izzy's last night with a reservation thought the gkr website. The brisket and turkey was amazing, candied sweet potato was out of this world, the smoked beans with brisket was also good but it's really spicy. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/ed17ca7b26948afcf2d83b8a730ba6b1.jpg)
For dessert I got the chocolate pecan pie, or was good but not something you can't get elsewhere.  (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/2a68382ec3c3b4c52da0985bf9ec202e.jpg) Overall the prices are pretty good and the food is outstanding, Sruly has pride in his food and works hard to serve his customers.
   
Meh. I'm not about to beg, sorry.
I spoke to Sruly about not replying to you, he said that he's so busy with the soft opening and doesn't have the time to reply to all his messages and calls, he showed me on his phone that he has 130 missed calls. He said you should reserve through Elan Kornblum who he hired to run the soft opening reservations.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 02, 2015, 05:15:58 PM
Went to Izzy's last night with a reservation thought the gkr website. The brisket and turkey was amazing, candied sweet potato was out of this world, the smoked beans with brisket was also good but it's really spicy.
For dessert I got the chocolate pecan pie, or was good but not something you can't get elsewhere.   Overall the prices are pretty good and the food is outstanding, Sruly has pride in his food and works hard to serve his customers.


Wings are some of the best I've ever had! They are smoked, fried, and then sauced to crispy perfection. (Second best were the Maple glazed wings at maple grill in YVR)

Agreed! He was walking around and schmoozing with everyone. When I told him I'm an amateur smoker, he got all excited and started giving me tips. He also gave out some "burnt ends" which he was experimenting with. Out of this world!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on July 02, 2015, 05:33:45 PM



Wings are some of the best I've ever had! They are smoked, fried, and then sauced to crispy perfection.
Next round in going to try the wings and ribs (which he was out of)

Agreed! He was walking around and schmoozing with everyone.
I also schmoozed his mother who was running the seating. She explained to me why they were out of ribs, she said that there's only so many ribs available to buy and whatever meat he gets that which doesn't reach his standards he sends strait back. They make it very clear from the beginning that there will be days that they will sell out early of certain things.

I also told him that I wasn't very impressed by the pulled brisket sandwich that I got by the popup but tonight I loved everything, he was happy to hear real honest feedback.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2015, 05:37:00 PM
I spoke to Sruly about not replying to you, he said that he's so busy with the soft opening and doesn't have the time to reply to all his messages and calls, he showed me on his phone that he has 130 missed calls. He said you should reserve through Elan Kornblum who he hired to run the soft opening reservations.
I had the opportunity to be in CH for a day for a DO the week they did a gkr dinner, before they were open to gkr reservations.

At any rate it seems he'll do just fine without the 280K DD uniques from a sneak preview post. Hopefully he expands the seating area.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on July 02, 2015, 05:43:35 PM
Hopefully he expands the seating area.
He wanted to pay the guy in the suit store next door to move to the storefront on the left of Izzy's, the guy in the suit store doesn't want to move so Sruly will have to take the storefront on the left side and use it for himself which will be tough because he has two staircases between both stores, so he'll have to be creative.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2015, 05:45:53 PM
Pay him more, gotta think big.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 02, 2015, 05:46:40 PM
Next round in going to try the wings and ribs (which he was out of)
I also schmoozed his mother who was running the seating. She explained to me why they were out of ribs, she said that there's only so many ribs available to buy and whatever meat he gets that which doesn't reach his standards he sends strait back. They make it very clear from the beginning that there will be days that they will sell out early of certain things.

I also told him that I wasn't very impressed by the pulled brisket sandwich that I got by the popup but tonight I loved everything, he was happy to hear real honest feedback.

Ribs were amazing! I bought one to take home for Friday night. He also mentioned that ribs are hard to come by. The problem with a smoke house is that it takes 18 hours to smoke a brisket and not so much shorter for ribs so if you have a surge of guests, you can't just quickly cook more.
I suggested a smoked brisket sandwich on a kaiser roll with some of that awesome slaw and he seemed to like the idea. I also suggested sorbet as a palate cleanser but he wasn't as keen.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on July 02, 2015, 06:00:03 PM
Pay him more, gotta think big.
Don't think that the amount that they offered was the issue, the guy is just being stubborn.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on July 02, 2015, 06:04:09 PM


I suggested a smoked brisket sandwich on a kaiser roll with some of that awesome slaw and he seemed to like the idea.
By the popup his pulled brisket sandwiches were in kaiser rolls with the slaw and pickles, the part I didn't like was the extra strong BBQ sauce.


Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lunatic on July 02, 2015, 06:12:13 PM
Don't think that the amount that they offered was the issue, the guy is just being stubborn.
Pay him enough and his stubbornness will magically disappear
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on July 02, 2015, 06:14:10 PM
Pay him enough and his stubbornness will magically disappear
If you want to broker a deal between Izzy's and brands suit store go ahead.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lunatic on July 02, 2015, 06:15:34 PM
If you want to broker a deal between Izzy's and brands suit store go ahead.
Nope.  Just saying that stubborn is not likely the answer (unless he is a lunatic )
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 02, 2015, 06:22:08 PM
By the popup his pulled brisket sandwiches were in kaiser rolls with the slaw and pickles, the part I didn't like was the extra strong BBQ sauce.

BBQ sauce should be optional
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Tankchucker on July 02, 2015, 07:46:09 PM
BBQ sauce should be optional
Doesn't really work that way, I assume all the pulled brisket is cured in that BBQ sauce for a while. I'm not saying it's made wrong it's just not the way I like it.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lunatic on July 02, 2015, 10:03:56 PM
This is making me hungry
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 10, 2015, 08:04:46 AM
Izzy's now accepting reservations on their website.
http://izzyssmokehouse.com/collections/all
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 15, 2015, 09:24:43 AM
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=36311&alias=pizza-sandwiches-at-artisan-bakery.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2015, 09:29:17 AM
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=36311&alias=pizza-sandwiches-at-artisan-bakery.
My original RTW travel partner...
How is?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 15, 2015, 09:49:17 AM
My original RTW travel partner...
How is?
Their bread is delicious. You can only buy it in the Marketplace, they don't sell loaves out of their shop. The Pizza was good but got cold too quickly (super thin crust).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on July 15, 2015, 02:42:23 PM
Izzy's now accepting reservations on their website.
http://izzyssmokehouse.com/collections/all (http://izzyssmokehouse.com/collections/all)
I went yesterday.
They're definitely still figuring things out, they have quite a ways to go as far as getting things running smoothly and efficiently.
That being said, I think it's still worth it :)

Here's the menu:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/362/19536621709_f81bd28443_z.jpg)

We ordered a pulled beef sandwich, wings, beef dinosaur ribs, beef taco, chicken taco (not on the menu but listed as a "special",) brisket & beans and smoked brisket.

We got the ribs and the brisket very quickly (my phone's camera is absolutely horrible so the pictures are kinda shvach and don't do the food justice.)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/407/19727843121_c47df60903_b.jpg)
obviously this picture is already after the meat was cut off the bone...

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/445/19697035936_9103cb1b9c_b.jpg)

The rib was absolutely phenomenal.
The brisket was also phenomenal, though not quite as good as the ribs.

As I said earlier, things are not very smooth and efficient there yet, so we had already totally polished off the ribs and brisket and still had to wait a good 15 minutes at least for the rest of the order.
Eventually we did get the rest. (no more pictures)
wings were phenomenal,  though I personally would've preferred the slightly less sweet.
Chicken tacos in my opinion were just meh, though from what I've seen upthread others disagree...
pulled beef was excellent
I'm not a big fan of beans in general, but the flavor of these was great.

I ended up ordering some stuff to go ("for my BIL who was babysitting" ;) ) I got another rib, smoked brisket and smoked turkey.
The rib was phenomenal once again.
The turkey was ok, nothing special. needed some more flavor IMO.
The brisket this time was a bit of a disappointment for me, but I think this is a matter of personal preference. It was flavored and cooked perfectly once again, but the cut I got this time was way too fatty for my taste. I'm sure some people like it better this way and wouldn't like the cut I had earlier as much, but for me it just didn't do it. Lesson learned for the future, make sure I get a piece that's not too fatty.


Bottom line, the food is great but they need to figure out a way to get things running more smoothly and efficiently.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 15, 2015, 02:51:36 PM
How is?

Pizza is avg. to good, nothing out of this world. Sandwiches (tuna, avocado, mozzarella, avocado&mozzarella) are best and healthiest (whole-wheat/multigrain) lunch option in CH, and the $6/sandwich price tag seals the deal.

The also have 2 slices of garlic bread (not a sandwich) for $4, was very good.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: damaxer91 on July 15, 2015, 07:41:14 PM
Re Izzys, why does every single Kosher establishment feel like its necessary to have beef tacos on the menu? It was a novelty when RC did it, now its become totally overdone and unnecessary
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 15, 2015, 07:59:34 PM
Re Izzys, why does every single Kosher establishment feel like its necessary to have beef tacos on the menu? It was a novelty when RC did it, now its become totally overdone and unnecessary

you can't compare smoked meat to anything else
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 15, 2015, 09:38:25 PM
My original RTW travel partner...
How is?

Haven't been able to try it out yet, but seems from the reviews above that I should.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 15, 2015, 10:05:12 PM
Re Izzys, why does every single Kosher establishment feel like its necessary to have beef tacos on the menu? It was a novelty when RC did it, now its become totally overdone and unnecessary

High margin item?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on July 21, 2015, 07:12:54 PM
How crazy is Basil gonna be right now?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on July 21, 2015, 07:14:52 PM
How crazy is Basil gonna be right now?
What's happening there ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on July 21, 2015, 07:15:09 PM
What's happening there ?
9 days
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on July 21, 2015, 07:27:01 PM
How crazy is Basil gonna be right now?

a lot of people are in the country now, probably not very busy now. Call and ask: 718-285-8777
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on July 21, 2015, 07:36:55 PM
a lot of people are in the country now, probably not very busy now. Call and ask: 718-285-8777
Tried multiple times and no one is picking up. Just don't wanna drive from Flatbush and then see a 45 min wait.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on July 21, 2015, 07:41:05 PM
Tried multiple times and no one is picking up. Just don't wanna drive from Flatbush and then see a 45 min wait.

agree 100%. doubt that they'll be crowded, but to make sure of their 9 days open hours. PMing you an idea.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 21, 2015, 07:59:19 PM
How crazy is Basil gonna be right now?

I will pm you an idea too.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on July 21, 2015, 08:07:30 PM
I will pm you an idea too.

+100  8)
The idea that I PMed to him was that he can PM to ask you about Basil.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 21, 2015, 08:08:35 PM
+100  8)
The idea that I PMed to him was that he can PM to ask you about Basil.

Oh really??? :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mocha on July 21, 2015, 09:59:27 PM
Oh really??? :)
True story.

Anyways everyone was nervous it would rain and did not want to sit outside. My Radar app said otherwise and was quickly seated and enjoyed a great meal. Thanks you two!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 21, 2015, 10:09:27 PM
True story.

Anyways everyone was nervous it would rain and did not want to sit outside. My Radar app said otherwise and was quickly seated and enjoyed a great meal. Thanks you two!

Great.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on July 21, 2015, 10:46:21 PM
True story.

Anyways everyone was nervous it would rain and did not want to sit outside. My Radar app said otherwise and was quickly seated and enjoyed a great meal. Thanks you two!
+100  yes, it's true. 9 days DDFers helping each other -- Mocha, did you meet ya'alili? 
anyway, I knew it would be pleasant and Ya'alili confirmed space -- it's great outside at Basil -- especially the outdoor evenings when (it's not the 9 days) and we can drink wine.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2015, 05:25:13 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 12, 2015, 05:41:23 PM
Haha heimishe ribs are not cheap :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on August 17, 2015, 02:24:39 PM
Anyone have a way to call Izzy's smokehouse? A friend of mine wants to come with a group of people, at a time when they don't officially take reservations. Any way to get in touch with them? (Do they have representatives on DDF?)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jack12 on August 20, 2015, 12:22:59 PM
I'm thinking of going to Boeuf & Bun tonight but I'm looking for a fleishig backup in case they don't have an available table. Izzy's doesn't have reservations available tonight. Any other fleishig options nearby?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 20, 2015, 12:25:19 PM
I'm thinking of going to Boeuf & Bun tonight but I'm looking for a fleishig backup in case they don't have an available table. Izzy's doesn't have reservations available tonight. Any other fleishig options nearby?
izzy's does have walk in hours after 930 i believe
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jack12 on August 20, 2015, 12:31:51 PM
izzy's does have walk in hours after 930 i believe
True but I want to eat at around 7
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 20, 2015, 12:42:15 PM
True but I want to eat at around 7

You can do a walk-in between 5 and 6:45 too.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jack12 on August 20, 2015, 12:52:57 PM
You can do a walk-in between 5 and 6:45 too.
thanks. If anyone knows of any other fleishig places, please let me know.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 20, 2015, 12:55:23 PM
Went to izzys last night. We basically ordered everything on the menu, besides the sandwiches. All the  food is exceptionally good, The ribs, and Bridget were the all around favorite.
The downside is that the place is tiny, and not the cleanest. we all felt very uncomfortable. It's hard to keep the place clean, when there is barely any place to move. It's probably a better idea to take your food to go.

Izzy told us he really didn't expect so much popularity, and is hoping to reallocate to a better location.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 20, 2015, 02:27:38 PM
thanks. If anyone knows of any other fleishig places, please let me know.

In crown heights the rest are fast food. The closest meat restaurant would be Pardes and Chagall.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: jack12 on August 20, 2015, 03:18:27 PM
In crown heights the rest are fast food. The closest meat restaurant would be Pardes and Chagall.
thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on August 20, 2015, 03:27:25 PM
thanks. If anyone knows of any other fleishig places, please let me know.

this is also fast food -- but perhaps more upscale and tasty: http://www.boeufbun.com/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 20, 2015, 03:38:13 PM
this is also fast food -- but perhaps more upscale and tasty: http://www.boeufbun.com/

That is the place he wants to go to. He was looking for a backup in case.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 20, 2015, 03:48:09 PM


Izzy told us he really didn't expect so much popularity, and is hoping to reallocate to a better location.

i heard he convinced the suit guy to move
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: srf60 on January 07, 2016, 08:06:22 PM
If I go now to Izzy's, will there anything be left?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on January 07, 2016, 08:07:54 PM
If I go now to Izzy's, will there anything be left?

If you arrive now, there may still be food. (However if you arrive in 40 min... who knows?) Maybe call and pay to reserve ribs, etc: Izzy's (347) 425-0524
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: srf60 on January 07, 2016, 08:13:20 PM
If you arrive now, there may still be food. (However if you arrive in 40 min... who knows?) Maybe call and pay to reserve ribs, etc: Izzy's (347) 425-0524
Thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on January 07, 2016, 08:23:36 PM
Thanks

it's worth it -- We've arrived at 8:30 on a Thursday night and had great food, however they've run out at times -- it's recommended to call, (pay?) and reserve -- wings, ribs, and burgers: truly a taste like no other.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: srf60 on January 07, 2016, 09:37:58 PM
it's worth it -- We've arrived at 8:30 on a Thursday night and had great food, however they've run out at times -- it's recommended to call, (pay?) and reserve -- wings, ribs, and burgers: truly a taste like no other.
Wow, this stuff is great!!!!!
They ran out of ribs while I was sitting there......

Update; owner just told me they are in middle of negotiating, to take over the adjacent storefront.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on January 07, 2016, 09:57:02 PM
Wow, this stuff is great!!!!!
They ran out of ribs while I was sitting there......

Update; owner just told me they are in middle of negotiating, to take over the adjacent storefront.

+1000
Yes, we told you that it was worth it! Did you get the ribs before they ran out?

Yes, they definitely need that space!

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: srf60 on January 07, 2016, 10:18:39 PM
+1000
Yes, we told you that it was worth it! Did you get the ribs before they ran out?

Yes, they definitely need that space!
Yup, I still got it, was a very fatty piece, but was heaven, along with the brisket!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on January 07, 2016, 11:03:24 PM
Yup, I still got it, was a very fatty piece, but was heaven, along with the brisket!
I went yesterday and had the same thing. Have to say I felt a bit cheated with the ribs, as you're paying by the pound and 2/3's of what I paid for was inedible (bone and fats).

The 1/3 of meat I got was phenomenal though.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: srf60 on January 07, 2016, 11:13:29 PM
I went yesterday and had the same thing. Have to say I felt a bit cheated with the ribs, as you're paying by the pound and 2/3's of what I paid for was inedible (bone and fats).

The 1/3 of meat I got was phenomenal though.
Yup, so you pay some 30 bucks for a quarter pound..... But its really good!!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: efflpetzel on January 08, 2016, 01:38:15 AM
Went to izzys last night. We basically ordered everything on the menu, besides the sandwiches. All the  food is exceptionally good, The ribs, and Bridget were the all around favorite.
The downside is that the place is tiny, and not the cleanest. we all felt very uncomfortable. It's hard to keep the place clean, when there is barely any place to move. It's probably a better idea to take your food to go.

Izzy told us he really didn't expect so much popularity, and is hoping to reallocate to a better location.
I had a mini DO there, right after we had finished eating we were asked to leave as there was a line out of the door, so he better get that new seating sorted, fast.


I went yesterday and had the same thing. Have to say I felt a bit cheated with the ribs, as you're paying by the pound and 2/3's of what I paid for was inedible (bone and fats).

The 1/3 of meat I got was phenomenal though.
+1, exactly my experience
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 08, 2016, 10:16:19 AM
I went yesterday and had the same thing. Have to say I felt a bit cheated with the ribs, as you're paying by the pound and 2/3's of what I paid for was inedible (bone and fats).

The 1/3 of meat I got was phenomenal though.
The fat is like butter. I'll happily pay for that!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: zevi on January 25, 2016, 05:33:12 PM
Any nice bowling around crown heights
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 22, 2016, 01:47:40 PM
I wish izzy would offer more mild versions of all his stuff. Is that blasphemy?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on March 22, 2016, 02:58:15 PM
I wish izzy would offer more mild versions of all his stuff. Is that blasphemy?
We go for the brisket. What do you mean by "more mild"?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 22, 2016, 03:06:05 PM
We go for the brisket. What do you mean by "more mild"?
The brisket is too peppery for my taste. The beans are basically inedible to me
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on March 22, 2016, 04:21:08 PM
The brisket is too peppery for my taste. The beans are basically inedible to me
The wings are also super peppery and have too much of the sauce IMHO.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Moes Tavern on March 31, 2016, 12:18:28 AM
I Was at Izzy's Smokehouse earlier in the evening and I think there was a distinguished guest there at the same time from Cleveland  ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on April 07, 2016, 08:26:02 PM
New Place - http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=40054&alias=at-last-chinese-in-crown-heights to open Tomorrow. And BAB reopened up Yesterday.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on April 08, 2016, 02:59:33 AM
I wish izzy would offer more mild versions of all his stuff. Is that blasphemy?
The brisket is too peppery for my taste. The beans are basically inedible to me
I never thought so about the ribs or brisket,  but I had a pulled beef sandwich a few days ago and it was definitely too peppery.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on April 08, 2016, 03:02:22 AM
And BAB reopened up Yesterday.
Reopened?

This place sounds intriguing http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=40051&alias=new-cafe-coming-to-kingston-ave
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on April 08, 2016, 07:09:03 AM
Reopened?

Yeh they were open the past summer, and closed to renovate for a while.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on April 12, 2016, 07:29:43 PM
New Place - http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=40054&alias=at-last-chinese-in-crown-heights to open Tomorrow. And BAB reopened up Yesterday.
Anyone been to Prime Wok yet?

What did you get and how was it?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on April 12, 2016, 08:58:37 PM
Prime Wok menu:
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/4c4d8b9b54471098b41ef866aa33d39c.jpg (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/4c4d8b9b54471098b41ef866aa33d39c.jpg)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/f1d592e993b5d115013c16b9d12a2e84.jpg (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/f1d592e993b5d115013c16b9d12a2e84.jpg)

Tapatalk made them huge, so now they are links.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on April 13, 2016, 05:52:16 AM
Prime Wok menu:
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/4c4d8b9b54471098b41ef866aa33d39c.jpg (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/4c4d8b9b54471098b41ef866aa33d39c.jpg)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/f1d592e993b5d115013c16b9d12a2e84.jpg (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160413/f1d592e993b5d115013c16b9d12a2e84.jpg)

Tapatalk made them huge, so now they are links.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MendelG on April 13, 2016, 07:19:58 AM
They are open
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on April 13, 2016, 11:39:24 AM
They are open
But really nothing to write home about.
The only decent thing I had was the sesame chicken.
(http://s24.postimg.org/azqfjgmy9/tmp_13618_20160412_212731_876535261.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/azqfjgmy9/)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on April 13, 2016, 11:41:08 AM
But really nothing to write home about.
The only decent thing I had was the sesame chicken.

Hard to mess that up in Chinese places.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: dwmtl on July 05, 2016, 09:47:00 PM
I know it's Gimmel Tamuz but does anyone know of a place in CH that I can rent a room for Saturday night?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 12, 2016, 02:16:31 PM
http://www.villagevoice.com/restaurants/unorthodox-cue-in-brooklyn-izzys-and-joepers-smokers-are-on-fire-8850137
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 18, 2016, 10:41:45 PM
New place - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=41823&alias=is-kingston-ready-for-falafel
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2016, 08:51:50 AM
Boy CH has come a long way since my yeshiva days of Mermelsteins, Kingston pizza, Esthers, and the Kretchma.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 19, 2016, 08:57:33 AM
Boy CH has come a long way since my yeshiva days of Mermelsteins, Kingston pizza, Esthers, and the Kretchma.

Yes, I clearly remember those days too, and the bagel shop was around for a while.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 31, 2016, 09:20:50 PM
New place - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=41823&alias=is-kingston-ready-for-falafel

http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=41989&alias=falafel-place-opens-on-kingston
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on September 01, 2016, 01:02:05 PM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=41989&alias=falafel-place-opens-on-kingston
Hours?

They are closed now
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on September 27, 2016, 04:00:05 PM
Hours?

They are closed now
Eh.
They only have falafel for now, and it isn't too good.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: grodnoking on October 18, 2016, 10:21:53 PM
Its there a CH DO thread?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on October 18, 2016, 10:30:51 PM
I think just here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5257.0
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: stbaum on October 19, 2016, 03:15:17 AM
Does izzy's have a succah?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: stbaum on October 19, 2016, 08:26:12 PM
Another great review of Izzy's (they have a succah but it was jammed).
To put it simply- they only have plastic cutlery and I felt no need for actual silverware. We had the Dino rib, pulled beef sandwich, a hot dog, fries, candies sweet potato.
The meat itself was incredible but even the other stuff was crazy good. The purple slaw, the pickles! Omg the bread was heaven!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 06, 2016, 12:43:48 AM
You could download the app JMENU, it has in app ordering for most of the takeouts and cafes in CH.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on November 12, 2016, 10:35:57 PM
I'm in CH and I need to get rid of a whole garbage bag of plastic soda bottles. Are there any stores around here where it's customary for people to bring back bottles to get the deposits?
(I don't think any of the Jewish stores would think you're entitled to do that)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 12, 2016, 10:57:16 PM
I'm in CH and I need to get rid of a whole garbage bag of plastic soda bottles. Are there any stores around here where it's customary for people to bring back bottles to get the deposits?
(I don't think any of the Jewish stores would think you're entitled to do that)

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8833.html - you can try Rite Aid.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 13, 2016, 12:00:30 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8833.html - you can try Rite Aid.

does that also mean that Empire Kosher would also be required to give a refund, since they carry those items?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 13, 2016, 12:16:50 AM
does that also mean that Empire Kosher would also be required to give a refund, since they carry those items?

Yes, if they charge the deposit, they should have it refunded if brought back.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on November 21, 2016, 11:32:01 AM
Posted on Great Kosher Restaurants Facebook page.

(http://content.screencast.com/users/Ben6955/folders/Jing/media/a30abbce-f5a4-46c1-ae45-3728754d47b0/2016-11-21_1127.png)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: bestwatchman on November 21, 2016, 11:48:25 AM
Posted on Great Kosher Restaurants Facebook page.

(http://content.screencast.com/users/Ben6955/folders/Jing/media/a30abbce-f5a4-46c1-ae45-3728754d47b0/2016-11-21_1127.png)
how will we live without the duplicator? More seriously, any Hechsher? Which?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on November 21, 2016, 11:53:54 AM
how will we live without the duplicator? More seriously, any Hechsher? Which?
And on the same block as Mendys Deli...

Hope that it doesn't get ugly...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 21, 2016, 11:55:12 AM
how will we live without the duplicator? More seriously, any Hechsher? Which?
Same owners as Chocolatte, so it might carry same Hechsher.

That being said, IINM back in the days, it was frowned upon to open two of the same type of food establishments on the same block. I guess times have changed.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 21, 2016, 01:19:18 PM
Good to see more places being opened.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on November 21, 2016, 02:11:49 PM
Same owners as Chocolatte, so it might carry same Hechsher.

That being said, IINM back in the days, it was frowned upon to open two of the same type of food establishments on the same block. I guess times have changed.

Which is?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 21, 2016, 02:32:51 PM
Which is?
מ'האט אויפגעהערט עסן כשר, און אנגעהויבן עסן הכשרים

(no specifics intended).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on November 21, 2016, 02:33:26 PM
Which is?
Can we keep the worms in the can once we open it?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 21, 2016, 02:34:02 PM
Can we keep the worms in the can once we open it?
That depends if you use a filter on NYC water  ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 24, 2016, 07:59:25 PM
And on the same block as Mendys Deli...

Hope that it doesn't get ugly...

thousands of people in CH this weekend. They will both be 'standing room only' and they could even support a 3rd option on the same block. Many are heading to BAB on E New York.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on November 24, 2016, 10:00:35 PM
thousands of people in CH this weekend. They will both be 'standing room only' and they could even support a 3rd option on the same block. Many are heading to BAB on E New York.
You can't run a business off a month in October and a weekend in November.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 24, 2016, 10:02:17 PM
You can't run a business off a month in October and a weekend in November.

pretty sure the both Mendy's and Dudah's will have 30-40 customers each on most nights between Dec,. Jan, Feb., March, and April (especially pre-Pesach).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 24, 2016, 11:21:58 PM
Same owners as Chocolatte

Wonder if they will try too to be open for 24 hours, like chocolatte.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 24, 2016, 11:39:59 PM
Same owners as Chocolatte, so it might carry same Hechsher.
Hechsher is CHK (Osdoba)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 24, 2016, 11:47:17 PM
Hechsher is CHK (Osdoba)
IINM back in the early days of CHK, there was a policy of not giving a Hechsher on two eateries of the same category on the same block (unless there was an agreement/mechila by the first one).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 25, 2016, 12:23:52 AM
IINM back in the early days of CHK, there was a policy of not giving a Hechsher on two eateries of the same category on the same block (unless there was an agreement/mechila by the first one).
I think there might be a few more people around Crown Heights nowadays...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on November 25, 2016, 12:31:11 AM
Hechsher is CHK (Osdoba)

And what's the hechsher at chocolatte?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 25, 2016, 01:02:11 AM
And what's the hechsher at chocolatte?
Braun/Schwei (I'm not sure if they're also calling it CHK or just badatz)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on November 25, 2016, 01:19:03 AM
How can you tell the difference?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 25, 2016, 01:24:15 AM
How can you tell the difference?
By the names on the certificate, by the logo
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 25, 2016, 02:28:06 AM
How can you tell the difference?
What makes you think there is a difference?

מ'האט אויפגעהערט עסן כשר, און אנגעהויבן עסן הכשרים

(no specifics intended).

However, I would speculate that the reason they chose one over the other is the availability of meat products.

It could become interesting (or disgusting, depending on your perspective).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 25, 2016, 02:29:09 AM
What makes you think there is a difference?

one logo/Hashgocha has 2 rabbis listed and the other one has 2 other CH rabbis listed?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 25, 2016, 02:31:49 AM
one logo/Hashgocha has 2 rabbis listed and the other one has 2 other CH rabbis listed? has only the CHK monogram.
FTFY.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 25, 2016, 02:34:39 AM
FTFY.

and those are 3 totally different people/Beth Din? Or one individual person?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 25, 2016, 02:36:12 AM

and those are 3 totally different people/Beth Din? Or one individual person?
Let's just say that if you are unaware of the situation, consider yourself lucky.

Ignorance is bliss!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 25, 2016, 02:01:16 PM
Let's just say that if you are unaware of the situation, consider yourself lucky.

Ignorance is bliss!
+1000

However, I would speculate that the reason they chose one over the other is the availability of meat products.
I heard the reason here is because Braun/Schwei don't do meat establishments.

which probably ultimately boils down to
the availability of meat products.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on November 29, 2016, 02:39:06 AM
What do they have besides hot dogs?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 02:12:51 PM
What's not to miss at bouef and bun?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on December 08, 2016, 02:15:37 PM
What's not to miss at bouef and bun?
Jalapeno Poppers to start.

B&B's best items are their sides, not their burgers. Which is weird, as it's, you know, a burger joint. As a friend renamed it: Everything but the Burger.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 08, 2016, 02:33:24 PM
thousands of people in CH this weekend. They will both be 'standing room only' and they could even support a 3rd option on the same block. Many are heading to BAB on E New York.
Dude's looks like it's open for business. Seems quite deserted at this point.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 02:48:35 PM
Jalapeno Poppers to start.

B&B's best items are their sides, not their burgers. Which is weird, as it's, you know, a burger joint. As a friend renamed it: Everything but the Burger.
Thanks and agreed.
Anyone around want lots of shirayim?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 08, 2016, 02:57:51 PM
Thanks and agreed.
Anyone around want lots of shirayim?
Is there a DO going on?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 02:59:15 PM
Does my wife and me make a DO?
Can leave leftovers here if anyone wants em. Lots of food.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 08, 2016, 03:02:46 PM
Does my wife and me make a DO?
Can leave leftovers here if anyone wants em. Lots of food.
If anyone wants to have a DO with your leftovers, I may join. I'm not coming on my own.

ETA: Thanks for the offer though
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 08, 2016, 03:37:44 PM
Thanks and agreed.
Anyone around want lots of shirayim?

What did you have that you liked?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 03:38:49 PM
Pastrami Flatbread 9/10
Onion rings 8/10
Jalapeno poppers 7/10
NY Burger 3/10
Pulled beef sandwich 1/10
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 08, 2016, 03:42:48 PM
Pastrami Flatbread 9/10
Onion rings 8/10
Jalapeno poppers 7/10
NY Burger 3/10
Pulled beef sandwich 1/10
I love the green monster burger

My wife gets the chicken bite and she says its very good!

You didn't get any deserts??

Their cake pops are amazing!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 03:44:42 PM
Lol, too late.

My wife is a baker, don't need any more cake pops :)
https://www.instagram.com/sweetcakesbymimi/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 08, 2016, 03:51:51 PM
Pastrami Flatbread 9/10
Onion rings 8/10
Jalapeno poppers 7/10
NY Burger 3/10
Pulled beef sandwich 1/10

The thing that always amazes me about your TRs is the amount of food you order.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 03:53:47 PM
Lol, I just like trying things too much :)

Had one onion ring, one popper, two bites of each sandwich.

We polished off the Flatbread though.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 08, 2016, 03:54:28 PM
Lol, too late.

My wife is a baker, don't need any more cake pops :)
https://www.instagram.com/sweetcakesbymimi/
wow! looks great! This is the first I am hearing of this! You should promote her on the main site! Very professional!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 03:54:28 PM
And of course someone PMd me for the food 3 minures after we left :(
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on December 08, 2016, 04:10:54 PM
Lol, too late.

My wife is a baker, don't need any more cake pops :)
https://www.instagram.com/sweetcakesbymimi/
Rafi's 5th birthday cake. but of course!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 08, 2016, 04:41:06 PM
Lol, too late.

My wife is a baker, don't need any more cake pops :)
https://www.instagram.com/sweetcakesbymimi/

Looks like you have more fondant in your house than Ecco shoes.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 06:12:23 PM
Went to Artisan bakehouse for a light breakfast.
The chocolate croissant and the cream cheese frosted cinnamon bun were heaven. Great coffee drinks too.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 08, 2016, 06:13:27 PM
Went to Artisan bakehouse for a light breakfast.
The chocolate croissant and the cream cheese frosted cinnamon bun were heaven. Great coffee drinks too.
anything close to ZTB?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on December 08, 2016, 06:15:04 PM
Dude's looks like it's open for business. Seems quite deserted at this point.
It's pretty decent, especially for the price ($12 pictured, including a soda).

He said he'll have a full menu in a few days, just sandwiches for now.

Some pics from there:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161208/16213a26bfdb05c99d91484651dd9ecf.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161208/f13ea2c6c03882d85c1442abfeec2754.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161208/411c7836a920b892681df7b1185c6744.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161208/e1e0df6623197619927c61d584ee3158.jpg)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 06:16:02 PM
anything close to ZTB?
Didn't try the bread or any of the food there, but the 2 pastries we had were definitely better than ZTB.
The owner told me that they're expanding soon to offer ever more food options.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AJK on December 08, 2016, 06:17:03 PM
Zak's pastries are actually just "OK."
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 08, 2016, 06:17:22 PM
Didn't try the bread or any of the food there, but the 2 pastries we had were definitely better than ZTB.
Owner says they're expanding soon to offer ever more food options.
honestly I go to ZTB for the pastries not the sandwiches so thats good to hear I will have to give this place a try
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2016, 06:17:52 PM
Zak's pastries are actually just "OK."
A little better than OK, but not in the same league as in Paris.
Until now my favorite pastries were from Chez Akol in Paris, but Artisan's are quite possibly even better.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 08, 2016, 10:14:41 PM
Where's the next place in CH? Till when are you in town?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 08, 2016, 10:22:20 PM
Posted on Great Kosher Restaurants Facebook page.

http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=43282&alias=kingston-ave-staple-reincarnated
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 08, 2016, 10:28:05 PM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=43282&alias=kingston-ave-staple-reincarnated
Ess & Bentch wannabe

I doubt whether anyone could replicate the original, the times were so different.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on December 09, 2016, 12:02:14 PM
Went to Artisan bakehouse for a light breakfast.
The chocolate croissant and the cream cheese frosted cinnamon bun were heaven. Great coffee drinks too.
Didn't try the bread or any of the food there, but the 2 pastries we had were definitely better than ZTB.
The owner told me that they're expanding soon to offer even more food options.

Great food at Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse. And, they use California Gourmet chocolate in their croissants, cookies, and pastries.

Glad to hear that they are expanding their menu. They have an excellent chef and a pastry chef, too. 
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2016, 12:22:11 PM
Where's the next place in CH? Till when are you in town?
Got home this morning.

Hit up Artisan for pastries and took a panini home which was excellent as well.
B&B but should have just stuck with the apps.
And took Izzys home for dinner tonight.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on December 09, 2016, 12:25:06 PM
Got home this morning.
Hit up Artisan for pastries and took a panini home which was excellent as well.
B&B but should have just stuck with the apps.
And took Izzys home for dinner tonight.

CH has great items now. Have you tasted Izzy's menu fresh on-site? The wood-smoked dinosaur ribs and BBQ wings?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2016, 12:26:24 PM
CH has great items now. Have you tasted Izzy's menu fresh on-site? The wood-smoked dinosaur ribs and BBQ wings?
I've had the ribs fresh, amazing.
Pastrami ribs are even better, though I've only had them to go.
Pulled beef is insanely good and reheats perfectly.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 09, 2016, 02:17:07 PM
Got home this morning.

Hit up Artisan for pastries and took a panini home which was excellent as well.
B&B but should have just stuck with the apps.
And took Izzys home for dinner tonight.

Nice roundup, we should meet up next time.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on December 11, 2016, 04:47:05 AM
Too bad dan was in town and we missed him
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 14, 2016, 04:47:18 PM
The sign is up.

(https://s29.postimg.org/3xz0rhthj/Whats_App_Image_2016_12_14_at_4_32_58_PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 14, 2016, 08:53:26 PM
The sign is up.

(https://s29.postimg.org/3xz0rhthj/Whats_App_Image_2016_12_14_at_4_32_58_PM.jpg)
Speaking to some old timers who worked behind the counter in the original Ess & Bentch. The consensus is that this seems to be a cheap (not the prices on the menu, but rather the quality) imitation.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 14, 2016, 09:54:38 PM


IMO a place where one would walk in with a wife cannot be called Ess & Bentch. I don't recall ever seeing any females in the original.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on December 14, 2016, 10:08:36 PM


IMO a place where one would walk in with a wife cannot be called Ess & Bentch. I don't recall ever seeing any females in the original.
Video is marked as private.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 14, 2016, 10:11:52 PM
Video is marked as private.
It's really only audio that someone sent me. I forgot to hit publish. Should be working now.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 14, 2016, 10:13:39 PM
No reason to have this video on here.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 14, 2016, 10:15:28 PM

Lol :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 14, 2016, 10:17:36 PM
No reason to have this video on here.
Is it against any forum rules? This is a review of a new place in Crown Heights.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 14, 2016, 10:18:46 PM
Is it against any forum rules? This is a review of a new place in Crown Heights.
I wouldn't call that a review.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 14, 2016, 10:20:04 PM
I wouldn't call that a review.
Let's just agree to disagree.

Different reviewers have different styles.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on December 15, 2016, 12:51:43 AM
Never heard a review quite like that. I'm gonna have to try it now
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 07:03:52 AM
Never heard a review quite like that. I'm gonna have to try it now
Can't wait for your review  ;)

Also, I would guess that people that experienced the original might have a certain bias/expectation.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 09:41:08 AM
Ess & Bentch wannabe awning which was put up yesterday was already destroyed (probably by a truck turning onto Union Street).

Lesson: you need to know both your customer base (as noted in audio review above), and your physical environment (don't expect a protrusion onto a sidewalk that is no more than 5 ft wide, on a narrow street (which is a legal alternative for commercial traffic not allowed on the next street) to remain safe).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 15, 2016, 09:49:41 AM
Ess & Bentch wannabe awning which was put up yesterday was already destroyed (probably by a truck turning onto Union Street).

Lesson: you need to know both your customer base (as noted in audio review above), and your physical environment (don't expect a protrusion onto a sidewalk that is no more than 5 ft wide, on a narrow street (which is a legal alternative for commercial traffic not allowed on the next street) to remain safe).
it seems really personal with you and them. why are you obsessed with bringing them down?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 09:51:20 AM
it seems really personal with you and them. why are you obsessed with bringing them down?
Not one bit. I actually feel very bad for them about the awning.

I want them to succeed in the right way. I just think they are making mistakes, but I might be wrong.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on December 15, 2016, 10:03:25 AM
Not one bit.

I want them to succeed in the right way. I just think they are making mistakes, but I might be wrong.
posting negative things in a public forum will not help them succeed
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 10:57:34 AM
posting negative things in a public forum will not help them succeed
Did you listen to the audio review to the end? It gives an opinion of what they need to do in order to succeed.

In order to succeed, people need to learn from their mistakes (better learn from others, but it seems like most people need to learn from their own mistakes).

IMO, they will be very successful if they adopt the right model. Low prices where the after tax price ends with a .00, .25, .50 or ,.75. Fast service, good soda fountain, and simple inexpensive food (soups can be a good profitable item).

For people that had the original Ess & Bentch as part of growing up, there's another issue here. Using the same name for something totally different just feels wrong. Just imagine 20 years from now, Dan has moved on to other ventures, along with most DDFers. Then someone opens up a new fancy glitzy site called DansDeals, along with forums. A lot of the content needs to be paid for, forums have a totally different atmosphere, etc. etc.. How would you feel about that site at that point?

Maybe if he can get a picture of R' Yoel buying a tuna sandwich and a pack of Pall Mall, and Rabbi Marlow buying a pack of Lucky Strikes, to adorn the walls, it would create the right ambiance. :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 15, 2016, 11:32:23 AM
Did you listen to the audio review to the end? It gives an opinion of what they need to do in order to succeed.

In order to succeed, people need to learn from their mistakes (better learn from others, but it seems like most people need to learn from their own mistakes).

IMO, they will be very successful if they adopt the right model. Low prices where the after tax price ends with a .00, .25, .50 or ,.75. Fast service, good soda fountain, and simple inexpensive food (soups can be a good profitable item).

For people that had the original Ess & Bentch as part of growing up, there's another issue here. Using the same name for something totally different just feels wrong. Just imagine 20 years from now, Dan has moved on to other ventures, along with most DDFers. Then someone opens up a new fancy glitzy site called DansDeals, along with forums. A lot of the content needs to be paid for, forums have a totally different atmosphere, etc. etc.. How would you feel about that site at that point?

Maybe if he can get a picture of R' Yoel buying a tuna sandwich and a pack of Pall Mall, and Rabbi Marlow buying a pack of Lucky Strikes, to adorn the walls, it would create the right ambiance. :)

Just give it up.

If you want a warm sense of nostalgia, maybe wet yourself while wearing a pair of onesie pajamas and sucking your thumb instead of crying about a sandwich shop  it seems you haven't even tried.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 11:43:49 AM
Just give it up.

If you want a warm sense of nostalgia, maybe wet yourself while wearing a pair of onesie pajamas and sucking your thumb instead of crying about a sandwich shop  it seems you haven't even tried.
ALOL.

I don't really care, but evidently he's trying to bring up nostalgia with the name (which I just found out was his mechutan's idea - he was going to call it Duda's) so let him do it right.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on December 15, 2016, 03:34:28 PM
For people that had the original Ess & Bentch as part of growing up, there's another issue here. Using the same name for something totally different just feels wrong.
Agreed.

Anybody who remembers the original seems to have a negative opinion of them using the name.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 03:50:39 PM
Agreed.

Anybody who remembers the original seems to have a negative opinion of them using the name.
I feel vindicated  ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 07:57:18 PM
The following anecdote might give you some perspective about my general feeling about (Crown Heights) eateries:

When I came home this evening DW served me supper. When I noted that she had given me a huge portion, she said that this was all she managed to salvage for me, as we had various relatives around when supper was being made, and they all couldn't stop eating. One niece told her husband to stop filling himself up, as they were going to B&B for dinner, to which he responded "this is better than anything I can get at B&B".
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on December 15, 2016, 08:56:19 PM
...she said that this was all she managed to salvage for me, as we had various relatives around when supper was being made, and they all couldn't stop eating.
Sounds like a regular day at my house :)

In other news, I finally figured out who you are earlier today. I'm still trying to figure out if the online persona fits the real-life person
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 09:01:20 PM
Sounds like a regular day at my house :)

In other news, I finally figured out who you are earlier today. I'm still trying to figure out if the online persona fits the real-life person
Wow that's some feat (the ID part). I only have a suspicion of who you are (were you ever my tenant?)

When you figure out about my persona, please let me know, or just come over for a farbrengen and we can try to figure it out together  :P
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on December 15, 2016, 09:09:26 PM
I only have a suspicion of who you are (were you ever my tenant?)
It seems your suspicion is correct :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 09:10:49 PM
It seems your suspicion is correct :)
So now it's definitely time for a farbrengen to figure out my persona  ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on December 15, 2016, 09:11:52 PM
I now pronounce you...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 09:12:31 PM
I now pronounce you...
ALOL....just join the farbrengen to officiate.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 15, 2016, 09:39:13 PM
It seems your suspicion is correct :)
Nu? Was he a good landlord? Was his wife's cooking as good as he seems to think it is? Was he always hung up on Supreme Court justices, or is that a new development?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2016, 09:40:25 PM
And why does he like parve cholent??
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on December 15, 2016, 09:41:46 PM
Nu? Was he a good landlord? Was his wife's cooking as good as he seems to think it is? Was he always hung up on Supreme Court justices, or is that a new development?
Lol, I was just gonna come here and clarify that it was an office. If it was housing we'd probably be cursing each other out right now
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on December 15, 2016, 09:42:44 PM
Lol, I was just gonna come here and clarify that it was an office. If it was housing we'd probably be cursing each other out right now
lol
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 09:53:37 PM
And why does he like parve cholent??
You gotta come and try it (though I was just informed today by DW that we're going to Philly for Shabbos and taking along some of her world famous pareve cholent).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on December 15, 2016, 09:59:50 PM
And why does he like parve cholent??
Benefit of Parve Cholent = Motzei Shabbos pizza  :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 15, 2016, 10:04:42 PM
Benefit of Parve Cholent = Motzei Shabbos pizza  :)
And since we don't usually make kiddush before 2:30 or 3:00pm that's important year round for those that care for Pizza on מוצ״ש. I personally prefer my cholent Friday afternoon, or Shabbos morning before Davening and can even have it the way Shimon Dzigan has Golda serving it to Nixon  דעלישעס:D.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 15, 2016, 11:17:58 PM
Wow that's some feat (the ID part). I only have a suspicion of who you are (were you ever my tenant?)

When you figure out about my persona, please let me know, or just come over for a farbrengen and we can try to figure it out together  :P
I've never seen someone so excited to be identified in an online forum!
I wonder now if I should tell all the people -who I figured out who they are- that I know them.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 09, 2017, 03:57:41 PM
$11.95 pie thru Wednesday, at sauce n cheese.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chevron on January 09, 2017, 05:38:23 PM
Recipe for the soup please.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 09, 2017, 08:57:48 PM
Dean Street Cafe opening in Crown Heights - https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170109/crown-heights/cafe-with-crown-heights-roasted-coffee-opening-on-utica-avenue
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: googwallet on January 11, 2017, 10:53:00 PM
Dean Street Cafe opening in Crown Heights - https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170109/crown-heights/cafe-with-crown-heights-roasted-coffee-opening-on-utica-avenue
I hope it's doesn't have the same hechsher as the krechme...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 11, 2017, 10:56:07 PM
I hope it's doesn't have the same hechsher as the krechme...
Why would you care? Did you notice where this is located?

The original Ess & Bentch was the first to use that Hechsher AFAIK.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: googwallet on January 11, 2017, 10:59:11 PM
Why would you care? Did you notice where this is located?

The original Ess & Bentch was the first to use that Hechsher AFAIK.
Yeah it's on Utica and Atlantic.
Interesting, so everyone ate there without a hechser?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 11, 2017, 11:01:14 PM
Yeah it's on Utica and Atlantic.
Interesting, so everyone ate there without a hechser?

Kretchme stated בהכשר הבעלים.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: googwallet on January 11, 2017, 11:02:29 PM
Kretchme stated בהכשר הבעלים.
That I know. I'm asking about the original ess and bench?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on January 11, 2017, 11:17:28 PM
Kretchme stated בהכשר הבעלים.
בהשגחה פרטית
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 12, 2017, 01:14:55 AM
That I know. I'm asking about the original ess and bench?
I think that phrase (בהכשר הבעלים) was Chaim Boruch's idea.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on January 15, 2017, 03:08:50 AM
Where is krechme?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 15, 2017, 03:25:05 AM
Where is krechme?
It hasn't been around for years.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AJK on January 17, 2017, 01:10:06 PM
PSA:

BAB does *not* get 3x on CSR.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on January 22, 2017, 11:58:56 PM
PSA:

BAB does *not* get 3x on CSR.
Indeed, they're coded as a bakery, right?
Buncho Bagels (which I ran $2K for a catered event on my CSR) is categorized as a bakery as well. Some DM with customer service reversed that, but disappointing.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 23, 2017, 07:51:11 AM
PSA:

BAB does *not* get 3x on CSR.

Indeed, they're coded as a bakery, right?
Buncho Bagels (which I ran $2K for a catered event on my CSR) is categorized as a bakery as well. Some DM with customer service reversed that, but disappointing.

Wiki updated with those two DP.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on January 23, 2017, 08:25:21 AM
PSA:

BAB does *not* get 3x on CSR.

Wiki updated with those two DP.
I think he meant this


BAB, CH

bouef and bun in crown heights this early??

Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 24, 2017, 04:02:16 PM
oops. my bad.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 24, 2017, 07:59:34 PM
I think he meant this

Updated.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: elit on February 12, 2017, 08:48:37 PM
Leaving izzys. Where should we go for dessert?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Emkay on February 13, 2017, 03:38:05 AM
Leaving izzys. Where should we go for dessert?
If you have room for dessert, you didn't order enough.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on February 13, 2017, 03:56:35 AM
If you have room for dessert, you didn't order enough.
as my wife says, "there is always room for dessert"
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 13, 2017, 06:43:03 AM
as my wife says, "there is always room for dessert"
That is actually a גמרא.
However my thesis is that if the food was good, I would rather remain with that good taste. Dessert is for those times when I'd rather have the food I just ate be forgotten.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2017, 06:58:53 AM
Indeed, they're coded as a bakery, right?
Buncho Bagels (which I ran $2K for a catered event on my CSR) is categorized as a bakery as well. Some DM with customer service reversed that, but disappointing.


I'm starting to wonder if this is a trend. Does coding as a bakery lower their processing fees?

That is actually a גמרא.

[Citation missing]
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 07:13:40 AM



[Citation missing]

מגילה ז, iirc
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 07:14:51 AM
Are there any "breakfast" (bris) caterers that do code as restaurants?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on February 13, 2017, 07:16:38 AM
Are there any "breakfast" (bris) caterers that do code as restaurants?
I think bunch of bagels but can't confirm it
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 07:17:40 AM
I think bunch of bagels but can't confirm it
Indeed, they're coded as a bakery, right?
Buncho Bagels (which I ran $2K for a catered event on my CSR) is categorized as a bakery as well. Some DM with customer service reversed that, but disappointing.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on February 13, 2017, 07:17:49 AM
I think bunch of bagels but can't confirm it
Never mind as per said above it is categorized as a bakery
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: elit on February 13, 2017, 07:51:34 AM
If you have room for dessert, you didn't order enough.
-1
as my wife says, "there is always room for dessert"
+1. Nice to have something light and refreshing after
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 13, 2017, 07:59:31 AM
Are there any "breakfast" (bris) caterers that do code as restaurants?
You can always decide to do it the right way, and have a fleishig סעודת מצוה for a bris (I did it 4 times).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2017, 08:01:32 AM
You can always decide to do it the right way, and have a fleishig סעודת מצוה for a bris (I did it 4 times).

At 8am?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 08:02:40 AM
You can always decide to do it the right way, and have a fleishig סעודת מצוה for a bris (I did it 4 times).
You can always have fleishiks and have everyone who joins have a milchik breakfast, which they would prefer.
Also, cholent you eat parev, but when it comes to breakfast, plutzlung you're into fleish?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 13, 2017, 08:07:56 AM
You can always have fleishiks and have everyone who joins have a milchik breakfast, which they would prefer.
Also, cholent you eat parev, but when it comes to breakfast, plutzlung you're into fleish?
Who said breakfast?

The earliest one I did could be classified as brunch, where cold cuts were served. Others were lunch or dinner with a hot fleishig סעודה.

Last time I checked, I found that a סעודת מצוה should be fleishig, no such Halachic requirement for cholent.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 13, 2017, 08:09:07 AM
Who said breakfast?

The earliest one I did could be classified as brunch, where cold cuts were served. Others were lunch or dinner with a hot fleishig סעודה.

Last time I checked, I found that a סעודת מצוה should be fleishig, no such Halachic requirement for cholent.

What about making the Bris early because of Zrizim Makdimim?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 08:09:37 AM
Who said breakfast?

The earliest one I did could be classified as brunch, where cold cuts were served. Others were lunch or dinner with a hot fleishig סעודה.

Last time I checked, I found that a סעודת מצוה should be fleishig, no such Halachic requirement for cholent.
I said breakfast
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 13, 2017, 08:10:39 AM
I said breakfast
That's right!

But you also said bris, to which I responded that there are other alternatives.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 08:17:16 AM
That's right!

But you also said bris, to which I responded that there are other alternatives.
What about making the Bris early because of Zrizim Makdimim?

AFAIK, the only time you do the bris later is if there will be more people. As people tend to need to go to work, I wish to do it before 9.

Either way, I asked about how caterers code on credit cards, and you're lecturing about halacha. G-d bless ddf.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 13, 2017, 08:54:51 AM
AFAIK, the only time you do the bris later is if there will be more people. As people tend to need to go to work, I wish to do it before 9.
IME when you do it midday or evening, you are much more likely to have a minyan for bentching, than at 8am when people are rushing to leave.

While I might be an outlier here in Crown Heights, from what I hear afternoon/evening brisn are the common practice in Kfar Chabad.

Either way, I asked about how caterers code on credit cards, and you're lecturing about halacha. G-d bless ddf.

At least I didn't offer fake or wrong facts, but rather tried to keep the discussion in true DDF spirit by taking it OT,  offering outside the box alternative, and besides,  I thought here in DDF we don't believe in 9-5 jobs.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 13, 2017, 08:57:18 AM
IME when you do it midday or evening, you are much more likely to have a minyan for bentching, than at 8am when people are rushing to leave.

While I might be an outlier here in Crown Heights, from what I hear afternoon/evening brisn are the common practice in Kfar Chabad.

At least I didn't offer fake or wrong facts, but rather tried to keep the discussion in true DDF spirit by taking it OT,  offering outside the box alternative, and besides,  I thought here in DDF we don't believe in 9-5 jobs.
What we do and what we believe in aren't always the same.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 13, 2017, 09:01:45 AM
What we do and what we believe in aren't always the same.
Therein lies the problem.
#CognitiveDissonance  ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Emkay on February 13, 2017, 09:05:47 AM
At 8am?
There is no wrong time to have meat.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: googwallet on February 14, 2017, 11:35:29 PM
Rumor has it that Duda's sandwich bar (ess n bench) started offering more generous portions of deli meat in their baguettes.

They also have a cheaper baguette available for $7 with salami (no pastrami or corned beef).
I hope these guys can pull through. They are trying hard.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 14, 2017, 11:44:45 PM
Rumor has it that Duda's sandwich bar (ess n bench) started offering more generous portions of deli meat in their baguettes.

They also have a cheaper baguette available for $7 with salami (no pastrami or corned beef).
I hope these guys can pull through. They are trying hard.
Whats the meaning of your wells fargo logo?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 14, 2017, 11:54:55 PM
Rumor has it that Duda's sandwich bar (ess n bench) started offering more generous portions of deli meat in their baguettes.

They also have a cheaper baguette available for $7 with salami (no pastrami or corned beef).
I hope these guys can pull through. They are trying hard.
They do seem busier than when they started, though I am not sure that the kind of traffic seen there is sufficient to support the operation.

I was also wondering about the TM they put next to their Glatt Kosher line. Can anyone explain what's trademarked, if anything?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 15, 2017, 06:25:55 AM
I was also wondering about the TM they put next to their Glatt Kosher line. Can anyone explain what's trademarked, if anything?

Hopefully it doesn't stand for Treif Meat...

#howrumorsgetstarted
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 08:59:59 AM
While I might be an outlier here in Crown Heights, from what I hear afternoon/evening brisn are the common practice in Kfar Chabad.
Meat is common in Israel, not so much in the US
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 09:00:43 AM
Either way, I asked about how caterers code on credit cards, and you're lecturing about halacha. G-d bless ddf.
Not too hard to get a rep to give bonus points as a one-time exception.
Title: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 15, 2017, 09:05:58 AM
Meat is common in Israel, not so much in the US
But it is actually a Halachic requirement, which is how we end up seeing people in the awkward situation of the בעלי שמחה sitting at one table eating fleishig, while the rest of the crowd eats milchig.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 09:11:13 AM
But it is actually a Halachic requirement, which is how we end up seeing people in the awkward situation of the בעלי שמחה sitting at one table eating fleishig, while the rest of the crowd eats milchig.
Never seen that in CLE.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: googwallet on February 15, 2017, 11:08:42 AM
Whats the meaning of your wells fargo logo?
Just added the logo for testing the beta.dansdeals.com comments that access your DDF profile. Was on the wells Fargo website so I screen grabbed it and that's all there is to it.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 15, 2017, 11:22:58 AM
But it is actually a Halachic requirement, which is how we end up seeing people in the awkward situation of the בעלי שמחה sitting at one table eating fleishig, while the rest of the crowd eats milchig.
Just did it this morning, no one was awkward.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 15, 2017, 11:23:47 AM
Not too hard to get a rep to give bonus points as a one-time exception.
Joke's on me. Caterer I used in the end didn't accept cc for payment.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 11:24:53 AM
Joke's on me. Caterer I used in the end didn't accept cc for payment.
That's when you look for another caterer.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 15, 2017, 11:25:53 AM
That's when you look for another caterer.
Would have, but found out too late
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on February 15, 2017, 11:31:53 AM
Not too hard to get a rep to give bonus points as a one-time exception.
Have you succeeded in getting multiple "one-time" exceptions?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 11:32:31 AM
Have you succeeded in getting multiple "one-time" exceptions?
Yes.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 15, 2017, 06:15:48 PM
Just did it this morning, no one was awkward.
מזל טוב. May you have lots of חסידישע נחת from him and all the rest.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 15, 2017, 06:17:37 PM
Never seen that in CLE.
Are you saying that in CLE even the בעלי שמחה don't eat fleishig?

What did you do when you made a bris? Did you ask your LOR?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 06:21:02 PM
Are you saying that in CLE even the בעלי שמחה don't eat fleishig?

What did you do when you made a bris? Did you ask your LOR?
Yes, I've been to many brisim here and I have never seen that.
I went over the halachas with Rabbi C, he didn't bring that topic up.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 15, 2017, 06:24:31 PM
Yes, I've been to many brisim here and I have never seen that.
I went over the halachas with Rabbi C, he didn't bring that topic up.
Many times people don't notice what goes on at the head table, so לא ראינו אינה ראיה.

Maybe Rabbi C believes in don't ask don't tell. If you care to ask and report back, it would be interesting to hear what he says.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 15, 2017, 08:42:36 PM
Seems like it's not clear cut. Which is why we see different minhagim.

http://www.ravbaruch.com/AskTheRabbi.asp?QID=33
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 15, 2017, 09:10:46 PM
מזל טוב. May you have lots of חסידישע נחת from him and all the rest.
Thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on February 15, 2017, 11:20:36 PM
Are you saying that in CLE even the בעלי שמחה don't eat fleishig?

What did you do when you made a bris? Did you ask your LOR?
Did Moshe Rabenu serve meat at his son's bris? Then again he also used a female mohel, so not sure we can rely on his minhagim.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 15, 2017, 11:57:24 PM

Did Moshe Rabenu serve meat at his son's bris? Then again he also used a female mohel, so not sure we can rely on his minhagim.
Not necessarily something you would hear on a Crown Heights thread, but for those that have been around, you must have heard the famous question (and answer) regarding Moshe Rabeinu wearing a shtreimel.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on February 16, 2017, 12:26:47 AM
What about making the Bris early because of Zrizim Makdimim?
It says זריזים מקדימין למצוות, not זריזים מקדימין את המצוות. Just saw a whole thing about this in נחמד מפז, and it's a widely spread idea.
Eta: I didn't mean to say that's it's OK to make a late bris.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on February 16, 2017, 12:34:37 AM
Not necessarily something you would hear on a Crown Heights thread, but for those that have been around, you must have heard the famous question (and answer) regarding Moshe Rabeinu wearing a shtreimel.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=344.msg1377125#msg1377125
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 18, 2017, 07:00:04 PM
New kosher pizza place opening a few feet away from basil - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=44385&alias=kosher-roman-style-pizza-eatery
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 18, 2017, 07:49:13 PM
New kosher pizza place opening a few feet away from basil - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=44385&alias=kosher-roman-style-pizza-eatery

Chocolatte has semi-normal vibes, why do E&B and this place have such weird vibes?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: gswannabe on February 18, 2017, 08:32:53 PM
Across the road from Basil pizza?!?!?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 18, 2017, 08:37:25 PM
Across the road from Basil pizza?!?!?
That's less odd than E&B on the same block as Mendy's.
Basil is not a pizza store, it's a dairy restaurant.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 18, 2017, 09:40:19 PM
Across the road from Basil pizza?!?!?

And across from Boeuf and Bun? It's bad for everyone's business because whenever there's a wait people might go across the street instead of waiting a few minutes.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 18, 2017, 09:46:30 PM
Crown heights got the trendy jewish place in ny , so it can take new kosher business

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 18, 2017, 09:56:20 PM
Crown heights got the trendy jewish place in ny , so it can take new kosher business

Trendy neighborhood doesn't mean every place will be a hit. Lots of places here have closed/changed ownership over the past decade.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 18, 2017, 09:59:21 PM
Trendy neighborhood doesn't mean every place will be a hit. Lots of places here have closed/changed ownership over the past decade.
Thats what exactly i said it got trendy , in the past decade crown heights weren't trendy...
Now it's the hip jewish city in world
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 18, 2017, 10:03:03 PM
Thats what exactly i said it got trendy , in the past decade crown heights weren't trendy...
Now it's the hip jewish city in world

Ess and Bench (in its current iteration) will never be trendy, and Calabria seems to be following along the same path, it looks like they have an identity crisis and haven't even opened yet.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 18, 2017, 10:06:50 PM
Ess and Bench (in its current iteration) will never be trendy, and Calabria seems to be following along the same path, it looks like they have an identity crisis and haven't even opened yet.
Ess n bentch is an idea like chocalate ,its not that trendy , since this specific street where ess en bench is located is highly traffic area , so like 50 percent of the year when crown heights is packed with thousands of visitors its a perfect place for a fast in and out low cost option to grab some food , makes sense to me  just like chocolate in a meat version
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 18, 2017, 10:10:13 PM
Ess n bentch is an idea like chocalate ,its not that trendy , since this specific street where ess en bench is located is highly traffic area , so like 50 percent of the year when crown heights is packed with thousands of visitors its a perfect place for a fast in and out low cost option to grab some food , makes sense to me  just like chocolate in a meat version

Chocolatte isn't low cost.

Looking for good-valued food at a cheap price, go to Albany Bake Shop. It's a block away from Chocolatte and half the price.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 18, 2017, 10:11:30 PM
Chocolatte isn't low cost.

Looking for good-valued food at a cheap price, go to Albany Bake Shop. It's a block away from Chocolatte and half the price.
Albany bake shop isn't a grab to go place

And its not open 24 hours

Chocolate is open like 14 hours more per day

And Albany bake shop isn't such and clean place
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 19, 2017, 06:30:51 AM
Albany bake shop isn't a grab to go place

And its not open 24 hours

Chocolate is open like 14 hours more per day

And Albany bake shop isn't such and clean place

Other than the 24hr thingy, which you're right about, I beg to differ. When have you last been to Albany BS?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on February 22, 2017, 03:27:11 PM
New kosher pizza place opening a few feet away from basil - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=44385&alias=kosher-roman-style-pizza-eatery
Calabria Pizza offering free pizza today to the general public. My brother was just there with some friends.
Place is currently empty. Will probably fill up as people finish school and work.

Don't know if there are limits or restrictions. Just reporting what I heard.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 22, 2017, 04:11:14 PM
Calabria Pizza offering free pizza today to the general public. My brother was just there with some friends.
Place is currently empty. Will probably fill up as people finish school and work.

Don't know if there are limits or restrictions. Just reporting what I heard.

Cool, didn't realize they were open yet.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: gswannabe on February 22, 2017, 07:17:19 PM
Who gives the hechsher ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 22, 2017, 07:18:36 PM
Still going on?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 22, 2017, 07:25:41 PM
Calabria Pizza offering free pizza today to the general public. My brother was just there with some friends.
Place is currently empty. Will probably fill up as people finish school and work.

Don't know if there are limits or restrictions. Just reporting what I heard.
Can you find out if its still going on?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 22, 2017, 09:59:05 PM
Still going on?

Passed by at 7:30 and it was closed.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 22, 2017, 10:58:02 PM
Who gives the hechsher ?
If it will be Braun/Schwei then we will have a choice of Pizza with any one of 3 different supervisions on Kingston Avenue!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on February 23, 2017, 11:56:49 AM
Calabria Pizza offering free pizza today to the general public. My brother was just there with some friends.
Place is currently empty. Will probably fill up as people finish school and work.

Don't know if there are limits or restrictions. Just reporting what I heard.

How's the taste?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 23, 2017, 12:04:17 PM
Still going on?

I stopped by at 5 and the two employees who were the only ones there told me it was finished, it was only samples that they served yesterday, not full-sized slices. Said there would be more samples today at 1-4pm.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on February 23, 2017, 12:26:54 PM
I heard that yesterday there was no hechsher and today there will be a hechsher. I guess they found 24 hours in between to Kasher.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 23, 2017, 12:36:45 PM
I heard that yesterday there was no hechsher and today there will be a hechsher. I guess they found 24 hours in between to Kasher.

There's no hechsher until the check clears.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 26, 2017, 08:08:41 AM
I heard that yesterday there was no hechsher and today there will be a hechsher. I guess they found 24 hours in between to Kasher.

Hmmm...

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=44516&alias=eatery-awaits-rabbinical-approval
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 26, 2017, 09:12:36 AM
Hmmm...

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=44516&alias=eatery-awaits-rabbinical-approval
Never thought the owner of Basil would be so petty. IMHO this is a totally different kind of establishment, though it might just be a preventive move, so that it doesn't transform into something other than currently stated.

I see Ess & Bentch on the same block as Mendy's more of an issue of this kind.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on February 26, 2017, 09:45:38 AM
Never thought the owner of Basil would be so petty. IMHO this is a totally different kind of establishment, though it might just be a preventive move, so that it doesn't transform into something other than currently stated.

I see Ess & Bentch on the same block as Mendy's more of an issue of this kind.

Basil rarely has empty seats.
An establishment across the street would not take away from their business.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 26, 2017, 10:18:21 AM
Basil rarely has empty seats.
An establishment across the street would not take away from their business.
I actually think that this new establishment might be good for Basil's business.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2017, 10:23:08 AM
Have any of the CH B"D banned SLBO yet  ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 26, 2017, 10:41:56 AM
Have any of the CH B"D banned SLBO yet  ;D
SLBO ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 26, 2017, 11:13:18 AM
Have any of the CH B"D banned SLBO yet  ;D
I'd quicker ban COL and ch.info.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 26, 2017, 11:14:03 AM
SLBO ?
Oy. That's like asking what COTS is/was.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2017, 11:16:02 AM
Oy. That's like asking what COTS is/was.
LOL
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Welder on February 26, 2017, 11:33:53 AM
Haha
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 26, 2017, 01:49:23 PM
Oy. That's like asking what COTS is/was.

I know wha COTS is, trying to figure out SLBO.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 26, 2017, 01:51:04 PM
Oy. That's like asking what COTS is/was.
Nu. Help this late comer.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2017, 01:58:08 PM
I know wha COTS is, trying to figure out SLBO.
http://hevria.com/yocheved/facebook-group-lubavitch/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 26, 2017, 02:01:06 PM
This thread is going to end up in JS.
It is a Facebook group called sounds Lubavitch, but ok. I don't do Facebook, so I can't tell you exactly what's on there, but it's been discussed in almost every setting I've been in in CH over the past couple of weeks.

It sounds to me like a hodge podge of humor, bitterness, nostalgia and victimhood by ex lubavitchers.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2017, 02:02:59 PM
This thread is going to end up in JS.
It is a Facebook group called sounds Lubavitch, but ok. I don't do Facebook, so I can't tell you exactly what's on there, but it's been discussed in almost every setting I've been in in CH over the past couple of weeks.

It sounds to me like a hodge podge of humor, bitterness, nostalgia and victimhood by ex lubavitchers.
Close. Would be boring if it were only bitter ex-lubavitchers.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 26, 2017, 02:05:31 PM
Ok. SLBO?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 26, 2017, 02:12:08 PM
Ok. SLBO?
Sounds Lubavitch but ok.

That's the most bothersome thing to me about the whole thing. I just don't get the name
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 26, 2017, 02:16:17 PM
If there's one thing that I truly detest, it is Labels!

We use them so often, and they are so meaningless, deceiving, and a distraction from what really matters.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2017, 02:44:35 PM
If there's one thing that I truly detest, it is Labels!

We use them so often, and they are so meaningless, deceiving, and a distraction from what really matters.
Huh?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 26, 2017, 03:04:29 PM
Huh?
Sounds Lubavitch but ok.

That's the most bothersome thing to me about the whole thing. I just don't get the name

Close. Would be boring if it were only bitter ex-lubavitchers.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on February 26, 2017, 11:30:45 PM
Basil might be affected by brooklyn bake house cafe ,even though its a total different experience but still its another option besides basil,  and brooklyn bakehouse had wood oven pizza and he will have it back soon as he told me ,so that's probably why they got heated about calabria  too much competition in a short time
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on March 05, 2017, 12:21:44 AM
I actually think that this new establishment might be good for Basil's business.
Maybe it would give them motivation to hire sufficient wait staff. Service has been abysmal the last couple of times I've gone.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 05, 2017, 10:29:49 PM
So whats the latest about calabria?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 10:21:45 AM
Is there a mens mikva in crown heights thats open daily during week

If yes please can someone tell me where and hours ,and whats the latest there is a men's mikva open during weekdays, thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 06, 2017, 10:43:23 AM
Is there a mens mikva in crown heights thats open daily during week

If yes please can someone tell me where and hours ,and whats the latest there is a men's mikva open during weekdays, thanks

By my count there are 6, though I can't tell you which is open the latest. Mikvah Meir is the most "central" and is open until 1:00 (http://www.mikvah.info/Info.asp)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 10:56:41 AM
By my count there are 6, though I can't tell you which is open the latest. Mikvah Meir is the most "central" and is open until 1:00 (http://www.mikvah.info/Info.asp)
Where is mikva mier ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 10:57:04 AM
By my count there are 6, though I can't tell you which is open the latest. Mikvah Meir is the most "central" and is open until 1:00 (http://www.mikvah.info/Info.asp)
Which one is nicest and most clean
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 06, 2017, 10:59:13 AM
Which one is nicest and most clean
Mikvah meir, the one linked.

ETA: I've never been (I live across the road from another mikvah). Just based on reputation.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 11:10:25 AM
Mikvah meir, the one linked.

ETA: I've never been (I live across the road from another mikvah). Just based on reputation.
Tnx
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 11:22:47 AM
While mikvah Meir might be the nicest, mikvah Reuven is available at all times for key holding members (myself being one), and there are certain other aspects that I prefer about it, though it is not fancy by any stretch of the imagination.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 12:23:23 PM
While mikvah Meir might be the nicest, mikvah Reuven is available at all times for key holding members (myself being one), and there are certain other aspects that I prefer about it, though it is not fancy by any stretch of the imagination.
Where is it ?

And of course i am looking into for an out of towner ,is there a possibility to enter with a one time credit card or cash entry

Most of men mikvas these days are being updated with cc entry

Is there hours that any one can enter without being a card holder?

Thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on March 06, 2017, 12:29:52 PM
Where is it ?

And of course i am looking into for an out of towner ,is there a possibility to enter with a one time credit card or cash entry

Most of men mikvas these days are being updated with cc entry

Is there hours that any one can enter without being a card holder?

Thanks
Address is 394 Kingston Ave. You can pay for one-time access there.

No need to be a member for entry, guests have full access. Hours are 6am - 1pm.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 12:32:36 PM
Address is 394 Kingston Ave. You can pay for one-time access there.

No need to be a member for entry, guests have full access. Hours are 6am - 1pm.
Thanks that was mentioned earlier

But i am referring to mikva ruven that above poster mentioned
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 06, 2017, 12:48:31 PM
What's going on with Gombo's?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 01:27:32 PM
Thanks that was mentioned earlier

But i am referring to mikva ruven that above poster mentioned
Mikvah Reuven is 1699 President Street IINM. Access is only when shul is open, or if you have a key carrying member let you in. If very important to get in when no other mikvah available, PM and I can give you contact information of people that might be able to let person in.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 01:29:19 PM
Mikvah Reuven is 1699 President Street IINM. Access is only when shul is open, or if you have a key carrying member let you in. If very important to get in when no other mikvah available, PM and I can give you contact information of people that might be able to let person in.
Thanks

What are hours when shul is open?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 01:31:25 PM
Thanks

What are hours when shul is open?
Not sure, but I think it's around 6am to 10am and then for Mincha/Maariv.

However, as I said there are quite a few keyholders around, and if really important, you can get in touch with one of them (the Shul Rabbi, the Shamesh, one of the board members) and you should be able to get in.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AROCKS1 on March 06, 2017, 03:16:49 PM
Recommend dishes at Boeuf and Bun and Basil? Still deciding which one to go to tonight...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 06, 2017, 03:29:43 PM
Recommend dishes at Boeuf and Bun and Basil? Still deciding which one to go to tonight...

At B & B - Pastrami flat bread and chicken bites.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2017, 03:32:32 PM
Recommend dishes at Boeuf and Bun and Basil? Still deciding which one to go to tonight...
Izzys
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2017, 03:32:51 PM
At B & B - Pastrami flat bread
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNzzO5vgMLZ/?taken-by=dansdeals
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 06, 2017, 03:36:40 PM
What's going on with Gombo's?

What do you mean?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 06, 2017, 03:45:04 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNzzO5vgMLZ/?taken-by=dansdeals

It is by far the best item on their menu.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AROCKS1 on March 06, 2017, 03:59:46 PM
Izzys

Looking for nice ambiance, not just good food... Is B & B not that good? We'd go with basil if that was what the clear winner of the two....
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on March 06, 2017, 04:00:17 PM
Recommend dishes at Boeuf and Bun and Basil? Still deciding which one to go to tonight...

Basil pretty much everything.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 04:42:06 PM
Recommend dishes at Boeuf and Bun and Basil? Still deciding which one to go to tonight...

Haven't been many times to Basil, but IME (and family and friends) I would recommend the Garden Calzone, and for dessert Basil Ice Cream, and Lavender Dusted Funnel Cake.

I have no experience with Boeuf & Bun.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 04:45:33 PM
What's going on with Gombo's?

A very sad progression of many bad actions by the property owner, and people who took advantage of his problems and weaknesses rather than help him (which might not be easy when a person acts irresponsibly).

וכי ימוך אחיך ומטה ידו עמך, והחזקת בו is unfortunately not what was practiced here.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2017, 04:47:12 PM
A very sad progression of many bad actions by the property owner, and people who took advantage of his problems and weaknesses rather than help him (which might not be easy when a person acts irresponsibly).

וכי ימוך אחיך ומטה ידו עמך, והחזקת בו is unfortunately not what was practiced here.
What happened?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 04:48:46 PM
What happened?
Marshal closed it up.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2017, 04:49:27 PM
Marshal closed it up.
Because?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 06, 2017, 05:57:31 PM
What do you mean?

As of Friday they were closed. Is it a long term thing?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 06:13:47 PM
As of Friday they were closed. Is it a long term thing?
People might remember that the store was empty for many years until Gombo occupied it. My guess is that we're back to that situation (unless something gets resolved in Din Torah or Court).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on March 06, 2017, 06:19:24 PM
It was some third party renter involved who sub leased it ,something like that
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 06, 2017, 06:30:01 PM
People might remember that the store was empty for many years until Gombo occupied it. My guess is that we're back to that situation (unless something gets resolved in Din Torah or Court).

If you don't want to discuss the issue, for whatever reason, why say anything at all?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 06, 2017, 07:01:07 PM
If you don't want to discuss the issue, for whatever reason, why say anything at all?

Which issue do you want to discuss?

I posted some facts, and some opinions.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on March 07, 2017, 12:25:04 AM
As of Friday they were closed. Is it a long term thing?
A week and a half ago.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 07, 2017, 01:39:34 AM
A week and a half ago.

:(
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: koplonko on March 07, 2017, 10:56:41 AM
New "no parking anytime" sign placed in front of F.R.E.E. on president st. and police are ticketing like crazy
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 07, 2017, 11:05:56 AM
New "no parking anytime" sign placed in front of F.R.E.E. on president st. and police are ticketing like crazy
It keeps on going up every few years, then taken down by someone, until they wake up and put it back up.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on March 07, 2017, 03:17:04 PM
It keeps on going up every few years, then taken down by someone, until they wake up and put it back up.
Why indeed is that a no-parking zone?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 07, 2017, 03:27:18 PM
Why indeed is that a no-parking zone?
Because it's in front of a House of Worship.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 07, 2017, 03:30:19 PM
For what it's worth, apparently Calabria got a kashrus certificate from הרב אלימלך זלמן ב"ר משה יהודה לעבאוויטש, רב דק"ק תפארת ישראל ודיין ב"ד אגודת הרבנים, ברוקלין יצ"ו.

Very interesting setup where one owner (IINM) has 3 food establishments so close together with 3 different Kashrus supervisions.

(http://i.imgur.com/ybWRMBW.png)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Welder on March 07, 2017, 03:48:22 PM
For what it's worth, apparently Calabria got a kashrus certificate from הרב אלימלך זלמן ב"ר משה יהודה לעבאוויטש, רב דק"ק תפארת ישראל ודיין ב"ד אגודת הרבנים, ברוקלין יצ"ו.

Very interesting setup where one owner (IINM) has 3 food establishments so close together with 3 different Kashrus supervisions.

(http://i.imgur.com/ybWRMBW.png)

Diversifying is smart for business... Lol
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 07, 2017, 06:09:04 PM
Diversifying is smart for business... Lol

But you miss out on the volume discount.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 07, 2017, 06:22:31 PM
But you miss out on the volume discount.
You make up for it with competing bids  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: bermo on March 07, 2017, 06:45:15 PM
For what it's worth, apparently Calabria got a kashrus certificate from הרב אלימלך זלמן ב"ר משה יהודה לעבאוויטש, רב דק"ק תפארת ישראל ודיין ב"ד אגודת הרבנים, ברוקלין יצ"ו.

Very interesting setup where one owner (IINM) has 3 food establishments so close together with 3 different Kashrus supervisions.

(http://i.imgur.com/ybWRMBW.png)
Who's hechsher is on ess un bench
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on March 08, 2017, 01:14:23 AM
Who's hechsher is on ess un bench
CHK 1.0
IINM CHK 2.0 couldn't supply the demand for meat products.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on March 08, 2017, 07:40:05 AM
CHK 1.0
IINM CHK 2.0 couldn't supply the demand for meat products.
Yanm
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on March 12, 2017, 01:46:52 PM
This is a public announcement, since many of you Are not familiar with this side of town, there's no left turn into President street from Utica Ave (coming from Carroll street) it's in effect 7:00am to 7:00 pm including Sunday's, this corner have NYPD sitting in the corner or waiting in the middle of President street most of the times, please repost this message in every CH group save some people money and points on their licenses
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 12, 2017, 02:18:14 PM
People might remember that the store was empty for many years until Gombo occupied it. My guess is that we're back to that situation (unless something gets resolved in Din Torah or Court).
I guess I was wrong with my assessment. Looks like Gombo managed to get to a settlement that allowed him to reopen. Though I doubt the saga of this property is over.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 13, 2017, 11:07:15 AM
I guess I was wrong with my assessment. Looks like Gombo managed to get to a settlement that allowed him to reopen. Though I doubt the saga of this property is over.

Hope he isn't paying double rent...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2017, 06:09:54 PM
Note on Calabria site (https://www.calabria.pizza/) for the menu, it shows the pricing for 12" ($11-13) and 16" ($19-23) pies. In the store the pricing was different at $9.99 per pound all flavors, regardless of topping.

Was there today with a small group and wouldn't go back anytime soon. Disorganized line and ordering system, mine and a few other orders were messed up, with some getting their orders mixed up and some not getting at all after waiting 20 minutes to be told it's missing. It's expensive and there is better pizza in CH.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 26, 2017, 06:29:17 PM
Calabria's Pizza was really nothing special, Basil shouldn't feel threatened at all, not that Basils was earth-shattering either...

מענין לענין באותו ענין, Benny's had a fire last night (was reported in charge.info).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on March 26, 2017, 06:50:27 PM
Calabria's Pizza was really nothing special, Basil shouldn't feel threatened at all, not that Basils was earth-shattering either...

I really like Basil pizza, the only place in town to use fresh mozz, not the processed shredded type.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2017, 09:00:50 PM
not that Basils was earth-shattering either...
+1
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2017, 09:00:58 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/nyregion/brooklyn-kosher-pizza-war-rabbinical-court.html
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 30, 2017, 06:54:01 PM
So odd:

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=45029&alias=new-owners-reopen-falafel-joint
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 30, 2017, 07:38:49 PM
The construction on what used to be Solomon insurance (I think it is 326 Kingston Avenue) looks like it's another food joint.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on March 30, 2017, 10:09:07 PM
The construction on what used to be Solomon insurance (I think it is 326 Kingston Avenue) looks like it's another food joint.
Rumors are sushi
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on March 30, 2017, 11:32:42 PM
Rumors are sushi
Is that why the contractors doing the renovation are Asian?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on March 31, 2017, 12:09:36 AM
The construction on what used to be Solomon insurance (I think it is 326 Kingston Avenue) looks like it's another food joint.
I was walking down Kingston today and meet a friend who noticed the construction for his first time. He asked me if they still don't do copies.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on April 02, 2017, 12:03:56 AM
The construction on what used to be Solomon insurance (I think it is 326 Kingston Avenue) looks like it's another food joint.
Maybe it's the New Pesach-only restaurant (https://madmimi.com/p/df2ed9?fe=1) ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: googwallet on April 03, 2017, 02:36:06 PM
Was at the "new" baguette express today, new management but still ran Israeli style, small, not so clean and not so organized.

Food was decent. Portions were a bit on the cheap side. The falafel plate pictured below was $9.99 and the amount of salad they put in was rather small IMO.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/f9b6908282666b1780d5fc85e0c5854d.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/78ba1e82b8df6c3acf0fd89cfabdf9e5.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/842297812b4897e02c78805cdf6a7eb2.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/1198e8f7194ef46001b51d2843c92bbc.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/86b6bfd42e53c5334802139534310f89.jpg)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on April 03, 2017, 03:16:05 PM
Was at the "new" baguette express today, new management but still ran Israeli style, small, not so clean and not so organized.

Food was decent. Portions were a bit on the cheap side. The falafel plate pictured below was $9.99 and the amount of salad they put in was rather small IMO.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/78ba1e82b8df6c3acf0fd89cfabdf9e5.jpg)
Cole slaw on Falafel? ? ?    Can't call that Israeli style IMO.

What's the salad on the right?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: googwallet on April 03, 2017, 03:24:55 PM
I guess the management is more Israeli style than the food.. That is some kind of mixture of .. I forgot already.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on May 02, 2017, 07:17:31 AM
Enter JMENU5 at checkout for $5 off your next 3 orders on JMenu.com!

Code expires May 14, 2017.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on May 11, 2017, 11:00:49 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/18451385_10209315459658820_3676247644436782019_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4ddd31e9a70ecddf455d03b8dbbbc508&oe=59B30F84) (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209315459658820&set=gm.1572426109457980&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on May 12, 2017, 12:22:19 AM
Was at Bakehouse Cafe today and was very impressed with the food and the service. Thumbs up!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on May 12, 2017, 12:25:55 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/18451385_10209315459658820_3676247644436782019_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4ddd31e9a70ecddf455d03b8dbbbc508&oe=59B30F84) (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209315459658820&set=gm.1572426109457980&type=1&theater)
What is this ? Restaurant?
Dairy ? Meat?
Who is this hechsher ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 12, 2017, 12:33:10 AM
Who is this hechsher ?
Well, technically it is Friday already :P
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on May 12, 2017, 12:35:08 AM
Well, technically it is Friday already
?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 12, 2017, 12:38:15 AM
?
It's two of the Rabonim on the Crown Heights Beis Din
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on May 12, 2017, 12:40:55 AM
It's two of the Rabonim on the Crown Heights Beis Din
And what does it have with friday?
Btw any chance you know what restaurant this will be
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 12, 2017, 12:48:52 AM
Btw any chance you know what restaurant this will be
No Idea. but based on the Hechsher I'll guess milchig.

And what does it have with friday?
Let's just say that if you are unaware of the situation, consider yourself lucky.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 12, 2017, 12:52:16 AM
And what does it have with friday?
Btw any chance you know what restaurant this will be
Maybe it's a popcorn joint?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on May 12, 2017, 12:54:26 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/18451385_10209315459658820_3676247644436782019_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4ddd31e9a70ecddf455d03b8dbbbc508&oe=59B30F84) (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209315459658820&set=gm.1572426109457980&type=1&theater)

Cool, who is running this place? Same people who owned and operated the Kretchme?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 12, 2017, 12:58:05 AM
No Idea. but based on the Hechsher I'll guess milchig.
Wrong.

It's a Deli & Butcher.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 12, 2017, 01:00:20 AM
It's a Deli & Butcher.
I thought I may have heard that but I wasn't sure.

Do you know where they're sourcing their meat from?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 12, 2017, 01:01:48 AM
I thought I may have heard that but I wasn't sure.

Do you know where they're sourcing their meat from?
Yes. A new shechita (by the owners of this place) under same Hashgocho as the store + OK.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 12, 2017, 01:03:20 AM
Yes. A new shechita (by the owners of this place) under same Hashgocho as the store + OK.
Cool.

Now let's just hope they can be competitive on their pricing.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 12, 2017, 01:11:22 AM
Cool.

Now let's just hope they can be competitive on their pricing.
Why wouldn't they?

They used Satmar plants in Mexico (Beef), and Pennsylvania (poultry). Sent a few Lubavitcher shochtim and ran their own line for a few hours. As far as I understood, they were hoping to sell before Pesach, but the chickens were packed in Birdsboro bags. They felt it wouldn't sell retail like that. So they only sold bulk before Pesach.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 12, 2017, 01:16:59 AM
Why wouldn't they?
I don't know enough about the industry to know if/how a small operation like this can compete against the big boys.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on May 12, 2017, 01:19:36 AM
But it says no reservation needed and says artsianal food , doesn't make sense for a deli and butcher to me
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on May 12, 2017, 01:25:25 AM
Cool.

Now let's just hope they can be competitive on their pricing.

Ha!
 
"Artisanal" should tell you otherwise...


But it says no reservation needed and says artsianal food , doesn't make sense for a deli and butcher to me

I walked by when it was under construction and the furnishings I saw would be consistent with a butcher/deli.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2017, 09:58:30 AM
Best place to buy nice A"R mezuzos?
Or a Sofer to order directly from?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: bermo on May 12, 2017, 10:23:41 AM
Best place to buy nice A"R mezuzos?
Or a Sofer to order directly from?
Rabbi Nota kuperman is a great sofer.
(917) 873-2360
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 12, 2017, 10:53:33 AM
Best place to buy nice A"R mezuzos?
Or a Sofer to order directly from?
You can call up the merchants and ask them to send samples.

Last one I bought was from Oraita written by Shmuel Elishevitz. Very nice.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2017, 12:32:49 PM
You can call up the merchants and ask them to send samples.

Last one I bought was from Oraita written by Shmuel Elishevitz. Very nice.
Thoughts on these?
http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123229/ST5-MA1-Filler-Adhaz-6in.jpg

http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123232/ST5-MA2-Filler-Adhaz-8in-2.jpg
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 12, 2017, 12:49:06 PM
Thoughts on these?
http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123229/ST5-MA1-Filler-Adhaz-6in.jpg

http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123232/ST5-MA2-Filler-Adhaz-8in-2.jpg

you can't really tell with a cell phone picture, you need to really look at it with your eyes. Wait, what are we discussing?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2017, 02:04:23 PM
you can't really tell with a cell phone picture, you need to really look at it with your eyes. Wait, what are we discussing?

:D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2017, 02:04:55 PM
Thoughts on these?
http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123229/ST5-MA1-Filler-Adhaz-6in.jpg

http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123232/ST5-MA2-Filler-Adhaz-8in-2.jpg
So how does this compare with the one above?
http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12140441/Michalashvili-Adhaz-8in.jpg
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 12, 2017, 02:07:43 PM
So how does this compare with the one above?
http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12140441/Michalashvili-Adhaz-8in.jpg
Only viewed all of the above on mobile, so I will reserve comment until I can properly view on desktop. But the name on this one is famously top of the line.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 12, 2017, 04:50:18 PM
Thoughts on these?
http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123229/ST5-MA1-Filler-Adhaz-6in.jpg

http://i.dansdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12123232/ST5-MA2-Filler-Adhaz-8in-2.jpg
Seemingly those two are from the same sofer. Very nice. Seems to me like the 8 inch klaf was smoother than the 6 inch klaf. The Michaleshvili Klaf is probably smoother than both, resulting in neater strokes. Really need to compare side by side, but it's a matter of your own preference (or if you personally know the sofrim - I know neither of these two personally, but have heard both names, and feel more comfortable with one vs the other).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on May 14, 2017, 05:01:33 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170514/109637a2b20f3a7b5b18150877ed2f96.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170514/f5a425c859b38484ac57b5a29b648122.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170514/311b5544caeaf6e6b66487f5d3e8f996.jpg)
Any word on this @252 albany ave at the corner of sterling place , called "bakerie " seems ready to open
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 14, 2017, 07:57:05 PM
but have heard both names, and feel more comfortable with one vs the other).
So you would go with Michaleshvili?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on May 14, 2017, 08:03:38 PM
So you would go with Michaleshvili?
Some of the differences look like they are due to country of origin.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on May 14, 2017, 08:44:11 PM
Any word on this @252 albany ave at the corner of sterling place , called "bakerie " seems ready to open

Plans to open this have been for years. Same owner as basil with Meat still in the plans.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 14, 2017, 10:46:02 PM
So you would go with Michaleshvili?
I apologize for giving any such impression with my badly written sentences (I'm no MBA and don't even possess a high school diploma  ;))

Please read the following rephrased statement: "it's a matter of your own preference (or if you personally know the sofrim, and feel more comfortable with one vs the other.  I know neither of these two personally, but have heard both names)."
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 15, 2017, 03:33:45 PM
New Sushi joint sign going up today.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on May 15, 2017, 03:35:17 PM
New Sushi joint sign going up today.
Where ? Is it same sushi bar from boro park then its fantastic sushi with real different ideas then anyone else
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on May 15, 2017, 03:36:53 PM
New Sushi joint sign going up today.

Where is this?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on May 15, 2017, 03:37:06 PM
Where ? Is it same sushi bar from boro park then its fantastic sushi with real different ideas then anyone else
Kingston Avenue, right next door to Gombo's.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14202.msg1708421#msg1708421

I was told owner is from BP, so might be same as what you know from there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: high end hobo on May 15, 2017, 10:14:41 PM
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161223/crown-heights/modern-israeli-restaurant-alenbi-bring-kosher-dining-nostrand-ave
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on May 15, 2017, 11:07:32 PM
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161223/crown-heights/modern-israeli-restaurant-alenbi-bring-kosher-dining-nostrand-ave

That's six months old, do you have an update?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 15, 2017, 11:41:29 PM
I apologize for giving any such impression with my badly written sentences (I'm no MBA and don't even possess a high school diploma  ;))

Please read the following rephrased statement: "it's a matter of your own preference (or if you personally know the sofrim, and feel more comfortable with one vs the other.  I know neither of these two personally, but have heard both names)."
Familiar with any of these?
http://machonstam.com/store/mezuzas
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: JACKBLUE on May 15, 2017, 11:45:42 PM
Kingston Avenue, right next door to Gombo's.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14202.msg1708421#msg1708421

I was told owner is from BP, so might be same as what you know from there.
The owner of Nori Bar lives in Queens. I know him personally.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: high end hobo on May 18, 2017, 09:22:09 PM
That's six months old, do you have an update?
I'm looking for an update given that the article says the place should be opening about now...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 06, 2017, 01:30:27 PM
Apparently this is going around whatsapp. I saw some meshugener handing them out on Kingston earlier but I didn't bother looking at it.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2017, 01:35:28 PM
Apparently this is going around whatsapp. I saw some meshugener handing them out on Kingston earlier but I didn't bother looking at it.

See http://www.jewishdefense.org/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordechai_Levy
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 06, 2017, 01:45:05 PM
See http://www.jewishdefense.org/ (http://www.jewishdefense.org/) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordechai_Levy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordechai_Levy)
I'm not sure I'm following, I'm a little slow today.
I assume you're saying these guys are behind this?
Does that necessarily mean it's complete BS? it's a very specific, easily verifiable claim...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2017, 02:08:33 PM
I'm not sure I'm following, I'm a little slow today.
I assume you're saying these guys are behind this?
Does that necessarily mean it's complete BS? it's a very specific, easily verifiable claim...
Wasn't that the guy handing out the papers? http://www.jewishdefense.org/levy-with-cops-again.jpg (a few years younger and a few pounds heavier) or http://www.jewishdefense.org/levy-arrested.jpg (quite a few years younger, but approximately same build).

Once you've heard a certain person for many years, you might tend to filter out anything coming from that person.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 06, 2017, 02:12:36 PM
Wasn't that the guy handing out the papers?
No, but It could've been this guy (I wasn't paying much attention, I was on the phone when I was walking by) http://www.jewishdefense.org/WebermanTwit.jpg
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2017, 02:15:54 PM
No, but It could've been this guy (I wasn't paying much attention, I was on the phone when I was walking by) http://www.jewishdefense.org/WebermanTwit.jpg
How about this: http://www.ihr.org/jdo/levy.shtml better resemblance?

Or http://www.vosizneias.com/45879/2009/12/30/queens-ny-protest-target-denies-al-qaeda-link/ (papers in hand - kind of his MO).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfjV1A8hguw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfjV1A8hguw)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igsMHzizv_Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igsMHzizv_Q)

Or look at this one and age it 31 years: http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/the-jewish-defense-organization-marches-in-the-salute-to-news-photo/525528126#the-jewish-defense-organization-marches-in-the-salute-to-israel-new-picture-id525528126
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 06, 2017, 02:22:29 PM

hmmm, that looks more like it, the way he's moving looks right.
although I think he dropped a few pounds and his mustache since that video
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2017, 02:29:13 PM
hmmm, that looks more like it, the way he's moving looks right.
although I think he dropped a few pounds and his mustache since that video
The one I quoted above from gettyimages.ca has a lot of resemblance (build, body language, etc), all you have to do is age him 31 years.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 06, 2017, 02:46:55 PM
The one I quoted above from gettyimages.ca has a lot of resemblance (build, body language, etc), all you have to do is age him 31 years.
I guess so.

So bottom line, considering the source, assume it's total BS...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2017, 02:51:24 PM
I guess so.

So bottom line, considering the source, assume it's total BS...
Might have a grain of truth to it, but I just ignore anything that comes from this Zionist nutcase.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 06, 2017, 03:00:15 PM
Might have a grain of truth to it
I know Izzy's has (or at least had last time I was there quite a few months ago) an arab-american worker, but I'm pretty sure he wasn't the manager and I find it hard to believe Linda Sarsour is his sister.
When I saw this guy going on about Izzy's and Hamas I assumed that was who he was talking about and I just ignored him.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on June 06, 2017, 07:42:49 PM
I know Izzy's has (or at least had last time I was there quite a few months ago) an arab-american worker, but I'm pretty sure he wasn't the manager and I find it hard to believe Linda Sarsour is his sister.
When I saw this guy going on about Izzy's and Hamas I assumed that was who he was talking about and I just ignored him.
He definitely is his sister, I know both moe his manager and Izzy and it is Linda's brother
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on June 06, 2017, 07:52:09 PM
I have a video of him interviewing the guy, trying to upload it
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on June 06, 2017, 07:55:52 PM
The one I quoted above from gettyimages.ca has a lot of resemblance (build, body language, etc), all you have to do is age him 31 years.
It's the same guy, in the video he says his name still trying to upload it
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on June 06, 2017, 08:03:07 PM
It's the same guy, in the video he says his name still trying to upload it

youtu.be/0l6euDPnLes (http://youtu.be/0l6euDPnLes)

https://youtu.be/Vt40gAaD0Fo (https://youtu.be/Vt40gAaD0Fo)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2017, 08:08:49 PM
youtu.be/0l6euDPnLes (http://youtu.be/0l6euDPnLes)

https://youtu.be/Vt40gAaD0Fo (https://youtu.be/Vt40gAaD0Fo)
He looks older in the video than he seemed in real life in front of 770 this morning.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on June 06, 2017, 08:10:25 PM
He looks older in the video than he seemed in real life in front of 770 this morning.
Well it's Izzy interviewing him this morning...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2017, 08:11:40 PM
Well it's Izzy interviewing him this morning...
LOL
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 24, 2017, 11:11:20 PM
Noribar open for business.

Notice the details on Kashrus letter.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on June 24, 2017, 11:12:32 PM
Noribar open for business.

Notice the details on Kashrus letter.
Oops
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on June 24, 2017, 11:53:43 PM
Noribar open for business.

Notice the details on Kashrus letter.
The sign said they were opening tomorrow.

The person who signed the letter said his secretary made a mistake. I'm not sure why it wasn't fixed yet, (or why he signed it without reading it.)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 25, 2017, 12:49:39 AM
The sign said they were opening tomorrow.

The person who signed the letter said his secretary made a mistake. I'm not sure why it wasn't fixed yet, (or why he signed it without reading it.)
I saw the letter on מוצ״ש. I asked one of my kids to go and snap a shot of it before it's replaced. My kids came back and said the place is open.

When I went out for a walk with DW at around midnight, we passed by, letter was corrected (attached), and Rabbi Weinfeld was sitting inside talking to someone (presumably owner).

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 25, 2017, 12:50:43 AM
Notice the details on Kashrus letter.

Lol :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 26, 2017, 06:06:28 PM
Just got this on whatsapp, don't know any details or if it's real.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 26, 2017, 06:08:08 PM
Just got this on whatsapp, don't know any details or if it's real.
Interesting. I wonder what it's all about. Next thing we know Calabria will have an OK.  ;D

ETA: Maybe there was a disagreement where the owner wanted also all of his dairy products deemed Pareve, and the OK refused. Who knows. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 26, 2017, 06:09:04 PM
Well it is real...

http://www.ok.org/consumers/kosher-alerts/type/alert/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: hide4 on June 26, 2017, 06:10:02 PM
Just got this on whatsapp, don't know any details or if it's real.
Seems real. Pulled it up on their site
http://www.ok.org/?s=Basil+pizza&search-area=all
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 26, 2017, 07:03:08 PM
Someone posted on a Kashrus whatsapp group that it's due to construction work being done on Shabbos.

Also received the attached.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on June 26, 2017, 11:48:14 PM
Vote : you think calabria will get the OK now ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 26, 2017, 11:51:09 PM
Vote : you think calabria will get the OK now ?
1. They might try.
2. Wouldn't reflect good on the OK if they did.
3. I actually couldn't care less.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on June 26, 2017, 11:53:42 PM
1. They might try.
2. Wouldn't reflect good on the OK if they did.
3. I actually couldn't care less.
I agree with you on all and definitely on number 3 , but its intresting to see how a fight goes never be a snob ,you never know how you will get down , basil lost thier chef and now hechsher probably one step before closing , and they had in mind to open a bakery/cafe and a meat place ,now with so much restaurants going on in crown heights they are probably history
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 27, 2017, 12:01:19 AM
Just heard that Ess 'n Bentch changed ownership very recently.

Anyone know details?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on June 27, 2017, 12:03:07 AM
Just heard that Ess 'n Bentch changed ownership very recently.

Anyone know details?
They closed for a few days and reopened about a week ago under new ownership.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on June 27, 2017, 12:05:25 AM
Just heard that Ess 'n Bentch changed ownership very recently.

Anyone know details?
Yea have been quiet a few weeks and was closed for a week between new ownership , there is a lovely isreali running the store now and he turned it in to a real isreali style shop with a feeling of being in the shuk with fresh falafel balls made as you order and baby chicken ,salad and fresh fried eggplant ,rumour is that mendys bought it off and that guy is the working partner
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 27, 2017, 12:30:51 AM
They closed for a few days and reopened about a week ago under new ownership.
Amazing how I could walk past the place every day and not even notice that.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yammer on June 27, 2017, 02:35:28 AM
Vote : you think calabria will get the OK now ?

1. They might try.
2. Wouldn't reflect good on the OK if they did.
3. I actually couldn't care less.
Would've been a nice thing if the Ok and OU had an agreement not to give a hechsher that the other removed, for an x amount of time.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 27, 2017, 06:56:06 PM
Someone posted on a Kashrus whatsapp group that it's due to construction work being done on Shabbos.

Also received the attached.
Got the attached from the same whatsapp group.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 27, 2017, 07:24:54 PM
Got the attached from the same whatsapp group.
My thoughts exactly. With an owner  who has plans to open a few more eateries, dropping their hashgacha is not good business for OK. I also doubt they lost their hashgacha over a first offense.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 27, 2017, 07:28:28 PM
My thoughts exactly. With an owner  who has plans to open a few more eateries, dropping their hashgacha is not good business for OK. I also doubt they lost their hashgacha over a first offense.
2 offenses in story.

1, the incident.
2, they opened when OK said to wait.

If Hashgocha says you cannot open, you cannot open. There's no way around that.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 27, 2017, 07:28:54 PM
2 offenses in story.

1, the incident.
2, they opened when OK said to wait.
True.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 27, 2017, 07:31:03 PM
2 offenses in story.

1, the incident.
2, they opened when OK said to wait.

If Hashgocha says you cannot open, you cannot open. There's no way around that.

It's #2 that's the big issue here. If you think about it, what does it say about compliance.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on June 28, 2017, 01:42:30 AM
It's #2 that's the big issue here. If you think about it, what does it say about compliance.
And there is definitely a #3 that we dont know

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Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2017, 08:00:42 AM
When I lived in the Basil area, I went by a few times on Shabbos/YomTov and saw construction work being done and wondered about it.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 09:07:59 AM
Got the attached from the same whatsapp group.
From the same whatsapp group.
See attached.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 28, 2017, 09:09:21 AM
From the same whatsapp group.
See attached.

very deceiving of them
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on June 28, 2017, 09:11:25 AM
very deceiving of them
Why?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 09:14:10 AM
Why?
Maybe because it fails to disclose ownership interests.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 28, 2017, 12:20:28 PM
2, they opened when OK said to wait.

If Hashgocha says you cannot open, you cannot open. There's no way around that.
This must've been the straw the broke the camel's back.
I highly doubt they would pull the hashgacha over one isolated incident. Judging by everything else they say about Basil it makes sense they would have an attitude that they can do whatever they want and don't need to listen to the OK when they don't want to.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 28, 2017, 12:22:39 PM
Why?

Maybe because it fails to disclose ownership interests.

that and it's all in hebrew. they know most people won't read it
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2017, 12:27:36 PM
This must've been the straw the broke the camel's back.
I highly doubt they would pull the hashgacha over one isolated incident. Judging by everything else they say about Basil it makes sense they would have an attitude that they can do whatever they want and don't need to listen to the OK when they don't want to.
Repost:
(https://i.gyazo.com/96286977b64803df019389ffc6e06f9b.png)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gkrfoodies/?multi_permalinks=699033230282657&comment_id=699160213603292&notif_t=like&notif_id=1498590190285503
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 28, 2017, 01:30:40 PM
In other news, http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/581668/mamas-kitchen-brings-taste-shuk-crown-heights/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 01:53:29 PM
In other news, http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/581668/mamas-kitchen-brings-taste-shuk-crown-heights/

I love this comment:
Quote
Not to worry, if we WALK there, we can burn off all the calories!!

After all it's "on Rochester Avenue and Fulton Street, a few hundred feet past Crown Heights’ northern border".
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2017, 02:14:18 PM
In other news, http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/581668/mamas-kitchen-brings-taste-shuk-crown-heights/

Hard to understand how they'd survive at that location, the Kosher-premium (especially on meat) will hurt their margins.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 28, 2017, 02:20:19 PM
I love this comment:
After all it's "on Rochester Avenue and Fulton Street, a few hundred feet past Crown Heights’ northern border".

"...sensed authentic Israeli cuisine was missing from the Crown Heights food scene." So to remedy that, we opened an Israeli cuisine restaurant in Bed Stuy.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 02:26:19 PM
Hard to understand how they'd survive at that location, the Kosher-premium (especially on meat) will hurt their margins.
Didn't some Mochkin open up something in that area recently?

Maybe rents are cheap enough (and less spent on decor) to make up for the kosher-premium? Maybe the gentrification of the area brings in Yuppies who are accustomed to paying higher prices?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 02:27:05 PM
"...sensed authentic Israeli cuisine was missing from the Crown Heights food scene." So to remedy that, we opened an Israeli cuisine restaurant in Bed Stuy.
Why are you being so exclusive. We in Crown Heights tend to be very inclusive. That's part of Greater Crown Heights.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2017, 02:29:44 PM
Didn't some Mochkin open up something in that area recently?

Maybe rents are cheap enough (and less spent on decor) to make up for the kosher-premium? Maybe the gentrification of the area brings in Yuppies who are accustomed to paying higher prices?

Mochkin's is dairy, where the Kosher-premium is lower (I would think).

Cheaper rents correlates with less foot traffic. If he's looking to cater to yuppies then why go Kosher in the first place?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 28, 2017, 02:30:26 PM
Didn't some Mochkin open up something in that area recently?
Dean Street Cafe. Located on Dean and Utica.

It's just a bit closer then this new place.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 28, 2017, 02:30:51 PM
Why are you being so exclusive. We in Crown Heights tend to be very inclusive. That's part of Greater Crown Heights.
Make Crown Heights Greater Again
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 02:31:35 PM
Cheaper rents correlates with less foot traffic. If he's looking to cater to yuppies then why go Kosher in the first place?
Well, maybe because as a Yid who is שומר תומ"צ he won't sell traif.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 02:32:13 PM
Make Crown Heights Greater Again
Always has been, always will be. That's why it's called כאן צוה...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on June 28, 2017, 02:35:31 PM
Well, maybe because as a Yid who is שומר תומ"צ he won't sell traif.

Meh. Occam's razor tells me the business model wasn't thought out.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: nobiggy on June 28, 2017, 02:40:05 PM
Repost:
(https://i.gyazo.com/96286977b64803df019389ffc6e06f9b.png)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gkrfoodies/?multi_permalinks=699033230282657&comment_id=699160213603292&notif_t=like&notif_id=1498590190285503

I had to fight to walk in to the restaurant(since I didn't have a table) just to get something from a relative that was sitting inside. Crazy place.....
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 02:42:35 PM
I had to fight to walk in to the restaurant(since I didn't have a table) just to get something from a relative that was sitting inside. Crazy place.....
Yet, despite all that, they seem to be very successful.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 28, 2017, 03:28:22 PM
I had to fight to walk in to the restaurant(since I didn't have a table) just to get something from a relative that was sitting inside. Crazy place.....

See, this is where it hurts not to know both sides of the story. What were you getting? A piece of gum? A gun? You already admitted you didn't have a table, who knows what your purpose was in trespassing. Why should they offer you precious restaurant space? Even people who do have a table aren't entitled to any space there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: farmbochur on June 30, 2017, 10:03:52 AM
Does BAB code as restaurant for Amex?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 30, 2017, 10:12:35 AM
Does BAB code as restaurant for Amex?
Chase has it as 1x: MISC FOOD STORES-SPECIALITY,CONVENIENCE,MARKETS,VENDING MACHINES
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 30, 2017, 10:16:31 AM
Does BAB code as restaurant for Amex?

Bakehouse or Boeuf &Bun?

Bakehouse - Category: Merchandise & Supplies - Groceries
B & B - Category: Restaurant - Restaurant
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on June 30, 2017, 10:23:06 AM
Bakehouse - Category: Merchandise & Supplies - Groceries

Sounds like a carryover from when they were a wholesale bakery that sold to retail vendors.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 30, 2017, 10:25:35 AM
Sounds like a carryover from when they were a wholesale bakery that sold to retail vendors.

Yup. They still do wholesale supply. I believe Izzy's is a customer.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 30, 2017, 12:43:53 PM
Yup. They still do wholesale supply. I believe Izzy's is a customer.
IINM their breads are also sold in local groceries.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 30, 2017, 01:48:07 PM
IINM their breads are also sold in local groceries.
Yup. At least in 4 of them from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 30, 2017, 02:11:12 PM
although oddly enough you can't get their breads direct from them at their store
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 10, 2017, 01:32:27 PM
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Any word on this @252 albany ave at the corner of sterling place , called "bakerie " seems ready to open
Plans to open this have been for years. Same owner as basil with Meat still in the plans.
And it's officially open.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWV4zM3lGwK/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 10, 2017, 01:44:57 PM
And it's officially open.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWV4zM3lGwK/


Nice. Now we just have to wait on MEAT to open.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on July 10, 2017, 03:05:42 PM
And it's officially open.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWV4zM3lGwK/
What hechsher?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 10, 2017, 03:15:12 PM
Anyone see the Jewish Week? Holy Moly.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on July 10, 2017, 03:19:45 PM
I think that it's a 'joke' because the part-owner of Basil's name is Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 03:30:10 PM
I think that it's a 'joke' because the part-owner of Basil's name is Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
No 'joke'.

Are they trying to be the lowest level of all (supermarket) tabloids?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 10, 2017, 03:31:14 PM
I think that it's a 'joke' because the part-owner of Basil's name is Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Oh, I get the "joke"
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2017, 03:54:13 PM
I think that it's a 'joke' because the part-owner of Basil's name is Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Didn't realize he's a part-owner. Isn't it a conflict of interest to have self-hasgacha?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2017, 03:55:54 PM
And it's officially open.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWV4zM3lGwK/

Can't wait to check it out, just over a mile away from my house...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on July 10, 2017, 04:01:29 PM
Oh, I get the "joke"
exactly
Didn't realize he's a part-owner. Isn't it a conflict of interest to have self-hasgacha?

yes, it is a conflict of interest. There was a "KretcheMe" pizza place in CH that was 'self-supervised' for a few years, however there is not a precedence of a large upscale, formal multi-ingredient full-service restaurant with several emplyees such as Basil remaining open to Kosher customers in Crown Heights without an objective recognized Hashgocha. This is exceptionally noticeable due to the fact that they tried to prevent Calabria pizza from obtaining a local, strict, and recognized Hechsher for their own place.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on July 10, 2017, 04:04:03 PM
Basil posted the following clarification 20 minutes ago:

To Our Dear Basil Customers,

We would like to make a clarification about our current Kosher certification. Menachem Mendel Schneerson is one of the business owners here at Basil. Under the New York State law, in order for an eatery to be kosher, it needs to be either certified by a kosher certification organization. Alternatively, an owner of the business must put his name down as the self certifier. Unfortunately, when the OK organization decided to abruptly remove their certification for reasons not related to kashrut whatsoever, we had no choice but to self certify until a new kashrut certification can be obtained from a proper kashrut organization. Menachem Mendel Schneerson, as part owner, took upon himself to oversee the wonderful work the mashgichim tmidim are doing, from open to close, to maintain the highest standard of kashrut, and therefore self certified the restaurant as per the state law. We in no way intended to G-D forbid disrespect or insult anyone and we hope this post provides the clarification and transparency that you, as our valued customers, deserve. Should you have any question or concerns regarding the kashrut you are more than welcome to email Mendel Schneerson at baisharav@gmail.com. Thank you all!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 10, 2017, 04:06:49 PM
Didn't realize he's a part-owner. Isn't it a conflict of interest to have self-hasgacha?

Ya think?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 04:08:00 PM
at baisharav@gmail.com. Thank you all!
I take offense from someone using such an email handle in this context.

A little interesting coming on the heels of a discussion on a Kashrus whatsapp group regarding using the name Chabad or Lubavitch in Hechsherim.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 04:08:27 PM
Ya think?
Mais non! C'est pas possible!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Welder on July 10, 2017, 04:08:57 PM
I take offense from someone using such an email handle in this context.
That's exactly what I was thinking. And they write "We in no way intended to G-D forbid disrespect or insult anyone".

What a joke.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2017, 04:11:12 PM
I take offense from someone using such an email handle in this context.
+1
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 10, 2017, 04:13:15 PM
I take offense from someone using such an email handle in this context.


But it is so difficult to create a new email address.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 04:15:36 PM
But it is so difficult to create a new email address.
I know of at least one other one of the same individual, that predates the one posted.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 10, 2017, 04:39:11 PM
Isn't it a conflict of interest to have self-hasgacha?
https://youtu.be/5w4D9xtZzBQ?t=7m5s

 :D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2017, 06:43:20 PM
exactly
yes, it is a conflict of interest. There was a "KretcheMe" pizza place in CH that was 'self-supervised' for a few years, however there is not a precedence of a large upscale, formal multi-ingredient full-service restaurant with several emplyees such as Basil remaining open to Kosher customers in Crown Heights without an objective recognized Hashgocha. This is exceptionally noticeable due to the fact that they tried to prevent Calabria pizza from obtaining a local, strict, and recognized Hechsher for their own place.

You can't compare, FWIU the Kretchme was known to be self certifying. Basils new "Kashrus Certificate" (posted here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14202.msg1761381#msg1761381) is very unclear to your average Basil consumer, they probably don't read Hebrew and aren't familiar enough with the terminology to understand what that piece of paper is really saying.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 06:46:41 PM
You can't compare, FWIU the Kretchme was known to be self certifying. Basils new "Kashrus Certificate" (posted here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14202.msg1761381#msg1761381) is very unclear to your average Basil consumer, they probably don't read Hebrew and aren't familiar enough with the terminology to understand what that piece of paper is really saying.
who mostly don't care.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2017, 07:34:34 PM
who mostly don't care.

They ostensibly posted it for those who care, my point was that it's misleading IMHO.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 10, 2017, 07:36:12 PM
What hechsher?
Apparently this one is under the OK.

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=46461&alias=basils-owner-opens-bakerie
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2017, 07:39:04 PM
Can Artisan Bakehouse take them to BD for hasagas g'vul  ::)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 07:39:54 PM
Apparently this one is under the OK.

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=46461&alias=basils-owner-opens-bakerie

Quote
the "issue at Basil was with the person running it. We made it clear that so long that person is there, we cannot certify it."

That person is apparently also a partner, so I don't know if there's a way out.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 07:40:18 PM
Can Artisan Bakehouse take them to BD for hasagas g'vul  ::)
Ask @AsherO regarding distance.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2017, 07:52:58 PM
Ask @AsherO regarding distance.

:D

Would be even more ironic if Bakerie's defense was that Brooklyn's Artisinal Bakehouse is a specialty bakery and they're a simple Bakerie selling plain baked goods :D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 10, 2017, 07:53:16 PM
Can Artisan Bakehouse take them to BD for hasagas g'vul  ::)

They are a mile away from each other.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2017, 07:54:39 PM
They are a mile away from each other.

Just under a mile, actually.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on July 10, 2017, 07:56:52 PM
That person is apparently also a partner, so I don't know if there's a way out.
Is he the managing partner?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 10, 2017, 07:59:42 PM
Is she the managing partner?

Yes.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2017, 08:01:50 PM
Time to buy her out...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on July 10, 2017, 08:03:42 PM
Didn't realize she was an owner, she definitely (mis)treated customers like she owned the place.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2017, 08:13:21 PM
Didn't realize she was an owner, she definitely (mis)treated customers like she owned the place.
ALOL
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on July 10, 2017, 08:20:43 PM
Yes.
If she is running both then it is a very good question.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 10, 2017, 10:03:34 PM

If she is running both then it is a very good question.
I doubt whether the OK would have agreed to give certification to any place that she runs at this point.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on July 11, 2017, 11:21:30 AM
Apparently this one is under the OK.

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=46461&alias=basils-owner-opens-bakerie (http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=46461&alias=basils-owner-opens-bakerie)
Quote
With or without a hechsher, Branover said in the past that his goal is to bring together people who eat kosher and those who don't. "They don’t mingle too much and why, really, not?" he asked. "What better way than to break bread?"

Oh, the irony of having davka pas yisroel for a place with such a goal.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 20, 2017, 10:01:40 AM
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=46583&alias=enterprise-opens-in-crown-heights
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 20, 2017, 10:34:15 AM
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=46583&alias=enterprise-opens-in-crown-heights

Think this drops the price of the local heimishe companies?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 20, 2017, 10:46:18 AM
Think this drops the price of the local heimishe companies?
It certainly should.

With Enterprise Chabad corporate, a Compact car starts at ~$54 a day and ~$77 for a Minivan.
Village Car Rental (that place on East New York) starts at $~81 a day for a Midsize and ~$98 for a Minivan.
Prices above are with taxes included.

Fine, Village is owned by Yidden, is more local and offers after hours services. But that's no reason to charge $25+ a day more, especially since Enterprise offers pickup and dropoff service, and you get credits towards status and free days.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 20, 2017, 10:58:25 AM
It certainly should.

With Enterprise Chabad corporate, a Compact car starts at ~$54 a day and ~$77 for a Minivan.
Village Car Rental (that place on East New York) starts at $~81 a day for a Midsize and ~$98 for a Minivan.
Prices above are with taxes included.

Fine, Village is owned by Yidden, is more local and offers after hours services. But that's no reason to charge $25+ a day more, especially since Enterprise offers pickup and dropoff service, and you get credits towards status and free days.

After hours service? Not IME. In fact, one Friday they were closed when the site said they were open and I had a reservation, almost leaving me stranded for Shabbos. (Kabakov came through with a car with a seat unable to be moved. Lucky I was tall enough.)

Since their ownership changed, their service has dropped. With Enterprise, I won't worry about cars needing services and oil changes, window and other minor controls not working. Or if that does happen, I will get compensated in kind, and not told to suck it up. (At least that's what I assume they are telling me, my Hebrew isn't great.)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on July 20, 2017, 11:09:14 AM
After hours service? Not IME. In fact, one Friday they were closed when the site said they were open and I had a reservation, almost leaving me stranded for Shabbos. (Kabakov came through with a car with a seat unable to be moved. Lucky I was tall enough.)

Since their ownership changed, their service has dropped. With Enterprise, I won't worry about cars needing services and oil changes, window and other minor controls not working. Or if that does happen, I will get compensated in kind, and not told to suck it up. (At least that's what I assume they are telling me, my Hebrew isn't great.)
My info about them was from what I remember of the initial article about them when they first opened. Never deemed it worth trying them out due to their lack of competitive pricing (although I think it used to be cheaper when they first opened, but still not as cheap as Hertz vouchers).

How much does Kabakov charge for cars nowadays?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 20, 2017, 11:23:40 AM
My info about them was from what I remember of the initial article about them when they first opened. Never deemed it worth trying them out due to their lack of competitive pricing (although I think it used to be cheaper when they first opened, but still not as cheap as Hertz vouchers).

How much does Kabakov charge for cars nowadays?

Kabakov charges 70 - the same as village (Your pricing was a little off for midsize, it's $72 with taxes)
Biton has not returned a text or whatsapp in months, does he still rent?

Though it is usually not an issue, the local guys have a 150 p/day mileage limit compared to Enterprise's unlimited.

IME, I've only ever been able to use Hertz vouchers at LGA, aside from *one* time in the city (when I bought them from you  :) ) - never in Brooklyn.

Basically, the heimishe car rental business in CH leaves much to be desired. In Borough park I can get a car for $50 a day inc tax.

Oh, and everyone charges for Shabbos.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 20, 2017, 02:11:52 PM
Basically, the heimishe car rental business in CH leaves much to be desired.
Not to mention the parking problems they cause by hogging street parking.

IMHO if a car is used commercially, it should not be allowed to park overnight on the street (oh, and BTW, that happens to be the law. But that law doesn't define as such "mitzvah tanks", taxis, and understandably - rental cars). However, it is only right that if a vehicle is used as a direct means of generating income, that it should be parked (when not in active use) off the public streets.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on August 03, 2017, 01:59:29 PM
Kinda random, but anybody know when oholei torah mesivta is starting after the summer?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on August 03, 2017, 08:48:47 PM
For TR purposes, but as good of a place as any :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 03, 2017, 09:22:31 PM
For TR purposes, but as good of a place as any :)

Oldie but goodie. This was posted in this thread 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on August 04, 2017, 12:13:02 PM
Kinda random, but anybody know when oholei torah mesivta is starting after the summer?
Apparently 6 Elul
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on August 04, 2017, 12:17:33 PM
Apparently 6 Elul
Thanks!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on August 04, 2017, 01:34:45 PM
What's happening at Prime Wok/Sandwich? Apparently undergoing serious renovations.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 04, 2017, 01:57:10 PM
What's happening at Prime Wok/Sandwich? Apparently undergoing serious renovations.
Reopening as "Super Prime Sandwich"?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 04, 2017, 02:12:56 PM
Reopening as "Super Prime Sandwich"?
They didn't get a cease and desist from Amazon yet for using "Prime" in the name?  Or is Amazon becoming a partner? ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on August 04, 2017, 02:24:54 PM
Reopening as "Super Prime Sandwich"?

Probably, who needs two entrances, kitchens, and counters, for what is (or can be) essentially one storefront?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on August 04, 2017, 02:29:20 PM
Reopening as "Super Prime Sandwich"?
Or maybe as Sub-Prime Wok?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 04, 2017, 03:17:57 PM
Or maybe as Sub-Prime Wok?
One can always count on @whYME to see things for what they are and get an accurate descriptive title.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on August 05, 2017, 02:08:24 PM
Probably, who needs two entrances, kitchens, and counters, for what is (or can be) essentially one storefront?
I'm pretty sure they already have one kitchen.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on August 05, 2017, 09:33:32 PM
I'm pretty sure they already have one kitchen.

If one isn't being used it's wasted space.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on August 06, 2017, 01:50:34 AM
If one isn't being used it's wasted space.
I think the two kitchens were connected as one big one last time I was there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: eliteflyer on August 23, 2017, 02:36:41 PM
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170822/crown-heights/chabad-lubavitch-hospitality-center-illegal-hotel

Maybe an opening for SPG ;-)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on August 23, 2017, 02:42:02 PM
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170822/crown-heights/chabad-lubavitch-hospitality-center-illegal-hotel (https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170822/crown-heights/chabad-lubavitch-hospitality-center-illegal-hotel)

Quote
The academy did not appear to be connected with Congregation Ohr Menachem.
LOL. Seriously? do not "appear" to be connected? As if the reporter just didn't dig deep enough...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 23, 2017, 02:58:37 PM
In other news. I recently had some guests staying with me, they ordered a platter from Noribar and got to sample some of their sushi.

All I can say is that from such a fancy looking place, I was expecting much better. It was a huge disappointment. I don't know anything about the pricing compared to other places, but anything fried (sweet potato, tempura, and something else) was soaking with oil. The rest was nothing to write home about.

I am sure they will be successful, as the location is excellent, and Crown Heights is a destination with lots of visitors, but for the rare occasion when I might want to actually buy sushi, I doubt they will be my first or even second choice in Crown Heights. Shame.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on August 23, 2017, 11:53:11 PM
In other news. I recently had some guests staying with me, they ordered a platter from Noribar and got to sample some of their sushi.
+1

All I can say is that from such a fancy looking place, I was expecting much better. It was a huge disappointment. I don't know anything about the pricing compared to other places, but anything fried (sweet potato, tempura, and something else) was soaking with oil. The rest was nothing to write home about.
-1
I thought it was pretty good. I guess they aren't being very consistent?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 07, 2017, 01:56:48 PM
JJ's Holy Cow coming to Crown Heights tonight
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on September 07, 2017, 02:07:52 PM
JJ's Holy Cow coming to Crown Heights tonight
Saw it on the sidewalk on the corner of Kingston and Union a couple of days ago. I'm not a fan of those that block the sidewalks, especially at times of high pedestrian traffic.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 07, 2017, 02:43:13 PM
I'm not a fan of those that block the sidewalks, especially at times of high pedestrian traffic.
Like the flower guy at Crown & Kingston every Friday?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on September 07, 2017, 02:44:01 PM
Like the flower guy at Crown & Kingston every Friday?



And people that buy from him in the winter when there's obviously not enough time for him to be back home for Shabbos.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on September 07, 2017, 04:13:40 PM
Quote
Dear ExGingi,

I’m heading up to Brooklyn to host a Town Hall this Sunday, with special guest Dr. Una Clarke. Will you join me?
 
We’ll talk about the issues you care about, including immigration and DACA, health care, jobs and the economy. I’m excited to have some productive discussions and learn more about what matters to you.
 
All are welcome to come. Here are the details:
 
Brooklyn Town Hall Details
Medgar Evers College
Founders Auditorium
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(Public should enter/exit via Crown Street entrance.)
 
Doors at 12:15 pm
Starts at 1:15 pm
Ends at 2:45 pm
 
It’ll be a great time! You can RSVP ahead of time or you can same-day RSVP at the event, but space is limited: https://gillibrand.senate.gov/brooklyntownhall.
 
Thanks,
 
Kirsten Gillibrand
United States Senator

Anyone planning on going?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on September 08, 2017, 04:27:53 PM
What's happening at Prime Wok/Sandwich? Apparently undergoing serious renovations.
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47241&alias=prime-to-reopen-with-new-look
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 08, 2017, 04:35:34 PM
I noticed today that Gombo's reopened with a new look.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on September 09, 2017, 09:40:11 PM
I noticed today that Gombo's reopened with a new look.
Does it also comes with updated recipes for their baked goods?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on September 11, 2017, 10:19:46 PM
Prime Avenue is now open.

Place looks far better, and I think the food has improved. (new chef)

Still serving both menus from the old Prime Sandwich and Prime Grill

Article: http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47241 (http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47241)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 11, 2017, 11:39:00 PM
Prime Avenue is now open.
I passed by earlier this evening and it was very full.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on September 11, 2017, 11:43:45 PM
I passed by earlier this evening and it was very full.
Yup.

I believe they make much of their breads in-house now as well, a big improvement.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on September 11, 2017, 11:44:18 PM
I passed by earlier this evening and it was very full.
Yup.

I believe they make much of their breads in-house now as well, a big improvement.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 15, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
Time to buy her out...

Looks like she’s out - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47698&alias=basil-to-open-with-new-chef-menu
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on October 15, 2017, 04:20:33 PM
Looks like she’s out - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47698&alias=basil-to-open-with-new-chef-menu

looking forward to some improvements, iy"H. (I remember the first time we ordered a glass of wine, and we thought that it was a mistake. It was a large 8-9 oz wine glass with what looked like 2.0 - 2.5 oz of wine...)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chevron on October 15, 2017, 04:33:17 PM
looking forward to some improvements, iy"H. (I remember the first time we ordered a glass of wine, and we thought that it was a mistake. It was a large 8-9 oz wine glass with what looked like 2.0 - 2.5 oz of wine...)

"A standard pour is generally 5 ounces (that's five glasses to every 750 ml bottle). However, some restaurants will pour as much as 6 ounces and a few may offer less, depending on the price of the wine.Jul 15, 2008"

IMHO anything under 4-4.5 oz is theft unless free, anything  under 5 oz is bad business. Anything over 6 oz is also probably bad business

I consider a glass to be 25% of the bottle.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 15, 2017, 04:42:42 PM
What about the new
Mozzarella dairy cafe
on 265 troy ave ?
It just opened
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on October 15, 2017, 04:57:47 PM
What about the new
Mozzarella dairy cafe on 265 troy ave ?
It just opened

It's only showing this location: https://www.mozzarellakosher.com/location/.  Is there another location in CH?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 15, 2017, 04:59:39 PM
There website is not up and running but its chmozzarella.com
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on October 15, 2017, 05:04:24 PM
There website is not up and running but its chmozzarella.com

nice. An address and opening date would be good to include on their current landing page. Also, which hashgocha are they planning?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 15, 2017, 05:11:29 PM
nice. An address and opening date would be good to include on their current landing page. Also, which hashgocha are they planning?
They are already open for a soft opening but in general a website for such a restaurant is not necessary i think
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on October 15, 2017, 05:49:23 PM
but in general a website for such a restaurant is not necessary i think
-1

Every restaurant should have a website with hours, contact details (can call in a to-go order, or if any questions), a menu (preferably with prices) and Hashgocha info (if Kosher).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whacked1 on October 15, 2017, 05:57:17 PM
It's only showing this location: https://www.mozzarellakosher.com/location/.  Is there another location in CH?
IINM this location closed due to a fire. They had great pastries. I used to order lunch for office from here
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 15, 2017, 06:02:15 PM
IINM this location closed due to a fire. They had great pastries. I used to order lunch for office from here
How long ago? I never heard of it

But now they are back open, what kind of store is it?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 15, 2017, 08:07:20 PM
Looks like she’s out - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47698&alias=basil-to-open-with-new-chef-menu
Will they have a hechsher?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whacked1 on October 15, 2017, 08:10:44 PM
How long ago? I never heard of it

But now they are back open, what kind of store is it?
I only got delivered, was never in the actual store. its a cafe.

get the dessert platter, excellent
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 15, 2017, 08:24:55 PM
Will they have a hechsher?
As per reliably sourced rumor, they'll be back under the OK very soon.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 16, 2017, 06:10:49 PM
Also, which hashgocha are they planning?
I believe Braun/Schwei CHK. I'm not sure why I have that in my mind, I must've seen it somewhere.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on October 17, 2017, 11:36:29 AM
I believe Braun/Schwei CHK. I'm not sure why I have that in my mind, I must've seen it somewhere.
It's that one.

They (Braun etc.) listed it as under their השגחה.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2017, 11:50:09 AM
Looks like she’s out - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47698&alias=basil-to-open-with-new-chef-menu
I believe Braun/Schwei CHK. I'm not sure why I have that in my mind, I must've seen it somewhere.
BH!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 17, 2017, 11:51:28 AM
BH!
My post was talking about the new place (mozzarella,) not Basil.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 17, 2017, 11:52:44 AM
My post was talking about the new place (mozzarella,) not Basil.
Lol, d'oh.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 17, 2017, 10:10:13 PM
That's six months old, do you have an update?

http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47735&alias=alenbi-redefines-israeli-high-end
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on October 17, 2017, 10:22:09 PM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47735&alias=alenbi-redefines-israeli-high-end

and, it's OK hashgocha.  :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 17, 2017, 10:50:32 PM
Wiki has been updated with current restaurant info.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on October 20, 2017, 03:09:43 AM
Wiki has been updated with current restaurant info.
I did not think that we now have 32 open eateries in CH... That is nuts!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 03:29:32 AM
I did not think that we now have 32 open eateries in CH... That is nuts!
Crown heights has now the most trendy and best restaurants
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 04:48:42 AM
Crown heights has now the most trendy and best restaurants
אוי מה היה לנו
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 08:11:07 AM
אוי מה היה לנו
Hate to say it, but it started when we stopped using Crown Royal
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: high end hobo on October 20, 2017, 09:17:07 AM
Natural treats seems closed?

Can we take it off the Wiki
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 10:02:15 AM
Natural treats seems closed?

Can we take it off the Wiki
It's inside sunshine pharmacy
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 10:05:50 AM
I did not think that we now have 32 open eateries in CH... That is nuts!
What is the frum population of CH?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 11:35:12 AM
What is the frum population of CH?
Based on what I have read on this forum? About as many people as are in one duplex in Lakewood.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on October 20, 2017, 11:43:13 AM
What is the frum population of CH?
A little under 4,000 families.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 12:14:39 PM
Based on what I have read on this forum? About as many people as are in one duplex in Lakewood.
A little under 4,000 families.
About right @Yehuda57 but we can fit a few more than that.

How in the world does that amount come close to being able to support that number of eateries?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 12:23:46 PM
About right @Yehuda57 but we can fit a few more than that.

How in the world does that amount come close to being able to support that number of eateries?
Some factors

1) The list includes grocery stores, bakeries, and delis - so it's not quite that many.
2) CH gets loads of visitors (Tishrei sees thousands, for instance).
3) many restaurants don't survive on frum locals only (izzy's, basil, etc)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 12:24:15 PM
Maybe they all have as big of a family as exgingi?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 12:27:55 PM
Maybe they all have as big of a family as exgingi?
His family doesn't eat out, remember? They only eat his wife's parev cholent
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 12:28:55 PM
Some factors

1) The list includes grocery stores, bakeries, and delis - so it's not quite that many.
2) CH gets loads of visitors (Tishrei sees thousands, for instance).
3) many restaurants don't survive on frum locals only (izzy's, basil, etc)

Groceries and bakeries are separate in the wiki. Visitors for a couple of weeks of the year does very little to help. The question is how the others are surviving.

Lakewood has 4 to 5 times as many families and not as many eateries.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 12:29:26 PM
Maybe they all have as big of a family as exgingi?
Are bigger families more or less likely to eat out?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 01:05:05 PM
Are bigger families more or less likely to eat out?
More kids=more bracha=more parnassah=more eating out?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 01:06:23 PM
Groceries and bakeries are separate in the wiki. Visitors for a couple of weeks of the year does very little to help. The question is how the others are surviving.

Lakewood has 4 to 5 times as many families and not as many eateries.
The real answer is that the restaurants draw from outside CH.
Places like BAB, B&B, Bakerie, Basil, Izzyz, etc, have massive draws from the outside.
Wasn't like that a decade or 2 ago.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 01:19:56 PM
Visitors for a couple of weeks of the year does very little to help.
-1

first of all it's not only a few weeks of the year. Tishrei is the busiest but there are other times throughout the year when there's a huge number of visitors as well.

Of course there's a steady stream of visitors throughout the year. The average CH person probably has more family living OOT than in CH. I doubt that can be said for Lakewood.

Even if it was only a few weeks, I'm not sure "a couple of weeks of the year does very little to help." is necessarily true. For example, I believe I've seen somewhere that many restaurants in MIA pretty much make it or break it based on Yeshiva week.


And more importantly, even without all that, the fancy/expensive places are making their money from/catering to "outsiders," not CHers so the numbers in CH itself are kinda irrelevant.

I see Dan beat me to that last point
The real answer is that the restaurants draw from outside CH.
Places like BAB, B&B, Bakerie, Basil, Izzyz, etc, have massive draws from the outside.
Wasn't like that a decade or 2 ago.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: farmbochur on October 20, 2017, 01:41:16 PM
More kids=more bracha=more parnassah=more eating out?
Not sure I agree with your assumption. יש לומר  that it goes like this:

Bracha=kids+parnasah
Bracha-kids=parnasah
Therefore more kids-> less parnasah-> less eating out.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 01:55:34 PM
Crown heights is a jewish tourist place forget about the chabad visitors , basil is open for years and people from all over the world has eaten there ,so is now brooklyn bake house, bab , alenbi will be ,Izzys,  what ever in the city people drive to eat if it gets a name that its good ,lakewood is a place on there own
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 01:56:38 PM
Crown heights is a jewish tourist place forget about the chabad visitors , basil is open for years and people from all over the world has eaten there ,so is now brooklyn bake house, bab , alenbi will be ,Izzys,  what ever in the city people drive to eat if it gets a name that its good ,lakewood is a place on there own
CH was a tourist place for 70 years, but this level of food quality and quantity only started in the past 10 years or so.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:02:24 PM
It wasnt a tourist place as now and happen to be you misinformed, 70 years ago or even 50 years ago crown heights wasn't a tourist place maybe 30 years ago its started,  chabad weren't accepted by most of the world ,thats started to change in the late 80's , besides in the 70's crown heights was like boro park these days ,Chabad was a small percent of crown heights it was a mix of all kind of people till people that wasn't chabad was kicked out or left , my grandfather not chabad lived there till mid 90's not chabad,  i remember the place well back then

Besides chabad people are more into fres and spend on it then litvish in lakewood or any other place , they definitely have a strong base clientele from crown heights , no restaurant any where can ussualy liveout of tourists
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 02:03:59 PM
More kids=more bracha=more parnassah=more eating out?
Why would it be because of parnassah? Imagine going in to Mike's with ten kids ranging from 12 months to 18 years old. It is much easier to just cook something they like.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 02:06:16 PM
It wasnt a tourist place as now and happen to be you misinformed, 70 years ago or even 50 years ago crown heights wasn't a tourist place maybe 30 years ago its started,  chabad weren't accepted by most of the world ,thats started to change in the late 80's , besides in the 70's crown heights was like boro park these days ,Chabad was a small percent of crown heights it was a mix of all kind of people till people that wasn't chabad was kicked out or left , my grandfather not chabad lived there till mid 90's not chabad,  i remember the place well back then

Besides chabad people are more into fres and spend on it then litvish in lakewood or any other place , they definitely have a strong base clientele from crown heights , no restaurant any where can ussualy liveout of tourists

So much nonsense.
A. If anything the 70s, 80s, and 90s had many more tourists than today. Other communities fled before then despite the Rebbe cajoling them not to.
B. When I go into places like Izzys or when I went to basil (back when it had a hechsher) it was always jammed with non-CHers.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 02:06:45 PM
Why would it be because of parnassah? Imagine going in to Mike's with ten kids ranging from 12 months to 18 years old. It is much easier to just cook something they like.
You're reading this line of reasoning way too seriously.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 02:07:23 PM
You're reading this line of reasoning way too seriously.
Pumpt fakert.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 02:08:31 PM
The real answer is that the restaurants draw from outside CH.
Places like BAB, B&B, Bakerie, Basil, Izzyz, etc, have massive draws from the outside.
Wasn't like that a decade or 2 ago.
How many of the 30? What about the rest?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 02:09:05 PM
Besides chabad people are more into fres and spend on it then litvish in lakewood or any other place , they definitely have a strong base clientele from crown heights , no restaurant any where can ussualy liveout of tourists
I don't think there's a single true statement there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:09:40 PM
So much nonsense.
A. If anything the 70s, 80s, and 90s had many more tourists than today. Other communities fled before then despite the Rebbe cajoling them not to.
B. When I go into places like Izzys or when I went to basil (back when it had a hechsher) it was always jammed with non-CHers.
In fact it wasn't, the last few years of the rebbe it was alot of tourists , before head they were a enclosed enclave and people didn't accept them ,ask for history
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 02:11:16 PM
How many of the 30? What about the rest?

the fancy/expensive places are making their money from/catering to "outsiders,"
I would say pretty much the places Dan mentioned. Everything else is pretty much fast food/deli/takeout etc
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:12:06 PM
I don't think there's a single true statement there.
I am a often visitor to fres in crown heights and the long lines by brooklyn bakehouse every day for lunch from local ch people you wouldn't find anywhere else that locals should spend so much for lunch.  In fact they are  chasidim and they spend more for fres then lakewood guys or modern guys in flatbush
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:12:45 PM
How many of the 30? What about the rest?
The rest are local pizza shops and fast food that every community has a bunch of them
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 02:15:51 PM
In fact it wasn't, the last few years of the rebbe it was alot of tourists , before head they were a enclosed enclave and people didn't accept them ,ask for history
My family has been making pilgrimages to CH since the 60s.
You are utterly and completely clueless.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 02:16:43 PM
I would say pretty much the places Dan mentioned. Everything else is pretty much fast food/deli/takeout etc
The rest are local pizza shops and fast food that every community has a bunch of them
Those are the ones about which I was asking, although I guess if you include the takeout in places like Gourmet Glatt then Lakewood has more of those than I am including. On the other hand people in CH probably go to some of those types of stores in other sections of Brooklyn too.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:18:07 PM
My family has been making pilgrimages to CH since the 60s.
You are utterly and completely clueless.
I didn't said it wasn't at all , btw dan is known to be a lubab   , of course there was chasidim coming to rebbe ,now days its a centrally new york Jewish tourist attraction for all types of people,  this is what i meant
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 02:20:20 PM
You're reading this line of reasoning way too seriously.
I initially read "Mike's" as mikve. It makes the comment much better.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 02:20:41 PM
I initially read "Mike's" as mikve. It makes the comment much better.
lol
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 02:26:26 PM
I initially read "Mike's" as mikve. It makes the comment much better.
alol
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 02:28:20 PM
I am a often visitor to fres in crown heights and the long lines by brooklyn bakehouse every day for lunch from local ch people you wouldn't find anywhere else that locals should spend so much for lunch.  In fact they are  chasidim and they spend more for fres then lakewood guys or modern guys in flatbush
I personally have only been to BAB a couple of times so I can't speak from experience, but I just asked someone who's been many many times and they said it's probably 50/50 CHers. I also know that they're trying to bring in more of the outside CH crowd.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on October 20, 2017, 02:29:28 PM
About right @Yehuda57 but we can fit a few more than that.

How in the world does that amount come close to being able to support that number of eateries?
My two cents about the eatiries (not the expensive restaurants - which are obviously full of people from out of ch) there are 'many' singles both boys and girls from out of town that rent apartments and are too lazy to make dinner and have a rotation of places they order from (we are talking about thousands of singles doing this)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:30:35 PM
I personally have only been to BAB a couple of times so I can't speak from experience, but I just asked someone who's been many many times and they said it's probably 50/50 CHers. I also know that they're trying to bring in more of the outside CH crowd.
Well BAB stands for brooklyn artisian bakehouse or buef and bun?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 02:31:21 PM
I personally have only been to BAB a couple of times so I can't speak from experience, but I just asked someone who's been many many times and they said it's probably 50/50 CHers. I also know that they're trying to bring in more of the outside CH crowd.
It's getting harder to tell the locals from the imports
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2017, 02:31:33 PM
My two cents about the eatiries (not the expensive restaurants - which are obviously full of people from out of ch) there are 'many' singles both boys and girls from out of town that rent apartments and are too lazy to make dinner and have a rotation of places they order from (we are talking about thousands of singles doing this)
This makes much more sense than any of the other answers.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 02:32:56 PM
It's getting harder to tell the locals from the imports
אוי מה היה לנו
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 02:33:29 PM

I was going to quote that, but I on Tappa
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:33:55 PM
All high end places has tons of visitors from all over the world + locals + singles = they are very busy
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 02:33:58 PM
Well BAB stands for brooklyn artisian bakehouse or buef and bun?
BAB.
B&B.
/.02 how it should be.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 02:36:07 PM
All high end places has tons of visitors from all over the world + locals + singles = they are very busy

Of course they have locals, but if any of them were relying on the locals they'd be out of business in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 02:42:41 PM
Of course they have locals, but if any of them were relying on the locals they'd be out of business in a heartbeat.
Happen to be i eat out alot so i have somewhat an idea in this restaurant business .

Each and every restaurant no matter how good or unique it is that doesn't have a strong local clientele can't succeed,  so thats my point that the ch eateries has a strong local clientele + tons of visitors + singles = that they all doing very well , Much better then restaurants elswhere ,talking profit wise  because they are much much more busy  consistently always,

Basil as long i know that place when i ever i drove by it was packed and lines out the door ,i ate there once only because i don't like art and i don't understand to it

And so is izzyss both b&b and bab always full busy when ever i visit or pass by ,all of them are even busy mid day , but definitely that the locals patronize them more then in different neighborhoods ,thats what my observation is .


Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 02:51:03 PM
we're going around in circles here. I said my point(s) multiple times, you said yours multiple times, yours is simply not true.

...and for that reason I'm out.


(remember, the original question was how can such a small community support so many restaurants? and the answer is it can't and doesn't, it's outsiders supporting the high-end restaurants.)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on October 20, 2017, 03:22:13 PM
I initially read "Mike's" as mikve. It makes the comment much better.
I know a few people that bring a bunch of kids with them to the Mikvah every Friday. Probably better experience and easier than going out to eat with the kids.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on October 20, 2017, 03:26:53 PM
Maybe they all have as big of a family as exgingi?
ALL eateries would be out of business if they were to count on my family for business.

While I do have 2 brothers-in-law (or brother-in-laws as they would be known around here  ;)) that could probably sustain quite a few eateries, they live OOT and can only be counted on for the 6 or 7 (possibly more) times a year they come.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2017, 03:29:15 PM
ALL eateries would be out of business if they were to count on my family for business.

While I do have 2 brothers-in-law (or brother-in-laws as they would be known around here  ;)) that could probably sustain quite a few eateries, they live OOT and can only be counted on for the 6 or 7 (possibly more) times a year they come.
Somehow MIA eateries survive from traffic in January, so who knows.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 20, 2017, 03:35:56 PM
Somehow MIA eateries survive from traffic in January, so who knows.
Or his brothers in law live in MIA?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 20, 2017, 03:37:00 PM


Groceries and bakeries are separate in the wiki. Visitors for a couple of weeks of the year does very little to help. The question is how the others are surviving.

Lakewood has 4 to 5 times as many families and not as many eateries.

I don't usually eat out, but recently tried to get a table in one of the Lakewood upscale​ places.. almost impossible if you're not early. So Lakewood is underserved.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: high end hobo on October 20, 2017, 03:40:46 PM
I think we need to add Moby's and Mamma's kitchen to the Wiki.

Also one of the main points missing above that aside from the CH 'tourists', whether they may be during Tishrei or other times during the year there are tens of thousands of shuchim (including their children) who visit CH on a semi-regular basis, at least annually  Many of them do not have any Kosher eateries where they come from.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on October 20, 2017, 03:41:56 PM
I think we need to add Moby's and Mamma's kitchen to the Wiki.

Also one of the main points missing above that aside from the CH 'tourists', whether they may be during Tishrei or other times during the year there are tens of thousands of shuchim (including their children) who visit CH on a semi-regular basis, at least annually  Many of them do not have any Kosher eateries where they come from.
Moby's is closed i think
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 20, 2017, 04:05:54 PM
Moby's is closed i think
I heard that as well
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: high end hobo on October 20, 2017, 04:27:38 PM
I heard that as well
Ok but Mama's kitchen?
http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/581668/mamas-kitchen-brings-taste-shuk-crown-heights/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on October 26, 2017, 10:45:38 PM
Which store sells the cheapest nori (for sushi)?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 01, 2017, 08:23:34 AM
Is Basil kosher again?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 01, 2017, 08:56:44 AM
Is Basil kosher again?
It doesn't have a hechsher yet
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 01, 2017, 09:08:43 AM
Is Does Basil kosher have a Kashrus certificate (other than the owner's certification) again?
FTFY
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 01, 2017, 09:42:52 AM
Or, "Who is the current certifying Rabbi/Agency of Basil"?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 01, 2017, 10:56:55 AM
FTFY
I stand by my original statement
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 01, 2017, 11:44:22 AM
I stand by my original statement

being Kosher (wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher_foods) and having a Hashgocha are 2 different things.

Basil's website says that they have a kosher menu: http://basilny.com/index.html, yet no hashgocha is listed.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 01, 2017, 01:33:49 PM
I stand by my original statement
If that makes you happy, good for you. It just makes quite a few underlying assumptions, whereas the way I phrased it makes no assumptions but simply inquires about facts.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 01, 2017, 05:21:37 PM
If that makes you happy, good for you. It just makes quite a few underlying assumptions, whereas the way I phrased it makes no assumptions but simply inquires about facts.

Fair enough
I'm not going to rehash the same lively debate as earlier
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 05, 2017, 08:57:04 PM
.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/3a2c0484ccf3c9254226c8a0c56b6872.jpg)

Being sold now in CH at Benz's.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on November 05, 2017, 09:39:08 PM
Being sold now in CH at Benz's.

Worth the trip?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: high end hobo on November 07, 2017, 09:05:30 AM
Being sold now in CH at Benz's.
Price?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on November 07, 2017, 12:41:15 PM
Being sold now in CH at Benz's.
It's the newest item of kayco.com company added to their distribution, in other words the newest brand kedem/kenover marketing took under themselves.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on November 14, 2017, 05:02:42 PM
Price?
On weekly-sale this week (ending today) at Empire Kosher for $6.99 (limit 4, with $20 minimum non-sale items). Says regular price $10.99.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 15, 2017, 08:32:56 AM
http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=48116&alias=mozzarella-serves-more-than-dairy
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 16, 2017, 03:44:31 PM
Is Basil kosher again?
Supposedly getting OU next week.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 16, 2017, 04:32:58 PM
Moby's is closed i think
I heard there's a Japanese place coming there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 16, 2017, 07:10:55 PM
I heard there's a Japanese place coming there.
Under which ownership?

Last I heard was that it was being bought by someone who might have a challenge getting Kashrus certification, and was told that he must have a bone fide partner that could get certification.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 16, 2017, 07:18:57 PM
Under which ownership?

Last I heard was that it was being bought by someone who might have a challenge getting Kashrus certification, and was told that he must have a bone fide partner that could get certification.

This:
there's a Japanese place coming there.
is literally all I heard.
I don't know any details at all.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 10:02:08 AM
Is Basil kosher again?

what about now?
It's been another 3 weeks, plus there are 3,000 international Rabbis in town one block away. Any Kosher updates?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 11:36:01 AM
what about now?
It's been another 3 weeks, plus there are 3,000 international Rabbis in town one block away. Any Kosher updates?

Supposedly getting OU next week.

That would be this week. I guess check with the OU.

I doubt any of 3,000 international Rabbis would be interested in a sit down at Basil during this time regardless of what certification they have.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 11:49:27 AM
That would be this week. I guess check with the OU.

I doubt any of 3,000 international Rabbis would be interested in a sit down at Basil during this time regardless of what certification they have.

exactly. They cannot do it this time, however at least 1,000 of these rabbis would have been able to do so had Basil been properly certified-Kosher.

During one of my recent visits to Basil this year, Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia/FSU was eating there with several friends, community members, and colleagues. They cannot do that now until changes are made.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 11:52:17 AM
During one of my recent visits to Basil this year, Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia/FSU was eating there with several friends, community members, and colleagues. They cannot do that now until changes are made.

My point was, that even if there would not be any kashrus certification issue, I doubt any of the Shluchim would go there during the kinus, except if there was a private event in a private room.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: high end hobo on November 19, 2017, 07:20:35 PM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=48206&alias=basil-secures-kashrus-from-ou
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2017, 07:22:57 PM
About time.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 07:34:32 PM
About time.

(It would have been great if they had finalized this Kosher certification last month). Of all the 24 hours to be closed, they are missing out on the ability to serve breakfast/brunch a portion of the 4,000+ visiting rabbis and international supporters and guests as they leave NY to go to the airport tomorrow. ....Timing....
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 08:35:43 PM
(It would have been great if they had finalized this Kosher certification last month). Of all the 24 hours to be closed, they are missing out on the ability to serve breakfast/brunch a portion of the 4,000+ visiting rabbis and international supporters and guests as they leave NY to go to the airport tomorrow. ....Timing....
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Insignificant

About time.
-1
It's a step in the wrong direction to get an eatery in Crown Heights certified by the OU, even if the main audience isn't the local audience. And even if the mashgiach is a well known member of the community (who happens to be related to one of the owners).

How many establishments in Boro Park, Williamsburg, or Lakewood are certified by the OU?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 19, 2017, 08:41:30 PM
-1
Insignificant
-1
It's a step in the wrong direction to get an eatery in Crown Heights certified by the OU, even if the main audience isn't the local audience. And even if the mashgiach is a well known member of the community (who happens to be related to one of the owners).

How many establishments in Boro Park, Williamsburg, or Lakewood are certified by the OU?
Other than Lakewood that is economics. In Lakewood they wouldn't come since there is a local vaad. Really crown heights should be the same.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on November 19, 2017, 09:17:08 PM
-1
Insignificant
-1
It's a step in the wrong direction to get an eatery in Crown Heights certified by the OU, even if the main audience isn't the local audience. And even if the mashgiach is a well known member of the community (who happens to be related to one of the owners).

How many establishments in Boro Park, Williamsburg, or Lakewood are certified by the OU?
Even in monsey beast bbq didn't last and took now chasidish CRC hechsher
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on November 19, 2017, 09:28:54 PM
Even in monsey beast bbq didn't last and took now chasidish CRC hechsher
Meat is a very different ballgame then dairy.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 19, 2017, 09:31:34 PM
Meat is a very different ballgame then dairy.
Considering they are bringing a hechsher that allows cholov stam......
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 19, 2017, 09:43:12 PM
Considering they are bringing a hechsher that allows cholov stam......
OK also allows chalav stam
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 10:36:01 PM
OK also allows chalav stam
Not in restaurants IINM.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2017, 10:36:31 PM
-1
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 10:37:46 PM
-1
Who/what are you -1'ing?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2017, 10:42:27 PM
You.
ZTB for example is OK C"S.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 10:44:21 PM
You.
ZTB for example is OK C"S.
ZTB?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 19, 2017, 10:46:43 PM
You.
ZTB for example is OK C"S.
-1


Just a heads up for anyone who cares- Zak the Baker- before purchasing you may want to double check that YOU are comfortable with the kashrus of the place.

I was there last week, it's quite confusing. The wholesale dept is under the OK. However the café is not- so where you are taking your pastry from, is NOT under the OK. It is "supposedly under some "hashgocha" called "Dade Kosher". Go ahead and look that up yourself but you will likely not find much. I did some research and what I heard was not overly comforting. When Googling Dade Kosher, it keeps going back to KM- but it is NOT under KM. I called and discussed with the Rabbi. So- please check for yourself.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2017, 10:50:03 PM
Splitting hairs...
"Is the BAKERY kosher? Yes, the Bakery is certified kosher.  The bread is parve/pas yisrael, and our pastries are all dairy/ NON CHOLOV YISRAEL under OK Kosher supervision. The coffee house in the bakery is not under the OK supervision but is certified by Dade Kosher. "

https://zakthebaker.com/faq/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 19, 2017, 10:50:16 PM
Even if they make a distinction, the fact that it's so easy to mix up, as evidenced by this very thread, shows the issue persists regardless.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 19, 2017, 10:57:29 PM
Splitting hairs...
"Is the BAKERY kosher? Yes, the Bakery is certified kosher.  The bread is parve/pas yisrael, and our pastries are all dairy/ NON CHOLOV YISRAEL under OK Kosher supervision. The coffee house in the bakery is not under the OK supervision but is certified by Dade Kosher. "

https://zakthebaker.com/faq/
Apparently they split that hair because they split the hair at ZTB. If anything it shows that they wouldn't certify in a restaurant.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on November 19, 2017, 11:02:12 PM
Ztb was chulav yisroel and changed
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 11:10:14 PM
Splitting hairs...
"Is the BAKERY kosher? Yes, the Bakery is certified kosher.  The bread is parve/pas yisrael, and our pastries are all dairy/ NON CHOLOV YISRAEL under OK Kosher supervision. The coffee house in the bakery is not under the OK supervision but is certified by Dade Kosher. "

https://zakthebaker.com/faq/
As @aygart said, if anyone is splitting hairs, it's ZTB.

I guess it didn't come out of my imagination, that bit of information about OK not certifying non-C.Y. restaurants was actually stored somewhere in my grey cells.

This can all be easily settled by calling up the OK and finding out their official policy (if it's not on their website - I didn't check).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2017, 11:12:25 PM
Meh. The OK is OK with ZTB saying their bakery is under OK C"S.

OK, OU, big deal for milchigs as long as they say it's C"Y. At least they have a hashgocha. Now let's see if they can provide more than 3 pieces of ravioli for $28.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 19, 2017, 11:14:39 PM
Meh. The OK is OK with ZTB saying their bakery is under OK C"S.

OK, OU, big deal for milchigs as long as they say it's C"Y. At least they have a hashgocha. Now let's see if they can provide more than 3 pieces of ravioli for $28.
The bakery is wholesale
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 11:21:17 PM
The bakery is wholesale

They sell bread for Whole Foods, etc... Don't they sell parve artisan Challah for Shabbos anymore? ZTB used to have a great honey-whole wheat challah and a sour dough.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 19, 2017, 11:22:58 PM
They sell bread for Whole Foods, etc... Don't they sell parve artisan Challah for Shabbos anymore? ZTB used to have a great honey-whole wheat challah and a sour dough.
I think they do but that seems to be the distinction they made
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 11:23:50 PM
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Insignificant

-1
It's a step in the wrong direction to get an eatery in Crown Heights certified by the OU, even if the main audience isn't the local audience. And even if the mashgiach is a well known member of the community (who happens to be related to one of the owners).....

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Definitely would have had sigificant foot traffic for brunch today and tomorrow from the thousands of mainstream Orthodox guests who are chabad-house supporters and who were visiting CH for the weekend and for the Sunday night Kinus banquet. An easy 500+ meals over the 4-5 weekday meals that they were in town...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 19, 2017, 11:24:23 PM
Again, who cares if the OK makes the distinction or not? If giving a hechsher to chalav stam makes them problematic, why would that distinction change anything?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 11:26:30 PM
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Definitely would have had sigificant foot traffic for brunch today and tomorrow from the thousands of mainstream Orthodox guests who are chabad-house supporters and who were visiting CH for the weekend and for the Sunday night Kinus banquet. An easy 500+ meals over the 4-5 weekday meals that they were in town...
Are you just assuming this to be the fact, or are you around the area during this time (and at other times), with full awareness of what goes on?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 11:29:38 PM
Are you just assuming this to be the fact, or are you around the area during this time (and at other times), with full awareness of what goes on?

both. but especially after seeing all those hundreds of business suits during the Kinus dancing tonight, we know that these guests/tourists would definitely enjoy an upscale dairy OU-Kosher restaurant in CH with a truffle-fries, wood-smoked pizza menu, with great smoothies, cheesy pasta, wine, and desserts.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 11:34:07 PM
Again, who cares if the OK makes the distinction or not? If giving a hechsher to chalav stam makes them problematic, why would that distinction change anything?
The way I understand it, the OK tries to portray itself differently when it comes to restaurants than when it comes to wholesale food manufacturing.

Many have said that having OK supervised eateries in Crown Heights was already a step down, but that barrier has already been broken for a while.

Is there something in the drinking water of that corner, that makes all the Kashrus supervision there go to another level? Calabria taking a Hechsher from Monsey, Basil going certified by owner, and now by OU.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 19, 2017, 11:35:31 PM


The way I understand it, the OK tries to portray itself differently when it comes to restaurants than when it comes to wholesale food manufacturing.

Many have said that having OK supervised eateries in Crown Heights was already a step down, but that barrier has already been broken for a while.

Is there something in the drinking water of that corner, that makes all the Kashrus supervision there go to another level? Calabria taking a Hechsher from Monsey, Basil going certified by owner, and now by OU.

Only when the water is used to water plants on shabbos
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 11:37:00 PM
....
Is there something in the drinking water of that corner, that makes all the Kashrus supervision there go to another level? Calabria taking a Hechsher from Monsey, Basil going certified by owner, and now by OU.

Calabria tried to get a local Hechsher. That was their singular preference. It was the local establishment (and Basil's lawsuit) that did not permit them to do so.

They had no other choice but to find one that would allow them to make Kosher pizza, even though it was across from Basil. Clearly was not a "kosher-ingredient/supervision" issue...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 11:38:16 PM

Only when the water is used to water plants on shabbos
Must be using filtered water there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 19, 2017, 11:42:08 PM
Calabria tried to get a local Hechsher. That was their singular preference. It was the local establishment (and Basil's lawsuit) that did not permit them to do so.

They had no other choice but to find one that would allow them to make Kosher pizza, even though it was across from Basil. Clearly was not a "kosher-ingredient/supervision" issue...
Do you have intimate knowledge of the FACTS.

I don't go to either of those places, but I recall seeing some psak from a beis din regarding Calabria (shape of Pizza, etc.) I don't know if they comply with that psak or not, but I can fully understand no reputable Kashrus organization wanting to certify them while in legal dispute.

This gets even more political when considering some of the people involved here, but let's not even go there.

I have stated more than once above, that this is not a question of whether the food is Kosher, it's a question of whether it is certified so and if yes, by whom.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2017, 11:44:41 PM

Many have said that having OK supervised eateries in Crown Heights was already a step down
Considering the Kretchme was self certified, don't see how the OK is a step down from that.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 19, 2017, 11:47:57 PM
....but I recall seeing some psak from a beis din regarding Calabria (shape of Pizza, etc.) I don't know if they comply with that psak or not, but I can fully understand no reputable Kashrus organization wanting to certify them while in legal dispute.
...

correct; but as you mentioned in the point of Calabria, the Hechsher issue was not related to the food and supervision being Kosher or non-Kosher, it was just a "competition" or a legal matter. So in that case, if they get another hashgocha, it's not because they are trying to be lenient, but because others refused to cover their Hashgocha due to "Legal" matters (Basil suing them to stop them from opening in the first place.... Ridiculous reason to not allow local Hashgocha.

Especially as we see: 1) it's an entirely different establishment. 2) There are thousands of customers to fill both of them within a 6 block radius.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 20, 2017, 12:28:46 AM
Considering the Kretchme was self certified, don't see how the OK is a step down from that.
As was the original Ess & Bentch.

On the surface you are right, but there are other political and personal nuances that are better left unaddressed here at this point.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 20, 2017, 08:13:20 AM
On the surface you are right, but there are other political and personal nuances that are better left unaddressed here at this point.
THat is what I was really alluding to when mentioning cholov stam too. Not the hair splitting about ZTB. I am surprised that the OU would even give in CH since they would typically consider there to be local hechsherim and not compete.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 20, 2017, 09:53:24 AM
THat is what I was really alluding to when mentioning cholov stam too. Not the hair splitting about ZTB. I am surprised that the OU would even give in CH since they would typically consider there to be local hechsherim and not compete.
The OU usually only comes in to these situations with Reshus from the other. So I think the OK must have allowed them to.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 20, 2017, 09:55:44 AM
The OU usually only comes in to these situations with Reshus from the other. So I think the OK must have allowed them to.
Why would they have?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2017, 10:00:53 AM
The OU usually only comes in to these situations with Reshus from the other. So I think the OK must have allowed them to.
Lol.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2017, 10:43:54 AM
The Basil-OK relationship was likely irreparable.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 20, 2017, 10:54:22 AM
Lol.
Do you know of a case where the OU has stepped on the local Vaad? I know of many situations where they specifically did not.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2017, 10:55:16 AM
Do you know of a case where the OU has stepped on the local Vaad? I know of many situations where they specifically did not.
The lol was about the OK being a "local Vaad"
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 20, 2017, 11:02:08 AM
The lol was about the OK being a "local Vaad"
The OU typically also checks with a place that revokes certification.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 20, 2017, 11:11:08 AM
The Basil-OK relationship was likely irreparable.
You have a warm relationship with Rabbi Weinfeld. IINM he's in charge of the restaurant division of the OK. Why don't you get us some facts from him? Let's start with: does the OK certify restaurants that serve non-CY? You can then go to more touchy subjects such as Basil.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2017, 11:15:23 AM
You have a warm relationship with Rabbi Weinfeld. IINM he's in charge of the restaurant division of the OK. Why don't you get us some facts from him? Let's start with: does the OK certify restaurants that serve non-CY? You can then go to more touchy subjects such as Basil.
I haven't spoken to him in over a decade.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 20, 2017, 11:17:48 AM
I haven't spoken to him in over a decade.
He's a very nice guy. I'm sure he'll be nice to you despite you not keeping in contact with him.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2017, 12:25:36 PM
I'm $ure there'$ a rea$onable explanation for everything. /$
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 20, 2017, 01:06:51 PM
I'm $ure there'$ a rea$onable explanation for everything. /$

objectively, having workers seen publicly on Shabbos inside the facility is a definite last straw...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 20, 2017, 01:07:54 PM
objectively, having workers seen publicly on Shabbos inside the facility is a definite last straw...
Isn't there new management?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2017, 01:09:36 PM
Isn't there new management?
The customer hating manager is apparently gone, owners are the same AFAIK.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 20, 2017, 01:10:19 PM
The customer hating manager is apparently gone, owners are the same AFAIK.
Ahhhhh
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 20, 2017, 01:16:09 PM
The customer hating manager is apparently gone, owners are the same AFAIK.

new chef and waiting staff, I believe. I remember when my friend and I had been seated for 10 minutes and I got up to get a menu from the pile on the counter.

The look in the guys eyes: "Can I help you with something?" "Yes, I'm just getting a menu." "A menu?!?!!?  :o  !??!?!!?" "Yes, a menu..."

The funniest expression,  ::) as if I requested a Mazeratti or something completely far off....    (.....and that was just the beginning.....)   
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 20, 2017, 01:29:08 PM
The customer hating manager is apparently gone, owners are the same AFAIK.
It was my understanding that she was actually a partner, which is what complicated things.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2017, 01:50:14 PM
It was my understanding that she was actually a partner, which is what complicated things.

Correct. She is no longer manager or partner.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: aygart on November 20, 2017, 02:06:27 PM
It was my understanding that she was actually a partner, which is what complicated things.
So then this
The customer hating manager is apparently gone, owners are the same AFAIK.
Is not totally accurate
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2017, 02:08:06 PM
So then thisIs not totally accurate
Indeed.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 20, 2017, 03:58:50 PM
Correct. She is no longer manager or partner.
Which is all the more surprising why they didn't make mends with the OK. Rumor had it that the OK wasn't willing to discuss anything as long as she was involved.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 20, 2017, 05:35:58 PM
Which is all the more surprising why they didn't make mends with the OK. Rumor had it that the OK wasn't willing to discuss anything as long as she was involved.
I'm $ure there'$ a rea$onable explanation for everything. /$
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on November 21, 2017, 04:04:55 PM
Atf raid in crown heights

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171121/4b14372c72f0d2760a475ad37003137d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171121/10b4a99c088d3ae86d752b3c1ce2a224.jpg)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 21, 2017, 04:11:51 PM
Atf raid in crown heights

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171121/4b14372c72f0d2760a475ad37003137d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171121/10b4a99c088d3ae86d752b3c1ce2a224.jpg)
Looks like Brooklyn Ave cor. Empire.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on November 21, 2017, 04:46:31 PM
nice to see undercover cops that blend right in....
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on November 30, 2017, 07:10:43 PM
New (authentic seeming) Asian restaurant “Pho-Men” coming soon.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gkrfoodies/permalink/770140169838629/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 30, 2017, 08:46:00 PM
Video preview of Mozzarella facility shared with me.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on December 01, 2017, 11:42:20 AM
New (authentic seeming) Asian restaurant “Pho-Men” coming soon.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gkrfoodies/permalink/770140169838629/

this is big news. (They couldn't call it "Pho-breng-men"? )
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on December 01, 2017, 12:11:21 PM
this is big news. (They couldn't call it "Pho-breng-men"? )
+1

Finally a new restaurant category and not just another version of a "steakhouse / smokehouse / burger / cafe / bakery / pizza / sushi" that seems to be opening (and unfortunately closing) every 2 weeks all around the greater NYC area.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on December 01, 2017, 12:15:46 PM
(They couldn't call it "Pho-breng-men"? )
I'm guessing they wouldn't be serving Crown Royal.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: IGBES on December 31, 2017, 08:14:01 PM
https://www.6sqft.com/oda-architects-reveal-renderings-for-crown-heights-hotel-with-arched-patio-and-floating-gardens/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 11, 2018, 07:57:09 PM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=49006&alias=first-kosher-asian-noodle-house
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on January 11, 2018, 08:05:25 PM
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=49006&alias=first-kosher-asian-noodle-house

nice. For Crown Heights, I still like the name, PHO-Breng-MEN.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on April 22, 2018, 10:11:44 PM
Does Shomrim or Shmira have patrols driving around overnights & on Shabbos ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on April 22, 2018, 10:25:17 PM
Does Shomrim or Shmira have patrols driving around overnights & on Shabbos ?

No.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on April 22, 2018, 10:31:23 PM
No.
High time they start. 2 vicious attacks in the last several days.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: koplonko on April 22, 2018, 11:25:12 PM
Does Shomrim or Shmira have patrols driving around overnights & on Shabbos ?
Overnight yes, shabbos no, though obviously dispatcher is available and the guys have radios on
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on April 23, 2018, 05:15:07 AM
Does Shomrim or Shmira have patrols driving around overnights & on Shabbos ?

In the good old days I remember the Red Devil driving around at night. Somehow his presence was felt all around, even though I’m not sure if there was anyone else besides him involved.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on April 23, 2018, 11:27:14 AM
In the good old days I remember the Red Devil driving around at night. Somehow his presence was felt all around, even though I’m not sure if there was anyone else besides him involved.

During summer visits, I remember some of the big guys with berets parading the streets to protect the Jews/keep the peace after the riots in the 90's. There were the Guardian Angels, and another group with berets.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on April 23, 2018, 11:32:37 AM
During summer visits, I remember some of the big guys with berets parading the streets to protect the Jews/keep the peace after the riots in the 90's. There were the Guardian Angels, and another group with berets.
Time to bring them back.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on April 23, 2018, 11:45:08 AM
Time to bring them back.

+100
Yes; the Guardian Angels arrived on the scene when the mayor was too scared to show up and the local police had bottles and rocks thrown at them
Nowadays we actually jail and imprison perpetrators of assault and hate crimes, therefore it's time to actually locate this criminal and send him to jail for assault, attempted murder (if he hadn't sun away), and to send a message that that Jews are not targets and that future perpetrators will not get away with committing these crimes again.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on April 23, 2018, 12:15:56 PM
+100
Yes; the Guardian Angels arrived on the scene when the mayor was too scared to show up and the local police had bottles and rocks thrown at them
Nowadays we actually jail and imprison perpetrators of assault and hate crimes, therefore it's time to actually locate this criminal and send him to jail for assault, attempted murder (if he hadn't sun away), and to send a message that that Jews are not targets and that future perpetrators will not get away with committing these crimes again.

That's might only be a bandage. There's a major cultural/educational problem at play here. What causes a person to so viciously attack another person (who actually just politely greeted him) due to the victim being part of a perceived ethnic/religious or any other kind of grouping?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on April 23, 2018, 12:25:34 PM
That's might only be a bandage. There's a major cultural/educational problem at play here. What causes a person to so viciously attack another person (who actually just politely greeted him) due to the victim being part of a perceived ethnic/religious or any other kind of grouping?
No cure for that unfortunately
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on April 24, 2018, 03:52:13 PM
That's might only be a bandage. There's a major cultural/educational problem at play here. What causes a person to so viciously attack another person (who actually just politely greeted him) due to the victim being part of a perceived ethnic/religious or any other kind of grouping?

Touched on it here. (https://forward.com/opinion/396126/yes-farrakhan-is-still-dangerous-just-ask-us-orthodox-jews/?attribution=author-article-listing-1-headline)

Civil rights leaders like Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, etc. have been helpful to the black cause, but have also perpetuated a victim complex with Jews often portrayed as the oppressors.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on April 24, 2018, 03:59:15 PM
Touched on it here. (https://forward.com/opinion/396126/yes-farrakhan-is-still-dangerous-just-ask-us-orthodox-jews/?attribution=author-article-listing-1-headline)

Civil rights leaders like Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, etc. have been helpful to the black cause, but have also perpetuated a victim complex with Jews often portrayed as the oppressors.

How can anyone perpetuating a "victim complex" be helpful to the "black cause" (unless that cause is mayhem and abuse)?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on April 24, 2018, 04:04:45 PM
How can anyone perpetuating a "victim complex" be helpful to the "black cause" (unless that cause is mayhem and abuse)?
There are other aspects of life. Nation of Islam has many programs which help the poor. Many black people love Louis Farrakhan because of that. That he thinks Hitler is awesome is beside the point if you are hungry and his organization is feeding you.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on April 24, 2018, 04:09:33 PM
There are other aspects of life. Nation of Islam has many programs which help the poor. Many black people love Louis Farrakhan because of that. That he thinks Hitler is awesome is beside the point if you are hungry and his organization is feeding you.
And makes sure things stay that way, rather than helping you advance to the point that you should be feeding others!

So how does that really help anyone?

Besides, here's what really boggles my mind. How could anyone that considers themselves human, even if they are a true victim of another person of a certain ethnic or religious group, feel that it's ok to viciously and violently attack someone else of that group?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on April 24, 2018, 04:20:07 PM
Professional race baiters like Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, etc. have been harmful to the black cause, perpetuating a victim complex with Jews often portrayed as the oppressors, but have also done some things to help blacks.
FTFY
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on April 24, 2018, 04:26:39 PM

And makes sure things stay that way, rather than helping you advance to the point that you should be feeding others!

So how does that really help anyone?

Besides, here's what really boggles my mind. How could anyone that considers themselves human, even if they are a true victim of another person of a certain ethnic or religious group, feel that it's ok to viciously and violently attack someone else of that group?


FTFY

We're not arguing. If you're looking for justification for violently attacking someone, I'm not here to provide that. If you want to know why a black kid grows up in Crown Heights to hate Jews? Look to Sharpton, et al. *Why* are they looking to the likes of Sharpton in the first place? Well, because they are perceived as civil rights leaders because they have done *some* good. Like the ounce of truth a con-man uses to get away with a huge lie.

Why the media and society as a whole lets them get away with it? That's a whole 'nother matter.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on April 24, 2018, 04:31:46 PM

We're not arguing. If you're looking for justification for violently attacking someone, I'm not here to provide that. If you want to know why a black kid grows up in Crown Heights to hate Jews? Look to Sharpton, et al. *Why* are they looking to the likes of Sharpton in the first place? Well, because they are perceived as civil rights leaders because they have done *some* good. Like the ounce of truth a con-man uses to get away with a huge lie.

Why the media and society as a whole lets them get away with it? That's a whole 'nother matter.


even worse is the knowledge that if ch'v this situation was reversed (suppose a caucasian/jew beat up an African American this severely and violently), then there would definitely be widespread riots, violence, and possibly several dead jews within 24 hours.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on April 24, 2018, 04:35:15 PM

even worse is the knowledge that if ch'v this situation was reversed (suppose a caucasian/jew beat up an African American this severely and violently), then there would definitely be widespread riots, violence, and possibly several dead jews within 24 hours.

Unfortunately very accurate.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on April 24, 2018, 04:55:17 PM
Unfortunately very accurate.

Actually, an exaggeration. Black kids were beaten up in Crown Heights and in Williamsburg in recent years and no riots ensued. The incidents are not comparable, and the reaction was significantly different, but exaggerations don't help anyone. But the core point is true: Jewish blood is cheap.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: zevi on May 07, 2018, 01:18:17 PM
What’s the update with Basil are they kosher now ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 07, 2018, 01:21:59 PM
are they kosher now ?
I'm getting a feeling of deja vu.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on May 07, 2018, 01:25:42 PM
I'm getting a feeling of deja vu.

Is Does Basil kosher have a Kashrus certificate (other than the owner's certification) again?
FTFY
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on May 07, 2018, 01:36:40 PM
FTFY
Is Basil kosher again?

Interesting; there does not seem to be a mention of Kosher on the Basil site: http://basilny.com/

However, on the upcoming "Meat" restaurant, owned by the Basil hospitality group, there is an OK symbol: http://www.meatny.com/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on May 15, 2018, 07:56:24 PM
PSA: The free entrance time at BBG changed from being free on Tuesday and Saturday morning to Friday mornings 8-12 only. Admission is $15/adult at other times.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: TimT on May 15, 2018, 08:10:39 PM
PSA: The free entrance time at BBG changed from being free on Tuesday and Saturday morning to Friday mornings 8-12 only. Admission is $15/adult at other times.
Insane
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MisterHock on May 27, 2018, 12:56:45 AM
http://bronx.news12.com/story/38279613/accused-car-thief-takes-owner-for-ride-on-hood-of-suv
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on May 27, 2018, 09:48:55 AM
I'm just catching up here...
What’s the update with Basil are they kosher now ?
When I was last there (about 4 months ago) they had an OU and I spoke to the Mashgiach who told me they keep to a very high standard.
PSA: The free entrance time at BBG changed from being free on Tuesday and Saturday morning to Friday mornings 8-12 only. Admission is $15/adult at other times.
What's BBG?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: zevi on May 27, 2018, 09:51:09 AM
I'm just catching up here...When I was last there (about 4 months ago) they had an OU and I spoke to the Mashgiach who told me they keep to a very high standard.What's BBG?
Brooklyn Bontanic Gardens
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2018, 01:09:02 PM
Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 07, 2018, 02:29:49 PM
Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?
All I can say is that I drove past Alenbi a few times and it seemed full.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2018, 04:02:04 PM
Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?
I haven't been to either. What I've heard:

Phomen: like eating tradition soup in a restaurant.
Allenbi: Very good reviews - interesting flavors, but small portions. Others scoff at the small portion complaint saying that Jews always complain about that.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2018, 04:56:34 PM
Phomen: like eating tradition soup in a restaurant.
Ouch!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on June 07, 2018, 05:19:34 PM
Allenbi: Very good reviews - interesting flavors, but small portions. Others scoff at the small portion complaint saying that Jews always complain about that.
Large portions is the first criteria to even be considered Kosher Style, let alone something that's really kosher.  ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on June 07, 2018, 07:36:07 PM
Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?
I really liked Phomen, although I have heard very mixed reviews from friends. I happen to love ramen and make it frequently, so am familiar with the Asian flavors. I think the reason people don't like is simply that the food, flavors and concept is very foreign to the kosher restaurant scene. The closest people have come to ramen is, as quoted, a tradition soup! Phomen is very different from your standard "Meat and two veg" restaurants. I highly recommend it, but go with an open mind.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2018, 07:37:40 PM
What dishes did you like?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on June 07, 2018, 07:44:11 PM
We went during the soft opening and had:

Starter:
Summer Rolls
Green Papaya Salad - (this was the least liked dish we had)
Rice cakes

Main:
2 bowls of the combo Pho
2 bowls of ramen (I don't recall which proteins)
3 Bahn Mi Sandwiches (2 original and 1 ginger)

Everything was seriously delicious.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lubaby on June 07, 2018, 10:34:29 PM
Pho-men: The food was tasty, but $35 (after tax and tip) for 1 serving of noodle-meat soup is a bit excessive..
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Zalc on June 10, 2018, 02:27:27 PM
Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?
Phomen: expensive, and the flavors are pretty authentic, so you won't have anything to compare it to outside of tradition soup.

If you go with an open mind, it'll be good.

The staff and chef are pretty good at educating you though.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 11, 2018, 01:03:38 PM
Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?

FWIW, YTK just posted an Instagram review on Phomen.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on June 13, 2018, 11:34:07 AM
Any Phomen or Allenbi reviews?

Just did a quick allenbi review on Brooklyn restaurants thread
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 13, 2018, 02:42:36 PM
Traditional ramen takes about 8 hours to make
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: IGBES on June 24, 2018, 12:30:04 AM
Heard a rumor over Shabbos, that Bingo Wholesale is opening up on St Marks Ave in CH.
 
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on June 24, 2018, 01:08:16 AM


Phomen: expensive, and the flavors are pretty authentic, so you won't have anything to compare it to outside of tradition soup.


The closest people have come to ramen is, as quoted, a tradition soup!

So basically it seems Tradition did an amazing job of capturing the flavors of fancy restaurant food and sticking it in a cup of instant soup.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 24, 2018, 04:36:07 AM
Heard a rumor over Shabbos, that Bingo Wholesale is opening up on St Marks Ave in CH.

That would be nice. Closer for Williamsburg too.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Hatikvah on June 25, 2018, 12:19:58 AM


So basically it seems Tradition did an amazing job of capturing the flavors of fancy restaurant food and sticking it in a cup of instant soup.

Went to Phomen last week. Definitely enjoyed the everything pho 🍲. But for $26 for the dish I would have preferred to go to izzys. For a unique experience I recommend anyone to go one time.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on July 03, 2018, 05:31:05 PM
http://www.col.org.il/files/5.835688E-02E-02_8517072.mp4

A thumbs up for Izzy's from a famous (non-kosher) Israeli chef/critique.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 05, 2018, 07:16:50 PM
Mama's Kitchen and PHO-MEN have both been added to the wiki. Close to 30 eateries + 10 bakeries/takeout in town.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on August 05, 2018, 07:32:52 PM
Mama's Kitchen and PHO-MEN have both been added to the wiki. Close to 30 eateries + 10 bakeries/takeout in town.
Long way from the days of Kingston Pizza, the Kretchme, and Esther's.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 05, 2018, 07:38:17 PM
Long way from the days of Kingston Pizza, the Kretchme, and Esther's.

Yeh. Though Crown Bagel and Mermelsteins have both been around for years too. Maybe others.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on August 05, 2018, 08:32:04 PM
I'm on a cell phone so difficult to edit the wiki but someone can edit the part about the Ohel bus. It usually waits there for around 60 minutes, not 30.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on August 06, 2018, 09:02:17 AM
I'm on a cell phone so difficult to edit the wiki but someone can edit the part about the Ohel bus. It usually waits there for around 60 minutes, not 30.

updated
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 06, 2018, 09:08:00 AM
Yeh. Though Crown Bagel and Mermelsteins have both been around for years too. Maybe others.
The bagel store has gone through a few iterations and names. While Mermelstein's is pure live nostalgia on demand.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on August 23, 2018, 01:12:26 PM
There is a good cafe just out of Crown Heights called Manhattanville, they are not the cheapest cafe out there, but the coffee and pastries are pretty good. They weren't always under hashgacha, but now only serve cholov yisroel milk and have supervision under Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman, Executive Rabbinic Director, National Kosher Supervision.

167 Rogers Ave (corner of St. Johns)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 23, 2018, 01:57:35 PM
There is a good cafe just out of Crown Heights called Manhattanville, they are not the cheapest cafe out there, but the coffee and pastries are pretty good. They weren't always under hashgacha, but now only serve cholov yisroel milk and have supervision under Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman, Executive Rabbinic Director, National Kosher Supervision.

167 Rogers Ave (corner of St. Johns)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
I walked passed it on my way to Williamsburg on Pesach.

I subsequently asked around about the Hashgacha (which didn't seem great in the first place based on self-evident wording on the certificate) and was advised to avoid. It's nice that they want to be kosher CY, but they should get a reliable supervision for that.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on August 23, 2018, 02:43:18 PM
I walked passed it on my way to Williamsburg on Pesach.

I subsequently asked around about the Hashgacha (which didn't seem great in the first place based on self-evident wording on the certificate) and was advised to avoid. It's nice that they want to be kosher CY, but they should get a reliable supervision for that.

While I cannot comment on, or endorse the hashgacha, I will say that if it does not meet your level of kashrus, you should not go to this establishment. If you are unsure, ask your LOR.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 23, 2018, 08:54:58 PM
There is a good cafe just out of Crown Heights called Manhattanville, they are not the cheapest cafe out there, but the coffee and pastries are pretty good. They weren't always under hashgacha, but now only serve cholov yisroel milk and have supervision under Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman, Executive Rabbinic Director, National Kosher Supervision.

167 Rogers Ave (corner of St. Johns)
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Thanks for the add!

We now have 10 establishments in the "Groceries and Takeout" section of the wiki, and a further 30 in the "Restaurants & Cafes" section of the wiki.

Wiki has been updated, and Instagram links have been added for all places that have a page.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on August 26, 2018, 08:19:49 PM
Any mens mikva now open in crown heights or in general if there is a means mikva open during day

Thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on August 26, 2018, 08:21:46 PM
Heard a rumor over Shabbos, that Bingo Wholesale is opening up on St Marks Ave in CH.
Where ? Is it any legit ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 26, 2018, 08:35:08 PM
Any mens mikva now open in crown heights or in general if there is a means mikva open during day

Thanks
Mikvah Reuven is available for members any time. 749 might be open until shkia.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on August 26, 2018, 08:43:27 PM
Mikvah Reuven is available for members any time. 749 might be open until shkia.
Where is that?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Moe21 on August 26, 2018, 08:43:56 PM
Mikvah Reuven is available for members any time. 749 might be open until shkia.
749 is always open though you might need to go in from the inside stairs
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on August 26, 2018, 09:22:37 PM
749 is always open though you might need to go in from the inside stairs
Where is 749?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on August 26, 2018, 09:56:24 PM
New Borsalino location at 267 Kingston Ave: https://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=52021&alias=borsalino-opens-in-crown-heights
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 27, 2018, 12:25:13 AM
Where is 749?

Here at DDF we are nice and kind to n00bs.

749 is the dormitory building more or less across the street from 770.

Maybe Wiki should be updated with buildings that are globally known just by their number, without any need to mention what street they are on.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 27, 2018, 12:28:51 AM
Maybe Wiki should be updated with buildings that are globally known just by their number, without any need to mention what street they are on.

Sure, you can add it to the wiki.

Though we are more about food around here.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on August 27, 2018, 12:32:30 AM
Where is izzys opening his new location in crown heights?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 27, 2018, 12:34:07 AM
Sure, you can add it to the wiki.

Though we are more about food around here.
Done
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on August 27, 2018, 12:34:22 AM
Here at DDF we are nice and kind to n00bs.

749 is the dormitory building more or less across the street from 770.

Maybe Wiki should be updated with buildings that are globally known just by their number, without any need to mention what street they are on.

If we were nice and kind to n00bs would we really send them to 749?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 27, 2018, 12:37:12 AM
If we were nice and kind to n00bs would we really send them to 749?

LOL.

When a person desperately needs a men's mikvah, and doesn't have a key to Mikvah Reuven, which would allow access at any time (including right now), so yes, 749 is apparently the next best option (IINM they actually change the water every day).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on August 27, 2018, 12:38:30 AM
New Borsalino location at 267 Kingston Ave: https://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=52021&alias=borsalino-opens-in-crown-heights

it's next door to (or perhaps two doors down from) boef & bun on kingston just north of lincoln.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Freddie on August 27, 2018, 12:41:18 AM
LOL.

When a person desperately needs a men's mikvah, and doesn't have a key to Mikvah Reuven, which would allow access at any time (including right now), so yes, 749 is apparently the next best option (IINM they actually change the water every day).

I want to see the trip report from the poor innocent DDFer from BP or Flatbush who actually follows @ExGingi's advice and goes straight into 749 unprepared.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 27, 2018, 12:48:47 AM
I want to see the trip report from the poor innocent DDFer from BP or Flatbush who actually follows @ExGingi's advice and goes straight into 749 unprepared.

Lol ;)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on August 27, 2018, 07:53:43 AM
Sure, you can add it to the wiki.

Though we are more about food around here.

therefore would 1414 be a number that is more food related?

eta: i see now that it is on the new wiki
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 27, 2018, 08:24:52 AM
therefore would 1414 be a number that is more food related?

eta: i see now that it is on the new wiki
Though I didn't mention that the yeshiva dining room is there too.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on August 27, 2018, 11:56:50 AM
Where is izzys opening his new location in crown heights?
On Kingston and Lincoln (near Calabria and across from b&b) however it's not gonna be the same food nor is it opening in the near future
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Hjay on August 27, 2018, 11:59:25 AM
On Kingston and Lincoln (near Calabria and across from b&b) however it's not gonna be the same food nor is it opening in the near future

He’s closing his current place or gonna have 2 spots?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on August 27, 2018, 12:00:59 PM
He’s closing his current place or gonna have 2 spots?
He's keeping the first place. The second is gonna be fried chicken not meat.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on August 27, 2018, 01:30:34 PM
He's keeping the first place. The second is gonna be fried chicken not meat.

sounds good. Will it also have a new name?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 27, 2018, 01:31:29 PM
sounds good. Will it also have a new name?

Izzy's Oilhouse
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on August 27, 2018, 01:40:04 PM
sounds good. Will it also have a new name?
Izzy's fried Chicken
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on August 27, 2018, 03:37:42 PM
I'd just wish for 1 location that's actually big enough. Next time Basil goes through issues, he should grab that location!
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on August 27, 2018, 03:40:21 PM
I'd just wish for 1 location that's actually big enough. Next time Basil goes through issues, he should grab that location!

he would probably need double that space.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on August 27, 2018, 06:17:29 PM
Does anybody know anybody who does custom embroidery I am looking for someone to sow in Hebrew letters into existing tefilin/Tallis bags? Thanks
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 27, 2018, 06:23:53 PM
Does anybody know anybody who does custom embroidery I am looking for someone to sow in Hebrew letters into existing tefilin/Tallis bags? Thanks

Borenstein (don't know what his business is called) on Albany Avenue next to the shipping center. Not sure if he does retail or just wholesale.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Jorjito11 on August 27, 2018, 08:10:11 PM
Borenstein (don't know what his business is called) on Albany Avenue next to the shipping center. Not sure if he does retail or just wholesale.

Prestige Embroidery
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on August 27, 2018, 08:15:37 PM
They won't do it. They'll only do it on their own bags...
Prestige Embroidery
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: IGBES on August 27, 2018, 11:38:29 PM
Try them...
Judaica Creations
825 Montgomery Street
Between Albany and Troy Avenues
718-247-7211
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: palm tights on August 28, 2018, 04:44:43 AM
On Kingston and Lincoln (near Calabria and across from b&b) however it's not gonna be the same food nor is it opening in the near future
Well I heard he is opening a huge location somewhere on the outskirts of crown heights for izzys besides the chicken place you mentioned.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on August 28, 2018, 08:39:48 AM
Well I heard he is opening a huge location somewhere on the outskirts of crown heights for izzys besides the chicken place you mentioned.
Not in ch but possibly in another area but that is not even in the works right now
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: henche on August 30, 2018, 11:16:12 PM
I haven't been to either. What I've heard:

Phomen: like eating tradition soup in a restaurant.
Allenbi: Very good reviews - interesting flavors, but small portions. Others scoff at the small portion complaint saying that Jews always complain about that.

Went to phomen tonight

 I thought it was great.  I would be very pleased if tradition soup would taste that good
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on September 16, 2018, 01:29:10 AM
Any jewish dermatologists in crown heights? Or maybe ones that have practices outside of ch but can take patients in their homes as well. Please PM me.

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on September 16, 2018, 08:43:58 AM
Any jewish dermatologists in crown heights? Or maybe ones that have practices outside of ch but can take patients in their homes as well. Please PM me.
I believe Dr Rita Sachs, a PA in Dr Rosen's Kingston Avenue office, specializes in dermatology.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on September 16, 2018, 08:57:35 AM
Any jewish dermatologists in crown heights? Or maybe ones that have practices outside of ch but can take patients in their homes as well. Please PM me.
I have no idea where he practices, but Dr Newfield is a dermatologist who lives in CH.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yef on September 16, 2018, 11:37:23 AM
Where can you buy top of line if at chabad esrogim in crown heights?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yef on September 16, 2018, 11:37:56 AM
Kfar chabad
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2018, 11:42:27 AM
Kfar chabad
Why specifically from K"C?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yef on September 16, 2018, 01:35:51 PM
That’s what my rebbeim use
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yef on September 16, 2018, 01:45:00 PM
It’s both Yaniv and from eretz yisroel
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on September 17, 2018, 05:48:37 PM
Where can you buy top of line if at chabad esrogim in crown heights?

also Yanover/Calabria esrogim from Italy -- link: http://www.esrogim.info/

http://www.esrogim.info/Calabria.asp
Altein Esrogim - 325 Kingston Ave (rear), Brooklyn NY 11213 - Yanover Esrogim from Calabria, Italy
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on September 17, 2018, 06:07:10 PM
also Yanover/Calabria esrogim from Italy -- link: http://www.esrogim.info/

http://www.esrogim.info/Calabria.asp
Altein Esrogim - 325 Kingston Ave (rear), Brooklyn NY 11213 - Yanover Esrogim from Calabria, Italy

But you won't find any Kfar Chabad Esrogim there.

Which I believe is what he's looking for based on:

It’s both Yaniv and from eretz yisroel
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on September 17, 2018, 06:10:02 PM
But you won't find any Kfar Chabad Esrogim there.

Which I believe is what he's looking for based on:
I believe they have both
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on September 17, 2018, 06:29:33 PM
I believe they have both

That would be a new development.

Last year they told me they got Kfar Chabad for their OOT customers due to the Calabria shortages. I wasn't aware this extended into this year.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on September 17, 2018, 06:34:50 PM
That would be a new development.

Last year they told me they got Kfar Chabad for their OOT customers due to the Calabria shortages. I wasn't aware this extended into this year.
I may be wrong.
When I was there earlier in the week I saw a KC box sitting there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 23, 2018, 11:07:55 AM
Manhattanville coffee.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: farmbochur on September 26, 2018, 08:25:03 AM
Looking for some breakfast. Do any restaurants/bakeries near empire and kingston have a sukkah?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on September 26, 2018, 08:40:53 AM
Looking for some breakfast. Do any restaurants/bakeries near empire and kingston have a sukkah?

Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse on East New York between Kingston and Brooklyn has a sukkah.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: farmbochur on September 26, 2018, 10:41:43 AM
Brooklyn Artisan Bakehouse on East New York between Kingston and Brooklyn has a sukkah.
Looks like it's been blown over by wind :(
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: farmbochur on September 26, 2018, 03:55:55 PM
Does the bus to the ohel operate this late in the day?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 30, 2018, 02:55:33 PM
Does the bus to the ohel operate this late in the day?

Goes once a day at 10:30am.

Exception to this are special days like Yud Shvat, Gimel Tammuz etc, days like these have buses all day long.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 23, 2018, 03:24:13 PM
Sushi Spot, NoriBar, Mendy’s and Kingston Bake Shop all do sushi platters. Which has the best one?

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on October 23, 2018, 03:49:42 PM
Sushi Spot, NoriBar, Mendy’s and Kingston Bake Shop all do sushi platters. Which has the best one?
I'm pretty sure Mendy's doesn't do sushi there anymore. (they still sell sushi, IINM they get it from Sushi Spot.)
Kingston bake shop, the few times I've had their sushi (not in quite a while) I was underwhelmed to say the least.
Sushi spot has good sushi but i don't think I've ever seen a platter from them that wasn't kinda blah and unimpressive.
Noribar delux platter is an excellent option if you don't want just plain simple rolls.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on October 23, 2018, 03:59:36 PM
Sushi Spot, NoriBar, Mendy’s and Kingston Bake Shop all do sushi platters. Which has the best one?

The Marketplace also make sushi platters.

I've had platters from Nori Bar and the Marketplace. Both are pretty good, but I prefer Nori Bar. I'm not a huge fan of Sushi Spot's sushi, and have not had from Kingston Bakeshop, so don't know.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 23, 2018, 09:51:40 PM
Thank you for the suggestions. Have only gotten from Sushi Spot in the past, will give NoriBar a try.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 23, 2018, 09:52:44 PM
Jus by Julie - currently with locations in the 5 Towns and Flatbush - will be opening there next location in CH soon.

1090 St Johns Pl at the corner of Kingston Ave.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on October 25, 2018, 12:33:44 PM
Nice CH music video by 8th Day: http://bit.ly/8thDayCHShtetlVideo
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 25, 2018, 12:34:17 PM
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 03, 2018, 09:36:57 PM
Jus by Julie - currently with locations in the 5 Towns and Flatbush - will be opening there next location in CH soon.

1090 St Johns Pl at the corner of Kingston Ave.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 03, 2018, 09:45:04 PM
Any places have really good quality cy ice cream (not frozen yogurt)?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ual902 on November 03, 2018, 10:03:32 PM
Any places have really good quality cy ice cream (not frozen yogurt)?

Ice cream house, a bit outside ch
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on November 04, 2018, 12:14:48 AM

Not looking to open a can of worms... But why if they're in ch are they under the hashgocho of the OU...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 06, 2018, 02:50:46 PM
PSA for those voting in Crown Heights:
If there's any vote that actually matters here, it would be voting Jesse Hamilton for state senate. From what I understand he's been very good for the community over the years but now lost the primary to a (Soros funded?) hard core leftist anti-Israel etc. and now he's running as independent.
I don't know if he has any real shot at winning but if he does this is one vote that really matters.

If you're planning on voting make sure to get him under independent. (IIRC there's no R in that race)
If you weren't gonna vote maybe this'll be a motivation to go out and do it. It's not very often that you have a vote around here that actually matters (for something other than upping the number of votes cast by the community)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 06, 2018, 02:58:14 PM
PSA for those voting in Crown Heights:
If there's any vote that actually matters here, it would be voting Jesse Hamilton for state senate. From what I understand he's been very good for the community over the years but now lost the primary to a (Soros funded?) hard core leftist anti-Israel etc. and now he's running as independent.
I don't know if he has any real shot at winning but if he does this is one vote that really matters.

If you're planning on voting make sure to get him under independent. (IIRC there's no R in that race)
If you weren't gonna vote maybe this'll be a motivation to go out and do it. It's not very often that you have a vote around here that actually matters (for something other than upping the number of votes cast by the community)

I will bl"n vote for Hamilton, a friend of the community, but unfortunately (despite the fact that @ChaimMoskowitz can't seem to comprehend this) I don't think or vote will matter. It's virtually impossible to get in if not on the D ticket.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 06, 2018, 03:34:47 PM
I will bl"n vote for Hamilton, a friend of the community, but unfortunately (despite the fact that @ChaimMoskowitz can't seem to comprehend this) I don't think or vote will matter. It's virtually impossible to get in if not on the D ticket.

Right. I voted for him this morning, but unfortunately we lost him when we didn't vote him in in the primaries. This is one area CH really needs to step up its game. We should ALL be registered, and registered as Democrats. It's the only we stand a chance of voting in our own interests.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 06, 2018, 03:38:18 PM
It's virtually impossible to get in if not on the D ticket.
Agreed. The only reason I think he might possibly have a chance is because he's the incumbent.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 06, 2018, 03:39:40 PM
Right. I voted for him this morning, but unfortunately we lost him when we didn't vote him in in the primaries. This is one area CH really needs to step up its game. We should ALL be registered, and registered as Democrats. It's the only we stand a chance of voting in our own interests.
Or as they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often.

There are plenty of bochurim that learn in Crown Heights, that should be registered to vote. Even with them, I don't know if we stand a chance, but in all honesty, if we ever stand a chance to make a difference, it's only when general turnout is extremely low, or in very localized races.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 06, 2018, 03:40:58 PM
Agreed. The only reason I think he might possibly have a chance is because he's the incumbent.

I don't want to sound racist, or anything of the sort, but what percentage of voters in general, and those that vote the D line specifically, actually know who the incumbent is or care much about anything other than the party line?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 06, 2018, 03:42:57 PM
Or as they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often.

There are plenty of bochurim that learn in Crown Heights, that should be registered to vote. Even with them, I don't know if we stand a chance, but in all honesty, if we ever stand a chance to make a difference, it's only when general turnout is extremely low, or in very localized races.

I don't recall the numbers off hand, but he would absolutely have won if we all went out to vote for him in the primaries. I am guilty too - I was registered as an independent and couldn't get it changed in time by the time I realized.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 06, 2018, 03:46:45 PM
I am guilty too - I was registered as an independent and couldn't get it changed in time by the time I realized.

מודה ועוזב ירוחם.

It is beyond me why anyone in our community would register as anything other than a Democrat (except for the occasional person who actually tries to get elected on a different ticket).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on November 06, 2018, 07:07:59 PM
It is beyond me why anyone in our community would register as anything other than a Democrat.
Because it's somewhat counter-intuitive. You would think that you register as the party you most closely align with. You have to actually know that the only elections where your vote matters are the (usually) local D primaries and because it's a closed primary you need to be registered D for it.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on November 06, 2018, 08:17:20 PM
Because it's somewhat counter-intuitive. You would think that you register as the party you most closely align with. You have to actually know that the only elections where your vote matters are the (usually) local D primaries and because it's a closed primary you need to be registered D for it.
I am proud to be a registered D that (almost) never votes D.

I also actually found it interesting to get the following text message on my phone:

Quote
Hi, ExGingi! I'm Myrna, a MoveOn volunteer. With just 2 weeks until Election Day, we're campaigning to build the Blue Wave in New York! By uniting together we can end Republican control of Congress-will you pledge to vote blue on Nov 6? Reply YES & we'll share periodic texts from MoveOn's 668366 number & send you a free BLUE WAVE sticker! (Msg&DataRatesMayApply)

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 16, 2018, 01:11:33 AM
https://yeahthatskosher.com/2018/11/new-restaurant-bar-opening-in-central-brooklyn-in-spring-2019-abes-corner/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on December 13, 2018, 01:17:59 AM
Is there any store in ch that sells leather sets of sefarim (sidur machzor tehilim chitas) or you have to buy them separately?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 13, 2018, 08:45:06 AM
Is there any store in ch that sells leather sets of sefarim (sidur machzor tehilim chitas) or you have to buy them separately?
Kehos and Judaica world have a set of leather books (like a gift for a Kallah). I imagine other Judaica stores do as well.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on December 13, 2018, 08:46:46 AM
A little of topic, but does anyone have good Hei Teves recommendation, as in good new titles, or amazing deals.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 13, 2018, 08:52:52 AM
A little of topic, but does anyone have good Hei Teves recommendation, as in good new titles, or amazing deals.
It looks like most of the Mitteler Rebbe's Seforim are in print. If that's your type of thing, grab it while it's there.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on December 13, 2018, 10:15:36 AM
Rebbe rashabs maimorim are all in print
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 13, 2018, 11:26:25 AM
Rebbe rashabs maimorim are all in print
In all different fonts, colors, shapes and sizes?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on December 13, 2018, 11:27:22 AM
In all different fonts, colors, shapes and sizes?
Same cover on all the seforim and with all the ones that are reprinted.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 13, 2018, 11:31:37 AM


In all different fonts, shapes and sizes?



Same cover on all the seforim and with all the ones that are reprinted.

FTFM
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on December 13, 2018, 11:54:14 AM
FYI
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17387.msg2029266.msg#2029266
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 13, 2018, 12:01:15 PM
FYI
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17387.msg2029266.msg#2029266
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on December 26, 2018, 11:55:00 PM
Where is the cheapest restaurant to order a sushi platter in crown heights?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: CS1 on December 27, 2018, 12:00:07 AM
Where is the cheapest restaurant to order a sushi platter in crown heights?

Possibly Sushi Spot 2, Or Noribar. Both on Kingston, and both taste great.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: skyguy918 on December 27, 2018, 12:26:10 AM
Top pick for dairy lunch near Botanic Garden? Dish recommendations?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: nobiggy on December 27, 2018, 06:25:23 PM
Possibly Sushi Spot 2, Or Noribar. Both on Kingston, and both taste great.
Pick Noribar
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chbochur on January 09, 2019, 05:33:04 PM
Izzy's new shop
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Saver on January 20, 2019, 08:38:07 PM
Just wondering where people suggest to order Shabbos takeout food in CH that tastes good and is well priced?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on January 20, 2019, 08:52:55 PM
Just wondering where people suggest to order Shabbos takeout food in CH that tastes good and is well priced?
I've heard that Koshertown is good but I don't have any personal experience.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 21, 2019, 06:30:28 PM
http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/630774/picture-of-the-day-46/

Now we should definitely have a DO there! (shortest possible commute for me to any food establishment in Crown Heights, and it brings back good memories ;D)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on January 21, 2019, 07:33:27 PM
http://crownheights.info/crown-heights-news/630774/picture-of-the-day-46/

Now we should definitely have a DO there! (shortest possible commute for me to any food establishment in Crown Heights, and it brings back good memories ;D)
We should make a poll if ch people have ever stepped inside. I've been in ch for 5+years and never set a foot inside.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 21, 2019, 07:37:15 PM
We should make a poll if ch people have ever stepped inside. I've been in charge for 5+years and never set a foot inside.
What are you in charge of?

I've been inside twice.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on January 21, 2019, 07:38:44 PM
What are you in charge of?

I've been inside twice.
Edited. It was autocorrect
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 21, 2019, 09:05:15 PM

We should make a poll if ch people have ever stepped inside. I've been in ch for 5+years and never set a foot inside.
מוז מען זאגן אז ס׳עסט זיך ניט...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on January 22, 2019, 10:08:27 AM
shortest possible commute for me to any food establishment in Crown Heights
Coming from your house I think Arele's is probably a few steps shorter.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 22, 2019, 01:02:26 PM
Coming from your house I think Arele's is probably a few steps shorter.
You are wrong. Besides, the commute from my office is even shorter.  ;D
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 22, 2019, 01:31:12 PM
You are wrong. Besides, the commute from my office is even shorter.  ;D
In Crown Heights distance is measured from 770.

And the way it is in Crown Heights is the way it is in the entire world.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on January 22, 2019, 02:34:02 PM
You are wrong.
-1 (for sure from your front door, if you walked through the alley I'm not sure)

Besides, the commute from my office is even shorter.  ;D
well that goes without saying :)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 22, 2019, 02:40:24 PM
-1 (for sure front your front door, if you walked through the alley I'm not sure)
well that goes without saying :)
Are you accounting for red lights/traffic?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 22, 2019, 02:58:00 PM
-1 (for sure from your front door, if you walked through the alley I'm not sure)
well that goes without saying :)
Well, I'm not sure you are right about the front door thing (unless we use diagonal lines). But Wholesome bagels doesn't start to bring back the nostalgia and good memories that I have from Mermelstein's.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on January 22, 2019, 03:19:08 PM
Well, I'm not sure you are right about the front door thing (unless we use diagonal lines).
Nope, even without diagonals.

(https://i.gyazo.com/ad4aec459ec76e6ab9053e9fae6ff938.png) (https://i.gyazo.com/5a6747f3ef4b9d8bdf271fdc506fe3d3.png)


But Wholesome bagels doesn't start to bring back the nostalgia and good memories that I have from Mermelstein's.
fair enough.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 22, 2019, 03:53:32 PM
Is it Holesome or Wholesome?

One might argue that there is little that is more Crown Heights than a potato bagel
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: MeirS on January 22, 2019, 04:14:40 PM
Is it Holesome or Wholesome?

One might argue that there is little that is more Crown Heights than a potato bagel
I've heard Israeli bochurim call it הומלעס בייגעלס
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 23, 2019, 12:43:00 PM
Nope, even without diagonals.

(https://i.gyazo.com/ad4aec459ec76e6ab9053e9fae6ff938.png) (https://i.gyazo.com/5a6747f3ef4b9d8bdf271fdc506fe3d3.png)

fair enough.
You are measuring in feet rather than actual walking time (in seconds) which includes crossing a street. In any event, as you mentioned, if I go via the alley it's a hands down for Mermelstein's.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on January 23, 2019, 01:09:30 PM
You are measuring in feet rather than actual walking time (in seconds) which includes crossing a street.
That did cross my mind, but I figured unless you only cross at the corner with a green light that shouldn't really change much.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 23, 2019, 02:25:36 PM
This argument is almost as riveting as Next Wednesday.

I went to post it in the popcorn thread thread but fell asleep on the way.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Essen est zich on January 30, 2019, 09:30:57 AM
https://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=54251&alias=2-jewish-men-viciously-assaulted

The man in the video was taken to the hospital

The second victim is a friend of mine got punched in the face.

Good response by shomrim and police. Yet we cannot ignore any of these incidents. This is almost happening weekly...
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 30, 2019, 01:32:47 PM
https://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=54251&alias=2-jewish-men-viciously-assaulted (https://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=54251&alias=2-jewish-men-viciously-assaulted)

The man in the video was taken to the hospital

The second victim is a friend of mine got punched in the face.

Good response by shomrim and police. Yet we cannot ignore any of these incidents. This is almost happening weekly...
scary
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2019, 12:02:51 PM
Izzy's Taqueria reviews?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2019, 05:18:42 PM
Izzy's Taqueria reviews?
Nobody?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on May 13, 2019, 05:19:55 PM
Izzy's Taqueria reviews?
Got their Churros they were ok. Nothing else on the menu really stood out to me ( I dont like beans)
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2019, 05:22:09 PM
Got their Churros they were ok. Nothing else on the menu really stood out to me ( I dont like beans)
Ouch. Not worth a stop?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on May 13, 2019, 05:24:11 PM
Ouch. Not worth a stop?
I live far and I got uber eats.. If you are not sick of the regular Izzys I would just do that otherwise if you like beans you might find some items that you like
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2019, 05:45:19 PM
Meh. Can't just a place on a to go order.
Anyone actually eaten there?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 13, 2019, 05:51:25 PM
Meh. Can't just a place on a to go order.
Anyone actually eaten there?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=32383.msg2079550#msg2079550,
was there since, had pretty much all the tacos, the fried fish was phenomenal, tongue was very good, the smoked stuff is the same that he serves next door
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: yuds70 on May 13, 2019, 07:51:41 PM
Izzy's Taqueria reviews?
Didn't have anything more than their beef empanadas, first time having empanadas, it is an excellent munch, especially for those people that are Gluten-Free.

They let you bring food between restaurants, which is really good for those that couldn't go to Izzy's without getting their classic smoked brisket.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: 123abc on May 14, 2019, 09:16:35 PM
Anyone ever heard of chmarketexpress.com ?
Anyone have experience with them?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Mm4goog on May 14, 2019, 09:30:27 PM
Anyone ever heard of chmarketexpress.com ?
Anyone have experience with them?

I have had good experience during the beta period. Was cheaper for me and happy with the service.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mgarfin on August 19, 2019, 11:28:46 PM
What hechsher is mozzarella chmozzarella.com?

Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 19, 2019, 11:35:45 PM
What hechsher is mozzarella chmozzarella.com?

I have to assume that it is now under the Beis Din of Crown Heights which has BH united.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: whYME on August 20, 2019, 12:12:23 AM
I have to assume that it is now under the Beis Din of Crown Heights which has BH united.
Have the hechsherim actually united yet?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 20, 2019, 12:32:17 AM
Have the hechsherim actually united yet?

When Tishrei comes and guidance is issued to the guests, I guess you will get the clear picture.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on August 20, 2019, 10:25:13 AM
Izzy's Taqueria reviews?

Pho-Men, Artisinal Bakehouse and Mozzarella are all a better bang for your buck IMHO. As a foodie you have to try Alenby if you haven't yet.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 20, 2019, 05:59:46 PM
Pho-Men, Artisinal Bakehouse and Mozzarella are all a better bang for your buck IMHO. As a foodie you have to try Alenby if you haven't yet.


Alenbi was fun. I would do chef tasting next time. They need 2 days advanced notice though
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: zevi on August 21, 2019, 08:36:56 PM
‘Meat’ soft opening is tomorrow
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 26, 2020, 09:56:03 AM
Phomen closing.

http://crownheights.info/chabad-news/695569/kosher-noodle-house-in-crown-heights-to-close-its-doors/
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Pad18 on January 26, 2020, 10:13:36 AM
Phomen closing.

http://crownheights.info/chabad-news/695569/kosher-noodle-house-in-crown-heights-to-close-its-doors/

Unfortunately can't say that I am surprised..
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2020, 11:21:34 AM
Best items from Izzy's fried chicken?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: mochjas on February 17, 2020, 12:51:24 PM
Best items from Izzy's fried chicken?
you're not saving room for KFWE?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 17, 2020, 01:26:11 PM
Best items from Izzy's fried chicken?
Not the prices...

his spicy stuff is pretty good
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 18, 2020, 06:38:43 PM
Good dairy place without waiters?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 18, 2020, 07:12:27 PM
Good dairy place without waiters?

I don’t think there are many options... Mozzarella quality has gone down since the last ownership change (or two?). Calabria is RIP. Maybe Koshertown cafe, though their menu is limited.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 18, 2020, 10:09:36 PM
Who has the best pizza in Crown Heights?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Therebbesbocher on February 19, 2020, 12:04:05 AM
Good dairy place without waiters?
Artisan bakehouse is pretty good
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 19, 2020, 12:30:03 AM
Artisan bakehouse is pretty good
$20 for 12" pie seems pricey
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 19, 2020, 12:31:14 AM
Anyone tried this place "TWIBAR FALAFEL" ?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 19, 2020, 09:24:09 AM
Artisan bakehouse is pretty good

Good point, though ime their food is inconsistent (though it was never “bad” IME, just not consistent).
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on February 19, 2020, 09:24:29 AM
Anyone tried this place "TWIBAR FALAFEL" ?

Who? Where is this place?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chief_mag on February 19, 2020, 10:40:15 AM
Who has the best pizza in Crown Heights?
Kingston pizza. Get "well done".
Good classic pizza.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: chief_mag on February 19, 2020, 10:44:12 AM
Anyone tried this place "TWIBAR FALAFEL" ?
Never been there. But of the places I've been, Kingston Kosher felafel is by far the best.
No clue how they get enough business to stay afloat, though.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 19, 2020, 11:17:34 AM
Who? Where is this place?

You need to get out more.  :D It's on Empire & Bedford IINM.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 19, 2020, 11:23:53 AM
Who has the best pizza in Crown Heights?

Kingston. Try the white pie.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2020, 11:47:47 AM
Kingston.
The one with or without the spicy fries?
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 19, 2020, 11:49:36 AM
The one with or without the spicy fries?
They should put up a teudah with a picture of fries instead of a hechsher
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: ExGingi on February 22, 2020, 08:01:12 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/lifestyle/2020-02-20-burger-king-french-fry-sandwich-chip-butty-australia-new-zealand-23931935.html

Burger King trying a cheap imitation of the world famous potato bagel.
Title: Re: Crown Heights master thread
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2020, 03:12:42 PM
You need to get out more.  :D It's on Empire & Bedford IINM.

Empire and Bedford is Crown Heights now? This place is vegan so if you want pareve falafel this might be your best best.

In other news, does anyone know if CH Matzah bakery is functioning? I’m asking about both manufacturing and sales. Thanks!