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Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 22, 2012, 11:51:57 PM
I need a nice steakhouse in Lakewood any suggestions?
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on May 23, 2012, 12:14:47 AM
The reserve?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 23, 2012, 12:56:52 AM
The reserve or Rimon they both have good steak, though not on Manhattan standards of course. If you want sushi too I would go with the reserve.
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on May 23, 2012, 01:59:20 AM
Reserve much better then Rimon it's not  even close
( don't expect manhattan style though )
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 23, 2012, 03:07:47 AM
Looking for safari style visit, in a 4x4.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 09:16:40 AM
I need a nice steakhouse in Lakewood any suggestions?
Do you care about the food or does it just have to be nice?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 23, 2012, 09:20:04 AM
The reserve is way nicer than Rimon.

Prices there are sky high though, (IIRC) on par w PG .

The downside is they seat 2 couples attached, with only some flowers in between. Literally.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on May 23, 2012, 09:46:05 AM
if its for a date, I dont think a lakwood girl wud appreiciate it. But the food is good.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 23, 2012, 01:23:56 PM
The reserve is way nicer than Rimon.

Prices there are sky high though, (IIRC) on par w PG .

The downside is they seat 2 couples attached, with only some flowers in between. Literally.
I would not go so far as to say that it is as costly as prime grill but it is expensive which is why I mentioned Rimon as a cheaper though not as good alternative.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on May 23, 2012, 02:19:55 PM
reserve is way overpriced! nyc prices with bad service and mediocre food, dunno how they are still around
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 02:26:08 PM
reserve is way overpriced! nyc prices with bad service and mediocre food, dunno how they are still around
+1000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 02:36:14 PM
Could someone please make a list of all the kosher restaurants in Lakewood similar to the crown heights master thread?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 23, 2012, 03:01:27 PM
Could someone please make a list of all the kosher restaurants in Lakewood similar to the crown heights master thread?

Specifically restaurants, or any type of eatery? (E.g. takeout, etc. )
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 03:15:11 PM
Specifically restaurants, or any type of eatery? (E.g. takeout, etc. )
Any and all I suppose. kinda like this http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14202.0
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on May 23, 2012, 03:32:41 PM
Here are a couple off the top of my head.
Meat;
3.5* The Reserve (Shloimys shopping center- W Kennedy) Steakhouse $$$
3* Glatt Bite (W Kennedy) Fast Food - Chinese/American/Deli $
3.5* D-lux (formerly Steakout- Shoprite Plaza)  Fast Food - Chinese/American/Deli and Sushi $
Yussie's 2nd St Takeout/Deli/Sushi $
3.5* Yussie's Westgate Chinese/American/Deli/Sushi $$
3.5*Rimon Steakhouse (Chestnut & RT 9) $$$
4*Pita Hut (across Kimball) Israeli/Grill $
3*Prime Wok (Clifton &5th) Chinese $
3.5*Glatt Gourmet (RT 9 South Near Elmwood) Deli/Takeout $
4*Pita'le (Clifton and 1st) Israeli/Grill $

Note- $-$$-$$$ and categories were posted based on my recollection please CMIIW

ETA- my personal ratings 1-5 stars relative to the category (will try to add notes later)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2012, 03:34:27 PM
That we can get from shamash, how about ratings/notes?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on May 23, 2012, 04:14:59 PM
That we can get from shamash, how about ratings/notes?
I added ratings. maybe some other Lakewooders can chime in with comments and notes.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 23, 2012, 05:06:17 PM
to rate d-lux higher than glatt bite is downright criminal
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 05:06:44 PM
to rate d-lux higher than glatt bite is downright criminal
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 23, 2012, 05:24:31 PM
to rate d-lux higher than glatt bite is downright criminal
+1,000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 23, 2012, 06:57:15 PM
to rate d-lux higher than glatt bite is downright criminal
You've been recently? Isn't it that brand new one?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 07:00:52 PM
You've been recently? Isn't it that brand new one?
I've been there, ok food, glatt bite is def. better just that D-Lux has way more seating.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 23, 2012, 07:05:47 PM
I've been there, ok food, glatt bite is def. better just that D-Lux has way more seating.
I easily sacrifice food quality for spacious seating, cleanliness, and efficiency .
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 07:08:52 PM
I easily sacrifice food quality for spacious seating, cleanliness, and efficiency .
Agree with you I don't feel comfortable at glatt bite. D-Lux also has a sushi bar, and suppose to have shawarma soon.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 23, 2012, 07:17:01 PM
Food aside, D-lux is much nicer and you can eat in peace/privacy.

In glatt bite, when someone walks in the store, in order to get to the counter they need to walk through all the people that are sitting/eating there. - A bit uncomfortable for both sides.

Once glatt bites' extension is finished it be major competition.  They are adding additional seating (which will be more "private") and a possibly sushi bar.

For those that don't live in lkwd - gb and dlux are 3 blocks away from each other, that's why its "major competition".
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 07:20:44 PM
Food aside, D-lux is much nicer and you can eat in peace/privacy.

In glatt bite, when someone walks in the store, in order to get to the counter they need to walk through all the people that are sitting/eating there. - A bit uncomfortable for both sides.

Once glatt bites' extension is finished it be major competition.  They are adding additional seating (which will be more "private") and a possibly sushi bar.

For those that don't live in lkwd - gb and dlux are 3 blocks away from each other, that's why its "major competition".
I didn't know glatt bite is extending. How do they have space?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 23, 2012, 07:23:31 PM
 
You've been recently? Isn't it that brand new one?
yes
I easily sacrifice food quality for spacious seating, cleanliness, and efficiency .
-1

imo, glatt bite is the best restaurant in their genre in the new york area. thats right, i think its better than kd
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 23, 2012, 07:23:50 PM
I didn't know glatt bite is extending. How do they have space?
they took over the store next door
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on May 23, 2012, 08:14:10 PM
imo, glatt bite is the best restaurant in their genre in the new york area. thats right, i think its better than kd
I cant even imagine how you would justify that. And I am not talking about KD, KD is horrible.
Obviously no point in arguing though...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 23, 2012, 08:39:09 PM
We should add Deal to the extended Lakewood restaurant list.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 10:02:10 PM
We should add Deal to the extended Lakewood restaurant list.
-1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 23, 2012, 10:17:28 PM
-1
What would you lose it would give someone in the area more options.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 10:54:50 PM
What would you lose it would give someone in the area more options.
Nothing, just I think it deserves its own thread.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 11:03:41 PM
J-Cafe from deal opened recently where Rimon Cafe used to be, anyone been there yet?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 23, 2012, 11:05:50 PM
J-Cafe from deal opened recently where Rimon Cafe used to be, anyone been there yet?
yes it is pretty good. Nice service for a place on that level. Kind of like Cafe K of ny, a nice addition to Lakewood and prices are decent.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 11:07:09 PM
yes it is pretty good. Nice service for a place on that level. Kind of like Cafe K of ny, a nice addition to Lakewood and prices are decent.
Better than rimon cafe?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 23, 2012, 11:13:18 PM
Better than rimon cafe?
hard to say. Not as upscale but the prices are just great. I got a roll of sushi and milkshake plus a pizza pretzel for myself aside from what my wife got all inclusive for under 25 bucks. And it is nice in a way reminds me more of Circa as far as decor.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 23, 2012, 11:14:53 PM
Ottimo Cafe- Anyone been there?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on May 23, 2012, 11:52:54 PM
hard to say. Not as upscale but the prices are just great. I got a roll of sushi and milkshake plus a pizza pretzel for myself aside from what my wife got all inclusive for under 25 bucks. And it is nice in a way reminds me more of Circa as far as decor.
i actually found it to be average and quite expensive. 8$ for a tuna wrap?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on May 23, 2012, 11:54:01 PM
I think food to price ratio, you can't get better than Prime-wok, Best Buy IMHO.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 23, 2012, 11:57:12 PM
I think food to price ratio, you can't get better than Prime-wok, Best Buy IMHO.
where is that on 5th? Chinese?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on May 24, 2012, 12:02:28 AM
where is that on 5th? Chinese?
yes, yes. Very good, give it a try.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 24, 2012, 01:35:36 AM
How could we forget about falefal & chips?!!!

I know its a dirty dinky hole in the wall and there's no seating.

But the food there is unbelievable and they aren't stingy.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on May 24, 2012, 09:38:52 AM
to rate d-lux higher than glatt bite is downright criminal
if your having constipation problems go to glatt bite - guaranteed to clear ur stomach before u finish ur meal. Can't tell up how many times I got sick from glatt bite food, dlux Is so much cleaner, friendlier staff and better food IMO.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on May 24, 2012, 01:27:50 PM
if your having constipation problems go to glatt bite - guaranteed to clear ur stomach before u finish ur meal. Can't tell up how many times I got sick from glatt bite food, dlux Is so much cleaner, friendlier staff and better food IMO.
Harsh!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on May 24, 2012, 01:32:08 PM
Harsh!
truth hurts
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on May 24, 2012, 01:33:25 PM
I think food to price ratio, you can't get better than Prime-wok, Best Buy IMHO.
how about chicken to batter ratio?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 24, 2012, 11:40:06 PM
how about chicken to batter ratio?
+1
But try their lo mein, it's amazing! (even better than manalapin or chang mao)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on May 25, 2012, 12:51:13 AM
+1
But try their lo mein, it's amazing! (even better than manalapin or chang mao)
does manalapan belong on the extended lakewood list. Levies is nothing to write home about, but the chinese is good!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on May 25, 2012, 01:00:20 AM
does manalapan belong on the extended lakewood list. Levies is nothing to write home about, but the chinese is good!
Yup, I like the seseme chicken.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 25, 2012, 01:09:38 AM
hows flaums chulent on rt9
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Cashman on May 25, 2012, 01:10:09 AM
Ottimo Cafe- Anyone been there?
Been there a few times. Food was very decent prices were ok. Very nice place and clean. Waiters were helpful.  Nice place to go out with wife for dairy.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 25, 2012, 01:14:42 AM
Been there a few times. Food was very decent prices were ok. Very nice place and clean. Waiters were helpful.  Nice place to go out with wife for dairy.
How is the sushi?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Cashman on May 25, 2012, 08:12:44 AM
How is the sushi?
I am not a sushi fan. So I would have no idea if they even have a sushi menu
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 25, 2012, 08:23:39 AM
I am not a sushi fan. So I would have no idea if they even have a sushi menu
I think almost every restaurant in Lakeood has sushi. Its one of the 10 commandments.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on May 25, 2012, 09:09:26 AM
I think almost every restaurant in Lakeood has sushi. Its one of the 10 commandments.
+1 while its pretty much a has been in the rest of the world, lkwd recently discovered it
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 25, 2012, 11:40:22 AM
+1 while its pretty much a has been in the rest of the world, lkwd recently discovered it
Why can't someone just open a store that has only sushi, like the rest of the world?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 25, 2012, 04:12:00 PM
Why can't someone just open a store that has only sushi, like the rest of the world?
I always said that. If you want we can go partners! We could even give a dans deals discount.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2012, 06:58:03 PM
if your having constipation problems go to glatt bite - guaranteed to clear ur stomach before u finish ur meal. Can't tell up how many times I got sick from glatt bite food, dlux Is so much cleaner, friendlier staff and better food IMO.
interesting you mention that, as i found the opposite to be true (i just had the decency not to write it)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Cashman on May 29, 2012, 01:30:29 AM
interesting you mention that, as i found the opposite to be true (i just had the decency not to write it)
+1000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on May 29, 2012, 07:37:29 PM
Why can't someone just open a store that has only sushi, like the rest of the world?
Lakewood sushi express
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on May 29, 2012, 08:19:49 PM
Lakewood sushi express
I think that's a division of the reserve
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 29, 2012, 08:29:29 PM
I think that's a division of the reserve
Of course it is.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 29, 2012, 08:42:58 PM
Of course it is.

It used to be.  It is located in the same place but it is two separate businesses.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 29, 2012, 09:47:59 PM
still not a regular sushi place you cannot watch them make it and there is no where to eat should you be so inclined.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 30, 2012, 02:01:13 AM
It used to be.  It is located in the same place but it is two separate businesses.
right pocket, left pocket situation
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 30, 2012, 02:07:55 AM
right pocket, left pocket situation

Nope. It used to be one owner. He sold the sushi business to somebody else,  although he does have a small partnership in it.
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on May 30, 2012, 06:25:55 AM
Ottimo Cafe- Anyone been there?
I just went there last week vg good food and a very nice place
Very recommended
The service was a little sluggish but I was told it was the waiters first day on the job so  I will give a pass on that
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on June 10, 2012, 08:05:28 PM
Anyone else try out the new taco place down the 9 yet? Food is actually quite good (though be prepared to wait for it)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on June 10, 2012, 08:17:15 PM
Anyone else try out the new taco place down the 9 yet? Food is actually quite good (though be prepared to wait for it)

Didn't make it there yet.

 OT,  Who's hechsher is it under?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on June 10, 2012, 08:26:50 PM
Didn't make it there yet.

 OT,  Who's hechsher is it under?
http://www.thekoshertaco.com/menu
Quote
UNDER THE STRICT SUPERVISION OF THE SATMAR DAAYAN
Harav Mordecai Betzalel Klein

All our meats come from Meal Mart and our chickens come from KJ Poultry

All our sauces are made at our store location
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 10, 2012, 08:36:50 PM
I was there twice so far. I found the food very good and well priced but portions on the small side. I gotta wait til they put out a full menu to really check it out
Also their spicy or hot stuff is legitimately HOT
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on June 10, 2012, 10:07:57 PM
Was just there, food was ok, place won't last. Another fad
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 10, 2012, 10:11:59 PM
Was just there, food was ok, place won't last. Another fad
Why do you say that? is there large seating area?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 10, 2012, 10:49:39 PM
pretty large, something like 15 nice size booths (seats 4 comfortably) and a bar with about 10 bar stools
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on June 10, 2012, 11:07:48 PM
I ate in 656 bistro in deal what a bad exprince waited 45min food was horrible
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 10, 2012, 11:11:45 PM
in a higher end restaurant ya gotta expect to wait on the food as most people want a dinner that costed that much to be a longer experience (but 45 minutes does sound excessive)

What did you order? i have found some of their stuff to be amazing and some stuff not very good at all...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 11, 2012, 12:38:02 AM
I ate in 656 bistro in deal what a bad exprince waited 45min food was horrible
I usually eat in the city so I may be a bit spoiled but my experience with 656 has been the same. Long long wait and I like my steak rare rare with a cool inside.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 11, 2012, 09:50:17 AM
I ate in 656 bistro in deal what a bad exprince waited 45min food was horrible
You're better off eating next door at Stingers, you can get pretty much the same food for half the price.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on June 11, 2012, 03:05:21 PM
Why do you say that? is there large seating area?
it's a watered down carlos n gabbys, which I heard thru the grapevine is looking to come to lkwd
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 11, 2012, 09:10:57 PM
You're better off eating next door at Stingers, you can get pretty much the same food for half the price.
SOME of the food (only stuff like poppers wings burgers etc. and at best HALF of the hechsher!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 11, 2012, 09:13:04 PM
it's a watered down carlos n gabbys, which I heard thru the grapevine is looking to come to lkwd
Actually the owner told me that originally he was planning on opening a carlos and gabbe's but they wanted an exhorbitant fee, so he figured he'll do it on his own. We won't know what it is really like til they open the full menu. At the moment they basically only have tacos and appetizers
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on June 11, 2012, 09:21:39 PM
Actually the owner told me that originally he was planning on opening a carlos and gabbe's but they wanted an exhorbitant fee, so he figured he'll do it on his own. We won't know what it is really like til they open the full menu. At the moment they basically only have tacos and appetizers

if you like spicy try the jalapeno poppers
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on June 11, 2012, 09:26:54 PM
Just picked up food in kosher taco, the menu is basically limited to snacks right now no dishes. Someone commented about the wait time but that wasn't my experience I was in and out. The food we tried was good. Once they expand their menu I can see them being succesful as they are well located.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 11, 2012, 10:03:18 PM
SOME of the food (only stuff like poppers wings burgers etc. and at best HALF of the hechsher!
Explain?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on June 11, 2012, 11:08:11 PM
Does anyone know if the Bagels at DD in Todd Plaza are kosher parve?

What other items can be bought there that are kosher (not chalav stam) ?
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on June 12, 2012, 01:46:55 AM
Taco place interesting food very good ( agree its prob a fad ) very well priced but you don't get full
656 has got to be one of the worst higher end restaurants around ( haven't been there in 3 yrs could have changed )


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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 12, 2012, 09:12:49 AM
Explain?
Sure,
I don't know if this has changed but approximately 3 years  i spoke to the mashkiach tmidi at 656 about stingers, he told me that although the food is made in the same kitchen it is not under the hechsher and there is no way of enforcing that nothing gets messed with after it leaves their side.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 12, 2012, 09:47:50 AM
Sure,
I don't know if this has changed but approximately 3 years  i spoke to the mashkiach tmidi at 656 about stingers, he told me that although the food is made in the same kitchen it is not under the hechsher and there is no way of enforcing that nothing gets messed with after it leaves their side.
I will contact the JSOR, but I have seen recently that they take things from stingers into the other restaurant, so it could be it changed.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 12, 2012, 03:39:15 PM
Sure,
I don't know if this has changed but approximately 3 years  i spoke to the mashkiach tmidi at 656 about stingers, he told me that although the food is made in the same kitchen it is not under the hechsher and there is no way of enforcing that nothing gets messed with after it leaves their side.

Just contacted JSOR they told me both are good.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 12, 2012, 11:12:46 PM
 :) great to hear! thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on June 13, 2012, 12:59:27 AM
Just found this (http://www.jsor.org/JSOR_List_Autumn2011.pdf), I've never been to either of those but on the list it only has one? (then again, it is a bit outdated) I did notice that it says 656 at stingers?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 13, 2012, 08:50:29 AM
Just found this (http://www.jsor.org/JSOR_List_Autumn2011.pdf), I've never been to either of those but on the list it only has one? (then again, it is a bit outdated) I did notice that it says 656 at stingers?

That's why I
Just contacted JSOR they told me both are good.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 13, 2012, 12:48:01 PM
does anyone know if prime wok still exists?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: KK on August 13, 2012, 01:15:13 PM
Call them:
Prime Wok
234 Fifth Street
Lakewood NJ
Phone: 732-987-6343
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 13, 2012, 05:22:34 PM
closed. new restaurant  called entree i believe, open in its place
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 13, 2012, 05:26:31 PM
closed. new restaurant  called entree i believe, open in its place

Correct. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 13, 2012, 05:26:48 PM
New Mexican Restaurant RT 9 south.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 13, 2012, 05:29:52 PM
New Mexican Restaurant RT 9 south.
Kosher Taco? Was mentioned above
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 13, 2012, 05:32:42 PM
Kosher Taco? Was mentioned above
Sorry, was quick to answer.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: horeini on August 13, 2012, 09:11:16 PM
 what abt R and S the first restaurant in  lakewood   
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 13, 2012, 09:16:45 PM
what abt R and S the first restaurant in  lakewood
what about it?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 14, 2012, 01:19:57 AM
what abt R and S the first restaurant in  lakewood
Great liver!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on August 14, 2012, 08:23:37 AM
Great liver!
There are 3 good livers in town and r and s is not one of them
Yitz,menachem,and south side
And if you are making your own u gotta go to Epstein
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 14, 2012, 10:52:11 AM
There are 3 good livers in town and r and s is not one of them
Yitz,menachem,and south side
And if you are making your own u gotta go to Epstein
r & s is great, flaums too
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 14, 2012, 11:07:07 AM
There are 3 good livers in town and r and s is not one of them
Yitz,menachem,and south side
And if you are making your own u gotta go to Epstein
Many people think R and S is the best liver in town, obviously other ppl have different tastes.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bh on August 14, 2012, 04:52:21 PM
Didn't make it there yet.

 OT,  Who's hechsher is it under?

http://www.thekoshertaco.com/menu
Quote
UNDER THE STRICT SUPERVISION OF THE SATMAR DAAYAN
Harav Mordecai Betzalel Klein

All our meats come from Meal Mart and our chickens come from KJ Poultry

All our sauces are made at our store location

It looks like they changed to KCL
http://www.thekoshertaco.com/menu (http://www.thekoshertaco.com/menu)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 14, 2012, 08:49:44 PM
Reserve or rimon. Rimon is much better steak and less busy. If you go to rimon get the rimon steak and entree stuffed mushrooms. Great food!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 15, 2012, 06:36:03 AM
Reserve or rimon. Rimon is much better steak and less busy. If you go to rimon get the rimon steak and entree stuffed mushrooms. Great food!
Reserve is way nicer that rimon, but those attached tables are pathetic
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 15, 2012, 10:34:59 AM
reserve is over priced and horrible service. rimons ny steak is amazing
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 15, 2012, 10:36:51 AM
reserve is over priced and horrible service.
+100
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 15, 2012, 10:38:29 AM
reserve is over priced and horrible service. rimons ny steak is amazing
As the nicest place in town it has no competition.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 15, 2012, 10:40:53 AM
As the weirdest place in town it has no competition.
FTFY
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 15, 2012, 10:41:07 AM
who cares about nice? for the price you pay the food better be d*** good.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 15, 2012, 11:01:29 AM
who cares about nice?
me
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: T kay on August 15, 2012, 11:38:03 AM
Why can't someone just open a store that has only sushi, like the rest of the world?

Yussis Defiantly has the best sushi in town !
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: beej on August 15, 2012, 03:46:57 PM
OT but can anyone recommend a good tailor in town. for more than just the standard pants hem etc.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 15, 2012, 04:04:07 PM
me
what i meant is, what good is nice when the food is bad
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 15, 2012, 04:04:42 PM
OT but can anyone recommend a good tailor in town. for more than just the standard pants hem etc.
tony at clifton cleaners
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 15, 2012, 05:17:52 PM
OT but can anyone recommend a good tailor in town. for more than just the standard pants hem etc.
For a man or a woman?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: beej on August 15, 2012, 06:13:59 PM
For a man or a woman?
man
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 15, 2012, 07:15:35 PM
OT but can anyone recommend a good tailor in town. for more than just the standard pants hem etc.

Dominick.
 He lives in Jackson but he does pickup and drop off. He's expensive but he's very good.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 16, 2012, 12:37:59 AM
man
tony at clifton cleaners
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 16, 2012, 12:40:29 AM
tony at clifton cleaners

He may be a good taylor but he's a known ganev so just make sure he doesn't rip you off.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 16, 2012, 12:58:37 AM
He may be a good taylor but he's a known ganev so just make sure he doesn't rip you off.
How does a taylor steal?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 16, 2012, 01:23:08 AM
How does a taylor steal?

I cant tell you exactly, but thats the reason he was thrown out of his place and the hatbox. (I dont know the full story, but being thrown out of two stores isn't a very good sign)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on August 16, 2012, 01:31:18 AM
well abt tony I only had bad experiances with him
I use dominick now he's GREAT!
I used the guy by suit shop once he was very good, but this was 5 yrs ago idk if he's still there
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on August 16, 2012, 01:42:04 AM
Dominick.
 He lives in Jackson but he does pickup and drop off. He's expensive but he's very good.
Don't use him for women's clothes just for men
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 16, 2012, 01:52:38 AM
He may be a good taylor but he's a known ganev so just make sure he doesn't rip you off.
I actually only have good experiences with him. Pretty good prices and did great job mending my torn cuffs (my most recent job, of many)
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 16, 2012, 02:04:11 AM
I actually only have good experiences with him. Pretty good prices and did great job mending my torn cuffs (my most recent job, of many)

I'm happy to hear  :)

I have nothing personal against him. I just try to stay away from him since he caused problems in the past.

I use Dominick but I would use a local guy for simple jobs if I knew any.

That reminds me, awhile ago I used the tailor at white on white (on south clifton). I don't remember if he did a good job, but I do remember that it was same day service and very decent pricing.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 16, 2012, 02:12:45 AM
I cant tell you exactly, but thats the reason he was thrown out of his place and the hatbox. (I dont know the full story, but being thrown out of two stores isn't a very good sign)
just rumors? Or u know for fact he stole?

I have nothing personal against him. I just try to stay away from him since he caused problems in the past.
Again, what kind of problems have you had with him?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 16, 2012, 02:21:25 AM
just rumors? Or u know for fact he stole?
Again, what kind of problems have you had with him?

Again, like I said before - he wasn't kicked out of two local stores for no reason.  I'm not looking to make up stories and will therefore not debate about this.

The reason I don't use him has nothing to do with the quality of his tailoring.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 16, 2012, 09:56:58 AM
Again, like I said before - he wasn't kicked out of two local stores for no reason.  I'm not looking to make up stories and will therefore not debate about this.
The reason I don't use him has nothing to do with the quality of his tailoring.
How do you know he didn't have a business dispute with them, like about rent or whatever deal they had going, again, it's hard for a taylor yo steal. He was in both of those stores for a very long time. Maybe he's a velt's ganev, but leaving/kicked out of 2 stores is not proof of anything.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 16, 2012, 10:01:00 AM
Anbody driving from Manhattan today?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 16, 2012, 10:17:41 AM
How do you know he didn't have a business dispute with them, like about rent or whatever deal they had going, again, it's hard for a taylor yo steal. He was in both of those stores for a very long time. Maybe he's a velt's ganev, but leaving/kicked out of 2 stores is not proof of anything.
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: beej on August 16, 2012, 12:32:13 PM
Dominick.
 He lives in Jackson but he does pickup and drop off. He's expensive but he's very good.
contact info?
thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on August 16, 2012, 01:06:42 PM
contact info?
thanks

Dominick's World of Tailoring (https://plus.google.com/112702941768789862834/about?gl=us&hl=en)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 16, 2012, 01:30:17 PM
contact info?
thanks

732-928-8843
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 16, 2012, 03:42:25 PM
I actually only have good experiences with him. Pretty good prices and did great job mending my torn cuffs (my most recent job, of many)
+1. great service, did many last minute - emergency jobs for me
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 23, 2012, 10:05:14 PM
ive tasted alot of the chopped livers in town, r & s, southside, glatt gourmet, yitzs, delta, they all taste good when they are fresh, but ive had bad experiences with them going bad (bitter  sour taste) by time shab comes around, or even right when i buy it. all except flaums, theirs never went bad..
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 24, 2012, 10:56:06 AM
i've noticed that the quality of one of the livers <a lot more like a spread. it used to be pure liver, now its watered down.> in town went down and the prive went up!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 24, 2012, 11:15:45 AM
ive tasted alot of the chopped livers in town, r & s, southside, glatt gourmet, yitzs, delta, they all taste good when they are fresh, but ive had bad experiences with them going bad (bitter  sour taste) by time shab comes around, or even right when i buy it. all except flaums, theirs never went bad..
Liver does go bad pretty fast, that's just how it is, if it lasts too long you know there's not much liver in there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 24, 2012, 11:58:25 AM
Liver does go bad pretty fast, that's just how it is, if it lasts too long you know there's not much liver in there.
yes but it seems that all the prepackaged liver tends to go bad, vs the takeout style in flaums.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on August 24, 2012, 12:04:17 PM
yes but it seems that all the prepackaged liver tends to go bad, vs the takeout style in flaums.

It is a good idea to be weary of products in grocery sores supplied by outside vendors operating without any oversight from the FDA or other governing body. This is especially true during the summer when a supplier can have 10 stops, and that means your liver has been in a 100 degree car for a few hours.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 24, 2012, 02:31:32 PM
It is a good idea to be weary of products in grocery sores supplied by outside vendors operating without any oversight from the FDA or other governing body. This is especially true during the summer when a supplier can have 10 stops, and that means your liver has been in a 100 degree car for a few hours.
too cheap to use air conditioned van/truck?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubkiz on August 24, 2012, 02:34:26 PM
too cheap to use air conditioned van/truck?
I saw a certain "firm" delivering in a plain ole' Sienna. Hint: They make great liver :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 27, 2012, 03:25:43 PM
can anyone vouch for a good dry cleaners that wont make suits/skirts all shiny?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 27, 2012, 03:26:22 PM
can anyone vouch for a good dry cleaners that wont make suits/skirts all shiny?
Jennys organic cleaners next to NPGS jackson
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 27, 2012, 03:32:01 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 27, 2012, 06:47:17 PM
clifton ave celaners
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 27, 2012, 09:36:08 PM
clifton ave celaners
is clifton ave cleaners better then jennys?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 27, 2012, 10:38:39 PM
is clifton ave cleaners better then jennys?
no ime
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 27, 2012, 10:55:57 PM
no ime
I'm starting to get the feeling you live in Lakewood, which would make you a self-hating Lakewooder,  :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on August 28, 2012, 12:23:23 AM
I'm starting to get the feeling you live in Lakewood, which would make you a self-hating Lakewooder,  :P
Good morning! It was obvious all along.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on August 28, 2012, 08:30:15 PM
Good morning! It was obvious all along.
What? The self hating part?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: samzyr on August 29, 2012, 12:37:36 PM
looking for a hotel in lakewood use to go to solomon suites but it looks like they closed down. im looking for a decent place to stay
First of all post here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16578.0)
And I never heard they closed down are you sure?
i called them they said they closed
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 29, 2012, 10:57:43 PM
does it need to be within walking distance of the community or is a 5-10 minute drive ok?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 30, 2012, 01:57:23 AM
i called them they said they closed
u can stay at ramda or hilton garden inn in lkwd or raddison in freehold or there's is a crap motel in town or the crapital is still in business but you may feel homeless with all the homeless that are there
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 05, 2012, 01:21:19 AM
does anybody know what happened to solomon suites they closed up I spoke to them today they don't want to say why
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on September 05, 2012, 01:57:21 AM
does anybody know what happened to solomon suites they closed up I spoke to them today they don't want to say why
Very interesting. I wonder what happened.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 05, 2012, 06:02:43 PM
Just in case someone thought theres a resteraunt in lkwd that doesnt have sushi, Glatt Bite now squeezed in a sushi bar.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubkiz on September 05, 2012, 08:06:04 PM
Just in case someone thought theres a resteraunt in lkwd that doesnt have sushi, Glatt Bite now squeezed in a sushi bar.
I heard its Sushi Express which moved from the Reserve.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 05, 2012, 08:10:17 PM
I heard its Sushi Express which moved from the Reserve.
it is sushi express but i didnt know they moved.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 05, 2012, 08:31:00 PM
Yup, its' sushi express HQ. They aren't in the reserve anymore. 

Btw glatt bite has additional seating in the new extension. . .
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on September 05, 2012, 09:03:57 PM
Very interesting. I wonder what happened.
They must of been making too much money and didn't have what to do with it!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on September 06, 2012, 12:43:52 AM
does anybody know what happened to solomon suites they closed up I spoke to them today they don't want to say why

If it's temporary, maybe they got bedbugs.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 06, 2012, 01:04:32 AM
If it's temporary, maybe they got bedbugs.
Probably would have heard of it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on September 06, 2012, 01:26:29 AM
They must of been making too much money and didn't have what to do with it!!
:)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 06, 2012, 01:30:12 AM
Rumors have it SPG researched concentration of addresses listed in its program, and after finding the area to be the only city with an account count several multiples of the population, has decided to set up shop where it's most loyal customers live.

The Solomo Suites will soon reopen as the Aloft ליקווד
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 01:34:59 AM
Rumors have it SPG researched concentration of addresses listed in its program, and after finding the are to be the only city with an account count several multiples of the population, has decided to set up shop where it's most loyal customers live.

The Solomo Suites will soon reopen as the Aloft ליקווד
lol you wish
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on September 06, 2012, 01:44:41 AM
I heard from a broker before the summer that solomons suites were going into foreclosure.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 01:56:42 AM
I heard from a broker before the summer that solomons suites were going into foreclosure.
but why?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 07:36:30 PM
Updated list of resturants in Lakewood
Fast Food:
Glatt Bite (now has sushi and party room)
Delux(former Steakout)
Falfel N' Chips
Yussies 2nd St
Yussies West Gate
South Side Sandwich
Kosher Taco

Pizza:
J2 Pizza
Pizza Plus
Village Pizza
Village Pizza South
West Gate Pizza
Pizzala
Circa NY
Col Tuv Pizza
Delta

Steakhouse:
The Reserve
Rimon

Cafe:
Ottimo
Bagel Nosh
Cafe Clifton
Lakewood Heimish Bakery
JCafe
Four Corners Kennedy Blvd
Four Corners Rt 9 (brand new)
Out To Lunch

Ice Cream/Coffe shop:
Sprinkles
Bonkys
Rita's Rt 9 (chlov Yisroel)
Rita's Jackson
Dunkin Dounts RT 9(chlov yisroel)
French Coffe Shop
Ice Cream @Captial Hotel

Takeout/Sit Down
Glatt Gourmet
1880 (thursday night only)
Flaums
Kosher Exprince Shop Rite
R&S


Any body want to do reviews
maybe once decided which place favorite maybe time for a Lakewood DO?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 06, 2012, 07:54:17 PM
Entree - I'm not sure which category it goes under.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 06, 2012, 07:57:25 PM
@sprinbachur
Please post DO info here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8077.msg204008#msg204008
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 06, 2012, 08:35:34 PM
did the shwarma place close down? i thinl its called bissaleh
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 06, 2012, 08:39:06 PM
Where is the new four corners?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 06, 2012, 08:41:56 PM
Where is the new four corners?
Madison and ninth. In the new gas station alongside the new fleishig place called grill it
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 06, 2012, 08:45:44 PM
Madison and ninth. In the new gas station alongside the new fleishig place called grill it
so theres 2 resraurants by that new gas station?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 06, 2012, 08:54:53 PM
did the shwarma place close down? i thinl its called bissaleh
it was called pitaleh and it closed down
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on September 06, 2012, 10:27:26 PM
Quote
it was called pitaleh and it closed down

they now opened a different place there called Eat A Pita
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 06, 2012, 10:30:31 PM
so theres 2 resraurants by that new gas station?
yup, one milchigs and one fleishig. I don't think either have a seating area
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 06, 2012, 10:46:41 PM
it was called pitaleh and it closed down

It did not close down. They recently changed names. They are still located @ 1st and clifton.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 06, 2012, 10:49:36 PM
yup, one milchigs and one fleishig. I don't think either have a seating area

Correct.  One is four corners and one is called "grill it" - unofficially a branch of kosher castle (monsey).
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 06, 2012, 10:53:40 PM
Why do all these restaurants open by gas stations? 
BTW  do they both sell sushi?  Cuz if not I  have to get the rabanim on the case  :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 06, 2012, 10:59:44 PM
Why do all these restaurants open by gas stations? 
BTW  do they both sell sushi?  Cuz if not I  have to get the rabanim on the case  :P

Lol. Its not about gas stations,  its about being near BMG.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on September 06, 2012, 11:35:25 PM
yup, one milchigs and one fleishig. I don't think either have a seating area
4 corners has seating upstairs
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 07, 2012, 06:00:15 AM
they now opened a different place there called Eat A Pita
thats quite an odd name, or am i not getting it
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on September 07, 2012, 07:26:32 AM
I use the cleaning stain (clifton and E kennedy)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 07, 2012, 02:31:54 PM
i was just in the new 4 corners really nice and clean tables upstaris
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 07, 2012, 03:13:43 PM
thats quite an odd name, or am i not getting it

Could possibly rhyme (depending on ones pronunciation of pita ;))
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: LeeW on September 07, 2012, 03:19:11 PM
thats quite an odd name, or am i not getting it

Wait, you were ok with pitaleh?!? At least Eat a Pita is an improvement over that.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 07, 2012, 05:18:59 PM
Wait, you were ok with pitaleh?!? At least Eat a Pita is an improvement over that.
I would say 'grill it' is also quite an odd name
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 08, 2012, 02:54:32 PM
Wait, you were ok with pitaleh?!? At least Eat a Pita is an improvement over that.
i would disagree
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on September 08, 2012, 09:16:28 PM
I would say 'grill it' is also quite an odd name
-1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 09, 2012, 02:39:12 AM
i would disagree
I agree to disagree...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on September 09, 2012, 12:37:03 PM
does anyone know of a minyan for slichos at night?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 09, 2012, 01:57:19 PM
I believe stamar and bmg has one every night
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on September 09, 2012, 02:41:26 PM
There are 3 Minyanim for Sleichos at 613 Madison Ave. 10:50 PM, 12:50 AM, and 8:05 AM followed by Shachris
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on September 09, 2012, 04:12:18 PM
I believe stamar and bmg has one every night
do you know of a time?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on September 09, 2012, 08:18:49 PM
10 pm maariv followed by selichos at berdichive kloiz on the corner of birch and williams
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on September 09, 2012, 08:23:13 PM
10 pm maariv followed by selichos at berdichive kloiz on the corner of birch and williams
thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on September 09, 2012, 10:16:05 PM
10 pm maariv followed by selichos at berdichive kloiz on the corner of birch and williams
What is that?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on September 09, 2012, 11:00:33 PM
a small somewhat chasidishe minyan in a house (it is called that partially as a joke as the founder is a berditcheve einekel)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on September 09, 2012, 11:57:21 PM
There are 3 Minyanim for Sleichos at 613 Madison Ave. 10:50 PM, 12:50 AM, and 8:05 AM followed by Shachris
What shul is 613 madison, also, doesn't it have to be after chatzos?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 09, 2012, 11:59:38 PM
What shul is 613 madison, also, doesn't it have to be after chatzos?

Isn't that sons of israel?

Many shuls do it before chatzos. I would imagine there's a heter that they're relying on.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on September 10, 2012, 12:00:17 AM
What shul is 613 madison, also, doesn't it have to be after chatzos?
Just checked google maps, it's the sphardi shul. Is it a sphardic minyan? (there is a multi-race  ;D kollel there)Is it only the sephardim who say selichos b4 chatzos?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 10, 2012, 12:01:05 AM
a small somewhat chasidishe minyan in a house (it is called that partially as a joke as the founder is a berditcheve einekel)

Was never there, but heard about it a couple times. . . its referred as "the klioz".
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lamdan on September 10, 2012, 12:01:28 AM
If anyone knows of an ashkenazi minyan for selichos (besides for r' levi yitchak's einekel, too far) b4 chatzos, please post. Thanx.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on September 10, 2012, 12:08:14 AM
Just checked google maps, it's the sphardi shul. Is it a sphardic minyan? (there is a multi-race  ;D kollel there)Is it only the sephardim who say selichos b4 chatzos?

It is an ashkenaz minyan, there is a yeshiva and kolel there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 10, 2012, 12:09:23 AM
If anyone knows of an ashkenazi minyan for selichos (besides for r' levi yitchak's einekel, too far) b4 chatzos, please post. Thanx.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20082.msg301169#msg301169
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 10, 2012, 12:53:37 AM
list of selichos minyanim at night http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2012/09/list-your-slichos-minyan.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on September 10, 2012, 11:08:58 PM
Isn't that sons of israel?

Many shuls do it before chatzos. I would imagine there's a heter that they're relying on.
someone told me that he asked his rav who told him that R' Moshe held you can see selichos anytime after ztais (besides the first night) I have not verified this
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 11, 2012, 01:32:59 AM
ate tonite in grill it on madsion and 10th I had a pull steak sandwich really good and cheap with drink $11 at the request of bmg they have no seats
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on September 11, 2012, 08:09:57 AM
Yes great food, great service
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on September 11, 2012, 02:53:44 PM
ate tonite in grill it on madsion and 10th I had a pull steak sandwich really good and cheap with drink $11 at the request of bmg they have no seats
Is that a new place?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on September 11, 2012, 02:57:26 PM
ate tonite in grill it on madsion and 10th I had a pull steak sandwich really good and cheap with drink $11 at the request of bmg they have no seats
they think they own this town!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on September 11, 2012, 03:00:07 PM
they think they own this town!
i think so too!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 11, 2012, 03:14:49 PM
they think they own this town!
even though I'm not a talmid of bmg but it's bec of them that there is even some place were jews live called lakewood have a little hakores hatov they didn't ask for much they just asked for no seats
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 11, 2012, 03:18:05 PM
Is that a new place?
Madison and ninth. In the new gas station alongside the new fleishig place called grill it
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 11, 2012, 03:18:42 PM
4 corners has seating upstairs

Was there today, there isn't any seating yet.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 11, 2012, 03:20:02 PM
Was there today, there isn't any seating yet.
i think they canceled the seating bec of bmg
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 11, 2012, 03:25:45 PM
i think they canceled the seating bec of bmg
Whats up with this BMG place?? If someones anyway going there why not let them sit there and enjoy.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: doodley on September 11, 2012, 04:19:16 PM
Whats up with this BMG place?? If someones anyway going there why not let them sit there and enjoy.
I'm guessing BMG is hoping it doesn't turn into how dans bagels or "shlomo" looks like by the mir in israel.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 11, 2012, 04:22:56 PM
even though I'm not a talmid of bmg but it's bec of them that there is even some place were jews live called lakewood have a little hakores hatov they didn't ask for much they just asked for no seats
Are you sure about that? Do you know what kind of politics when on before they opened up? You think BMG gave them no problems with opening?

#justsayin
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 11, 2012, 04:49:36 PM
Are you sure about that? Do you know what kind of politics when on before they opened up? You think BMG gave them no problems with opening?

#justsayin
ok but they lmayasa opened
also delta didn't take them to din torah?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 11, 2012, 04:58:48 PM
is sprint down in the entire lakewood I can't text or call just use the web this happned last week anybody else exprincing this?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on September 11, 2012, 05:06:42 PM
is sprint down in the entire lakewood I can't text or call just use the web this happned last week anybody else exprincing this?
That sounds like regular Sprint service . sorry Lakewood isn't special
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 11, 2012, 05:07:03 PM
is sprint down in the entire lakewood I can't text or call just use the web this happned last week anybody else exprincing this?
Maybe BMG requested it?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on September 11, 2012, 05:08:39 PM
Maybe BMG requested it?
LOL .

Why leave the web

OH! no one in BMG has web on their phone   ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 11, 2012, 05:57:29 PM
Maybe BMG requested it?
they own sprint too?
seriously is anbody else exprincing this?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SamDaMan on September 11, 2012, 07:36:55 PM
seriously is anbody else exprincing this?
nope
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on September 11, 2012, 07:37:53 PM
Are you sure about that? Do you know what kind of politics when on before they opened up? You think BMG gave them no problems with opening?

#justsayin
care to explain? and no coffee room rumor please
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on September 11, 2012, 07:39:03 PM
I'm guessing BMG is hoping it doesn't turn into how dans bagels or "shlomo" looks like by the mir in israel.
too late for that, delta is practically beis arons coffee room, plus guys stand in back reading newspapers etc as if its a library
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 12, 2012, 06:37:21 PM
sprint still down in lakewood already 24hrs
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on September 12, 2012, 07:13:36 PM
sprint still down in lakewood already 24hrs
with request from BMG there will no longer be sprint service within 10 miles from Yeshiva
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 12, 2012, 07:17:13 PM
sprint still down in lakewood already 24hrs
Works for me
Title: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SamDaMan on September 12, 2012, 07:48:19 PM
Works for me
me2

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Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 12, 2012, 09:10:23 PM
me2

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How many times do we have to remind you????
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 12, 2012, 10:39:09 PM
started working
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SamDaMan on September 12, 2012, 11:56:51 PM
How many times do we have to remind you????
sorry sorry sorry my fone for some weird reason decided it had to be set back to factory setting and I frgt to about the sig :-[:-[:-[:-[:-[:-[:-[:-[:-[:-X:-X:-X:-X:-X
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on September 13, 2012, 12:34:35 AM
Whats up with this BMG place?? If someones anyway going there why not let them sit there and enjoy.
Wait till Superflyer reads this. He will really curse NJ and Lakewood. lol
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 18, 2012, 05:06:09 PM
Maybe BMG requested it?

ALOL! ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 28, 2012, 09:36:47 PM
West gate still has power?

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Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SamDaMan on October 28, 2012, 09:46:15 PM
West gate still has power?

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk 2
I heard on fnw (frum news wire) awhile ago that they already lost power but I can't confirm it or if it went back on
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on October 28, 2012, 10:55:53 PM
West gate still has power?

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk 2

I'm pretty sure they still do...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on October 30, 2012, 11:22:48 PM
please post if your power is out and where
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 30, 2012, 11:57:39 PM
Madison Ave Kennedy Blvd 14th St west gate all out jcp&l working by Exxon on Madison and county linr
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 31, 2012, 07:39:46 PM
Does anybody know if hertz in lakewood is open yet?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SamDaMan on October 31, 2012, 10:50:29 PM
Does anybody know if hertz in lakewood is open yet?
yes but all their cars were being used and they are getting more tomorrow
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on November 01, 2012, 12:28:17 AM
Gas @BP 3hr eait
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on November 19, 2012, 09:11:21 AM
I have a flight to EY from JFK Dec 5th  (I'm coming back to Newark) I'm in Lakewood anyone flying in that day that that i can bring a car and youll bring it back or we will share a rental.
Thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on November 20, 2012, 09:00:06 AM
I have a flight to EY from JFK Dec 5th  (I'm coming back to Newark) I'm in Lakewood anyone flying in that day that that i can bring a car and youll bring it back or we will share a rental.
Thanks
Anyone has any ideas how I can get one way to JFK from Lakewood.
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SamDaMan on November 20, 2012, 10:27:10 AM
Anyone has any ideas how I can get one way to JFK from Lakewood.
u can probably hitch with someone there... It may take awhile though
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on December 11, 2012, 02:47:07 PM
what store has the cheapest donuts?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on December 11, 2012, 02:49:56 PM
what store has the cheapest donuts?

Kosher West.

They are FREE (http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2012/12/kosher-west-looks-to-beat-last-years-free-donuts-record.html)  through Chanukah
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: doodley on December 11, 2012, 02:56:16 PM
But if you want the best you gotta go to hersheys. Its $1.25 and they are excellent!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on December 11, 2012, 03:12:05 PM
Kosher West.

They are FREE (http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2012/12/kosher-west-looks-to-beat-last-years-free-donuts-record.html)  through Chanukah
i'm not just getting for myself. i have to get for a party and i dont think they will give me a few dozen donuts for free.
they happen to be the cheapest i found so far. $.50 per donut.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubkiz on December 11, 2012, 03:23:56 PM
i'm not just getting for myself. i have to get for a party and i dont think they will give me a few dozen donuts for free.
they happen to be the cheapest i found so far. $.50 per donut.
I'd call and make sure they have the flavors you want as they run out of different flavors.
(Currently only have jelly  :))
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on December 11, 2012, 03:28:14 PM
I'd call and make sure they have the flavors you want as they run out of different flavors.
(Currently only have jelly  :))
thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on December 11, 2012, 03:35:07 PM
i'm not just getting for myself. i have to get for a party and i dont think they will give me a few dozen donuts for free.
they happen to be the cheapest i found so far. $.50 per donut.
Not sure about the ones they are selling,  but i was told the free ones aren't 'today' fresh. They're out of the freezer.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on December 11, 2012, 03:49:44 PM
But if you want the best you gotta go to hersheys. Its $1.25 and they are excellent!
Went yesterday about 6 pm and they were not so fresh
Last year they were the best donuts
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on December 11, 2012, 07:19:09 PM
Not sure about the ones they are selling,  but i was told the free ones aren't 'today' fresh. They're out of the freezer.
Went yesterday about 6 pm and they were not so fresh
Last year they were the best donuts
Just called the owner he told me since Chanukkah began Motzei Shabbos his suppliers couldn't fulfill the demand without using frozen donuts. He said it took them till yesterday to be able to bring production up to demand levels and as of today all donuts are from the same day and 100% fresh!

He appreciates your understanding and hopes you enjoy the fresh donuts!
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 11, 2012, 07:21:33 PM
Just called the owner he told me since Chanukkah began Motzei Shabbos his suppliers couldn't fulfill the demand without using frozen donuts. He said it took them till yesterday to be able to bring production up to demand levels and as of today all donuts are from the same day and 100% fresh!

He appreciates your understanding and hopes you enjoy the fresh donuts!
does anybody agree with this marketing ploy?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on December 11, 2012, 07:26:49 PM
does anybody agree with this marketing ploy?
Which part? The free doughnuts?

@hocker
It makes sense. Last year they gave out 48,000 doughnuts!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 11, 2012, 07:31:40 PM
Yeah there idea is once your in there you will buy stuff
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on December 11, 2012, 07:34:03 PM
Yeah there idea is once your in there you will buy stuff
Just about every store agrees to that! What expense to get the customer into the store, and whether the customer return a second time etc. that must be calculated on a case per case basis. From the fact that he is continuing the promo after distributing 48k donuts last year it seems it is worth it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on December 23, 2012, 06:25:37 PM
Does anybody know what the story is with the citi bank branch in brick? (On the corner of cedarbridge and route 70). I went there last week and the front windows were all covered and there was a sign on the front door with directions to the next nearest branch.

Did they close for good? Is it just for renovations?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 23, 2012, 06:34:35 PM
Does anybody know what the story is with the citi bank branch in brick? (On the corner of cedarbridge and route 70). I went there last week and the front windows were all covered and there was a sign on the front door with directions to the next nearest branch.

Did they close for good? Is it just for renovations?
I was wondering the same on there website still says open
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 23, 2012, 06:35:15 PM
PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on December 23, 2012, 06:58:22 PM
PUTPAC.
I don't think the branch has a number and the reps at the central 800 number are clueless.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 23, 2012, 07:06:17 PM
I don't think the branch has a number and the reps at the central 800 number are clueless.

Interesting... And they won't route your call to the branch?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 23, 2012, 07:07:45 PM
Just finished eating in ottimo
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 23, 2012, 07:26:58 PM
Just finished eating in ottimo
and?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on December 23, 2012, 07:29:15 PM
Does anybody know what the story is with the citi bank branch in brick? (On the corner of cedarbridge and route 70). I went there last week and the front windows were all covered and there was a sign on the front door with directions to the next nearest branch.

Did they close for good? Is it just for renovations?
The hock lately was that they closed
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 23, 2012, 07:39:30 PM
The hock lately was that they closed
+1 They did close. I got a letter from them to confirm this.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on December 23, 2012, 07:50:32 PM
A
The hock lately was that they closed
+1 They did close. I got a letter from them to confirm this.
:(
The next closest branch is in eatontown.

@Fan of dan
Why did they send you a letter?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on December 23, 2012, 08:19:45 PM
A :(
The next closest branch is in eatontown.

@Fan of dan
Why did they send you a letter?
Because his account was opened there?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 23, 2012, 10:07:22 PM
Because his account was opened there?
That's the answer  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on December 23, 2012, 10:30:23 PM
That's the answer  :)
+1 got the same letter, and of course i regret ever going there in the first place, since i got 2x $625 1099-int, last year.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on December 23, 2012, 10:32:12 PM
Any pizza stores in Lakewood will deliver some pies?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on December 23, 2012, 10:39:28 PM
Any pizza stores in Lakewood will deliver some pies?
At this hour?  I don't think you'll find an open shop,  nevermind delivery.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on December 23, 2012, 10:41:04 PM
At this hour?  I don't think you'll find an open shop,  nevermind delivery.
No. At around 8-830 pm mid week?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on December 23, 2012, 11:45:37 PM
No. At around 8-830 pm mid week?
pizza on wheels
7329876969
Ask them to send along some rotev
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on December 24, 2012, 01:04:18 AM
pizza on wheels
7329876969
Ask them to send along some rotev
Do they make good pizza? How much is a pie?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 24, 2012, 06:05:07 AM
+1 got the same letter, and of course i regret ever going there in the first place, since i got 2x $625 1099-int, last year.

AA?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 24, 2012, 07:57:00 AM
Do they make good pizza? How much is a pie?
pretty good
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on December 24, 2012, 09:34:03 AM
Do they make good pizza? How much is a pie?
the pizza is good and I believe it's $13 a pie cmiiw
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 01, 2013, 12:21:41 AM
I need some help! Going to Lakewood tomorrow night, was thinking of going to Rimon for dinner. How is their food and service? What is recommended to order there? Thanks!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 12, 2013, 10:17:27 PM
any recommendations for printing place in Lakewood? need to print a bunch of addresses on envelopes and labels, and do not have a printer there.....thanks!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 13, 2013, 12:46:46 AM
I need some help! Going to Lakewood tomorrow night, was thinking of going to Rimon for dinner. How is their food and service? What is recommended to order there? Thanks!!
i went there. food was very good. the staff was very informative about the different steaks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 13, 2013, 12:49:38 AM
any recommendations for printing place in Lakewood? need to print a bunch of addresses on envelopes and labels, and do not have a printer there.....thanks!
bp graphics 732 905 9830
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: thaber on January 13, 2013, 01:40:59 AM
bp graphics 732 905 9830
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 13, 2013, 06:39:14 AM
IMO, the food in Rimon was not good and neither was the service. They also made us wait while tables were open, that stayed open the entire night. I even had a coupon and I still felt that I got ripped off.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 21, 2013, 03:01:27 PM
I need some help! Going to Lakewood tomorrow night, was thinking of going to Rimon for dinner. How is their food and service? What is recommended to order there? Thanks!!
So how was Rimon?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: doodley on January 21, 2013, 03:59:25 PM
So how was Rimon?
it closed down
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 21, 2013, 04:16:34 PM
it closed down
are you talking about the cafe or the steakhouse?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 21, 2013, 04:18:42 PM
it closed down

No tears shed  :'(
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 21, 2013, 04:24:35 PM
No tears shed  :'(
i enjoyed a good steak once in a while. so where can i go instead?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yitzf on January 21, 2013, 06:32:44 PM
it closed down

According to their website they are closed for renovations.
(Not sure if that's renovations or "renovations")
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: doodley on January 21, 2013, 06:37:47 PM
According to their website they are closed for renovations.
(Not sure if that's renovations or "renovations")
bec they're currently renovating a bldg accross the 9 closer towards kimball
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 21, 2013, 07:14:27 PM
bec they're currently renovating a bldg accross the 9 closer towards kimball
where? and how long are they closed for?
Title: Re: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on January 21, 2013, 07:17:36 PM
where? and how long are they closed for?
right across presidential, the old brothers cantina.
But I thought that was supposed to become a hall?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 22, 2013, 12:24:56 AM
right across presidential, the old brothers cantina.
But I thought that was supposed to become a hall?
I heard restaurant/simcha hall
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 22, 2013, 12:25:44 AM
Any reviews for "entree" corner 5th and Clifton?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 22, 2013, 02:07:34 AM
Any reviews for "entree" corner 5th and Clifton?
they have a slim menu but everything i had was superb. The basic concept is you only pay for a entree, you get as much bread salads and soda for free, any thing you want to add is a modest $5 IIRC, such as desserts or appetizers. Basically if you want a cheaper shorter alternative to the standard dinner in a steakhouse, but want fine dining, you will love entree
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 22, 2013, 08:19:02 AM
they have a slim menu but everything i had was superb. The basic concept is you only pay for a entree, you get as much bread salads and soda for free, any thing you want to add is a modest $5 IIRC, such as desserts or appetizers. Basically if you want a cheaper shorter alternative to the standard dinner in a steakhouse, but want fine dining, you will love entree
+1 but not much cheaper.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 22, 2013, 08:21:42 AM
+1 but not much cheaper.
what would the avg Bill per person be?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 22, 2013, 10:23:28 AM
what would the avg Bill per person be?
i seem to remember the average main is $25 -$35
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 23, 2013, 03:17:41 AM
i seem to remember the average main is $25 -$35
so the average bill for a couple would be $55+tip, thats significantly cheaper than any steakhouse in the city....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 23, 2013, 06:07:43 AM
so the average bill for a couple would be $55+tip, thats significantly cheaper than any steakhouse in the city....
If an average main is $25 average bill be 55 per person not so much cheaper then NYC
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 23, 2013, 02:30:23 PM
If an average main is $25 average bill be 55 per person not so much cheaper then NYC
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 23, 2013, 03:11:28 PM
they have a slim menu but everything i had was superb. The basic concept is you only pay for a entree, you get as much bread salads and soda for free, any thing you want to add is a modest $5 IIRC, such as desserts or appetizers. Basically if you want a cheaper shorter alternative to the standard dinner in a steakhouse, but want fine dining, you will love entree
I think you missed the idea, unless you want to get extras, you can have a full meal from beginning to end for the cost of just the appetizers
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 23, 2013, 03:22:44 PM
they have a slim menu but everything i had was superb. The basic concept is you only pay for a entree, you get as much bread salads and soda for free, any thing you want to add is a modest $5 IIRC, such as desserts or appetizers. Basically if you want a cheaper shorter alternative to the standard dinner in a steakhouse, but want fine dining, you will love entree
Here is the menu http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/wp-includes/images/entree_menu.pdf (http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/wp-includes/images/entree_menu.pdf)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 23, 2013, 03:26:15 PM
anyone know their hours? are they open for lunch?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 23, 2013, 03:29:20 PM
anyone know their hours? are they open for lunch?
Lunch hours are form 2 PM- 5 PM, and Dinner hours are from 5 PM
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2013, 04:20:17 AM
I'm looking for an 2BR apartment in Lakewood for after Pesach. If you can help me, I would very much appreciate it :D

What websites, agencies or lists do you think I should look at?
What's the normal price for a decent apartment now?
How much of a difference in price would it be for an apt in/near the center of Lakewood vs. a little bit farther?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Not interested in Westgate or communities that far.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 29, 2013, 05:12:17 AM
Which place would be recommended to go out to dinner with my wife. Not looking to pay tons, but some decent food in a nice atmosphere? Want to stay in Lakewood proper, to to limited babysitting time for the kids.
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on January 29, 2013, 08:00:23 AM
Which place would be recommended to go out to dinner with my wife. Not looking to pay tons, but some decent food in a nice atmosphere? Want to stay in Lakewood proper, to to limited babysitting time for the kids.

If you're not looking to spend a lot maybe try ottimo cafe?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2013, 08:02:30 AM
If you're not looking to spend a lot maybe try ottimo cafe?

-1 It's expensive, though tasty.
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on January 29, 2013, 08:04:20 AM
-1 It's expensive, though tasty.

Expensive? So where would you say is cheaper, glatt bite? ???
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 29, 2013, 08:05:05 AM
I'm looking for an 2BR apartment in Lakewood
P.S. Not interested in Westgate or communities that far.
bnblakewood.com
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 29, 2013, 08:06:07 AM
Expensive? So where would you say is cheaper, glatt bite? ???
dlux
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on January 29, 2013, 08:08:26 AM
dlux

I don't think he was asking for a list of fast food places lol
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2013, 08:16:12 AM
Expensive? So where would you say is cheaper, glatt bite? ???

The fact that Lakewood doesn't have many restaurants, doesn't make Ottimo recommended for someone who's
not looking to spend a lot
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on January 29, 2013, 08:19:04 AM
The fact that Lakewood doesn't have many restaurants, doesn't make Ottimo recommended for someone who's

Ummmm. So you're advice to him then is not to go out? And ottimo has pretty standard cafe cafe prices. What would you consider not a lot for a restaurant? $20 for a meal or two?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2013, 08:37:52 AM
Ummmm. So you're advice to him then is not to go out? And ottimo has pretty standard cafe cafe prices. What would you consider not a lot for a restaurant? $20 for a meal or two?

Looking at the menu (http://ottimocafe.com/menu/?menu=dinner), the average check would be at least $60+. Add tax and tip and you hit $70+.
That's cheap?

ETA: Forgot about tax and tip
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on January 29, 2013, 08:48:16 AM
Looking at the menu (http://ottimocafe.com/menu/?menu=dinner), the average check would be be $60+.
That's cheap?
def. not considered spending alot
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 30, 2013, 08:41:18 PM
Which place would be recommended to go out to dinner with my wife. Not looking to pay tons, but some decent food in a nice atmosphere? Want to stay in Lakewood proper, to to limited babysitting time for the kids.
Sorry I wasn't clear enough. I want a fleishig place, and I'm looking at an upgrade over Glattbite/Dlux.
What are my choices? Reserve/Entree/ Yussis Grill? Which should I go to for decent food and waiter service?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 30, 2013, 08:59:54 PM
Sorry I wasn't clear enough. I want a fleishig place, and I'm looking at an upgrade over Glattbite/Dlux.
What are my choices? Reserve/Entree/ Yussis Grill? Which should I go to for decent food and waiter service?
reserve is the most$$$$. entree will go for about $60 but seems to be a great place. (was never there but i know people that went.) Yussies is good but no waiter service. on the other hand its half the price of the other places.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 30, 2013, 09:04:04 PM
reserve is the most$$$$. entree will go for about $60 but seems to be a great place. (was never there but i know people that went.) Yussies is good but no waiter service. on the other hand its half the price of the other places.
Reserve is ridiculous .

It won't be very romantic because the tables are four seats. They put some flowers in between the two couples.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 30, 2013, 09:19:13 PM
Reserve is ridiculous .

It won't be very romantic because the tables are four seats. They put some flowers in between the two couples.
And entree is?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 30, 2013, 09:20:11 PM
And entree is?
small store
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 30, 2013, 09:22:58 PM
small store
but you don't have 4 to a table w/ flowers to seperate
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 30, 2013, 09:24:42 PM
And entree is?
probably on the quieter side out of all your options
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 30, 2013, 11:10:16 PM
Norrowing it down to the Reserve or Entree.  Any good dishes not to miss at the Reserve or at Entree?
Either appetizers or main dishes that are recommended?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 30, 2013, 11:20:33 PM
Just finished at entree I walked in at 9:30pm one couple leaving 2 people walked in after me really quiet small menu I order a steak Diana was decent food took 12min
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 30, 2013, 11:26:54 PM
Just finished at entree I walked in at 9:30pm one couple leaving 2 people walked in after me really quiet small menu I order a steak Diana was decent food took 12min
how was the service? would you go there again?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 31, 2013, 12:41:58 AM
Just finished at entree I walked in at 9:30pm one couple leaving 2 people walked in after me really quiet small menu I order a steak Diana was decent food took 12min
Where you ever at reserve? How would you compare?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 31, 2013, 12:59:42 AM
Reserve is ridiculous .

It won't be very romantic because the tables are four seats. They put some flowers in between the two couples.

+1
I would never pay top dollar to sit with another couple again. Besides that, they messed up my order, and the food wasn't too great.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 31, 2013, 11:15:11 PM
To be fair, I was in the reserve yesterday, and there was only on or 2 tables with the flower issue. All other tables are separate.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on January 31, 2013, 11:15:58 PM
To be fair, I was in the reserve yesterday, and there was only on or 2 tables with the flower issue. All other tables are separate.
and the food, was it good?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 31, 2013, 11:18:34 PM
and the food, was it good?
I only went to see the place. Did not eat there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on January 31, 2013, 11:18:47 PM
Was at entree tonight. 5-6 couples were present. Very prompt service with only one waiter. Food was decent. Bread, dips, and drinks are always on the house.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 01, 2013, 12:01:36 AM
OT who makes the best cholent in Lakewood- takeout? (Best=lots of meat)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 01, 2013, 12:41:00 AM
+1
I would never pay top dollar to sit with another couple again. Besides that, they messed up my order, and the food wasn't too great.
I only ate there once, and I was literally eating fast to get out of there. I'd sooner eat in my car.
To be fair, I was in the reserve yesterday, and there was only on or 2 tables with the flower issue. All other tables are separate.
It's (also) the idea of it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on February 01, 2013, 12:50:51 AM
To be fair, I was in the reserve yesterday, and there was only on or 2 tables with the flower issue. All other tables are separate.

How many tables do they have total? My guess that its around 8 tables. So that means 2 shared tables = 4 couples, and 6 regular tables. 40% chance of sitting with someone else.

OTOH, the shared tables could only fit couples, not more than that. That basically means that if you're going as a couple, you're doomed to sit with someone else, but if going with more you're gonna avoid the shared tables.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on February 01, 2013, 01:51:34 AM
How many tables do they have total? My guess that its around 8 tables. So that means 2 shared tables = 4 couples, and 6 regular tables. 40% chance of sitting with someone else.

OTOH, the shared tables could only fit couples, not more than that. That basically means that if you're going as a couple, you're doomed to sit with someone else, but if going with more you're gonna avoid the shared tables.
I think there are around 20 tables if im not mistaken
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on February 01, 2013, 01:57:44 AM
I heard restaurant/simcha hall
I heard the same. Its going to be a restaurant in the front and 2 halls in the back.

Supposed to be opening in about 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on February 05, 2013, 10:42:24 PM
Was at entree tonight. 5-6 couples were present. Very prompt service with only one waiter. Food was decent. Bread, dips, and drinks are always on the house.
+1 Ate there last night. 4 other couples besides us and an anniversary party was starting as we left.
Steaks were pretty good. Bread was great. Spring rolls were pretty good.
Appetizer + 2 mains + dessert was a total of ~$105 incl tax and tip
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on February 20, 2013, 05:23:45 PM
For those in Lakewood who are lazy to go grocery shopping.... http://www.grosher.com/
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on February 20, 2013, 05:27:11 PM
everyone Lakewood who are lazy to go grocery shopping.... http://www.grosher.com/
ill get flack for this, but thought it was funny anyways
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on February 20, 2013, 06:09:11 PM
ill get flack for this, but thought it was funny anyways
lol
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on February 28, 2013, 08:42:16 AM
Anybody have info on strep tests in Lakewood?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on February 28, 2013, 09:46:43 AM
Anybody have info on strep tests in Lakewood?
d up you specifically not want to go to a doctor's office? A few people offer in house rapid tests
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on February 28, 2013, 10:26:08 AM
d up you specifically not want to go to a doctor's office? A few people offer in house rapid tests


I don't have time ti sit by the doctor for an hour. I want to take a strep test, and if posotive then go to the doctor. Who in Lakewood offers these tests?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 28, 2013, 10:56:05 AM
Anybody have info on strep tests in Lakewood?
Nahon in herthstone area, a RN $10
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on February 28, 2013, 11:11:56 AM
Gross 11th bet monmouth and lex
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on February 28, 2013, 11:23:03 AM
I don't have time ti sit by the doctor for an hour. I want to take a strep test, and if posotive then go to the doctor. Who in Lakewood offers these tests?
can be a pain to get medicine if positive
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on February 28, 2013, 11:43:45 PM
Exxon on Rt 9 is fully open store and gas. Store was done veRt nicely
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 01, 2013, 06:12:43 AM
Exxon on Rt 9 is fully open store and gas. Store was done veRt nicely
saw then tearing down falafel munch sign ystrdy
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 02, 2013, 08:33:51 PM
OT who makes the best cholent in Lakewood- takeout? (Best=lots of meat)
kosher experience.(shoprite) hands down!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on March 02, 2013, 09:12:25 PM
kosher experience.(shoprite) hands down!
+1000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 03, 2013, 12:13:18 AM
they have gr8 grilled chicken too. They also they have the cheapest cold cut sandwiches in town IIRC
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 03, 2013, 01:22:08 AM
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Really fun to snoop around on!! :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 07, 2013, 03:49:07 PM
sign in bmg! attached
ammex lol!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 07, 2013, 03:56:56 PM
 ;D ;D AMMEX
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 07, 2013, 03:58:08 PM
Supply and demand. Period
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on March 07, 2013, 03:58:43 PM
sign in bmg! attached
ammex lol!
l'toeles harabim they should at least write a number to contact whoever is giving those prices...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 07, 2013, 05:20:17 PM
l'toeles harabim they should at least write a number to contact whoever is giving those prices...

Read the comments on the actual poster ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on March 07, 2013, 06:01:15 PM
Confirmed: Carlos & Gabby is opening in Lakewood
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 07, 2013, 06:05:43 PM
Confirmed: Carlos & Gabby is opening in Lakewood
IMO they only have 1 good sandwich-shredded beef
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 07, 2013, 06:37:22 PM
Confirmed: Carlos & Gabby is opening in Lakewood
where? and when?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 07, 2013, 06:38:53 PM
sign in bmg! attached
ammex lol!
the guy has a point(no pun intended) there are ppl. in Lakewood who prey on the uninformed....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 07, 2013, 06:40:28 PM
l'toeles harabim they should at least write a number to contact whoever is giving those prices...
+1

Its just someone trying to bump up the prices.

Now every guy in lkwd is gonna call his broker and say " I saw a sign in bmg that says. . . ".
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 07, 2013, 06:43:21 PM
+1

Its just someone trying to bump up the prices.

Now every guy in lkwd is gonna call his broker and say " I saw a sign in bmg that says. . . ".
I disagree his rates he posted are not overpriced at all. he has a point see my previous post
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 07, 2013, 07:08:09 PM
I disagree his rates he posted are not overpriced at all. he has a point see my previous post
There is plenty of competition in this field in lkwd, so its hard for anybody to be paying too low.

Call any of the 10 brokers that advertise on the bmg bulletin board (or in the voice etc) and not one of them will give you those rates.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 07, 2013, 07:36:51 PM
There is plenty of competition in this field in lkwd, so its hard for anybody to be paying too low.

Call any of the 10 brokers that advertise on the bmg bulletin board (or in the voice etc) and not one of them will give you those rates.
I did and besides his united rates. he is right on amex 1.5 or chase ur 1.8 is very accurate.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 07, 2013, 07:54:44 PM
I did and besides his united rates. he is right on amex 1.5 or chase ur 1.8 is very accurate.
How long ago?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 07, 2013, 11:36:55 PM
Some prefer a honest broker that has the cash to back up the deal, always responds to emails within half an hour pays within a matter of hours with cash/ chase qp or a check-wtvr you ask, does not abuse your accounts (make twenty transfers in and out of your UR account) and is not a professional drei kop.
IME its not worth always haggling for a couple of bucks extra. Sometimes your doing a deal for thousands of bucks...you wanna deal and trust a yeshivishe drey/k kop?? Whats preventing him from forgetting to pay you...etc
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on March 08, 2013, 06:23:24 AM
Some prefer a honest broker that has the cash to back up the deal, always responds to emails within half an hour pays within a matter of hours with cash/ chase qp or a check-wtvr you ask, does not abuse your accounts (make twenty transfers in and out of your UR account) and is not a professional drei kop.
IME its not worth always haggling for a couple of bucks extra. Sometimes your doing a deal for thousands of bucks...you wanna deal and trust a yeshivishe drey/k kop?? Whats preventing him from forgetting to pay you...etc
Only shocking part of this post is "Location: Lakewood". Sounds like a glitch. Your rant is quite the opposite of what I've experienced in that formally Jewish city
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 08, 2013, 07:04:41 AM

Call any of the 10 brokers that advertise on the bmg bulletin board (or in the voice etc) and not one of them will give you those rates.

Then you're not getting top dollar.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 08, 2013, 08:18:18 AM
Only shocking part of this post is "Location: Lakewood". Sounds like a glitch. Your rant is quite the opposite of what I've experienced in that formally Jewish city
Im not implying that all Lakewood brokers are bad. Just suggesting to use someone your comfortable with...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on March 08, 2013, 09:56:03 AM
Im not implying that all Lakewood brokers are bad. Just suggesting to use someone your comfortable with...
I was referring to the part about taking a few dollars less not to call every last person in Lakewood who calls himself a broker
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: doodley on March 08, 2013, 10:46:50 AM
Confirmed: Carlos & Gabby is opening in Lakewood
there have been rumors abt it a couple of times before is this one real??? Its about time
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 08, 2013, 10:48:22 AM
There is plenty of competition in this field in lkwd, so its hard for anybody to be paying too low.

Call any of the 10 brokers that advertise on the bmg bulletin board (or in the voice etc) and not one of them will give you those rates.
+1
I did and besides his united rates. he is right on amex 1.5 or chase ur 1.8 is very accurate.
-1 unless you are calling Slomow.
and even he is not giving 1.8
All prices came down in the past few weeks.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 08, 2013, 10:52:51 AM
+1-1 unless you are calling Slomow.
and even he is not giving 1.8
All prices came down in the past few weeks.
Sound like a broker :D ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on March 08, 2013, 11:18:02 AM
+1

Its just someone trying to bump up the prices.

Now every guy in lkwd is gonna call his broker and say " I saw a sign in bmg that says. . . ".
+1

There is no set amount. If a broker needs miles now, he will pay a little more, rather if he doesn't.

If you don't like the prices go somewhere else. I personally would go to someone I trust, when dealing with this.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 08, 2013, 03:03:08 PM
+1

There is no set amount. If a broker needs miles now, he will pay a little more, rather if he doesn't.

If you don't like the prices go somewhere else. I personally would go to someone I trust, when dealing with this.
True. People are free to shop around but no one is "stealing from you" if he doesn't give as much as the next guy.   ::) ::)
Maybe he sells to that next guy and the tiny difference is his whole profit!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on March 09, 2013, 05:09:29 PM
+1

There is no set amount. If a broker needs miles now, he will pay a little more, rather if he doesn't.

If you don't like the prices go somewhere else. I personally would go to someone I trust, when dealing with this.
+1. i agree!  I rather go to someone i trust more than make a few bucks more. And when it comes down to it, its all of max 20$ at most times
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 10, 2013, 03:58:44 AM
We should start a wiki of Lakewood Haters so we can stop helping them on the forums.  >:(
Since we are all parasites anyway we may as well live up to our good name.
I'll start:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23252.msg434257#msg434257

SuperFlyers post was deleted so I'm not sure the Din.
Paging Lamdan
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 10, 2013, 04:06:19 AM
SuperFlyers post was deleted so I'm not sure the Din.

Paging Lamdan
I was just PMed that he apologized before he deleted it. it was a joke?
pretty eloberate for a joke with pictures and all but whatever.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 10, 2013, 05:05:33 AM
We should start a wiki of Lakewood Haters so we can stop helping them on the forums.  >:(

Youve just proven our point
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 10, 2013, 05:11:52 AM
Youve just proven our point

+1

As I pointed out in the post you so helpfully linked to, I am not (yet) a "Lakewood hater", per se. Although it is people like you that are pushing me more and more in that direction.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 10, 2013, 05:21:09 AM
+1

As I pointed out in the post you so helpfully linked to, I am not (yet) a "Lakewood hater", per se. Although it is people like you that are pushing me more and more in that direction.

I thought your post over there was quite ridiculous. When you and everyone on DDF take advantage of elals price mistake and thousands of other ways to milk companies its ok. But when Lakewood people do it en masse it magically turns into abusing the system and a chilul hashem. 

Nice double standard you have there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 10, 2013, 05:38:13 AM
I thought your post over there was quite ridiculous. When you and everyone on DDF take advantage of elals price mistake and thousands of other ways to milk companies its ok. But when Lakewood people do it en masse it magically turns into abusing the system and a chilul hashem. 

Nice double standard you have there.

Not really. When people take advantage of free bonuses (which are given away willingly, to entice customers) or airline price mistakes (which the DOT enforces, because the onus is on the airline to triple-check before publishing), that's fine. Those are "deals".

But when I hear stories of how people buy an air conditioner for the summer, and then return it when the summer is over (just before 90 days are up), jokingly referring to Walmart as their "gemach", that makes me cringe. And when Walmart gives me the third degree when trying to make a legitimate return, because "sorry for the hassle, sir, but people in this area have been abusing our return policy" (true story!), that downright pisses me off.

And let's not forgot how Amex offer matching got killed in no small part by the wise guys who took out full-page color ads offering $1600 for signing up for a Plat, while shamelessly ripping off Dan's instructions for getting matched to 100k, word-for-word, with no credit or compensation to him whatsoever...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 10, 2013, 05:46:16 AM
I was not aware of the Wal-Mart etc, but makes sense considering...
let's ignore the whole getting grants, gemach trafficking, etc.

I'm talking people being dishonest with me, and (trying) to rob me.

the proportion I've had of the latter surpassed by far any other group or people I've dealt with.

i unfortunatLY got to hear that so,many people have the same issues.....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 10, 2013, 06:00:28 AM
Not really. When people take advantage of free bonuses (which are given away willingly, to entice customers) or airline price mistakes (which the DOT enforces, because the onus is on the airline to triple-check before publishing), that's fine. Those are "deals".

But when I hear stories of how people buy an air conditioner for the summer, and then return it when the summer is over (just before 90 days are up), jokingly referring to Walmart as their "gemach", that makes me cringe. And when Walmart gives me the third degree when trying to make a legitimate return, because "sorry for the hassle, sir, but people in this area have been abusing our return policy" (true story!), that downright pisses me off.

And let's not forgot how Amex offer matching got killed in no small part by the wise guys who took out full-page color ads offering $1600 for signing up for a Plat, while shamelessly ripping off Dan's instructions for getting matched to 100k, word-for-word, with no credit or compensation to him whatsoever...

That's a far cry from what you wrote in the other thread...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 10, 2013, 06:17:44 AM
That's a far cry from what you wrote in the other thread...

Not really. Did you even follow the discussion in the other thread? It started with this:

+1
some people really abused this one.
I asked the woman at returns if I could get a GC instead of putting it back on my Amex because I closed that one already
and I got an earful about "People in this Area" returning GCs for Cash!

It was when I drily expressed "surprise" (not!) upon hearing that this story happened in Lakewood, that yeshivaman attacked me. So it's not such a far cry at all.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 10, 2013, 06:50:13 AM
Not really. Did you even follow the discussion in the other thread? It started with this:

It was when I drily expressed "surprise" (not!) upon hearing that this story happened in Lakewood, that yeshivaman attacked me. So it's not such a far cry at all.

I followed that thread well.

Taking advantage of a loophole like that to the point where the employees take notice, is not called a "deal". It's called "abusing the system".

If it's a loophole, it sounds like you meant to say that its something ethical. If so, why the double standard? But let's say you are referring to something unethical (in your opinion). I believe that if an act is unethical it doesn't matter whether you're the only one doing it or if everyone is doing it. You're abusing the system, causing a chillul hashem, and doing something repugnant. You are bashing "Lakewood" for something that people do all over. You can't hold society responsible, when it's a bunch of individuals making their own decisions. You believe that Lakewood people must think to themselves, "maybe I shouldn't do this because everyone is doing it?", but Brooklyn people don't need to worry about that, because in Brooklyn their acts are less noticeable?

In effect you are saying that pulling shtick is OK as long as you know that nobody else is doing it, which I think is quite dumb.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 10, 2013, 11:54:57 AM

In effect you are saying that pulling shtick is OK as long as you know that nobody else is doing it, which I think is quite dumb.
That is putting it mildly.  >:( >:(
I'm talking people being dishonest with me, and (trying) to rob me.

the proportion I've had of the latter surpassed by far any other group or people I've dealt with.

i unfortunatLY got to hear that so,many people have the same issues.....
??? ??? ???
I don't know who you are hanging out with?!?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 10, 2013, 12:09:08 PM
Not really. When people take advantage of free bonuses (which are given away willingly, to entice customers) that's fine. Those are "deals".
Maybe not?
Maybe we should all just make sure to spend at least $1000 in overpriced stuff on Black Friday to make sure they made money off the Doorbuster?  ::) ::)
But when I hear stories of how people buy an air conditioner for the summer, and then return it when the summer is over (just before 90 days are up), jokingly referring to Walmart as their "gemach", that makes me cringe. And when Walmart gives me the third degree when trying to make a legitimate return, because "sorry for the hassle, sir, but people in this area have been abusing our return policy" (true story!), that downright pisses me off.
Somehow when they willingly make a return policy "to entice customers"
Who buy things they may not want or need cuz what WTH it returnable (90% of which doesn't make it back to the store")
Then "One must not take advantage of big business's return policies"
Explain the difference ??? ??? ???
or better yet Shut Up!  >:( >:( >:( >:(
airline price mistakes (which the DOT enforces, because the onus is on the airline to triple-check before publishing), that's fine. Those are "deals".
because the DOT enforces it?
What does that change?
And do you think Walmart/Costco don't have lawyers go over their return policies with a fine tooth comb?
They at least budget for a small percentage of seasonal return. Airlines do not plan for mistakes!
that downright pisses me off.

And let's not forgot how Amex offer matching got killed in no small part by the wise guys who took out full-page color ads offering $1600 for signing up for a Plat, while shamelessly ripping off Dan's instructions for getting matched to 100k, word-for-word, with no credit or compensation to him whatsoever...
Now its about Dan's Kovod?!?
Dan's biggest following is in Lakewood and he knows it!
I think you are a "Downright P.O."
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on March 10, 2013, 12:15:14 PM
Maybe not?
Maybe we should all just make sure to spend at least $1000 in overpriced stuff on Black Friday to make sure they made money off the Doorbuster?  ::) ::)Somehow when they willingly make a return policy "to entice customers"
Who buy things they may not want or need cuz what WTH it returnable (90% of which doesn't make it back to the store")
Then "One must not take advantage of big business's return policies"
Explain the difference ??? ??? ???
or better yet Shut Up!  >:( >:( >:( >:(because the DOT enforces it?
What does that change?
And do you think Walmart/Costco don't have lawyers go over their return policies with a fine tooth comb?
They at least budget for a small percentage of seasonal return. Airlines do not plan for mistakes!Now its about Dan's Kovod?!?
Dan's biggest following is in Lakewood and he knows it!
I think you are a "Downright P.O."
hiding behind a womans name gives u no credence, so pls stop with ur crap, bec its useless...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on March 10, 2013, 03:55:43 PM
hiding behind a womans name gives u no credence, so pls stop with ur crap, bec its useless...
He's a Lakewooder, what do you expect?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 10, 2013, 04:50:53 PM
I don't care if Mimi is a man, woman or an it, this whole villification of Lakewood thing is getting out of hand.

Creating offensive stereotypes to sway attention from yourselves seems to be the modus operandi around here.

If you take issue with the ethics or halachic leanings of certain individuals take it up in the proper threads. This subject has nothing to do with Lakewood.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on March 10, 2013, 05:27:43 PM
I don't care if Mimi is a man, woman or an it, this whole villification of Lakewood thing is getting out of hand.

Creating offensive stereotypes to sway attention from yourselves seems to be the modus operandi around here.

If you take issue with the ethics or halachic leanings of certain individuals take it up in the proper threads. This subject has nothing to do with Lakewood.
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 10, 2013, 07:52:31 PM
hiding behind a womans name gives u no credence, so pls stop with ur crap, bec its useless...
He's a Lakewooder, what do you expect?

Omen
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 10, 2013, 07:57:21 PM
+1
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 19, 2013, 05:42:34 PM
Anyone know the scoop on Washington square in regards to living there?  I heard some rumors that I would like to have confirmed, before ditching IMO a great place to live.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 19, 2013, 06:45:15 PM
Anyone know the scoop on Washington square in regards to living there?  I heard some rumors that I would like to have confirmed, before ditching IMO a great place to live.
. From what I've heard, walls are paper thin, u can hear everything from next door. And on Shabbos your sorta confined to ws. But apts are vry nice
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 19, 2013, 06:54:22 PM
. From what I've heard, walls are paper thin, u can hear everything from next door. And on Shabbos your sorta confined to ws. But apts are vry nice

Thanks. I heard different kinds of rumors, such as, if you live in WS your kids may be not accepted to local yeshivos.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 19, 2013, 07:21:29 PM
Thanks. I heard different kinds of rumors, such as, if you live in WS your kids may be not accepted to local yeshivos.
Obviously as a blanket statement that is not true. But if you say you live there it will definitely raise eyebrows and there might be some explaining to do.  :-\ :-\
It was a Yeshivish place 6 years ago but went downhill in a hurry.
Unless things changed, alot of single parents and divorcees and rumors that go along with them living all in one building.  :-X :-X
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 19, 2013, 07:43:46 PM
Obviously as a blanket statement that is not true. But if you say you live there it will definitely raise eyebrows and there might be some explaining to do.  :-\ :-\
It was a Yeshivish place 6 years ago but went downhill in a hurry.
Unless things changed, alot of single parents and divorcees and rumors that go along with them living all in one building.  :-X :-X

That's why I said "may". Either way,its not that I believe the rumors, but as they usually say, when there's smoke there's fire. I really liked the apartments there, but the building itself is what distracts me. Walking around the building gave me this funny vibe. Though I figure there may be others that have felt just like myself, that have started rumors based on their feelings.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 19, 2013, 07:56:58 PM
I strongly urge the past few posts to be deleted, it is Lashon Hara, if it's letoeles - use pm.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 19, 2013, 08:09:37 PM
I strongly urge the past few posts to be deleted, it is Lashon Hara, if it's letoeles - use pm.
There is nothing specific about anyone.  :-\
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 19, 2013, 08:13:37 PM
There is nothing specific about anyone.  :-\
You're being malshin on the neighborhood. Delete it. Ask a Rav, if he says it's mutar (highly doubt he will), repost it. I have this feeling that saying Lashon Hara berabim is not worth it if you're  :-\
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 12:42:54 AM
You're being malshin on the neighborhood. Delete it. Ask a Rav, if he says it's mutar (highly doubt he will), repost it. I have this feeling that saying Lashon Hara berabim is not worth it if you're  :-\
what was bad about the neighborhood that they are not "Yeshivish" or that there are single parents living in the Building?
They are not bad things just not good for getting into School.
And rumors are not more than rumors. I did not imply that anything went on just that people WILL look down on him if he says he lives there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 01:02:10 AM
Obviously as a blanket statement that is not true. But if you say you live there it will definitely raise eyebrows and there might be some explaining to do.  :-\ :-\
It was a Yeshivish place 6 years ago but went downhill in a hurry.
Unless things changed, alot of single parents and divorcees and rumors that go along with them living all in one building.  :-X :-X
everyone understands what that means.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on March 20, 2013, 01:05:15 AM
Anyone know the scoop on Washington square in regards to living there?  I heard some rumors that I would like to have confirmed, before ditching IMO a great place to live.
were is Washington square?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 01:06:40 AM
everyone understands what that means.
Rumors not facts.
were is Washington square?
It is in Lakewood  ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on March 20, 2013, 03:05:41 AM
were is Washington square?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2013, 03:08:07 AM
They are not bad things just not good for getting into School.
Never thought I'd witness the day when the building you live in determines if your kids can get a good jewish education :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 09:52:06 AM
Rumors not facts.
It is pure L"H to say there are rumors about a building that .....
My gosh, did you ever open Sefer Chafetz Chaim  ::)
What did they teach you in Sem ?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 09:58:03 AM
Never thought I'd witness the day when the building you live in determines if your kids can get a good jewish education :o
+1. Sick world
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 10:08:36 AM
Never thought I'd witness the day when the building you live in determines if your kids can get a good jewish education :o
+1. Although in Lakewood, it goes far beyond what building you live. Your shirt color, length of your wife's sheitel, your occupation,  the shul you daven in... All are potential disqualifiers for getting your kids accepted into school.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on March 20, 2013, 10:12:21 AM
IM watching this thread and lol
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 10:14:04 AM
+1. Although in Lakewood, it goes far beyond what building you live. Your shirt color, length of your wife's sheitel, your occupation,  the shul you daven in... All are potential disqualifiers for getting your kids accepted into school.
Can someone link to the video where R' Steinman blasts someone, that not accepting a less frum kid into a school is GAAVAH! GAAVAH! GAAVAH!
Every Menahel in Lakewood should be required to watch that video b4 he rejects a kid.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 10:17:05 AM
Can someone link to the video where R' Steinman blasts someone, that not accepting a less frum kid into a school is GAAVAH! GAAVAH! GAAVAH!
Every Menahel in Lakewood should be required to watch that video b4 he rejects a kid.

Now you're talking sense again. :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 20, 2013, 10:49:43 AM
Never thought I'd witness the day when the building you live in determines if your kids can get a good jewish education :o

CMIIW, but that's also just a rumor.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 10:51:34 AM
CMIIW, but that's also just a rumor.
+1. Although in Lakewood, it goes far beyond what building you live. Your shirt color, length of your wife's sheitel, your occupation,  the shul you daven in... All are potential disqualifiers for getting your kids accepted into school.
That isn't.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 20, 2013, 10:57:50 AM
That isn't.

True. My friend had to wear a white shirt on Shabbos else they toss his sister out of school...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 12:59:36 PM
Let me explain with a true story:
Im in a Lakewood park a few months ago, I observe two families;
1)The father is wearing skin-tight black jeans, a pink lacoste shirt, a small black yalmuka. The wife is sitting on a bench with a shaital almost waist length, a bright colored tight top and a short skirt with sandals, no socks.-Both are busy on their iphones. The three boys standing by the lake were advised by their mother to remove their yalmukas so they would not fall in water. With their matching "mushroom" style hair cuts and non jewish clothing, at first I thought the kids where non jews...
2) During bein hasdorim, the father with a black bushy beard, a threadbare suit and a sefer in hand pushes his yingelach in the swing- their peyos flying, while he pushes a second hand stroller. the wife is hard at work teaching in a local beis yakov. 
This is lakewood today and this is why kids who come from families that have radically different priorities dont go to the same school school.
Are there any questions?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on March 20, 2013, 01:03:10 PM
Let me explain with a true story:
Im in a Lakewood park a few months ago, I observe two families;
1)The father is wearing skin-tight black jeans, a pink lacoste shirt, a small black yalmuka. The wife is sitting on a bench with a shaital almost waist length, a bright colored tight top and a short skirt with sandals, no socks.-Both are busy on their iphones. The three boys standing by the lake were advised by their mother to remove their yalmukas so they would not fall in water. With their matching "mushroom" style hair cuts and non jewish clothing, at first I thought the kids where non jews...
2) During bein hasdorim, the father with a black bushy beard, a threadbare suit and a sefer in hand pushes his yingelach in the swing- their peyos flying, while he pushes a second hand stroller. the wife is hard at work teaching in a local beis yakov. 
This is lakewood today and this is why kids who come from families that have radically different priorities dont go to the same school school.
Are there any questions?
+1000000000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 01:07:11 PM
Let me explain with a true story:
Im in a Lakewood park a few months ago, I observe two families;
1)The father is wearing skin-tight black jeans, a pink lacoste shirt, a small black yalmuka. The wife is sitting on a bench with a shaital almost waist length, a bright colored tight top and a short skirt with sandals, no socks.-Both are busy on their iphones. The three boys standing by the lake were advised by their mother to remove their yalmukas so they would not fall in water. With their matching "mushroom" style hair cuts and non jewish clothing, at first I thought the kids where non jews...
2) During bein hasdorim, the father with a black bushy beard, a threadbare suit and a sefer in hand pushes his yingelach in the swing- their peyos flying, while he pushes a second hand stroller. the wife is hard at work teaching in a local beis yakov. 
This is lakewood today and this is why kids who come from families that have radically different priorities dont go to the same school school.
Are there any questions?
No one ever claimed that these kids should go to the same school.
The point is that every Jewish child should be entitled to a proper Jewish education, regardless of the tightness of the father's jeans or the length of the mother's shaitel.
Disallowing Jewish children from attending any school in Lakewood because of a misplaced sense of idealism and religious superiority is disgusting, arrogant, and totally not fitting for a good Jew. See above comment re R' Shteinman.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 01:08:10 PM
No one ever claimed that these kids should go to the same school.
The point is that every Jewish child should be entitled to a proper Jewish education, regardless of the tightness of the father's jeans or the length of the mother's shaitel.
Disallowing Jewish children from attending any? school in Lakewood because of a misplaced sense of idealism and religious superiority is disgusting, arrogant, and totally not fitting for a good Jew. See above comment re R' Shteinman.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on March 20, 2013, 01:22:03 PM
I heard a rumor that every time someone tries to open a more modern school they are shut down. But I have zero evidence to support this claim.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 01:25:39 PM

You don't think the multitudes of children who find themselves with no school to attend at the beginning of a school year or the hassle and worry that parents go through because of this indicative of anything?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 01:35:42 PM
I heard a rumor that every time someone tries to open a more modern school they are shut down. But I have zero evidence to support this claim.
puleez
It might not be "prestigious"...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 20, 2013, 01:57:09 PM
There is an overall issue of lack of space. Every school is completely full and the 1 or 2 schools that open every year aren't enough to keep up with the growth of Lakewood.  Obviously that allows the schools to be picky.

No one ever claimed that these kids should go to the same school.
The point is that every Jewish child should be entitled to a proper Jewish education, regardless of the tightness of the father's jeans or the length of the mother's shaitel.
Disallowing Jewish children from attending any school in Lakewood because of a misplaced sense of idealism and religious superiority is disgusting, arrogant, and totally not fitting for a good Jew. See above comment re R' Shteinman.
There is no rule that certain children can't attend any school in Lakewood. Each individual school may say no to that person for THEIR school which they're entitled to do. If you haven't got accepted into any school, there is a 'Vaad' that was set up who the parents go to and apply. The Vaad sits down with all of the principals and divides up the children who weren't accepted anywhere into the different schools so that each child goes somewhere. Now a parent may raise hell because the Vaad sent them to a school that wasn't their first choice, but every child in Lakewood is offered a spot in a school.

Some of the above posts make it seem like there are kids in Lakewood who must be going to public school because the schools have banded together and said since you dress like ABC or live in DEF, you can't go to any of our schools.

While I'm not crazy over the current reality, it's not the terrible injustice that people are making it out to be.

Each individual school has a right to choose the type of students they want to accept, and overall every child is placed somewhere.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 01:59:37 PM
There is an overall issue of lack of space. Every school is completely full and the 1 or 2 schools that open every year aren't enough to keep up with the growth of Lakewood.  Obviously that allows the schools to be picky.
There is no rule that certain children can't attend any school in Lakewood. Each individual school may say no to that person for THEIR school which they're entitled to do. If you haven't got accepted into any school, there is a 'Vaad' that was set up who the parents go to and apply. The Vaad sits down with all of the principals and divides up the children who weren't accepted anywhere into the different schools so that each child goes somewhere. Now a parent may raise hell because the Vaad sent them to a school that wasn't their first choice, but every child in Lakewood is offered a spot in a school.

Some of the above posts make it seem like there are kids in Lakewood who must be going to public school because the schools have banded together and said since you dress like ABC or live in DEF, you can't go to any of our schools.

While I'm not crazy over the current reality, it's not the terrible injustice that people are making it out to be.
very normal. Sounds like a meat market
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on March 20, 2013, 02:00:24 PM
I think the following video belongs in this thread:
I personally maintain an unbiased and objective view on this whole matter. But i can't help and wonder what drove the one who created this video?
I doubt it was created for the comical ascpect alone! Make sure to watch the whole clip  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 20, 2013, 02:01:12 PM
very normal. Sounds like a meat market
Again, there is a lack of space.........
Not an ideal situation, but unless you are willing to open a school yourself you can't really complain ...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:02:27 PM
Again, there is a lack of space.........
Not ideal, but unless you want to open a school you can't really complain...
Is the lack of space the real reason for all the shtick? and headaches and agmas nefesh caused?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on March 20, 2013, 02:05:25 PM
I don't really know much about the Lakewood school system yet but from asking around a drop it sounds to me like MarkS said. There is simply a shortage of space. Is all the agmas nefesh that you are referring to that the kids can't get into any schools? Or just that they can't get into the ones they want?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:07:58 PM
I don't really know much about the Lakewood school system yet but from asking around a drop it sounds to me like MarkS said. There is simply a shortage of space. Is all the agmas nefesh that you are referring to that the kids can't get into any schools? Or just that they can't get into the ones they want?
both. I've heard stories firsthand  how ppl are treated... Unreal... And these aren't the tight jeans a s super long shaitel type like mentioned above.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 20, 2013, 02:11:58 PM
It's like the Shidduch crisis. People rant about all the hassles and how terrible certain shadchanim are and how people ask dumb questions and care about money/looks/yichus too much etc etc.

All very valid points - BUT, they are all caused by the numbers problem (age gap...).

If there was no numbers problem, a lot of those issues would fall away and regardless everyone would get married.

Same thing with schools. You are right that there is a lot of nastiness going on but it is a symptom - not the problem.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:12:45 PM
I'm not making any assumptions, I'm just trying to understand.

I think it's safe to say that most of the ppl living in Lkwd now, didnt grow up in Lkwd. We lived in brkly
Monsey etc. When we were growing up, the application and acceptance process was not at all like it is now in Lkwd.

So I'm just genuinely curious, if its because of;
1) Lack of space
2) " Type A" trying to get into a "Type B" school
3) schools taking advantage of the situation (holding out till they get $) and abusing power
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 20, 2013, 02:15:53 PM
I'm not making any assumptions, I'm just trying to understand.

I think it's safe to say that most of the ppl living in Lkwd now, didnt grow up in Lkwd. We lived in brkly
Monsey etc. When we were growing up, the application and acceptance process was not at all like it is now in Lkwd.

So I'm just genuinely curious, if its because of;
1) Lack of space
2) " Type A" trying to get into a "Type B" school
3) schools taking advantage of the situation (holding out till they get $) and abusing power
4) All of the above - ding ding ding, we have  a winner
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:16:55 PM
4) All of the above - ding ding ding, we have  a winner
100% of the time?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on March 20, 2013, 02:17:06 PM
I'm not making any assumptions, I'm just trying to understand.

I think it's safe to say that most of the ppl living in Lkwd now, didnt grow up in Lkwd. We lived in brkly
Monsey etc. When we were growing up, the application and acceptance process was not at all like it is now in Lkwd.

So I'm just genuinely curious, if its because of;
1) Lack of space
2) " Type A" trying to get into a "Type B" school
3) schools taking advantage of the situation (holding out till they get $) and abusing power
4) All of above
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 02:18:19 PM
Is the lack of space the real reason for all the shtick? and headaches and agmas nefesh caused?
it really is, even the Crème de la crème have agmas nefesh.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:20:50 PM
it really is, even the Crème de la crème have agmas nefesh.
but is that because of the $ factor, schools hold out till Zeidy writes a check
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 02:25:34 PM
but is that because of the $ factor, schools hold out till Zeidy writes a check
nah, they are really truly, honestly full, packed, jammed, loaded. Think of the numbers, they are mind boggling.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:26:24 PM
nah, they are really truly, honestly full, packed, jammed, loaded. Think of the numbers, they are mind boggling.
educate me
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 20, 2013, 02:26:43 PM
but is that because of the $ factor, schools hold out till Zeidy writes a check
Nah, tuition in Lakewood is a  lot cheaper than anywhere else. Guys in Kollel pay $3,500 and working guys pay $5-6K from what I've heard. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 02:26:51 PM
we'r talking schools with almost dozens of parallel classes. . its getting crazy
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 20, 2013, 02:27:15 PM
educate me
I've heard that 700 families a year move to Lakewood.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 20, 2013, 02:27:39 PM
side note: it's gota be quite funny for s/o coming here to look for info on visiting LKWD and see all of this
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 02:28:27 PM
educate me
Literally, there are 40+ babies born a week!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:28:50 PM
I've heard that 700 families a year move to Lakewood.
WOW!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 20, 2013, 02:31:45 PM
WOW!
If each of those families has a kid every other year, thats 350 new kids (aside from the general population) that need to be accounted for. There needs to be at least 2 new schools opened each year.
 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:48:24 PM
Imagine what Lkwd will be in 5yrs
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2013, 02:49:05 PM
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 02:50:31 PM
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
We even have a chabad shul.. :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 02:51:38 PM
Imagine what Lkwd will be in 5yrs
Fuhgeddaboudit!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 02:52:34 PM
I always thought this Thread was for local deals and requests for such.  :o :o
Apparently it was a thread to lure people from Lakewood to get bashed.   >:( >:(
Lakewood is a Unique community with unique Maalos and chasronos.
We should start a thread where only people who live or are visiting Lakewood can post RELEVANT info or Questions.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on March 20, 2013, 02:53:09 PM
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
No! You might come with a open mind to see the place. SF is extremely biased already. :D
But if he wants to come with a open mind to see the other half of Lakewood, he is welcome. ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 02:53:33 PM
We even have a chabad shul.. :)
Is it Ironic that the Chabad house is off the corner of St Nick's?  8)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 02:55:23 PM
One of these days I have to check out this place for myself :D

Think SF will come for the DO ;)
you'll need more than a day to get the full experience
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:01:35 PM
There are elitist (translate Gaavah see R' Steinman video) schools in Lakewood. People have to use pull and protektzia to get into these schools. What once used to be call your rich uncle to get into Brisk, is now call your rich uncle to get into Pre 1A!!!

The most powerful people in town are the Rashei Mosdos, and a lot of them wield that power for personal benefit. I will not get into details. But a lot of them aren't exactly the most ehrliche yerei shomayim.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 03:02:09 PM
 
Is it Ironic that the Chabad house is off the corner of St Nick's?  8)
??? :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 03:08:42 PM
I always thought this Thread was for local deals and requests for such.  :o :o
Apparently it was a thread to lure people from Lakewood to get bashed.   >:( >:(
Lakewood is a Unique community with unique Maalos and chasronos.
We should start a thread where only people who live or are visiting Lakewood can post RELEVANT info or Questions.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=26629.msg444794#msg444794
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:09:42 PM
R' shteinman video

if anyone knows how to embed, please embed.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 03:11:11 PM
There are elitist (translate Gaavah see R' Steinman video) schools in Lakewood. People have to use pull and protektzia to get into these schools. What once used to be call your rich uncle to get into Brisk, is now call your rich uncle to get into Pre 1A!!!

The most powerful people in town are the Rashei Mosdos, and a lot of them wield that power for personal benefit. I will not get into details. But a lot of them aren't exactly the most ehrliche yerei shomayim.
I heard in Monroe you can't get into Satmar schools if you don't cover your Shaitel  :o :o :o ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 03:14:48 PM
I'm gonna say something a little different than what's been said until now. I know some people, like Mimi K, have branded me a "Lakewood hater" and (in an ironic twist) have made lots of hateful remarks toward me. But the fact is, all of my siblings live in Lakewood (I have bli ayin hara over 30 nieces and nephews in the school system), and I myself lived there for a few years. I have 3 brothers-in-law in chinuch, and a brother who gives a shiur. So I'm not some random crackpot posting semi-anonymous comments on an online forum - I have some concrete knowledge about certain things.

I want to point something out to you guys: the fact that Lakewood now has a working community living side-by-side with the yeshiva community did NOT come about as a result of the yeshivishe community opening their arms and announcing that every Jew is welcome. The yeshivishe community did whatever they could to keep working people out at first; only after the working community took root, and the yeshivishe community realized they weren't leaving anytime soon, did they grudgingly agree to try and live peaceably with their new neighbors. This is NOT hateful speculation on my part; this is fact, backed up with concrete evidence.

When the school problem was still in its infancy, one of my brothers-in-law was talking to the admistrators of two schools about the stories of people not getting into schools, and they BOTH told him "we try our best not to allow working people's children into our school, as a deterrent to such people moving here; if they know they don't have anyplace for their kids to go to school, working people will be discouraged from moving to Lakewood". One of them even cited two examples of working men (whose wives both happened to have been in high school with my sister, so she was able to corroborate the story) who had planned on moving with their families to Lakewood, but changed their plans once they realized that they would have nowhere to send their kids. And the person who told this to my brother-in-law did so with great pride, as of he considered this a "success story".

So, why am I mentioning this? Because yes, you guys are right, now there is a space issue. BUT... let the record reflect, that's NOT how it started. It started with far less noble intentions. It started with shameful intolerance of one's brothers and sisters, and their way of life - and back then, we weren't talking about people with tzniyus issues; it was a simple distinction of kollel vs. working.

And yes, it's very nice that now they have a Vaad who deals with this... but isn't it sad that this is even necessary? Isn't it sad that instead of schools volunteering nicely to take in those who may not be their first choice of students, they instead have to be forced by a communal body to take in those that they deem misfits? Like R' Steinman, said, it is pure ga'avah.

So again, I'm not a Lakewood hater. I go there to visit all the time, and would even attend a DO (assuming I don't get stoned :P) there. I don't hate the town or the people who live there; I just don't condone what they do (yitamu chato'im v'al chotim, so to speak). There are certain things that just drive me over the edge. And that is why although I will visit often, I highly doubt I will live there again. I can respect their right to do whatever they please, but I can't see myself ever being a part of it.

#my2cents
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:15:06 PM
Before everyone attacks the guy with the big peyos arguing with Rav Steinman, I heard he was trying to get Rav Steinman on video cursing out the whole elitist business, he totally agrees with him.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:18:43 PM
I don't hate the town or the people who live there; I just don't condone what they do (yitamu chato'im v'al chotim, so to speak). There are certain things that just drive me over the edge. And that is why although I will visit often, I highly doubt I will live there again. I can respect their right to do whatever they please, but I can't see myself ever being a part of it.

#my2cents
Don't put all learning people in one category, don't say THEY, say some of them. Many learning people are totally tolerant and hate the GAAVAH! system.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 20, 2013, 03:20:49 PM
@Moishebatchy
Imagine you (as a working guy) try moving into new square tomorrow and send your kids to their schools. .  .you think they won't have any problems with it?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 20, 2013, 03:21:47 PM
I'm gonna say something a little different than what's been said until now. I know some people, like Mimi K, have branded me a "Lakewood hater" and (in an ironic twist) have made lots of hateful remarks toward me. But the fact is, all of my siblings live in Lakewood (I have bli ayin hara over 30 nieces and nephews in the school system), and I myself lived there for a few years. I have 3 brothers-in-law in chinuch, and a brother who gives a shiur. So I'm not some random crackpot posting semi-anonymous comments on an online forum - I have some concrete knowledge about certain things.

I want to point something out to you guys: the fact that Lakewood now has a working community living side-by-side with the yeshiva community did NOT come about as a result of the yeshivishe community opening their arms and announcing that every Jew is welcome. The yeshivishe community did whatever they could to keep working people out at first; only after the working community took root, and the yeshivishe community realized they weren't leaving anytime soon, did they grudgingly agree to try and live peaceably with their new neighbors. This is NOT hateful speculation on my part; this is fact, backed up with concrete evidence.

When the school problem was still in its infancy, one of my brothers-in-law was talking to the admistrators of two schools about the stories of people not getting into schools, and they BOTH told him "we try our best not to allow working people's children into our school, as a deterrent to such people moving here; if they know they don't have anyplace for their kids to go to school, working people will be discouraged from moving to Lakewood". One of them even cited two examples of working men (whose wives both happened to have been in high school with my sister, so she was able to corroborate the story) who had planned on moving with their families to Lakewood, but changed their plans once they realized that they would have nowhere to send their kids. And the person who told this to my brother-in-law did so with great pride, as of he considered this a "success story".

So, why am I mentioning this? Because yes, you guys are right, now there is a space issue. BUT... let the record reflect, that's NOT how it started. It started with far less noble intentions. It started with shameful intolerance of one's brothers and sisters, and their way of life - and back then, we weren't talking about people with tzniyus issues; it was a simple distinction of kollel vs. working.

And yes, it's very nice that now they have a Vaad who deals with this... but isn't it sad that this is even necessary? Isn't it sad that instead of schools volunteering nicely to take in those who may not be their first choice of students, they instead have to be forced by a communal body to take in those that they deem misfits? Like R' Steinman, said, it is pure ga'avah.

So again, I'm not a Lakewood hater. I go there to visit all the time, and would even attend a DO (assuming I don't get stoned :P) there. I don't hate the town or the people who live there; I just don't condone what they do (yitamu chato'im v'al chotim, so to speak). There are certain things that just drive me over the edge. And that is why although I will visit often, I highly doubt I will live there again. I can respect their right to do whatever they please, but I can't see myself ever being a part of it.

#my2cents

If the situation changed, why are you still against it, (although not in a hateful manner)?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2013, 03:21:49 PM
Is it Ironic that the Chabad house is off the corner of St Nick's?  8)
Hysterical ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 03:21:58 PM
please read my illustration as to the definition of "working people"
then tell us what you think.
Let me explain with a true story:
Im in a Lakewood park a few months ago, I observe two families;
1)The father is wearing skin-tight black jeans, a pink lacoste shirt, a small black yalmuka. The wife is sitting on a bench with a shaital almost waist length, a bright colored tight top and a short skirt with sandals, no socks.-Both are busy on their iphones. The three boys standing by the lake were advised by their mother to remove their yalmukas so they would not fall in water. With their matching "mushroom" style hair cuts and non jewish clothing, at first I thought the kids where non jews...
2) During bein hasdorim, the father with a black bushy beard, a threadbare suit and a sefer in hand pushes his yingelach in the swing- their peyos flying, while he pushes a second hand stroller. the wife is hard at work teaching in a local beis yakov. 
This is lakewood today and this is why kids who come from families that have radically different priorities dont go to the same school school.
Are there any questions?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 03:23:43 PM
Hysterical ::)
i think it was a private joke, i didnt get it either...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 20, 2013, 03:24:56 PM
i think it was a private joke, i didnt get it either...
+1

Isn't it in the villas?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:25:52 PM
please read my illustration as to the definition of "working people"
then tell us what you think.
Gimme a break, you don't really think the whole problem is kids from such families.
I know for a fact that's not the only people having problems.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
+1

Isn't it in the villas?
There's one around the lake.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 03:26:23 PM
"we try our best not to allow working people's children into our school, as a deterrent to such people moving here; if they know they don't have anyplace for their kids to go to school, working people will be discouraged from moving to Lakewood"
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:27:03 PM
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"
They come from both.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 03:27:09 PM
Gimme a break, you don't really think the whole problem is kids from such families.
I know for a fact that's not the only people having problems.
right. due to lack of space, everyone has problems now.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 20, 2013, 03:27:53 PM
They come from both.

+1 Though probably more from yeshivish families based on quantity.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 03:28:09 PM
+1

Isn't it in the villas?
Theres one in the Villas?
Are they meshichists? lol ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 03:28:19 PM
They come from both.
not possible. These kids are atleast 15 yrs old, the forbidden working ppl didnt live here 15 yrs ago
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:28:38 PM

right. due to lack of space, everyone has problems now.
Not everyone. People without protektzia.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 03:29:08 PM
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"
Kids at risk is a heartbreaking subject. dont go there...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 03:29:45 PM
Not everyone. People without protektzia.
yes but even the most yeshivish ...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:30:12 PM
not possible. These kids are atleast 15 yrs old, the forbidden working ppl didnt live here 15 yrs ago
Yes they were. And they moved in with their born children. They started moving in a very long time ago.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 20, 2013, 03:31:21 PM
What's interestng is, that unfortunately the kids at risk in Lkwd today aren't from the forbidden "working families"
-1

They're from all backrounds. Many of them - their families don't even live in Lkwd, they just hang in lkwd bec they have no place else to go/there's options for them in lkwd.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 03:31:29 PM
They come from both.
Which R' Steinman points out, even kids from good families go off the derech.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 03:36:58 PM
I'm gonna say something a little different than what's been said until now. I know some people, like Mimi K, have branded me a "Lakewood hater" and (in an ironic twist) have made lots of hateful remarks toward me. But the fact is, all of my siblings live in Lakewood (I have bli ayin hara over 30 nieces and nephews in the school system), and I myself lived there for a few years. I have 3 brothers-in-law in chinuch, and a brother who gives a shiur. So I'm not some random crackpot posting semi-anonymous comments on an online forum - I have some concrete knowledge about certain things.

I want to point something out to you guys: the fact that Lakewood now has a working community living side-by-side with the yeshiva community did NOT come about as a result of the yeshivishe community opening their arms and announcing that every Jew is welcome. The yeshivishe community did whatever they could to keep working people out at first; only after the working community took root, and the yeshivishe community realized they weren't leaving anytime soon, did they grudgingly agree to try and live peaceably with their new neighbors. This is NOT hateful speculation on my part; this is fact, backed up with concrete evidence.

When the school problem was still in its infancy, one of my brothers-in-law was talking to the admistrators of two schools about the stories of people not getting into schools, and they BOTH told him "we try our best not to allow working people's children into our school, as a deterrent to such people moving here; if they know they don't have anyplace for their kids to go to school, working people will be discouraged from moving to Lakewood". One of them even cited two examples of working men (whose wives both happened to have been in high school with my sister, so she was able to corroborate the story) who had planned on moving with their families to Lakewood, but changed their plans once they realized that they would have nowhere to send their kids. And the person who told this to my brother-in-law did so with great pride, as of he considered this a "success story".

So, why am I mentioning this? Because yes, you guys are right, now there is a space issue. BUT... let the record reflect, that's NOT how it started. It started with far less noble intentions. It started with shameful intolerance of one's brothers and sisters, and their way of life - and back then, we weren't talking about people with tzniyus issues; it was a simple distinction of kollel vs. working.

And yes, it's very nice that now they have a Vaad who deals with this... but isn't it sad that this is even necessary? Isn't it sad that instead of schools volunteering nicely to take in those who may not be their first choice of students, they instead have to be forced by a communal body to take in those that they deem misfits? Like R' Steinman, said, it is pure ga'avah.

So again, I'm not a Lakewood hater. I go there to visit all the time, and would even attend a DO (assuming I don't get stoned :P) there. I don't hate the town or the people who live there; I just don't condone what they do (yitamu chato'im v'al chotim, so to speak). There are certain things that just drive me over the edge. And that is why although I will visit often, I highly doubt I will live there again. I can respect their right to do whatever they please, but I can't see myself ever being a part of it.

#my2cents
Moishebatchy. +1000
You hit the nail on the head.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 03:37:21 PM
If the situation changed, why are you still against it, (although not in a hateful manner)?

Two reasons:

1) Because it hasn't really changed all that much. It's not like they suddenly fell in love with the working people in their midst; its just that things like the space issue are bigger and more pressing, so the "working" issue is taking a backseat. But there still is not much love lost toward working people.

2) Even whatever has changed, has not changed out of their own free will. It's like teshuvah me'ahavah versus teshuvah me'yirah - they didn't become more accepting of working people and their families because they realized they had been engaging in sinas Yisroel and decided to mend their ways; they became more accepting simply because they realized that their efforts to banish working people had failed, so they now have no choice but to make peace with the new reality. But given the choice, many would love to go back to the "good old days" of having only yeshivishe people living there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 03:43:08 PM
please read my illustration as to the definition of "working people"
then tell us what you think.

Simple: your illustration of "working people" is WAY off the mark. Perhaps %2 of the working population fits that description.

And what pisses me off most of all about kollel people discriminating against working people is: just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 03:45:29 PM
Simple: your illustration of "working people" is WAY off the mark. Perhaps %2 of the working population fits that description.

And what pisses me off most of all about kollel people discriminating against working people is: just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
Exactly. Lakewood is being forced to realize that the whole Kollel thing is an unsustainable system. Someone needs to work.
#bitethehand
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fish Tank on March 20, 2013, 03:48:34 PM
Hi all, i'll say straight out that i'm from lkwd, but the points I wanna make have nothing to that with that and aren't at all biast.

First of all, it doesn't make any sense to me that people who don't live in lkwd can have a say in this matter/in these politics.
As much as you "hear" about what goes on, it doesn't give you enough info to actually know whats really going on.

Just from lurking on the forums a little, and from seeing posts in this thread, it doesn't seem moishebatchy, jaywhy, judahk88, and others, live in lkwd. 
So for you guys, I would say please post your sources, and even then, it doesn't really mean much.

And moishebatchy, before you come back and tell me to read your post about your brother in laws' that are in chinuch - I just wanna say that sometimes mikva hock (e.g. bmg coffee room) is better/dirtier/fuller/etc then "hearing from your rebbe bro-in-law"

And one last point, This is for Dan or chaikel , This thread was very usefull and has alot of great info. Is it possible you can merge off the last conversartion to a seperate thread?

Thank you
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 03:51:53 PM
Hi all, i'll say straight out that i'm from lkwd, but the points I wanna make have nothing to that with that and aren't at all biast.

First of all, it doesn't make any sense to me that people who don't live in lkwd can have a say in this matter/in these politics.
As much as you "hear" about what goes on, it doesn't give you enough info to actually know whats really going on.

Just from lurking on the forums a little, and from seeing posts in this thread, it doesn't seem moishebatchy, jaywhy, judahk88, and others, live in lkwd. 
So for you guys, I would say please post your sources, and even then, it doesn't really mean much.

And moishebatchy, before you come back and tell me to read your post about your brother in laws' that are in chinuch - I just wanna say that sometimes mikva hock (e.g. bmg coffee room) is better/dirtier/fuller/etc then "hearing from your rebbe bro-in-law"

And one last point, This is for Dan or chaikel , This thread was very usefull and has alot of great info. Is it possible you can merge off the last conversartion to a seperate thread?

Thank you
Wow I feel so special that you singled me out for one comment I made in the past 3 pages of this thread  :) . Did you say you were from Lakewood?  ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 20, 2013, 03:53:20 PM
And one last point, This is for Dan or chaikel , This thread was very usefull and has alot of great info. Is it possible you can merge off the last conversartion to a seperate thread?

Thank you

+1

I apologize as I have caused this thread to go bonkers today.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 03:54:15 PM
+1

I apologize as I have caused this thread to go bonkers today.
Alot of threads go OT at some point for a little bit.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 03:54:24 PM
Just from lurking on the forums a little, and from seeing posts in this thread, it doesn't seem moishebatchy, jaywhy, judahk88, and others, live in lkwd.
FYI, I was born and raised in Lakewood, most of my family lives there and I have first-hand experience with the school system, hypocrisy, kollel, you name it... I don't live there anymore. BH
Not that it matters where you live in order to have an opinion on Lakewood politics.
So for you guys, I would say please post your sources, and even then, it doesn't really mean much. Only we have to post sources?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on March 20, 2013, 03:58:25 PM
+1

I apologize as I have caused this thread to go bonkers today.
+1. If after today this thread goes back to being what it was, then just leave it alone, but if this goes on, then it is simply killing the thread, and just merge these comments into a new thread called Lakewood Hock.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 20, 2013, 04:00:04 PM
Simple: your illustration of "working people" is WAY off the mark. Perhaps %2 of the working population fits that description.

And what pisses me off most of all about kollel people discriminating against working people is: just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
Was waiting for someone to bring up that point and start that argument!!
Lemme tell ya, that svura would never fly in lkwd!
The yeshivaliet will tell you that it can/will be done however R' Aron did it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 20, 2013, 04:02:18 PM
Two reasons:

1) Because it hasn't really changed all that much. It's not like they suddenly fell in love with the working people in their midst; its just that things like the space issue are bigger and more pressing, so the "working" issue is taking a backseat. But there still is not much love lost toward working people.

2) Even whatever has changed, has not changed out of their own free will. It's like teshuvah me'ahavah versus teshuvah me'yirah - they didn't become more accepting of working people and their families because they realized they had been engaging in sinas Yisroel and decided to mend their ways; they became more accepting simply because they realized that their efforts to banish working people had failed, so they now have no choice but to make peace with the new reality. But given the choice, many would love to go back to the "good old days" of having only yeshivishe people living there.

1. Understood. Not sure what that last part means.

2.  A) Everyone has their issues. If the system changed, in my mind that's good enough. There are plenty of things that need change in every community, though nobody cares to do it.

B) Don't most bnei torah like to be surrounded by other bnei torah? I'm not saying that working people aren't bnei torah, but there is definitely a preference by most demographics to live around their same type of people.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on March 20, 2013, 04:02:45 PM
Just read up the thread and I feel so left out.

Why does everyone here think Lakewood is the only place that knocks working people.

There are people from all over that knock working and college.

A lot of mothers won't let their daughters go out with guys that work/college on the side.

This is today industry. If you don't like it, try not to associate yourself with people that feel this way.

All I am saying is, the main problem is that this world judges you with what you wear, do, drive etc. it has nothing to do with this community or not. Some places

 are more than others, but you will find this almost everywhere.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 20, 2013, 04:03:36 PM
Was waiting for someone to bring up that point and start that argument!!
Lemme tell ya, that svura would never fly in lkwd!
The yeshivaliet will tell you that it can/will be done however R' Aron did it.
Because it was one generation arrangement. Parents, donors, fundraising, that can all help cover the financial burden of Kollel families. Kollel parents cannot support Kollel children. The whole house of cards comes crashing down.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 04:08:38 PM
Simple: your illustration of "working people" is WAY off the mark. Perhaps %2 of the working population fits that description.

And what pisses me off most of all about kollel people discriminating against working people is: just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
You obviously missed my point. Yeshivalite have nothing against most bala batim. Its the "working ppl" that I described, who have moved into Lakewood that they do not want to associate with.
You obviously have a chip on your shoulder against kollel ppl, its sad.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 04:13:08 PM
Simple: your illustration of "working people" is WAY off the mark. Perhaps %2 of the working population fits that description.

And what pisses me off most of all about kollel people discriminating against working people is: just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
Paying? Lemme guess, you dont donate to BMG, right?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on March 20, 2013, 04:15:51 PM
Because it was one generation arrangement. Parents, donors, fundraising, that can all help cover the financial burden of Kollel families. Kollel parents cannot support Kollel children. The whole house of cards comes crashing down.
possibly, but your forgetting the wonderful state of NJ, which supports most long time learners....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 04:18:35 PM
possibly, but your forgetting the wonderful state of NJ, which supports most long time learners....
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 04:19:20 PM
Hi all, i'll say straight out that i'm from lkwd, but the points I wanna make have nothing to that with that and aren't at all biast.
 

I find it hard to believe that you aren't "biast" (sic), but I'll start by giving you the benefit of the doubt, and we'll dissect the hogwash that comprises your post, piece by piece.

 

First of all, it doesn't make any sense to me that people who don't live in lkwd can have a say in this matter/in these politics.
As much as you "hear" about what goes on, it doesn't give you enough info to actually know whats really going on.
 

Sorry, I'm gonna call BS on that one. Like someone once said, "opinions are like backsides: everyone has one, and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks". Just because someone doesn't live there, that doesn't invalidate their right to an opinion, even if you feel it stinks. You can discredit anything they say... in your own mind. But you can't take away someone's right to feel a certain way about something, and to discuss it openly.


 

Just from lurking on the forums a little, and from seeing posts in this thread, it doesn't seem moishebatchy, jaywhy, judahk88, and others, live in lkwd. 
So for you guys, I would say please post your sources, and even then, it doesn't really mean much.
 


Did you not read my post? I lived in Lakewood. I lived and breathed the local politics. I've spent countless hours in the offices of various yeshivas (doing volunteer work), rubbing shoulders with some of the top brass in the community.

My sources? Myself. My own personal experiences, observations, and interactions. I think that's good enough.

 

And moishebatchy, before you come back and tell me to read your post about your brother in laws' that are in chinuch - I just wanna say that sometimes mikva hock (e.g. bmg coffee room) is better/dirtier/fuller/etc then "hearing from your rebbe bro-in-law"

Lemme get this straight... you believe that coffee room hock/mikvah neias (i.e. pure, unadulterated, random speculation, often with no factual basis) is more reliable than hearing crystal clear facts directly from the people involved in these things?!

You know what, let's say you're right... Well, I've spent countless late-night hours sitting in the office of Yeshiva Ketana, talking community politics with the aforementioned "top brass". Those candid, open, shooting-the-breeze conversations put any mikva schmooze to shame.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fish Tank on March 20, 2013, 04:33:17 PM
I find it hard to believe that you aren't "biast" (sic), but I'll start by giving you the benefit of the doubt, and we'll dissect the hogwash that comprises your post, piece by piece.
Sic?

Sorry, I'm gonna call BS on that one. Like someone once said, "opinions are like backsides: everyone has one, and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks". Just because someone doesn't live there, that doesn't invalidate their right to an opinion, even if you feel it stinks. You can discredit anything they say... in your own mind. But you can't take away someone's right to feel a certain way about something, and to discuss it openly.
??? Since when are we disscussing opions?? This conversation started off with why the schools in lkwd don't accept certain kids/kids from certain homes.

Thats not about opion, there are facts about that.

 
Did you not read my post? I lived in Lakewood. I lived and breathed the local politics. I've spent countless hours in the offices of various yeshivas (doing volunteer work), rubbing shoulders with some of the top brass in the community.
Lol.

My sources? Myself. My own personal experiences, observations, and interactions. I think that's good enough.
You have experience with getting your kids into school in lkwd??

Lemme get this straight... you believe that coffee room hock/mikvah neias (i.e. pure, unadulterated, random speculation, often with no factual basis) is more reliable than hearing crystal clear facts directly from the people involved in these things?!

You know what, let's say you're right... Well, I've spent countless late-night hours sitting in the office of Yeshiva Ketana, talking community politics with the aforementioned "top brass". Those candid, open, shooting-the-breeze conversations put any mikva schmooze to shame.
Believe it or not, not always will you "rebbe bro-in-law" tell you everything, or even know everything thats going on.
Sad to say, but the real L"h goes on in other places besides family dining rooms.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 04:58:48 PM
isn't it Ironic that I was getting blasted for speaking L"H about WS By Baruch and then you slipped into Lakewood and Rabbi/Askan Bashing which is somehow not considered L"H and then this whole thing spiraled into something crazy.
You're being malshin on the neighborhood. Delete it. Ask a Rav, if he says it's mutar (highly doubt he will), repost it. I have this feeling that saying Lashon Hara berabim is not worth it if you're  :-\
I strongly urge the past few posts to be deleted, it is Lashon Hara, if it's letoeles - use pm.
People have to use pull and protektzia to get into these schools. What once used to be call your rich uncle to get into Brisk, is now call your rich uncle to get into Pre 1A!!!

The most powerful people in town are the Rashei Mosdos, and a lot of them wield that power for personal benefit. I will not get into details. But a lot of them aren't exactly the most ehrliche yerei shomayim.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 20, 2013, 05:01:18 PM
isn't it Ironic that I was getting blasted for speaking L"H about WS By Baruch and then you slipped into Lakewood and Rabbi/Askan Bashing which is somehow not considered L"H and then this whole thing spiraled into something crazy.
+1000 general rule of thumb- "my" LH is mutar/litoeles or whatever other heter u can name
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 20, 2013, 05:06:13 PM
Sic?
 ??? Since when are we disscussing opions?? This conversation started off with why the schools in lkwd don't accept certain kids/kids from certain homes.

Thats not about opion, there are facts about that.

  Lol.
You have experience with getting your kids into school in lkwd??
Believe it or not, not always will you "rebbe bro-in-law" tell you everything, or even know everything thats going on.
Sad to say, but the real L"h goes on in other places besides family dining rooms.

I'm still not sure what your trying I say..
In not saying in with moishebatchy on this one but I defenaty think he is bringing up valid points and don't here your argument...
Your agreeing there is dirty hock in Lakewood (and he says he saw it first hand) just arguing on source??
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 05:15:29 PM
You obviously missed my point. Yeshivalite have nothing against most bala batim. Its the "working ppl" that I described, who have moved into Lakewood that they do not want to associate with.

You are not describing "working people". You are describing an almost-goy with some vestige of Judaism. The VAST MAJORITY of working people in Lakewood aren't remotely like that. And yet they are discriminated against anyway.

And how are you differentiating between "bala batim" and "working people" anyway?

 

 You obviously have a chip on your shoulder against kollel ppl, its sad.

No idea where you got that from. Just because I don't like people who have a "holier-than-thou" attitude, that doesn't mean I don't like nice, ehrliche kollel people. Unless you (not me) are trying to imply that there's no such thing as a tolerant, loving kollel person?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 20, 2013, 05:16:54 PM
Or worse.. Which source of "dirty hock" is more reliable...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 05:19:23 PM
Paying? Lemme guess, you dont donate to BMG, right?

Not me, I'm not that rich... but yes, my father does. And my uncles. Let me tell you a little secret: the more sons/sons-in-law you have in BMG, the more you are expected to "donate". And mind you, not a single one of my siblings actually gets a kollel check from BMG.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on March 20, 2013, 05:29:08 PM
just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
Not the anti-kollel people!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 05:34:48 PM
Sic?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sic&l=1

 

 ??? Since when are we disscussing opions?? This conversation started off with why the schools in lkwd don't accept certain kids/kids from certain homes.

Thats not about opion, there are facts about that.

Exactly. And everyone is entitled to an opinion about that, and whether they feel that mentality is right or wrong.

 

  Lol.

What's so funny about that?

 

You have experience with getting your kids into school in lkwd??

No, I have first-hand experience watching kids getting rejected by schools in Lakewood... from both sides of the desk.

 

Believe it or not, not always will you "rebbe bro-in-law" tell you everything, or even know everything thats going on.
Sad to say, but the real L"h goes on in other places besides family dining rooms.

Wow, that statement is so flawed, I really don't know where to even start.

And who needs the "real L"h" (sic) when you have confirmed facts, from multiple reliable sources?

I assume you also decide where to invest your life's savings, based on the rumors you hear in the BMG coffee room?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 05:38:48 PM
Not the anti-kollel people!

For the hundredth time, I'm not "anti-kollel". I'm not "anti-Lakewood" either - there are lots of fine people living there. The only thing I am "anti" is people who cannot be tolerant and accepting of their fellow Yidden. And even then, I don't hate those people; I hate what they are doing. But I still love and accept every one of them, and would gladly invite them into my home or help them out with anything, should they ever need me.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 05:43:50 PM
You are not describing "working people". You are describing an almost-goy with some vestige of Judaism. The VAST MAJORITY of working people in Lakewood aren't remotely like that. And yet they are discriminated against anyway.

And how are you differentiating between "bala batim" and "working people" anyway?

 
No idea where you got that from. Just because I don't like people who have a "holier-than-thou" attitude, that doesn't mean I don't like nice, ehrliche kollel people. Unless you (not me) are trying to imply that there's no such thing as a tolerant, loving kollel person?
The vast majority of working ppl have no problem getting into a large variety of schools, such as Yeshiva ketana etc. (everyone in lakewood deals with lack of room)
The ones who dont get in are either as I described {indeed 2%} . or those who insist on not going to "schools where other working ppl send cuz even though I work im still a choshuveh yeshivaman"...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 05:47:17 PM

No idea where you got that from. Just because I don't like people who have a "holier-than-thou" attitude, that doesn't mean I don't like nice, ehrliche kollel people. Unless you (not me) are trying to imply that there's no such thing as a tolerant, loving kollel person?
Do you agree that people learning all day are indeed holier than thou?
Does this bother you? Their "attitude" is imaginary.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on March 20, 2013, 05:49:54 PM
For the hundredth time, I'm not "anti-kollel". I'm not "anti-Lakewood" either - there are lots of fine people living there. The only thing I am "anti" is people who cannot be tolerant and accepting of their fellow Yidden. And even then, I don't hate those people; I hate what they are doing. But I still love and accept every one of them, and would gladly invite them into my home or help them out with anything, should they ever need me.
I really have not been following this too closely nor was I saying that you were anti-kolel.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 06:05:28 PM
The vast majority of working ppl have no problem getting into a large variety of schools, such as Yeshiva ketana etc. (everyone in lakewood deals with lack of room)
The ones who dont get in are either as I described {indeed 2%} . or those who insist on not going to "schools where other working ppl send cuz even though I work im still a choshuveh yeshivaman"...

 Utter and complete BS. I know firsthand of many, MANY people who are not the bummy type you described, yet can't get their kids into school (at least not without a huge fight, and more importantly, a fat check from zeidy). Likewise, from the other side of the desk, I know people who work in offices where a lot of the rejecting is done, and they have told me what kind of people get rejected, and what the members of the hanhala say to each other about such people.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 20, 2013, 06:18:38 PM
Do you agree that people learning all day are indeed holier than thou?
Does this bother you?

Sigh... how ignorant can you get? "Holier-than-thou" is an expression:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-righteousness

And...
 

Their "attitude" is imaginary.
...is utterly false. I'm not saying everyone is like that; but unfortunately, there are quite a few people who are like that.

Again, I'm not some ignorant hater from Flatbush. I'm someone who used to live in Lakewood, who experienced all this firsthand.


Oh, and I'm in kollel, too. So they are, indeed, not necessary "holier than me". The difference is... I also work on the side, since I understand that the whole world isn't magiya li.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 20, 2013, 07:44:10 PM
Sigh... how ignorant can you get? "Holier-than-thou" is an expression:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-righteousness
Oh.... What an eye opener . . Sigh
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 07:48:11 PM
Oh.... What an eye opener . . Sigh
Sigh on this convo. I feel like it is coming to an end. None of you are going to change each others minds, so just agree to disagree.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 08:02:02 PM
The reason why the yeshivalite didn't like the balebatim moving in, had nothing to do with the fact that they were working. It was because of the Gashmiyus that they had in their lives. They were bringing gashmiyus to ruchniyusdike Lakewood. And their fears were true. In the old days, no one had a fancy house or car. Today the standards went up tremendously by Bnei torah. It wasn't bias, it was bringing in a different focus on life. They changed the whole culture in Lakewood.

Now, do you have a right to stop someone from changing your culture, is a different question. But it had nothing to do with hate/bias, that's a complete misrepresentation.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 08:04:59 PM
isn't it Ironic that I was getting blasted for speaking L"H about WS By Baruch and then you slipped into Lakewood and Rabbi/Askan Bashing which is somehow not considered L"H.
Guilty as accused. Now I expect you to man/woman up and admit that what you said was too.  ;) ;D


I never bashed Lakewood or a Rabbi. I bashed some menahalim, who are 1000% not lesheim shamayim.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 20, 2013, 08:16:01 PM
Guilty as accused. Now I expect you to man/woman up and admit that what you said was too.  ;) ;D
Suffice it to say, if I would have known what it would have caused I would not have posted it  :-[

People just can't hold themselves back on the Hating.

I'm not sure if they hate God,Torah,Jews in general or just have an inferiority complex.
Why do they go so berserk  ??? ???

Lakewood has some internal problems just like every community but overall its the best place to live.
I did not grow up here but I lived here moved out of town and returned.
I don't think I will leave again (to another US City).
I think some people feel somehow slighted when they can't get into the most Yeshivish school when they don't Act or Dress Yeshivish.
If they don't want that lifestyle why force it on their kids?
There are very few people who can't get into "Any" School. Just not the one they want.
My sister had the same thing in Flatbush.
They told her that there are 30 slots and 24 siblings and over 300 apps.
It took a lot of Phone calls and Nudging to get my nephew in.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asd on March 20, 2013, 09:03:52 PM
why bash the menahelim they have no power,@ baruch please retract,and who made you the authority of lakewood.The issues of lakewood are way beyond your paygrade and are dealt with in ways you wont even begin to contemplate unbeknown to the masses this is ametuer hour on ddf.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 20, 2013, 09:08:01 PM
The reason why the yeshivalite didn't like the balebatim moving in, had nothing to do with the fact that they were working. It was because of the Gashmiyus that they had in their lives. They were bringing gashmiyus to ruchniyusdike Lakewood. And their fears were true. In the old days, no one had a fancy house or car. Today the standards went up tremendously by Bnei torah. It wasn't bias, it was bringing in a different focus on life. They changed the whole culture in Lakewood.

Now, do you have a right to stop someone from changing your culture, is a different question. But it had nothing to do with hate/bias, that's a complete misrepresentation.
good point
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 20, 2013, 09:09:02 PM
why bash the menahelim they have no power,@ baruch please retract,and who made you the authority of lakewood. The issues of lakewood are way beyond your paygrade and are dealt with in ways you wont even begin to contemplate unbeknown to the masses this is ametuer hour on ddf.
??? ??? ???

This is an online forum with anonymous people behind fake names.

How the heck do you know who baruch is and what his paygrade is??  :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 20, 2013, 09:11:20 PM
Btw, there's a DO being arranged right now in the lakewood DO thread. Just a heads up...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 20, 2013, 09:11:29 PM
The reason why the yeshivalite didn't like the balebatim moving in, had nothing to do with the fact that they were working. It was because of the Gashmiyus that they had in their lives. They were bringing gashmiyus to ruchniyusdike Lakewood. And their fears were true. In the old days, no one had a fancy house or car. Today the standards went up tremendously by Bnei torah. It wasn't bias, it was bringing in a different focus on life. They changed the whole culture in Lakewood.

Now, do you have a right to stop someone from changing your culture, is a different question. But it had nothing to do with hate/bias, that's a complete misrepresentation.
+1

I don't think anyone would disagree with this. If they do, they are lacking in basic knowledge of how lakewood came about. 

. . .And thats where/how all the problems started.. .
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 20, 2013, 09:13:23 PM
Lakewood has some internal problems just like every community .
 
except CLE  ;)
but overall its the best place to live
:o that's quite an opinion  :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on March 20, 2013, 09:23:17 PM
except CLE
  +1  I was just thinking that!   Gotta love the simplicity of living "out o' town"  :)   
Although nobody's perfect (not even CLE believe it or not!!)  ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2013, 10:12:20 PM
Suffice it to say, if I would have known what it would have caused I would not have posted it  :-[

People just can't hold themselves back on the Hating.

I'm not sure if they hate God,Torah,Jews in general or just have an inferiority complex.
Why do they go so berserk  ??? ???

Lakewood has some internal problems just like every community but overall its the best place to live.
I did not grow up here but I lived here moved out of town and returned.
I don't think I will leave again (to another US City).
I think some people feel somehow slighted when they can't get into the most Yeshivish school when they don't Act or Dress Yeshivish.
If they don't want that lifestyle why force it on their kids?
There are very few people who can't get into "Any" School. Just not the one they want.
My sister had the same thing in Flatbush.
They told her that there are 30 slots and 24 siblings and over 300 apps.
It took a lot of Phone calls and Nudging to get my nephew in.
Still can't man/woman up, that it was L"H.  :)
I got nothing against ya, Mimi, I agree Lakewood's a great place.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 21, 2013, 12:48:55 AM
I misspoke before, the menahalim are great. I meant the Rashei Mosdos. Some are great. Some are Baalei Gaavah w/o an ounce of Lesheim Shamayim in them.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 21, 2013, 11:22:08 AM
Why was the other lkwd thread deleted?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 11:25:37 AM
Why was the other lkwd thread deleted?
I think because there are way too many arguments involved with Lakewood, I don't think the Forum needs another argument thread.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 21, 2013, 11:28:15 AM
I think because there are way too many arguments involved with Lakewood, I don't think the Forum needs another argument thread.
That thread was about how many lkwd based visitors visit this site has. . . it was mostly about how IP's aren't good proof of where people are based. . .
The point of that thread was too move the arguments from this thread over to that thread so we can keep this one clean and useful.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 11:33:44 AM
That thread was about how many lkwd based visitors visit this site has. . . it was mostly about how IP's aren't good proof of where people are based. . .
The point of that thread was too move the arguments from this thread over to that thread so we can keep this one clean and useful.
Agreed, but it didn't really help because the argument still continued.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 11:46:17 AM
Darn it! I was about to post a good topic for that thread. Guess the mods want me to post it here.

Why are there are so many off the derech kids in lakewood? I would like to hear different opinions.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 11:47:28 AM
Are there really more there than anywhere else?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 11:48:26 AM
Darn it! I was about to post a good topic for that thread. Guess the mods want me to post it here.

Why are there are so many off the derech kids in lakewood? I would like to hear different opinions.
You think there are more in Lakewood then anywhere else?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 21, 2013, 11:49:47 AM
Darn it! I was about to post a good topic for that thread. Guess the mods want me to post it here.

Why are there are so many off the derech kids in lakewood? I would like to hear different opinions.
@Mods
This is a conversation that would qualify for the "other" thread.

Why does an informational thread need to be taken OT and clogged up with random discussions??
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 11:56:32 AM
Are there really more there than anywhere else?

IMO yes, much more. I never took a census though so that is obviously debatable. Though what bothers me most is how quick and far they get off the derech, (and yes this is based on my experience, not statistics.)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 11:59:40 AM
IMO yes, much more. I never took a census though so that is obviously debatable. Though what bothers me most is how quick and far they get off the derech, (and yes this is based on my experience, not statistics.)
I dont think there are more in Lakewood, but kids who grow up in more religious families tend to go way farther then if a person grew up in "less" frum family that I do agree with.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 21, 2013, 01:59:35 PM
I dont think there are more in Lakewood, but kids who grow up in more religious families tend to go way farther then if a person grew up in "less" frum family that I do agree with.

+1

Like a rubber band - the harder you pull back, the farther they fly. :'(
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 21, 2013, 02:39:30 PM
+1

Like a rubber band - the harder you pull back, the farther they fly. :'(
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 21, 2013, 02:48:04 PM
 So you guys are saying that more religious is bad?!
So pathetic, why cant people deal with the fact that some are on a higher level?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 02:54:57 PM
So you guys are saying that more religious is bad?!
So pathetic, why cant people deal with the fact that some are on a higher level?
Noone said that.
But the concept is actually basic kabalah/chassidus. The lowest sparks in this world come from the highest sources just as the top brick on a wall that falls goes the furthest away from the base.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on March 21, 2013, 03:03:34 PM
So you guys are saying that more religious is bad?!
So pathetic, why cant people deal with the fact that some are on a higher level?
I think you misunderstood what judahk88 was trying to say.
(#chillout)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 03:14:20 PM
So you guys are saying that more religious is bad?!
So pathetic, why cant people deal with the fact that some are on a higher level?
I did not say that at all. Dont twist my words
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 21, 2013, 03:15:17 PM
I dont think there are more in Lakewood, but kids who grow up in more religious families tend to go way farther then if a person grew up in "less" frum family that I do agree with.
+1

Like a rubber band - the harder you pull back, the farther they fly. :'(
Maybe we shoul feed our kids chazer now so they don't do drugs in 10 years.  ::) ::)
The Modox community has no kids off the derech and the irriligious do not have rebellious teenagers.
Maybe we should all go frei.  :P :P
Then all the Lakewood Haters on this Forum will love us.
They won't judge us by the way we dress (or lack thereof)or our lifestyle. (Kollel, Drug abuse, Chillul Shabbos etc.[In that order])
Just by the pure (Now filthy) Neshama.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 03:19:03 PM
Maybe we shoul feed our kids chazer now so they don't do drugs in 10 years.  ::) ::)
The Modox community has no kids off the derech and the irriligious do not have rebellious teenagers.
Maybe we should all go frei.  :P :P
Then all the Lakewood Haters on this Forum will love us.
They won't judge us by the way we dress (or lack thereof)or our lifestyle. (Kollel, Drug abuse, Chillul Shabbos etc.[In that order])
Just by the pure (Now filthy) Neshama.  ::) ::)
I think you are missing the point a little. I have 0 against lakewood, I am making a general statement, it just so happens it is in the Lakewood thread.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 03:24:30 PM
So no one here believes that Lakewood has some serious chinuch issues?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 03:25:24 PM
So no one here believes that Lakewood has some serious chinuch issues?
I cant vouch for anyone else, but I dont believe its any worse than other places IMO
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 03:26:09 PM
So no one here believes that Lakewood has some serious chinuch issues?
Why are we still stirring this pot?
Obviously many people have very hot feelings on this for whatever reasons.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on March 21, 2013, 03:26:29 PM
Alas here we go again.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 03:26:48 PM
Why are we still stirring this pot?
Obviously many people have very hot feelings on this for whatever reasons.
+1. THE END!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 03:33:31 PM
Why are we still stirring this pot?
Obviously many people have very hot feelings on this for whatever reasons.

Its a different pot. I'm not discussing policies of accepting kids.

I feel that in very religious place such as lakewood, there has be to some system in place that gives flexibility to kids that aren't able to hold to such high levels of halacha. Instead of only having systems in place for off the derech kids, they should look into prevention.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 03:40:05 PM
Its a different pot. I'm not discussing policies of accepting kids.

I feel that in very religious place such as lakewood, there has be to some system in place that gives flexibility to kids that aren't able to hold to such high levels of halacha. Instead of only having systems in place for off the derech kids, they should look into prevention.
I agree with that.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 21, 2013, 03:44:20 PM
Its a different pot. I'm not discussing policies of accepting kids.

I feel that in very religious place such as lakewood, there has be to some system in place that gives flexibility to kids that aren't able to hold to such high levels of halacha. Instead of only having systems in place for off the derech kids, they should look into prevention.
+1
Chinuch L'naar Al Pi Darko anyone?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 21, 2013, 03:48:57 PM
Its the unrelenting bashing of kollel people that needs to stop. I know you like them, respect them etc bla bla.
AFAIK They are the one group the least deserving of criticism, whether its their "attitude" their "chinuch" etc. If your out to fix the world why contuinuesly focus on those who learn in kollel? Its always something that those "Lakewood" people are doing wrong....
It dosent bother anyone whats going on in Monsey, Flatbush, Crown hights, Cle, yerushalayim etc. Its Lakewood thats the sorce of all evil.
"Mi yiten li talmid chochom venshachenu neshichas chamor"
"Kol haedah kulom kedoshim... Maduah tisnasue..."

Nothing new under the sun.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 21, 2013, 03:55:56 PM
Good L-rd, can't you read?! We are NOT bashing kollel people. We are NOT bashing Lakewood people. In fact, we are not "bashing" anyone. judahk88, jaywhy, and I are making a very simple point: statistically, in ANY community, there is trend among off-the-derech kids: the more frum the family, the further the kid goes, R"L. "The greater they are, the harder they fall", and all that.

Please take that humongous, kollel-shaped chip off your shoulder. The only place where people are attacking kollel people - as of right now - is in your imagination. So lighten up, okay?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 21, 2013, 03:56:47 PM
 ok  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 21, 2013, 04:03:21 PM
ok  :)

Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 21, 2013, 04:15:16 PM
Good L-rd, can't you read?! We are NOT bashing kollel people. We are NOT bashing Lakewood people. In fact, we are not "bashing" anyone. judahk88, jaywhy, and I are making a very simple point: statistically, in ANY community, there is trend among off-the-derech kids: the more frum the family, the further the kid goes, R"L. "The greater they are, the harder they fall", and all that.

Please take that humongous, kollel-shaped chip off your shoulder. The only place where people are attacking kollel people - as of right now - is in your imagination. So lighten up, okay?
-111111111111111
I lived in Lakewood. I lived and breathed the local politics. I've spent countless hours in the offices of various yeshivas (doing volunteer work), rubbing shoulders with some of the top brass in the community.

My sources? Myself. My own personal experiences, observations, and interactions. I think that's good enough.


Well, I've spent countless late-night hours sitting in the office of Yeshiva Ketana, talking community politics with the aforementioned "top brass". Those candid, open, shooting-the-breeze conversations put any mikva schmooze to shame.
And what pisses me off most of all about kollel people.... just who do you think it is that is paying for you to sit in kollel, anyway?! Other kollel people?!
As I pointed out in the post you so helpfully linked to, I am not (yet) a "Lakewood hater", per se. Although it is people like you that are pushing me more and more in that direction.
Again, I'm not some ignorant hater from Flatbush. I'm someone who used to live in Lakewood, who experienced all this firsthand.
Oh, and I'm in kollel, too. So they are, indeed, not necessary "holier than me". The difference is... I also work on the side, since I understand that the whole world isn't magiya li.
Need I say more.  ::) ::) You're a very "Knowledgable Locally Grown Hater" Ashrei Rabach shelamdach Torah!  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 21, 2013, 04:20:04 PM
-111111111111111Need I say more.  ::) ::) You're a very "Knowledgable Locally Grown Hater" Ashrei Rabach shelamdach Torah!  ::) ::)
So you are proving to him from his own post where he says he is not a hater, that he is indeed a hater?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 21, 2013, 04:23:09 PM
So you are proving to him from his own post where he says he is not a hater, that he is indeed a hater?
First of all after all those times saying he is not a hater, He says I'm not an Ignorant hater from Flatbush but rather a hater from Lakewood w/ major connections  ::) ::) :P
Second, I never had to announce that I'm not an anti-Semite.
Dunno why but nobody ever confused me with one.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 04:27:27 PM
I am dropping out of this one.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 21, 2013, 04:36:17 PM
-111111111111111Need I say more.  ::) ::) You're a very "Knowledgable Locally Grown Hater" Ashrei Rabach shelamdach Torah!  ::) ::)

...And right on cue, Mimi K. comes charging in, machete swinging, with more unprovoked, hate-ridden comments. I actually try my best to love Lakewooders, but it's people like you who really give me a run for my money.

Clearly, you can't read, either:
The only place where people are attacking kollel people - as of right now - is in your imagination. So lighten up, okay?

I'm not talking about yesterday. I'm not talking about last week. I'm not talking about any time in the past. I am saying that right now, TODAY, nobody is bashing Lakewood. In THIS argument, we are making simple point that applies to Jewish communities everywhere. So like I said to churnbabychurn:
 
Please take that humongous, kollel-shaped chip off your shoulder.
It really doesn't look good on you.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fish Tank on March 21, 2013, 04:41:27 PM
Its a different pot. I'm not discussing policies of accepting kids.

I feel that in very religious place such as lakewood, there has be to some system in place that gives flexibility to kids that aren't able to hold to such high levels of halacha. Instead of only having systems in place for off the derech kids, they should look into prevention.
So no one here believes that Lakewood has some serious chinuch issues?
This is a topic that is way beyond the scope of an online firum discussion.

Every community has their share of problems. In lkwd the numbers are obviously much higher bec there are alot more kids/families.
Percentage wise, its probably not any worse then any other community.

Prevention? What do you call prevention? Let the kids go/do/see/act/play/access/ whatever, whomever wherever they want??
Thats why I said its not a discussion for an online forum. But if you think you'll get proper hadrachah and knowledgable answers here, then go ahead and continue the conversation.

I don't wanna state my veiws on wether or not moishbatchy is a hater or not bec he seems to take it very personally, although I will say that jaywhy did a good job presenting himself as a hater, and thats something thats hard to undo.
So when you post more comments, please just let everyone know that your a hater.

I have no idea what your current situation, nor what happened to you in the past while you resided in Lkwd - and therefore its possible that you have a valid reason for being a hater. But still, I think its only right to let people know that before they take your posts into consideration,
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 21, 2013, 04:41:46 PM

Please take that humongous, kollel-shaped chip off your shoulder.
You made my day with that one ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 21, 2013, 04:46:01 PM
You made my day with that one ;D
and this from someone who doesn't hate Jews who sit in Kollel.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 21, 2013, 04:48:51 PM
jaywhy did a good job presenting himself as a hater, and thats something thats hard to undo.
I take offense to that as well. I don't see how my posts could have been misconstrued as me being a hater but let me make myself very clear. I don't hate any Jews, be they from Lakewood, Bnei Brak, or anywhere. I love all Jews and would gladly open my heart, house, and arms to any Jew in need.
I have hands-on experience with the issues that Lakewood faces, which is why these issues are more personal to me. Do certain people and attitudes from Lakewood annoy me? Sure. But I don't hate anyone.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 21, 2013, 04:54:05 PM
and this from someone who doesn't hate Jews who sit in Kollel.
Wow! Another "machete-swinging, attacking, comment." I don't hate Kollel people. I learned in Kollel myself for some time and I believe that majority of people learning Kollel are doing God's work and I support that wholeheartedly.
I guess you are too busy looking for people to attack to appreciate the hilarity of what Moshiebatchy said. Nothing wrong with some humor-unless you too have a "humongeous kollel-shaped chip on your shoulder."
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 05:03:14 PM
and this from someone who doesn't hate Jews who sit in Kollel.
Hate is a rather strong word.   I really don't understand why the need for machetes in this argument, it's just a difference in philosophies but there's place for both in judaism.

I find this whole back-and-forth interesting as we have a similar class thing in Chabad with the working class and shluchim.
Though according to your unexplained implication we're all just christians anyway I suppose :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 21, 2013, 05:13:08 PM
Nothing wrong with some humor-unless you too have a "humongeous kollel-shaped chip on your shoulder."

He does. churnbabychurn was gracious and mature enough to acknowledge it in his case, and removed it; now I have asked Mimi K. to do the same.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 21, 2013, 05:19:16 PM
change of topic.
Kars 4 Kids?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 21, 2013, 05:20:41 PM
change of topic.
Kars 4 Kids?
yay now we can all trash/not trash oorah  ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 21, 2013, 05:21:59 PM
 
yay now we can all trash/not trash oorah  ::)
  ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 21, 2013, 06:01:32 PM
change of topic.
Kars 4 Kids?

Pro. :D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 21, 2013, 06:05:25 PM

Though according to your unexplained implication we're all just christians anyway I suppose :P
was JK. and it is on the corner of St Nicholas. I've been there many times

ON a different note there is a grand total of 3 actual Lubavitchers.
One is a Pupener who got chopped by Mendel V
One learnt in Ponovitch and sends his kids to local Litvish yeshivas
And one is from Venezeula.
The rest like to Daven at 10  :-\
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 21, 2013, 06:07:40 PM
change of topic.
Kars 4 Kids?
I've always found it funny that they advertise on WCBS without ever telling you how they help kids :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on March 21, 2013, 06:35:10 PM
One is a Pupener who got chopped by Mendel V
IMO He's one of the greatest minds Chabad has!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 21, 2013, 06:35:31 PM
In my families experience (I have two sibling married in Lakewood)
Yes there is some sort of prob getting into yeshivas without getting some sort if "connections"
(And while my bil is a "working " guy.. He has a very frum house..)
But the prob is not as much with the kollel guys as it is with the "kollel wives" who are bored and feel guilty (or some chips on their shoulder) and always feel hav to prove their lifestyle is better .. More "emunah and betachon" (for some reason  I never hear a guy - who is actually the one learning all day- talk that way..)
Just take out any random "Lakewood voice" and you'll see it on every page..
And my family has had plenty of stories of such type of "attitude" .. Even strait out chutzpah!
That is more my prob in Lakewood...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 06:40:24 PM
This is a topic that is way beyond the scope of an online firum discussion.

Every community has their share of problems. In lkwd the numbers are obviously much higher bec there are alot more kids/families.
Percentage wise, its probably not any worse then any other community.

Prevention? What do you call prevention? Let the kids go/do/see/act/play/access/ whatever, whomever wherever they want??
Thats why I said its not a discussion for an online forum. But if you think you'll get proper hadrachah and knowledgable answers here, then go ahead and continue the conversation.

I'm not trying to change Lakewood chinuch, nor do I think that I or anyone without any credentials is qualified to make certain chinuch decisions. That doesn't mean that on a open forum, I am not allowed to discuss and hear opinions from every side, so that I can become more knowledgeable in the subject. I think it's a subject that bothers many, and therefore may have radically different ideas than the ones I am used to. There is nothing wrong with learning something new.

And being that we're in the lakewood thread, this topic could/should be discussed here, just as much as a diff issue could be discussed in a thread of a different city.

About prevention, I am no expert, though obviously it does not mean exposing the kids to things that are against halacha. No need to attack the poor straw man. It means letting the kids out of the beis medrash more often to play sports, not be machmir for the kid every chumro that a "ba'al nefesh" should be machmir and etc. I am obviously not experienced to say my suggestions are the correct suggestions, but the idea is pretty basic and I have not seen it (it may have been started) being used in Lakewood.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 21, 2013, 06:40:31 PM
by the way no one seems to mention the difficulties getting children into school in BKLYN just starting girls now u need pull in BYA, Bnos Yisrael, BY 18th Avenue and that's just getting started- boy's lets talk about the elitist attitude of the cheder

on a second thought lets not ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 06:41:14 PM
But the prob is not as much with the kollel guys as it is with the "kollel wives" who are bored and feel guilty (or some chips on their shoulder) and always feel hav to prove their lifestyle is better .. More "emunah and betachon" (for some reason  I never hear a guy - who is actually the one learning all day- talk that way..)
Just take out any random "Lakewood voice" and you'll see it on every page..
And my family has had plenty of stories of such type of "attitude" .. Even strait out chutzpah!
That is more my prob in Lakewood...

So true! The letters in the lakewood voice make me wanna vomit!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 06:41:43 PM
by the way no one seems to mention the difficulties getting children into school in BKLYN just starting girls now u need pull in BYA, Bnos Yisrael, BY 18th Avenue and that's just getting started- boy's lets talk about the elitist attitude of the cheder

on a second thought lets not ;D

You can start it, just not in this thread.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 21, 2013, 06:42:36 PM
You can start it, just not in this thread.
on a second thought lets not ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 21, 2013, 06:46:03 PM
So true! The letters in the lakewood voice make me wanna vomit!
It actually gives us a good laugh usually.. But not in a good way I guess...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 21, 2013, 07:04:33 PM
You just can't let these things get to you... Both ways!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 07:15:14 PM
I think it would be useful to add all the lakewood shteebles to the wiki. So anyone with info pipe in.

Ill start off with kol shimshon and satmer. I forgot the addresses.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 21, 2013, 08:22:41 PM
by the way no one seems to mention the difficulties getting children into school in BKLYN just starting girls now u need pull in BYA, Bnos Yisrael, BY 18th Avenue and that's just getting started- boy's lets talk about the elitist attitude of the cheder

on a second thought lets not ;D
but Bashing people who live in Brooklyn would be no fun.
We only bash people who live in Lakewood.
That is more my prob in Lakewood...
Why Lakewood there are crazies everywhere?

But the prob is not as much with the kollel guys as it is with the "kollel wives" who are bored and feel guilty (or some chips on their shoulder) Jealous? and always feel hav to prove their lifestyle is better .. More "emunah and betachon"
I never heard anyone having a "My Emunah is bigger than yours" contest
Definitley not people who live the simple life and don't chase gashmius
But I guess there is a first time for everything

I would feel pretty uncomfortable if that was the conversation around my Y"T table.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on March 21, 2013, 08:23:14 PM
does anyone know of a place in lakewood that sells nice watches at good prices? thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 21, 2013, 08:31:40 PM
I think it would be useful to add all the lakewood shteebles to the wiki. So anyone with info pipe in.

Ill start off with kol shimshon and satmer. I forgot the addresses.

Started wiki.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 21, 2013, 08:58:09 PM
statistically, in ANY community, there is trend among off-the-derech kids: the more frum the family, the further the kid goes, R"L. "The greater they are, the harder they fall", and all that.
citation needed.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 21, 2013, 09:07:51 PM
does anyone know of a place in lakewood that sells nice watches at good prices? thanks
OT is replacing a watch battery a DIY thing or better not?
Where can I get it done (reliably)? I got it replaced by the Jeweler on clifton across the post office, it lasted 4 months ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on March 21, 2013, 10:04:49 PM
OT is replacing a watch battery a DIY thing or better not?
Where can I get it done (reliably)? I got it replaced by the Jeweler on clifton across the post office, it lasted 4 months ::)
Wow! Really off topic! Pop open the back cover of your watch with a flathead mini screwdriver. Find the numbers on the battery saying what type and search on Amazon. You can usually get like 10 batteries for $2 and then you pop it in and press the back cover back on. It's very easy.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on March 21, 2013, 11:16:46 PM
does anyone know of a place in lakewood that sells nice watches at good prices? thanks
not so off topic
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 22, 2013, 12:08:33 AM

OT
I think we can all agree that Bein hazemanim=very active DDF :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 22, 2013, 12:10:08 AM
Wow! Really off topic! Pop open the back cover of your watch with a flathead mini screwdriver. Find the numbers on the battery saying what type and search on Amazon. You can usually get like 10 batteries for $2 and then you pop it in and press the back cover back on. It's very easy.
I though so but I had a bad experience once with wifes wtch, cover would not go back on... :-\, wanna know if that was a one off thing or the norm.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 22, 2013, 12:11:50 AM
OT
I think we can all agree that Bein hazemanim=very active heated DDF :)
FTFY  ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on March 22, 2013, 12:49:25 AM
Wow! Really off topic! Pop open the back cover of your watch with a flathead mini screwdriver. Find the numbers on the battery saying what type and search on Amazon. You can usually get like 10 batteries for $2 and then you pop it in and press the back cover back on. It's very easy.
word of warning,some upper class watches stipulate that changing the battery yourself voids the warranty (i'm not sure how they could tell, perhaps from the scratches made by your butter knife or maybe there is some sort of seal) either way my Rado is supposed to be changed by a licensed dealer.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 22, 2013, 12:54:08 AM

Ill start off with kol shimshon
honestly I never in my life davened in a slower shul. I have witnesses 1st hand, how by mincha the shliach tzibur will turn around "look for 10" ppl, but "only" sees 15, so he sits down and pulls out a Gemara.... And you want to knw why kids go off the derech .....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 22, 2013, 12:55:36 AM
honestly I never in my life davened in a slower shul. I have witnesses 1st hand, how by mincha the shliach tzibur will turn around "look for 10" ppl, but "only" sees 15, so he sits down and pulls out a Gemara....
;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on March 22, 2013, 01:42:55 AM
http://matzav.com/kedushas-bais-haknesses#comments
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 22, 2013, 02:12:52 AM

We only bash people who live in Lakewood.Why Lakewood there are crazies everywhere?I never heard anyone having a "My Emunah is bigger than yours" contest
Definitley not people who live the simple life and don't chase gashmius
But I guess there is a first time for everything

I would feel pretty uncomfortable if that was the conversation around my Y"T table.
Oh forgot the "live the life without  gashmius " stuff.. Those are exactly the ppl I am talking about.. And I'm not saying they are all or even most like that but def seems like some are just faking it and therefore have to keep proving to themselves it's right by telling others how they are wrong to not have that "betachon" (and live with "so much gashmius") ...
Your right I don't think the real ones are out there saying these stuff.. And hope your right that it doesn't exist .. And the Lakewood voice is just writing itself for te humor involved...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 22, 2013, 02:20:44 AM
honestly I never in my life davened in a slower shul. I have witnesses 1st hand, how by mincha the shliach tzibur will turn around "look for 10" ppl, but "only" sees 15, so he sits down and pulls out a Gemara.... And you want to knw why kids go off the derech .....
I picked up some "at risk looking" kid hitching to Squankum but I told him I'm only going to Lawrence so He says "I'll get off by Kol Nidre"
I could not wipe the smile off my face for days.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on March 22, 2013, 02:23:34 AM
I picked up some "at risk looking" kid hitching to Squankum but I told him I'm only going to Lawrence so He says "I'll get off by Kol Nidre"
I could not wipe the smile off my face for days.
Go to sleep!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 22, 2013, 02:27:56 AM
Go to sleep!
I just got home. I need to wind down.
I ran to the Grill and then Delux but they said nothing doing.
I'm eating the whole Chametz box meant to burn  :P :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on March 22, 2013, 02:59:57 AM
I picked up some "at risk looking" kid hitching to Squankum but I told him I'm only going to Lawrence so He says "I'll get off by Kol Nidre"
I could not wipe the smile off my face for days.
i think i'm gonna start calling it that to. awsome name!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 22, 2013, 07:56:01 AM
I picked up some "at risk looking" kid hitching to Squankum but I told him I'm only going to Lawrence so He says "I'll get off by Kol Nidre"
I could not wipe the smile off my face for days.

I dont get it. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 22, 2013, 07:59:06 AM
Where can I purchase a nice bouquet of flowers for the holiday? Bella fiori's prices make me furious. I'm thinking shoprite but I'm not so sure about the quality.

Whats the best store to buy from?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 22, 2013, 08:02:06 AM
shoprite def the cheapest..if you look around you can find good stuff on sale sometimes
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 22, 2013, 08:08:38 AM
http://matzav.com/kedushas-bais-haknesses#comments
+1 kudos to Lkwd rabbanim
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 22, 2013, 08:11:55 AM
I dont get it.
I'm assuming Kol Shimshon - Kol nidre, feels like ur davening Kol nidre 24/7
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 22, 2013, 08:24:38 AM
I'm assuming Kol Shimshon - Kol nidre, feels like ur davening Kol nidre 24/7

Its not that bad. Yeh the shmonei esrei takes a while sometimes, but I daven shachris there a lot and it takes me 45 minutes on Monday and Thursday, though with no tachanun.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 22, 2013, 10:37:55 AM
I picked up some "at risk looking" kid hitching to Squankum but I told him I'm only going to Lawrence so He says "I'll get off by Kol Nidre"
I could not wipe the smile off my face for days.

LOL! ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on March 22, 2013, 11:17:54 AM
I picked up some "at risk looking" kid hitching to Squankum but I told him I'm only going to Lawrence so He says "I'll get off by Kol Nidre"
I could not wipe the smile off my face for days.
Like!
Am I the only one that when listening to these slow Chazaras Hashatz's feels like I wanna jump out of my pants? Or do I have ADHD?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 22, 2013, 11:20:05 AM
honestly I never in my life davened in a slower shul. I have witnesses 1st hand, how by mincha the shliach tzibur will turn around "look for 10" ppl, but "only" sees 15, so he sits down and pulls out a Gemara.... And you want to knw why kids go off the derech .....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 22, 2013, 11:48:21 AM
Like!
Am I the only one that when listening to these slow Chazaras Hashatz's feels like I wanna jump out of my pants? Or do I have ADHD?

Fear not, you are not alone.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: KK on March 22, 2013, 12:12:33 PM
Where can I purchase a nice bouquet of flowers for the holiday? Bella fiori's prices make me furious. I'm thinking shoprite but I'm not so sure about the quality.

Whats the best store to buy from?

Botanica in Shoprite Plaza does a really nice job. Or Pipo Fleurs on Clifton Ave.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: KK on March 22, 2013, 12:34:49 PM
does anyone know of a place in lakewood that sells nice watches at good prices? thanks

I have had good experiences with Allegra.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on March 22, 2013, 12:39:40 PM
Pipo Fleurs on Clifton Ave.
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on March 22, 2013, 12:45:51 PM
I picked up some "at risk looking" kid hitching to Squankum but I told him I'm only going to Lawrence so He says "I'll get off by Kol Nidre"
I could not wipe the smile off my face for days.
A.K.A. Kol Shlepshin.   :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 22, 2013, 01:40:56 PM
Botanica in Shoprite Plaza does a really nice job.
+100 they arent cheap but they always make me beautiful arrangements and they last long.
I usually buy my Y"T bouquet's there and drop off a vase a few days beforehand for them to fill- they are very creative.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on March 22, 2013, 04:41:07 PM
Where can I purchase a nice bouquet of flowers for the holiday? Bella fiori's prices make me furious. I'm thinking shoprite but I'm not so sure about the quality.

Whats the best store to buy from?
go to Lakewood florist on the corner of cedar bridge and martin luther, they are cheap and if you get Cathy to make your bouquet it will be the nicest in town hands down. (her mother is a klutz)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 22, 2013, 04:44:45 PM
+100 they arent cheap but they always make me beautiful arrangements and they last long.
I usually buy my Y"T bouquet's there and drop off a vase a few days beforehand for them to fill- they are very creative.

They are cheap. I ended up going to Shoprite today. I tried to spend $40 but I only was able to make it to $26!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 22, 2013, 04:45:48 PM
Thanks all of you for all the good answers!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 22, 2013, 05:10:11 PM
Thanks all of you for all the good answers!
Thats what this thread is for  ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 22, 2013, 05:23:56 PM
Thats what this thread is for  ;)

I know, right? :D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on March 24, 2013, 12:27:18 AM
I know, right? :D
I sense slight sarcasm from above.....  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 24, 2013, 12:39:13 AM
I sense slight sarcasm from above.....  ;)  ;D

Actually not. That is the true purpose of this thread - it's just a shame that it has a tendency to get derailed. :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 24, 2013, 08:33:58 AM
Actually not. That is the true purpose of this thread - it's just a shame that it has a tendency to get derailed. :P
+1 our point exactly
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 24, 2013, 09:25:04 AM
Now we just got to fill this thread with useful info so we can forget the turbulent times.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 24, 2013, 12:05:56 PM
Now we just got to fill this thread with useful info so we can forget the turbulent times.
:) I think that is in the past. All useful info here on in.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 24, 2013, 01:08:35 PM
Now we just got to fill this thread with useful info so we can forget the turbulent times.

Okay, here goes. :)

If you like caramel, check out Yismach Yisroel ice cream store in the Capitol Motel building (entrance on right side, 7th street between Madison and Clifton). They have a really good Caramel Coolada (though recently I feel like they've been putting in a little less caramel flavor than they used to). It's not actually advertised on any of the signs IIRC, but you can have them make it into a "Creamolada" - you fill the cup 3/4 with Caramel Coolada, then give it to them to use the milkshake machine to blend in ice cream, cocoa, and cinnamon. Delicious!

How'd I do? ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 24, 2013, 01:12:52 PM
Glatt Bite makes fantastic deli sandwiches. I highly recommend cold pastrami on a baguette, with Russian dressing, fried onions, and coleslaw in it.

Their sesame chicken is also fantastic IMHO, and if you like hot stuff, go for their hot poppers or wings (in that order).
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 24, 2013, 01:16:10 PM
Bagel Nosh has the usual selection of bagels, plus some really good cake-style donuts. I highly recommend the chocolate cake-style donuts with chocolate frosting colored sprinkles on top. I wasn't so impressed with their pancakes. They also have an estimated 14,362 different types of coffee to choose from, both hot and cold.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on March 24, 2013, 01:19:02 PM
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/03/all-prepared-foods-50-off-today-at-yussis-on-2nd-st-beginning-3-pm.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 24, 2013, 01:20:25 PM
My favorite chocolate danish is from river cafe/bakery in Lakewood.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on March 24, 2013, 01:24:08 PM
My favorite chocolate danish is from river cafe/bakery in Lakewood.
nope 4 corners better
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 24, 2013, 01:24:46 PM
Circa (on Cedar Bridge) is an upscale pizza shop, with lots of other dairy dishes to choose from as well. They also have a decent hard ice cream selection IIRC, as well as decent sushi.

The pizza shop in Westgate (I think its called Pizza Place) has good food and is perhaps not as fancy as Circa, but they sure can be when they want to - one of my sheva brachos was there, and you'd never guess you were in a pizza shop. I liked their salmon teriyaki.

Okay, I believe I am done filling this thread with useful information for now. Someone else can take a turn. :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 24, 2013, 01:49:07 PM
Glatt Bite makes fantastic deli sandwiches. I highly recommend cold pastrami on a baguette, with Russian dressing, fried onions, and coleslaw in it.

Their sesame chicken is also fantastic IMHO, and if you like hot stuff, go for their hot poppers or wings (in that order).
Glatt bite is trash. I can't believe ppl love it
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 24, 2013, 01:49:23 PM
My favorite chocolate danish is from river cafe/bakery in Lakewood.
+1 aka gelbsteins
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on March 24, 2013, 01:56:03 PM
nope 4 corners better
in your opinion ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 24, 2013, 02:04:06 PM
Glatt bite is trash. I can't believe ppl love it
in your opinion ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 24, 2013, 02:47:26 PM

no actually my stomach speaks for itself. I'm on the can 10 minutes after I eat from Glatt bite. If you venture out of Lkwd, you will see what real good food is. Ppl in Lkwd just don't knw any better
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on March 24, 2013, 03:03:28 PM
no actually my stomach speaks for itself. I'm on the can 10 minutes after I eat from Glatt bite. If you venture out of Lkwd, you will see what real good food is. Ppl in Lkwd just don't knw any better
IMHO it depends what you order a chicken sandwich (schnitzel or the like) they are good and not that hard on the stomach. Other stuff they make I can understand where you are coming from IMO
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on March 24, 2013, 03:09:04 PM
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/03/all-prepared-foods-50-off-today-at-yussis-on-2nd-st-beginning-3-pm.html
OTW Mini DO?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: sal2011 on March 24, 2013, 03:16:37 PM
what time ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: sal2011 on March 24, 2013, 03:17:44 PM
dont tell me three so you can be first in line as its whats left
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on March 24, 2013, 03:22:49 PM
Ppl in Lkwd just don't knw any better
Here we go again...  ::) ::)
I personally get sick from all Chinese Food.
But Fast food is what it is. Why bash Glatt Bite?  ??? ???
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on March 24, 2013, 03:31:41 PM
OTW Mini DO?
you still there? I'm parked right outside.
Unfortunately I only read your post after stepping out of heimishe next door
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Let3 on March 24, 2013, 04:01:59 PM
Here we go again...  ::) ::)
I personally get sick from all Chinese Food.
But Fast food is what it is. Why bash Glatt Bite?  ??? ???
I have I say.. Went there plenty times as bochur, they have an amazing hot chicken sandwich,
But defenately kills your stomach afterwords!
(As do most hot foods...)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on March 24, 2013, 04:17:35 PM
if your having constipation problems go to glatt bite - guaranteed to clear ur stomach before u finish ur meal. Can't tell up how many times I got sick from glatt bite food, dlux Is so much cleaner, friendlier staff and better food IMO.
no actually my stomach speaks for itself. I'm on the can 10 minutes after I eat from Glatt bite. If you venture out of Lkwd, you will see what real good food is. Ppl in Lkwd just don't knw any better
Not sure if you have something personal against glatt bite, but it sure sounds like it.

O and btw, I know many many people that have eaten there from out of lakewood (mostly brklyn) , and they consider glatt bite a very good fast food store.

 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on March 24, 2013, 05:30:55 PM
Not sure if you have something personal against glatt bite, but it sure sounds like it.

O and btw, I know many many people that have eaten there from out of lakewood (mostly brklyn) , and they consider glatt bite a very good fast food store.
nothing rly against Glatt bite, just talking from experience. Kills my stomach , and I don't have a weak stomach.

But I'll be honest, living here 6yrs+, and the food has improved in past few yrs, probably because of the competition. 6 yrs ago there was no Dlux, kosher taco or sushi express.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on March 25, 2013, 01:01:33 AM
Tent City (http://www.aol.com/video/jobless-turn-to-tent-city-in-new-jersey-for-refuge/517719824/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing9%7Cdl14%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D287964)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 25, 2013, 01:49:24 AM
Tent City (http://www.aol.com/video/jobless-turn-to-tent-city-in-new-jersey-for-refuge/517719824/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing9%7Cdl14%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D287964)

Fascinating... but why in the Lakewood thread?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on March 25, 2013, 02:02:27 AM
Fascinating... but why in the Lakewood thread?
Tent city is lakewood.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 25, 2013, 02:20:48 AM
Tent city is lakewood.

How so?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on March 25, 2013, 02:26:57 AM
How so?
http://www.lakewoodlocal.com/2013/03/17/tent-city-to-close-residents-will-receive-year-of-housing/
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/03/video-mayor-akerman-were-pleased-with-judge-fosters-tent-city-ruling.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 25, 2013, 02:32:32 AM
http://www.lakewoodlocal.com/2013/03/17/tent-city-to-close-residents-will-receive-year-of-housing/
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/03/video-mayor-akerman-were-pleased-with-judge-fosters-tent-city-ruling.html

Ah. Didn't know that.

In other exciting news, my cousin's house is ravaged on Friday night by a fire in the shul/house attached to theirs (http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/03/fire-destroys-whispering-pines-home-with-shul.html). :'(
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on April 03, 2013, 11:57:07 AM
there is a police trap on 2nd and monmouth for not stopping for people at the crosswalk.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on April 03, 2013, 12:21:46 PM
there is a police trap on 2nd and monmouth for not stopping for people at the crosswalk.

They giving actual tickets for it this time?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on April 04, 2013, 11:42:47 AM
They giving actual tickets for it this time?
No. (http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/04/police-conduct-pedestrian-safety-initiative-on-monmouth-avenue.html)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on April 04, 2013, 02:55:49 PM
http://www.lakewoodlocal.com/2013/03/17/tent-city-to-close-residents-will-receive-year-of-housing/
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/03/video-mayor-akerman-were-pleased-with-judge-fosters-tent-city-ruling.html
Yours Truly is mentioned in the article.

http://brick.patch.com/articles/protesters-show-support-for-tent-city-camp-ahead-of-hearing
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on April 05, 2013, 12:16:06 PM
Okay, here goes. :)

If you like caramel, check out Yismach Yisroel ice cream store in the Capitol Motel building (entrance on right side, 7th street between Madison and Clifton). They have a really good Caramel Coolada (though recently I feel like they've been putting in a little less caramel flavor than they used to). It's not actually advertised on any of the signs IIRC, but you can have them make it into a "Creamolada" - you fill the cup 3/4 with Caramel Coolada, then give it to them to use the milkshake machine to blend in ice cream, cocoa, and cinnamon. Delicious!
Their coffee colada & strawberry colada are great too. Mochachino at Sprinkles is very close second, though.

Glatt Bite makes fantastic deli sandwiches. I highly recommend cold pastrami on a baguette, with Russian dressing, fried onions, and coleslaw in it.

Their sesame chicken is also fantastic IMHO, and if you like hot stuff, go for their hot poppers or wings (in that order).
Their Chikee is also amazing. It's basically a custom schnitzel sandwich w/ any kind of schnitzel/dressing/veggies. It's double the size of their standard schnitzel sandwich and it's only ten bucks. In my opinion they do sandwiches much better than they do chinese.

Bagel Nosh has the usual selection of bagels, plus some really good cake-style donuts. I highly recommend the chocolate cake-style donuts with chocolate frosting colored sprinkles on top. I wasn't so impressed with their pancakes. They also have an estimated 14,362 different types of coffee to choose from, both hot and cold.
In my humble opinion Gelbstein's homemade style donuts are much better than Bagel Nosh's commercial style.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 05, 2013, 12:45:27 PM
In my humble opinion Gelbstein's homemade style donuts are much better than Bagel Nosh's commercial style.
Bagel nash Double dips! Nothing comes close.
(Also btw bagel nash- hot waffles with ice cream on top... amaaaazing, most ppl dont know about it, shhhh)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on April 05, 2013, 12:52:02 PM
Bagel nash Double dips! Nothing comes close.
(Also btw bagel nash- hot waffles with ice cream on top... amaaaazing, most ppl dont know about it, shhhh)
+1000!
Bagel Nosh double dips are the bomb!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on April 05, 2013, 12:53:00 PM
Bagel nash Double dips! Nothing comes close.
(Also btw bagel nash- hot waffles with ice cream on top... amaaaazing, most ppl dont know about it, shhhh)
Can't argue about those waffles... ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on April 05, 2013, 02:03:51 PM
In my humble opinion Gelbstein's homemade style donuts are much better than Bagel Nosh's commercial style.
gotta try the cake donuts, reg are eh (fried in margarine)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on April 05, 2013, 02:04:54 PM
Their Chikee is also amazing. It's basically a custom schnitzel sandwich w/ any kind of schnitzel/dressing/veggies. It's double the size of their standard schnitzel sandwich and it's only ten bucks. In my opinion they do sandwiches much better than they do chinese.
yes chikee is enormous portion. Delicious but tough on the stomach
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on April 05, 2013, 04:43:54 PM
yes chikee is enormous portion. Delicious but tough on the stomach
Just gotta take it slow kugelfresse ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 04:46:51 PM
You wanna trust me when it comes to food in Glatt Bite... ;) Their Krispy Beef is out of this world. Good times.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 04:53:36 PM
Sigh... how ignorant can you get? "Holier-than-thou" is an expression:

 

And...
 ...is utterly false. I'm not saying everyone is like that; but unfortunately, there are quite a few people who are like that.

Again, I'm not some ignorant hater from Flatbush. I'm someone who used to live in Lakewood, who experienced all this firsthand.


Oh, and I'm in kollel, too. So they are, indeed, not necessary "holier than me". The difference is... I also work on the side, since I understand that the whole world isn't magiya li.

Isn't just doing what God wants from us the right thing? I sense lots of tense people here...

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on April 05, 2013, 04:58:16 PM

Please don't revive that. The thread is actually useful now and serving its original purpose.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 05, 2013, 05:11:50 PM
Please don't revive that. The thread is actually useful now and serving its original purpose.

+1 There was nothing even added...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 05:12:25 PM
Please don't revive that. The thread is actually useful now and serving its original purpose.

Haha! Saw that and couldn't control myslef ...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on April 05, 2013, 05:17:32 PM
Haha! Saw that and couldn't control myslef ...
Yup. Checkout Lazegotit's posts about restaurants & you'll see what he means he can't contron himself... ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 05:20:08 PM
My favorite chocolate danish is from river cafe/bakery in Lakewood.

True that!
But you wanna check out Four Corners muffins, I don't mean to sound like a teenage girl, but they are really good times!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 05:25:52 PM
Food. Yeah. I'm back at it. There's this new-ish place in Lakewood called Kosher Taco. Supposed to be Mexican cuisine but they've got the typicak shnitzel and stuff as well. They have delicious food and great biga** portions, but the biggest pro is their hours. They are open till 2am on a average night and push 3am on thursday. Inside scoop is that they'll be open for the "steak and eggs" breakfast sooner or later...
The food is amazing as a whole, but my favorite is their homemade onion rings. Guess what? 3 dollars for this huuge portion that could feed hungry yeshiva guys.... Try it and let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on April 06, 2013, 09:53:26 PM
yes chikee is enormous portion. Delicious but tough on the stomach
You own D-lux?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on April 06, 2013, 11:28:47 PM
You own D-lux?  ;) ;D
nope
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on April 08, 2013, 05:30:59 PM
Anyone in Lakewood have a leaf blower that I can borrow for a day?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 08, 2013, 10:15:00 PM
Anyone in Lakewood have a leaf blower that I can borrow for a day?
did you check gemachs like tool gemachs maybe..
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on April 08, 2013, 10:21:15 PM
did you check gemachs like tool gemachs maybe..
There are two 'Leaf blower gemachs' listed on Lakewood list but both of them said that they don't have one anymore.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 08, 2013, 10:32:58 PM
Btw fyi blowing leaves looks like more fun than it really is 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 10, 2013, 03:21:01 AM
Btw fyi blowing leaves looks like more fun than it really is

You must be doing it wrong. Are you using a straw?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 10, 2013, 09:26:32 AM
You must be doing it wrong. Are you using a straw?
Hey, be my guest! il get back to you in the fall, Il have plenty of leaves for you. :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on April 10, 2013, 03:37:46 PM
Lakewood Police Traps:
This morning 2nd and Forest
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on April 10, 2013, 03:38:55 PM
Lakewood Police Traps:
This morning 2nd and Forest
officially they're gonna start enforcing the crosswalks on forest, beware
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on April 10, 2013, 03:40:16 PM
yup I added it to wiki, so we can warn each other
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: msg on April 10, 2013, 04:35:54 PM
chief siays that the warnings are over
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on April 10, 2013, 05:02:16 PM
there is one big sign that they move from block to block.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 11, 2013, 11:46:49 AM
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/04/video-work-to-extend-lakewood-airports-runway-begins-will-accommodate-small-corporate-jets.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: msg on April 11, 2013, 11:51:21 AM
Dan. that will make it real easy for you to get to lakewood
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 11, 2013, 11:55:38 AM
Dan. that will make it real easy for you to get to lakewood

 Corporate jets don't take/earn miles. :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 11, 2013, 11:56:12 AM
Any decent milchig places south of the lake?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 11, 2013, 11:56:39 AM
Any decent milchig places south of the lake?
j cafe
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 11, 2013, 12:09:22 PM
j cafe

Location?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: msg on April 11, 2013, 12:22:10 PM
near Chateu park. On route 9
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 11, 2013, 12:23:12 PM
near Chateu park. On route 9

I found it, but... are they still in business?! :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 11, 2013, 12:27:35 PM
Update: RIP J Cafe. :(
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 11, 2013, 12:30:08 PM
RIP indeed .They had a interesting concept though, regular pizza place during the day and dim the lights at night and have a waiter... 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: msg on April 11, 2013, 12:47:52 PM
sad to see them go
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 11, 2013, 01:28:10 PM
They closed last year. I went a couple times. I enjoyed it but for some reason they were never able to get an ounce of business.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on April 11, 2013, 01:33:00 PM
They closed last year. I went a couple times. I enjoyed it but for some reason they were never able to get an ounce of business.
Umm, I was there a few weeks ago and they were open. There have been several places opening and closing there but J Cafe was definitely open before Pesach.

Edit: I just checked my CC records - I was there 3/20/2013.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yitzf on April 11, 2013, 01:43:24 PM
Corporate jets don't take/earn miles. :P

 But in a way they can be useful to a CC junkie.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2013, 01:46:29 PM
But in a way they can be useful to a CC junkie.
Why's that?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 11, 2013, 02:11:27 PM
Umm, I was there a few weeks ago and they were open. There have been several places opening and closing there but J Cafe was definitely open before Pesach.

A passerby told me they just closed recently.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yitzf on April 11, 2013, 02:27:51 PM
Why's that?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7.msg358#msg358
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 11, 2013, 02:30:45 PM
I guess I'm getting mixed up. Though they definitely had no customers for the longest time.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on April 11, 2013, 02:33:20 PM
I guess I'm getting mixed up. Though they definitely had no customers for the longest time.
it used to be rimon cafe, closed and became j cafe, guess that mustve just closed down too
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on April 11, 2013, 02:42:14 PM
Any info on what's coming to River 978 besides a simcha hall?
I seem to remember seeing an ad for a restaurant a few weeks back but nothing since.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 11, 2013, 02:43:36 PM
it used to be rimon cafe, closed and became j cafe, guess that mustve just closed down too

Yes thats it!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: msg on April 11, 2013, 02:54:07 PM
thought it was supposed to be a restaurant too
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on April 12, 2013, 02:57:07 AM
Yes thats it!
+1, I believe Mr Green from Rimon will be operating it.

Rumor has it that they got their hands on a liquor license.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 12, 2013, 08:08:30 AM
+1, I believe Mr Green from Rimon will be operating it.

Rumor has it that they got their hands on a liquor license.
lol it costs ~250k
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 12, 2013, 08:12:32 AM
lol it costs ~250k
could be they are using somebody elses. A bar license is.much cheaper
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on April 12, 2013, 09:21:06 AM
lol it costs ~250k
I have zero knowledge in this area, but I seem to remember that there's a limited supply making it hard to get; CMIIW.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 12, 2013, 09:23:58 AM
Who's power is down?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 12, 2013, 04:08:18 PM
I have zero knowledge in this area, but I seem to remember that there's a limited supply making it hard to get; CMIIW.

I'm pretty sure that you're able to sell your license to someone else, so the price may differ from 250k.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ash G on April 13, 2013, 10:21:16 PM
Simcha hall plus the new Rimon Steak House shhhh a little bird whispered it to me
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on April 13, 2013, 10:24:47 PM
Simcha hall plus the new Rimon Steak House shhhh a little bird whispered it to me
2 simcha halls + steak house.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 13, 2013, 10:44:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that you're able to sell your license to someone else, so the price may differ from 250k.
Yes, licenses are transferable etc. -still they cost lots of $$ there were times that it was up to a mil!
 Very interesting market...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 13, 2013, 11:33:10 PM
Yes, licenses are transferable etc. -still they cost lots of $$ there were times that it was up to a mil!
Very interesting market...

If a socialist market is interesting to you....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 14, 2013, 11:31:12 PM
What's going on with Solomons suite
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on April 14, 2013, 11:39:06 PM
What's going on with Solomons suite
It's a BMG dorm.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 14, 2013, 11:40:13 PM
It's a BMG dorm.
there's signs hanging around Lakewood about a din Torah
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 15, 2013, 12:01:35 AM
there's signs hanging around Lakewood about a din Torah
Yudelstake has a piece on it. knopler has an ikul....same old lol
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2013, 12:10:58 AM
Nothing in Wiki about hotels.
What's nearby?

Would love to hear more about the restaurants in the Wiki as well.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 15, 2013, 12:13:06 AM
Nothing in Wiki about hotels.
What's nearby?

Would love to hear more about the restaurants in the Wiki as well.
Its a dorm now (free hotel? ;D)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 15, 2013, 12:24:55 AM
Nothing in Wiki about hotels.
What's nearby?

Would love to hear more about the restaurants in the Wiki as well.
if you are interested in spending a shabbos In Lakewood I'm sure you can find a place in one minute
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 15, 2013, 12:26:40 AM
if you are interested in spending a shabbos In Lakewood I'm sure you can find a place in one minute
um I think he only stays 5 stars... Not so fast.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 15, 2013, 12:27:53 AM
Nothing in Wiki about hotels.
What's nearby?

Would love to hear more about the restaurants in the Wiki as well.
there is currently no Jewish hotel in Lakewood there is a Ramada and a Hilton garden inn a few minutes away @Rt 9 and Rt 70
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2013, 12:32:42 AM
if you are interested in spending a shabbos In Lakewood I'm sure you can find a place in one minute
Lol. Don't think shabbos is in the cards but thanks.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2013, 12:35:44 AM
Hilton garden inn
40K points.
Gah do I despise Hilton.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 15, 2013, 12:38:25 AM
40K points.
Gah do I despise Hilton.
you can stay in Sheraton Eatontown or raddison freehold both 20 min away
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on April 15, 2013, 12:50:21 AM

you can stay in Sheraton Eatontown or raddison freehold both 20 min away
not according to google (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=sheraton+eatontown&daddr=617+6th+street+08701&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.808514,86.572266&geocode=FXmPZgIdJy-W-yGT4wUwYajCpSk1eUe7by_CiTGT4wUwYajCpQ%3BFS_PYwIdTnaT-yljHnM1ZHjBiTFCUjCHhFGb7w&mra=ls&t=m&z=11)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 15, 2013, 12:56:24 AM
Of course he can always stay at the highly rated, majestic Capital Hotel and Resort...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on April 15, 2013, 12:59:11 AM
Of course he can always stay at the highly rated, majestic Capital Hotel and Resort...
Or tent city
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 15, 2013, 01:08:21 AM
Or tent city

I would recommend, but I hear that there's barely any vacancy. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on April 15, 2013, 01:50:47 AM
I would recommend, but I hear that there's barely any vacancy. 
yup. they are taking a census of the crowd there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on April 15, 2013, 08:25:08 AM
you can stay in Sheraton Eatontown or raddison freehold both 20 min away
the suites in eatontown are not recomended
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on April 15, 2013, 08:29:51 AM
How about ocean place
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on April 15, 2013, 09:08:44 AM
Simcha hall plus the new Rimon Steak House shhhh a little bird whispered it to me


2 simcha halls + steak house.
Any idea as to the name of the steak house? Is it staying Rimon or going by a different name? I remember seeing a different name in the ad that I saw.
Is it 2 simcha halls or really one big one that can be divided? In their most recent ad it says the hall can fit 200 people
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: KK on April 15, 2013, 10:36:10 AM
Any idea as to the name of the steak house? Is it staying Rimon or going by a different name? I remember seeing a different name in the ad that I saw.

Think its going by the name Estréia.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on April 15, 2013, 11:42:20 AM
Think its going by the name Estréia.
Just confirmed that
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 15, 2013, 11:52:52 AM
Lol. Don't think shabbos is in the cards but thanks.
In case it ever is, I'm making a formal open invitation :)
We cross honor SPG plat and plenty of 5 star amenities.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 15, 2013, 02:31:33 PM
the suites in eatontown are not recomended
more info? i'm planning a stay there in the near future
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on April 15, 2013, 02:34:21 PM
more info? i'm planning a stay there in the near future
old and outdated
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 15, 2013, 02:35:31 PM
old and outdated
just the suites or the whole hotel
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on April 15, 2013, 03:09:19 PM
just the suites or the whole hotel
whole hotel
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on April 15, 2013, 05:02:24 PM
old and outdated
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on April 15, 2013, 05:06:44 PM
whole hotel
they recently rennovated at least part of the hotel. ive seen the regular rooms but was always upgraded to suites. the rooms look updated just like other sheratons. the suites are old unless they did more rennovations.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 15, 2013, 05:40:59 PM
they recently rennovated at least part of the hotel. ive seen the regular rooms but was always upgraded to suites. the rooms look updated just like other sheratons. the suites are old unless they did more rennovations.
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 16, 2013, 02:33:52 AM
anyone been to the new restaurant in jackson? i think its called 1880
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on April 16, 2013, 02:57:29 AM
anyone been to the new restaurant in jackson? i think its called 1880
Yes, that's what its called. (No, I haven't been there recently)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 17, 2013, 03:47:03 PM
Anybody on ddf part of lunch and learn?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 18, 2013, 09:26:16 PM
Anyone know what time Glatt Gourmet closes tomorrow? Going to be in Lakewood for shabbos and want to stop in and get some eruv shabbos cholent.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on April 18, 2013, 09:28:15 PM
Anyone know what time Glatt Gourmet closes tomorrow? Going to be in Lakewood for shabbos and want to stop in and get some eruv shabbos cholent.
(732) 364-5564
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 18, 2013, 09:34:05 PM
(732) 364-5564
they can run out of chulent
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 18, 2013, 09:41:18 PM
they can run out of chulent
I happen to like the cholent there a lot. Anybody have another place that's good?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on April 18, 2013, 10:22:16 PM
I happen to like the cholent there a lot. Anybody have another place that's good?
They do have a great cholent.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on April 18, 2013, 10:29:50 PM
I happen to like the cholent there a lot. Anybody have another place that's good?
yussies
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on April 18, 2013, 10:30:16 PM
They do have a great cholent.
meh, and I find that On Friday it's not the same
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 18, 2013, 10:39:23 PM
meh, and I find that On Friday it's not the same
I was only there on Thursday nights. Never had it on Friday.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on April 19, 2013, 09:04:43 AM
I happen to like the cholent there a lot. Anybody have another place that's good?

Kosher Experience makes the best cholent IMO.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 19, 2013, 09:19:31 AM
Kosher Experience makes the best cholent IMO.
Where is that?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 19, 2013, 09:24:47 AM
Where is that?
shop rite
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 19, 2013, 09:25:06 AM
Where is that?

Shopwrong.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 19, 2013, 09:28:35 AM
Shopwrong.
Lol. Is the cholent better in glatt gourmet or there?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 19, 2013, 09:33:03 AM
Shopwrong.
what do you mean? what problem could you possibly have with shoprite?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on April 19, 2013, 04:02:04 PM
I happen to like the cholent there a lot. Anybody have another place that's good?
so where did you go?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on April 21, 2013, 12:10:51 AM
Kosher Experience makes the best cholent IMO.
I've heard that Delta makes a great one.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 21, 2013, 12:12:42 AM
I've heard that Delta makes a great one.
-1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on April 21, 2013, 12:16:09 AM
-1
You are entitled to your opinion :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on April 21, 2013, 12:17:36 AM
-1
I have a friend that goes there every Thursday night, and has tried many other Lakewood cholents.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on April 22, 2013, 10:47:19 PM
does anyone know if there is a list from ytt on the winners from the auction?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on April 29, 2013, 01:17:57 AM
does anyone know if there is a list from ytt on the winners from the auction?
My wife won the building block set!

about cholent discussion if you relize when I posted kosher experience cholent is the best in Lakewood I wrote IMHO. you can't really argue over taste it is in every individualS  own opinion. also it varies week to week so YMMV
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 30, 2013, 11:19:45 AM
Anyone know what happened to "Mercedes" -The Old dressmaker/ tailor woman from New Hampshire??
I dropped of two pairs of pants two weeks ago and since then she not answering phone, I went to knock on door, no answer...
I dont know if there is foul play involved... I want my pants!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 30, 2013, 11:46:08 AM
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/building_the_future_nj_college.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 30, 2013, 11:49:27 AM
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/building_the_future_nj_college.html
• Beth Medrash Govoha, a yeshiva in Lakewood, got $10.6 million for two construction projects, including a library and research center. That amount was larger than the $10.2 million for Fairleigh Dickinson, the state’s largest private college.

Its all about the buildings these days....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on April 30, 2013, 02:06:01 PM
• Beth Medrash Govoha, a yeshiva in Lakewood, got $10.6 million for two construction projects, including a library and research center. That amount was larger than the $10.2 million for Fairleigh Dickinson, the state’s largest private college.

Its all about the buildings these days....
and they got them donated
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on April 30, 2013, 02:57:39 PM
• Beth Medrash Govoha, a yeshiva in Lakewood, got $10.6 million for two construction projects, including a library and research center. That amount was larger than the $10.2 million for Fairleigh Dickinson, the state’s largest private college.

Its all about the buildings these days....
-1.  it was always, and will always, be about who you know...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 02, 2013, 09:32:30 PM
Just had shop rite kosher experience chulent for first time I must say pretty good
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 02, 2013, 09:35:26 PM
Just had shop rite kosher experience chulent for first time I must say pretty good
anyone bin at the new resturant right next to leisure chateu , it's supposed to be very upscale
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 02, 2013, 09:37:48 PM
anyone bin at the new resturant right next to leisure chateu , it's supposed to be very upscale
it's opened already?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 02, 2013, 09:39:24 PM
There is a simcha hall there as well that is for sure opened .
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on May 02, 2013, 11:16:20 PM
There is a simcha hall there as well that is for sure opened .
2 halls
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on May 03, 2013, 12:02:55 AM
There is a simcha hall there as well that is for sure opened .
sure looked open tonight, passing was spilling over almost onto the 9
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on May 03, 2013, 12:03:46 AM
sure looked open tonight, passing was spilling over almost onto the 9
bar mitzvah  there tonight
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on May 03, 2013, 12:50:32 AM
Just had shop rite kosher experience chulent for first time I must say pretty good
What is the Hechsher? KCL?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on May 03, 2013, 01:14:04 AM
What is the Hechsher? KCL?
I think shoprites have OU
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 03, 2013, 02:49:45 AM
For sure Kcl
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 03, 2013, 02:56:41 AM
For sure Kcl
-.5

I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty certain that they don't have kcl.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 03, 2013, 03:02:37 AM
A specific family prefer not to
Mention is partnered there I was told , that saying no doubt they will have Kcl as well , maybe an add outside hechser for outta towners
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 03, 2013, 03:09:21 AM
A specific family prefer not to
Mention is partnered there I was told , that saying no doubt they will have Kcl as well , maybe an add outside hechser for outta towners
Huh? Are we on the same page?  Are you talking about kosher experience? ?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 03, 2013, 06:34:43 AM
For sure Kcl
-1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 03, 2013, 06:36:35 AM
A specific family prefer not to
Mention is partnered there I was told , that saying no doubt they will have Kcl as well , maybe an add outside hechser for outta towners
- I can't understand, what you saying?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 03, 2013, 06:39:08 AM
What is the Hechsher? KCL?
Mr Chomsky ( manager) is a eherlicha guy imho, plus iirc it's OU
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on May 03, 2013, 11:09:05 AM
Mr Chomsky ( manager) is a eherlicha guy imho, plus iirc it's OU

It is Ou and rabbi Chomsky, the meat all meal mart
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on May 03, 2013, 06:23:28 PM
It is Ou and rabbi Chomsky, the meat all meal mart
Does shoprite even carry meal mart meat? I think they have tartikov.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 04, 2013, 09:11:52 PM
Does shoprite even carry meal mart meat?

IIRC yes.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 05, 2013, 10:00:58 AM
After a 1yr of driving back and forth between Lakewood and Brooklyn I observed the worst day of cops watching for speeders Is on Sunday today I counted 7 places 4 on gsp 2 on 440 1 on SIE
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 05, 2013, 10:03:32 AM
After a 1yr of driving back and forth between Lakewood and Brooklyn I observed the worst day of cops watching for speeders Is on Sunday today I counted 7 places 4 on gsp 2 on 440 1 on SIE
Every day for a year?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 05, 2013, 10:03:51 AM
Every day for a year?
no few times a week
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 05, 2013, 12:17:45 PM
Every day for a year?
Keep in Mind when driving on the 440 and Si expressway , there is not much were to hide ,
However they Just parked on the shoulder and catch drivers not paying attention
They shoot radar from behind as well as monitor other cars while they have someone pulled over ,
And will literally go one after the other , without a break
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yitzf on May 05, 2013, 01:19:36 PM
FYI although the cops in these parts usually use ka band radar, I was recently busted on the 440 by a cop using laser. I have a decent radar detector but with laser you usually only get a signal one once it's on you, and by then it's too late. :(
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on May 05, 2013, 07:23:18 PM
I need to sign up for home internet service, what are my options for cheapest internet-only plans? Jewish ISP's are fine too. TIA!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 05, 2013, 07:38:59 PM
I need to sign up for home internet service, what are my options for cheapest internet-only plans? Jewish ISP's are fine too. TIA!
whatever unending up doing pay with your ink card I u have one for 5x points
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 05, 2013, 07:48:20 PM
I need to sign up for home internet service, what are my options for cheapest internet-only plans? Jewish ISP's are fine too. TIA!
optimum. 29 a month first year.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on May 05, 2013, 08:41:44 PM
optimum. 29 a month first year.

Thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on May 05, 2013, 08:59:00 PM
optimum. 29 a month first year.
After the first year call and threaten to cancel. It make take some HUCA but you should get them to offer $35 for the 2nd year. You then need to call back once a year when they try to raise you to $50. I've been doing this for many years and always got them to agree to $35.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on May 05, 2013, 09:14:37 PM
After the first year call and threaten to cancel. It make take some HUCA but you should get them to offer $35 for the 2nd year. You then need to call back once a year when they try to raise you to $50. I've been doing this for many years and always got them to agree to $35.

I had no issues getting them to keep it at $30
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on May 05, 2013, 09:33:09 PM
optimum. 29 a month first year.
Same here
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on May 05, 2013, 09:36:00 PM
After the first year call and threaten to cancel. It make take some HUCA but you should get them to offer $35 for the 2nd year. You then need to call back once a year when they try to raise you to $50. I've been doing this for many years and always got them to agree to $35.

I have the triple play.. think this would work to get the lower 1st year rate?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 05, 2013, 10:21:36 PM
For further, in depth discussion of Optimum internet, the promos, the extended first year, the various HUCA success strategies and victories see this thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7266.0). :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2013, 01:00:01 PM
"Pizza Place- A pizza store with a large dairy menu and very nice setting located in WestGate 732.730.1144
Pizza Plus, 4th st btwn Clifton and Lexington. Original Lakewood pizza store. Foods great.
J2- Pizza and sushi in Shoprite plaza. Pizza great. Service very slow"

So which has the best pizza?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on May 07, 2013, 01:01:09 PM
"Pizza Place- A pizza store with a large dairy menu and very nice setting located in WestGate 732.730.1144
Pizza Plus, 4th st btwn Clifton and Lexington. Original Lakewood pizza store. Foods great.
J2- Pizza and sushi in Shoprite plaza. Pizza great. Service very slow"

So which has the best pizza?

They have great pizza.

IMO best in lakewood
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on May 07, 2013, 01:02:35 PM
"Pizza Place- A pizza store with a large dairy menu and very nice setting located in WestGate 732.730.1144
Pizza Plus, 4th st btwn Clifton and Lexington. Original Lakewood pizza store. Foods great.
J2- Pizza and sushi in Shoprite plaza. Pizza great. Service very slow"

So which has the best pizza?
I like Pizza Plus' pizza the best. Pizza Place is a nicer place to sit.

Try Ottimo if you want something more upscale http://ottimocafe.com/  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on May 07, 2013, 01:04:23 PM
Did you check out BMG? Thoughts?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2013, 01:05:06 PM
Try Ottimo if you want something more upscale http://ottimocafe.com/  :)
What are their best dishes?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2013, 01:05:25 PM
Did you check out BMG? Thoughts?
Not yet...still thinking about it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on May 07, 2013, 01:07:17 PM
What are their best dishes?
I personally like their grilled salmon and the potato skins.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 07, 2013, 01:12:04 PM
They have great pizza.

IMO best in lakewood
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on May 07, 2013, 01:16:46 PM
I personally like their grilled salmon and the potato skins.

+1 on the potato skins.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fish Tank on May 07, 2013, 01:18:25 PM
Not yet...still thinking about it.
Well if you wanna see it in action you should for 4:00, bec now is bain hasdorim.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2013, 01:21:56 PM
Well if you wanna see it in action you should for 4:00, bec now is bain hasdorim.
TY
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on May 07, 2013, 01:25:59 PM
Not yet...still thinking about it.

Go NOW if you don't wanna cause a scene :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on May 07, 2013, 01:29:44 PM
Go NOW if you don't wanna cause a scene :)
+1 though I would wait for 215 when lunch is winding down
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on May 07, 2013, 01:30:49 PM
No fun seeing a bunch of empty shtenders...

 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on May 07, 2013, 01:34:41 PM
No fun seeing a bunch of empty shtenders...
True but if dan wants to avoid a scene....
Maybe dan can dress up to blend in, yeshivisha hat etc
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on May 07, 2013, 02:26:41 PM
"Pizza Place- A pizza store with a large dairy menu and very nice setting located in WestGate 732.730.1144
Pizza Plus, 4th st btwn Clifton and Lexington. Original Lakewood pizza store. Foods great.
J2- Pizza and sushi in Shoprite plaza. Pizza great. Service very slow"

So which has the best pizza?
can vouch for Pizza Place. Try the "Pesto Sicilian"  ;D
Or as the guy behind me pronounced it "Ceserian Slice"  :P :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on May 07, 2013, 02:27:34 PM
My vote goes to Pizza place
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on May 07, 2013, 02:29:12 PM
Westgate is a cool sight to see as it is!
A community of hundreds and hundreds of houses, in a relatively small area equipped with all possible daily shopping needs...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 07, 2013, 02:33:04 PM
Went to pizza plus in the end. Fried onion slice is delish.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on May 07, 2013, 02:41:04 PM
Went to pizza plus in the end. Fried onion slice is delish.

 :) I like supporting the "original" stores in town
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 07, 2013, 04:39:39 PM
Went to pizza plus in the end. Fried onion slice is delish.
+1 Was in to that for a while :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on May 07, 2013, 04:55:05 PM
Went to pizza plus in the end. Fried onion slice is delish.
Dont forget a Lakewood Trip report with Pics of Pizza, visiting BMG, hotel you slept in,ect.  :D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on May 07, 2013, 09:12:28 PM
Went to pizza plus in the end. Fried onion slice is delish.
I have a $10 coupon from YTT.
I could've gave it to you for $8  ;D :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on May 07, 2013, 11:34:26 PM
Hey Dan!! Just got back from the seminar!! It was great to finally see you and very informative !!!   Thanks a lot . Really appreciate you taking the time to come.   Ps. Mazel Tov on the wedding.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on May 08, 2013, 12:49:36 AM
dan i luve u really
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on May 08, 2013, 12:50:44 AM
Hey Dan!! Just got back from the seminar!! It was great to finally see you and very informative !!!   Thanks a lot . Really appreciate you taking the time to come.   Ps. Mazel Tov on the wedding.
+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 12, 2013, 05:38:01 PM
wow :-* its real!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SGF on May 12, 2013, 08:34:30 PM
Looking for a large roller skating place in the Lakewood area, that can be rented out. towards Jackson, NJ.
Any recommendation is appreciated.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 13, 2013, 05:18:26 AM
Looking for a large roller skating place in the Lakewood area, that can be rented out. towards Jackson, NJ.
Any recommendation is appreciated.
if brick twp works , there is one on chambers bridge road ..
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SGF on May 13, 2013, 04:18:43 PM
if brick twp works , there is one on chambers bridge road ..
if we are talking about the same one, its a ice skating rink.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: KK on May 13, 2013, 07:01:18 PM
Looking for a large roller skating place in the Lakewood area, that can be rented out. towards Jackson, NJ.
Any recommendation is appreciated.

The Jackson skating rink. Its right down County Line.
http://sk8rollermagic.com/jkhome.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SGF on May 13, 2013, 07:48:33 PM
The Jackson skating rink. Its right down County Line.
http://sk8rollermagic.com/jkhome.html
thanks, Google gave me the same, but its too small i'm looking for a larger place.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on May 13, 2013, 08:36:31 PM
thanks, Google gave me the same, but its too small i'm looking for a larger place.

I think there's a place in Howell (somewhere up squankum Rd past the 195)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on May 14, 2013, 03:37:40 PM
So who makes the best cheese cake in Lakewood?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on May 21, 2013, 09:59:05 PM
I called up Optimum for stand alone internet service, they told me that the old promo $30 month/12 months went up to $40 a month LAST WEEK. I HUCA'd like crazy but no matter what, I was only able to get an offer for $40. What other ISP's can I look into for cheap internet?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 21, 2013, 11:06:05 PM
I called up Optimum for stand alone internet service, they told me that the old promo $30 month/12 months went up to $40 a month LAST WEEK. I HUCA'd like crazy but no matter what, I was only able to get an offer for $40. What other ISP's can I look into for cheap internet?
in lakewood its basically optimum or fios afaik.
my experience with verizon (not wireless) has always been a total nightmare!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: beej on May 22, 2013, 12:35:31 AM
in lakewood its basically optimum or fios afaik.
my experience with verizon (not wireless) has always been a total nightmare!
Stay as far away from Verizon as possible. Possibly the worst customer service in the world. They'll shut you down randomly and then just say I think we have an open technician in about 2 weeks.
My 12 months 29.99 Internet deal just expired with optimum. Tried to call  (2weeks ago so either I was lied to or yuneeq was lied to.) they had nothing to offer. I'll keep calling. Post if you have any luck.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: esther gee on May 22, 2013, 02:43:50 PM
So who makes the best cheese cake in Lakewood?

You have basically two amazing choices
Classique or Viennese Table, different style cheesecakes. Viennese has an amazing plain and then a whole bunch of other amazing dairy goods like cheesecake brownies, & a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting to name a few. Classique has amazing cheesecakes that are decorated beautifully see their website http://www.classiquecheesecreations.com/
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on May 30, 2013, 03:26:55 PM
Does any one know how Metro PCS service is in lakewood?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on May 31, 2013, 05:08:02 AM
Does any one know how Metro PCS service is in lakewood?
not bad .
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: glasses dude on May 31, 2013, 08:55:26 AM
I called up Optimum for stand alone internet service, they told me that the old promo $30 month/12 months went up to $40 a month LAST WEEK. I HUCA'd like crazy but no matter what, I was only able to get an offer for $40. What other ISP's can I look into for cheap internet?
I told them that if they can't continue the 29.95 promo I'm gonna find someone else so they extendes it another year,. This was a month and a half ago
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on June 01, 2013, 11:42:28 PM
not bad .
Do they (metro pcs) have 4g?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 01, 2013, 11:47:35 PM
does at&t have 4g in lakewood?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on June 02, 2013, 12:12:38 AM
not bad .
Someone who has it told me it is not too great.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ydbe on June 02, 2013, 01:42:57 AM
I told them that if they can't continue the 29.95 promo I'm gonna find someone else so they extendes it another year,. This was a month and a half ago
they have everyone over the barrel, bec. there's really no one to switch to. you're lucky they didn't call your bluf. i don't think Fios does internet-only plans, at least it didn't seem like an option for my address....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on June 02, 2013, 09:14:41 AM
does at&t have 4g in lakewood?
i think so.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on June 03, 2013, 09:29:19 AM
I told them that if they can't continue the 29.95 promo I'm gonna find someone else so they extendes it another year,. This was a month and a half ago
when my 12 months ran out I added boost for about 2 weeks then I called back and said I'd like to downgrade, they considered it like I'm starting a new plan and gave me another 12 months of the promotional $29.95/month
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 03, 2013, 09:10:41 PM
when my 12 months ran out I added boost for about 2 weeks then I called back and said I'd like to downgrade, they considered it like I'm starting a new plan and gave me another 12 months of the promotional $29.95/month
Nice!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 14, 2013, 06:13:29 PM
which gas station sells jewish newspapers south of lake? 7/11?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on June 14, 2013, 06:16:11 PM
which gas station sells jewish newspapers south of lake? 7/11?
7-11
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 14, 2013, 06:20:02 PM
7-11
thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 14, 2013, 06:36:22 PM
only yated. . They do sell roses though. Hope thats ok ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on June 19, 2013, 09:45:22 AM
Beware of Police trap, Clifton and 11th and 10th, pulling over for not stopping in cross walks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on June 19, 2013, 09:48:29 AM
Beware of Police trap, Clifton and 11th and 10th, pulling over for not stopping in cross walks
KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) tweeted at 0:42 PM on Tue, Jun 18, 2013:
LAKEWOOD: Mi Ke’amcha Yisroel - Yungerleit standing at Clifton & 9 warning about PD checkpoint a block ahead giving tickets without warning.
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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on June 20, 2013, 11:27:38 PM
Madison and 6th is shut due to a pedestrian struck
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 20, 2013, 11:32:21 PM
Madison and 6th is shut due to a pedestrian struck
Sorry to hear that. Any word re the pedestrian?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on June 21, 2013, 12:02:00 AM
Sorry to hear that. Any word re the pedestrian?

Hatzolah did the transport so it was most likely a jew, it sounded pretty serious so they shut down the intersection to do a "proper" investigation.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 21, 2013, 12:49:12 AM
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/06/meshulach-seriously-injured-after-being-struck-by-vehicle-on-route-9.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on June 23, 2013, 12:37:08 PM
There is a safety fair today on 7th Street between Clifton and Lexington.
There will be a med evac there at approximately 1:30 and an extracation show at 3
Title: Lakewood neighborhood map
Post by: ybeeds on June 23, 2013, 03:11:32 PM
Any one know where I can find a Lakewood neighborhood map, that would show where each development is located?

It gets confusing when I'm trying to find Stering place and I end up in stering forest... or mixing up Pine St., Pine Ave. & Pine River...

Title: Re: Lakewood neighborhood map
Post by: Am on June 23, 2013, 03:18:27 PM
Any one know where I can find a Lakewood neighborhood map, that would show where each development is located?
I've seen in Torah treasures but I'd assume all the seforim stores carry it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 23, 2013, 03:23:28 PM
also try cheder phone book
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on June 23, 2013, 04:14:31 PM
Safety 1st?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 23, 2013, 04:54:01 PM
Safety 1st?
like ;D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on June 23, 2013, 10:30:05 PM
Safety 1st?
Awesome!! never seen anything like this before in Lakewood. He should've been at the saftey fair!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on June 23, 2013, 10:56:21 PM

Awesome!! never seen anything like this before in Lakewood. He should've been at the saftey fair!!
I think he should be locked up
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on June 24, 2013, 12:12:16 AM
There is a safety fair today on 7th Street between Clifton and Lexington.
There will be a med evac there at approximately 1:30 and an extracation show at 3
I should have read this thread earlier today, I got stuck there leaving BA after 1st seder.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on June 27, 2013, 08:06:10 PM
I'm making a Kiddush this Shabbos in honor of the birth of my daughter. The Kiddush will be in Lakewood by my parents (on the other side of the lake). All are invited (pm me for address and time information).

Simchos by all!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on June 27, 2013, 08:07:29 PM
I'm making a Kiddush this Shabbos in honor of the birth of my daughter. The Kiddush will be in Lakewood by my parents (on the other side of the lake). All are invited (pm me for address and time information).

Simchos by all!
mazol tov!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on June 30, 2013, 05:34:05 AM
Anybody need a ride from Newark airport  to Lakewood I will be leaving Newark @ 6:45 am
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on June 30, 2013, 11:47:16 AM
Anybody need a ride from Newark airport  to Lakewood I will be leaving Newark @ 6:45 am
Can I get a ride is it your car ?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on July 02, 2013, 12:39:43 AM
I'm looking to lease some office space in Lakewood or immediate surrounding areas. Please PM me if you know of anything. Agents welcome. ..

TIA
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on July 02, 2013, 12:52:31 AM
I'm looking to lease some office space in Lakewood or immediate surrounding areas. Please PM me if you know of anything. Agents welcome. ..

TIA
there is tons of space in lakewood
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on July 02, 2013, 12:54:08 AM
there is tons of space in lakewood

Can you point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on July 02, 2013, 12:58:52 AM
http://www.imperialnj.com/
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 02, 2013, 01:00:40 AM
Read the BP weekly...

There are a couple of brokers that deal in office space. Can't remember names but they ha e their names on big signs outside some office buildings...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on July 02, 2013, 09:27:38 AM
As usual this year Lakewood is scheduled to have Fireworks on Wednesday July 3rd by the lake. I believe its supposed to start around 9 pm.

There will also be the same night / time at Blueclaws stadium.
I am not sure which location has nicer fireworks.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ybeeds on July 02, 2013, 09:53:59 AM
For all those that usually have garbage collection on Thursdays: This week, due to July 4th being on a Thursday, garbage collection will be on Wednesday July 3rd. So remember to put out the garbage by tonight, or else... It might start smelling like tent city  :-[
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 02, 2013, 09:49:58 PM
Looking for a decent health insurance broker, for an individual plan.
TIA
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on July 02, 2013, 09:54:38 PM
Looking for a decent health insurance broker, for an individual plan.
TIA

If you find one let us all know!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on July 02, 2013, 11:17:14 PM
Was the oliam @ Dr shaniks Matzav tonight ?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on July 03, 2013, 08:42:43 AM
Looking for a decent health insurance broker, for an individual plan.
TIA
try yeedle hirshlag Cosmo insurance 732-363-3888
I found him to be very knowledgeable
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 03, 2013, 12:07:58 PM
i used Yanky Berger several times and was very happy
his number is 732-901-1920
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on July 03, 2013, 03:53:51 PM
As usual this year Lakewood is scheduled to have Fireworks on Wednesday July 3rd by the lake. I believe its supposed to start around 9 pm.

There will also be the same night / time at Blueclaws stadium.
I am not sure which location has nicer fireworks.

FYI cancelled due to weather, new date of Sept 1st
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on July 03, 2013, 10:10:43 PM
Just came back from Entrée restaurant, really enjoyed it, would highly recommend. I had the steak, and my wife ordered a chicken dish, both were excellent.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 03, 2013, 10:17:07 PM

Just came back from Entrée restaurant, really enjoyed it, would highly recommend. I had the steak, and my wife ordered a chicken dish, both were excellent.
which steak
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on July 03, 2013, 10:25:53 PM
which steak
I think it was called Dienna or something like that.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: beej on July 03, 2013, 10:54:06 PM
any ideas for way to spend a day off tomorrow? locally
family-small children
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 04, 2013, 02:43:59 AM
I think it was called Dienna or something like that.
Steak Diane

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steak_Diane
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on July 04, 2013, 07:31:12 AM
any ideas for way to spend a day off tomorrow? locally
family-small children
Blueberry picking, U-pick farms, boating on the lake...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on July 04, 2013, 10:50:04 AM
Anybody going to JFK today from Lakewood
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: EMES on July 05, 2013, 10:46:39 AM
Steak Diane

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steak_Diane
Just had it last night. Food was great!
Another great thing about the place is, once you order a drink its unlimited! :D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on July 05, 2013, 11:09:35 AM

Just had it last night. Food was great!
Another great thing about the place is, once you order a drink its unlimited! :D
Any kind of drink?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Elchay on July 05, 2013, 02:51:20 PM
Anyone know of a liquer store in lakewood that will deliever a bottle today?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on July 07, 2013, 01:29:59 AM
Just had it last night. Food was great!
Another great thing about the place is, once you order a drink its unlimited! :D
how are the prices? service?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on July 07, 2013, 05:35:37 AM
Anyone know of a liquer store in lakewood that will deliever a bottle today?
Do any liquor stores in Lakewood deliver?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ydbe on July 07, 2013, 10:51:53 AM
i'm pretty sure the vineyard (westgate) delivers
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 07, 2013, 02:15:54 PM
Have to go to BK today at 530, should I expect heavy traffic on the GSP? should I take the 9?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 07, 2013, 03:43:16 PM
Have to go to BK today at 530, should I expect heavy traffic on the GSP? should I take the 9?
Where is BK :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on July 07, 2013, 04:27:12 PM
Where is BK :o
I'm assuming he meant bklyn . At 3, traffic was already building on the SI express way, so take local roads
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 07, 2013, 06:11:28 PM
Brooklyn NY. GSP (=Garden State Parkway) is bumper to bumper (as it is every sun afternoon in summer?). Took the 9 :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on July 08, 2013, 10:52:29 AM
Where can I get a good falafel (lafa or pita) in the 9 days?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 08, 2013, 02:36:50 PM

Where can I get a good falafel (lafa or pita) in the 9 days?
pizza plus, 4th btwn Clifton and Lexington
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 08, 2013, 02:50:31 PM
Where can I get a good falafel (lafa or pita) in the 9 days?
J2 is decent iirc
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on July 08, 2013, 02:51:46 PM
Check out Pizza place in Westgate, great food and a big menu.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on July 08, 2013, 04:20:44 PM
pizza plus, 4th btwn Clifton and Lexington
J2 is decent iirc
Check out Pizza place in Westgate, great food and a big menu.
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on July 08, 2013, 06:10:05 PM
Thanks guys!
Feedback please after you've tried 'em all :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on July 08, 2013, 08:35:31 PM
Feedback please after you've tried 'em all :)
ALL is not going to happen. I ended up elsewhere tonight, and tomorrow night im hoping to be at a siyum. That leaves me with Wednesday perhaps.
But if you want feedback in general, ive eaten in all 3, and they are all fine with their products.
I was looking for a place like falafel Miro near the Mir in Israel that specializes in falafel.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on July 08, 2013, 08:59:45 PM
ALL is not going to happen. I ended up elsewhere tonight, and tomorrow night im hoping to be at a siyum. That leaves me with Wednesday perhaps.
But if you want feedback in general, ive eaten in all 3, and they are all fine with their products.
I was looking for a place like falafel Miro near the Mir in Israel that specializes in falafel.
does falafel n chips make good falafel? And are they open in the nine days
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on July 08, 2013, 09:06:04 PM
For falafel I prefer pizza plus
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on July 08, 2013, 09:06:52 PM
I'm looking to get a water filter. Can anyone recommend someone who installs and has a good product.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 08, 2013, 09:57:43 PM
I use This (http://www.lowes.com/pd_116712-75658-6025842201_0__?productId=3161189&Ntt=brita&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dbrita&facetInfo=)

DIY free  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on July 09, 2013, 07:12:39 AM
I use This (http://www.lowes.com/pd_116712-75658-6025842201_0__?productId=3161189&Ntt=brita&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dbrita&facetInfo=)

DIY free  :)
does it change the taste of the water or just clean it?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 09, 2013, 07:44:58 AM
does it change the taste of the water or just clean it?
dunno. Imho it's all in the head..
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on July 09, 2013, 09:23:31 AM
I'm looking to get a water filter. Can anyone recommend someone who installs and has a good product.
This (http://www.amazon.com/Filtrete-Under-Sink-Advanced-Filtration-3US-PS01/dp/B001DVW0PI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373376073&sr=8-1&keywords=under+sink+water+filter) one is really good. I installed it myself, took about 1/2 hour.
It distinctly changes the taste of the water.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 09, 2013, 03:17:16 PM
ALL is not going to happen. I ended up elsewhere tonight, and tomorrow night im hoping to be at a siyum. That leaves me with Wednesday perhaps.
But if you want feedback in general, ive eaten in all 3, and they are all fine with their products.
I was looking for a place like falafel Miro near the Mir in Israel that specializes in falafel.
there is nothing even remotely comparable in lakewood and probably USA!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 09, 2013, 03:27:33 PM

there is nothing even remotely comparable in lakewood and probably USA!
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 09, 2013, 04:01:46 PM
Israel has nothing on our pizza..
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on July 10, 2013, 12:16:21 AM
Israel has nothing on our pizza..
+100 the only way to get down Israeli pizza is only with the rotev!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on July 10, 2013, 11:47:53 AM
+100 the only way to get down Israeli pizza is only with the rotev!!
The pizza is a delivery system for the rotev. :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on July 11, 2013, 08:45:29 AM
We ate at the reserve last night, they have a 9 days menu. We were 6 people and tried many dishes, everyone had a great meal.
The food was very good!

They got a new chef a few months ago and I hear the regular menu got much better as well. They also got a liquor license.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 11, 2013, 09:49:27 AM
We ate at the reserve last night, they have a 9 days menu. We were 6 people and tried many dishes, everyone had a great meal.
The food was very good!

They got a new chef a few months ago and I hear the regular menu got much better as well. They also got a liquor license.
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/07/video-newark-mayor-cory-booker-at-private-lakewood-dinner.html

eta
thought it was last night
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ybeeds on July 11, 2013, 12:06:54 PM
Looking to buy furniture in/around Lakewood, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on July 11, 2013, 12:12:43 PM
Looking to buy furniture in/around Lakewood, any suggestions?

Katz furniture - was very happy with them.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ybeeds on July 11, 2013, 12:16:37 PM
Katz furniture - was very happy with them.
Someone told me that after a few years the DR chairs turned into rocking chairs... anyone else have a bad experience with Katz's?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: KK on July 11, 2013, 12:28:54 PM
Looking to buy furniture in/around Lakewood, any suggestions?

There's a new place down route 9 - Threshold. Dont know what prices are like but heard they have nice pieces.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 11, 2013, 12:54:05 PM
Someone told me that after a few years the DR chairs turned into rocking chairs... anyone else have a bad experience with Katz's?
Depends on many factors (including the floor!) but can and does happen to furniture bought anywhere.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on July 11, 2013, 01:19:31 PM
Theres also a place I think its called Presidential furniture - I was told they have nice stuff and great service. Its in someones basement....check the local BP Weekly or the Voice....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on July 11, 2013, 06:03:18 PM
Just a heads up when buying furniture from these stores, always ask about any extra fees, delivery, tax, paying with CC. Some stores only tell you about them at the end making the it very frustating
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 11, 2013, 06:08:45 PM
beware of six month delivery time by some furniture retailers...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 11, 2013, 08:44:14 PM
Someone told me that after a few years the DR chairs turned into rocking chairs... anyone else have a bad experience with Katz's?
i got the whole package and while i was and am pretty happy with the purchase i should mention one thing:

When i moved a little while ago the lakewood based moving company asked me if the set is from Katz's when i said yes he said that

although he usually guarantees everything he moves he won't guarantee Katz's furniture. He said they are made with some very basic

design flaws which cause the veneer to crack and split when moved almost every time. He took extra care wrapped my set like you                         

would fine china an there still is some minimal damage to the veneer. Other than this aspect we are very happy with the product.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 11, 2013, 09:41:15 PM
i got the whole package and while i was and am pretty happy with the purchase i should mention one thing:

When i moved a little while ago the lakewood based moving company asked me if the set is from Katz's when i said yes he said that

although he usually guarantees everything he moves he won't guarantee Katz's furniture. He said they are made with some very basic

design flaws which cause the veneer to crack and split when moved almost every time. He took extra care wrapped my set like you                         

would fine china an there still is some minimal damage to the veneer. Other than this aspect we are very happy with the product.
Interesting... I would mention such a thing to the store as that would have a greater toeles than posting it online...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 11, 2013, 10:03:43 PM
And BTW I have NOTHING to do with this store nor have I ever shopped there, it just annoys me when people bash  a yiddishe business online. With the halachos of LH as intricate as they are, it usually is the wrong place to discuss as anyone can see it. I believe this point has been mentioned here before.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on July 11, 2013, 10:12:05 PM
And BTW I have NOTHING to do with this store nor have I ever shopped there, it just annoys me when people bash  a yiddishe business online. With the halachos of LH as intricate as they are, it usually is the wrong place to discuss as anyone can see it. I believe this point has been mentioned here before.
while in general I agree with you, there's absolutely nothing wrong with pointing out a flawed, or perceived flawed, product. I'd even venture to say the XYZ furniture store knows the how their furniture is made, and charge accordingly.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ybeeds on July 11, 2013, 10:24:38 PM
And BTW I have NOTHING to do with this store nor have I ever shopped there, it just annoys me when people bash  a yiddishe business online. With the halachos of LH as intricate as they are, it usually is the wrong place to discuss as anyone can see it. I believe this point has been mentioned here before.
Actually the halacha is, that one may forewarn someone about stepping into a situation where they will lose money/value of money... "Kal yisroel araivim zeh la'zeh" and it has nothing to do with jewish or non-jewish businesses
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 12, 2013, 12:10:46 AM
Actually the halacha is, that one may forewarn someone about stepping into a situation where they will lose money/value of money... "Kal yisroel araivim zeh la'zeh" and it has nothing to do with jewish or non-jewish businesses
There is absolutely no heter to tell a public just in case they will need to know.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 12, 2013, 12:13:54 AM
There is absolutely no heter to tell a public just in case they will need to know.
Always wandered about this, it would mean that I am not permitted to hang up a sign in public place warning of a bad product etc. Kamudemani that the minhag is not like this.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on July 12, 2013, 12:44:56 AM
I know a guy that had a fight with one of the furniture stores in Lakewood. When speaking to R' Forschiemer about it, R' F told him that people are constantly coming to him with issues about that and another place and that they are dishonest.(btw none was Katz) This might sound weird but it might be worth asking R Forshiemer who it's worth doing bussines with in this city, he sees a lot more dirt than what one persons experience was with one store
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on July 12, 2013, 01:09:53 AM
I know a guy that had a fight with one of the furniture stores in Lakewood. When speaking to R' Forschiemer about it, R' F told him that people are constantly coming to him with issues about that and another place and that they are dishonest.(btw none was Katz) This might sound weird but it might be worth asking R Forshiemer who it's worth doing bussines with in this city, he sees a lot more dirt than what one persons experience was with one store
IIRC that store was mentioned upthread
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on July 12, 2013, 01:18:20 AM
anybody have a extra smartphone in lakewood to borrow till monday my phone broke
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 12, 2013, 02:05:27 AM
And BTW I have NOTHING to do with this store nor have I ever shopped there, it just annoys me when people bash  a yiddishe business online. With the halachos of LH as intricate as they are, it usually is the wrong place to discuss as anyone can see it. I believe this point has been mentioned here before.
you make a good point.

The mover told me that he did discuss the flaw with the store themselves and they are aware of it.

I should mention that i made it super clear in my post that i am happy with my purchase even with the seeming flaw, in addition i wasn't writing for no toeles as ybeeds specifically asked for this information. I'm sure it is mutar and perhaps required to tell him but I'm not sure what the halacha is in regards to saying it a way that others can hear or read, perhaps i should have pm'ed him instead of posting but i didn't think to much about it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 12, 2013, 03:27:36 AM
Always wandered about this, it would mean that I am not permitted to hang up a sign in public place warning of a bad product etc. Kamudemani that the minhag is not like this.
The gemara in Bava Basra says that שלש עבירות וכו' בכל יום וכו' אבק לשון הרע basically stating that the minhag unfortunately is that people transgress LH... If its a fellow Jew then the issue of Lashon Horah applies with very specific exceptions. It will never be permitted for the sake of toeles to post the information in a manner which will reach people who is does not concern.


you make a good point.

The mover told me that he did discuss the flaw with the store themselves and they are aware of it.

I should mention that i made it super clear in my post that i am happy with my purchase even with the seeming flaw, in addition i wasn't writing for no toeles as ybeeds specifically asked for this information. I'm sure it is mutar and perhaps required to tell him but I'm not sure what the halacha is in regards to saying it a way that others can hear or read, perhaps i should have pm'ed him instead of posting but i didn't think to much about it.
Happy to hear that they know about it hopefully they've dealt with it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 15, 2013, 10:38:08 AM
Only in Lkwd
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 15, 2013, 11:54:26 AM
Only in Lkwd
Only someone from Lakewood would find that interesting enough to post ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 15, 2013, 02:07:54 PM

Only someone from Lakewood would find that interesting enough to post ::)
did u read the comments on the sign??
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 15, 2013, 06:23:12 PM
Thank you jcp&l for setting the mood.  ::) ::) :'( ::) ::)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 15, 2013, 06:26:21 PM
Only someone from Lakewood would find that interesting enough to post ::)
So true
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on July 15, 2013, 06:27:48 PM
Thank you jcp&l for setting the mood.  ::) ::) :'( ::) ::)

Power out?  Where?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on July 15, 2013, 06:29:16 PM
Power out?  Where?
West gate, new England village,  and some other areas.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ybeeds on July 15, 2013, 06:45:49 PM
Electric just went back on in westgate/new cental area...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 15, 2013, 06:47:05 PM
We're up and running.


Eta just flashed off and on.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on July 16, 2013, 06:15:25 PM
Only in Lkwd
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but the 14 year old who wrote that comment makes a great point.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on July 16, 2013, 06:22:03 PM
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but the 14 year old who wrote that comment makes a great point.
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 16, 2013, 06:23:34 PM
feels like a third world country with an unreliable power grid.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 16, 2013, 06:24:44 PM
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but the 14 year old who wrote that comment makes a great point.
Care to enlighten us with what is so impressive about his point?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on July 16, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
feels like a third world country with an unreliable power grid.
Do they plan on doing something in the foreseeable future to solve the problem permanently?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on July 16, 2013, 06:39:26 PM
feels like a third world country with an unreliable power grid.
it is
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: coder on July 19, 2013, 02:06:21 PM
Only someone from Lakewood would find that interesting enough to post ::)
While I would never write something like that on a sign (or even think to write something like that), I find it refreshing that there are those that still have a sensitivity to the Churban...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 19, 2013, 03:26:32 PM
While I would never write something like that on a sign (or even think to write something like that), I find it refreshing that there are those that still have a sensitivity to the Churban...
The person who defaced this businesses property has no sensitivity to the churban. He is merely a bulvan sicko who found an outlet for his rotten middos. No normal, emotionally stable person would do what he did, he's definitely not a person who has even a glimmer of goodness in him.
 

"The most dangerous people are sometimes the ones running to do mitzvos, get out of their way!"
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on July 19, 2013, 06:22:06 PM
The person who defaced this businesses property has no sensitivity to the churban. He is merely a bulvan sicko who found an outlet for his rotten middos. No normal, emotionally stable person would do what he did, he's definitely not a person who has even a glimmer of goodness in him.
 

"The most dangerous people are sometimes the ones running to do mitzvos, get out of their way!"

+100
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on July 19, 2013, 06:51:37 PM
Do they plan on doing something in the foreseeable future to solve the problem permanently?
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/07/reconfiguration-of-jcpl-power-source-to-boost-westgate-community-electric-stability.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on July 21, 2013, 01:32:38 AM
Has anyone been to 1880, Estreia, or Vanilla Cafe?
I'm looking to hear some reviews. Thanks!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on July 21, 2013, 03:12:45 AM
Has anyone been to 1880, Estreia, or Vanilla Cafe?
I'm looking to hear some reviews. Thanks!
I have walked into 1880 seems like a nice ambiance, I didn't order anything though.
I have sent some people there and they were very happy with the food, service and prices. I think it's considered a middle class restaurant in terms of prices
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 21, 2013, 07:09:15 AM
Has anyone been to 1880, Estreia, or Vanilla Cafe?
I'm looking to hear some reviews. Thanks!
1880 is nice place prices are very reasonable not much more then glatt bite only factor in the tip.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 21, 2013, 08:23:31 AM

Has anyone been to 1880, Estreia, or Vanilla Cafe?
I'm looking to hear some reviews. Thanks!
where is vanilla cafe?


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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on July 21, 2013, 09:18:28 AM
Thanks for the answers guys!

where is vanilla cafe?


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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on July 21, 2013, 09:23:46 AM
where is vanilla cafe?
Next door to gelbstiens. Formerly salad garden.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 21, 2013, 10:31:14 AM

Next door to gelbstiens. Formerly salad garden.
did anything change besides the name?


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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on July 21, 2013, 11:05:53 AM
did anything change besides the name?
Probably just the annual name change :)
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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 21, 2013, 11:19:18 AM
Probably just the annual name change :)
why do they always do it?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 21, 2013, 11:21:39 AM

Probably just the annual name change :)I'm guessing you either just got a new phone or just reinstalled Tapatalk?
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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on July 21, 2013, 11:23:18 AM
why do they always do it?
I guess they think we'll all stop by to try out to new restaurant!

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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 21, 2013, 11:44:36 AM
where is Estreia?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on July 21, 2013, 11:45:26 AM
where is Estreia?
Across River Ave from Presidential Estates
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 21, 2013, 11:50:33 AM
when did it open?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on July 21, 2013, 12:05:57 PM

I guess they think we'll all stop by to try out to new restaurant!
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Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on July 21, 2013, 02:06:24 PM
I work sometimes from home I have Verizon internet connection, it's very slow here I have a hard time working, anyone have a good cheap internet plan idea.
Thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 21, 2013, 02:34:21 PM
I work sometimes from home I have Verizon internet connection, it's very slow here I have a hard time working, anyone have a good cheap internet plan idea.
Thanks
optimum
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on July 21, 2013, 03:12:12 PM
I just called Optimum, they wanted $40 a months, is there a way to get it cheaper.
Thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2013, 04:24:20 PM
I just called Optimum, they wanted $40 a months, is there a way to get it cheaper.
Thanks
If you're willing to manually sign in every time I can give you a code. Most laptops keep the Username and password, so as soon as you start typing the username it will pop up so it's not terrible.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on July 21, 2013, 05:44:57 PM
I just called Optimum, they wanted $40 a months, is there a way to get it cheaper.
Thanks
sometimes if you push them they'll give you a $29.95 introductory rate
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 21, 2013, 08:45:12 PM
If you're willing to manually sign in every time I can give you a code. Most laptops keep the Username and password, so as soon as you start typing the username it will pop up so it's not terrible.
that is only if there is optimum wifi where he lives. correct?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on July 21, 2013, 08:48:49 PM
The person who defaced this businesses property has no sensitivity to the churban. He is merely a bulvan sicko who found an outlet for his rotten middos. No normal, emotionally stable person would do what he did, he's definitely not a person who has even a glimmer of goodness in him.
 

"The most dangerous people are sometimes the ones running to do mitzvos, get out of their way!"
Calling that poor kid "definitely not a person who has even a glimmer of goodness in him", I'm sure comes from your sterling middos.  ;) :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 21, 2013, 08:54:31 PM
Calling that poor kid "definitely not a person who has even a glimmer of goodness in him", I'm sure comes from your sterling middos.  ;) :P
Are familiar with the gemara about the talmid who wiped his hands on another persons jacket etc? Would you want this kin for a son-in-law

I honestly believe that this is the true. Poor kid? He can improve himself but right now he has a while to go.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on July 21, 2013, 08:56:56 PM
Are familiar with the gemara about the talmid who wiped his hands on another persons jacket etc?

I honestly believe that this is the true. Poor kid? He can improve himself but right now he has a while to go.
That's a poor defense of saying he doesn't have a glimmer of goodness.
I would say he's bored, and a little bit self righteous.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 21, 2013, 09:13:20 PM
That's a poor defense of saying he doesn't have a glimmer of goodness.
I would say he's bored, and a little bit self righteous.
You misunderstood, I am not attempting to defend myself, to the contrary I stand by my initial observation.
Someone who defaces someones property in the name of "good Middos" its a bad person with a very messed up outlook and upbringing.
The "glimmer of goodness" comment was in the context of disputing a few people here who praised this guy for having "sensitivity towards the churban"- I don't believe he has any sensitivity towards anyone or anything. His action was bad period. There was not a glimmer of goodness in his action. His actions actually reflect on a bad person, this is the way Chazal have analyzed people as I pointed out with the story with the jacket.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 21, 2013, 09:14:29 PM
That's a poor defense of saying he doesn't have a glimmer of goodness.
I would say he's bored, and a little bit self righteous.
Now that I think of it, you defence of someone defacing someones property is in itself troubling...  :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on July 21, 2013, 09:17:44 PM
Now that I think of it, you defence of someone defacing someones property is in itself troubling...  :P
Gimme a break. A teenager writing on an advertisement hanging in a Shul, has not a glimmer of goodness in his heart. Thank G-d, you won't be on the Bais Din shel Maalah when they're gonna judge me.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 21, 2013, 09:36:16 PM
Gimme a break. A teenager writing on an advertisement hanging in a Shul, has not a glimmer of goodness in his heart. Thank G-d, you won't be on the Bais Din shel Maalah when they're gonna judge me.
Your that bad eh?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on July 21, 2013, 09:54:24 PM
Your that bad eh?
Yes. When I was Fourteen I wrote a note on a sign hanging in a Shul!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 21, 2013, 10:17:29 PM
Yes. When I was Fourteen I wrote a note on a sign hanging in a Shul!!
Gosh, was wondering why you taking this so personal. I hope I was able to enlighten you to the severity of defacing other peoples property. Its just wrong. No ifs or buts about it.
{New topic:}
Besides, whats wrong with a burger, "Loi dy lecho bemah shosra torah??"
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on July 21, 2013, 10:43:02 PM
Gosh, was wondering why you taking this so personal. I hope I was able to enlighten you to the severity of defacing other peoples property. Its just wrong. No ifs or buts about it.
{New topic:}
Besides, whats wrong with a burger, "Loi dy lecho bemah shosra torah??"
Wow!!

This is a little masivta bachur. Calm down!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 21, 2013, 11:39:39 PM
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but the 14 year old who wrote that comment makes a great point.
You admit your embarrassment...
 So you're not entirely on his level. B"H.  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on July 22, 2013, 01:57:38 AM

{New topic:}
Besides, whats wrong with a burger, "Loi dy lecho bemah shosra torah??"
You know the answer to that :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ydbe on July 23, 2013, 03:41:19 PM
sometimes if you push them they'll give you a $29.95 introductory rate
i tried several times, got the offer of voice + internet for $59.99. didn't accept it because I have an OBI for free phone service...
i ended up getting a close neighbor to let me leech on to their wifi network, but if they move, I think if you keep trying and are persistent (remember the HUCA rule) you may be successful. I kept telling the rep that Verizon made me a good offer. Before my 59.99 offer for voice + online they wanted $69 for it. he put me on hold and said he'd speak to his boss and then came back with that offer. i think they first offer a high price, and then if you call back they eventually offer lower. keep trying and report your results! hatzlacha!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on July 29, 2013, 06:31:31 PM
Will be in Lakewood one night this week. Any reviews on Estria or Entree?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on July 29, 2013, 06:36:56 PM
Will be in Lakewood one night this week. Any reviews on Estria or Entree?
Surprise steak at entree cheap and amazing
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fish Tank on July 31, 2013, 11:09:18 AM
 Is there any place in Lakewood that sells hot  cocoa  made with real chocolate?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on July 31, 2013, 11:19:52 AM
Is there any place in Lakewood that sells hot  cocoa  made with real chocolate?
the French press
Rt 88 and Monmouth
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fish Tank on July 31, 2013, 11:50:03 AM
the French press
Rt 88 and Monmouth
Thank you.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on July 31, 2013, 12:30:16 PM
Can anybody recommend am optometrist in or around Lakewood?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on July 31, 2013, 12:36:03 PM
Can anybody recommend am optometrist in or around Lakewood?
There's a guy in Shoprite that was popular in my days, also there's someone next door to the DMV on the 70 who I used twice. Not sure if they're good though.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on July 31, 2013, 12:40:44 PM
There's a guy in Shoprite that was popular in my days, also there's someone next door to the DMV on the 70 who I used twice. Not sure if they're good though.
I need new glasses, but I want to get my prescription checked first, nothing serious, not looking for a specialist
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on July 31, 2013, 12:44:39 PM
I need new glasses, but I want to get my prescription checked first, nothing serious, not looking for a specialist
Why not use the in-house optometrist at any glasses store?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on July 31, 2013, 12:47:52 PM
 The one in shoprite plaza is Dr. Borkowski.
Hes a good doctor.
You won't be able to get an appointment right away.

 The one on the 70  is Dr. Rothkof . I  dint know much about him .
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on July 31, 2013, 12:47:52 PM
I couldn't get an appointment soon enough
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on July 31, 2013, 12:49:06 PM
 Wow our posts came through at the same second!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on July 31, 2013, 12:50:00 PM
The one in shoprite plaza is Dr. Borkowski.
Hes a good doctor.
You won't be able to get an appointment right away.

 The one on the 70  is Dr. Rothkof . I  dint know much about him .
Wow,borkowski has nothing until October
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on July 31, 2013, 01:18:08 PM
Wow,borkowski has nothing until October

Dr Borkowski is very good been going to him for over 20 years... If you leave your name with them they could put you on a cancellation list.

The one on the 70  is Dr. Rothkof . I  dint know much about him .

I've heard he's good, but I've never been to him.

Why not use the in-house optometrist at any glasses store?

My wife went to one of these I forgot the name (if you want I'll find out) and she was extremely dissatisfied with the eye doctor, she ended up waiting for an appointment for Dr Borkowski to get checked again.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 31, 2013, 01:22:20 PM
I need new glasses, but I want to get my prescription checked first, nothing serious, not looking for a specialist
Go to http://cohensfashionoptical.com/ (http://cohensfashionoptical.com/) get the $29 eye exam coupon, there is one in freehold mall you can usually get a same day appointment
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on July 31, 2013, 01:45:51 PM
anyone know a good dentist that accepts united healthcare - jersey care?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on July 31, 2013, 01:49:45 PM
anyone know a good dentist that accepts united healthcare - jersey care?
For children,  or for adults?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 31, 2013, 02:18:39 PM
Can anybody recommend am optometrist in or around Lakewood?
Cheapest IIRC is http://www.eyedrx.com/
On the 70 IIRC
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on July 31, 2013, 04:23:20 PM
Cheapest IIRC is http://www.eyedrx.com/
On the 70 IIRC
thanks gonna check them out, they take my insurance and have appointments this week
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on July 31, 2013, 08:24:15 PM
For children,  or for adults?

Adults
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 06, 2013, 01:40:34 PM
Anyone use lakewood family dental? or a reccomendation for a good dentist that takes jersey care?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 06, 2013, 02:14:51 PM
Anyone use lakewood family dental? or a reccomendation for a good dentist that takes jersey care?
I use them, not bad for the basic stuff; don't how they are with kids though.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 06, 2013, 02:27:02 PM
Anyone use lakewood family dental? or a reccomendation for a good dentist that takes jersey care?
Who's Lakewood family dental?

Dr. Winoker  is very good  children's dentist and he takes jersey care.
I  think it may take awhile for an appointment by him.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asd on August 06, 2013, 03:35:30 PM
dr winokor by most accounts is a very good dentist but is always in a hurry
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 06, 2013, 03:36:56 PM
dr winokor by most accounts is a very good dentist but is always in a hurry
Never heard that from anybody.   You're  speaking from experience?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 06, 2013, 04:08:59 PM
When does the massa umatan come out?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 06, 2013, 04:11:02 PM
When does the massa umatan come out?
Wednesday.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 06, 2013, 04:12:14 PM
Wednesday.
were can it be picked up on Wednesday?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 06, 2013, 04:15:19 PM
were can it be picked up on Wednesday?
Its delivered to my house Wednesday night and the rental list is dropped off in BMG dining room sometime Weds.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 06, 2013, 04:24:22 PM
When does the massa umatan come out?
iirc he doesnt print during bein haZ
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 06, 2013, 04:31:49 PM
the zman starts tommorow ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on August 06, 2013, 04:32:14 PM
Wednesday.
they post it on their website these days
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on August 06, 2013, 04:46:14 PM
If you're looking for The rental list check out this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20693.msg312965#msg312965) thread
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 06, 2013, 05:19:32 PM
were can it be picked up on Wednesday?
They used to hang it at Feldman's grocery (clifton X 5th) the first thing.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on August 06, 2013, 09:44:40 PM
they post it on their website these days
Your kidding, right? Masa U'matan has a WEBSITE?!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 06, 2013, 10:33:46 PM
Big Mistake
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 06, 2013, 10:56:32 PM
Your kidding, right? Masa U'matan has a WEBSITE?!
http://masaumatan.com/

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on August 06, 2013, 11:33:47 PM
Wow! Never thought that would happen...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 07, 2013, 09:01:18 AM
Wow! Never thought that would happen...
Don't think that it's so professional, it looks like the regular print!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 07, 2013, 09:34:07 AM
ISO a good cheap place for an oil change. TIA :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 07, 2013, 10:08:08 AM
Looking for a inexpensive Painter to do a small paint job. (Ceiling for a small room.) ASAP!.
TIA   
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 07, 2013, 10:28:30 AM
ISO a good cheap place for an oil change. TIA :)
I usually use Express Oil & Lube on Kennedy. Might not be cheapest (I think $25-30) but they are really quick and they fill up fluids and air in tires change or check filters and give a quick vacuum in the car.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 07, 2013, 10:43:47 AM
I usually use Express Oil & Lube on Kennedy. Might not be cheapest (I think $25-30) but they are really quick and they fill up fluids and air in tires change or check filters and give a quick vacuum in the car.
+1
 in and out 5 minutes, its worth a few bucks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 07, 2013, 10:53:04 AM
I usually use Express Oil & Lube on Kennedy. Might not be cheapest (I think $25-30) but they are really quick and they fill up fluids and air in tires change or check filters and give a quick vacuum in the car.
+1
 in and out 5 minutes, its worth a few bucks

There now. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 07, 2013, 12:35:26 PM
If still interested the massa umaten in being given out right now in bmg dining room
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 07, 2013, 12:42:05 PM
Big Mistake

Details?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 07, 2013, 12:54:51 PM
Details?
Sushi Garden II.

If the place gets jam packed with people, it will be a chaos which in turn will leave people with a bad taste.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 07, 2013, 04:00:30 PM

Sushi Garden II.

If the place gets jam packed with people, it will be a chaos which in turn will leave people with a bad taste.
sign says vanilla cafe
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 07, 2013, 06:19:05 PM
I think it was once called The Salad Garden
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 07, 2013, 07:32:08 PM

I think it was once called The Salad Garden
yes it was
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 07, 2013, 09:11:56 PM
TLS is getting weird.
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/08/live-at-8-pm-social-worker-mordechai-weinberger-on-teens-at-risk-submit-your-question.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 07, 2013, 11:17:33 PM
Any body know a cheap apt for rent basement perfect? Yes I check masa umatan
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 07, 2013, 11:19:55 PM
Any body know a cheap apt for rent basement perfect? Yes I check masa umatan
Neighborhood?  Size?  Price range?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on August 08, 2013, 12:58:05 AM
Any body know a cheap apt for rent basement perfect? Yes I check masa umatan
Read this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20693.0;topicseen) thread
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 08, 2013, 03:29:14 AM
sign says vanilla cafe
I was referring to the chaos that went on in another store called sushi garden when they offered a ridiculously low price at their grand opening. 

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1885.msg397462#msg397462
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 08, 2013, 09:37:48 AM
Any body know a cheap apt for rent basement perfect? Yes I check masa umatan

Ocean Pointe rent is about 700 plus a free month. New apts, a bit small, down the 88.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on August 08, 2013, 01:10:07 PM
TLS is getting weird.
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/08/live-at-8-pm-social-worker-mordechai-weinberger-on-teens-at-risk-submit-your-question.html
+1, seems to be their latest advertising thing , they keep having this together with that nutritionist.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 08, 2013, 01:10:59 PM
They used to hang it at Feldman's grocery (clifton X 5th) the first thing.
Freebay is available at Beepers Plus 428 Clifton when they open on Wednesday mornings.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 08, 2013, 01:41:32 PM

+1, seems to be their latest advertising thing , they keep having this together with that nutritionist.
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 08, 2013, 10:23:36 PM
Where can I pick up The Voice early? I get it on Friday, would like to get it Thursday like others do.
Also is the BP weekly available Wednesday morning too, or only the masa u'matan?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 08, 2013, 11:37:35 PM

Where can I pick up The Voice early? I get it on Friday, would like to get it Thursday like others do.
Also is the BP weekly available Wednesday morning too, or only the masa u'matan?
delivery probly varies by neighborhoods
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 08, 2013, 11:47:07 PM
By thier office I am sure.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 11, 2013, 04:34:04 PM
A friend of mine is getting married in a week and a half and has no place to live yet. He is looking for a furnished apartment in the yeshiva area until his regular apartment is ready (approximately 2 months). If you have any specific information or leads please pm me so I can pass it on to him.
Thanks
(yes I'm sure he knows about the massa umaten etc)
ETA he actually did not know about bnblakewood.com
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: thaber on August 11, 2013, 07:03:44 PM
I know of a nice place in coventry for rent, PM for details
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 12, 2013, 11:24:26 AM
anyone use Dr. Evan Abrahams - dentist - at Chemed?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 13, 2013, 12:32:07 PM
I will be in lakewood in a few days and I am looking for a nice restaurant to take someone out. (business). Someone mentioned to me Entree. Has anyone been there?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2013, 12:34:16 PM
I will be in lakewood in a few days and I am looking for a nice restaurant to take someone out. (business). Someone mentioned to me Entree. Has anyone been there?
It's decent.
Not going to compete with LA/MIA/NYC/ORD places but holds it own otherwise.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 13, 2013, 12:39:22 PM
It's decent.
Not going to compete with LA/MIA/NYC/ORD places but holds it own otherwise.

Thanks.

anything special I should order?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on August 13, 2013, 01:01:19 PM
I will be in lakewood in a few days and I am looking for a nice restaurant to take someone out. (business). Someone mentioned to me Entree. Has anyone been there?

If you are looking for a nice place why not try Estréia?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 13, 2013, 01:08:57 PM
If you are looking for a nice place why not try Estréia?
+1
I  was never there,  but I heard it's really nice and the food is good.
(I  dint know anything about the prices)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: asd on August 13, 2013, 02:02:24 PM
I am selling my car and need it cleaned well, shampoo etc. any recomendations?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on August 13, 2013, 02:46:09 PM
+1
I  was never there,  but I heard it's really nice and the food is good.
(I  dint know anything about the prices)
+1, i was there, id say its the best food in lakewood right now
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on August 13, 2013, 03:12:49 PM
Anybody in bagel nosh now is there a line?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 13, 2013, 03:28:48 PM
asd - Yeh, the guys on 1st and clifton do a great job :).
I hired 2 of them to clean out a 15 passenger van that didn't have a single k-wash in 5 years. $25 each, 2 hours. They were more thrilled than me.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 13, 2013, 03:29:44 PM
Anybody in bagel nosh now is there a line?
I think this deserves a thread on it's own.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Kvending on August 13, 2013, 03:33:12 PM
I think this deserves a thread on it's own.

100% Agreed.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 13, 2013, 06:39:33 PM
Anybody in bagel nosh now is there a line?what a weird question
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 13, 2013, 08:01:03 PM
what a weird question

Not as weird as some of the other crap you've asked/said around here...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 13, 2013, 08:08:18 PM
Anybody going from Lakewood to Brooklyn that can take a package?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on August 13, 2013, 10:43:10 PM
I will be in lakewood in a few days and I am looking for a nice restaurant to take someone out. (business). Someone mentioned to me Entree. Has anyone been there?
Entree does not have a large menu, but the food is good.  We were out of town when the new place, Estreia opened up, so we have not tried it out yet. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 14, 2013, 07:54:03 AM
Entree does not have a large menu, but the food is good.  We were out of town when the new place, Estreia opened up, so we have not tried it out yet.
If its daytime try dairy, Ottimo Cafe. The ambiance there is much better, and suited more to business like.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 14, 2013, 09:20:13 AM
Anybody going from Lakewood to Brooklyn that can take a package?
bump
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 14, 2013, 11:56:15 AM
If its daytime try dairy, Ottimo Cafe. The ambiance there is much better, and suited more to business like.
+1000000
I've meet with people at Ottimo many times with non kosher eaters and they all loved it. It is a great place for a business lunch. Only problem can be if it is busy with many loud yentas, which does happen.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 14, 2013, 12:46:58 PM
Thanks every one for the suggestions. I think ill try the new Estréia. Heard great things.

if only they had a site that I can see the menu before.....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 14, 2013, 12:50:33 PM
Thanks every one for the suggestions. I think ill try the new Estréia. Heard great things.

if only they had a site that I can see the menu before.....
Nu, it's Lakewood!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 14, 2013, 12:58:22 PM
Thanks every one for the suggestions. I think ill try the new Estréia. Heard great things.

if only they had a site that I can see the menu before.....
Plese post your review after.
Just thinking why do i have something in my head that they are only open from 5pm....? Would that work for your lunch?
I could be wrong though.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 14, 2013, 01:01:36 PM
Looks like they open at 5:00
https://www.facebook.com/estreia978/info

According to this they have a website but it looks like the site isn't ready yet.

The other day they posted some nice pics but I think they took them down.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 14, 2013, 01:30:46 PM

+1000000
I've meet with people at Ottimo many times with non kosher eaters and they all loved it. It is a great place for a business lunch. Only problem can be if it is busy with many loud yentas, which does happen.
or many loud yeshivish guys having "business" meetings with non kosher eaters, grabbing and fressing and burping. Don't knw how they can seal a deal...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 14, 2013, 01:44:31 PM
Looks like they open at 5:00
https://www.facebook.com/estreia978/info

According to this they have a website but it looks like the site isn't ready yet.

The other day they posted some nice pics but I think they took them down.

wow thanks for this link.,... just called for a reservation.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 14, 2013, 01:46:19 PM
Quote
Attire:   Dressy
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 14, 2013, 02:25:19 PM


lol, in lkwd standards does that mean hat and jacket?  :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 14, 2013, 02:52:40 PM
or many loud yeshivish guys having "business" meetings with non kosher eaters, grabbing and fressing and burping. Don't knw how they can seal a deal...
I've never had that experience there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 14, 2013, 11:35:23 PM
The following is my review of Estreia Restaurant.

I made a reservation for 8:30 for two. Upon arrival we were seated promptly. The waitress came and brought us some paper menus. I must say that the choices were few. I ordered an Asian steak and my guest ordered a regular steak on the bone. Issue number one, no bread to wash on while waiting for our food. For entrée’s, I ordered some spring rolls. They were quite good. I asked our waitress if we can see a wine list. The waitress informed us that there was no wine in the entire restaurant. I was shocked, as was my guest. I was not expecting this at all, and would have thought twice about coming here had I known in advanced. Another big issue was the time it took to get our food. More than 45 minutes elapsed before our food showed up. Although we had business to discuss, I would have preferred the food to come out earlier. Here’s where another issue arose. The Asian steak was smothered in mayonnaise. I am not sure if this is how it is in other restaurants but nowhere on the menu did it mention globs of mayo on the steak. I was extremely disappointed, as I am not a mayo fan. I somehow managed to eat half of it before calling quits. My guest’s steak did not appear to be anything special. Also, the main dish did not come with side dished! I had to order and pay for fries and onion rings separately! I give the main dish a ‘C’ rating at best.
Finally I asked to see a dessert menu. I ordered a chocolate molten cake with ice cream (for $15 bucks- outrageous). Had it been good, I would not be complaining about the price. It tasted like it had been in the freezer since last pesach. This dessert ALSO took 45 minutes to arrive- totally unacceptable.

In total, my bill came out to $160. For an upscale restaurant this may be normal, but the food and service was terrible. I would not return to this restaurant for a while, and would not recommend it. They need some serious work to really get this place in shape.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 15, 2013, 07:30:58 AM
Yeah, shoulda gone to the reserve.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: KK on August 15, 2013, 10:01:41 AM
I’ve been to 1880 three times so far and although its probably not the kind of place to take someone for a business meeting, their food is really good.
We’ve tried the Portobello Burger, Texas Chile Burger, Roasted Herb Chicken, Prime Rib Steak, Philly Steak Hero and Chicken Neapolitan Hero. (I would order them all again, aside from the Herb Chicken since its not a chicken cutlet…)
The food is fresh and really flavorful. Portions are big and entrees come with sides. I cant comment on the service since we ordered to go every time we were there, but the waiters are all courteous and friendly.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 15, 2013, 11:47:04 AM
Many NJ restaurants do not have wine since it would require a liquor license. NY has different laws.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on August 15, 2013, 02:40:59 PM
Many NJ restaurants do not have wine since it would require a liquor license. NY has different laws.
+1 and its both very expensive and difficult to obtain one
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on August 15, 2013, 03:13:24 PM
+1 and its both very expensive and difficult to obtain one
That's why some stores file for a bar license.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 15, 2013, 04:32:07 PM
Many NJ restaurants do not have wine since it would require a liquor license. NY has different laws.

In NJ most restaurants are BYOB for that reason
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 15, 2013, 06:04:49 PM
That's why some stores file for a bar license.
It is also a long wait
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 15, 2013, 06:58:11 PM
The following is my review of Estreia Restaurant.

I made a reservation for 8:30 for two. Upon arrival we were seated promptly. The waitress came and brought us some paper menus. I must say that the choices were few. I ordered an Asian steak and my guest ordered a regular steak on the bone. Issue number one, no bread to wash on while waiting for our food. For entrée’s, I ordered some spring rolls. They were quite good. I asked our waitress if we can see a wine list. The waitress informed us that there was no wine in the entire restaurant. I was shocked, as was my guest. I was not expecting this at all, and would have thought twice about coming here had I known in advanced. Another big issue was the time it took to get our food. More than 45 minutes elapsed before our food showed up. Although we had business to discuss, I would have preferred the food to come out earlier. Here’s where another issue arose. The Asian steak was smothered in mayonnaise. I am not sure if this is how it is in other restaurants but nowhere on the menu did it mention globs of mayo on the steak. I was extremely disappointed, as I am not a mayo fan. I somehow managed to eat half of it before calling quits. My guest’s steak did not appear to be anything special. Also, the main dish did not come with side dished! I had to order and pay for fries and onion rings separately! I give the main dish a ‘C’ rating at best.
Finally I asked to see a dessert menu. I ordered a chocolate molten cake with ice cream (for $15 bucks- outrageous). Had it been good, I would not be complaining about the price. It tasted like it had been in the freezer since last pesach. This dessert ALSO took 45 minutes to arrive- totally unacceptable.

In total, my bill came out to $160. For an upscale restaurant this may be normal, but the food and service was terrible. I would not return to this restaurant for a while, and would not recommend it. They need some serious work to really get this place in shape.

to be quite honest, i highly doubt there was mayonnaise on your steak
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on August 15, 2013, 07:19:56 PM
to be quite honest, i highly doubt there was mayonnaise on your steak
+1, sounds funny to me too. That review reminded me of TA when people post pictures of tinny cracks in painting that are behind furniture.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 16, 2013, 12:19:56 AM
The following is my review of Estreia Restaurant.

I made a reservation for 8:30 for two. Upon arrival we were seated promptly. The waitress came and brought us some paper menus. I must say that the choices were few. I ordered an Asian steak and my guest ordered a regular steak on the bone. Issue number one, no bread to wash on while waiting for our food. For entrée’s, I ordered some spring rolls. They were quite good. I asked our waitress if we can see a wine list. The waitress informed us that there was no wine in the entire restaurant. I was shocked, as was my guest. I was not expecting this at all, and would have thought twice about coming here had I known in advanced. Another big issue was the time it took to get our food. More than 45 minutes elapsed before our food showed up. Although we had business to discuss, I would have preferred the food to come out earlier. Here’s where another issue arose. The Asian steak was smothered in mayonnaise. I am not sure if this is how it is in other restaurants but nowhere on the menu did it mention globs of mayo on the steak. I was extremely disappointed, as I am not a mayo fan. I somehow managed to eat half of it before calling quits. My guest’s steak did not appear to be anything special. Also, the main dish did not come with side dished! I had to order and pay for fries and onion rings separately! I give the main dish a ‘C’ rating at best.
Finally I asked to see a dessert menu. I ordered a chocolate molten cake with ice cream (for $15 bucks- outrageous). Had it been good, I would not be complaining about the price. It tasted like it had been in the freezer since last pesach. This dessert ALSO took 45 minutes to arrive- totally unacceptable.

In total, my bill came out to $160. For an upscale restaurant this may be normal, but the food and service was terrible. I would not return to this restaurant for a while, and would not recommend it. They need some serious work to really get this place in shape.

Sorry to hear your bad experience, and sad to hear that there are still no great upscale restaurants in Lakewood.  :'(
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 16, 2013, 12:27:14 AM
to be quite honest, i highly doubt there was mayonnaise on your steak

I specifically asked the waiter what the huge globs of white sauce was on my steak as I am allergic to mustard. The waiter came back and said the chef told him it was mayo. Next time your there on a wed, order the asian steak.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 16, 2013, 12:57:12 AM
Updated wiki with more restaurants. Add any that I missed.

I specifically asked the waiter what the huge globs of white sauce was on my steak as I am allergic to mustard. The waiter came back and said the chef told him it was mayo. Next time your there on a wed, order the asian steak.

Sounds nasty, even if I wasn't a mayo hater.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ydbe on August 16, 2013, 02:28:37 AM
help! favor to ask my lakewood brethren. i followed all the instructions on the obihai thread, and had it running great. i unplugged it to move it to another room, for my convenience, and now the red light is all i get! i have no phone service! (of course i tried the reset button with a paper clip already.) i emailed them, and they want me to plug it in with another power supply to rule out that issue. does anyone have an obi so i can plug mine in for a minute and see if the light changes to green? (mine is an obi202, but i think they all use the same 12v psu). send me an email or pm, please, and tizku lmitzvos
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 16, 2013, 04:52:23 AM
I specifically asked the waiter what the huge globs of white sauce was on my steak as I am allergic to mustard. The waiter came back and said the chef told him it was mayo. Next time your there on a wed, order the asian steak.
alright let me tell you what it was.

it was a Bearnaise sauce, a classic and very traditional sauce for steak. which leads me to take your entire review with a huge grain of salt.


im looking forward to trying the restaurant next time im on 08701

http://www.estreia978.com/files/EstreiaMenu.pdf
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on August 16, 2013, 07:26:18 AM
alright let me tell you what it was.

it was a Bearnaise sauce, a classic and very traditional sauce for steak. which leads me to take your entire review with a huge grain of salt.

Shouldn't that be on the side, though?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on August 16, 2013, 07:33:56 AM
alright let me tell you what it was.

it was a Bearnaise sauce, a classic and very traditional sauce for steak. which leads me to take your entire review with a huge grain of salt.


im looking forward to trying the restaurant next time im on 08701

http://www.estreia978.com/files/EstreiaMenu.pdf

It's not too much of a stretch to imagine a restaurant subbing a dressed up mayo for a bernaise.  Especially in a so-called "fancy" kosher restaurant in Lakewood, where 99% of people dont even know a bernaise from a hollandaise and 98% of folks smother their steak in ketchup or spicy mayo.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2013, 08:29:31 AM
help! favor to ask my lakewood brethren. i followed all the instructions on the obihai thread, and had it running great. i unplugged it to move it to another room, for my convenience, and now the red light is all i get! i have no phone service! (of course i tried the reset button with a paper clip already.) i emailed them, and they want me to plug it in with another power supply to rule out that issue. does anyone have an obi so i can plug mine in for a minute and see if the light changes to green? (mine is an obi202, but i think they all use the same 12v psu). send me an email or pm, please, and tizku lmitzvos
Tell them you tried to change the power supply and it didnt work. ( Im pretty certain its not the power supply)
Get a replacement asap.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 16, 2013, 08:34:29 AM

It's not too much of a stretch to imagine a restaurant subbing a dressed up mayo for a bernaise.  Especially in a so-called "fancy" kosher restaurant in Lakewood, where 99% of people dont even know a bernaise from a hollandaise and 98% of folks smother their steak in ketchup or spicy mayo.
+100
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 16, 2013, 09:51:53 AM
I find this interesting... After reading this whole conversation about Estria I went on facebook and the first thing I see is a post from a friend of mine:

" ESTREIA restaurant freaken SUCKS!!!!! And really poor customer service. It's really a shame cuz I was so excited about this place!‪#‎shouldalistentomyfriends‬ "
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 16, 2013, 10:01:17 AM
Take any 12v plug that is floating around your house to test it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 16, 2013, 10:06:12 AM
alright let me tell you what it was.

it was a Bearnaise sauce, a classic and very traditional sauce for steak. which leads me to take your entire review with a huge grain of salt.


im looking forward to trying the restaurant next time im on 08701

http://www.estreia978.com/files/EstreiaMenu.pdf

I dont see anywhere that it says that on the asian steak. the Bearnaise sauce is for the signature steak..... not for the daily specials which is below it.

bottom line is that I had a bad experience. I only hope they can fix all these issues soon.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 16, 2013, 10:35:01 AM
It's possible, and quite probable, that many people in lakewood don't 'get' fine dining. i find they usually like their meat sweet.


its extremely unlikely they subbed mayonnaise for bearnaise, especially so early in the game.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 16, 2013, 10:42:27 AM
 Why can't it be that there was a simple miscommunication ,- the waiter  thought the chef said mayonnaise when in reality he said bearnaise. . . ?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 16, 2013, 10:45:17 AM
Why can't it be that there was a simple miscommunication ,- the waiter  thought the chef said mayonnaise when in reality he said bearnaise. . . ?
+1
Especially if you sent him to ask if its mustard which like bearnaise is usually yellow, mayo is usually white IME
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 16, 2013, 10:46:15 AM
Why can't it be that there was a simple miscommunication ,- the waiter  thought the chef said mayonnaise when in reality he said bearnaise. . . ?

That actually makes sense, though you would hope the staff is trained better and would know what is on the menu.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2013, 11:03:46 AM
Its new, give them time.
IMHO they should never open with "paper menus" etc. They could have a soft opening and when they have their act together open properly.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: ydbe on August 16, 2013, 11:10:17 AM
Tell them you tried to change the power supply and it didnt work. ( Im pretty certain its not the power supply)
Get a replacement asap.

Take any 12v plug that is floating around your house to test it.

Thanks, I tried another 12v plug, (i really didn't have many- i found just 1 after looking at many power adapters at home,) and it still didn't work. trying to get a replacement...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 16, 2013, 11:25:20 AM
Why can't it be that there was a simple miscommunication ,- the waiter  thought the chef said mayonnaise when in reality he said bearnaise. . . ?
of course thats what happened, or the customer misunderstood the waiter. one of the two. thats what ive been saying the whole time...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on August 16, 2013, 02:12:08 PM
Any recommendations for a place to clean bekeshes?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 17, 2013, 06:18:05 PM
to be quite honest, i highly doubt there was mayonnaise on your steak

It's possible, and quite probable, that many people in lakewood don't 'get' fine dining. i find they usually like their meat sweet.


its extremely unlikely they subbed mayonnaise for bearnaise, especially so early in the game.

of course thats what happened, or the customer misunderstood the waiter. one of the two. thats what ive been saying the whole time...

id like to apologize for doubting Dave321 . While it wasnt techincally a mayo, it was pretty close.  i emailed the restaurant and they responded about the asian marinated steak, It has Wasabi aioli as a dressing; if you don't like it please tell your waiter not to decorate the plate with it.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 17, 2013, 06:47:45 PM
Any recommendations for a place to clean bekeshes?
The cleaners might be a good place to start. I'm a happy cleaning station customer.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 19, 2013, 10:44:08 AM
The cleaners might be a good place to start. I'm a happy cleaning station customer.
Cleaning Station takes it very personal if u accuse them of ruining your clothes.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 01:28:17 PM
Cleaning Station takes it very personal if u accuse them of ruining your clothes.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 19, 2013, 02:11:51 PM
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Bad thing. They start screaming at you. "We didn't do noting to yaw shewt (Chinese accent)."
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 02:37:05 PM
Bad thing. They start screaming at you. "We didn't do noting to yaw shewt (Chinese accent)."
IME all the lakewood cleaners blame the customer when something goes wrong. I make my way around, when I get sick of one I move to the next...
The question is who charges the least per shirt in lakewood?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 19, 2013, 02:39:18 PM
IME all the lakewood cleaners blame the customer when something goes wrong. I make my way around, when I get sick of one I move to the next...
The question is who charges the least per shirt in lakewood?
I agree with you.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 19, 2013, 02:42:04 PM
The question is who charges the least per shirt in lakewood?
is anyone cheaper then Zobers 0.99 a shirt with 1 piece of dry cleaning?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on August 19, 2013, 02:56:10 PM
IME all the lakewood businesses blame the customer when something goes wrong. I make my way around, when I get sick of one I move to the next...
The question is who charges the least per shirt in lakewood?
ftfy
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 04:50:52 PM
is anyone cheaper then Zobers 0.99 a shirt with 1 piece of dry cleaning?
Is that the deal always? (I use them but never had the heart to study the bill) I should always send a pair of pants together with my ~15 shirts.... Gotta do the math.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 19, 2013, 04:54:45 PM
Is that the deal always? (I use them but never had the heart to study the bill) I should always send a pair of pants together with my ~15 shirts.... Gotta do the math.
I think its only @ the Chateau location, but it should be automatic
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 04:55:16 PM
I think its only @ the Chateau location, but it should be automatic
oh, any deals at westgate?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 19, 2013, 05:04:55 PM
It should say on claim check $.99 Special.
Ive dropped off my cleaners at shoprite location and asked if i can pick it up at chateau and had success with gettinng them to apply the discount
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2013, 02:38:38 PM
Get ready for some new takanos...
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/08/asifa-for-rabbonim-to-address-clothing-other-issues.html
What's the 3rd thing?
(http://i40.tinypic.com/fkzgw6.jpg)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on August 20, 2013, 02:47:50 PM
New law something to the effect of forbidding psychologists to do gay therapy sessions etc...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2013, 02:50:33 PM
New law something to the effect of forbidding psychologists to do gay therapy sessions etc...
Interesting. Looks like it was passed - http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nj-governor-sign-ban-gay-conversion-therapy-19997560
I'm not sure what they think they will/can do about it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 20, 2013, 03:37:07 PM
Has any good ever come out of Asifas? IMO the only good thing that came out of citi field Asifa is that there will never be another asifa like that again ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 20, 2013, 03:44:38 PM
Has any good ever come out of Asifas? IMO the only good thing that came out of citi field Asifa is that there will never be another asifa like that again ;)
This is for Rabbis only. They are gathering to discuss clothing stores who sell non kosher clothing to frum consumers. Im sure if it was treife meat that were selling there would be a public uproar...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2013, 03:52:45 PM
A reality show in Holland called Destination Unknown - featuring - Tent City!

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While you're at it, here's the trailer for Destiny's Bridge (http://www.destinysbridge.com/screenings.html) - a documentary that is coming out soon.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 20, 2013, 03:59:20 PM
A reality show in Holland called Destination Unknown - featuring - Tent City!

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While you're at it, here's the trailer for Destiny's Bridge (http://www.destinysbridge.com/screenings.html) - a documentary that is coming out soon.

Wow
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 20, 2013, 04:19:26 PM

This is for Rabbis only. They are gathering to discuss clothing stores who sell non kosher clothing to frum consumers. Im sure if it was treife meat that were selling there would be a public uproar...
From the letter it sounded like all were invited, on that I asked if anything ever comes out of these meetings.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2013, 04:24:51 PM
From the letter it sounded like all were invited, on that I asked if anything ever comes out of these meetings.
It said: For Marbitzei Torah - Rabbanim, Roshei Mesivtos, Menahalim, Melamdim.
Not at all for the general population.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 20, 2013, 11:45:54 PM

It said: For Marbitzei Torah - Rabbanim, Roshei Mesivtos, Menahalim, Melamdim.
Not at all for the general population.
whoops! Guess I can't read Hebrew all that well ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 21, 2013, 01:41:59 PM
Anyone know where Tonys Tailor Shop is located nowadays?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 21, 2013, 01:44:32 PM
Anyone know where Tonys Tailor Shop is located nowadays?
Last place I saw him was at french cleaners on Clifton Ave
No idea if he's still there.  .
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on August 21, 2013, 01:56:07 PM
Last place I saw him was at french cleaners on Clifton Ave
No idea if he's still there.  .
Not there anymore.  I called french and they tell me hes across the street in "the store with the long coats" ie GB Chasidishe Clothing store
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 21, 2013, 03:52:18 PM
It said: For Marbitzei Torah - Rabbanim, Roshei Mesivtos, Menahalim, Melamdim.
Not at all for the general population.
You would be hard pressed to find someone in Lakewood that doesn't consider himself as such.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 21, 2013, 04:36:05 PM

You would be hard pressed to find someone in Lakewood that doesn't consider himself as such.
+100
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 21, 2013, 04:41:55 PM
You would be hard pressed to find someone in Lakewood that doesn't consider himself as such.

I'm don't! haha lol
(and most of my friends)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on August 21, 2013, 05:26:38 PM
Cleaning Station takes it very personal if u accuse them of ruining your clothes.
Every cleaners in the world is like that, some worse than others.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 21, 2013, 07:15:22 PM
You would be hard pressed to find someone in Lakewood that doesn't consider himself as such.

I'm none of the above. Though the people here do consider me a Rov ever since I changed my zip code :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 21, 2013, 08:06:13 PM

I'm none of the above. Though the people here do consider me a Rov ever since I changed my zip code ;)
FTFY
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 21, 2013, 08:07:07 PM
Anyone know what the big Shmooze tonight in Bais Aharon from R' Mattisyahu was about?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 21, 2013, 08:36:13 PM
Anyone know what the big Shmooze tonight in Bais Aharon from R' Mattisyahu was about?
+1, any1?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 21, 2013, 08:48:58 PM
Kedusha.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 21, 2013, 08:54:43 PM
Kedusha.
care to elaborate?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 21, 2013, 08:55:24 PM
Kedusha.
care to elaborate?

POIDH?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 21, 2013, 08:55:29 PM
Kedusha.
As in "internet", or women's cloths?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 21, 2013, 09:08:34 PM

As in "internet", or women's cloths?
I also guessed it would've been one of those 2! ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 21, 2013, 10:33:14 PM
I wasn't there that long, he spoke about the latter, could be he got to the first also.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 21, 2013, 10:50:22 PM
I wasn't there but someone told it over and didn't mention the internet.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 21, 2013, 10:55:43 PM

I wasn't there that long, he spoke about the latter, could be he got to the first also.
What was he saying? There should be more awareness?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 21, 2013, 10:57:50 PM
I wasn't there by the detailed part. I was there by the leading up to it.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 21, 2013, 11:02:51 PM

I wasn't there by the detailed part. I was there by the leading up to it.
It was jammed, no?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 21, 2013, 11:12:54 PM
Yehhh!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 21, 2013, 11:14:54 PM
It was jammed, no?

Yeh. They had cellphone and wifi jammers to keep the kedusha  :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on August 22, 2013, 06:47:27 AM
I was in  more modern bungalow colony this past Shabbos. The president of the congregation (there's no rabbi) gets up after davening to speak. He starts saying how he received many complaints from lits of people. He says we shouldn't be getting these sorts of complaints "V'hya machanecha kadosh", leaving garbage by the lake is not keeping machanecha kadosh.

I was  ready for the  tzinus shmooze. Coming from Lakewood, machanecha kadosh is synonymous with tzinus.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 22, 2013, 07:41:27 AM
I was in  more modern bungalow colony this past Shabbos. The president of the congregation (there's no rabbi) gets up after davening to speak. He starts saying how he received many complaints from lits of people. He says we shouldn't be getting these sorts of complaints "V'hya machanecha kadosh", leaving garbage by the lake is not keeping machanecha kadosh.

I was  ready for the  tzinus shmooze. Coming from Lakewood, machanecha kadosh is synonymous with tzinus.
You really anticipated a Tznius shmooz by the MO?  :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 22, 2013, 03:13:38 PM
http://www.my9nj.com/Story/23229767/buono-to-visit-shore-areas-tent-city
Tent City is on Drudge today...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 23, 2013, 03:48:31 AM
Kid comes up to me today "Why you driving a goyishe car?"

Only in Lakewood
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 23, 2013, 05:10:34 AM

Kid comes up to me today "Why you driving a goyishe car?"

Only in Lakewood
lol war were u driving
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 23, 2013, 07:49:37 AM
Trip Advisor Review for Embassy Suites in Parsippanny NJ:

My sons wedding was nearby and 50+ rooms were occupied by our wedding guests. All had complaints. It was very upsetting that after choosing an Embassy Suits because of the quality of service we have come to expect we were so very disappointed. The hotel itself was quite beautiful and would have been the perfect setting however, we learned very quickly that was as far as it went. Apparently a large group occupies this hotel each weekend for religious purposes. The problem is, they were rude, loud, up & wondering the atrium all night long. Children unsupervised running and playing in the atrium at 3 & 4 in the morning. Knocking & peering in on suite windows. Could not use the pool or gym as it was over run by unsupervised young children. They were taking food from the morning buffet and placing it in bags I assume take home or back to there rooms. But the biggest problem was that management was clearly not willing or able to control this situation. I worked for Marriott for several years and was appalled by how the immature staff and management handled several guest issues involving our party. I will forward a detailed letter to the corporate offices about this experience.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on August 23, 2013, 09:22:34 AM
Trip Advisor Review for Embassy Suites in Parsippanny NJ:

My sons wedding was nearby and 50+ rooms were occupied by our wedding guests. All had complaints. It was very upsetting that after choosing an Embassy Suits because of the quality of service we have come to expect we were so very disappointed. The hotel itself was quite beautiful and would have been the perfect setting however, we learned very quickly that was as far as it went. Apparently a large group occupies this hotel each weekend for religious purposes. The problem is, they were rude, loud, up & wondering the atrium all night long. Children unsupervised running and playing in the atrium at 3 & 4 in the morning. Knocking & peering in on suite windows. Could not use the pool or gym as it was over run by unsupervised young children. They were taking food from the morning buffet and placing it in bags I assume take home or back to there rooms. But the biggest problem was that management was clearly not willing or able to control this situation. I worked for Marriott for several years and was appalled by how the immature staff and management handled several guest issues involving our party. I will forward a detailed letter to the corporate offices about this experience.

Oh gosh. At least the religion wasn't named.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moko on August 23, 2013, 09:26:58 AM
Trip Advisor Review for Embassy Suites in Parsippanny NJ:

My sons wedding was nearby and 50+ rooms were occupied by our wedding guests. All had complaints. It was very upsetting that after choosing an Embassy Suits because of the quality of service we have come to expect we were so very disappointed. The hotel itself was quite beautiful and would have been the perfect setting however, we learned very quickly that was as far as it went. Apparently a large group occupies this hotel each weekend for religious purposes. The problem is, they were rude, loud, up & wondering the atrium all night long. Children unsupervised running and playing in the atrium at 3 & 4 in the morning. Knocking & peering in on suite windows. Could not use the pool or gym as it was over run by unsupervised young children. They were taking food from the morning buffet and placing it in bags I assume take home or back to there rooms. But the biggest problem was that management was clearly not willing or able to control this situation. I worked for Marriott for several years and was appalled by how the immature staff and management handled several guest issues involving our party. I will forward a detailed letter to the corporate offices about this experience.
u posted here bec. u assumed that such people must be from Lakewood?  ???
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on August 23, 2013, 10:20:50 AM
u posted here bec. u assumed that such people must be from Lakewood?  ???
+1
That's disgusting! And if it is every week then it is highly improbable. I feel like this thread has become the "bash-Lakewood" thread.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 23, 2013, 10:25:16 AM

Oh gosh. At least the religion wasn't named.
look at what the frum ppl (they say it straight out that they are orthodox )write in their reviews on trip advisor for this hotels, they can't understand why the hotel doesn't allow kids to run around the hotel a whole day, start blaming it on anti semitism... Ppl can be so naive sometimes... I'm not trying to bash, just be wary of making a chilul hashem
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 23, 2013, 10:26:31 AM

u posted here bec. u assumed that such people must be from Lakewood?  ???
I posted it on the Shabbos hotel thread too. I posted it here bec I thought I recall ppl discussing going away for shab to hotels, not bashing , just trying to make ppl aware to be careful about chilul hashem...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 23, 2013, 10:27:11 AM
lol war were u driving

A rented Dodge Challenger while my car is in the shop

+1
That's disgusting! And if it is every week then it is highly improbable. I feel like this thread has become the "bash-Lakewood" thread.

Eh. The bashing used to be much worse
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on August 23, 2013, 10:30:52 AM
Eh. The bashing used to be much worse
Agreed, I just feel like it should have its own thread :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 23, 2013, 11:39:17 AM
Kid comes up to me today "Why you driving a goyishe car?"

Only in Lakewood
I'm saying this in a very chiled tone: Honestly, do you think any Rav in the world will tell you that what you wrote is not Lashon Hara. I agree I've seen much worse Lashon Hara.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 23, 2013, 01:00:05 PM
I'm saying this in a very chiled tone: Honestly, do you think any Rav in the world will tell you that what you wrote is not Lashon Hara. I agree I've seen much worse Lashon Hara.

As a Lakewooder, I believe halacha entitles me to self-deprecation ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 23, 2013, 01:07:54 PM
As a Lakewooder, I believe halacha entitles me to self-deprecation ;)
That is only if no others are included. I assume that out was not your own children who said that.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 23, 2013, 01:20:52 PM
I take it as a complement. Sheltered children are a gift, they are distanced from the popular culture and are pure.
Yirbu kemohem beyisroel!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 23, 2013, 01:23:32 PM
I take it as a complement. Sheltered children are a gift, they are distanced from the popular culture and are pure.
Yirbu kemohem beyisroel!
. . .  Until they bust. 

Okay,  I think it's time to veer off this topic into a new thread.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 23, 2013, 01:34:54 PM
. . .  Until they bust. 

Okay,  I think it's time to veer off this topic into a new thread.
They bust? Just plant them in front of a TV and forgettaboudit
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 23, 2013, 01:46:08 PM

They bust? Just plant them in front of a TV and forgettaboudit
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 23, 2013, 05:14:31 PM
I'm saying this in a very chiled tone: Honestly, do you think any Rav in the world will tell you that what you wrote is not Lashon Hara. I agree I've seen much worse Lashon Hara.
pray tell, why would this be Lashon Hara?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 23, 2013, 06:32:37 PM
pray tell, why would this be Lashon Hara?

Because an unnamed little boy has just got the reputation of being too sheltered :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 23, 2013, 06:50:04 PM
What kind of car would you driving?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 23, 2013, 06:50:50 PM
What kind of car would you driving?
A rented Dodge Challenger while my car is in the shop

Eh. The bashing used to be much worse
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 24, 2013, 09:52:19 PM
Big Mistake
Not a big mistake!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 24, 2013, 10:06:16 PM

Not a big mistake!
u believe that?!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 24, 2013, 10:11:02 PM
u believe that?!
Huh? So you are saying the owner lied to the voice? Why would you assume that?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 12:16:20 AM
pray tell, why would this be Lashon Hara?
The ending - only in lakewood - is lashon Hara.
i admit Iv'e said a thousand times worse lashon hara a thousand times in my life. But I am more careful on a forum, where the sin gets multiplied by each view.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 25, 2013, 12:35:19 AM
The ending - only in lakewood - is lashon Hara.
i admit Iv'e said a thousand times worse lashon hara a thousand times in my life. But I am more careful on a forum, where the sin gets multiplied by each view.

I still fail to see the issue. If I said "only in NY' or Chicago, would it still be loshon hora? Do you believe that I'm bad mouthing the entire lakewood because of some naive little kids?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 25, 2013, 12:54:35 AM
The ending - only in lakewood - is lashon Hara.
i admit Iv'e said a thousand times worse lashon hara a thousand times in my life. But I am more careful on a forum, where the sin gets multiplied by each view.
you still have not explained why this is loshon hara, i fail to see why pointing out a unique characteristic of a city is lashon hara if there is no implied or inherent flaw or negativity.

Frankly the fact that you perceive it as lashon hara seems to indicate that you look at this positive trait in a negative light...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 12:56:33 AM
you still have not explained why this is loshon hara, i fail to see why pointing out a unique characteristic of a city is lashon hara if there is no implied or inherent flaw or negativity.

Frankly the fact that you perceive it as lashon hara seems to indicate that you look at this positive trait in a negative light...
That kids would go over to a guy and tell him he's driving a goyishe car is a negative trait.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 25, 2013, 01:02:41 AM
Popped in Vanilla cafe tonight for a light meal. Place is pretty nice, music was too loud for classical music. The owner is the same guy from J cafe. Terrible, terrible service. They have a drinks promo, buy any dish and get a free drink. That's the only thing that made it to our table easily. Took a while til anyone took our order. They brought my sushi out quick enough but they didn't bring my soup. Someone else ordered sweet potato sushi which took them 45 minutes to tell us that they ran out of sweet potato.

Summary, its a new place, service stinks and I'm not surprised.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 25, 2013, 01:04:33 AM
The laws of tochecha may apply here. Generally tochecha in public is not permitted. ...

Just throwing that out there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 25, 2013, 01:05:21 AM
That kids would go over to a guy and tell him he's driving a goyishe car is a negative trait.

I think its cute. Why the negativity?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 25, 2013, 01:40:36 AM
I think its cute. Why the negativity?
+1
this doesn't strike me as chutzpa, or a lack of respect, simply a child pointing out that he doesn't see cars like that around with the naive understanding that it must in fact be "goyish".
 Iv'e had a little kid ask me when i used to smoke " why are you blowing those smoking sticks like goyims do? or when i went jogging in a yeshivishe neighborhood, ive heard a kid say to his mother "look mommy a goy is on our block"

This is the product of living in a very high density jewish area, children where i live now couldn't possible come to such a conclusion as they constantly see and interact with non jews, mod-ox and non religious jews
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on August 25, 2013, 04:03:06 AM
Time for a Joke, since Lakewood is not Williamsburg ;D
My daughter saw someone today with the 'VEISE ZUKKEN'. She told me, 'Hey look that man is wearing tights'!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 25, 2013, 10:07:07 AM
Yuneeq - You are worse then the miraglim ;).
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 07:46:48 PM
Yuneeq - You are worse then the miraglim ;).
Letzanus achas docheh meah tochachos.  ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on August 25, 2013, 07:49:53 PM
u believe that?!
i was there today. I was willing to pay 38$ for my meal, bill came to 39.50 with tip
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 25, 2013, 08:03:29 PM
Letzanus achas docheh meah tochachos.  ;)
Only if I see a need for the tochucha ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 25, 2013, 11:42:32 PM
Rechnitz just pledged 1 billon dollars to the mir at the lakewood dinner
Wow.  Over how long?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on August 25, 2013, 11:50:31 PM
Rechnitz just pledged 1 billon dollars to the mir at the lakewood dinner
wow!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 25, 2013, 11:52:41 PM
Speaking with his telepromter
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 25, 2013, 11:54:37 PM
20yrs
Thats 50mm a year.  Nice! I'm happy for the mir!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 26, 2013, 12:07:37 AM
I'm jealous of the zechusim he'll be getting. Just imagine if he inspires a couple retardedly rich people to do the same.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 26, 2013, 12:13:06 AM
Rechnitz just pledged 1 billon dollars to the mir at the lakewood dinner
Are you serious?
Can someone else confirm that this is true?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 26, 2013, 12:14:29 AM
Can someone else confirm that this is true?
+1
Wouldn't be surprised if people have the numbers mixed up. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 26, 2013, 12:14:56 AM
+1 Please someone confirm.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on August 26, 2013, 12:29:07 AM
This is not true at all I was there from beginning to end nothing of this sort happened
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 26, 2013, 12:34:23 AM
I see palinbachur deleted his post
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 26, 2013, 12:36:18 AM
Instead of deleting, be a man and retract.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: george on August 26, 2013, 01:57:51 AM
This is not true at all I was there from beginning to end nothing of this sort happened
did he make no pledge at all, or was it a different amount?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 26, 2013, 08:02:08 AM
did he make no pledge at all, or was it a different amount?

I know that a few weeks ago I got a call from the mir asking for a donation and they said that rechnitz is matching anything that I donate
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: real-brisker on August 26, 2013, 08:21:23 AM
Board Spam....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 26, 2013, 03:52:49 PM
I know that a few weeks ago I got a call from the mir asking for a donation and they said that rechnitz is matching anything that I donate
the ad in the Mishpacha mag said up to $6,000,000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 26, 2013, 04:22:23 PM
the ad in the Mishpacha mag said up to $6,000,000

if you want to donate more then that, feel free to. I am sure somethin can be worked out..... :P
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 26, 2013, 04:36:32 PM
if you want to donate more then that, feel free to. I am sure somethin can be worked out..... :P
of course you can but he won't match it... notice the words i highlighted
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on August 27, 2013, 12:33:21 AM
of course you can but he won't match it... notice the words i highlighted

and if you call him that you will donate 3 mil only if he matches, I would think he would..... who knows.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 27, 2013, 12:53:27 AM
the ad in the Mishpacha mag said up to $6,000,000
He's said he'll match up to 3 million.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 27, 2013, 01:22:43 AM
The ad was saying that with everyones contributions (our 3M + his 3M) they can get 6M.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 27, 2013, 01:52:49 AM
The ad was saying that with everyones contributions (our 3M + his 3M) they can get 6M.
um... thats what i said, he'll match "up to $6,000,000"
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 27, 2013, 01:55:03 AM
um... thats what i said, he'll match "up to $6,000,000"
-1
He'll match up to 3 million.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 27, 2013, 02:13:04 AM
-1
He'll match up to 3 million.
you sir need to work on your reading comprehension
I'll spell it out for you.
I did not say he would match the sum of 6 million dollars.
I said he would match "up to 6 million"
This means "matching" whatever is donated up to a combined total of 6 million (hence 3 million max on his part
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 27, 2013, 02:20:21 AM
you sir need to work on your reading comprehension
I'll spell it out for you.
I did not say he would match the sum of 6 million dollars.
I said he would match "up to 6 million"
This means "matching" whatever is donated up to a combined total of 6 million (hence 3 million max on his part
You sir would do a fine job in the marketing field.  ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 27, 2013, 02:23:46 AM
You sir would do a fine job in the marketing field.  ;)
Why, Thank You!!  8)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 27, 2013, 05:58:47 AM
im with saver on this one
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on August 27, 2013, 07:04:18 AM
im with saver on this one
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 28, 2013, 10:57:51 AM
Anyone use a Chemed dentist? I heard Dr. Abraham is good- can anyone confirm this or give me another name of someone good and competent there? Thanks!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 28, 2013, 11:16:55 AM
Anyone use a Chemed dentist? I heard Dr. Abraham is good- can anyone confirm this or give me another name of someone good and competent there? Thanks!
I don't know him in particular but overall I haven't heard the best reports about Chemed Dental.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 29, 2013, 01:30:21 PM
Which pizza shop has the best sushi?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on August 29, 2013, 02:02:17 PM
J2
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 29, 2013, 02:25:00 PM
J2

+1
Title: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 29, 2013, 02:40:03 PM
J2
which other pizza shops HAVE sushi Other than pizza plus ?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on August 29, 2013, 02:59:52 PM
none that I know of! and how's J2 sushi compared to dlux? (i know ones milchigs and ones fleishig)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 29, 2013, 03:31:29 PM
which other pizza shops HAVE sushi Other than pizza plus ?
Circa
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 29, 2013, 04:40:53 PM
none that I know of! and how's J2 sushi compared to dlux? (i know ones milchigs and ones fleishig)
D-lux? Last time ordered sushi there, I got a clump of rice and had to dig through it to find the tiny sliver of Avocado.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 29, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
which other pizza shops HAVE sushi Other than pizza plus ?
4th st. j2 is better
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 30, 2013, 01:37:57 PM
Should I expect holiday traffic later on GSP north?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 30, 2013, 01:46:13 PM

4th st. j2 is better
4th st is pizza plus
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 30, 2013, 01:53:52 PM
4th st is pizza plus
Ok.  :-[ I knew dat
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: mow on August 30, 2013, 02:32:17 PM
Mazel Tov I had a baby boy this morning shalom zachor in my house tonite  pm me for the address
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 30, 2013, 02:39:12 PM
Mazal tov  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 30, 2013, 02:41:16 PM
mazel tov
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 30, 2013, 04:53:45 PM
Mazel tov so nice
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on August 30, 2013, 05:05:28 PM
Anyone use a Chemed dentist? I heard Dr. Abraham is good- can anyone confirm this or give me another name of someone good and competent there? Thanks!
I used to use CHEMED.  I switched to Lakewood Family Dental. I heard that people have had bad experiences with them (LFD), but mine have only been good.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 30, 2013, 07:04:33 PM
Remind me to write a review if kosher taco
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 31, 2013, 02:25:46 PM
I used to use CHEMED.  I switched to Lakewood Family Dental. I heard that people have had bad experiences with them (LFD), but mine have only been good.
IME LFD is good for the basics, I wouldn't really trust them with a root canal or the likes.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: BBM on August 31, 2013, 06:17:52 PM
IME LFD is good for the basics, I wouldn't really trust them with a root canal or the likes.
Dr Tudres from CHEMED is the best>
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2013, 08:56:35 PM
Dr Tudres from CHEMED is the best>
+1
But what does that have to do with LFD?   ???
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on August 31, 2013, 09:52:17 PM
Didn't he leave CHEMED to open his own place?
LFD told usabout 9 cavities and 2 root canals in2 kids that according other dentists didn't exist. I know of others who had the same experience.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: michael on August 31, 2013, 09:54:12 PM
Didn't he leave CHEMED to open his own place?
LFD told usabout 9 cavities and 2 root canals in2 kids that according other dentists didn't exist. I know of others who had the same experience.

+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2013, 09:56:22 PM
Didn't he leave CHEMED to open his own place?
Yes he did.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yoruel on August 31, 2013, 10:19:59 PM
Mazel Tov I had a baby boy this morning shalom zachor in my house tonite  pm me for the address

Mazal Tov
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on August 31, 2013, 10:22:23 PM
Remind me to write a review if kosher taco
I really liked it, did you?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on August 31, 2013, 10:22:56 PM
Mazel Tov I had a baby boy this morning shalom zachor in my house tonite  pm me for the address
mazal tov!!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 31, 2013, 10:36:47 PM
Is there any place in Lkwd that has a minyan for selichos 2mrw morn? As opposed to late tonight
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on August 31, 2013, 10:39:19 PM
I really liked it, did you?

You'll find out when I write my review...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 31, 2013, 10:51:27 PM
Is there any place in Lkwd that has a minyan for selichos 2mrw morn? As opposed to late tonight
BMG has 4:35 in Mizrach and 5:00 in Maariv.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2ex4m8o.jpg)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on August 31, 2013, 11:12:36 PM

BMG has 4:35 in Mizrach and 5:00 in Maariv.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2ex4m8o.jpg)
thnx
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 31, 2013, 11:18:02 PM
Does anyone know of a nightly minyan for slichos?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on August 31, 2013, 11:20:31 PM
Does anyone know of a nightly minyan for slichos?
They used to always have in Alumni (In between Beis Shalom and the Irv) but I haven't been there in years.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on August 31, 2013, 11:24:02 PM
Goldblatts also had one pretty early in the night IIRC
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on August 31, 2013, 11:32:15 PM
Who else made it to mow shalom zachor ???
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 31, 2013, 11:34:27 PM
Who else made it to mow shalom zachor ???
:o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: SPGDUDE on August 31, 2013, 11:36:41 PM
Goldblatts also had one pretty early in the night IIRC
thanks. anyone know what time?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 31, 2013, 11:51:56 PM
thanks. anyone know what time?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20082.0
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 01, 2013, 12:52:50 AM
Does anyone know of a nightly minyan for slichos?
Ateres Bracha IIRC.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on September 01, 2013, 02:06:42 AM
Is there any place in Lkwd that has a minyan for selichos 2mrw morn? As opposed to late tonight
West gate 525&645.
Yukes 600
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on September 01, 2013, 02:08:58 AM
Does anyone know of a nightly minyan for slichos?
West gate 1250 upstairs
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on September 01, 2013, 02:56:18 AM
thanks. anyone know what time?

10:45 PM
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Deal Guy on September 01, 2013, 03:13:00 AM
I think kol shimshon has a night one
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on September 01, 2013, 11:02:48 AM
Will be in Lakewood tonight, what is the better option for dinner- Estreia or Entree?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on September 01, 2013, 11:07:40 AM

Will be in Lakewood tonight, what is the better option for dinner- Estreia or Entree?
prob estreia, but more $
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on September 01, 2013, 11:17:21 AM
prob estreia, but more $

Thanks. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on September 01, 2013, 12:31:29 PM

Thanks. Any recommendations?
never been to estreia, but entree is good but not over the top
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 01, 2013, 08:01:00 PM
If anyone knows of a decent Kollel that has an opening for 2nd Seder next Zman please PM me.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on September 01, 2013, 10:54:53 PM
If anyone knows of a decent Kollel that has an opening for 2nd Seder next Zman please PM me.


I know one byt they pay with VRs :) jk
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 02, 2013, 10:15:07 AM
I know one byt they pay with VRs :) jk
If it comes along with a couple of Bluebirds I'd jump at it! ;)

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: metziah on September 02, 2013, 11:43:24 AM

If anyone knows of a decent Kollel that has an opening for 2nd Seder next Zman please PM me.
Dan was complaining he can't burn his points/miles fast enough. Maybe he wants open a Kollel and pay the stipends with the points.😊
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 02, 2013, 01:47:12 PM
Dan was complaining he can't burn his points/miles fast enough. Maybe he wants open a Kollel and pay the stipends with the points.😊
+1

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on September 02, 2013, 01:51:04 PM
Dan was complaining he can't burn his points/miles fast enough. Maybe he wants open a Kollel and pay the stipends with the points.😊

I don't think he was complaining, and if only we all had such an issue!  :D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 02, 2013, 04:49:58 PM
Anyone know where their is a Kaylim Mikvah? (other than in stores and at 11th street)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yitzf on September 02, 2013, 05:59:40 PM
Anyone know where their is a Kaylim Mikvah? (other than in stores and at 11th street)

Hertzberg, E 9th bet. Park and East end.

On side of house before entrance to shul.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 02, 2013, 06:12:55 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 02, 2013, 06:28:59 PM
Hertzberg, E 9th bet. Park and East end.

On side of house before entrance to shul.
Hertzberg is 121 E. 9th, the left side of a duplex, and the mikvah is right after the entrance to the shul.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 02, 2013, 06:40:58 PM
Found it. 
Thanks @yitzf and @AnonymousUser
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 02, 2013, 06:41:56 PM
IIRC its the only kelim mikva open at night...
Confirm?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 02, 2013, 06:47:08 PM
IIRC its the only kelim mikva open at night...
Confirm?
I can't confirm that but it's Def open now.
Anyone know of other Kelim mikvas?
11th Street has most inconvenient hours..... In the winter I can understand the need to close at 4 but even in the summer?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: BBM on September 02, 2013, 06:50:37 PM
I can't confirm that but it's Def open now.
Anyone know of other Kelim mikvas?
11th Street has most inconvenient hours..... In the winter I can understand the need to close at 4 but even in the summer?
Try any hardware store, they will usually let for free, and have later hours before Yom Tov.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 02, 2013, 06:54:22 PM
Try any hardware store, they will usually let for free, and have later hours before Yom Tov.
As I said in a earlier post "not a store". 
I'm just not comfy walking into a store and asking to use it, besides I'm pretty sure at least one such store has a sign that no outside items allowed in mikvah or something like that.
Thanks anyways !
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 02, 2013, 07:55:27 PM
As I said in a earlier post "not a store". 
I'm just not comfy walking into a store and asking to use it, besides I'm pretty sure at least one such store has a sign that no outside items allowed in mikvah or something like that.
Thanks anyways !
The store across from Todd Plaza (Westview Shop - 1151 River Ave) advertised in the Voice a few times that they have a mikva and that it's open to everyone - no purchase necessary.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 02, 2013, 08:00:19 PM
As I said in a earlier post "not a store". 
I'm just not comfy walking into a store and asking to use it, besides I'm pretty sure at least one such store has a sign that no outside items allowed in mikvah or something like that.
Thanks anyways !
The guy who works there is reasonable, if you ask he'll usually say ok.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 02, 2013, 08:00:41 PM
There is a place in Lakewood advertising 6X12 schach mats for $100 (most places charge $110-$115).
They have a promo that if you buy 4 it costs $300.

I need 2 and am about to pay $200. Does anyone on here need 2 also?

PM me - we'll buy together and we'll each get 2 for $150.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 02, 2013, 08:28:38 PM
The store across from Todd Plaza (Westview Shop - 1151 River Ave) advertised in the Voice a few times that they have a mikva and that it's open to everyone - no purchase necessary.
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2nqejrd.png)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 02, 2013, 11:34:52 PM
IIRC its the only kelim mikva open at night...
Confirm?
Makes sense because all the stores are close by 10 the latest and the 11st one closes at 4 IIRC.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 02, 2013, 11:37:10 PM
The guy who works there is reasonable, if you ask he'll usually say ok.
His point was even if they gladly let you use it even w/o a purchase its uncomfy and I totally hear him, I have the same problem.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 02, 2013, 11:56:47 PM
His point was even if they gladly let you use it even w/o a purchase its uncomfy and I totally hear him, I have the same problem.
oh
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 03, 2013, 08:31:33 PM
Any slichos minyanim tonight?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on September 03, 2013, 08:32:36 PM
Any slichos minyanim tonight?
by goldenblatts 12:50 (I think)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 03, 2013, 08:36:21 PM
by goldenblatts 12:50 (I think)
where is that?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on September 03, 2013, 08:38:09 PM
Any slichos minyanim tonight?
bmg alumni has at 1255
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 03, 2013, 08:38:58 PM
where is that?
Route 9 Between 6th and 7th - same side of Route 9 as Capitol
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 03, 2013, 08:39:39 PM
See here - http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/09/list-your-slichos-minyan-2.html
for Selichos times
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 03, 2013, 10:06:37 PM
Any slichos minyanim tonight?
Alumni has a shorter edition if your interested in that....
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 03, 2013, 10:15:48 PM
Any of these nusach sefard? (Not e"m)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 04, 2013, 10:34:54 AM
Anyone have more info? How can I tell if mine is really salmon?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 04, 2013, 10:38:03 AM
What store?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 04, 2013, 11:08:25 AM
What store?
you tell me
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 04, 2013, 11:14:01 AM
you tell me
:o :o
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 04, 2013, 11:32:42 AM
:o :o
IDK
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on September 04, 2013, 12:31:25 PM
Anyone have more info? How can I tell if mine is really salmon?
Salmon is orange meat carp is not
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 04, 2013, 01:30:27 PM
Salmon is orange meat carp is not
Yup I checked, its pink, looks like salmon. =No lice :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 08, 2013, 01:05:06 PM
Anyone know what time the bmg kaparos on South side is called for?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 08, 2013, 02:31:00 PM
Anyone know what time the bmg kaparos on South side is called for?
Sign says 2pm-7:15pm.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on September 08, 2013, 03:28:52 PM
you still have not explained why this is loshon hara, i fail to see why pointing out a unique characteristic of a city is lashon hara if there is no implied or inherent flaw or negativity.

Frankly the fact that you perceive it as lashon hara seems to indicate that you look at this positive trait in a negative light...
::) classic example of אבק לשון הרע
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 08, 2013, 05:09:47 PM
Sign says 2pm-7:15pm.
where?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 08, 2013, 05:41:55 PM
where?
Toras Aharon (Prospect)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 08, 2013, 05:42:24 PM
Toras Aharon (Prospect)
How much?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 08, 2013, 06:07:53 PM
How much?
$7.50
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 08, 2013, 06:12:56 PM
Also @ Carey IINM
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: michael on September 08, 2013, 10:33:00 PM
There is a place in Lakewood advertising 6X12 schach mats for $100 (most places charge $110-$115).
They have a promo that if you buy 4 it costs $300.

I need 2 and am about to pay $200. Does anyone on here need 2 also?

PM me - we'll buy together and we'll each get 2 for $150.

MarkS found someone, but the company, Lakewood S'chach, still has some left. Anyone interested in forming another group? I only need two mats.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on September 12, 2013, 01:03:04 PM
The Kosher Taco™ review

Until recently, I never thought of stepping of into the Kosher Taco. The advertisements gave me this feeling that it's not the type of restarant I would enjoy. When my brother from out of town ate there and told me that I have to go, I finally found the strength to drive down the 9. 

Food
The food they cook is incredible. Their portions are also very generous, and everything is well seasoned. My first time, I ordered the Italian hot dog, which I would describe as cut up hot dogs in a sandwich along with fried onions and other things that made it delicious and filling. As a side, I ordered dry rub chicken wings (on sale Thursdays $3 for 6 wings). They have just the perfect amount of delicious seasoning. Amazing.

Next time I ordered the spicy (optional) Philly steak sandwich. The sandwich came overstuffed with steak, bell peppers and hot peppers.  The hot peppers add a delicious, natural and fresh heat to the sandwich. As a side I ordered chulent (only at end of the week) which I remember to be very good.

The last time I went, I ordered a spicy Mexican burger. They gave me a massive, tasty burger. My biggest gripe is that they didn't have any sauces for it so it came out to be a dryer burger than I'm used too. As a side I got the blooming onion with their amazing dip. I couldn't help but finish it when I was stuffed already. I also discovered their smoothies. They go for $7.50, but for a restaurant that's not too bad. I got berry flavor and was absolutely floored. I literally had thoughts (more like accusations ;) ) that they put milk in it. I wasn't calmed until I watched them put pareve ice cream in the blender :)

My wife ordered a grilled chicken in a whole wheat wrap every time. She enjoys it, but she sure hates changing things up. I should point out that I didn't order some of the more appetizing dishes (later I explain why), so others will enjoy the food even more than we did.
9.5/10

Service
You order at the counter and sit down by a booth and they bring you the food. The staff come by every so often to make sure everything is OK. The food comes out fast. Too fast. Like super duper fast. I would've enjoyed slower service and longer wait times between sides and main dishes. I probably could have asked for slower service.

The owner was very helpful. I eat only Beit Yosef meat, so I was planning on eating chicken dishes. I asked him for bishul Beit Yosef to which he responded that he'll personally cook for us any non-pre-prepared dish. The owner patiently went through the menu, pointing out which dishes are Beit Yosef meat and which dishes he can prepare for us. I was impressed. I was sad that the tacos, burritos, and chimchangas were not available to us ;(
8/10

Ambience
The restaurant is somewhere between a fast food joint and a regular sit down restaurant, and the ambience there matches that. You can tell that the owner spent some money for it to look nice but at the same time the place feels like it could be a little cleaner. It's not too loud and it's nice that the booths offer walled in privacy.
5.5/10

Price
The food is very well priced. My average bill was between $25-$30, and they also flip a coin at certain hours to get up to 20% off.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 12, 2013, 01:48:55 PM
Nice review!
Have you tried their desserts? I have had the waffles and the fried brownie bar, both simply amazing. The dessert portions are generous too, big enough to just get one and split
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on September 12, 2013, 01:55:52 PM
Nice review!
Have you tried their desserts? I have had the waffles and the fried brownie bar, both simply amazing. The dessert portions are generous too, big enough to just get one and split

I never had room for dessert :)
I saw the waffles come out and I was salivating just from the smell :-*
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 12, 2013, 02:00:08 PM
wait, so if you sauce up a dry burger, it makes it not dry? interesting...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on September 12, 2013, 02:01:37 PM
wait, so if you sauce up a dry burger, it makes it not dry? interesting...

It wasn't a dry burger. I am a lover of sauce on burgers, so it felt lacking.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2013, 02:02:58 PM
wait, so if you sauce up a dry burger, it makes it not dry? interesting...
Lol. Boy do I miss Clubhouse.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on September 12, 2013, 02:13:21 PM
Anyone know a good endodontist for root canal, that takes Jersey care? I heard of Dr. Eisner and Dr. Blum in Freehold, NJ - anyone use them?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on September 12, 2013, 03:31:16 PM
Nice review!
Have you tried their desserts? I have had the waffles and the fried brownie bar, both simply amazing. The dessert portions are generous too, big enough to just get one and split
+1 on the desserts, they are amazing. Justa little upsetting that the went up from $3.99 (an awesome price for the amount they gave) to i think $6.99 (still a fair price, but not cheap enough to just get!)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 12, 2013, 06:38:00 PM
Nice review!
Have you tried their desserts? I have had the waffles and the fried brownie bar, both simply amazing. The dessert portions are generous too, big enough to just get one and split

I'm in love with their homemade onion rings, which is also real cheap and a huuuuge portion...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on September 12, 2013, 08:09:04 PM
The Kosher Taco™ review

Until recently, I never thought of stepping of into the Kosher Taco. The advertisements gave me this feeling that it's not the type of restarant I would enjoy. When my brother from out of town ate there and told me that I have to go, I finally found the strength to drive down the 9. 

Food
The food they cook is incredible. Their portions are also very generous, and everything is well seasoned. My first time, I ordered the Italian hot dog, which I would describe as cut up hot dogs in a sandwich along with fried onions and other things that made it delicious and filling. As a side, I ordered dry rub chicken wings (on sale Thursdays $3 for 6 wings). They have just the perfect amount of delicious seasoning. Amazing.

Next time I ordered the spicy (optional) Philly steak sandwich. The sandwich came overstuffed with steak, bell peppers and hot peppers.  The hot peppers add a delicious, natural and fresh heat to the sandwich. As a side I ordered chulent (only at end of the week) which I remember to be very good.

The last time I went, I ordered a spicy Mexican burger. They gave me a massive, tasty burger. My biggest gripe is that they didn't have any sauces for it so it came out to be a dryer burger than I'm used too. As a side I got the blooming onion with their amazing dip. I couldn't help but finish it when I was stuffed already. I also discovered their smoothies. They go for $7.50, but for a restaurant that's not too bad. I got berry flavor and was absolutely floored. I literally had thoughts (more like accusations ;) ) that they put milk in it. I wasn't calmed until I watched them put pareve ice cream in the blender :)

My wife ordered a grilled chicken in a whole wheat wrap every time. She enjoys it, but she sure hates changing things up. I should point out that I didn't order some of the more appetizing dishes (later I explain why), so others will enjoy the food even more than we did.
9.5/10

Service
You order at the counter and sit down by a booth and they bring you the food. The staff come by every so often to make sure everything is OK. The food comes out fast. Too fast. Like super duper fast. I would've enjoyed slower service and longer wait times between sides and main dishes. I probably could have asked for slower service.

The owner was very helpful. I eat only Beit Yosef meat, so I was planning on eating chicken dishes. I asked him for bishul Beit Yosef to which he responded that he'll personally cook for us any non-pre-prepared dish. The owner patiently went through the menu, pointing out which dishes are Beit Yosef meat and which dishes he can prepare for us. I was impressed. I was sad that the tacos, burritos, and chimchangas were not available to us ;(
8/10

Ambience
The restaurant is somewhere between a fast food joint and a regular sit down restaurant, and the ambience there matches that. You can tell that the owner spent some money for it to look nice but at the same time the place feels like it could be a little cleaner. It's not too loud and it's nice that the booths offer walled in privacy.
5.5/10

Price
The food is very well priced. My average bill was between $25-$30, and they also flip a coin at certain hours to get up to 20% off.
nice job!  the only thing i dont like there is the cholent...but i love thats its open till 2am (at least!) every night
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on September 13, 2013, 12:08:16 PM
nice job!  the only thing i dont like there is the cholent...but i love thats its open till 2am (at least!) every night
Yup! And they DELIVER till 2 for only $3! Good times... BTW, delivery is FREE in the rain!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on September 15, 2013, 12:37:46 AM
Big fan of kosher taco. I must say though that taking their food to go is nowhere near eating it there.  they do a great job at presenting the food, makes it look much more appetizing, and the food just tastes much better straight out of the kitchen
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 16, 2013, 01:11:55 PM
Was there last night. Their twisted fries are unreal, their spagetti fries are a little too thin...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on September 16, 2013, 01:22:28 PM
Was there yesterday. I thought it was a step above the standard Lakewood fare, especially the presentation, but overall, I wasn't too impressed. Most of the menu is regular American/Jewish food, and the few "Mexican" dishes are far from traditional Mexican.
The desserts were good, and the service is efficient and nice.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: BBM on September 16, 2013, 04:26:39 PM
Was there yesterday. I thought it was a step above the standard Lakewood fare, especially the presentation, but overall, I wasn't too impressed. Most of the menu is regular American/Jewish food, and the few "Mexican" dishes are far from traditional Mexican.
The desserts were good, and the service is efficient and nice.
I would have to disagree. I consider their food gourmet fast food.(if its not an oxymoron).
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 16, 2013, 11:00:40 PM
Lady spotted in BMG shuk today!

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 16, 2013, 11:13:28 PM
Lady spotted in BMG shuk today!
was it a single woman?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on September 16, 2013, 11:29:11 PM
Anyone know where can I buy  the Ivrit publications?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on September 17, 2013, 12:23:02 AM
Was just at Estreia. The ambience is very nice, unparalleled in Lkwd IMHO (though that's not saying much, it's really a very nicely done place). Service is amazing! I hear it's owned by Itche Rosenbaum & Shloimie Green. Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 17, 2013, 12:27:29 AM
Was just at Estreia. The ambience is very nice, unparalleled in Lkwd IMHO (though that's not saying much, it's really a very nicely done place). Service is amazing! I hear it's owned by Itche Rosenbaum & Shloimie Green. Can anyone confirm?
Can't confirm,  but I heard  the same .

Green is the food guy,  and Rosenbaum is the investor.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on September 17, 2013, 12:32:10 AM
Can't confirm,  but I heard  the same .

Green is the food guy,  and Rosenbaum is the investor.
can confirm. just check your receipt ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on September 17, 2013, 12:33:56 AM
Can't confirm,  but I heard  the same .

Green is the food guy,  and Rosenbaum is the investor.
I figured that. Lakewood kinda needs such places, but I wonder if they'll have enough customers 2 be successful in the long run... How's Reserve doing? Are they busy?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on September 17, 2013, 02:26:49 AM
Was just at Estreia. The ambience is very nice, unparalleled in Lkwd IMHO (though that's not saying much, it's really a very nicely done place). Service is amazing! I hear it's owned by Itche Rosenbaum & Shloimie Green. Can anyone confirm?
How was the food?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 17, 2013, 02:34:18 AM
Was there yesterday. I thought it was a step above the standard Lakewood fare, especially the presentation, but overall, I wasn't too impressed.   Most of the menu is regular American/Jewish food,   and the few "Mexican" dishes are far from traditional Mexican.
The desserts were good, and the service is efficient and nice.
Seems like you missed the boat.  Even the regular American/Jewish dishes have a Mexican twist.  For example,  the Cole slaw is somewhat spicy. 

Great for people like myself that like traditional American/Jewish food,  but also like spicy food. 

I don't like Mexico fajitas and burritos,  but the regular food with a Mexican twist is great!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on September 17, 2013, 02:51:17 AM
Seems like you missed the boat.  Even the regular American/Jewish dishes have a Mexican twist.  For example,  the Cole slaw is somewhat spicy. 

Great for people like myself that like traditional American/Jewish food,  but also like spicy food. 

I don't like Mexico fajitas and burritos,  but the regular food with a Mexican twist is great!
Spicy≠Mexican.
You can have your food made spicy at any restaurant without calling it Mexican food.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 17, 2013, 02:55:36 AM
Spicy≠Mexican.
You can have your food made spicy at any restaurant without calling it Mexican food.
Lol.  Sprinkling black pepper on your Cole slaw at your local restaurant ain't gonna cut it .


And yes,  in order to serve  traditional food with a Mexican style -  part of the process is gonna be to spice it up a bit. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on September 17, 2013, 03:05:19 AM
Lol.  Sprinkling black pepper on your Cole slaw at your local restaurant ain't gonna cut it .


And yes,  in order to serve  traditional food with a Mexican style -  part of the process is gonna be to spice it up a bit.
True in the same way that sprinkling chili powder on the fries doesn't make them Mexican :)
Seems like we agree that they serve mostly traditional food in Mexican style?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 17, 2013, 03:12:51 AM
True in the same way that sprinkling chili powder on the fries doesn't make them Mexican :)
Seems like we agree that they serve mostly traditional food in Mexican style?
I can't say mostly.  I don't really look at the Mexican menu ,  so I don't know how many different dishes they have. 
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on September 17, 2013, 03:41:26 AM
I can't say mostly.  I don't really look at the Mexican menu ,  so I don't know how many different dishes they have.
http://www.thekoshertaco.com/kosher-taco-menu.pdf (http://www.thekoshertaco.com/kosher-taco-menu.pdf)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on September 17, 2013, 09:44:31 AM
Any notaries on here?
LLRC does it free.
BMG does it as well.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 17, 2013, 10:52:06 AM
Beepers plus has a notary
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 17, 2013, 10:59:19 AM
Beepers plus has a notary
Got one at Sovereign. Thanks!
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on September 17, 2013, 11:22:00 AM
LLRC does it free.
BMG does it as well.
FTR The Lakewood Library has although I don't know what hours they're there.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 17, 2013, 11:24:09 AM
Investors bank has as well.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 17, 2013, 02:26:00 PM
Its a standard thing, banks have a notary on staff.
Sometimes its helpful to have a "fun unzereh" who understands the concept of nichsay milug  ;)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 17, 2013, 02:30:02 PM
Its a standard thing, banks have a notary on staff.
+1
And usually it's offered as a free service (to customers).
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on September 17, 2013, 02:39:16 PM
Harmony Bank has.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 17, 2013, 06:03:03 PM
Is there a plumbing supply store on route 88? whats their number?
TIA
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 17, 2013, 08:10:43 PM
Summerset making the news:
 http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/09/bell_labs_sites_new_owner_outl.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 17, 2013, 08:42:16 PM
Is there a plumbing supply store on route 88? whats their number?
TIA
Ferguson is on Cedarbridge at Oberlin. 732-905-1000.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: aygart on September 18, 2013, 01:27:46 AM
Is there a plumbing supply store on route 88? whats their number?
TIA
Interstate Plumbing moved to Swarthmore. 732-905-9500
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on September 18, 2013, 01:51:21 AM
Its a standard thing, banks have a notary on staff.
Sometimes its helpful to have a "fun unzereh" who understands the concept of nichsay milug  ;)
The gemach list has a few.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 22, 2013, 03:44:30 PM
There is a boat show at the Blue claws. I just drove by
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on September 22, 2013, 06:35:18 PM
There is a boat show at the Blue claws. I just drove by
they charge admission
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on September 22, 2013, 08:04:21 PM
they charge admission
$2 admission but it ended today.

http://www.jerseyboatexpo.com/index1.html
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DovtheBear on September 23, 2013, 12:50:29 PM
Anything interesting in Lakewood today?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 23, 2013, 12:54:47 PM
Anything interesting in Lakewood today?
BMG's simchas beis may be tonight. Not sure.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DovtheBear on September 23, 2013, 01:12:27 PM
BMG's simchas beis may be tonight. Not sure.
Can anyone confirm?
Is it something to see?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on September 23, 2013, 01:40:26 PM
Can anyone confirm?
Is it something to see?
it was last night...as far as if its a sight to see is a matter of opinion
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on September 23, 2013, 01:58:35 PM
it was last night...as far as if its a sight to see is a matter of opinion
Your opinion?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on September 23, 2013, 08:27:47 PM
Your opinion?
it was nice...a typical yoshen matziv,lotta young kids tho
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 29, 2013, 12:23:11 AM
Anyone here been too both The Reserve and Estreia and can tell me which one they liked better?
Also, which is more expensive?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: hocker on September 29, 2013, 02:44:36 PM
Anyone here been too both The Reserve and Estreia and can tell me which one they liked better?
Also, which is more expensive?
A friend of mine that frequents both says he likes the reserve better.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on October 01, 2013, 03:07:44 PM
Attached is a email I got with their new bar specials, and a 1 free mixed drink per entree.
"Must Present Coupon, Coupon valid Tuesday October 1st through Thursday October 3rd"

I think the attachment if printed is the coupon.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on October 01, 2013, 03:53:35 PM
Anyone here been too both The Reserve and Estreia and can tell me which one they liked better?
Also, which is more expensive?
esteria, by far imho
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on October 02, 2013, 12:37:15 AM
Job anyone??

http://jobview.monster.com/Branch-Manager-Trainee-Lakewood-Job-Lakewood-NJ-125582841.aspx
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: BBM on October 02, 2013, 08:46:25 PM
Anyone here been too both The Reserve and Estreia and can tell me which one they liked better?
Also, which is more expensive?
Bin to the reserve many times, and Estreia twice. They are priced pretty much the same. The Reserve is defiantly more recommended.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on October 02, 2013, 09:48:22 PM
esteria, by far imho


Bin to the reserve many times, and Estreia twice. They are priced pretty much the same. The Reserve is defiantly more recommended.
I guess proximity counts for something
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on October 02, 2013, 09:51:43 PM
Bin to the reserve many times, and Estreia twice. They are priced pretty much the same. The Reserve is defiantly more recommended.
I have never been to Esteria.  I was looking forward to trying it out one day.  Why do you recommend the Reserve?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on October 03, 2013, 12:53:36 AM
I guess proximity counts for something
lol.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: BBM on October 03, 2013, 11:51:11 AM
I have never been to Esteria.  I was looking forward to trying it out one day.  Why do you recommend the Reserve?
Bottom line with what ever you order, appetizers, main course and desserts are great. Some of the stuff at Estreia is no great shakes.(although they do have some fine dishes as well).
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on October 04, 2013, 01:06:35 AM
What's the over under in this new cafe opening in chateu plaza ?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 06, 2013, 11:17:40 AM
Job anyone??

http://jobview.monster.com/Branch-Manager-Trainee-Lakewood-Job-Lakewood-NJ-125582841.aspx
cool, is that just for training in lkwd or also for future employment in lkwd?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 06, 2013, 11:20:12 AM
I figured that. Lakewood kinda needs such places, but I wonder if they'll have enough customers 2 be successful in the long run... How's Reserve doing? Are they busy?
saw ad this week, restaurant for sale... Wonder which one...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 12:24:03 PM
saw ad this week, restaurant for sale... Wonder which one...
it must b grill it!!!

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on October 06, 2013, 12:26:53 PM
it must b grill it!!!
What makes you think so?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 12:28:47 PM
What makes you think so?
bec word is that it was closing down since it opened

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: MarkS on October 06, 2013, 12:29:36 PM
The place in Chateau just changed hands again. ..
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 12:30:41 PM
it must b grill it!!!
If only they would put some seating in there. . .   
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on October 06, 2013, 12:33:23 PM
If only they would put some seating in there. . .
Where precisely? Isn't that the hole in the wall across from Delta?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 12:34:13 PM
If only they would put some seating in there. . .
+1000

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 12:35:36 PM
Where precisely? Isn't that the hole in the wall across from Delta?
they own the place next door were they sold esrogim

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 12:35:43 PM
Where precisely? Isn't that the hole in the wall across from Delta?
Yes.  Four corners figured it out,  they can also. 

It's prime location,  but without seating,  it's a waste.
(Why delta is doing so well,   I have no clue)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 06, 2013, 12:39:20 PM
If only they would put some seating in there. . .
against kcl policy
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 12:43:34 PM
against kcl policy
???
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 12:43:35 PM
against kcl policy
and 4 corner?

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 12:50:09 PM
Yes.  Four corners figured it out,  they can also. 

It's prime location,  but without seating,  it's a waste.
(Why delta is doing so well,   I have no clue)
delta owner still nervous about them.
And btw rumors r that delta making a it in is this true?


Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 01:05:36 PM
@cbc
I cannot think of one flieshig take-out/restaurant in town that does not have seating.  So it has nothing to do with milchigs and flieshigs.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on October 06, 2013, 01:08:49 PM
BTW who owns Delta?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 06, 2013, 01:28:20 PM
What makes you think so?
I would guess that as well, as anyone who has gone there once never returned...

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 06, 2013, 01:32:07 PM
BTW who owns Delta?
Yossi Neumann

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 01:39:22 PM
Yossi Neumann
You sure about that? He's the manager (and a partner?) but definitely not the sole owner.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 06, 2013, 02:01:21 PM
and 4 corner?
daytime vs. night time
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 06, 2013, 02:30:17 PM
You sure about that? He's the manager (and a partner?) but definitely not the sole owner.
He's definitely 1 of the owners I don't know if there's another partner.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 06, 2013, 02:31:14 PM
daytime vs. night time
What about all the other restaurants in Lkwd that have seating?

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 02:31:55 PM
He's definitely 1 of the owners I don't know if there's another partner.


Huh?



I cannot think of one flieshig take-out/restaurant in town that does not have seating.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on October 06, 2013, 02:37:14 PM
You sure about that? He's the manager (and a partner?) but definitely not the sole owner.

He's not a sole owner.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 02:38:39 PM
He's not a sole owner.
Thanx for confirming  :)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 06, 2013, 04:32:49 PM
What about all the other restaurants in Lkwd that have seating?
near yeshiva... This is what that guy from the store told me
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 05:00:31 PM
near yeshiva... This is what that guy from the store told me
NEBECH!!!

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on October 06, 2013, 05:12:34 PM
NEBECH!!!

Relax, don't let it get to you...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: elikay on October 06, 2013, 05:23:12 PM
Relax, don't let it get to you...
+1,000
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 06, 2013, 05:34:47 PM
Relax, don't let it get to you...
I definitely got to me :(

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on October 06, 2013, 06:52:53 PM
You sure about that? He's the manager (and a partner?) but definitely not the sole owner.
I think tryko is some kind of partner
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 06, 2013, 08:02:17 PM
Huh?
What's the Huh about?

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on October 07, 2013, 10:45:56 AM
I think tryko is some kind of partner
+1
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on October 07, 2013, 10:52:21 AM
 speaking of grill it,their regular menu is so-so but the chinese is superb...almost on par with kosher chinese in manalapan
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on October 07, 2013, 11:46:16 AM

speaking of grill it,their regular menu is so-so but the chinese is superb...almost on par with kosher chinese in manalapan
+1
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Post by: moish on October 07, 2013, 06:28:08 PM
speaking of grill it,their regular menu is so-so but the chinese is superb...almost on par with kosher chinese in manalapan
quite an odd name for a restaurant
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 07, 2013, 06:40:14 PM
quite an odd name for a restaurant
If you think into most restaurant names they're all pretty odd.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on October 07, 2013, 08:10:38 PM

If you think into most restaurant names they're all pretty odd.
only in Lkwd. Most stores names rhyme or have a cutesy name to it
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 07, 2013, 08:46:31 PM
only in Lkwd. Most stores names rhyme or have a cutesy name to it
+1 I meant to write in Lkwd.

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 08, 2013, 12:00:24 AM
Can anyone suggest a good real estate agent in Lkwd?

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 08, 2013, 12:04:05 AM
Can anyone suggest a good real estate agent in Lkwd?
50K?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 08, 2013, 12:06:16 AM
to answer your q. i heard about follman from funding resources, and ark something..
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: dove on October 08, 2013, 12:14:44 AM
to answer your q. i heard about follman from funding resources, and ark something..
Mortgage brokers are not real estate agents.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: robi on October 08, 2013, 12:26:46 AM
Can anyone suggest a good real estate agent in Lkwd?


define "good"
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 08, 2013, 09:25:12 AM
define "good"
Reliable and out for my benefit and not just to make a sale. People are telling me Chaviva Teichman anyone know anything about her?

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 08, 2013, 09:39:01 AM
Reliable and out for my benefit and not just to make a sale. People are telling me Chaviva Teichman anyone know anything about her?
what are looking to do buy? Sell? Which area? New house? Used house?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 08, 2013, 09:47:42 AM
Mortgage brokers are not real estate agents.
late night blogging...
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on October 08, 2013, 11:42:15 AM
Can someone recommend a good allergist that takes Jersey Care?
Preferably near Lakewood but I'm willing to travel a bit for someone good.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on October 08, 2013, 12:00:39 PM
Can someone recommend a good allergist that takes Jersey Care?
Preferably near Lakewood but I'm willing to travel a bit for someone good.
Tarlow is great, but alas, no UHC.  In my case, just ordered a book from UHC.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: smurf on October 08, 2013, 12:04:28 PM
Tarlow is great, but alas, no UHC.  In my case, just ordered a book from UHC.
book?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 08, 2013, 12:38:28 PM
Pasternak iirc takes JC. Used to be located on top of kosher village.
(I got shots for two years it didn't work. IMHO the whole field is a joke. They don't understand it period...)
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on October 08, 2013, 12:46:42 PM
are there any good dentists at chemed?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Am on October 08, 2013, 01:27:07 PM
book?
the insurance company sends a book with all doctors that accept their insurance
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on October 08, 2013, 01:52:05 PM
what are looking to do buy? Sell? Which area? New house? Used house?
Buy Used. (Starter home type)

Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 08, 2013, 03:37:36 PM
Tarlow is great, but alas, no UHC.  In my case, just ordered a book from UHC.
Isn't he a dermatologist?
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 08, 2013, 03:39:03 PM
Pasternak iirc takes JC. Used to be located on top of kosher village.
(I got shots for two years it didn't work. IMHO the whole field is a joke. They don't understand it period...)
You should look into taking locally grown bee honey. People swear by its efficacy.
There is a thread about seasonal allergies somewhere.
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 08, 2013, 03:56:02 PM
You should look into taking locally grown bee honey. People swear by its efficacy.
There is a thread about seasonal allergies somewhere.
I started it   :D
Title: Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on Octobe