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Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 02, 2013, 09:45:07 PM
I find it kinda hard to believe that this thread doesn't exist yet, but that seems to be the situation so I guess I'll start it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 02, 2013, 09:45:37 PM
Anyone know of a nice Cholov Yisroel Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt place?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mod on October 02, 2013, 10:15:52 PM
Anyone know of a nice Cholov Yisroel Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt place?
I think there is a place called berrilicious that carries cy products.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on October 03, 2013, 01:54:06 AM
IIRC off the wall on central carries Cholov Yisroel flavors
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 03, 2013, 09:38:14 AM
I think there is a place called berrilicious that carries cy products.
Are they all CY or do they carry some CY products?


IIRC off the wall on central carries Cholov Yisroel flavors
Closed for renovations.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dd321 on October 03, 2013, 09:39:40 AM
Varieties next to Cvs
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 02, 2013, 11:41:09 AM
Any recommendations at sushi metsuyan?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 02, 2013, 11:43:59 AM
Any recommendations at sushi metsuyan?
Try the El Bomba appetizer
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 02, 2013, 12:03:48 PM
Try the El Bomba appetizer
looks good, what about mains?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on December 02, 2013, 12:13:51 PM
looks good, what about mains?
I believe their best seller is the Godzilla roll.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: lyla on December 02, 2013, 12:46:54 PM
Are they all CY or do they carry some CY products?

Some flavors.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 02, 2013, 01:38:59 PM
I believe their best seller is the Godzilla roll.
+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on December 02, 2013, 02:15:11 PM
looks good, what about mains?

Dont go there if ure looking for a great main
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: reed on December 02, 2013, 07:00:56 PM
chicken teryiaki is good. Great fries too
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 02, 2013, 08:04:12 PM
Try Noodles on Central.  Been there twice and was pretty good both times.
They make the noodles in front of you.. kinda cool.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 23, 2014, 05:11:43 PM
Anyone know of an exclusively Cholov Yisroel Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt place?
Bump
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on June 23, 2014, 05:25:09 PM
Next door to Ezra Pharmacy there is one
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on June 23, 2014, 06:28:42 PM
Boccone Gelato Bar on central ave.
Title: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 06, 2014, 11:13:32 AM
Ever city is represented on DDF. I figured 5t is big enough to warrant it's own. The rest of Long Island isn't so you can squeeze it in here too.

ETA: started wiki...feel free to add and edit
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 06, 2014, 12:13:40 PM
Isn't there a thread already? Or maybe that's FR.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 06, 2014, 12:15:27 PM
Isn't there a thread already? Or maybe that's FR.

All lawrence/cedarhurst info is sporadic throughout other threads
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: springles on August 06, 2014, 01:20:41 PM
Well we dont have many good restaurants here so that part of the wiki is done
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: Tberg613 on August 09, 2014, 11:24:00 PM
Supposedly Amsterdam burger is opening up in cedarhurst!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 09, 2014, 11:29:30 PM
Yup with an expanded menu!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 09, 2014, 11:36:55 PM
Nice , whats the exact location?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 09, 2014, 11:41:13 PM
Under the vaad?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 09, 2014, 11:48:27 PM
Not sure where exactly. I'm assuming it's gonna have the vaad
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: doodley on August 10, 2014, 12:05:23 AM
Nice , whats the exact location?
gonna be under the vaad.  Right near gourmet glatt on spruce street  where mother kellys pizza store is
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: momo on August 10, 2014, 12:06:50 AM
gonna be under the vaad.  Right near gourmet glatt on spruce street  where mother kellys pizza store is
Do you know when they are planning on opening?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 10, 2014, 12:08:16 AM
gonna be under the vaad.  Right near gourmet glatt on spruce street  where mother kellys pizza store is
wow, didn't realize mother Kelly's closed!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: springles on August 10, 2014, 01:25:11 AM
gonna be under the vaad.  Right near gourmet glatt on spruce street  where mother kellys pizza store is
I heard last week that the deal fell through and they gave up and arent opening in Cedarhurst
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: scr on August 10, 2014, 05:18:58 PM
Any ideas for a house with a pool for rent for 2 nights on LI for around $300/nt?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 10, 2014, 06:05:15 PM
Any ideas for a house with a pool for rent for 2 nights on LI for around $300/nt?
Which area? Check VRBO and AirBnB.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: arid on August 10, 2014, 09:19:00 PM
i still have never found out the legitimacy of the hechsher at bagel boss. im not saying that its not kosher, but i have never heard of a frum person eating there. could be bec to the location though
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on August 10, 2014, 09:43:42 PM
i still have never found out the legitimacy of the hechsher at bagel boss. im not saying that its not kosher, but i have never heard of a frum person eating there. could be bec to the location though

http://webmobtech.in/bagelboss/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/rabbinical-letter-2013.jpg
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on August 10, 2014, 10:19:33 PM
i still have never found out the legitimacy of the hechsher at bagel boss. im not saying that its not kosher, but i have never heard of a frum person eating there. could be bec to the location though

Nobody goes to the one in Woodmere because there are are better options nearby but go to the one in Garden City or Murray Hill. Lots of Frum people eating there
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: arid on August 10, 2014, 11:14:47 PM
Thanks guys.  Does anyone know who r asher shechter is?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 11, 2014, 01:44:57 AM
i still have never found out the legitimacy of the hechsher at bagel boss. im not saying that its not kosher, but i have never heard of a frum person eating there. could be bec to the location though
don't know the exact issue, but I know for sure there is a reason most "frum" (very relative word) people would not eat there, you will see the more modern orthodox crowd there though-iirc it may be open on shabbos, either partially or fully owned by a goy making the hechsher it has possible, but the vaad would not approve....again I'm not sure but something like this
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on August 11, 2014, 09:31:57 AM
I heard last week that the deal fell through and they gave up and arent opening in Cedarhurst

that sucks

has this been confirmed
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: E R K on August 11, 2014, 09:52:27 AM
Thanks guys.  Does anyone know who r asher shechter is?
Ask your LOR about him and Bagel Boss.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on August 11, 2014, 09:53:37 AM
don't know the exact issue, but I know for sure there is a reason most "frum" (very relative word) people would not eat there, you will see the more modern orthodox crowd there though-iirc it may be open on shabbos, either partially or fully owned by a goy making the hechsher it has possible, but the vaad would not approve....again I'm not sure but something like this

None of those are an issue for the 5T Vaad as they give a Hecsher to DD
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 11, 2014, 09:57:28 AM
None of those are an issue for the 5T Vaad as they give a Hecsher to DD
ok as I said really not sure...although DD may have no Jewish owners
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: shauly on August 11, 2014, 10:46:16 AM
It's entirely possible that I've missed it, but is there no cholov yisroel ice cream store in the 5T? Berrylicious is fine but I'm talking about a regular ice cream store, not frozen yogurt.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 11, 2014, 11:26:13 AM
The gelato place next to burgers I believe is CY
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: HowYaDoin on August 11, 2014, 11:29:30 AM
It's entirely possible that I've missed it, but is there no cholov yisroel ice cream store in the 5T? Berrylicious is fine but I'm talking about a regular ice cream store, not frozen yogurt.
The pizza store next to gourmet glatt has an ice cream section that I believe is c"y as well
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 11, 2014, 12:05:24 PM
It's entirely possible that I've missed it, but is there no cholov yisroel ice cream store in the 5T? Berrylicious is fine but I'm talking about a regular ice cream store, not frozen yogurt.
What about Off The Wall?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: arid on August 11, 2014, 12:15:12 PM
None of those are an issue for the 5T Vaad as they give a Hecsher to DD
+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/ Long Island Master Thread
Post by: springles on August 29, 2014, 05:45:38 PM
that sucks

has this been confirmed
The person who told me is well informed.  However, he told me this week that the deal is back on.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on August 29, 2014, 05:57:02 PM

The person who told me is well informed.  However, he told me this week that the deal is back on.
So when are they slated to open?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 29, 2014, 06:39:04 PM
So when are they slated to open?
I drove by the alleged location and the old restaurant is still open so it might be a while.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on August 30, 2014, 10:11:28 PM
I drove by the alleged location and the old restaurant is still open so it might be a while.
they said its not supposed to open till the end of the year.  and that was originally.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on August 30, 2014, 10:50:52 PM
what is the alleged location?

also anyone know what is opening by the old king david
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on August 30, 2014, 10:58:44 PM
what is the alleged location?

also anyone know what is opening by the old king david
I heard somewhere that abc was opening there ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 30, 2014, 11:34:20 PM
what is the alleged location?

also anyone know what is opening by the old king david

gonna be under the vaad.  Right near gourmet glatt on spruce street  where mother kellys pizza store is
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: momo on August 31, 2014, 12:13:38 AM
what is the alleged location?

also anyone know what is opening by the old king david
I heard that a smokehouse is opening, in the king david space
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: momo on September 04, 2014, 09:00:14 PM
As has been discussed on the forums, ABC will be opening in the 5 towns.
HT Elan Kornblum.

Amsterdam Burger Company opening in Cedarhurst
We have known this for some time, but we can finally and officially announce that Amsterdam Burger Co., the popular gourmet burger restaurant owned by Mike Gershkovich on the Upper West Side, has acquired the Mother Kelly space at 490 Chestnut Street in Cedarhurst (across from LIRR) and will be open by the beginning of 2015.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on September 05, 2014, 03:06:22 PM
mother kelly  is closed!!!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 05, 2014, 03:50:25 PM
mother kelly  is closed!!!

makes sense, now they need to renovate and set up ABC

not the best location
hope it does well
does anyone know if they will have alcohol 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 05, 2014, 04:01:39 PM
makes sense, now they need to renovate and set up ABC

not the best location
hope it does well
does anyone know if they will have alcohol

i like it better than on central. more parking available.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on September 05, 2014, 04:29:27 PM
makes sense, now they need to renovate and set up ABC

not the best location
hope it does well
does anyone know if they will have alcohol

Carlos and Gabbys works off the beaten path...I think they will be fine.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 05, 2014, 04:38:03 PM
Carlos and Gabbys works off the beaten path...I think they will be fine.

so does my favorite fast food in 5t....holy schnitzel!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DK23 on September 05, 2014, 04:39:42 PM
so does my favorite fast food in 5t....holy schnitzel!

+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on September 05, 2014, 04:46:20 PM
so does my favorite fast food in 5t....holy schnitzel!

Not really

never seen more than 5 people there

And the service is sooooo slow
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 05, 2014, 05:41:39 PM
Not really

never seen more than 5 people there

And the service is sooooo slow
Wafellino is on Central and I've never seen anyone in there. (I'll admit that the service is a bit slow but the food is excellent. I think popcorn chicken is the best car food ever!)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 12, 2014, 11:53:50 AM
Wafellino is on Central and I've never seen anyone in there. (I'll admit that the service is a bit slow but the food is excellent. I think popcorn chicken is the best car food ever!)
i think at this point, it might be hallachically permissible to use maaser money to eat at waffelino. that place is forever empty. i bet its a front for a meth or weed business.... or maybe thats the business model. put weed i nthe food and ppl get the munchies and wanna eat more...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: bobby on September 12, 2014, 12:02:11 PM
As has been discussed on the forums, ABC will be opening in the 5 towns.
HT Elan Kornblum.

Amsterdam Burger Company opening in Cedarhurst
We have known this for some time, but we can finally and officially announce that Amsterdam Burger Co., the popular gourmet burger restaurant owned by Mike Gershkovich on the Upper West Side, has acquired the Mother Kelly space at 490 Chestnut Street in Cedarhurst (across from LIRR) and will be open by the beginning of 2015.  Stay tuned.

Just saw this. Thank you for making my day.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 12, 2014, 12:05:05 PM
does anyone know if ABC will have a liquor license?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 12, 2014, 12:27:57 PM
As has been discussed on the forums, ABC will be opening in the 5 towns.
HT Elan Kornblum.

Amsterdam Burger Company opening in Cedarhurst
We have known this for some time, but we can finally and officially announce that Amsterdam Burger Co., the popular gourmet burger restaurant owned by Mike Gershkovich on the Upper West Side, has acquired the Mother Kelly space at 490 Chestnut Street in Cedarhurst (across from LIRR) and will be open by the beginning of 2015.  Stay tuned.

BDE burgers bar
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on September 12, 2014, 12:33:25 PM

BDE burgers bar
it's still alive?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 12, 2014, 12:37:02 PM
it's still alive?
yes and its preety good but it wont stand a chance against  AB
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 12, 2014, 12:50:22 PM
BDE burgers bar
FTFY
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 14, 2014, 10:02:42 AM
yes and its preety good but it wont stand a chance against  AB
I haven't been there since it lost its affiliation with the actual burgers bar. I think it's just called burgers now.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 14, 2014, 10:05:46 AM
I haven't been there since it lost its affiliation with the actual burgers bar. I think it's just called burgers now.
same exact food, slightly different name. again, it's a solid option and should get more business than it does
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 14, 2014, 10:09:07 AM
same exact food, slightly different name. again, it's a solid option and should get more business than it does
Probably true. I usually end up at traditions now that it's re-done. Very good burgers and more variety for the rest of the family.
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on September 14, 2014, 10:15:58 AM
Probably true. I usually end up at traditions now that it's re-done. Very good burgers and more variety for the rest of the family.
Traditions is probably the most underrated restaurant in the 5 Towns.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 14, 2014, 10:21:43 AM
+1  very good Romanian tenderloin
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on September 14, 2014, 10:39:41 AM
+1. Delicious.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on September 14, 2014, 10:44:54 AM
Anybody see the accident this morning in the shoe store?
(http://)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on September 14, 2014, 10:57:02 AM
Anybody see the accident this morning in the shoe store?
(http://)
Omg! details? I'm assuming that the store wasn't open yet
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on September 14, 2014, 11:04:40 AM
Pretty clean entrance.

How old is that picture.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on September 14, 2014, 11:19:52 AM
This morning around 7
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on September 14, 2014, 11:21:50 AM

This morning around 7

Oh. Pretty busy in there now
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 14, 2014, 04:05:33 PM
Oh. Pretty busy in there now
So this accident didn't happen this morning and @sammy82 made it up?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on September 14, 2014, 04:06:15 PM

So this accident didn't happen and @sammy82 made it up?

No it did. They just opened the store still.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 14, 2014, 04:06:44 PM
No it did. They just opened the store still.
Crazy
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 15, 2014, 12:26:58 AM
Traditions is probably the most underrated restaurant in the 5 Towns.
+1
the romanian tenderloin is the best steak for under $30
anf the stuffed derma is the best.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 17, 2014, 02:06:03 PM
great news!
after succcos, Benny's pizza is opening up where shula's used to be. Bennys brookyn has an AMAZING ziti/vodka slice.
josh, the guy that managed pizza time for years, is opening it up. looking forward
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on September 17, 2014, 02:14:04 PM

great news!
after succcos, Benny's pizza is opening up where shula's used to be. Bennys brookyn has an AMAZING ziti/vodka slice.
josh, the guy that managed pizza time for years, is opening it up. looking forward
Just this thing te 5 towns needs, another  pizza shop.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 17, 2014, 02:22:58 PM
Just this thing te 5 towns needs, another  pizza shop.
Hopefully this will be a good pizza store because they can definitely use one of those  :o
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on September 17, 2014, 02:41:52 PM
Hopefully this will be a good pizza store because they can definitely use one of those  :o
+1. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on September 17, 2014, 02:51:37 PM

Hopefully this will be a good pizza store because they can definitely use one of those  :o
True.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 17, 2014, 03:02:03 PM
Hopefully this will be a good pizza store because they can definitely use one of those  :o
I like bogo for pizza and Davids for certain things
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on September 17, 2014, 03:10:59 PM
Have you never had the stuffed crust slice from varieties?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 17, 2014, 03:13:28 PM
Have you never had the stuffed crust slice from varieties?

+1 it is amazing

I like pizzaele's regular slices
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 17, 2014, 03:33:08 PM
Have you never had the stuffed crust slice from varieties?
+2. If I have to choose I usually prefer varieties.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: theeari on September 17, 2014, 04:48:18 PM
Have you never had the stuffed crust slice from varieties?
+3. I think that Dave's regular slices are the best in town.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 17, 2014, 05:10:31 PM
+3. I think that Dave's regular slices are the best in town.

I feel like dave's regular slices are so small though they do taste really good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 17, 2014, 05:11:28 PM
I feel like dave's regular slices are so small though they do taste really good
Dave's onion slice is also pretty good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on September 17, 2014, 05:15:53 PM
I like bogo for pizza and Davids for certain things

Lots of people like Dave's for "certain things"
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 17, 2014, 05:50:36 PM
I still maintain that the Fried Onion Slice at dave's and the ziti slice from bennys are the 2 best slices in the world. both are sick. and now I will have both in the 5 towns   ;D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on September 17, 2014, 07:29:02 PM
When sabras was around, they were king.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 17, 2014, 10:41:59 PM
Traditions is probably the most underrated restaurant in the 5 Towns.
hmm... was just there for a 7 berachos and food wasnt too great
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 17, 2014, 10:54:02 PM
hmm... was just there for a 7 berachos and food wasnt too great

i had sheva brachos there and the food was great. it depends what the host orders i guess
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on September 18, 2014, 12:06:45 AM
Have you never had the stuffed crust slice from varieties?
last time i went to varieaties (last week) the pizza store part was gone...only ice cream
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 18, 2014, 10:22:24 AM
it depends what the host orders i guess
well, it shouldnt
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 18, 2014, 11:43:38 AM
When sabras was around, they were king.
Overrated. Kind of like Shimon's in Queens - popular destination but bad pizza.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 18, 2014, 11:44:00 AM
last time i went to varieaties (last week) the pizza store part was gone...only ice cream
Anyone else witness this?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 18, 2014, 12:31:10 PM
Anyone else witness this?
they are closed but I think they are reopening under new management soon
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 18, 2014, 12:31:41 PM
Overrated. Kind of like Shimon's in Queens - popular destination but bad pizza.

-1
sabra had good pizza, Shimon's is horrible
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on September 18, 2014, 12:41:16 PM
last time i went to varieaties (last week) the pizza store part was gone...only ice cream
it was closed and it's going to be a new management
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on September 18, 2014, 05:56:25 PM
it was closed and it's going to be a new management
was reopened today with 2 of the workers from shulas making the pizza
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on September 18, 2014, 06:12:45 PM
was reopened today with 2 of the workers from shulas making the pizza
who's recipe?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on September 18, 2014, 07:05:27 PM
who's recipe?
they dont let them use shulas   so i guess the new managements recipe
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 23, 2014, 02:50:33 PM
does anyone know when and where there will be kapporas in the five towns area this week
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 23, 2014, 03:12:23 PM
does anyone know when and where there will be kapporas in the five towns area this week
YILC had in the parking lot last year
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on September 23, 2014, 03:16:12 PM
Aish Kodesh has on Sunday in the parking lot
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 23, 2014, 03:21:20 PM
Next to bais Yaakov too
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 23, 2014, 04:15:22 PM
till what time are they doing it on sunday at bnos bais yaakov
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on September 24, 2014, 07:59:52 AM
I still maintain that the Fried Onion Slice at dave's and the ziti slice from bennys are the 2 best slices in the world. both are sick. and now I will have both in the 5 towns   ;D
Try the pomodori slice at QCumbers- a few stores down from David's next to Levi Yitzchok library. They have pizza now too. Apparently it's the same owner as pomodori pizza in crown heights. Also the agilo slice is heavenly if you like garlic.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on September 24, 2014, 08:01:32 AM
till what time are they doing it on sunday at bnos bais yaakov
9am-10pm per the flyer from Siach who runs it.

All other locations (fr, cedarhurst, Woodmere & bayswater) and times in flyer attached
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 24, 2014, 11:15:43 AM
9am-10pm per the flyer from Siach who runs it.

All other locations (fr, cedarhurst, Woodmere & bayswater) and times in flyer attached

thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 29, 2014, 10:20:46 AM
Benny's is partially open on Central! They are having a grand opening after succos but are open now only serving pizza and calzones.
My wife went on Sunday and said it was good. I'll get out there one of these days.....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 29, 2014, 12:46:20 PM
Benny's is partially open on Central! They are having a grand opening after succos but are open now only serving pizza and calzones.
My wife went on Sunday and said it was good. I'll get out there one of these days.....
Just had it now. Had an onion ring slice. Very good crispy crust and nice amount of cheese but absolutely no flavor from sauce. Dw had stuffed crust slice which was also very good but same complaint. Don't know if they need to add more sauce or just spice it up. I don't know the Brooklyn store at all so that just might be their thing. I'll definitely try it again though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on September 29, 2014, 01:06:40 PM
Just had it now. Had an onion ring slice. Very good crispy crust and nice amount of cheese but absolutely no flavor from sauce. Dw had stuffed crust slice which was also very good but same complaint. Don't know if they need to add more sauce or just spice it up. I don't know the Brooklyn store at all so that just might be their thing. I'll definitely try it again though.

Josh, the guy from pizza time opened this up. im curious if it's going to be more like pizza time or like benny's....
whadya think?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on September 29, 2014, 01:27:35 PM
Benny's is partially open on Central! They are having a grand opening after succos but are open now only serving pizza and calzones.
My wife went on Sunday and said it was good. I'll get out there one of these days.....
Where is Benny's?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 29, 2014, 01:32:55 PM
Where is Benny's?
Where Shula's used to be
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 29, 2014, 01:50:07 PM
Josh, the guy from pizza time opened this up. im curious if it's going to be more like pizza time or like benny's....
whadya think?
Haven't been to pizza time in many years but I remember the sauce having a strong tomato taste. Personally not my thing but I know it is very popular. Don't know Brooklyn bennys. This sauce was bland though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 01, 2014, 03:47:24 PM
9am-10pm per the flyer from Siach who runs it.

All other locations (fr, cedarhurst, Woodmere & bayswater) and times in flyer attached
Anywhere having Kapparos anytime between now and Yom Kippur?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Rivky on October 03, 2014, 12:16:24 PM
Anyone know of a good tailor I can drop off today and pick to before sukkos?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on October 03, 2014, 12:45:55 PM
Anywhere having Kapparos anytime between now and Yom Kippur?
Just saw this but the answer is the same...pretty sure its no.

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on October 06, 2014, 10:44:32 AM
Anyone know of a good tailor I can drop off today and pick to before sukkos?
Just saw this.
There is a tailor across from Firehouse on Washington. His name is Vincenzo.
Not sure about turnaround time, but he is very good.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 11, 2014, 08:01:40 PM
Any good Milchig restaurants that have a Sukkah on premises?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 12, 2014, 11:22:41 AM
Any good Milchig restaurants that have a Sukkah on premises?
Anyone?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on October 12, 2014, 11:39:21 AM
Sunflower
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 12, 2014, 11:49:46 AM
Sunflower
Thanks
What's good for lunch there?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on October 12, 2014, 12:03:49 PM

Thanks
What's good for lunch there?
Get the gauc plate.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on October 12, 2014, 12:04:23 PM
Their paninis are good. And for dessert go for the waffle with ice cream
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2014, 02:26:48 PM
Any restaurants in the 5 towns deliver to Oceanside?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: HowYaDoin on November 05, 2014, 02:40:14 PM
Any restaurants in the 5 towns deliver to Oceanside?
Meat or milk? Central perk and brasserie halevi forsure do
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2014, 02:41:55 PM
Meat or milk? Central perk and brasserie halevi forsure do
Thanks. Any Sushi places?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: HowYaDoin on November 05, 2014, 02:46:28 PM
Thanks. Any Sushi places?
Not that I know of but give one of them a call theyll prob do it if the order is right
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 05, 2014, 02:53:28 PM
Any restaurants in the 5 towns deliver to Oceanside?
If you order enough, Im sure they all will.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on November 05, 2014, 06:11:33 PM
Thanks. Any Sushi places?
I'd try the supermarkets
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 05, 2014, 08:04:54 PM
Simply Sushi is in Gourmet Glatt and I'm pretty sure they deliver to oceanside
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 14, 2014, 02:35:49 PM
Any 5T groceries participating in SBS?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: theeari on November 15, 2014, 06:03:45 PM
Any 5T groceries participating in SBS?
+1
Would be amazing if Seasons or Gourmet Glatt would sell GCs!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on November 15, 2014, 06:30:51 PM

+1
Would be amazing if Seasons or Gourmet Glatt would sell GCs!

I bought seasons gift cards at the queens one last year.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 15, 2014, 06:48:16 PM
I bought seasons gift cards at the queens one last year.
Can you use them in Lawrence?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 15, 2014, 06:48:35 PM
Seasons is listed on the SBS website but I don't know if they do GCs
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on November 15, 2014, 06:49:09 PM

Can you use them in Lawrence?

They just put it as a credit on your account. Not sure if the stores are linked but I imagine the Lawrence one would do the same.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 15, 2014, 06:49:51 PM
You can probably load up your account at Brach's, assuming they are open MS.


ETA: Looks like they are closed Motzey Shabbos...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 16, 2014, 12:40:49 PM
Confirmed Brach's will be closed. Anyone know about the others? Gourmet Glatt?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: theeari on November 16, 2014, 09:42:15 PM
I just confirmed that Seasons will be open and that they have gift cards.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 16, 2014, 10:59:03 PM
I just confirmed that Seasons will be open and that they have gift cards.
Excellent! Thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 16, 2014, 11:00:13 PM
I just confirmed that Seasons will be open and that they have gift cards.
:)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on November 17, 2014, 10:50:46 AM
Any update on Amsterdam Burger opening?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 17, 2014, 10:55:52 AM
Does Gourmet Glatt sell GCs?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 17, 2014, 10:56:46 AM
Does Gourmet Glatt sell GCs?
Yes.

Will they be open?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on November 17, 2014, 04:39:02 PM
Yes.

Will they be open?
Confirmed that they are not considered a small business based on amex criteria, they do too much business, they would have loved to participate and accommodate
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 17, 2014, 04:52:48 PM
Confirmed that they are not considered a small business based on amex criteria, they do too much business, they would have loved to participate and accommodate
Im not so sure they are excluded.

You can be pretty big and still an SBS "small business".

They certainly have less than 25 locations.

I'm not going to shop there, but if someone wants to email ShopSmallHelp@aexp.com to find out for sure, please report back.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on November 17, 2014, 05:00:39 PM
It was confirmed meaning, the owner or manager spent a long time on the phone with amex trying to work it out, but it's a revenue thing (B"H for them) and they are not a small business
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on November 17, 2014, 06:52:29 PM
Does seasons qualify for SBS?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 17, 2014, 06:56:32 PM
Yes Seasons is on the list
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 23, 2014, 07:44:19 AM
I wasn't following the SBS thread, is there a Maskanah regarding Brach's?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 23, 2014, 10:45:06 AM
I wasn't following the SBS thread, is there a Maskanah regarding Brach's?
I believe the last word was they are not going to be open.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 23, 2014, 11:03:29 AM
Fyi- just spoke with owner of Qcumbers in cedarhurst. He told me they will be open and have hundreds of gift cards ready for purchase.

Can load any amount onto a gift card.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on November 23, 2014, 11:18:36 AM
It's midnight madness. Lots of stored on central will be open
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 24, 2014, 05:58:37 PM
Here's a list of stores that will be open SBS. Don't know which will be willing to swipe

http://www.shopcedarhurst.com/midnight_madness.php
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 24, 2014, 06:08:18 PM
This list is only for stores in Cedarhurst, does not include Lawrence
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 24, 2014, 06:42:31 PM
I did SBS last year in Carlos and Gabby's, but it was for food and only 2 cards.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on November 26, 2014, 08:57:49 AM
crazy arnie's closes at 630 on sat night
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: arid on November 26, 2014, 09:01:14 AM
last year i did most of my swipes at AHC appliances and got a weber grill. they were very willing to swipe for me.
Had a convo with GG, they said they cant open on sat bec its the only day their workers are off. Brachs im hearing is a no, which is really silly.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 26, 2014, 09:15:14 AM
last year i did most of my swipes at AHC appliances and got a weber grill. they were very willing to swipe for me.
Had a convo with GG, they said they cant open on sat bec its the only day their workers are off. Brachs im hearing is a no, which is really silly.
As far as groceries go it seems Seasons is the only option.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: theeari on November 26, 2014, 11:35:07 AM
As far as groceries go it seems Seasons is the only option.
+1
You can just open an account with them and they will load it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 29, 2014, 07:28:07 PM
When is Seasons open until? Their flyer only says "Open for SBS"
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: theeari on November 29, 2014, 07:35:56 PM
When is Seasons open until? Their flyer only says "Open for SBS"
They close at 10:30pm- I have 44 cards and after 13 they just asked me to leave them there so they can do it after closing...im a little nervous about  it but people doing regular grocery shopping were getting angry at the long lines.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 29, 2014, 07:37:48 PM
They close at 10:30pm- I have 44 cards and after 13 they just asked me to leave them there so they can do it after closing...im a little nervous about  it but people doing regular grocery shopping were getting angry at the long lines.
You'd think there wouldn't be too many of them being that they are usually closed MS... :-\
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on November 29, 2014, 08:57:56 PM
Anyone have success calling cards into seasons?
Or anywhere in the five towns?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 30, 2014, 12:30:42 AM
 I originally left mine but came back at 11 when i didn't get any confirmation emails from amex. I left seasons at 11:45 and they had stacks of cards to swipe. It goes until 12 MST so he should finish them all in time.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 21, 2014, 11:44:03 AM
Any specific recommendations for Sushi Metzuyan?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on December 21, 2014, 11:55:52 AM
Think the house steak. Last one on the menu. Very good.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 21, 2014, 12:30:15 PM
Think the house steak. Last one on the menu. Very good.
Thanks. Any fish/sushi (or anything non-Fleishig) recs?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on December 21, 2014, 12:32:14 PM
In my experience the sushi there ain't too good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 21, 2014, 12:33:33 PM
In my experience the sushi there ain't too good

+100
There are much better places now. I would try sushi tokyo. completely pareve menu too
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 21, 2014, 12:35:27 PM
+100
There are much better places now. I would try sushi tokyo. completely pareve menu too
It's more for the ambiance. How about their fish menu?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 21, 2014, 01:34:14 PM
It's more for the ambiance. How about their fish menu?

mostly appetizers

If you do end up in sushi metzuyan. make sure you have a reservation. I showed up at 5 once and it was completely empty. They refused to seat me though. Haven't been back since
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 21, 2014, 09:30:27 PM
mostly appetizers

If you do end up in sushi metzuyan. make sure you have a reservation. I showed up at 5 once and it was completely empty. They refused to seat me though. Haven't been back since
I did end up going without a reservation, the place was empty had no problems.

The sushi was as mediocre as everyone made it out to be. The ambiance was nothing to write home about (the fish tank was empty, apparently it had a crack and, according to the waiter, there are no plans to have it fixed) and the service was below average.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on December 21, 2014, 09:32:37 PM
They were supposed to close for renovations a couple months ago. Never happened
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 21, 2014, 09:34:34 PM
I was here a few months ago and the fish tank was empty as well.

Kind of stinks. Was the nicest part about that place.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 22, 2014, 11:01:03 AM
They were supposed to close for renovations a couple months ago. Never happened

writing is on the wall
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 22, 2014, 11:01:39 AM
Anyone ever been to Bistro Burger (http://bistroburger.ipower.com/) in Great Neck?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2014, 11:53:10 AM
Anyone up for a possible DO New Years Day in the 5 Towns?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on December 30, 2014, 11:59:16 AM
fast days are the best times for that
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 30, 2014, 12:04:01 PM
fast days are the best times for that

Argh!! That slipped by me. With all the secular holidays a Jewish one has squeezed its way into the calendar. Thanks! Maybe some other day then :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moka on December 30, 2014, 02:02:30 PM
fast days are the best times for that
its over by 5:30
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 30, 2014, 02:11:32 PM
Any updates on when ABC is opening?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: BBPAPA on December 30, 2014, 02:15:11 PM
Anyone ever been to Bistro Burger (http://bistroburger.ipower.com/) in Great Neck?

Loved it

IIRC had burgers, salads, chicken-all great
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 08, 2015, 03:16:17 PM
who else is going?

http://www.yihewlett.org/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on January 08, 2015, 03:18:55 PM
who else is going?

http://www.yihewlett.org/

Good food?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 08, 2015, 03:25:42 PM
Good food?

The food is amazing BUT the lines will be horrendous for this event. He was in Bklyn last week and in general wherever he makes his stops, u feel like ur in a sardine box. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 08, 2015, 03:33:15 PM
The food is amazing BUT the lines will be horrendous for this event. He was in Bklyn last week and in general wherever he makes his stops, u feel like ur in a sardine box.

i could imagine. i'm still strongly thinking about it
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 08, 2015, 03:41:09 PM
i could imagine. i'm still strongly thinking about it

Sounds like a possible DO? Anyone want to make their house available so we can pickup food and then go watch some playoff football?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on January 12, 2015, 04:16:31 PM
Does anyone know what the dates for camp simcha are
When does the second half end?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 12, 2015, 04:18:44 PM
Does anyone know what the dates for camp simcha are
When does the second half end?
do that many 5 towns people go that this belongs in this thread?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 12, 2015, 04:24:49 PM
do that many 5 towns people go that this belongs in this thread?
I assume they are referring to Camp Simcha at Darchei.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on January 12, 2015, 05:11:45 PM
i meant simcha day camp at darchei
sorry for the confusion
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on January 12, 2015, 05:22:00 PM
i meant simcha day camp at darchei
sorry for the confusion

http://www.simchadaycamp.com/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 12, 2015, 05:32:25 PM
i could imagine. i'm still strongly thinking about it

So I went at 5:30 for an early dinner and was extremely disappointed. Almost everything was sold out. I mean c'mon! They officially close at 9 and 5:30 is a reasonable time to come for dinner! Very unprofessional IMO. All they had left was pulled brisket, pulled chicken, and turkey legs.

Don't get me wrong, the brisket and chicken were fantastic. But since they were basically scraping the pan, the brisket had loads of connective tissue included. Also, the tacos were from the same meat laid on top of raw tortilla shells. Cole slaw was just raw cabbage with barely any dressing, 'lamb bacon' baked beans were awful with not a hint of any actual meat inside, and beats tasted like cigarette smoke.

I really wanted to try the lamb belly bacon and short ribs. Maybe next time
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 12, 2015, 08:04:21 PM
So I went at 5:30 for an early dinner and was extremely disappointed. Almost everything was sold out. I mean c'mon! They officially close at 9 and 5:30 is a reasonable time to come for dinner!

Precisely the issue. They come to town like once a year. There is only so much he can bring and prepare. Since 12 the lines were nuts and considering that it was a playoff Sunday I am not surprised at all.

Quote
I really wanted to try the lamb belly bacon and short ribs. Maybe next time

There will always be a next time bc those are truly amazing.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on January 12, 2015, 08:11:47 PM
Anybody try it that new falafel place on central?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on January 12, 2015, 08:20:21 PM

Anybody try it that new falafel place on central?

What's it called?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on January 13, 2015, 09:16:06 AM

http://www.simchadaycamp.com/

They only have 2014 dates
I need this summer
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 13, 2015, 09:26:26 AM
What's it called?

It is called Grill560. The owner of Burgers and Pizzale closed Noodles and made it into a Falafel and Schwarma place.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on January 17, 2015, 09:27:51 PM
Any local FR/5T shops to replace a shattered Galaxy screen?
TIA
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moka on January 17, 2015, 10:15:51 PM
I heard that sushi metsuyan closed down
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 17, 2015, 10:30:05 PM
I heard that sushi metsuyan closed down

I heard it's just for renovations.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on January 18, 2015, 12:37:47 PM
It is called Grill560. The owner of Burgers and Pizzale closed Noodles and made it into a Falafel and Schwarma place.
According to KosherGPS, the name of the place is Pita Place. The address is 560 Central Avenue. It replaces Noodles and Ruthies. (516) 218-2727.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 18, 2015, 12:51:57 PM
According to KosherGPS, the name of the place is Pita Place. The address is 560 Central Avenue. It replaces Noodles and Ruthies. (516) 218-2727.

KosherGPS seems to be different then the FB page of Great Kosher Restaurants Int.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: stmark on January 18, 2015, 02:19:18 PM
According to KosherGPS, the name of the place is Pita Place. The address is 560 Central Avenue. It replaces Noodles and Ruthies. (516) 218-2727.

service is sooooo slow.  very oily food.  not worth it...
I was so sad it wasnt good.  5-towns needs a good falafel place.

I tired the chicken shwarma and the falafal.  both were bad.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 18, 2015, 02:24:01 PM
service is sooooo slow.  very oily food.  not worth it...
I was so sad it wasnt good.  5-towns needs a good falafel place.

I tired the chicken shwarma and the falafal.  both were bad.

Ahuva's Grill (Mill Road) isn't great but their falafel is excellent
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on January 18, 2015, 10:55:58 PM
KosherGPS seems to be different then the FB page of Great Kosher Restaurants Int.
Call the phone number I posted amd ask for yourself.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 26, 2015, 12:02:56 PM
Ahuva's Grill (Mill Road) isn't great but their falafel is excellent
I like Ahuva's grill express very much.
Much better than hapina
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 26, 2015, 12:04:19 PM
I like Ahuva's grill express very much.
Much better than hapina

Walked in there yesterday during lunch time but they had no lunch specials (makes sense > Sunday) and didnt feel it was worth the price for a lunch. Maybe for dinner. Hapina only worth it on Thursday night IMO
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 26, 2015, 12:04:30 PM
I just saw that IHG hotel rewards gave me points for using my visa cc at woodmere lanes.  Apparently backstage (the bar there) is part of the dining club and I must have used a cc I once set up for the dining club to pay for bowling.  Good to know for those that have IHG points
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 26, 2015, 12:05:09 PM
Walked in there yesterday during lunch time but they had no lunch specials (makes sense > Sunday) and didnt feel it was worth the price for a lunch. Maybe for dinner. Hapina only worth it on Thursday night IMO
eh, I dont like their food so paying for all you can eat of food that isnt good doesnt seem wirth it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 26, 2015, 12:06:47 PM
eh, I dont like their food so paying for all you can eat of food that isnt good doesnt seem wirth it.

No good close Schwarma place around. The one thing I do miss about the heights. Well - Ill see how Ahuvas is. The new place next to Pizzale most havent raved about.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DK23 on January 26, 2015, 12:28:10 PM
No thread for this, but closest I can think of is the 5 towns thread... New shwarma place opening up in West Hempstead next to Bageltown called Oma's grill
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on January 29, 2015, 04:43:55 PM
Has anyone eaten here? reviews? http://www.longbeachhotelny.com/surfroom/?a=surfroom
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on January 29, 2015, 04:48:57 PM
Has anyone eaten here? reviews? http://www.longbeachhotelny.com/surfroom/?a=surfroom
Saw a review on yeahthatskosher.com
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on January 29, 2015, 05:19:22 PM
Has anyone eaten here? reviews? http://www.longbeachhotelny.com/surfroom/?a=surfroom
I'm also having difficulty finding out if the hechsher is reliable. All my standard kashrus sources don't have information on the rav hamachshir - Rabbi Wakslak http://www.longbeachhotelny.com/surfroom/menus/kosher.pdf
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 29, 2015, 05:45:26 PM
I'm also having difficulty finding out if the hechsher is reliable. All my standard kashrus sources don't have information on the rav hamachshir - Rabbi Wakslak http://www.longbeachhotelny.com/surfroom/menus/kosher.pdf
I would eat there.

Rabbi Chaim Wakslak is the Rav of YI of Long Beach. His daughter was the one married to Rechnitz who died last year.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on January 29, 2015, 06:52:58 PM
Thanks. I found out from someone else that it is ok to eat there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 17, 2015, 10:44:21 PM
Bistro just raised their prices! Don't know specifics. Basically, I ordered to take out and everything was more expensive (asian salad was $18 instead of $12, steak sandwich was $15 instead of $12, burger was $16 instead of $12. I called to find out about that and they said all prices, in store and takeout, went up about a week ago.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 18, 2015, 07:17:20 AM

Bistro just raised their prices! Don't know specifics. Basically, I ordered to take out and everything was more expensive (asian salad was $18 instead of $12, steak sandwich was $15 instead of $12, burger was $16 instead of $12. I called to find out about that and they said all prices, in store and takeout, went up about a week ago.

Woah. That's a big jump in prices.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on February 18, 2015, 07:20:09 AM
Woah. That's a big jump in prices.
Maybe it's because of shmitah
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 23, 2015, 08:17:29 PM
Is it worthwhile to go out to Brasserie Halevi over going to the city for that price range? I hear it is ok (haven't heard anything amazing about it) but for that price I expect more then OK.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on February 23, 2015, 08:22:52 PM
I would say not. Why not bistro?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 23, 2015, 08:24:18 PM
I would say not. Why not bistro?

Anything specific to brag about over there? Havent been there either. Hear they don't have a bar to wait at (not great) and that appetizers are OK. Don't know much more.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on February 23, 2015, 08:27:05 PM
Only been there once. We had a nice time. Food was good. Don't remember what I ordered. They did give dessert on the house for a birthday.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 23, 2015, 08:34:58 PM
Only been there once. We had a nice time. Food was good. Don't remember what I ordered. They did give dessert on the house for a birthday.

Seems to always be someones birthday when one goes to a restaurant :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moka on February 23, 2015, 08:39:28 PM
Anything specific to brag about over there? Havent been there either. Hear they don't have a bar to wait at (not great) and that appetizers are OK. Don't know much more.
i was there in the summer,don't remember what I had, but the service was A+
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 23, 2015, 10:38:16 PM
Anything specific to brag about over there? Havent been there either. Hear they don't have a bar to wait at (not great) and that appetizers are OK. Don't know much more.

They definitely have a bar.

Apps are pretty good. I love their steak sandwich.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 24, 2015, 11:32:43 AM
I was unimpressed with Brasserie halevi as was most of the people Ive spoken with.  Bistro is very solid but with the price hike I feel its a little overpriced
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 24, 2015, 11:33:52 AM
I was unimpressed with Brasserie halevi as was most of the people Ive spoken with.  Bistro is very solid but with the price hike I feel its a little overpriced

It seems like anything in the 5T thats expensive is better in the city and other then that there isn't too much amazing stuff around.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 24, 2015, 11:35:23 AM
It seems like anything in the 5T thats expensive is better in the city and other then that there isn't too much amazing stuff around.
im a fan of Traditions.  not upscale but really good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 24, 2015, 11:37:45 AM
im a fan of Traditions.  not upscale but really good

It seems like anything in the 5T thats expensive is better in the city and other then that there isn't too much amazing stuff around.

Traditions is one of the good ones :)

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on February 24, 2015, 11:57:12 AM
Went to Burgers on central the other night.  Well priced and solid burger.
The guy working the register, think he may have been the owner, was rly nice.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on February 24, 2015, 11:59:49 AM
Agreed. He is super nice. Their chicken salad is great- no extra costs for avocado etc.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on February 24, 2015, 12:30:52 PM
Agreed. He is super nice. Their chicken salad is great- no extra costs for avocado etc.
Was such a breath of fresh air. It's not every day you get service with a smile when ordering fast food in the five towns.
Will deff be going back.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:11:37 PM
Carlos and Gabbys is getting worse and worse

Holy Shnitzel is the best fast food in the 5 towns in my opinion.

Traditions is the best delicatessen in the 5 towns.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 24, 2015, 01:15:18 PM
Carlos and Gabbys is getting worse and worse

Holy Shnitzel is the best fast food in the 5 towns in my opinion.

Traditions is the best delicatessen in the 5 towns.

Agreed

Agreed

Agreed
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:16:54 PM
+3?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 24, 2015, 01:17:50 PM
Went to Burgers on central the other night.  Well priced and solid burger.
The guy working the register, think he may have been the owner, was rly nice.

I got a flyer on my car. It's called Mike's burger now. Maybe new owner? I should try it out.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 24, 2015, 01:18:57 PM

Traditions is the only delicatessen in the 5 towns.
FTFY
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on February 24, 2015, 01:21:41 PM
Anyone know what's coming in where King David used to be?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 24, 2015, 01:21:47 PM
FTFY

I was thinking that but maybe you can count Schwartz's and Mechy's
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:22:09 PM
A smoke house, I believe similar to Smokey Joes in teaneck.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 24, 2015, 01:22:23 PM
Anyone know what's coming in where King David used to be?

allegedly a smoke house
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 24, 2015, 01:23:21 PM
I was thinking that but maybe you can count Schwartz's and Mechy's
Those are both takeout places only.

And Schwartz is parve so certainly doesn't qualify as a Deli.   
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:25:59 PM
When is Amsterdam Burger opening up in the 5t?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on February 24, 2015, 01:27:11 PM
I got a flyer on my car. It's called Mike's burger now. Maybe new owner? I should try it out.
You should
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on February 24, 2015, 01:27:51 PM
A smoke house, I believe similar to Smokey Joes in teaneck.
Would be awesome. Love Smokey Joes.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:28:01 PM
I saw pictures, doesnt look that good.

It was originally Burgers Bar
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 24, 2015, 01:28:26 PM
Those are both takeout places only.

And Schwartz is parve so certainly doesn't qualify as a Deli.


Sorry, meant chap-a-nosh
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:29:13 PM
The 5 towns needs a dirty heimishe thursday night cholent place. Im not sure if delicious dishes does the job anymore.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 24, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
The 5 towns needs a dirty heimishe thursday night cholent place. Im not sure if delicious dishes does the job anymore.

I love holy schnitzel cholent but I know a lot of people don't
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:36:51 PM
Whats the best cholent place in the five towns?

Not sure how to take a poll on here

Any underground places? :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 24, 2015, 01:41:15 PM
The 5 towns needs a dirty heimishe thursday night cholent place. Im not sure if delicious dishes does the job anymore.

Delicious dishes is still around. They even cater a chabura once a week. ;)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:42:11 PM
Delicious dishes is still around. They even cater a chabura once a week. ;)

Cholent on tuesdays?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 24, 2015, 01:43:20 PM
Cholent on tuesdays?

I believe so. And chicken fingers.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 01:43:52 PM
I believe so. And chicken fingers.

News to me
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 24, 2015, 01:57:35 PM
Chulent only on Thursdays, but it is really good chulent

also excellent chopped liver
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on February 24, 2015, 02:09:38 PM


The 5 towns and queens  need a dirty heimishe thursday night cholent place.
ftfy
Shouldn't need to schlep to bk for heimishe
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on February 24, 2015, 02:17:30 PM
ftfy
Shouldn't need to schlep to bk for heimishe
Seasons (Queens) has pretty good chulent and kugel Thursday nights
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 02:18:22 PM
This is a 5 towns thread :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on February 24, 2015, 02:19:48 PM
This is a 5 towns thread :)
Maybe Seasons in 5 towns has similar
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 02:20:12 PM
-1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 24, 2015, 02:20:58 PM
Tachlis. Are we having a Cholent DO anytime soon? :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 02:21:39 PM
mmmm

Sounds good to me!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 24, 2015, 02:24:28 PM
Tachlis. Are we having a Cholent DO anytime soon? :)

Done! Your place? :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on February 24, 2015, 02:25:43 PM
Seasons (Queens) has pretty good chulent and kugel Thursday nights
Yeah but its not a heimishe ambiance like chtzkles used to be.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 02:27:15 PM
Done! Your place? :)

Which place is his place?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on February 24, 2015, 02:29:28 PM
where does one look for an apt in FR? (email list or magazine? etc)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 24, 2015, 02:29:52 PM
where does one look for an apt in FR? (email list or magazine? etc)
Stay in monsey
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 24, 2015, 02:30:55 PM
where does one look for an apt in FR? (email list or magazine? etc)
FiveTownsShuls yahoo group is a good place to start.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 24, 2015, 02:31:03 PM
where does one look for an apt in FR? (email list or magazine? etc)

start with five towns shuls yahoo group
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 24, 2015, 02:33:30 PM
Done! Your place? :)
Sure. As soon as I convince my wife to let a few rowdy DDFers into her kitchen while she's busy cooking for Shabbos :P
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on February 24, 2015, 02:33:39 PM
Stay in monsey
Thank you ma, Dont hate the player...

FiveTownsShuls yahoo group is a good place to start.
start with five towns shuls yahoo group
Thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on February 24, 2015, 04:10:12 PM
Carlos and Gabbys is getting worse and worse

Holy Shnitzel is the best fast food in the 5 towns in my opinion.

Traditions is the best delicatessen in the 5 towns.

amen, brother
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DK23 on February 24, 2015, 04:21:03 PM
Carlos and Gabbys is getting worse and worse

Holy Shnitzel is the best fast food in the 5 towns in my opinion.

Traditions is the best delicatessen in the 5 towns.

+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MAJ on February 25, 2015, 01:20:31 PM
start with five towns shuls yahoo group
how does one get invited to that group?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on February 25, 2015, 01:35:55 PM
how does one get invited to that group?
Very exclusive group  ;)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 25, 2015, 01:38:19 PM
how does one get invited to that group?
No invite needed:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FiveTownsShuls/info
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on February 25, 2015, 01:46:19 PM
No invite needed:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FiveTownsShuls/info
I dont think ive ever used yahoo.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 25, 2015, 01:47:19 PM
I dont think ive ever used yahoo.

No need for Yahoo. Just send an email to subscribe.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on February 25, 2015, 01:48:16 PM
No need for Yahoo. Just send an email to subscribe.
Tx

Subscribed! Thank you
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 25, 2015, 03:05:23 PM
When is Amsterdam Burger opening up in the 5t?
They told me a couple weeks ago that it will open right after Pesach
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 25, 2015, 03:06:41 PM
Never been to the one in the city yet, but supposedly it is unbelievable.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 25, 2015, 03:06:44 PM
They told me a couple weeks ago that it will open right after Pesach

Really? Who is they? I once called ABC in the city to ask them and they certainly had no clue :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 25, 2015, 03:20:42 PM
The 5 towns needs a dirty heimishe thursday night cholent place. Im not sure if delicious dishes does the job anymore.
Delicious dishes is certainly dirty.  And used to be good.  But the last few times Ive had their chulent I have been very unimpressed.  Holy Shnitzel has Z cholent, which some people love and others dont care for
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 25, 2015, 03:21:01 PM
Really? Who is they? I once called ABC in the city to ask them and they certainly had no clue :)
The manager in the city location
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on February 25, 2015, 03:22:23 PM
Dont care for.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 25, 2015, 03:23:15 PM
Delicious dishes is certainly dirty.  And used to be good.  But the last few times Ive had their chulent I have been very unimpressed.  Holy Shnitzel has Z cholent, which some people love and others dont care for

I'm one of those! It really is a matter of taste.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on February 25, 2015, 04:27:30 PM
Traditions and maybe even Burgers have better burgers than ABC (and they are both much cheaper, too).
What kinda burger place will only cook the burgers medium well?! Not sure if that's their policy, but both times I've been to ABC that's what they told me.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on February 25, 2015, 04:30:48 PM
Traditions and maybe even Burgers have better burgers than ABC
-100
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 25, 2015, 04:34:36 PM
Traditions and maybe even Burgers have better burgers than ABC (and they are both much cheaper, too).
What kinda burger place will only cook the burgers medium well?! Not sure if that's their policy, but both times I've been to ABC that's what they told me.

When I went there I remember them asking me how Id like them. YMMV.

Burgers wasnt such a fan of but traditions is always pretty much awesome.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on February 25, 2015, 04:53:48 PM
Granted the toppings at ABC are fun but the burgers themselves are nothing special.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 25, 2015, 04:54:45 PM
Granted the toppings at ABC are fun but the burgers themselves are nothing special.
What kind of toppings?

I've never been...
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 25, 2015, 04:55:44 PM
Granted the toppings at ABC are fun but the burgers themselves are nothing special.

+ having to pay for fries makes me so angry. Especially if it's like $6.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on February 25, 2015, 08:42:31 PM
i wonder if they will change their menu at all
not many places out of the city can be successful if they only do burgers
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 25, 2015, 09:02:56 PM
i wonder if they will change their menu at all
not many places out of the city can be successful if they only do burgers

It's gonna have part of mike's menu
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on February 25, 2015, 11:00:30 PM
It's gonna have part of mike's menu
duck gnocchi?
that would be awesome
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on February 25, 2015, 11:49:32 PM
Granted the toppings at ABC are fun but the burgers themselves are nothing special.
a simple dried out patty
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: milechazzer on February 26, 2015, 12:03:05 AM
When I went there I remember them asking me how Id like them. YMMV.

Burgers wasnt such a fan of but traditions is always pretty much awesome.

Burgers is now Mikes Burger (under new ownership/management) and has been getting very good reviews.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on February 26, 2015, 12:09:32 AM
What kind of toppings?

I've never been...
http://amsterdamburger.com/images/burgermenu-med.jpg
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 09, 2015, 10:59:20 PM
I had the bbq brisket tacos from C&G twice. Once they were excellent, the other not so good. I hate not having consistency
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 09, 2015, 11:01:27 PM
I had the bbq brisket tacos from C&G twice. Once they were excellent, the other not so good. I hate not having consistency

One of the reasons I am not such a C&G fan.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on March 23, 2015, 08:32:45 AM
anyone know of a gas station with vacuums near the 5 towns?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 23, 2015, 08:53:42 AM
anyone know of a gas station with vacuums near the 5 towns?
The gas station  right off of the 878 on beach channel drive/sheredon bld/ Broadway, next to the stop and shop.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on March 23, 2015, 02:10:53 PM
anyone know of a gas station with vacuums near the 5 towns?
The BP on Rockaway, right when you get into the 5 towns has.  So does the Shell station across from Chase.  I think the Sunoco also has.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on March 23, 2015, 02:11:59 PM
The gas station  right off of the 878 on beach channel drive/sheredon bld/ Broadway, next to the stop and shop.
I think you mean Burnside Ave
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 23, 2015, 02:12:49 PM
I think you mean Burnside Ave
Yeah thats  another (4th) name for that street.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: upside down on March 24, 2015, 09:21:31 PM
Anyone know of a decent and cheap accountant. I have a basic simple tax return, I want someone who will give me the time of day to meet me and I can call him occasionally if I have a question so I can learn basics about my own tax return instead if just getting a final number?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 30, 2015, 10:00:00 AM
Anyone know of a good carwash in the area that won't charge me an arm and a leg+my first born for in honor of Pesach?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on March 30, 2015, 10:05:46 AM
Anyone know of a good carwash in the area that won't charge me an arm and a leg+my first born for in honor of Pesach?
the ultimate car wash in lakeview usually has good pre pesach deals like 10 bucks or so
not sure how far you are willing to go
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on March 30, 2015, 10:56:14 AM
Anyone know of a good carwash in the area that won't charge me an arm and a leg+my first born for in honor of Pesach?
Not the one on Mill Rd/ West Bway- apparently if you seem to be cleaning your car for Pesach, all regular washes are unavailable except for the $58 "Pesach Special".

The Shell one on Rock Tpke I'll never step foot in again. A few years ago I wanted to clean my little car before Pesach. I think the sign said $9.99 or whatever for a wash. First my wife washed her minivan for $9.99. A few days later I went inside to pay for my little cars wash and the guy wanted to charge me like $30 or $40 bucks!! I told him my wife paid $9.99 a few days ago and asked him what about the sign that says $9.99?!?!
The guy had he chutzpah to walk outside and place a towel over the sign.
I'll never go back there.


Not the hand wash on Rockaway Tpke either- Thats $42 for the Pesach special= $54 after tax  ???

Wife went in there and asked for a regular $17 job. They did it but refused to vacuum back row and trunk thingy in the minivan. Apparently you need to pay an extra ~$25 for them to vacuum the back row and truck.

I told her she should've just gotten another $17 regular wash- the second for the back row/ trunk vacuum.

And there's one in Inwood on Sheridan Rd/Burnside  that's decently priced and used to be okay. But all recent reports including my last year erev Pesach experience is that blind people seem to be doing the vacuuming. I think my car was dirtier afterwards.

So I'm out of local options too....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 30, 2015, 11:35:48 AM
Not the one on Mill Rd/ West Bway- apparently if you seem to be cleaning your car for Pesach, all regular washes are unavailable except for the $58 "Pesach Special".

The Shell one on Rock Tpke I'll never step foot in again. A few years ago I wanted to clean my little car before Pesach. I think the sign said $9.99 or whatever for a wash. First my wife washed her minivan for $9.99. A few days later I went inside to pay for my little cars wash and the guy wanted to charge me like $30 or $40 bucks!! I told him my wife paid $9.99 a few days ago and asked him what about the sign that says $9.99?!?!
The guy had he chutzpah to walk outside and place a towel over the sign.
I'll never go back there.


Not the hand wash on Rockaway Tpke either- Thats $42 for the Pesach special= $54 after tax  ???

Wife went in there and asked for a regular $17 job. They did it but refused to vacuum back row and trunk thingy in the minivan. Apparently you need to pay an extra ~$25 for them to vacuum the back row and truck.

I told her she should've just gotten another $17 regular wash- the second for the back row/ trunk vacuum.

And there's one in Inwood on Sheridan Rd/Burnside  that's decently priced and used to be okay. But all recent reports including my last year erev Pesach experience is that blind people seem to be doing the vacuuming. I think my car was dirtier afterwards.

So I'm out of local options too....
Wow! After such a TR I may consider going to Lakeview...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 30, 2015, 11:37:19 AM
the ultimate car wash in lakeview usually has good pre pesach deals like 10 bucks or so
not sure how far you are willing to go
Is this (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.66853,-73.654987,3a,75y,339.36h,86.4t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAxzugg990WzezMCeehNwuQ!2e0!6m1!1e1) the one you're talking about?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 30, 2015, 11:39:06 AM
if you drive a little down sunrise highway, there are quite a few decent car washes
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on March 30, 2015, 11:42:43 AM
Is this (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.66853,-73.654987,3a,75y,339.36h,86.4t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAxzugg990WzezMCeehNwuQ!2e0!6m1!1e1) the one you're talking about?
yes
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on March 30, 2015, 11:45:19 AM
Is this (https://www.google.com/maps/@40.66853,-73.654987,3a,75y,339.36h,86.4t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAxzugg990WzezMCeehNwuQ!2e0!6m1!1e1) the one you're talking about?
Amazing!

Lynbrook, Malverne, Rockville Centre, Baldwin, West Hempstead, East Rockaway- I know all these places (even Island Park which many have never heard of) But Ive never heard of Lakeview!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 30, 2015, 01:04:48 PM
the ultimate car wash in lakeview usually has good pre pesach deals like 10 bucks or so
not sure how far you are willing to go
TR:
There was basically no wait. I pulled up and the guy right away started taking  care of my car. I asked him to do a full interior vacuum and he gave me a ticket for about $15 to pay inside. When I went in the guy by the counter asked if I want the regular treatment for $15 or the full "Pesach Special" for $49.99, when asked he said the difference is that the regular they just go over the interior superficially and clean the cup holders while for the Pesach Special they do a much more thorough job. I opted for the cheaper version  and figured I'll just go over it later at home with a vacuum to get out the last few crumbs stuck between the cracks.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 30, 2015, 01:06:38 PM
TR:
There was basically no wait. I pulled up and the guy right away started taking  care of my car. I asked him to do a full interior vacuum and he gave me a ticket for about $15 to pay inside. When I went in the guy by the counter asked if I want the regular treatment for $15 or the full "Pesach Special" for $49.99, when asked he said the difference is that the regular they just go over the interior superficially and clean the cup holders while for the Pesach Special they do a much more thorough job. I opted for the cheaper version  and figured I'll just go over it later at home with a vacuum to get out the last few crumbs stuck between the cracks.

Sounds like you could have saved those $15 as well  ::)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 30, 2015, 01:11:25 PM
Sounds like you could have saved those $15 as well  ::)
a) I could use a carwash once a year :)

b) They got rid of most of the dirt, it'll just take me a few minutes to go between the cracks etc.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on March 30, 2015, 01:46:24 PM
a) I could use a carwash once a year :)

b) They got rid of most of the dirt, it'll just take me a few minutes to go between the cracks etc.
had i known you were going now i would have warned you to leave your trunk open so they vacuum that too
do i get a HT for this one?
also, when my wife goes tomorrow, i should ask for a referral discount
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on March 30, 2015, 01:47:14 PM
Amazing!

Lynbrook, Malverne, Rockville Centre, Baldwin, West Hempstead, East Rockaway- I know all these places (even Island Park which many have never heard of) But Ive never heard of Lakeview!

Only because it doesn't have a LIRR stop  ;)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on March 30, 2015, 01:49:23 PM
Only because it doesn't have a LIRR stop  ;)
-1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moka on April 14, 2015, 01:57:45 AM
Is there anyplace that would deliver breakfast to the Allegria?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on April 14, 2015, 02:00:40 AM
Is there anyplace that would deliver breakfast to the Allegria?
Try Qcumbers. There may be a order minimum for Long Beach though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on April 14, 2015, 03:22:09 PM
Try Qcumbers. There may be a order minimum for Long Beach though.
If Uber is available, that might be cheaper.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 14, 2015, 03:23:24 PM
If Uber is available, that might be cheaper.

Uber should definitely be available in the 5 Towns. Have used it several times.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on April 14, 2015, 03:30:55 PM
If Uber is available, that might be cheaper.
If he plans on only ordering $5.00 worth of food maybe.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moka on April 15, 2015, 12:16:32 AM
Try Qcumbers. There may be a order minimum for Long Beach though.
thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 09:36:25 AM
My wife was telling me how Keyfoods by Woodmere has everything 30-50% off because they are closing down. Gourmet Glatt opening a location there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 20, 2015, 09:37:09 AM
My wife was telling me how Keyfoods by Woodmere has everything 30-50% off because they are closing down. Gourmet Glatt opening a location there.
Heard about this, how does it make sense for GG to open a second location so close to the first?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 09:41:09 AM
Heard about this, how does it make sense for GG to open a second location so close to the first?

I, as a Cedarhurst guy, am very happy about this. Less clutter! :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 20, 2015, 09:42:39 AM
I, as a Cedarhurst guy, am very happy about this. Less clutter! :)
I, as a Brach's guy, couldn't care less :P
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 09:44:51 AM
I, as a Brach's guy, couldn't care less :P

Brach's,GG,Seasons.. From one sale to another.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on April 20, 2015, 09:49:38 AM
I actually liked key food
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 20, 2015, 09:51:53 AM
Brach's,GG,Seasons.. From one sale to another.
I've only been to Season's once, on SBS...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 09:55:03 AM
I've only been to Season's once, on SBS...

:) I was certainly there as well on that glorious day.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 20, 2015, 10:14:41 AM
:) I was certainly there as well on that glorious day.
And you didn't say hi? :P
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 10:15:49 AM
And you didn't say hi? :P

Which of the 400 people with Amex cards were you? :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on April 20, 2015, 10:19:05 AM
I actually liked key food
so did i, and its good to have these non jewish places so if you ever need something an hour before shabbos there is somehwere to go
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 20, 2015, 10:23:43 AM
Which of the people with 400 Amex cards were you? :)
FTFY :P
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on April 20, 2015, 10:35:07 AM
I, as a Brach's guy, couldn't care less :P
+1  :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on April 20, 2015, 10:39:31 AM
+1  :)
That's why I shop at GG...

And BTW Gourmet could use another location, being that its always full to the capacity.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on April 20, 2015, 11:04:39 AM
so did i, and its good to have these non jewish places so if you ever need something an hour before shabbos there is somehwere to go
Stop and shop in Inwood
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on April 20, 2015, 11:12:44 AM
I like seasons meat much better. My wife always complains how long it takes to clean a gg chicken. Also shloime's is much much better than zomicks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on April 20, 2015, 11:25:12 AM
Stop and shop in Inwood
And Food Town in Hewlett
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on April 20, 2015, 11:58:24 AM
i heard that Pomegranate wanted to buy Keyfood and open so GG bougt it to limit the competition and now Pomegranate wants to buy Brachs which i think would be horrible as then there would be no affordable place to shop anymore
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on April 20, 2015, 12:03:27 PM
i heard that Pomegranate wanted to buy Keyfood and open so GG bougt it to limit the competition and now Pomegranate wants to buy Brachs which i think would be horrible as then there would be no affordable place to shop anymore

interesting. does anyone remember glatt kosher kingdom? they lasted about a week
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on April 20, 2015, 12:09:40 PM
interesting. does anyone remember glatt kosher kingdom? they lasted about a week
I remember it. I was open for such a short time, I never had a chance to go.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on April 20, 2015, 04:12:37 PM
interesting. does anyone remember glatt kosher kingdom? they lasted about a week
yeah, i thought it was a pretty bad store.  I remember the aisles being very small.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on April 20, 2015, 04:14:05 PM
I remember it. I was open for such a short time, I never had a chance to go.
yeah, i thought it was a pretty bad store.  I remember the aisles being very small.
I never got a chance to go in either. I remember they started off being open 24h though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on April 20, 2015, 05:11:15 PM
can anyone else confirm the pomegranate rumor
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on April 20, 2015, 05:43:26 PM

yeah, i thought it was a pretty bad store.  I remember the aisles being very small.

Seasons.. Ahem..ahem..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Ephcc90 on April 20, 2015, 05:44:16 PM

can anyone else confirm the pomegranate rumor
I heard that as well.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on April 20, 2015, 06:14:07 PM
Anyone know when Seasons Express is supposed to open?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on April 21, 2015, 01:44:00 AM
I heard that as well.
Heard that a long time ago, and that Brachs is not about to sell
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on April 21, 2015, 06:36:14 AM
Any update on Amsterdam Burger opening?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coaldat6 on April 21, 2015, 09:46:38 AM
Amsterdam was supposed to open over a year ago... opening date keeps getting postponed, very frustrating
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on April 21, 2015, 09:52:47 AM
Mikes burgers has upped their game. Solid every time
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on April 21, 2015, 11:59:45 AM
Mikes burgers has upped their game. Solid every time
+1.. Won't even go to Amsterdam if prices aren't much cheaper than the city.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on April 21, 2015, 12:09:27 PM
Mikes burgers has upped their game. Solid every time

i'm gonna have to try it out
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on April 21, 2015, 12:10:17 PM
yeah, i thought it was a pretty bad store.  I remember the aisles being very small.

Seasons.. Ahem..ahem..
It wasn't just the small aisles. They store was in constant disarray. Boxes all over the place, out of stock on basic staples...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on April 21, 2015, 01:16:55 PM
It wasn't just the small aisles. They store was in constant disarray. Boxes all over the place, out of stock on basic staples...
The aisles were extremely small, narrower than seasons.  You could not fit two people passed each other in an aisle. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on April 29, 2015, 07:42:59 AM
Just saw this:
The 2015 Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship has been postponed and will not take place this year. The committee will take this extra time to re-brand the event and ensure the event continues to deliver on its founding goals of providing a great experience for our guests, spirited competition for our teams, and most importantly, our ability to make an impact on hunger relief on Long Island on behalf of our charity partners.

We want to thank everyone involved in our event including our partners, sponsors, teams, volunteers and you, our fans, for their interest and support.

We are reviewing our plans and will provide an update at the appropriate time.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on April 30, 2015, 10:27:03 PM
Heard that a long time ago, and that Brachs is not about to sell
Just heard tonight that Brach's is in fact selling to Pomegranate. Anyone know if this is true?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: solls108 on April 30, 2015, 10:50:30 PM
Just heard tonight that Brach's is in fact selling to Pomegranate. Anyone know if this is true?
Supposedly not true. Supposedly just rumors...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on April 30, 2015, 10:59:12 PM
Supposedly not true. Supposedly just rumors...
That's the impression I was under as well. Until tonight - the guy I heard it from sounded pretty sure...  I hope you're right.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 03, 2015, 07:22:30 AM
Just heard tonight that Brach's is in fact selling to Pomegranate. Anyone know if this is true?
I asked a relative of mine who works there and this is his response: "I heard that a few months ago they offered Brach to buy the store but I don't know what the answer was (the way I know him, he probably didn't bother answering them...)"
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 03, 2015, 08:24:48 AM
I asked a relative of mine who works there and this is his response: "I heard that a few months ago they offered Brach to buy the store but I don't know what the answer was (the way I know him, he probably didn't bother answering them...)"
Lol, sounds like Mr. brach  :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: momo on May 03, 2015, 09:44:38 AM
Just heard tonight that Brach's is in fact selling to Pomegranate. Anyone know if this is true?
Not true.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on May 04, 2015, 01:15:20 AM
Who uses target valley stream for RCs? Do they give any problems?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on May 04, 2015, 03:06:29 AM

Who uses target valley stream for RCs? Do they give any problems?

Check out the redcard thread. Plenty of reports there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on May 04, 2015, 03:12:58 AM
I used it over the year quite a few times (now I'm in israel so haven't used it in about two weeks) they are very nice don't id to make sure the cards match and belong to you but they have a store policy (the lady told me this policy was taken from Brooklyn) that they only do one thousand per costumer per day so you would either have to come back or go with someone else and give them the card when your done (obviously without them noticing - or they won't let you do it) and they(line all targets ask to see the last four digits of the cc (but don't get scared and think they're comparing cards or something - either just tell her the last four digits or just give her the card) haven't tried gift cards so dint know if they work but I assume they do I haven't had any problems there it was always a good and easy experience
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 04, 2015, 12:59:20 PM
Not true.
Confirmed?
And is it not YET true, or is it not gonna happen?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 04, 2015, 01:41:15 PM
Confirmed?
And is it not YET true, or is it not gonna happen?
no one can say its never going to happen.  But Ive heard from reliable sources that it is not currently happening
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on May 06, 2015, 09:28:19 AM
Seasons Express looks like a cool place - https://www.facebook.com/SeasonsExpressLawrence
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on May 06, 2015, 11:04:24 AM
Any idea when Seasons Express plans to open?

And can someone please explain the hock about the coca-cola freestyle?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on May 06, 2015, 01:59:16 PM
Seasons Express looks like a cool place - https://www.facebook.com/SeasonsExpressLawrence

Is this supposed to be a 7/11 style store?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 06, 2015, 02:01:44 PM
Is this supposed to be a 7/11 style store?
looks like it.  Im guessing they want to capitalize on the people getting on/off the train there
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on May 10, 2015, 07:58:08 PM
Any idea when Seasons Express plans to open?

And can someone please explain the hock about the coca-cola freestyle?

Opened today
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 10, 2015, 09:04:13 PM
Opened today
Cool, I've been waiting. Anything exciting?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 17, 2015, 01:59:09 PM
Anyone did the generosity5towns run today?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 17, 2015, 02:02:17 PM
Anyone did the generosity5towns run today?
No but it locked me in my house until 11 this morning...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 17, 2015, 02:05:45 PM
No but it locked me in my house until 11 this morning...
Sorry!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 17, 2015, 02:07:38 PM
Sorry!
You couldn't have done it a bit faster? :P
Kidding. Congrats!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: elit on May 17, 2015, 02:46:42 PM
Anyone did the generosity5towns run today?
I was there but didn't run... U Ran?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 17, 2015, 06:59:11 PM
I was there but didn't run... U Ran?
Yes. For project extreme
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 18, 2015, 08:52:09 AM
went to seasons express yesterday.  It was packed and others told me it was like that all day.  I like the store, i think its success hangs on whether they can get the morning train crowd.  Not sure that it will stay 24 hours for long, dont see how that makes much sense. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 18, 2015, 08:53:17 AM
went to seasons express yesterday.  It was packed and others told me it was like that all day.  I like the store, i think its success hangs on whether they can get the morning train crowd.  Not sure that it will stay 24 hours for long, dont see how that makes much sense.

I know of at least 2 people that go in there every morning for their breakfast and coffee before getting on the Inwood train.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 18, 2015, 08:59:56 AM
I know of at least 2 people that go in there every morning for their breakfast and coffee before getting on the Inwood train.
they are going to need a lot more than 2 people. 
They are going to need many and not just the jews.  That morning rush is a huge part of the business they can get.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on May 18, 2015, 09:01:07 AM
Drove by last night at 10:30 and Seasons Express was packed!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on May 18, 2015, 09:22:57 AM
Drove by last night at 10:30 and Seasons Express was packed!
Just wait till they start the Thursday night cholent.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on May 18, 2015, 10:55:59 AM
I gotta check them out, Heard they got great fast food
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 18, 2015, 11:17:57 AM
I gotta check them out, Heard they got great fast food
all they had out when i was there was hot dogs.  What else are they supposed to have?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on May 18, 2015, 11:26:29 AM
all they had out when i was there was hot dogs.  What else are they supposed to have?

Someone told me they got a full line of Sandwiches, salads, pastries, drinks shakes, iced coffee, 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on May 18, 2015, 11:28:41 AM
they have frozen yogurt
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 18, 2015, 11:29:07 AM
they have frozen yogurt
CY?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on May 18, 2015, 11:30:42 AM
CY?

That's what I heard

ETA: confirmed that it is CY
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 18, 2015, 11:32:37 AM
Someone told me they got a full line of Sandwiches, salads, pastries, drinks shakes, iced coffee,
yeah, they have packaged sandwiches and salads like the regular seasons.  a pastry display case including bagels.  lots of different coffee machines and ice to make it iced coffee.  coke freestyle, icee slushes, ice cream/fro yogurt (not sure which it was). 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 18, 2015, 11:33:22 AM
yeah, they have packaged sandwiches and salads like the regular seasons.  a pastry display case including bagels.  lots of different coffee machines and ice to make it iced coffee.  coke freestyle, icee slushes, ice cream/fro yogurt (not sure which it was).

Basically an expensive version of 7/11
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 18, 2015, 11:35:04 AM
Basically an expensive version of 7/11
kindve, but also a fully kosher one.  They have basic groceries plus some chicken and meat. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on May 19, 2015, 10:52:53 AM
Best place to buy liquor in 5t?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 19, 2015, 10:58:55 AM
Best place to buy liquor in 5t?
i find that it really varies by what you are buying.  Sometimes the place next to the stop and shop on burnside is the best.  Sometime the liquor and wine warehouse on rockaway and sometimes the one on rockaway by the train tracks.  What are you looking to buy?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 19, 2015, 11:03:27 AM
Best place to buy liquor in 5t?

Might want to post here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12083.msg1132698#msg1132698). In addition, I have had very good experiences at the Liquor and Wine Warehouse on Rockaway as well as at Chateau de Vin. Prices are competitive and both carry a lot of stuff. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 21, 2015, 08:05:01 AM
Anyone know of a glasses store, preferably one that does eye exams, that can have a pair of glasses ready by tomorrow?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 21, 2015, 08:50:36 AM
Anyone know of a glasses store, preferably one that does eye exams, that can have a pair of glasses ready by tomorrow?

Costco?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 21, 2015, 09:25:28 AM
Costco?
Yeah wife suggested it, didn't know they sell glasses.

My head is killing, this is why one should always have a spare... >:(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 21, 2015, 09:28:26 AM
Yeah wife suggested it, didn't know they sell glasses.

My head is killing, this is why one should always have a spare... >:(

Costco is good bc a) return policy b) good pricing.

(Feel better)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 21, 2015, 09:38:52 AM
Costco is good bc a) return policy b) good pricing.

(Feel better)
Yeah, I'll head over as soon as they're open.

Do they do eye exams? I think I need a new prescription.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 21, 2015, 09:45:20 AM
Yeah, I'll head over as soon as they're open.

Do they do eye exams? I think I need a new prescription.

I believe so.

 http://www.costco.com/optical.html
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on May 21, 2015, 09:55:41 AM
Anyone know of a glasses store, preferably one that does eye exams, that can have a pair of glasses ready by tomorrow?
What about contacts you can get trial pairs...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 21, 2015, 09:58:22 AM
What about contacts you can get trial pairs...
I don't really do contacts...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on May 21, 2015, 10:47:26 AM
I don't really do contacts...
Ever tried them?
we can do this to you....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 21, 2015, 11:00:01 AM
Ever tried them?
we can do this to you....

lol


Costco takes a week to ten days, anywhere that will be able to have them ready before Shavuot?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on May 21, 2015, 11:17:37 AM
Visionville but no exam
5163719555
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 27, 2015, 10:35:53 PM
any recommendations for a body shop to knock out a small dent? quick cash job
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on May 27, 2015, 10:50:11 PM
any recommendations for a body shop to knock out a small dent? quick cash job
How good of a job do you want? If all you care for is popping out the dent, I had Donnie - on Cornaga-  do it for free.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 27, 2015, 10:50:59 PM
How good of a job do you want? If all you care for is popping out the dent, I had Donnie - on Cornaga-  do it for free.

oh nice. you know him?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on May 27, 2015, 10:52:34 PM

oh nice. you know him?
He was my Mechanic when I lived there, so could be he won't do it for free. But I doubt he'd charge you much.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on May 28, 2015, 12:07:36 AM
oh nice. you know him?
Donnys a great mechanic. Cornaga/Beach 21. But he's not a body shop. Although if it's an easy bang out he may be able to do it.

If you want a good body shop Id suggest Phils on Broadway in Hewlett. They do nice work. If it's a small job and your paying cash, they'll cut you a deal.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 28, 2015, 12:25:34 AM
Donnys a great mechanic. Cornaga/Beach 21. But he's not a body shop. Although if it's an easy bang out he may be able to do it.

If you want a good body shop Id suggest Phils on Broadway in Hewlett. They do nice work. If it's a small job and your paying cash, they'll cut you a deal.
Fun fact/trivia question about Donny (who, btw, is a great and honest mechanic):
 Anyone know why his repair shop is called DMV?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on May 28, 2015, 12:32:36 AM
Fun fact/trivia question about Donny (who, btw, is a great and honest mechanic):
 Anyone know why his repair shop is called DMV?
Yes. Was supposed to be D&V for Donny & Vinny.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 28, 2015, 12:45:35 AM
Yes. Was supposed to be D&V for Donny & Vinny.
Yup! They ordered a sign and came with that mistake, so they left it...  :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 28, 2015, 12:54:30 AM
lol. thanks for the suggestions
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 28, 2015, 08:57:38 AM
i have used precision several times and always very happy.  Although for a small dent it might be cheaper to go elsewhere. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MeToo on June 12, 2015, 01:53:30 PM
Seasons Express is giving free Icees on M"S/Sunday (6/13-6/14)
email icee613seasons@gmail.com for a coupon
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MAJ on June 15, 2015, 04:14:44 PM
anyone know of a local place to a massage?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 21, 2015, 10:07:34 AM
PSA:
I used the atm at the chase branch on Rockaway (in the staples/best buy parking lot) for the first time and started getting fraud charges the next day. Don't know if it's related but be cautious.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 21, 2015, 12:29:58 PM
PSA:
I used the atm at the chase branch on Rockaway (in the staples/best buy parking lot) for the first time and started getting fraud charges the next day. Don't know if it's related but be cautious.

That sounds very strange. Then again, there are always strange people hanging out there.  :o
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on June 21, 2015, 01:53:32 PM
That sounds very strange. Then again, there are always strange people hanging out there.  :o
This is the 5towns/ Far Rockaway thread isn't it? 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on June 21, 2015, 03:43:07 PM
This is the 5towns/ Far Rockaway thread isn't it? 

It's Lawrence.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 24, 2015, 10:30:56 AM
Ate at Mike's Burgers this week and while the burgers were amazing, I felt mislead by their empanadas.

>> Mini Empanadas
Truffle Mayo & Capers

I would have expected this to have some sort of meat in it and instead got empanadas filled with Sweet potato. It was not bad but I would not have gotten it if I would have known it was vegetarian.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on June 24, 2015, 11:56:42 AM
Ate at Mike's Burgers this week and while the burgers were amazing, I felt mislead by their empanadas.

>> Mini Empanadas
Truffle Mayo & Capers

I would have expected this to have some sort of meat in it and instead got empanadas filled with Sweet potato. It was not bad but I would not have gotten it if I would have known it was vegetarian.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empanada
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on June 24, 2015, 11:59:36 AM
Ate at Mike's Burgers this week and while the burgers were amazing, I felt mislead by their empanadas.

>> Mini Empanadas
Truffle Mayo & Capers

I would have expected this to have some sort of meat in it and instead got empanadas filled with Sweet potato. It was not bad but I would not have gotten it if I would have known it was vegetarian.
Had the same experience but was our fault for not inquiring as to what is in the empanadas. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on June 24, 2015, 06:11:16 PM
Any update on Amsterdam Burger opening?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on June 24, 2015, 07:04:08 PM
Any update on Amsterdam Burger opening?

Looked in there the other day and they hadn't even started work
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on June 24, 2015, 07:32:18 PM
What about the old King David place? Any opening date yet?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Tzafnas Paneach on July 09, 2015, 12:28:48 PM
What would be good date places near five town or far Rockaway?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on July 09, 2015, 12:40:18 PM
What would be good date places near five town or far Rockaway?
You need to be more specific what type of place you are looking for. Maybe try posting in the dating thread.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 09, 2015, 01:12:37 PM
You need to be more specific what type of place you are looking for. Maybe try posting in the dating thread.
+1
Near 5 towns includes a big part of the NY area, if you post in the dating thread you'll get help from many NYers who don't come to the 5 towns thread.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mena613 on July 27, 2015, 11:23:21 AM

Looking for a basement to rent for myself my wife and 5 month old baby, for a 10 day visit, anyone know of anything around NY area ? 5 towns, borough park...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 27, 2015, 11:43:04 AM
Looking for a basement to rent for myself my wife and 5 month old baby, for a 10 day visit, anyone know of anything around NY area ? 5 towns, borough park...
For 5T & Far Rock try:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FiveTownsShuls/info?tab=s
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Shmelly on July 29, 2015, 04:14:30 PM
Anyone have a painter they can recommend in the 5 towns? I am looking to paint 3 rooms plus repaint the kitchen cabinets.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on August 04, 2015, 09:30:06 AM
Anyone know somewhere that I can get a hat cleaned?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moka on August 04, 2015, 11:13:03 AM
Where can I get travel meals?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 04, 2015, 11:16:29 AM
Where can I get travel meals?

I think Seasons offers this.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: moka on August 04, 2015, 01:29:06 PM
I think Seasons offers this.
does gourmet glatt offer?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on August 04, 2015, 01:30:39 PM
Yes through chap a nosh
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 17, 2015, 09:42:04 AM
Which restaurants/cafes are open the latest in 5T?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Geshmakeh Chulent Fresser on August 17, 2015, 09:46:45 AM
Which restaurants/cafes are open the latest in 5T?

Sushitokes is open to 1:00 am.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 17, 2015, 09:58:47 AM

Sushitokes is open to 1:00 am.

Thanks. Anyone know of anything else open late?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: momo on August 17, 2015, 11:36:23 AM
Thanks. Anyone know of anything else open late?
Mikes Burgers 11pm. I believe Ahuva's Grill Express, and Prime Bistro areopen til 11, as well.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: doodley on August 17, 2015, 02:30:56 PM
Which restaurants/cafes are open the latest in 5T?
holy schnitzel on central Ave
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on August 20, 2015, 08:32:25 AM
Need to order several platters of wraps, sushi and large bowls of salads for a business lunch in Cedarhurst any recommendations?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on August 20, 2015, 08:57:55 AM
Need to order several platters of wraps, sushi and large bowls of salads for a business lunch in Cedarhurst any recommendations?
QCumbers- 566 Central Avenue - 516-295-8910
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on August 20, 2015, 09:06:26 AM
QCumbers- 566 Central Avenue - 516-295-8910
Ty, better than the sunflower cafe or Central Perk?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: shmueli2007 on August 20, 2015, 09:21:18 AM
I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT MIKES GRILL IS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN SINCE SLICED BREAD
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on August 20, 2015, 09:22:37 AM
I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT MIKES GRILL IS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN SINCE SLICED BREAD
And by Mikes Grill do you mean Mikes Burgers?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 20, 2015, 09:26:01 AM
And by Mikes Grill do you mean Mikes Burgers?

That Lamb Burger. Yum.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 20, 2015, 09:40:59 AM
Ty, better than the sunflower cafe or Central Perk?

I like sunflower...especially their sushi
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 20, 2015, 09:41:24 AM
That Lamb Burger. Yum.

patties are a little thin but taste good.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on August 20, 2015, 05:27:24 PM
Any update on Amsterdam Burger opening? Way past original estimation for opening. Is it still planned to open at some point?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 05, 2015, 10:20:56 PM
Last night I went to the new restaurant right next door to Mikes Burgers. I forget the name.

It's a fast food smokehouse type place. Same owner as Carlos & Gabbys.

I got the $21 platter where you choose 2 meats/chickens and 2 sides. I got the burnt ends and bulled beef.

Cole slaw and mashed potatoes were pretty good as was the pulled beef.

But the burnt ends....OMG!!! Amazing!! Had a layer of fat that was like butter. Mmmmmm....been dreaming of it all day.

Wasn't a ton of food overall but those burnt ends were 11/10 IMO.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 05, 2015, 10:27:51 PM
Last night I went to the new restaurant right next door to Mikes Burgers. I forget the name.

It's a fast food smokehouse type place. Same owner as Carlos & Gabbys.

I got the $21 platter where you choose 2 meats/chickens and 2 sides. I got the burnt ends and bulled beef.

Cole slaw and mashed potatoes were pretty good as was the pulled beef.

But the burnt ends....OMG!!! Amazing!! Had a layer of fat that was like butter. Mmmmmm....been dreaming of it all day.

Wasn't a ton of food overall but those burnt ends were 11/10 IMO.

Really?? I went there and was completely underwhelmed. I ordered the burnt ends too and it was pretty much plain (bad) brisket. Chicken wings were terrible, rubbery and bland. The only decent thing I had there was the brisket chili. Maybe they stepped up their game since I was there.

It's called graze btw.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: HowYaDoin on November 05, 2015, 10:46:07 PM
Really?? I went there and was completely underwhelmed. I ordered the burnt ends too and it was pretty much plain (bad) brisket. Chicken wings were terrible, rubbery and bland. The only decent thing I had there was the brisket chili. Maybe they stepped up their game since I was there.

It's called graze btw.

Had their pulled brisket sandwich a couple of days ago...very solid
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: justaregularguy on November 06, 2015, 12:27:11 AM
Last night I went to the new restaurant right next door to Mikes Burgers. I forget the name.

It's a fast food smokehouse type place. Same owner as Carlos & Gabbys.

I got the $21 platter where you choose 2 meats/chickens and 2 sides. I got the burnt ends and bulled beef.

Cole slaw and mashed potatoes were pretty good as was the pulled beef.

But the burnt ends....OMG!!! Amazing!! Had a layer of fat that was like butter. Mmmmmm....been dreaming of it all day.

Wasn't a ton of food overall but those burnt ends were 11/10 IMO.
wow really?? hes got uppercrust too no?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 06, 2015, 07:48:50 AM
Last night I went to the new restaurant right next door to Mikes Burgers. I forget the name.

It's a fast food smokehouse type place. Same owner as Carlos & Gabbys.

I got the $21 platter where you choose 2 meats/chickens and 2 sides. I got the burnt ends and bulled beef.

Cole slaw and mashed potatoes were pretty good as was the pulled beef.

But the burnt ends....OMG!!! Amazing!! Had a layer of fat that was like butter. Mmmmmm....been dreaming of it all day.

Wasn't a ton of food overall but those burnt ends were 11/10 IMO.

First person I get a positive review from. Interesting.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on November 06, 2015, 07:58:23 AM
Can someone add a wiki to this thread?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 06, 2015, 12:37:04 PM
Can someone add a wiki to this thread?
Go for it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 06, 2015, 03:52:06 PM
Had their pulled brisket sandwich a couple of days ago...very solid

i guess i got spoiled by izzys and what i can do at home.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 06, 2015, 03:53:27 PM
i guess i got spoiled by izzys and what i can do at home.

Many people that have Izzy experience, are comparing it to Greys and dont have the friendliest of things to say about it.  ::)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 06, 2015, 03:55:50 PM
Many people that have Izzy experience, are comparing it to Graze and dont have the friendliest of things to say about it.  ::)

FTFY....dictating? ;D

friendliest things to say about which?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 06, 2015, 04:00:40 PM
FTFY....dictating? ;D

friendliest things to say about which?

Lol. Graze is failing big time in comparison.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 06, 2015, 04:03:29 PM
Lol. Graze is failing big time in comparison.
The place opening where king david was is supposed to be a smoke house. they are significantly delayed because the permits to open a smoke house are supposedly hard to get. If graze opened so quickly, they must be doing something other than real smoking.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 06, 2015, 04:04:59 PM
The place opening where king david was is supposed to be a smoke house. they are significantly delayed because the permits to open a smoke house are supposedly hard to get. If graze opened so quickly, they must be doing something other than real smoking.

Complaints I have heard:

Way too small portion sizes
Side dishes are not good
For take out/fast food > Way too expensive
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on November 09, 2015, 11:34:17 AM
I had a very meh experience at graze.  It is pretty expensive and nothing I cant do at home.  Comparing to izzy's is just silly, this place doesnt come close.  The best things on the menu that I had (and I tasted almost everything) was the chili, bacon, and the maple chicken. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on November 09, 2015, 11:40:51 AM
I had a very meh experience at graze.  It is pretty expensive and nothing I cant do at home.  Comparing to izzy's is just silly, this place doesnt come close.  The best things on the menu that I had (and I tasted almost everything) was the chili, bacon, and the maple chicken. 

Agree

pretty average overall
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 23, 2015, 03:26:29 PM
which place has the most positive reviews?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on November 23, 2015, 03:32:43 PM
which place has the most positive reviews?
Thats a pretty vague question but Ill share my opinions.

For nice dairy I like upper crust and coffee bar
fast food: mikes burgers
midrange: Traditions
expensive: Bistro (id rather eat in most manhattan restaurants but if you need to stay local then its a good upscale option)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 23, 2015, 03:35:33 PM
Thats a pretty vague question but Ill share my opinions.

For nice dairy I like upper crust and coffee bar
fast food: mikes burgers
midrange: Traditions
expensive: Bistro (id rather eat in most manhattan restaurants but if you need to stay local then its a good upscale option)
i should have been more specific, you are right
looking for sit down meat. i love traditions but would be open to fancier. ate at bistro a few years ago and wasnt so impressed so right now im leaning towards traditions
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 23, 2015, 03:36:35 PM
i should have been more specific, you are right
looking for sit down meat. i love traditions but would be open to fancier. ate at bistro a few years ago and wasnt so impressed so right now im leaning towards traditions

People like bistro a lot actually. TBH most people say its a lot of fun to just get some cocktails and have a bunch of appetizers.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on November 23, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
i should have been more specific, you are right
looking for sit down meat. i love traditions but would be open to fancier. ate at bistro a few years ago and wasnt so impressed so right now im leaning towards traditions
Traditions is great but Bistro is better than it was a few years ago.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 23, 2015, 06:19:55 PM
Traditions is great but Bistro is better than it was a few years ago.

and the prices increased to prove it
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on November 24, 2015, 10:11:59 AM
People like bistro a lot actually. TBH most people say its a lot of fun to just get some cocktails and have a bunch of appetizers.
I like it too, just dont think it stands up to many Manhattan restaurants and the prices are just as high if not higher. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 24, 2015, 11:04:04 AM

I like it too, just dont think it stands up to many Manhattan restaurants and the prices are just as high if not higher.

I find the prices to be high. The food is good, although the steaks are not nearly as good as many Manhattan restaurants.

Other than bistro and traditions, the only other sit down flieshigs are Chosen and Ahuvas Grill (the one on peninsula). Brasserie Halevi is closed.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 24, 2015, 11:11:46 AM
I find the prices to be high. The food is good, although the steaks are not nearly as good as many Manhattan restaurants.

Other than bistro and traditions, the only other sit down flieshigs are Chosen and Ahuvas Grill (the one on peninsula). Brasserie Halevi is closed.
Word on the street is that someone is opening a DogHouse-type place by Brasserie Halevi
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 24, 2015, 01:51:25 PM
Anyone know of a local place that you pay to go down to the DMV to register your car for you? I think there was a place in Inwood called Franks that did it, but I think they moved/changed names and I can't find any info. Thanks.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 24, 2015, 03:16:26 PM
On doughty Blvd off of sheradin
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 24, 2015, 03:30:25 PM
On doughty Blvd off of sheradin
Where? And what's it called?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 24, 2015, 03:34:07 PM
Where? And what's it called?
Franks. 433 Doughty Blvd. 516-984-3205
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 24, 2015, 04:05:30 PM
Franks. 433 Doughty Blvd. 516-984-3205
Got it, thank you. Do you know how long they take to get it done?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 24, 2015, 07:51:12 PM
Got it, thank you. Do you know how long they take to get it done?
When I used them a few years ago (when they were still in FR) I think it took 2 days.
But why don't you just go to the DMV yourself? If you make an appointment (on their website) when you check in (by scanning the emailed barcode on your cellphone), you are called up immediately.
I recently had to go to the DMV. I waited around for about an hour and still had a long time until my number. So I logged onto the DMV website and made an appointment for the next day. Then I saw that I could make an appointment for the same day, 20 minutes later. I immediately got an email confirmation. I go to the entrance, scan it, ticket prints out, and right away I hear my new number being called (even though I was about 20 minutes early but I guess it goes by when I check in, not when the official appointment is). Was really cool.
When you're done, don't forget to send me the $$ that you otherwise would have wasted with Frank's (or better yet, give it to a local yeshiva or other worthy tzedaka) ;) :D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 24, 2015, 09:14:13 PM
When I used them a few years ago (when they were still in FR) I think it took 2 days.
But why don't you just go to the DMV yourself? If you make an appointment (on their website) when you check in (by scanning the emailed barcode on your cellphone), you are called up immediately.
I recently had to go to the DMV. I waited around for about an hour and still had a long time until my number. So I logged onto the DMV website and made an appointment for the next day. Then I saw that I could make an appointment for the same day, 20 minutes later. I immediately got an email confirmation. I go to the entrance, scan it, ticket prints out, and right away I hear my new number being called (even though I was about 20 minutes early but I guess it goes by when I check in, not when the official appointment is). Was really cool.
When you're done, don't forget to send me the $$ that you otherwise would have wasted with Frank's (or better yet, give it to a local yeshiva or other worthy tzedaka) ;) :D
Lol, thanks. The reason why it's worth it is because I'd rather not sit in line forever there. Two days won't work though for me because since Thanksgiving is Thursday, if i bring my stuff to Frank's tomorrow, I wont get my registration till Monday, and I cant wait that long. Guess Im doing it myself. Thanks for the tip though - I just made an appointment for tomorrow, should save me some time :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 24, 2015, 09:20:51 PM
Lol, thanks. The reason why it's worth it is because I'd rather not sit in line forever there. Two days won't work though for me because since Thanksgiving is Thursday, if i bring my stuff to Frank's tomorrow, I wont get my registration till Monday, and I cant wait that long. Guess Im doing it myself. Thanks for the tip though - I just made an appointment for tomorrow, should save me some time :)
you can also go to any other DMV on LI. lines are significantly shorter
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 24, 2015, 09:24:51 PM
you can also go to any other DMV on LI. lines are significantly shorter
Even if I make an appointment?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 24, 2015, 09:44:50 PM
Even if I make an appointment?
Forget an appointment, just go to Garden City, you'll be in and out.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 24, 2015, 09:51:13 PM
Forget an appointment, just go to Garden City, you'll be in and out.
foolish advice. Especially at the end of the month when the DMV is generally much busier. Worse case, you'll have two numbers (like I did). Also, why travel 30 min each way when Springfield gardens is right here?
And like I said, within 30 seconds of me checking in (scanning my barcode and getting a ticket) my number was called.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 24, 2015, 09:54:10 PM
Lol, thanks. The reason why it's worth it is because I'd rather not sit in line forever there. Two days won't work though for me because since Thanksgiving is Thursday, if i bring my stuff to Frank's tomorrow, I wont get my registration till Monday, and I cant wait that long. Guess Im doing it myself. Thanks for the tip though - I just made an appointment for tomorrow, should save me some time :)
Call Frank's first thing tomorrow morning and ask them. It may depend on the time of day you bring in the documents, what you need done, if they have other clients to go for, etc.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 25, 2015, 12:12:57 PM
foolish advice. Especially at the end of the month when the DMV is generally much busier. Worse case, you'll have two numbers (like I did). Also, why travel 30 min each way when Springfield gardens is right here?
And like I said, within 30 seconds of me checking in (scanning my barcode and getting a ticket) my number was called.
WOW!! I owe you big! I made an appointment last night for 9:30 this morning. Walked in at 9:47, there were tons  of people there. I scanned my appointment barcode at 9:47 and got called 90 seconds later at 9:49. Was out of there with my new registration and plates 13 minutes later!!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 25, 2015, 12:43:56 PM
WOW!! I owe you big! I made an appointment last night for 9:30 this morning. Walked in at 9:47, there were tons  of people there. I scanned my appointment barcode at 9:47 and got called 90 seconds later at 9:49. Was out of there with my new registration and plates 13 minutes later!!
I'm glad it worked out.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 25, 2015, 12:55:05 PM
I'm glad it worked out.
Yup, thank you.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 25, 2015, 01:05:49 PM
Yup, thank you.
Of course you could have paid Frank to do the work for you or schlep out on the island to another DMV (where there will still be lines being that it is the end of the month and the eve of a holiday) and kill your entire morning :-X
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 25, 2015, 01:32:29 PM
Of course you could have paid Frank to do the work for you or schlep out on the island to another DMV (where there will still be lines being that it is the end of the month and the eve of a holiday) and kill your entire morning :-X
Yup, I'm with you. Really good to know for the future.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on November 29, 2015, 09:49:58 AM
Anyone know any cheap local places to remove (or reduce) the tint on car windows?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 04, 2015, 10:51:19 AM
Anyone know a place I can buy GBP in the five towns?  I don't have time to order it at a bank, takes at least 1-2 business days.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on December 15, 2015, 02:24:56 AM
Looking to junk (or donate) an old car. I hear that metal is pretty low now, but anyone know of any places that'll pay more than ~$100? It's my only quote, but it seems kinda low...
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on December 15, 2015, 07:18:23 AM
Looking to junk (or donate) an old car. I hear that metal is pretty low now, but anyone know of any places that'll pay more than ~$100? It's my only quote, but it seems kinda low...

Try Donnie on cornaga and b21
718-337-4000
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on December 15, 2015, 08:00:19 AM
Try Donnie on cornaga and b21
718-337-4000
The $100 quote was from him.  :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 15, 2015, 09:00:15 AM
Looking to junk (or donate) an old car. I hear that metal is pretty low now, but anyone know of any places that'll pay more than ~$100? It's my only quote, but it seems kinda low...

would you get a better rate donating it?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 24, 2015, 05:43:35 PM
anywhere local I can get fitted for contacts?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 24, 2015, 05:44:10 PM
anywhere local I can get fitted for contacts?

Costco?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 24, 2015, 05:49:07 PM
Costco?

they actually fit them there?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 24, 2015, 05:50:43 PM
they actually fit them there?

Actually not sure on that. Sorry. I know you can order them via Costco.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 24, 2015, 05:54:20 PM
Contacts Am ha-Aretz here.

You have to get fitted? Dont you just get a prescription and they are all the same?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 24, 2015, 05:58:56 PM
Actually not sure on that. Sorry. I know you can order them via Costco.

 i'll call them up. thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 24, 2015, 05:59:15 PM
Contacts Am ha-Aretz here.

You have to get fitted? Dont you just get a prescription and they are all the same?

people have different shaped eyes
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 24, 2015, 06:04:13 PM
I would think theres standard and custom.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 24, 2015, 06:06:13 PM
I would think theres standard and custom.
everyone has different shaped and sized eyes

ftfm
http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/contact-lenses.htm
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on December 24, 2015, 06:20:13 PM
Dr. Nathan shor on b 9th
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on December 24, 2015, 07:13:30 PM
anywhere local I can get fitted for contacts?
Dr. Stuart Rappaport at Central Vision Care is extremely helpful and patient with this, not sure about cost though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on December 24, 2015, 07:15:56 PM
ABC (soft) opening next week!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on December 24, 2015, 08:22:25 PM

ABC (soft) opening next week!

Details?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on December 25, 2015, 10:38:44 AM
would you get a better rate donating it?
Yes, that's what I ended up doing.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on December 25, 2015, 11:18:57 AM
Anyone know any non Jewish liquor/wine stores open today?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on December 25, 2015, 11:42:54 AM
Not officially in NY.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on December 28, 2015, 03:53:48 PM
ABC (soft) opening next week!
Any update? Is this actually happening?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on December 28, 2015, 04:11:10 PM
Open for pick up & take out at 5:30 today!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on December 28, 2015, 08:05:12 PM
Open for pick up & take out at 5:30 today!

Nice! Anyone check it out?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 28, 2015, 08:13:29 PM
Open for pick up & take out at 5:30 today!
Nice! Anyone check it out?
Was in Chimmichurri last night and I think that was the last time I will go to a restaurant right after they open.
Good food, stupidly long wait times.  Very disorganized.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 29, 2015, 01:19:19 PM
Was in Chimmichurri last night and I think that was the last time I will go to a restaurant right after they open.
Good food, stupidly long wait times.  Very disorganized.
I had the same experience.  Really long wait.  They told me that its because they are serving everything really fresh and made to order sop while I am sure they will get faster as they go they might never be a quick restaurant.  I am not a big fan of chicken and still have to say that it was pretty good.  My wife and friends all love the food.  I would suggest that in the future call in your order ahead of time.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 29, 2015, 11:28:19 PM
anyone know what this is?

https://www.facebook.com/TheHickoryBBQ/timeline
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 30, 2015, 12:32:55 AM
they actually fit them there?
Yes, but you need to make an appointment.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on December 30, 2015, 09:37:57 AM

Open for pick up & take out at 5:30 today!

Phone number?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 30, 2015, 10:30:19 AM
anyone know what this is?

https://www.facebook.com/TheHickoryBBQ/timeline

I've had them at a couple events I've gone to. Solid.
He does events, driving all his BBQ, smokers etc...to the location. Kind of like Wandering Que, just don't know how far out he goes.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on December 30, 2015, 03:08:25 PM
I've had them at a couple events I've gone to. Solid.
He does events, driving all his BBQ, smokers etc...to the location. Kind of like Wandering Que, just don't know how far out he goes.
I think you can also order for Shabbos with delivery in 5towns and Queens
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on January 03, 2016, 07:13:25 PM
Nice! Anyone check it out?
At ABC. About 40 minute wait but YUM.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 03, 2016, 07:19:28 PM
At ABC. About 40 minute wait but YUM.

Compared to Mikes?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on January 03, 2016, 07:26:25 PM
Compared to Mikes?
Went to Mikes once. Never been to ABC  in city. This is sit down waiter service. Had mug of cauliflower soup, breakfast burger, BBQ pulled beef sandwich, French fries peanut butter mousse, laurel sweet tea and mint lemonade. Only complaint was maybe the burger was a drop over done. But still yum. Mikes is more fast food. Wait for order and then sit down. Also good.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 03, 2016, 07:38:32 PM
Went to Mikes once. Never been to ABC  in city. This is sit down waiter service. Had mug of cauliflower soup, breakfast burger, BBQ pulled beef sandwich, French fries peanut butter mousse, laurel sweet tea and mint lemonade. Only complaint was maybe the burger was a drop over done. But still yum. Mikes is more fast food. Wait for order and then sit down. Also good.

Not liking the 40min wait.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on January 03, 2016, 08:00:54 PM
Not liking the 40min wait.
It went by really fast.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 03, 2016, 08:05:44 PM
It went by really fast.

 ???

Maybe you had a fun crowd around but either way, 40min at a burger place seems waaaay too long.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 05, 2016, 02:18:58 PM
Carlos and Gabbys is getting worse and worse

Holy Shnitzel is the best fast food in the 5 towns in my opinion.

Traditions is the best delicatessen in the 5 towns.

Agree with all of the above, almost a year later.  I recently ordered a Main & Melbourne and a Cedarhurst to pickup. The lady on the phone said your order will be $28 dollars and change. I was so taken aback that's with nothing else on the order! I said forget it...Went to holy shnitzel got 2 sandwiches, was 20 and change...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on January 05, 2016, 02:26:51 PM
Agree with all of the above, almost a year later.  I recently ordered a Main & Melbourne and a Cedarhurst to pickup. The lady on the phone said your order will be $28 dollars and change. I was so taken aback that's with nothing else on the order! I said forget it...Went to holy shnitzel got 2 sandwiches, was 20 and change...
I know C&G in Queens recently raised their prices I guess it hit the 5 towns as well
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on January 05, 2016, 03:11:20 PM
Went to Mikes once. Never been to ABC  in city. This is sit down waiter service. Had mug of cauliflower soup, breakfast burger, BBQ pulled beef sandwich, French fries peanut butter mousse, laurel sweet tea and mint lemonade. Only complaint was maybe the burger was a drop over done. But still yum. Mikes is more fast food. Wait for order and then sit down. Also good.
In the city, both times I was there, they didn't allow me to request my burger cooked medium.  Apparently they only do it well done.  That reason alone turned me off from the place.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Shmelly on January 05, 2016, 04:36:02 PM
Was in Chimmichurri last night and I think that was the last time I will go to a restaurant right after they open.
Good food, stupidly long wait times.  Very disorganized.
I had a very different experience. I was there for the first time Sunday night around 6:30 and the place was packed. There were 8-10 people ahead of me on line but I got to the front and ordered within 5 minutes. I went out to my car to wait for my food, cane back in less than 10 minutes later, and it was already waiting on the counter for me.

And the food... my god. I don't think I've ever been so impressed with food from a fast food style place. I had the charcoal chicken, the steak fries, and the portugese rice bowl, and everything was absolutely delicious, reasonably priced, and incredibly unique. After one experience I couldn't recommend more.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on January 05, 2016, 04:41:01 PM
I had a very different experience. I was there for the first time Sunday night around 6:30 and the place was packed. There were 8-10 people ahead of me on line but I got to the front and ordered within 5 minutes. I went out to my car to wait for my food, cane back in less than 10 minutes later, and it was already waiting on the counter for me.

And the food... my god. I don't think I've ever been so impressed with food from a fast food style place. I had the charcoal chicken, the steak fries, and the portugese rice bowl, and everything was absolutely delicious, reasonably priced, and incredibly unique. After one experience I couldn't recommend more.
Glad to hear.. will go back.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 05, 2016, 05:55:53 PM
I had a very different experience. I was there for the first time Sunday night around 6:30 and the place was packed. There were 8-10 people ahead of me on line but I got to the front and ordered within 5 minutes. I went out to my car to wait for my food, cane back in less than 10 minutes later, and it was already waiting on the counter for me.

And the food... my god. I don't think I've ever been so impressed with food from a fast food style place. I had the charcoal chicken, the steak fries, and the portugese rice bowl, and everything was absolutely delicious, reasonably priced, and incredibly unique. After one experience I couldn't recommend more.

Can you sit down there?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 05, 2016, 06:00:35 PM
Can you sit down there?
Yes
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 05, 2016, 06:04:29 PM
I had a very different experience. I was there for the first time Sunday night around 6:30 and the place was packed. There were 8-10 people ahead of me on line but I got to the front and ordered within 5 minutes. I went out to my car to wait for my food, cane back in less than 10 minutes later, and it was already waiting on the counter for me.

And the food... my god. I don't think I've ever been so impressed with food from a fast food style place. I had the charcoal chicken, the steak fries, and the portugese rice bowl, and everything was absolutely delicious, reasonably priced, and incredibly unique. After one experience I couldn't recommend more.
What is portugese rice bowl? was it like yellow rice? I was there they only had one type rice was yellowish and nothing special, onion rings was very oily the batter, too bad they were out of portuguese chicken soup and was before 7 PM
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 07, 2016, 09:20:50 AM
I had a very different experience. I was there for the first time Sunday night around 6:30 and the place was packed. There were 8-10 people ahead of me on line but I got to the front and ordered within 5 minutes. I went out to my car to wait for my food, cane back in less than 10 minutes later, and it was already waiting on the counter for me.

And the food... my god. I don't think I've ever been so impressed with food from a fast food style place. I had the charcoal chicken, the steak fries, and the portugese rice bowl, and everything was absolutely delicious, reasonably priced, and incredibly unique. After one experience I couldn't recommend more.
maybe on busier nights (like a Sunday) they can make the chicken before you order it knowing that someone will be ordering it.  But on other nights they are only making it to order which adds a lot of waiting time.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 07, 2016, 09:24:27 AM
maybe on busier nights (like a Sunday) they can make the chicken before you order it knowing that someone will be ordering it.  But on other nights they are only making it to order which adds a lot of waiting time.
I went last night around 8:45. Place was fairly empty and our order was ready in well under 10 minutes. We got the fried chicken and charcoal chicken. I havent had such good fried chicken since KD closed.

Went back for the chicken fingers (I think they call them tenders) and they were ok but not as good as the one on the bone for some reason.

Guy at the counter tried to push the rice bowl guaranteeing that we'll like it, but we didnt get it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 11, 2016, 08:27:04 PM
Did ABC tonight:

Aussie Burger and Pulled Beef Sandwich. Both tasted good and were ready for pickup within 10 minutes which I liked.

Conclusion: Good but not good enough at a price-point of close to $17 a sandwich.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 13, 2016, 05:07:03 PM
Anyone have any good Prime Bistro suggestions?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 13, 2016, 05:10:17 PM
Anyone have any good Prime Bistro suggestions?

I hear the steak salad is very good and they have some very good appetizers.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 18, 2016, 07:36:04 PM
Anyone know of a place that can fix my poor phone screen? :'(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 19, 2016, 08:59:55 AM
Anyone know of a place that can fix my poor phone screen? :'(

http://www.ikure.net/

Next to the Hewlett Fire Department.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 19, 2016, 08:39:59 PM
http://www.ikure.net/

Next to the Hewlett Fire Department.
Do they do Androids?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 20, 2016, 02:33:44 PM
Do they do Androids?

not sure, just give a friendly call.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 22, 2016, 09:19:50 AM
Brach's rumor update: KRM is moving in.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on January 22, 2016, 12:52:26 PM
Brach's rumor update: KRM is moving in.

I heard similar

any idea when this would happen? my guess based on lack of of items in the store is soon.

would be awesome if it did work out.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 22, 2016, 12:57:58 PM
I heard similar

any idea when this would happen? my guess based on lack of of items in the store is soon.

would be awesome if it did work out.

Yup, seems imminent. Was crazy empty, was only able to get 6 out of the 12 things I needed (again)
If/when it happens, talk about end of an era...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on January 22, 2016, 12:58:57 PM
yeah shelves were really empty this week.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on January 22, 2016, 01:06:35 PM
What is KRM
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 22, 2016, 01:10:31 PM
What is KRM
http://bfy.tw/3rkG
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 24, 2016, 07:13:30 AM
Brach's rumor update: KRM is moving in.
Confirmed by my uncle who works in Brach's.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on January 24, 2016, 07:16:15 AM
Confirmed by my uncle who works in Brach's.
I wonder if they'll change their hechsherim.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 24, 2016, 09:57:01 AM
Brach's rumor update: KRM is moving in.
So Brach's is closing and KRM is opening in their location?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 24, 2016, 10:11:26 AM
So Brach's is closing and KRM is opening in their location?
It sounded more like KRM bought out Brach's.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on January 24, 2016, 11:25:17 AM
It sounded more like KRM bought out Brach's.

Yea, Heard the same. I wonder with what they could do better as Brachs
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 24, 2016, 11:27:01 AM
Yea, Heard the same. I wonder with what they could do better as Brachs
Brach's prices, while cheapest in the 5 towns, is still not KRM prices. I wonder if they can go that way. KRM also has much larger selection.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on January 24, 2016, 11:30:14 AM
In BP they own their building for many years, one of the reasons they could be cheap
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 24, 2016, 04:24:11 PM
Confirmed by my uncle who works in Brach's.
Clarification: he has a few offers, KRM is one of them. It's not final yet.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on January 24, 2016, 06:09:37 PM
Confirmed by my uncle who works in Brach's.
Who's your uncle?
Clarification: he has a few offers, KRM is one of them. It's not final yet.
Who are the other offers?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 24, 2016, 07:34:39 PM
Who's your uncle?
Maybe start by asking who I am? :P

Who are the other offers?
Dunno, my uncle was very vague.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on January 24, 2016, 11:02:53 PM
Who's your uncle?Who are the other offers?

Probably krm, pomegranate , or evergreen
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on January 25, 2016, 07:20:38 AM
Maybe start by asking who I am?Dunno, my uncle was very vague.
Lol. S.H.A.D.Y.
Probably krm, pomegranate , or evergreen
Oy. So sad. Brachs is probably one of the biggest chesed pumping businesses/organizations in FR/FT. Although I'm sure the others are chesed doers as well, this is a big blow to the community
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 25, 2016, 08:48:59 AM
Lol. S.H.A.D.Y.Oy. So sad. Brachs is probably one of the biggest chesed pumping businesses/organizations in FR/FT. Although I'm sure the others are chesed doers as well, this is a big blow to the community

GG seems to have their name on every event.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 25, 2016, 09:13:13 AM
GG seems to have their name on every event.
Lol. S.H.A.D.Y.Oy. So sad. Brachs is probably one of the biggest chesed pumping businesses/organizations in FR/FT. Although I'm sure the others are chesed doers as well, this is a big blow to the community

They both do lots of chesed, and I'm sure whomever comes in will follow suit. Now that that's settled...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 25, 2016, 09:29:30 AM
They both do lots of chesed, and I'm sure whomever comes in will follow suit. Now that that's settled...

Lol
BTW I'm pretty sure pom and evergreen are the same owner
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 25, 2016, 09:37:42 AM
Lol
BTW I'm pretty sure pom and evergreen are the same owner

Which is interesting, if true. They have completely different business models.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on January 25, 2016, 11:19:01 AM
Lol
BTW I'm pretty sure pom and evergreen are the same owner
They are
Which is interesting, if true. They have completely different business models.
Attracting different clientele.  Why not make money wherever they can.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 25, 2016, 12:10:08 PM
They areAttracting different clientele.  Why not make money wherever they can.

Of course. I understand their different approach based on location and clientele, just saying.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on January 25, 2016, 12:31:55 PM
Lol
BTW I'm pretty sure pom and evergreen are the same owner
I heard he's having problems in both business.

Also heard evergreen backed out of Lakewood
They areAttracting different clientele.  Why not make money wherever they can.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 25, 2016, 12:34:19 PM
I heard he's having problems in both business.

Also heard evergreen backed out of Lakewood

My mom goes to pom sometimes and always complains how the quality went down
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on January 25, 2016, 01:43:46 PM
Lol
BTW I'm pretty sure pom and evergreen are the same owner

It's not same owners
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on February 02, 2016, 03:37:55 PM
Official. Brach's closing May 1.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on February 02, 2016, 04:28:18 PM
who is officially taking over?

are they going to be stocked till then?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on February 02, 2016, 04:41:11 PM
who is officially taking over?

are they going to be stocked till then?

I have no other info. Rumor still has it that KRM is coming in.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on February 03, 2016, 08:38:47 AM
http://www.newsday.com/business/kosher-supermarket-to-close-127-workers-to-face-layoffs-1.11421214
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 03, 2016, 10:55:07 AM
:'(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E R K on February 11, 2016, 08:24:30 PM
I have no other info. Rumor still has it that KRM is coming in.

It's official.

http://www.thejewishstar.com/stories/Brachs-quits-making-way-for-KRM,6800
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 11, 2016, 10:07:24 PM

It's official.

http://www.thejewishstar.com/stories/Brachs-quits-making-way-for-KRM,6800

They are careful to say "it's reported that..." about KRM taking its place
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on February 11, 2016, 10:09:16 PM
They are careful to say "it's reported that..." about KRM taking its place
Yup. Yanky Brach has not officially confirmed anything yet. Neither has KRM.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 12, 2016, 07:05:36 AM
Correct they both happened but I have a very hard time suddenly seeing someone else being the one to take over.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on February 12, 2016, 09:52:50 AM
I love how of all the papers the jewish star keeps coming up with the latest updates...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on February 14, 2016, 09:15:37 PM
Anyone know of a good bookbinder in the 5t?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on February 14, 2016, 11:04:14 PM
Looking for a tenant for a basement apartment in far rockaway, $1,250 mo. Inc. Utilities.  Extra $100 summer mo.

PM me for #
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on February 14, 2016, 11:09:55 PM
Looking for a tenant for a basement apartment in far rockaway, $1,250 mo. Inc. Utilities.  Extra $100 summer mo.

PM me for #
How many bedrooms? What street?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on February 14, 2016, 11:14:24 PM
How many bedrooms? What street?
2
Beach9
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on February 14, 2016, 11:19:15 PM
2
Beach9
Decent size bedrooms and living spaces? I'm not very familiar with the current going prices of apartments in Far Rockaway, but that does sound very reasonable. Is that the going rate, is it a good deal, or is there something about the apartment which brings down the value slightly?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on February 14, 2016, 11:25:24 PM
Decent size bedrooms and living spaces? I'm not very familiar with the current going prices of apartments in Far Rockaway, but that does sound very reasonable. Is that the going rate, is it a good deal, or is there something about the apartment which brings down the value slightly?
No clue. If you want the number of the person offering it you can PM me.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on February 14, 2016, 11:48:01 PM
No clue. If you want the number of the person offering it you can PM me.
Oh sorry, thought it was you. Okay thanks.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on February 15, 2016, 10:36:45 AM
Decent size bedrooms and living spaces? I'm not very familiar with the current going prices of apartments in Far Rockaway, but that does sound very reasonable. Is that the going rate, is it a good deal, or is there something about the apartment which brings down the value slightly?
That is incredibly cheap. You'd be lucky if you found that price in Lakewood.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on February 15, 2016, 10:56:18 AM
That is incredibly cheap. You'd be lucky if you found that price in Lakewood.
...which is why I asked if theres something we don't know which brings down the price.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 15, 2016, 10:58:37 AM
That is incredibly cheap. You'd be lucky if you found that price in Lakewood.
...which is why I asked if theres something we don't know which brings down the price.
Probably that its eensy weensy.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on February 15, 2016, 11:44:00 AM
...which is why I asked if theres something we don't know which brings down the price.
All I know is that my friend just signed a rental agreement and then something came up and he needs to go to Israel for a few months, so his Rav says he needs to find a tenant to take over.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on February 15, 2016, 01:36:06 PM
Looking for a tenant for a basement apartment in far rockaway, $1,250 mo. Inc. Utilities.  Extra $100 summer mo.

PM me for #

Also has washer and dryer
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 17, 2016, 06:37:36 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/02/kosher-pizza-wine-bar-5-towns-cork-slice/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 17, 2016, 08:04:43 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/02/kosher-pizza-wine-bar-5-towns-cork-slice/

Excited to try it out.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 13, 2016, 06:40:04 PM
so what rumors have you heard about those new meters on central?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 13, 2016, 06:41:36 PM
so what rumors have you heard about those new meters on central?

Boy Oh Boy. My Whatsapp groups are exploding...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 13, 2016, 06:43:08 PM
Boy Oh Boy. My Whatsapp groups are exploding...

lol..so is my family group

rumor is that they take pictures and ticket but according to the mayor they don't.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 13, 2016, 06:45:19 PM
lol..so is my family group

rumor is that they take pictures and ticket but according to the mayor they don't.

On a side note, just saw this.

http://www.cedarhurst.gov/news/there-is-hope-for-residents-in-the-flood-zone/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 13, 2016, 06:47:43 PM
On a side note, just saw this.

http://www.cedarhurst.gov/news/there-is-hope-for-residents-in-the-flood-zone/ (http://www.cedarhurst.gov/news/there-is-hope-for-residents-in-the-flood-zone/)

conveniently right before the elections. that is definitely a more important topic than the meters but i still think people are po'ed enough that they will still lose.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 13, 2016, 06:50:34 PM
conveniently right before the elections. that is definitely a more important topic than the meters but i still think people are po'ed enough that they will still lose.

To quote it perfectly from a friend of mine in a whatsapp group:

How convenient that they announced this two days prior to the election, what about having the village vote on whether or not the residents want those stupid meters
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 13, 2016, 06:52:25 PM
To quote it perfectly from a friend of mine in a whatsapp group:

How convenient that they announced this two days prior to the election, what about having the village vote on whether or not the residents want those stupid meters

lol..apparently it was either new meters or higher taxes
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 13, 2016, 07:40:05 PM
Don't have an informed opinion on the new meters, but the open letter by the Mayor in the jewish home this week really made the "store owners of Cederhursts" letter look childish.
 Also gota give Props on the placement right opposite the letter from the store owners of Cederhurst.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 13, 2016, 07:49:40 PM
Don't have an informed opinion on the new meters, but the open letter by the Mayor in the jewish home this week really made the "store owners of Cederhursts" letter look childish.
 Also gota give Props on the placement right opposite the letter from the store owners of Cederhurst.
Their letter was dumb but his didn't address any of the concerns
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 13, 2016, 07:57:04 PM
Their letter was dumb but his didn't address any of the concerns
Cmiiw but their 2 main concerns are that the meters alert meter maids as soon as a meter is out of time and that when a car leaves a spot the meter returns to empty so that the next car doesnt get free time.
 Neither of these seem so drastic, from what I remember,  the meter maids were on top of you minutes after your meter ran out of time even before these new meters were put in.
As for a new car not being able to use the time leftover from the previous car, thats nothing new. In all of nyc its like that with the use of muni meters.
In fact the old meter system kept me from viaiting cederhurst on occasion bc they only took quarters.
I suspect the store owners are upset about something else. Perhaps they used to park their cars in a spot and leave it there all day feeding the meter every 2 hours which they can no longer do.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 13, 2016, 08:07:02 PM
Cmiiw but their 2 main concerns are that the meters alert meter maids as soon as a meter is out of time and that when a car leaves a spot the meter returns to empty so that the next car doesnt get free time.
 Neither of these seem so drastic, from what I remember,  the meter maids were on top of you minutes after your meter ran out of time even before these new meters were put in.
As for a new car not being able to use the time leftover from the previous car, thats nothing new. In all of nyc its like that with the use of muni meters.
In fact the old meter system kept me from viaiting cederhurst on occasion bc they only took quarters.
I suspect the store owners are upset about something else. Perhaps they used to park their cars in a spot and leave it there all day feeding the meter every 2 hours which they can no longer do.

apparently they actually take pictures of the license and mail tickets
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on March 13, 2016, 08:09:20 PM
apparently they actually take pictures of the license and mail tickets
Ooh now that's rishus.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on March 13, 2016, 08:34:00 PM
Is this only going to be on central itself or even in the parking lots ? I.e.: across from dave's or by GG/cvs
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 16, 2016, 09:01:48 AM
So apparently it is illegal for meters to issue tickets in nys so the new meters don't. They do alert the meter maid though
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 16, 2016, 09:03:38 AM
So apparently it is illegal for meters to issue tickets in nys so the new meters don't. They do alert the meter maid though

For now.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on April 19, 2016, 10:39:04 PM
No thread for this, but closest I can think of is the 5 towns thread... New shwarma place opening up in West Hempstead next to Bageltown called Oma's grill

The web site says only open for supper. What hashgacha does it have?

What places are there in Hempstead that are open for lunch? And under which hashgachas?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on April 20, 2016, 06:21:45 PM
The web site says only open for supper. What hashgacha does it have?

What places are there in Hempstead that are open for lunch? And under which hashgachas?

Looks like Oma's Grill closed - https://www.facebook.com/Omasgrill/photos/a.642429112564785.1073741829.545115185629512/674033009404395/?type=3&theater. Seems like Oma's Sushi is opening after Pesach.

There's a bagel store called Bagel Town - https://www.facebook.com/BagelTownwh/. It is under the Vaad of Queens.

There's Wing Wan (chinese and sushi) - http://www.wingwankosherrestaurant.com/

There's Hunkie's (pizza) http://hunkiskosherpizza.com/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on April 20, 2016, 07:12:30 PM
Whose hashgacha does wing wan and hunki have?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on April 20, 2016, 08:03:31 PM
Whose hashgacha does wing wan and hunki have?

wing wan - website says "Under Hashgacha of Rabbi Y. Kelemer of Young Israel of West Hempstead and Rabbi Y. Pearl of Cong. Anshel Shalom. Mashgiach Temidi on Premises at all Times"
hunkies - website says VHQ
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on April 20, 2016, 11:58:24 PM
Anyone have any reports on Hapinah in Cedarhurst?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on April 26, 2016, 12:38:21 PM
Anyone have any reports on Hapinah in Cedarhurst?
It was once very good and then took a nose dive over the last 5+ years.  However, I was there recently and they have a new menu and the food was decent. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on April 26, 2016, 12:42:13 PM
It was once very good and then took a nose dive over the last 5+ years.  However, I was there recently and they have a new menu and the food was decent.
Thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on April 27, 2016, 09:51:59 AM
It was once very good and then took a nose dive over the last 5+ years.  However, I was there recently and they have a new menu and the food was decent.

+1.
I went there couple months ago was not good at all. I hadn't been there in a while, but from what i remembered it once was good. I heard about this update so hopefully thing will turn around.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on May 01, 2016, 07:21:55 PM

Recently expanded and remodeled 4 Bedroom house for rent in Inwood (5towns)
Available for July and August (starts 6/27)
Large Kosher Kitchen (2 sinks, 2 ovenes, Dishwasher and much more)
Separate Dinette Area, Large Living Room/Dining Room
Master Suite with private bathroom and walk in closet
2 Zone Central A/C    Wifi
Quiet Kid Friendly Block with several Frum Neighbors
Great Views, Short walk to Shul
Asking $6500 for entire summer (includes everything)
PM me for more info
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Shmuel4 on May 12, 2016, 10:42:18 PM
If Anyone knows of a really nice 2 or 3 bedroom apartment in far rockaway please PM me. Looking to sign right away....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 12, 2016, 11:52:09 PM
If Anyone knows of a really nice 2 or 3 bedroom apartment in far rockaway please PM me. Looking to sign right away....
I may. What does really nice mean?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on May 13, 2016, 03:13:32 AM
How much do average 2 br apartments go for in the fr/5towns area?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 13, 2016, 05:30:42 AM
How much do average 2 br apartments go for in the fr/5towns area?
Depends on where and If redone. Anywhere between 1400-2k
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on May 13, 2016, 05:45:30 AM
Depends on where and If redone. Anywhere between 1400-2k
Wow. Do they Have some sort of housing benefits there? If yes is there a long wanting list?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 13, 2016, 06:36:11 AM
Wow. Do they Have some sort of housing benefits there? If yes is there a long wanting list?
Not that I know of. I don't live there. Just know info from family and freinds that do
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 13, 2016, 08:40:58 AM
How much do average 2 br apartments go for in the fr/5towns area?

Depends on where and If redone. Anywhere between 1400-2k
-1 Far Rockaway, maybe, but OP said "the area" - Bayswater is a good few hundred dollars less than that, if you are interested in living there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 13, 2016, 08:46:45 AM
-1 Far Rockaway, maybe, but OP said "the area" - Bayswater is a good few hundred dollars less than that, if you are interested in living there.
Bayswater is considered the "area" ? :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on May 13, 2016, 08:49:46 AM
Bayswater is considered the "area" ? :)
Bayswater is in the same zip code as Far Rockaway so yes.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 13, 2016, 08:55:31 AM
Bayswater is in the same zip code as Far Rockaway so yes.
Okay. I stand corrected . You got a strong point . Just didn't enter my mind that OP would be referring to BW . In my mind BW is a kav of its own. Very different to FR/FT . 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: am7734 on May 13, 2016, 08:58:56 AM
Okay. I stand corrected . You got a strong point . Just didn't enter my mind that OP would be referring to BW . In my mind BW is a kav of its own. Very different to FR/FT .

I agree. In my circles when one says fr/5t they generally are not referring to Bayswater.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 13, 2016, 09:04:00 AM
I agree. In my circles when one says fr/5t they generally are not referring to Bayswater.
Lol. At least someone agrees. Maybe we can have a poll. However I do think that it's compliment to bayswater neighborhood . Bayswater is much more a pashut place than the other side of Mott ave with the zip 11691
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 13, 2016, 09:08:59 AM
I agree. In my circles when one says fr/5t they generally are not referring to Bayswater.
In what context? (other than apartment/house seeking)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on May 13, 2016, 09:13:46 AM
-1 Far Rockaway, maybe, but OP said "the area" - Bayswater is a good few hundred dollars less than that, if you are interested in living there.
Unless your talking about a basement apt, a 2br apt is definitely not a few hundred less than 1400. When I lived there 3 years ago 3 brs were starting at 1600.
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 13, 2016, 09:16:54 AM
Unless your talking about a basement apt, a 2br apt is definitely not a few hundred less than 1400. When I lived there 3 years ago 3 brs were starting at 1600.
I actually have a cousin that rents a two bedroom nice basement apt @ 1200
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on May 13, 2016, 10:29:13 AM
I actually have a cousin that tents a two bedroom nice basement apt @ 1200
Exactly, thats for a basement apt and its only 200 less than 1400.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on May 13, 2016, 11:38:51 AM
I wasn't referring to Bayswater. My wife is from fr and she wouldn't touch bw with a barge pole. Although it's a shame as Fr is so expensive. Is Inwood any better?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 13, 2016, 11:51:56 AM
Unless your talking about a basement apt, a 2br apt is definitely not a few hundred less than 1400. When I lived there 3 years ago 3 brs were starting at 1600.
Correct. I was talking about a basement.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 13, 2016, 12:13:34 PM
So Rita's is opening on central. Mixed feelings about that
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 13, 2016, 12:15:44 PM
So Rita's is opening on central. Mixed feelings about that

What? Cool!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 13, 2016, 12:17:47 PM
What? Why!
Why are they opening? Or why the mixed feelings?  :D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on May 13, 2016, 12:20:13 PM
Why are they opening? Or why the mixed feelings?  :D

I'm wondering why mixed feelings, Ritas is awesome. 8)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 13, 2016, 12:24:28 PM
Part of the appeal is having to drive a little. makes it more of a treat
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on May 13, 2016, 12:27:12 PM
Part of the appeal is having to drive a little. makes it more of a treat

when it's a 3-4 block walk in the summer (and a bench on the way home) in sunny 80-90 degree weather, then it's also great.
Especially when you can give your kids a cell phone and they can walk there and bring you back an order based on that day's flavors -- that they call you about from on-site. After dinner, it's a great treat! We buy quarts for Shabbos, too.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 13, 2016, 12:29:12 PM
when it's a 3-4 block walk in the summer (and a bench on the way home) in sunny 80-90 degree weather, then it's also great.
Especially when you can give your kids a cell phone and they can walk there and bring you back an order based on that day's flavors -- that they call you about from on-site. After dinner, it's a great treat! We buy quarts for Shabbos, too.

interesting point but I personally like the drive better.
I do love the new "flight" option. 4 flavors that don't mix
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on May 13, 2016, 12:31:12 PM
interesting point but I personally like the drive better.
I do love the new "flight" option. 4 flavors that don't mix

haven't seen that. Are those flavors all pareve?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 13, 2016, 12:35:45 PM
haven't seen that. Are those flavors all pareve?

any flavors you want. it's just what they call their new container
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on May 13, 2016, 03:07:50 PM
So Rita's is opening on central. Mixed feelings about that
Where?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 13, 2016, 03:13:24 PM
I heard something about Central and Rockaway.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 13, 2016, 05:21:34 PM
When is krm opening?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 14, 2016, 02:39:05 PM
I wasn't referring to Bayswater. My wife is from fr and she wouldn't touch bw with a barge pole. Although it's a shame as Fr is so expensive. Is Inwood any better?
Exactly what I thought lol.
Inwood is a nice place. to buy or rent? - the truth is that both are cheaper. don't know prices though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: elazarmn on May 15, 2016, 01:13:53 AM
I heard something about Central and Rockaway.
Where did u hear this??
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 15, 2016, 08:14:44 AM
Where did u hear this??
Next to traditions. Apparently the awning is up
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on May 15, 2016, 11:12:07 AM
Next to traditions. Apparently the awning is up

referring to KRM or Rita's?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 15, 2016, 11:45:34 AM
referring to KRM or Rita's?
Ritas.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on May 15, 2016, 02:46:28 PM
Summer Rental

Recently expanded and remodeled 4+ Bedroom house for rent in Inwood
Available for summer (starts 6/27)
Large Kosher Kitchen (2 sinks, 2 ovens, Dishwasher and much more)
Separate Dinette Area, Large Living Room/Dining Room
Master Suite with private bathroom and walk in closet
2 Zone Central A/C    Wifi
Quiet Kid Friendly Block with several Frum Neighbors
Great Views, Short walk to Shul
Asking $6500 for entire summer (includes everything)
Many more amenities, must see...

Please PM me for more details.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on May 15, 2016, 06:51:59 PM


I wasn't referring to Bayswater. My wife is from fr and she wouldn't touch bw with a barge pole. Although it's a shame as Fr is so expensive. Is Inwood any better?

Here's your chance to check it out...

Summer Rental

Recently expanded and remodeled 4+ Bedroom house for rent in Inwood
Available for summer (starts 6/27)
Please PM me for more details.

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on May 16, 2016, 10:44:19 AM
When is krm opening?

Is Brachs done their 50% off of everything and closed now?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on May 19, 2016, 03:38:44 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/05/breaking-waffelino-in-the-5-towns-long-island-loses-kashrut/

As if Kashrus was the only shady thing going on there....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on May 19, 2016, 03:50:09 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/05/breaking-waffelino-in-the-5-towns-long-island-loses-kashrut/

As if Kashrus was the only shady thing going on there....

I dont know what goes on there, but they got like 5 customers a day..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 19, 2016, 03:54:50 PM
Is Brachs done their 50% off of everything and closed now?
Yes.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: elazarmn on May 19, 2016, 03:59:50 PM
They sell special waffles from the back ;)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on May 19, 2016, 04:02:04 PM
I dont know what goes on there, but they got like 5 customers a day..

How did you count 5?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on May 19, 2016, 04:02:34 PM
Yes.

Any idea now what?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: elazarmn on May 19, 2016, 04:04:37 PM
Any idea now what?
Now you dont buy from them bec they dont have a mashgiach
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on May 19, 2016, 04:11:57 PM
Now you dont buy from them bec they dont have a mashgiach

Pay attention to what im quoting. Its about whats next up for brachs/KRM.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 19, 2016, 04:12:26 PM
Any idea now what?
I happened to have passed through the parking lot today, nothing seemed to be going on there now. I think the lights may have been on though. Not sure about the potential KRM timeframe.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 19, 2016, 04:24:05 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/05/breaking-waffelino-in-the-5-towns-long-island-loses-kashrut/ (http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/05/breaking-waffelino-in-the-5-towns-long-island-loses-kashrut/)

As if Kashrus was the only shady thing going on there....

I'm convinced it was a front for money laundering
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on May 19, 2016, 04:41:11 PM
I'm convinced it was a front for money laundering

Agreed. How in the world they were open this long otherwise is mind boggling.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 19, 2016, 04:52:55 PM
Agreed. How in the world they were open this long otherwise is mind boggling.
It's a shame though. I good waffle place would do well. They were just serving the same thing all the cafes sell and charging more
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on May 20, 2016, 01:30:43 AM
I'm convinced it was a front for money laundering

Apparently they are not done
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 20, 2016, 10:21:39 AM
Apparently they are not done
starting a war with the vaad, this should be interesting
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on May 20, 2016, 10:45:04 AM
starting a war with the vaad, this should be interesting
Lol.. And you guys say they are mafia undercover..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 20, 2016, 11:37:15 AM
Lol.. And you guys say they are mafia undercover..
Its like two mafia families at war.  watch your back
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 20, 2016, 12:46:14 PM
I'm assuming the truth is somewhere in middle
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 30, 2016, 10:47:32 AM
Where in 5t to buy nice glasses. not necessarily the cheapest.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on May 30, 2016, 11:20:46 AM
Where in 5t to buy nice glasses. not necessarily the cheapest.
I like Visionville. Yona is a really nice guy and will back up whatever he sells (even though officially there is only a one year warranty, when my daughter broke my glasses almost two years after I bought them , he replaced them for free)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on May 30, 2016, 11:25:45 AM
I like Visionville. Yona is a really nice guy and will back up whatever he sells (even though officially there is only a one year warranty, when my daughter broke my glasses almost two years after I bought them , he replaced them for free)

Thanks. Decent styles?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on May 30, 2016, 11:44:58 AM
Thanks. Decent styles?
I think so
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on May 30, 2016, 12:02:43 PM
Thanks. Decent styles?
I think so

you can always put your top 3 choices onto DDF with a voting option.  8)  Last 2 teams remaining for Stanley cup, so this is good timing.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on June 02, 2016, 09:00:04 PM
Does anybody have a copy of the Vaad's letter about Waffelino? Or does anybody know what the violation was?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 02, 2016, 09:47:06 PM
you can always put your top 3 choices onto DDF with a voting option.  8)  Last 2 teams remaining for Stanley cup, so this is good timing.

ended up in brooklyn.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on June 02, 2016, 11:02:08 PM
ended up in brooklyn.

got glasses in Bklyn? where?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 02, 2016, 11:05:04 PM
got glasses in Bklyn? where?

eye-q on 31st. awesome experience!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on June 05, 2016, 03:54:05 PM
Anyone have a good sprinkler person in 5T?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 06, 2016, 03:14:13 PM
Anyone looking for an apartment long term?
3 bedroom
2nd floor (on top of family)
Spacious and nice.
Including Basic appliances and furniture for only $2k a month
Pm me for details
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on June 06, 2016, 04:53:25 PM
Anyone have a good sprinkler person in 5T?

Steve & Five towns sprinkler
(516) 791-5549

Little more than the other guys but RELIABLE!!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 06, 2016, 05:50:38 PM
Rumor has it (not from a reliable source) that krm deal fell through because store needs over 1mm in repairs
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 06, 2016, 06:13:24 PM
Rumor has it (not from a reliable source) that krm deal fell through because store needs over 1mm in repairs


Supposedly already bought up and will be turned into shopping. Not groceries.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 07, 2016, 05:08:37 AM

Supposedly already bought up and will be turned into shopping. Not groceries.
Source ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 07, 2016, 05:55:29 AM
Is there a Jewish florist that I can orders flowers to be sent to someone for shevuos?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on June 07, 2016, 06:32:44 AM
Is there a Jewish florist that I can orders flowers to be sent to someone for shevuos?
Jerusalem florist on West Broadway in Woodmere
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 07, 2016, 07:01:07 AM
Source ?

2 different real estate firms that are involved in the five towns area.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 07, 2016, 07:03:19 AM
Jerusalem florist on West Broadway in Woodmere
+1 great place
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 07, 2016, 07:05:22 AM
2 different real estate firms that are involved in the five towns area.
Acc to these sources ..who bought it out ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 07, 2016, 07:05:43 AM
Acc to these sources ..who bought it out ?

That information was not shared with me.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 07, 2016, 07:14:53 AM
Rumor has it (not from a reliable source) that krm deal fell through because store needs over 1mm in repairs
The rumor I heard was that it had nothing to do with repairs...simply that their investors for KRM didn't come through
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 07, 2016, 07:22:24 AM
That information was not shared with me.
IMHO your sources are bluffing. Maybe there was an offer for that but no way it went through. Everyone in the FR/FT would know about it the papers would be signed .
Rumors have been flying like crazy about this place and never anything specific except for KRM. If a source can't name the business that did or will take over than just rumors
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 07, 2016, 07:23:51 AM
IMHO your sources are bluffing. Maybe there was an offer for that but no way it went through. Everyone in the FR/FT would know about it the papers would be signed .
Rumors have been flying like crazy about this place and never anything specific except for KRM. If a source can't name the business that did or will take over than just rumors

This entire thing is basically just one big rumor fueled by many different people and stories.

Them not naming the people doesn't mean it isn't true but I agree that until I see someone on that property doing something it is unclear what is going on.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 07, 2016, 09:12:16 AM
I heard it may be a bowling alley  ;D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 07, 2016, 09:23:24 AM
I heard it may be a bowling alley  ;D

Woohoo!!  :D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on June 07, 2016, 10:15:51 AM
IMHO your sources are bluffing. Maybe there was an offer for that but no way it went through. Everyone in the FR/FT would know about it the papers would be signed .
Rumors have been flying like crazy about this place and never anything specific except for KRM. If a source can't name the business that did or will take over than just rumors

The KRM deal has fallen through. Another local grocer is buying the deal from KRM so KRM does not lose the deposit and the local grocer will be renting out half to another local retailer currently located in lawrence at the end of Central ave.

You can say its a bluff but come back in 1-2 months and lets revisit the thread.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on June 07, 2016, 10:32:56 AM
I heard it may be a bowling alley  ;D
the circle of life
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on June 07, 2016, 11:25:26 AM
The KRM deal has fallen through. Another local grocer is buying the deal from KRM so KRM does not lose the deposit and the local grocer will be renting out half to another local retailer currently located in lawrence at the end of Central ave.

You can say its a bluff but come back in 1-2 months and lets revisit the thread.

Aside from renting half, they will be using half to open another of their chains?>
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on June 07, 2016, 11:28:17 AM
Aside from renting half, they will be using half to open another of their chains?>

Yes, I was told they are leaning towards a more Heimish style market....I guess their own version of KRM....to a point.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on June 07, 2016, 11:31:46 AM
Yes, I was told they are leaning towards a more Heimish style market....I guess their own version of KRM....to a point.

Assuming this is true, I hope they keep KRM's heimishe prices. Last thing we need is another expensive supermarket.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on June 07, 2016, 11:51:28 AM
It wouldnt make sense for gourmet glatt, they already have their 2nd store which is redundant.  And I would be surprised if Seasons would do that, since its right in between their regular store (which is mostly empty anyway) and the express store.
So if this is true it has to be another player.  Wonder who that could be
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 07, 2016, 12:10:27 PM
It wouldnt make sense for gourmet glatt, they already have their 2nd store which is redundant.  And I would be surprised if Seasons would do that, since its right in between their regular store (which is mostly empty anyway) and the express store.
So if this is true it has to be another player.  Wonder who that could be

It could be gg going for the fr crowd
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 07, 2016, 12:44:18 PM
Maybe it's kosher world
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on June 07, 2016, 12:45:59 PM
Maybe it's Frankels. They have really picked up their operation recently.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 07, 2016, 12:58:14 PM
Maybe it's Frankels. They have really picked up their operation recently.

Maybe it's kosher world
Isn't it the same thing?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 07, 2016, 01:01:26 PM
Jerusalem florist on West Broadway in Woodmere
+1 great place
Thanx
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on June 07, 2016, 01:33:52 PM
Isn't it the same thing?

Yes.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on June 07, 2016, 03:00:11 PM
It could be gg going for the fr crowd
To me that seems like overkill.  But then again, I dont see why they opened the woodmere location either
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 08, 2016, 10:21:11 AM
Jerusalem florist on West Broadway in Woodmere
Any others in the area?
They don't have exactly what I'm looking for.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on June 08, 2016, 12:32:10 PM
Any others in the area?
They don't have exactly what I'm looking for.
a lot of people go to Stephans in Lawrence but I don't think (or hope) that they are Jewish.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on June 09, 2016, 11:46:50 AM
So its seems it is Gourmet Glatt taking over. This should be interesting.....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 09, 2016, 11:53:01 AM
So its seems it is Gourmet Glatt taking over. This should be interesting.....

Source? Link?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 09, 2016, 12:06:33 PM
Source? Link?
A bogus source
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on June 09, 2016, 12:12:55 PM
A bogus source

I wonder what his(kosher guru) deal is? he seems to be a clown but does get in with food connections...
Anyways, for time being some ppl are buying into it...some are calling bogus...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on June 09, 2016, 12:43:56 PM
I wonder what his(kosher guru) deal is? he seems to be a clown but does get in with food connections...
Anyways, for time being some ppl are buying into it...some are calling bogus...
He used to work in Pomegranate and at some point had a catering company. It is possible that he still does both these things.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on June 09, 2016, 03:21:53 PM
A bogus source
I wonder what his(kosher guru) deal is? he seems to be a clown but does get in with food connections...
Anyways, for time being some ppl are buying into it...some are calling bogus...
A friend of mine just asked Mr. Brach himself this morning, who said there's zero truth to that rumor.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on June 09, 2016, 03:47:07 PM
A friend of mine just asked Mr. Brach himself this morning, who said there's zero truth to that rumor.

Its a two part rumor. KRM deal is dead, and GG moving in. Which one is false or both?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 09, 2016, 04:18:20 PM
Its a two part rumor. KRM deal is dead, and GG moving in. Which one is false or both?
Both
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on June 09, 2016, 05:38:27 PM
Both

So if someone spoke to him,can we clarify what is really going on with the Brachs building?!?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 09, 2016, 05:57:46 PM
So if someone spoke to him,can we clarify what is really going on with the Brachs building?!?
I doubt it . after everyone knew there was a deal going on with KRM , a freind  asked him who's taking over and was answered " I can't reveal that to you" . Hock is hock and I'm sure that there's  an ounce of truth that certain hock starts at,  but we won't know anything till as mentioned before "the construction starts" .
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 09, 2016, 06:54:03 PM
maybe they are moving from their current location
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on June 09, 2016, 10:23:37 PM
BREAKING: Sources confirm Glatt Kosher Kingdom will be opening a 24 hour store in the Brachs location. -Adam Schefter
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 09, 2016, 10:46:33 PM
BREAKING: Sources confirm Glatt Kosher Kingdom will be opening a 24 hour store in the Brachs location. -Adam Schefter

LOL
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on June 10, 2016, 02:09:55 AM
BREAKING: Sources confirm Glatt Kosher Kingdom will be opening a 24 hour store in the Brachs location. -Adam Schefter

Chris Broussard has just confirmed this report as well, now we can assume its true.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on June 10, 2016, 04:05:47 PM
I wonder what his(kosher guru) deal is? he seems to be a clown but does get in with food connections...
Anyways, for time being some ppl are buying into it...some are calling bogus...

he is a clown who has killed more than a few businesses and has burnt many a bridge......But, as mush as I dislike him, he is correct here. GG is taking the store. They are NOT closing Spruce st. They are NOT closing Woodmere. And they will have another store from the neighborhood taking approx 18,000 SQ ft.

Yanky has to stay quiet as money to him is on the line.....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on June 10, 2016, 05:37:29 PM
Everyone knows forsure that everyone else is wromg and thier rumor is right
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on June 10, 2016, 07:53:35 PM
he is a clown who has killed more than a few businesses and has burnt many a bridge......
Hes in the Yalili video at 00:00:36 with his family looking extraordinarily normal.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 12, 2016, 02:58:42 PM
Everyone knows forsure that everyone else is wromg and thier rumor is right
Lol. Sooo true
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on June 14, 2016, 09:48:42 AM
Hes in the Yalili video at 00:00:36 with his family looking extraordinarily normal.

He used to work there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on June 14, 2016, 10:04:27 AM
Anyone else hear that Amazing Savings is taking a large part of the Brachs store with GG taking the rest?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 14, 2016, 10:11:21 AM
Anyone else hear that Amazing Savings is taking a large part of the Brachs store with GG taking the rest?
I heard that Osher Ad is taking the other half.
Again, I heard it from a reliable source. But who knows these days
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on June 14, 2016, 10:15:13 AM
I heard that Osher Ad is taking the other half.
Again, I heard it from a reliable source. But who knows these days
Whats that?

And why is nobody talking about Seasons Express opening by the pickwick on Peninsula and Branch?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 14, 2016, 10:17:02 AM
Whats that?

And why is nobody talking about Seasons Express opening by the pickwick on Peninsula and Branch?
Osher Ad is a 'Costco like' store in Israel. They are supposedly opening up a bunch of branches in the Tri State area
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 14, 2016, 11:18:07 AM
And why is nobody talking about Seasons Express opening by the pickwick on Peninsula and Branch?

Really?  I heard they are opening near a 7 11
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on June 14, 2016, 12:04:18 PM
Really?  I heard they are opening near a 7 11
I heard Pickwick too.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on June 14, 2016, 12:06:49 PM
Really?  I heard they are opening near a 7 11
That IS near 7-11 on Peninsula/Rock Tpke
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on June 14, 2016, 02:26:05 PM
Anyone else hear that Amazing Savings is taking a large part of the Brachs store with GG taking the rest?

We have a winner.....15-18000 SQ FT
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on June 14, 2016, 02:29:59 PM
We have a winner.....15-18000 SQ FT

for Gourmet Glatt?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on June 14, 2016, 02:31:55 PM
for Gourmet Glatt?
No, for Amazing Savings.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on June 14, 2016, 02:54:12 PM
No, for Amazing Savings.

Is that bigger than the Amazing Savings that is next to Evergreen?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on June 14, 2016, 03:04:42 PM
We have a winner.....15-18000 SQ FT
Source ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on June 14, 2016, 03:22:31 PM
We have a winner.....15-18000 SQ FT
whats the total sq footage of the current brach's store?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on June 14, 2016, 06:25:04 PM
That IS near 7-11 on Peninsula/Rock Tpke

There is also one on corner of Peninsula and Mill rd.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 14, 2016, 06:29:41 PM
What's going on Broadway? Just got stuck in crazy traffic going towards Woodmere/Hewlett from fr
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 19, 2016, 01:29:19 PM
chimichurri's chicken chili is actually pretty good.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on June 19, 2016, 04:09:46 PM
chimichurri's chicken chili is actually pretty good.

Everything there is really good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 19, 2016, 04:17:17 PM
Everything there is really good

I was just surprised that chicken chili can be good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 04, 2016, 04:41:17 PM
So Rita's is opening on central. Mixed feelings about that
A little birdy told me they're opening tomorrow.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on July 04, 2016, 04:50:35 PM
A little birdy told me they're opening tomorrow.
"What is the name of your little bird"
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 04, 2016, 05:25:22 PM
Is Ritas going to be dairy or Pareve? If dairy, will it be Cholov Yisroel?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 04, 2016, 06:11:24 PM
Is Ritas going to be dairy or Pareve? If dairy, will it be Cholov Yisroel?

The one in oceanside has both and is not CY. im assuming this one will have pareve too. don't know about CY dairy
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on July 04, 2016, 08:25:07 PM
Passed by Rita's today and spoke to them, they are opening tomorrow and will not be carrying the CY custard but they have many parve flavors.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 04, 2016, 08:37:59 PM
 That's too bad. I have a feeling they will not make it on to the mehudar list if they serve non-CY there.  :'(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 04, 2016, 09:32:58 PM
That's too bad. I have a feeling they will not make it on to the mehudar list if they serve non-CY there.  :'(
What's the mehudar list?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 04, 2016, 09:37:29 PM
Rabbi Forst has a list of establishments which are "mehudar", which heed to a higher standard. The mehudar list is on par with Kehila Kashrus of Flatbush.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 04, 2016, 09:58:38 PM
Rabbi Forst has a list of establishments which are "mehudar", which heed to a higher standard. The mehudar list is on par with Kehila Kashrus of Flatbush.
Where could I get a copy of this list. Would love to see it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 04, 2016, 10:25:31 PM
They don't really give out the list. You email them and ask "is ----- mehudar?" and they respond. Or "Which Pizza establishments are mehudar?"

Ask someone who davens in his shul for the email address. It's worth it. And you probably should not eat by any place which does not make it onto the list. There is probably a reason it's not on there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 04, 2016, 11:10:26 PM
And you probably should not eat by any place which does not make it onto the list. There is probably a reason it's not on there.
Easy there. There are plenty of restaurants that chose not to be on the list for various reasons. And to be on the list the store needs to only buy certain products that are often more expensive when the other brands are just as kosher according to the vaad as well as the OU. The store also has to agree to never substitute the (also kosher) alternatives. That is but one example.
It's not just about "making the list" or not.

What's the mehudar list?
Something that Ritas was never going to be on, CY or not.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 04, 2016, 11:15:53 PM
I was being "easy there". Many of the stores which are not on the list, are absolutely not OU standard. You might want to do some research why each place is not on the list. (Which there is no charge to be on)There is good reason why some didn't make the list.

Kehila Kashrus is considered an "OU standard" certification. The list basically keeps Kehila Kashrus standards. It is not over-the-top.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 04, 2016, 11:19:17 PM
I was being "easy there". Many of the stores which are not on the list, are absolutely not OU standard. You might want to do some research why each place is not on the list. (Which there is no charge to be on)There is good reason why some didn't make the list.

Kehila Kashrus is considered an "OU standard" certification. The list basically keeps Kehila Kashrus standards. It is not over-the-top.
I know of one store that specifically does not want to be on the list because he feels that "being on the list" would bring a more "Far Rockaway cheapy" crowd (his words) and he likes the 5-Towns big spenders.

Moreover, there are some specific OU products that you are not allowed to use to be "on the list".

There are stores that use only the heimish brand items rather than OU but don't want to be restricted to them when prices fluctuate or for whatever reason.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on July 05, 2016, 12:58:13 AM
If I'm not mistaken a big part of the list is to do with the lettuce/bugs issue.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on July 05, 2016, 04:20:03 AM
If I'm not mistaken a big part of the list is to do with the lettuce/bugs issue.
If the store has 5TV cert it's good enough for that . Rav eisen is pretty makpid on that stuff .  more than his standard is just way over the top
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 05, 2016, 05:03:17 AM
Well, the same Rabbi Eisen does not allow any Kehila Kashrus establishments to sell or serve prechecked vegetables anymore. Obviuosly, he is not comfortable with it. He does not control Vaad policies. But he does control Kehila Kashrus policy. And by the way, Rabbi Eisen is the advisor of "the list".
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on July 05, 2016, 08:27:48 AM
In order to be on the list, you can't play English music and there's a certain standard of dress that the waiters need to have.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on July 05, 2016, 08:33:27 AM
In order to be on the list, you can't play English music and there's a certain standard of dress that the waiters need to have.
Sushi Tokyo?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 05, 2016, 08:46:16 AM
I don't  mean to spoil anybody's party, but it's easy to dismiss why each establishment is or is not on the list. It is true, there might be certain hashkafic reasons why a place is not in the list. But generally soeaking, it all boils down to kashrus. For example, bugs. Every single bug is five lavim. In one bite one can eat numerous bugs. Sushi is prone to infestation and requires a good checker. Not all Vaad establishments have one. There are many other Kashrus issues as well. There are many things Rabbi Eisen allows here, in accordance to Vaad policy, while he does not allow those same leniencies  in Flatbush. Hence the list.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 05, 2016, 08:49:50 AM
I don't  mean to spoil anybody's party, but it's easy to dismiss why each establishment is or is not on the list. It is true, there might be certain hashkafic reasons why a place is not in the list. But generally soeaking, it all boils down to kashrus. For example, bugs. Every single bug is five lavim. In one bite one can eat numerous bugs. Sushi is prone to infestation and requires a good checker. Not all Vaad establishments have one. There are many other Kashrus issues as well. There are many things Rabbi Eisen allows here, in accordance to Vaad policy, while he does not allow those same leniencies  in Flatbush. Hence the list.
I'm just wondering, what skin do you have in this game? You seem pretty passionate about this list.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 05, 2016, 08:57:37 AM
My skin is called gehenom. I am in the know because I care. I am also not happy that the wool is being pulled over everyone elses eyes for absolutely no reason. Why can't our Kashrus be at the same standard as everywhere else?!? Why do we need to have the Reisman list, the Forst list etc. Why can't we just have a normal OU standard Kashrus?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 05, 2016, 09:00:14 AM
My skin is called gehenom. I am in the know because I care. I am also not happy that the wool is being pulled over everyone elses eyes for absolutely no reason. Why can't our Kashrus be at the same standard as everywhere else?!? Why do we need to have the Reisman list, the Forst list etc. Why can't we just have a normal OU standard Kashrus?
Whats the Reisman list?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 05, 2016, 09:01:43 AM
Well, the same Rabbi Eisen does not allow any Kehila Kashrus establishments to sell or serve prechecked vegetables anymore. Obviuosly, he is not comfortable with it. He does not control Vaad policies. But he does control Kehila Kashrus policy. And by the way, Rabbi Eisen is the advisor of "the list".

Do you really think someone as reputable as R' Eisen would associate himself with an organization he doesn't agree with?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 05, 2016, 09:18:43 AM
What's wrong with each person relying on there own rov to pasken? If I trust him to pasken all of my other sheilos, I feel I could rely on him in this regard too.
And what happens when the Resiman list and Forst list contradict each other? Are people going to gehenom then?
So I think the obvious answer is that there are certain machlokes in poskim as well certain chumras that some people/poskim follow. Not that it might be a bad thing to be machmere in certain areas but if one is not on that level, I don't think he goes to gehenom for following his competent rov's pasak instead of some anonymous guy on the internet.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 05, 2016, 01:15:13 PM
My skin is called gehenom. I am in the know because I care. I am also not happy that the wool is being pulled over everyone elses eyes for absolutely no reason. Why can't our Kashrus be at the same standard as everywhere else?!? Why do we need to have the Reisman list, the Forst list etc. Why can't we just have a normal OU standard Kashrus?

I heard from a chashuv person who davens by Rabbi Forest's shul that Rabbi Forest never really wanted his list to get out. He is a big fan of R Eisen and he himself is on the vaad. He only put out the list for those who wanted extra chumrahs and wanted to be extra careful about kashrus. Saying people who eat by the vaad are going to gehonim is a pretty strong and irresponsible comment. The vaad is very well respected by many rabbonim and I myslef have Rabbeim that will eat anywhere under the vaad of the 5 towns (as long as he deems makom to be appropriate) and is fine with level of kashrus. Follow whatever standards of kashrus you feel comfortable with but dont put down a perfectly acceptable and reputable vaad hakashrus.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 05, 2016, 01:16:14 PM
What's wrong with each person relying on there own rov to pasken? If I trust him to pasken all of my other sheilos, I feel I could rely on him in this regard too.
And what happens when the Resiman list and Forst list contradict each other? Are people going to gehenom then?
So I think the obvious answer is that there are certain machlokes in poskim as well certain chumras that some people/poskim follow. Not that it might be a bad thing to be machmere in certain areas but if one is not on that level, I don't think he goes to gehenom for following his competent rov's pasak instead of some anonymous guy on the internet.

+1

Didnt see this when I wrote my post
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 05, 2016, 01:40:30 PM
What's wrong with each person relying on there own rov to pasken? If I trust him to pasken all of my other sheilos, I feel I could rely on him in this regard too.
And what happens when the Resiman list and Forst list contradict each other? Are people going to gehenom then?
So I think the obvious answer is that there are certain machlokes in poskim as well certain chumras that some people/poskim follow. Not that it might be a bad thing to be machmere in certain areas but if one is not on that level, I don't think he goes to gehenom for following his competent rov's pasak instead of some anonymous guy on the internet.
You are correct.  There is nothing wrong with relying on your Rov. Just don't forget to ask. If Rabbi Eisen is your Rov, you should ask him. You might be surprised to hear what he says.

AND it is true, Rabbi Forst does not want his list to get out.  But not because it's only chumras. But for political reasons. Especially after the tumelt which the Reisman list caused.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 05, 2016, 02:00:29 PM
You are correct.  There is nothing wrong with relying on your Rov. Just don't forget to ask. If Rabbi Eisen is your Rov, you should ask him. You might be surprised to hear what he says.

AND it is true, Rabbi Forst does not want his list to get out.  But not because it's only chumras. But for political reasons. Especially after the tumelt which the Reisman list caused.
Thank you for the reminder. And everybody should remember to keep shabbos this week and daven 3 teffilos a day. Unless it's shabbos or rosh chodesh inwhich case there are 4 teffilos.
And no, Rav Eisen is not my rov. But if he was, I would ask him.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 05, 2016, 02:03:09 PM
It's not so simple, they have their standards (and they hold very strong to them) but if it's not in their standards they won't bother telling anyone. For example from my understanding the vaad does not obligate a store to be cholov yisroel but you Have the choice to be and if you do they put up on the certificate "cholov yisroel". Problem is for people like myself who are very careful in cholov yisroel can't rely on this, for true the milk is cholov yisroel and the cheese gevinas yisroel, the keilim used were never kashered when the store decided to go cy. Which according to the Rama (who my rav follows in this) makes the food ossur. But there is no way to know which stores have this issue and from my understand most pizza shops do have this issue.
A bigger issue is for the people visiting and they see a sign cholov yisroel they don't think twice about the kelim I hear a story a week about this issue
(And no we don't rely on cholov stam that it shouldn't asser the keilim)

If I'm not accurate or am missing information please inform me (I'd rather be able to eat in more places then the same pizza shop every time)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 05, 2016, 02:38:27 PM
It's not so simple, they have their standards (and they hold very strong to them) but if it's not in their standards they won't bother telling anyone. For example from my understanding the vaad does not obligate a store to be cholov yisroel but you Have the choice to be and if you do they put up on the certificate "cholov yisroel". Problem is for people like myself who are very careful in cholov yisroel can't rely on this, for true the milk is cholov yisroel and the cheese gevinas yisroel, the keilim used were never kashered when the store decided to go cy. Which according to the Rama (who my rav follows in this) makes the food ossur. But there is no way to know which stores have this issue and from my understand most pizza shops do have this issue.
A bigger issue is for the people visiting and they see a sign cholov yisroel they don't think twice about the kelim I hear a story a week about this issue
(And no we don't rely on cholov stam that it shouldn't asser the keilim)

If I'm not accurate or am missing information please inform me (I'd rather be able to eat in more places then the same pizza shop every time)
So you are claiming that most pizza stores used to serve chalav stam and then became CY?

Not really sure where thats coming from.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 05, 2016, 02:40:21 PM
So you are claiming that most pizza stores used to serve chalav stam and then became CY?

Not really sure where thats coming from.
Yes that is what I'm claiming (though not verified by anyone important, that's why Im not making a fuss about it)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 05, 2016, 02:41:26 PM
Yes that is what I'm claiming (though not verified by anyone important, that's why Im not making a fuss about it)
Because its false.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 05, 2016, 02:41:58 PM
And can you verify that how?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 05, 2016, 03:02:07 PM
Instead of guessing, just use the list!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 05, 2016, 03:31:00 PM
And can you verify that how?
I cannot know with 100% certainty that anyone is actually serving what they claim they are serving.
(See (1) Shevach Meats, Monsey 2006 (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/07/nyregion/07chicken.html?_r=0)
& (2) Doheny Meats, Los Angeles 2013 (http://forward.com/news/174029/kosher-meat-scandal-hits-los-angeles-market/))

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 05, 2016, 03:57:33 PM
So you are claiming that most pizza stores used to serve chalav stam and then became CY?

Not really sure where thats coming from.

Im actually pretty sure that every pizza store in the five towns keeps CY and I can't remember anyone that didn't. Also, how would you be able to find out if a store in that location ever used cholov stam?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Rivky on July 06, 2016, 10:17:25 AM
Where can I order a nice CY ice cream cake?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 10:23:34 AM
Gourmet Glatt has them from Sprinkles. But not personalized. I personally go to Sprinkles in Boo Park. They are great. (And that's where our future President ordered the cakes for his grandson's bris)

Berrilicous locally is all Cholov Yisroel now and is mehudar. I don't know if they have cakes though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 01:08:30 PM
Anyone have a review of the new Courtside grill/bar? Is it appropriate? A fun atmosphere? Good food? Just wondering considering all the controversy surrounding it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 01:39:30 PM
At this point in time your probably right (although there are places that serve pizza (but are not inherently a pizza shop) that are not cy) maybe an email to the vaad would help find out
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 01:44:11 PM
I'm not taking it that far, I'm asking for verification that the ovens used in the pizza shops (along with all other keilim that pose a halachic question) were never used for cholov stam, (i wouldn't question it unless I heard the issue already raised) your mesorah can be that there are no issues, mine is that there are...)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on July 06, 2016, 03:23:28 PM
I'm not taking it that far, I'm asking for verification that the ovens used in the pizza shops (along with all other keilim that pose a halachic question) were never used for cholov stam, (i wouldn't question it unless I heard the issue already raised) your mesorah can be that there are no issues, mine is that there are...)
Why would you be concerned if it hasn't been used for 24 hours? Are they making there pizza so spicy as to be a davar charif?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on July 06, 2016, 03:24:48 PM
Why would you be concerned if it hasn't been used for 24 hours? Are they making there pizza so spicy as to be a davar charif?
im not taking  a side in this, but thats only for bdieved, not lechatchila
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 03:32:20 PM
You bring up an interesting point, your saying it's a sofek and therefore can rely on it not being a Ben yomo, as a sofek dirabonon (that's what I understood from your statement - not sure where dovor chorif comes in, although arguably the spices might and definitely the union's and other vegetables put on the pizza turn it into a davar chorif)
Issue is you can't say it's a sofek if it's something that can get verified or something that someone knows the answer to but might not tell you
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 03:41:35 PM
This entire CS keilem issue is only a very small part of the reason there is a need for a mehudar list.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 03:56:02 PM
You are probably right I just don't want to hear the other parts
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 04:06:19 PM
Look what's going on in our neighbor Queens. Coming to the Five Towns soon.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDtCLise-RLTc3UmVqM0VvTjg/view?usp=drivesdk
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDtCLise-RWU14MkY2MXFPaDQ/view?usp=drivesdk
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDtCLise-RaFZMRzRfN1hlSkk/view?usp=drivesdk
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 05:38:17 PM
I don't know the sugyas well but I think you guys are underestimating the vaad of 5t and their understanding of the kashrus issues that arise in restaurants. If you really have serious doubts, call the vaad or the halacha hotline and Im sure they can explain to you why despite your concerns they gave the certification. Rand people on a forum won't have all the answers.R Eisen as well as other rabbis on vaad are extremely qualified and very respected in the kashrus/rabbinic communities.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 06, 2016, 05:44:37 PM
I don't know the sugyas well but I think you guys are underestimating the vaad of 5t and their understanding of the kashrus issues that arise in restaurants. If you really have serious doubts, call the vaad or the halacha hotline and Im sure they can explain to you why despite your concerns they gave the certification. Rand people on a forum won't have all the answers.R Eisen as well as other rabbis on vaad are extremely qualified and very respected in the kashrus/rabbinic communities.

well said
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 05:58:48 PM
There are some facts you are apparantly unaware of. The Halacha Hotline are the same people who run "the list". They might give you some politically correct answer, but they hold you can only eat from establishments which are on the list.

As for Rabbi Eisen, he does not set Vaad policy. He just works for them. He does set Kehila Kashrus policy which holds a much higher standard. The list is at that level, which is the standard of most accepted reputable Kashrus organizations.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 06, 2016, 06:02:38 PM
There are some facts you are apparantly unaware of. The Halacha Hotline are the same people who run "the list". They might give you some politically correct answer, but they hold you can only eat from establishments which are on the list.

As for Rabbi Eisen, he does not set Vaad policy. He just works for them. He does set Kehila Kashrus policy which holds a much higher standard. The list is at that level, which is the standard of most accepted reputable Kashrus organizations.

I really think you owe rabbi eisman an apology. Do you honestly think someone as reputable as him would represent an organization that feeds the public trief?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 06:16:57 PM
There are some facts you are apparantly unaware of. The Halacha Hotline are the same people who run "the list". They might give you some politically correct answer, but they hold you can only eat from establishments which are on the list.

As for Rabbi Eisen, he does not set Vaad policy. He just works for them. He does set Kehila Kashrus policy which holds a much higher standard. The list is at that level, which is the standard of most accepted reputable Kashrus organizations.

Have you contacted R Eisen or someone from the vaad about you concerns? Also, what do you mean "politically correct answer"? If its a question in halacha they can explain to you the reasoning of the vaad and why the Five Towns (almost everyone) relies on them even if they might have come to different conclusion or dont rely on certain heterim.

If you have already done all of that, then do as you please but don't on a public forum bash a respected vaad with very chashuv talmedei chachumim on it who represent the organization. For the record, I have never heard a Rav publicly say that the vaad's kashrus level is invalid.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 06:28:06 PM
You have never heard any Rov? Really?!? One prominent Rov actually did many times and got slammed for doing so. It's too bad Kashrus and politics get so intertwined. That is also why the list thing is so hush hush. But they have a much more l'chatichila standard. They also caught many things in different establishments. And, btw, there are even higher standards for those who want to he machmir. But here we are discussing an average God fearing Jew.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 06:31:19 PM
I don't know the sugyas well but I think you guys are underestimating the vaad of 5t and their understanding of the kashrus issues that arise in restaurants. If you really have serious doubts, call the vaad or the halacha hotline and Im sure they can explain to you why despite your concerns they gave the certification. Rand people on a forum won't have all the answers.R Eisen as well as other rabbis on vaad are extremely qualified and very respected in the kashrus/rabbinic communities.
Although I respect the organization and believe that they keep to their standards in kashrus very strictly, there are certain things that they are meikel in for example cholov stam, and while that is accepted by the community i as an individual would not touch it, the issue is that once this is their standard they are (from my understanding) meikel in all regards to this issue including the keilim which need to be kashered.
Once again they are a very good hechsher but I am personally machmir
(I once asked a rov regarding a certain eiruv he told me "it's mihudar shebimihudar yet the machmir shebimachmir won't use it" - not exactly comparing but the point of me being more machmir then the hashgachah is the same)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 06:41:58 PM
You have never heard any Rov? Really?!? One prominent Rov actually did many times and got slammed for doing so. It's too bad Kashrus and politics get so intertwined. That is also why the list thing is so hush hush. But they have a much more l'chatichila standard. They also caught many things in different establishments. And, btw, there are even higher standards for those who want to he machmir. But here we are discussing an average God fearing Jew.

Who said the reason he got slammed was because of politics, maybe it was a halachic machlokes and they just didn't want him to make a big stink about it and confuse people if there is a halachic basis on which to rely??! (And to prevent fighting)

And who exactly determines what "an average god fearing jew" is and what standards they should abide by? If our rabbonim are signing off on this hechsher and not telling us otherwise (maybe yours are so thats fine for you) that means they have determined that it is an acceptable kashrus standard for the average Jew and I am sure someone who knows kashrus well could explain to you what they are doing. Just because one or 2 Rabbis (out of like 50 rabbis) don't like the standard of the vaad that doesn't make it not a fine hechsher for the average good frum jew.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 06:51:18 PM
Although I respect the organization and believe that they keep to their standards in kashrus very strictly, there are certain things that they are meikel in for example cholov stam, and while that is accepted by the community i as an individual would not touch it, the issue is that once this is their standard they are (from my understanding) meikel in all regards to this issue including the keilim which need to be kashered.
Once again they are a very good hechsher but I am personally machmir
(I once asked a rov regarding a certain eiruv he told me "it's mihudar shebimihudar yet the machmir shebimachmir won't use it" - not exactly comparing but the point of me being more machmir then the hashgachah is the same)

It's perfectly ok to be personally machmir on an issue. I even agree with your point that if a significant percentage of people in the community are makpid on cholov yisrael then perhaps the vaad should reconsider adjusting their standards (although it would be difficult).

What is not acceptable is to publicly post defamatory remarks about an established and reputable vaad hashrus, which is what the 5t vaad is and one that many believe is one of the better hashgachas out there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 07:12:47 PM
Although I respect the organization and believe that they keep to their standards in kashrus very strictly, there are certain things that they are meikel in for example cholov stam, and while that is accepted by the community i as an individual would not touch it, the issue is that once this is their standard they are (from my understanding) meikel in all regards to this issue including the keilim which need to be kashered.
Once again they are a very good hechsher but I am personally machmir
(I once asked a rov regarding a certain eiruv he told me "it's mihudar shebimihudar yet the machmir shebimachmir won't use it" - not exactly comparing but the point of me being more machmir then the hashgachah is the same)

You are mixing apples with oranges. First of all, the toalim issue is much bigger than a CS issue. Second of all, every city Eiruv has to rely on various leniencies. According to the Mishna Berura, a Baal Nefesh and/or a Yarei Shamayim shoud not use any of our large city eiruvin. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 07:21:59 PM
You are mixing apples with oranges. First of all, the toalim issue is much bigger than a CS issue. Second of all, every city Eiruv has to rely on various leniencies. According to the Mishna Berura, a Baal Nefesh and/or a Yarei Shamayim shoud not use any of our large city eiruvin. Just sayin'.
I never brought up bugs (although in my circles we would be allot more strict on cholov stam then a sofek of toiloim) and I'm not trying to mix it up with eiruvin I'm just saying in certain cases a individual will/should choose to be machmir even if it's mihudar according to the cities hashgachah standards, and FYI according to most/all poskim it's preferred be machmir when it comes to cholov stam (similar to what it says regarding eiruvin)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 07:26:39 PM
Who said the reason he got slammed was because of politics, maybe it was a halachic machlokes and they just didn't want him to make a big stink about it and confuse people if there is a halachic basis on which to rely??! (And to prevent fighting)

And who exactly determines what "an average god fearing jew" is and what standards they should abide by? If our rabbonim are signing off on this hechsher and not telling us otherwise (maybe yours are so thats fine for you) that means they have determined that it is an acceptable kashrus standard for the average Jew and I am sure someone who knows kashrus well could explain to you what they are doing. Just because one or 2 Rabbis (out of like 50 rabbis) don't like the standard of the vaad that doesn't make it not a fine hechsher for the average good frum jew.

"Who says"? He did. And he explained it too. That is already well known.

"Who determines"? AKO And if you don't know who they are, than you have no business discussing this issue.

Our Rabonim are "not telling us otherwise"? "One or two Rabbis"? "Someone who knows kashrus"? 

Let's start from the end. I know a little about kashrus and have spoken to many experts in the filed. I do know what is going on, but will not blog about it. And it's not just one or two Rabbis. Many Rabbis are not involved with kashrus. It'snot their field. And from those who do know kashrus, many are not happy about the local standards. Why would you expect you Rov to "tell you otherwise"? Does he tell you to stop doing all other things which he does not approve of? You have to ask your Rov and be willing to listen to his answer. If he sees you are on the defense, he wont tell you anything.

And the reason local standards are not on par to Brooklyn is because there is no demand for it here. Everyone here is fine with the way it is. In Brooklyn people wouldn't go for it. For example, that is why Kehila Kashrus stopped allowing their mashgichim to check vegetables anymore. There was an outcry there when bugs were found. No outcry here.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 07:36:52 PM
I never brought up bugs (although in my circles we would be allot more strict on cholov stam then a sofek of toiloim) and I'm not trying to mix it up with eiruvin I'm just saying in certain cases a individual will/should choose to be machmir even if it's mihudar according to the cities hashgachah standards, and FYI according to most/all poskim it's preferred be machmir when it comes to cholov stam (similar to what it says regarding eiruvin)

Chazon Ish and Reb Moshe zt"l had valid heterim for CS.(Although now there is a new problem that all CS might be Cholov treifa, but that's a different issue, and a more serious one.)

In your circles they are more  machmir on CS, an issur d'rabonon, than tolaim which is 5 lavim each bug? I can't imagine! And it'snot a sofeik. Lettuce, blueberries, strawberries and many other products start off as muchzak b'tolaim. Especially in this season. (According to the experts there are 6 different types of bugs in and out of the blueberries right now!) Just because you do not know abut it, does not create a sofeik.

If you want to learn more about the bugs, we happen to have one of the biggest tolaim experts locally in GG. Go there and ask him to show you the bugs. Once he points them out to you, your attitude will change.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 06, 2016, 07:48:07 PM

If you want to learn more about the bugs, we happen to have one of the biggest tolaim experts locally in GG. Go there and ask him to show you the bugs. Once he points them out to you, your attitude will change.

But gg is under the vaad so we can't trust him :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 07:51:00 PM
But gg is under the vaad so we can't trust him :)

I never even implied that you can't trust anybody who works for the Vaad. Rabbi Eisen also works for the Vaad, but his own Kehila Kashrus has a higher standard. But as a worker for the Vaad, they only follow Vaad policy as they are told.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on July 06, 2016, 08:13:01 PM
You bring up an interesting point, your saying it's a sofek and therefore can rely on it not being a Ben yomo, as a sofek dirabonon (that's what I understood from your statement - not sure where dovor chorif comes in, although arguably the spices might and definitely the union's and other vegetables put on the pizza turn it into a davar chorif)
Issue is you can't say it's a sofek if it's something that can get verified or something that someone knows the answer to but might not tell you
I'm saying if it's not a ben yomo (and we don't consider pizza a davar charif), you're allowed to eat -  it's already b'dieved.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on July 06, 2016, 08:13:40 PM
This entire CS keilem issue is only a very small part of the reason there is a need for a mehudar list.
Agreed. I just don't think that's a reason.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 08:57:53 PM
"Who says"? He did. And he explained it too. That is already well known.

"Who determines"? AKO And if you don't know who they are, than you have no business discussing this issue.

Our Rabonim are "not telling us otherwise"? "One or two Rabbis"? "Someone who knows kashrus"? 

Let's start from the end. I know a little about kashrus and have spoken to many experts in the filed. I do know what is going on, but will not blog about it. And it's not just one or two Rabbis. Many Rabbis are not involved with kashrus. It'snot their field. And from those who do know kashrus, many are not happy about the local standards. Why would you expect you Rov to "tell you otherwise"? Does he tell you to stop doing all other things which he does not approve of? You have to ask your Rov and be willing to listen to his answer. If he sees you are on the defense, he wont tell you anything.

And the reason local standards are not on par to Brooklyn is because there is no demand for it here. Everyone here is fine with the way it is. In Brooklyn people wouldn't go for it. For example, that is why Kehila Kashrus stopped allowing their mashgichim to check vegetables anymore. There was an outcry there when bugs were found. No outcry here.

The fact that an anonymous Rabbi in your vague  story questioned the standard of kashrus of the vaad means very little to anyone on these forums. If you'd like to share a detailed account of what you asked to who and how that person responded via pm that would be nice so I can verify. Additionally, whoever you spoke to is not the only authority on the matter. Furthermore, how do you know that Rabbi Eisen doesn't agree with the standards that are in place at the 5t vaad, the fact that in Brooklyn they have stricter standards doesn't prove about what is considered acceptable. Nor does it show what Rabbi Eisen actually  holds is an acceptable hashgacha for a community as a whole as there could be several factors for Brooklyn's kashrus. I am sure in Bnei Brack they have even stricter standards. That doesn't mean that the 5t kashrus is unacceptable.

Maybe threre is no "outcry" in 5t because the majority of Rabbinim (many who do know kashrus, perhaps as well as you :) ) determined that the standard of the vaad is acceptable for the regular frum jew.

Also, you were the one that said that the vaad is below the standard for an average frum jew, i never claimed that. So I was just saying that although that may be your opinion or your Rabbi's opinion that is a very subjective and clearly others disagree of what is standard for the average yid.

I completely respect and understand chumrahs but making unsubstantiated claims or putting down the vaad because you disagree, is not right. Remember, there are a lot of Rabbonim and jews in the 5t that support the vaad. I'd stay way from even sofek avak loshon horah...it might be a chumrah but whatever... ;)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 06, 2016, 09:11:13 PM
You have never heard any Rov? Really?!? One prominent Rov actually did many times and got slammed for doing so.
Is that the same one who said Hotzolah members were mechalel shabbos and only stopped when Hotzolah threatened to not respond to calls from his members?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 09:19:32 PM
I completely respect and understand chumrahs but making unsubstantiated claims or putting down the vaad because you disagree, is not right. Remember, there are a lot of Rabbonim and jews in the 5t that support the vaad. I'd stay way from even sofek avak loshon horah...it might be a chumrah but whatever... ;)

I will not be more specific, but it is not "an anonymous Rabbi", most people know who I am talking about. I am also not dealing with chumras. There are some very serious issues incolved.

You might want to do some homework. You would be surprised how many Rabbis are really comfortable with the local kashrus. I do not believe "most Rabbis" have a say at all in the Vaad's policies, or are even active members of the Vaad. But they have to choose their battles. The 5t is a very big place and there is a lot of good here,  but some things still have to be worked on. The Rabbis have to choose which battles to address for their own members. Be it Shaabos, tznius, davening, kashrus etc.. Each place needs tailor made chizuk for their kehila.

The reason the standards here are below OU is because there is no demand for anything better. Everyone is happy with what they have. And what is worse is some people eat from establishments without the Vaad's hechsher. There is a place off of Central which does not meet Vaad standards, has a low level bogus certification, and people are fine with it. People also eat by non-certified Dunkin Donuts which is not kosher.

Every Rabbi has to choose their battles. But you should have a discussion, do some research, and see what is going on. like I did. If there would be a demand for it, things would improve quickly.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 09:27:06 PM
And by the way, many many Rabbis and people in town go by the list. At least four major schools that I know of also adhere to the list.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 06, 2016, 09:52:08 PM
And by the way, many many Rabbis and people in town go by the list. At least four major schools that I know of also adhere to the list.
What a stupid thing to say.  I'm not sure why im responding but...
1) many rabbinic take on chumras, lifnim meshuras hadin.  Many other people also do that. Don't make it halacha. Furthermore, many rabbanim  will tell people who are no on the proper level befafka NOT to take on chumras because it will backfire (how many people frum out or become baalai  teshuvah and 2 years later are worse  off than the were to begin with)
2) as a community organization, servicing hundreda of families, schools have to be stringent for those who are machmir. Same reason why many schools have a peanut free policy.
Duh
Now maybe go bash more rabbanim, organizationa, and the entire community since apparently u don't feel loshen hora  will send u to gehinom.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 10:17:45 PM
What a stupid thing to say.  I'm not sure why im responding but...
1) many rabbinic take on chumras, lifnim meshuras hadin.  Many other people also do that. Don't make it halacha. Furthermore, many rabbanim  will tell people who are no on the proper level befafka NOT to take on chumras because it will backfire (how many people frum out or become baalai  teshuvah and 2 years later are worse  off than the were to begin with)
2) as a community organization, servicing hundreda of families, schools have to be stringent for those who are machmir. Same reason why many schools have a peanut free policy.
Duh
Now maybe go bash more rabbanim, organizationa, and the entire community since apparently u don't feel loshen hora  will send u to gehenom.

It's a lot easier to rant on a blog than it is to do some research, isn't it? Did you even bother watching the videoes I posted eralier? I've seen the same thing from local establishments. That's not a chumra, my friend. I care about what I eat. I did my research. I know what's going on. I know Rabbi Eisen will privately tell people to eat only at certain places locally. Take the time. Speak to those who know. It might take a few weeks. Then post your findings.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 06, 2016, 10:24:45 PM
It's a lot easier to rant on a blog than it is to do some research, isn't it? Did you even bother watching the videoes I posted eralier? I've seen the same thing from local establishments. That's not a chumra, my friend. I care about what I eat. I did my research. I know what's going on. I know Rabbi Eisen will privately tell people to eat only at certain places locally. Take the time. Speak to those who know. It might take a few weeks. Then post your findings.
Like I said up-thread, I do not know this sugya  to any real degree. That is why I rely on my own, competent rov. And yes, I do ask him.
As far as ranting, to me it seems like you've been doing most of the ranting here.
Continue your bashing spree my friend.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 10:34:31 PM
Chazon Ish and Reb Moshe zt"l had valid heterim for CS.(Although now there is a new problem that all CS might be Cholov treifa, but that's a different issue, and a more serious one.)

In your circles they are more  machmir on CS, an issur d'rabonon, than tolaim which is 5 lavim each bug? I can't imagine! And it'snot a sofeik. Lettuce, blueberries, strawberries and many other products start off as muchzak b'tolaim. Especially in this season. (According to the experts there are 6 different types of bugs in and out of the blueberries right now!) Just because you do not know abut it, does not create a sofeik.

If you want to learn more about the bugs, we happen to have one of the biggest tolaim experts locally in GG. Go there and ask him to show you the bugs. Once he points them out to you, your attitude will change.
True they hold of valid heterim but even reb moshe didn't want a school to change over to cholov stam for financial reasons (shows that there is validity to being machmir) I'm not trying to down play toiloim, there's a famous moshul, someone used to bring his own personal milk to kolel every day for his own coffee and everyday it would be used by the time he got to it one day he writes that it's personal, next day it was still missing, second day he writes "stealing is a issur dioraiysa!!!" and it was still taken, third day he writes "cholov stam" and it wasn't touched.
While this story doesn't make much sense halachicly it's just something that yirei shomayim take very seriously, cholov akum is brought down in seforim as something that is 'mitamtem' the mind and heart, it puts a person on a downhill in terms of yiras shomayim. In my circles this is taken very seriously. That being said we don't say this is a bigger aveirah then the other, if something is ossur then it's ossur, we don't start looking for heteirim to make it muttar and of course bugs are ossur and would not be eaten, but if someone heard something about bugs but there was a hechsher on it there's a chance they would  eat there, but if they heard there might be an issue of cholov akum even though there's a hechsher they'd stay far away (and we treat cs as ca)
Although halachicly it might not sound proper, in our hashkafah it is extremely important for one to work on his yiras shomayim, and definitely not lower it (not even take a chance of lowering it)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 10:41:03 PM
Like I said up-thread, I do not know this sugya  to any real degree. That is why I rely on my own, competent rov. And yes, I do ask him.
As far as ranting, to me it seems like you've been doing most of the ranting here.
Continue your bashing spree my friend.
No problem. As long as you ask. You have a right to llsten to your Rabbi. But don't impose his views on everyone else. Many Rabbanim do not agree on this. In fact, maybe show your Rov the videos I referenced and see what he says. I am curious what he would say. That's not chumros.
I am not ranting. I have done extensive research on this. I have spoken to experts locally and around the country. I was hoping to cause awareness which would create a demand, which would in effect raise the bar.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 06, 2016, 10:46:04 PM
No problem. As long as you ask. You have a right to llsten to your Rabbi. But don't impose his views on everyone else. Many Rabbanim do not agree on this. In fact, maybe show your Rov the videos I referenced and see what he says. I am curious what he would say. That's not chumros.
I am not ranting. I have done extensive research on this. I have spoken to experts locally and around the country. I was hoping to cause awareness which would create a demand, which would in effect raise the bar.
LOL You're a funny person. Once you get bored with this topic, you should try out for AGT. I think you  would be a good comedian.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on July 06, 2016, 10:49:12 PM
I'm saying if it's not a ben yomo (and we don't consider pizza a davar charif), you're allowed to eat -  it's already b'dieved.
I'm understanding you to say that you can walk into a pizza shop with not kosher keilim (doesn't matter if it's from bosor bicholov or ca or even treif) and although there are other kosher pizza shops sit down and consider it a bidieved and say it's muttar because it's not a Ben yomo?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 10:51:16 PM
That's the difference between you and I. For you this is comedy. For me it's about Fear of God. One bug is five lavim. Five sets of malkus. A serving of salad can have multiple insects. It is metamtem es halev and prevents someone from understanding his learning. I didn't just hit the keyboard. I did extensive research. It's not a joke.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 10:52:42 PM
I will not be more specific, but it is not "an anonymous Rabbi", most people know who I am talking about. I am also not dealing with chumras. There are some very serious issues incolved.

You might want to do some homework. You would be surprised how many Rabbis are really comfortable with the local kashrus. I do not believe "most Rabbis" have a say at all in the Vaad's policies, or are even active members of the Vaad. But they have to choose their battles. The 5t is a very big place and there is a lot of good here,  but some things still have to be worked on. The Rabbis have to choose which battles to address for their own members. Be it Shaabos, tznius, davening, kashrus etc.. Each place needs tailor made chizuk for their kehila.

The reason the standards here are below OU is because there is no demand for anything better. Everyone is happy with what they have. And what is worse is some people eat from establishments without the Vaad's hechsher. There is a place off of Central which does not meet Vaad standards, has a low level bogus certification, and people are fine with it. People also eat by non-certified Dunkin Donuts which is not kosher.

Every Rabbi has to choose their battles. But you should have a discussion, do some research, and see what is going on. like I did. If there would be a demand for it, things would improve quickly.

If your whole point here is to say that one should ask their Rav on a personal basis about where they should eat, then the point could have been made in one sentence. Everyone would agree that one should ask and listen to their rav. I do have a Rav that said its fine for me to eat at any place in 5t that is under vaad. I hope that doesn't offend you and even if I dont know all the shylas involved I can rely on him and the vaad. Your Rav might disagree. That is how everything goes in Judaism, one opinion says this and someone else argues. But there is no need to bash on one who relies on what their rav or vaad has allowed them to eat. Also, ripping on the 5t as a community is unnecessary and not very nice.

Everyone ahould ask their Rav (as kashrus are not simple) and adhere as such. Period. Anything else said borders on loshon harah.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 10:59:20 PM
True they hold of valid heterim but even reb moshe didn't want a school to change over to cholov stam for financial reasons (shows that there is validity to being machmir) I'm not trying to down play toiloim, there's a famous moshul, someone used to bring his own personal milk to kolel every day for his own coffee and everyday it would be used by the time he got to it one day he writes that it's personal, next day it was still missing, second day he writes "stealing is a issur dioraiysa!!!" and it was still taken, third day he writes "cholov stam" and it wasn't touched.
While this story doesn't make much sense halachicly it's just something that yirei shomayim take very seriously, cholov akum is brought down in seforim as something that is 'mitamtem' the mind and heart, it puts a person on a downhill in terms of yiras shomayim. In my circles this is taken very seriously. That being said we don't say this is a bigger aveirah then the other, if something is ossur then it's ossur, we don't start looking for heteirim to make it muttar and of course bugs are ossur and would not be eaten, but if someone heard something about bugs but there was a hechsher on it there's a chance they would  eat there, but if they heard there might be an issue of cholov akum even though there's a hechsher they'd stay far away (and we treat cs as ca)
Although halachicly it might not sound proper, in our hashkafah it is extremely important for one to work on his yiras shomayim, and definitely not lower it (not even take a chance of lowering it)
I just read your post and want to point out that I am also makpid on CY. I am also afraid the heterim don't apply nowadays for a number of reasons. But nobody will tell you it's worse than bugs. Every single bug is 5 sets of malkus. Each salad can, and probably do have a few. And bugs are also.metamtem es halev. That applies to any of the maacholos asuros.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 06, 2016, 11:03:09 PM
LOL You're a funny person. Once you get bored with this topic, you should try out for AGT. I think you  would be a good comedian.

And by the way. I don't even know what AGT is. Maybe for those who do, a lower Kashrus standard sufices.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 06, 2016, 11:08:03 PM
I think this thread has been hijacked long enough. please take it to pm so we can discuss useful things here.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 06, 2016, 11:11:36 PM
That's the difference between you and I. For you this is comedy. For me it's about Fear of God. One bug is five lavim. Five sets of malkus. A serving of salad can have multiple insects. It is metamtem es halev and prevents someone from understanding his learning. I didn't just hit the keyboard. I did extensive research. It's not a joke.
No, for me, YOU'RE the comedy. You were telling me not to push my rov's views on other people other people (hence the bold).
What I find funny is that
1) you're the one pushing views on people here. I don't think anybody else here said that if u don't follow a list, u'll be going to gehenom. Only you.
2) I don't believe I ever said my rov's views. Just that I have a right to follow my own rov. As a matter of fact,  he has told me not to eat certain foods from certain places and not to eat  in at certain restaraunts, only takeout. But this is the first  time I'm sharing this.
3)if you feel people should not follow their own rov (which IS my opinion and I have said that on this chat), come out and say so.
This is a complete waste of time. GN
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 06, 2016, 11:19:52 PM
So has anyone who actually holds by the vaad tried out Courtside bar and grill? I'm planning a friends goodbye party and wondering if its a decent chill/food.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on July 06, 2016, 11:25:43 PM
So has anyone who actually holds by the vaad tried out Courtside bar and grill? I'm planning a friends goodbye party and wondering if its a decent chill/food.
Decent chill. Lots of TVs. Foods okay. Menu should offer more IMO. Manager told me that they opened before they were ready but they're getting there.

Doghouse Teaneck is better. This place tries to be a little more upscale but that's not what a sports bar/restaurant should be IMO.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on July 06, 2016, 11:31:29 PM
I think this thread has been hijacked long enough. please take it to pm so we can discuss useful things here.
What's the latest on Brach's?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on July 06, 2016, 11:42:33 PM
Decent chill. Lots of TVs. Foods okay. Menu should offer more IMO. Manager told me that they opened before they were ready but they're getting there.

Doghouse Teaneck is better. This place tries to be a little more upscale but that's not what a sports bar/restaurant should be IMO.
Thanks for the review, Ive been meaning to check it out but its a pretty quiet time for a sports bar
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 07, 2016, 12:47:21 AM
Decent chill. Lots of TVs. Foods okay. Menu should offer more IMO. Manager told me that they opened before they were ready but they're getting there.

Doghouse Teaneck is better. This place tries to be a little more upscale but that's not what a sports bar/restaurant should be IMO.

Thanks for the review, Ive been meaning to check it out but its a pretty quiet time for a sports bar

Maybe I'll wait to check it out till September/October when sports gets more interesting. I feel like there is a huge difference if you go when there is a boring baseball game on as opposed to a a football sunday. First impressions can last for a while.

It sounds like the place has potential but still working stuff out. They better be ready for football season.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on July 07, 2016, 01:19:37 AM
Thanks for the review, Ive been meaning to check it out but its a pretty quiet time for a sports bar
Euro 2016??
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on July 07, 2016, 05:29:28 AM
I think this thread has been hijacked long enough. please take it to pm so we can discuss useful things here.
+ 1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on July 07, 2016, 07:58:41 AM
I think this thread has been hijacked long enough. please take it to pm so we can discuss useful things here.

+1

I was about to post that.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 07, 2016, 09:03:27 AM
I think this thread has been hijacked long enough. please take it to pm so we can discuss useful things here.

Useful is a relative term. For some people it is knowing their food is kosher. For  others its the TV's in a sports bar. So sad.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 07, 2016, 09:17:19 AM
Useful is a relative term. For some people it is knowing their food is kosher. For  others its the TV's in a sports bar. So sad.

you are. don't hijack my post which says not to hijack.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on July 07, 2016, 09:24:11 AM
Does Rita's have anything sugar free?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 07, 2016, 09:27:45 AM
Does Rita's have anything sugar free?

i know the one in oceanside does so would imagine this one would have too
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 07, 2016, 09:28:33 AM
Useful is a relative term. For some people it is knowing their food is kosher. For  others its the TV's in a sports bar. So sad.

I think they are both useful. I think his point is that the same points were being repeated and argued several times. People got it and understand the different sides.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on July 07, 2016, 09:30:07 AM
I think they are both useful. I think his point is that the same points were being repeated and argued several times. People got it and understand the different sides.
and we understand sammyp likes to let everyone know how frum he is and what he holds by and what he doesnt
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on July 07, 2016, 09:38:36 AM
and we understand sammyp likes to let everyone know how frum he is and what he holds by and what he doesnt

I never revealed what I hold or how frum I am. You either did not read the posts, or did not understand. I was just making a point and wishing for at least Kehila Kashrus standards locally. Not for me, but for everyone else who deserves it.

Do I eat from that standard? Do I eat from everything on "the list"? Or do I only eat from B'datz Eidah Chareidis/ Volover sandard? That is something I did not discuss. That is nobody's business. I just feel bad for our community. We deserve better, and it can be done if there would be awareness and demand.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on July 07, 2016, 05:09:07 PM
I never revealed what I hold or how frum I am. You either did not read the posts, or did not understand. I was just making a point and wishing for at least Kehila Kashrus standards locally. Not for me, but for everyone else who deserves it.

Do I eat from that standard? Do I eat from everything on "the list"? Or do I only eat from B'datz Eidah Chareidis/ Volover sandard? That is something I did not discuss. That is nobody's business. I just feel bad for our community. We deserve better, and it can be done if there would be awareness and demand.
ok.
We have all heard your opinions, now just drop it as you are not convincing anyone of anything anymore.
Thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: keepsmiling123 on July 11, 2016, 08:04:07 PM
Going to Mikes tonight for the first time. What are the best things to order? What should I avoid?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 11, 2016, 08:08:02 PM
Going to Mikes tonight for the first time. What are the best things to order? What should I avoid?
As in the Manhattan restaurant?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on July 11, 2016, 08:47:28 PM
As in the Manhattan restaurant?
Mike's Burgers on Central, I imagine.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 11, 2016, 09:01:34 PM
Mike's Burgers on Central, I imagine.
Oh.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on July 12, 2016, 04:07:29 AM
As in the Manhattan restaurant?

Mike's Burgers on Central, I imagine.
Being he's asking in 5t thread +1
Going to Mikes tonight for the first time. What are the best things to order? What should I avoid?
I don't know all products but I found the place to be very chilled .
I enjoyed both the Philly steak sandwich and the pastrami burger .
Was told by the guy I bought a hot dog for that it was very god as well (they prob use a knockwerst sausage instead of a hot dog if it was that good)

Enjoy !
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coffee01 on July 12, 2016, 05:26:30 AM
Going to Mikes tonight for the first time. What are the best things to order? What should I avoid?

nachos were great they actually have a pretty good peanut butter mousse for desert
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 12, 2016, 08:56:37 AM
Going to Mikes tonight for the first time. What are the best things to order? What should I avoid?

Most things are pretty good. I did not like their chili though. Tastes like it's been sitting all day (not in the good way)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 12, 2016, 09:01:35 AM
Going to Mikes tonight for the first time. What are the best things to order? What should I avoid?

Their breakfeast burger (im not sure what its called) is great also. Im a big fan of the place as the food is  fresh and tasty esp for a takeout style restaurant . Also, they give nice sized portions.
One other note, if you are getting a salad try getting a steak salad and for only a fee dollars extra you can also get baby chicken in your salad.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on July 12, 2016, 10:39:48 AM
As in the Manhattan restaurant?

I am assuming mikes burgers
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 12, 2016, 01:43:58 PM
What are some good places to eat near the LIRR?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 12, 2016, 02:14:54 PM
What are some good places to eat near the LIRR?

Which station? Near inwood there is seasons express. Lawrence, everything is at least 5-10 min walk. Cedarhurst has a bunch of options.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 12, 2016, 02:32:05 PM
Which station? Near inwood there is seasons express. Lawrence, everything is at least 5-10 min walk. Cedarhurst has a bunch of options.

Cedarhurst station is your best bet. central perk cafe. fish plate, hapisga, etc are all on the block
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 12, 2016, 03:04:22 PM
Cedarhurst station is your best bet. central perk cafe. fish plate, hapisga, etc are all on the block

Thanks. How's the Fish Plate?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 12, 2016, 03:10:34 PM
Thanks. How's the Fish Plate?

Great food. Havent been in a while but I heard portions got smaller
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 12, 2016, 03:13:44 PM
Great food. Havent been in a while but I heard portions got smaller

How does it compare to Fish Grill?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 12, 2016, 03:32:11 PM
How does it compare to Fish Grill?

Isn't it just a knock off?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 12, 2016, 03:35:45 PM
Cedarhurst station is your best bet. central perk cafe. fish plate, hapisga, etc are all on the block

Amaterdam burger is also right there. Not cheap but very good food if you're feeling some fleish
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 12, 2016, 03:38:45 PM
Isn't it just a knock off?

No idea. Have never been there before.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on July 12, 2016, 04:14:19 PM
Amaterdam burger is also right there. Not cheap but very good food if you're feeling some fleish
-1
Neither I nor my wife enjoyed the food
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on July 12, 2016, 04:53:41 PM
-1
Neither I nor my wife enjoyed the food

+1

Food was ok and portions were tiny
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on July 12, 2016, 07:23:36 PM
+1

Food was ok and portions were tiny

I actually thought it was pretty good but I think the one in city is better.
In 5t, mike's is probably a better bang for your buck IMO.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on July 12, 2016, 07:39:09 PM
I actually thought it was pretty good but I think the one in city is better.
In 5t, mike's is probably a better bang for your buck IMO.

Traditions and holy schnitzel are also consistent and reasonably priced
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 12, 2016, 07:45:13 PM
Traditions and holy schnitzel are also consistent and reasonably priced

I've been to Traditions before, and it's great. If only it was closer to the train.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on July 13, 2016, 05:58:43 AM


In 5t, mike's is probably a better bang for your buck IMO.

+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: elit on August 08, 2016, 06:21:36 PM
Any good dairy places in great neck?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on August 09, 2016, 01:38:31 PM
Any good dairy places in great neck?

Becuase great neck is in 5 towns/far rockaway..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: elit on August 09, 2016, 01:41:44 PM
Becuase great neck is in 5 towns/far rockaway..

Ever city is represented on DDF. I figured 5t is big enough to warrant it's own. The rest of Long Island isn't so you can squeeze it in here too.

ETA: started wiki...feel free to add and edit
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on August 15, 2016, 06:21:32 PM
Anybody going to Fleishfest tonight? Looks like the place to be (especially for summer bachelors like me)!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on August 15, 2016, 06:27:32 PM
Anybody going to Fleishfest tonight? Looks like the place to be (especially for summer bachelors like me)!
I'll be there.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 15, 2016, 07:07:18 PM
I'll be there.

+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on August 15, 2016, 07:08:57 PM
+1
Really looking forwards, after a 4 year wait i can finally make it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on August 15, 2016, 07:15:48 PM
Anybody going to Fleishfest tonight? Looks like the place to be (especially for summer bachelors like me)!
Priority-1 is a great organization with schools, yeshivas and a Kollel under their umbrella. Serving the community for over 20 years. I think we can all eat to that!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 15, 2016, 07:18:24 PM
Priority-1 is a great organization with schools, yeshivas and a Kollel under their umbrella. Serving the community for over 20 years. I think we can all eat to that!

Last year Rabbi Feitman explained that the more you eat the bigger the mitzva ;D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on August 15, 2016, 09:48:03 PM
Holy cow.  I can't move.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on August 16, 2016, 06:06:26 AM
Holy cow.  I can't move.

How was? I was thinking about going this year but I was unavailable to go. Sounds like an awesome matzav.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 17, 2016, 02:38:26 PM
Best way to get 6 people with lots of luggage from far rockaway to JFK?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 17, 2016, 06:34:20 PM
Best way to get 6 people with lots of luggage from far rockaway to JFK?

Make a friend with someone who has a 15 passenger van. Or use Super Shuttle. I know of a private van company in the area who may have better rates, I can try to get their info.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 18, 2016, 02:16:46 PM
Make a friend with someone who has a 15 passenger van. Or use Super Shuttle. I know of a private van company in the area who may have better rates, I can try to get their info.

Please do. Thanks!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 22, 2016, 06:59:04 AM
Left a wedding early to get amsterdam burger, best idea I've had in a while
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 22, 2016, 08:10:59 AM
Left a wedding early to get amsterdam burger, best idea I've had in a while
Must have been a pretty awful wedding.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on August 22, 2016, 10:37:28 AM

Left a wedding early to get amsterdam burger, best idea I've had in a while
+1


Must have been a pretty awful wedding.

Eh. I agree its overpriced and a little overrated, they still have very solid burgers
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 22, 2016, 12:00:50 PM
+1


Eh. I agree its overpriced and a little overrated, they still have very solid burgers

Wasn't in the mood for the wedding of someone I haven't spoken to in years.  I thought the food was terrific though a little overpriced
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 22, 2016, 01:00:28 PM
So seasons express is really opening by pick wick in woodmere.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on August 22, 2016, 01:02:16 PM
So seasons express is really opening by pick wick in woodmere.

The sign is there. They will get a lot of business from the likes of Halb and DRS.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 22, 2016, 02:11:18 PM
So seasons express is really opening by pick wick in woodmere.

Yup. Shul was told they have to get out in a few months
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on August 22, 2016, 05:13:06 PM
Yup. Shul was told they have to get out in a few months
where are they going to go?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 22, 2016, 06:18:42 PM
where are they going to go?

Either rent in new halb or trailer on the new property
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on September 07, 2016, 09:15:47 PM
Anybody know of a good internet provider/phone service (no TV) in the Five Towns who beats Verizon prices? Do any of the frum guys do this?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on September 08, 2016, 10:53:21 AM
Anyone with a number for a handyman? Need a few curtains installed..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 08, 2016, 06:59:44 PM
Where can I buy dry ice locally?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on September 08, 2016, 07:23:47 PM
I will not be more specific, but it is not "an anonymous Rabbi", most people know who I am talking about. I am also not dealing with chumras. There are some very serious issues incolved.

You might want to do some homework. You would be surprised how many Rabbis are really comfortable with the local kashrus. I do not believe "most Rabbis" have a say at all in the Vaad's policies, or are even active members of the Vaad. But they have to choose their battles. The 5t is a very big place and there is a lot of good here,  but some things still have to be worked on. The Rabbis have to choose which battles to address for their own members. Be it Shaabos, tznius, davening, kashrus etc.. Each place needs tailor made chizuk for their kehila.

The reason the standards here are below OU is because there is no demand for anything better. Everyone is happy with what they have. And what is worse is some people eat from establishments without the Vaad's hechsher. There is a place off of Central which does not meet Vaad standards, has a low level bogus certification, and people are fine with it. People also eat by non-certified Dunkin Donuts which is not kosher.

Every Rabbi has to choose their battles. But you should have a discussion, do some research, and see what is going on. like I did. If there would be a demand for it, things would improve quickly.
Sorry to start this up again I just noticed it now.  I don't know where you get your information from you keep repeating that the vaad is sub ou standards which is FALSE.
The vaads official policy is politically they can't be more machmir than the ou. On many things (where ether can politically get away with it) they are more machmir. for example checking vegetables
Check your information before repeatedly being motzei laz on many rabonim
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on September 08, 2016, 07:36:16 PM
Sorry to start this up again I just noticed it now.  I don't know where you get your information from you keep repeating that the vaad is sub ou standards which is FALSE.
The vaads official policy is politically they can't be more machmir than the ou. On many things (where ether can politically get away with it) they are more machmir. for example checking vegetables
Check your information before repeatedly being motzei laz on many rabonim
Period.
Next conversation.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 09, 2016, 09:38:27 AM
any updates on whats going to be at Brachs
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on September 09, 2016, 11:37:49 AM
any updates on whats going to be at Brachs
I'm hearing it'll be split between Amazing Savings and a warehouse club run by Gourmet Glatt.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 09, 2016, 12:20:04 PM
I'm hearing it'll be split between Amazing Savings and a warehouse club run by Gourmet Glatt.

I wonder what a warehouse club from GOurmet Glatt would look like. Also any timeline?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on September 09, 2016, 12:22:46 PM
I wonder what a warehouse club from GOurmet Glatt would look like. Also any timeline?
I have no idea. It's just a rumor; I wouldn't be surprised if it's inaccurate.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on September 13, 2016, 12:42:54 AM
I have no idea. It's just a rumor; I wouldn't be surprised if it's inaccurate.

I am pretty sure that's outdated information. That deal fell through long ago, unless it revived recently.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on September 13, 2016, 12:48:09 AM
Sorry to start this up again I just noticed it now.  I don't know where you get your information from you keep repeating that the vaad is sub ou standards which is FALSE.
The vaads official policy is politically they can't be more machmir than the ou. On many things (where ether can politically get away with it) they are more machmir. for example checking vegetables
Check your information before repeatedly being motzei laz on many rabonim

I will not continue this conversation. However, it seems that I have better inside information than you do.

And about the bugs, it is true that GG and Seasons vegetable checking is on a very high standard. Much higher than the OU. That is despite the fact that they are under the Vaad. Credit for that is due to the management of those two stores. The Vaad does not require that same standard at any of their other establishments.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on September 13, 2016, 06:43:04 AM
I am pretty sure that's outdated information. That deal fell through long ago, unless it revived recently.
I heard it recently, FWIW.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on September 13, 2016, 07:15:20 AM
I will not continue this conversation. However, it seems that I have better inside information than you do.

And about the bugs, it is true that GG and Seasons vegetable checking is on a very high standard. Much higher than the OU. That is despite the fact that they are under the Vaad. Credit for that is due to the management of those two stores. The Vaad does not require that same standard at any of their other establishments.
Yes gg and seasons have a higher  standard than other places
However every place under the vaad has at least ou standard. the vaads policy on bugs is way higher than the ou
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on September 13, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Yes gg and seasons have a higher  standard than other places
However every place under the vaad has at least ou standard. the vaads policy on bugs is way higher than the ou
everyone just eat where their rabbi says they can eat. End of story
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on September 13, 2016, 04:05:35 PM
everyone just eat where their rabbi says they can eat. End of story
Where should rabbis eat?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on September 13, 2016, 05:05:25 PM
Where should rabbis eat?
Wherever their wives tell them to.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on October 05, 2016, 02:47:45 AM
Does anyone have a taxi guy that has a van to take from jfk to far rockaway? I'm getting quotes in the $60 range which is crazy for a 15 min drive
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on October 05, 2016, 06:54:56 AM
Does anyone have a taxi guy that has a van to take from jfk to far rockaway? I'm getting quotes in the $60 range which is crazy for a 15 min drive
It's not about the 15 minute drive. It's about being van and airport.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on October 06, 2016, 06:21:16 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/10/breaking-the-5-towns-delicious-dishes-closes-for-good/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on October 06, 2016, 09:56:38 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/10/breaking-the-5-towns-delicious-dishes-closes-for-good/
too bad, it was a good thursday night cholent place
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on October 06, 2016, 11:05:21 PM
too bad, it was a good thursday night cholent place
There is some new place hemishe on central opening soon next to pitzale that hopefully will be good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on October 06, 2016, 11:09:36 PM
There is some new place hemishe on central opening soon next to pitzale that hopefully will be good
season's express has very good chulant. And there's more space in there too move than delicious dishes.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on October 06, 2016, 11:11:04 PM
season's express has very good chulant. And there's more space in there too move than delicious dishes.
Way overpriced
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on October 07, 2016, 10:31:09 AM
Way overpriced

+1

Also its not a place to hang out. Dd had a heimish feel where you could sit down and hang out while eating cholent. Additionally, it was nice that it wasnt on central and off the beaten path. It's  a shame they are closing.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on October 07, 2016, 11:44:31 AM
Way overpriced

+1. ridiculous.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dudeman on October 12, 2016, 10:29:52 PM
any candy stores that will deliver in the area?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on October 13, 2016, 12:37:37 AM
S
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on October 13, 2016, 12:40:06 AM
any candy stores that will deliver in the area?
Siegelman's cakes delivers if you are looking to send someone a gift (347) 864-0747
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on November 06, 2016, 05:35:15 PM
Anyone have a good deck person?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 06, 2016, 07:05:47 PM
Anybody else ever have a bad experience by court side grill? I enjoyed the food, but the service wasn't great
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 06, 2016, 09:12:58 PM
Any updates with Brachs? I recently heard it's official with GG and Amazing Savings. Can anybody confirm?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 08, 2016, 02:37:19 PM
Any updates with Brachs? I recently heard it's official with GG and Amazing Savings. Can anybody confirm?
GG . Confirmed
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on November 08, 2016, 03:22:42 PM
any timeline?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on November 08, 2016, 05:20:56 PM
GG . Confirmed
With amazing savings spliting store
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on November 08, 2016, 11:55:31 PM
Looks like Kaminsky win :'(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 09, 2016, 08:23:45 AM
With amazing savings spliting store
That I don't know forsure. They're saying so . Let's see Wat happens
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 10, 2016, 03:12:24 PM
GG . Confirmed

Yay just what we need another GG. Place is so friggin expensive... Chadesh Yameinu K'kedem wish Brachs would just come back...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on November 10, 2016, 05:51:33 PM
Yay just what we need another GG. Place is so friggin expensive... Chadesh Yameinu K'kedem wish Brachs would just come back...

+1

Seasons and GG are in competition who can open up more stores in the 5T. Its a close race
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 10, 2016, 05:57:10 PM
And who can charge more. I think Seasons is winning on that.

And BTW, there is an unconfirmed rumor that KRM started delivering to the FR/Five Towns area once a week...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Ephcc90 on November 10, 2016, 07:07:03 PM
I think my bill went up at least 50% since Brach closed:(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 10, 2016, 08:33:05 PM
I think my bill went up at least 50% since Brach closed:(
When brachs was open I cranked in the numbers @ 25% more a month. Now that it's closed I'm sure that GG went up just bc they could with no cheaper competition.
Like everything in life ... it ain't apreciated till its gone
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 10, 2016, 08:37:30 PM
Yay just what we need another GG. Place is so friggin expensive... Chadesh Yameinu K'kedem wish Brachs would just come back...
Amen but highly improbable.  I'm sure GG made sure of that . They're too good at business for their own prosper to not have made sure .
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 11, 2016, 09:46:23 AM
And who can charge more. I think Seasons is winning on that.

And BTW, there is an unconfirmed rumor that KRM started delivering to the FR/Five Towns area once a week...

It's a good idea. Make a rotation of ppl who are on the same page, take turns going to Brooklyn to pick up everyone's orders. 

On a side note - GG should be relieved that we arent Clinton supporters. We would be burning - looting - hurting GG supporters etc... ;D :P
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on November 11, 2016, 10:30:33 AM
what is going to be in GG store when they move
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 11, 2016, 12:54:36 PM
what is going to be in GG store when they move

As far as I heard, they aren't moving, they are opening another store
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 11, 2016, 01:59:38 PM
I think KRM is already sending a truck once a week. No need to make rotations.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 12, 2016, 09:59:30 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/11/new-kosher-steakhouse-doma-5-towns/

If its anything like their dairy restaurant, itll be a big hit!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 12, 2016, 10:20:35 PM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/11/new-kosher-steakhouse-doma-5-towns/ (http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/11/new-kosher-steakhouse-doma-5-towns/)

If its anything like their dairy restaurant, itll be a big hit!

I don't love cork and slice. Very expensive and I always leave hungry
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on November 13, 2016, 10:33:50 AM
Anyone have a good deck person?


Bump
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 13, 2016, 08:01:07 PM
I think KRM is already sending a truck once a week. No need to make rotations.

Any idea how to get in on this truck delivery?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 13, 2016, 08:44:21 PM
Probably by calling KRM and asking about it
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 14, 2016, 03:32:14 AM
Probably by calling KRM and asking about it
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 14, 2016, 10:21:47 AM

Probably by calling KRM and asking about it

This forum is a bunch of geniuses! TY!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 14, 2016, 01:32:15 PM
This forum is a bunch of geniuses! TY!
Glad You enjoyed the free trial. Next time it'll cost ya
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 14, 2016, 03:06:43 PM
Amsterdam closed already?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 14, 2016, 04:48:28 PM
Amsterdam closed already?

Old news.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 14, 2016, 07:23:40 PM
Old news.
I took them longer to renovate than they were open for
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 14, 2016, 07:45:41 PM
I took them longer to renovate than they were open for

Burn.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 15, 2016, 04:11:55 PM
Anywhere in 5towns to get car inspection at 5 or 6 pm?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 16, 2016, 12:48:44 PM
HOT!! grapes in gourmet glatt  10 dollars a bag (2.99 a LB)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on November 16, 2016, 12:50:54 PM
HOT!! grapes in gourmet glatt  10 dollars a bag (2.99 a LB)

Washed and pre-checked?  ::)

Sorry, that was naughty.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 16, 2016, 01:02:10 PM
HOT!! grapes in gourmet glatt  10 dollars a bag (2.99 a LB)

This is NOT hot. I routinely get them for 1.99 a pound.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on November 16, 2016, 01:06:54 PM
Washed and pre-checked?  ::)

Sorry, that was naughty.

Since I have moved here one of the things I wanted to open was a checked lettuce shop charging $5. Thats what it is (if not cheaper) in Flatbush.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 16, 2016, 01:09:48 PM
This is NOT hot. I routinely get them for 1.99 a pound.

I forgot my sarcasm button. I was also hoping ppl would get my sarcasm when "10 dollars" was the price quote.

Its most definitely NOT hot. Its outrageous. As is GG.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 16, 2016, 04:03:11 PM


I forgot my sarcasm button. ................. Its outrageous. As is GG.
The brachs lover in mourning and sarcasm was totally understood over here :) .   המקום ינחם
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 17, 2016, 11:20:05 AM
The brachs lover in mourning and sarcasm was totally understood over here :) .   המקום ינחם

lol..

Honestly, once you get in to GG its a much nicer shopping experience then Brach's was, but the prices and so called "sales" in GG are ridiculous.

What are kollel and Klei Kodesh doing about this crazy cost of food?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on November 17, 2016, 01:02:24 PM
lol..

Honestly, once you get in to GG its a much nicer shopping experience then Brach's was, but the prices and so called "sales" in GG are ridiculous.

What are kollel and Klei Kodesh doing about this crazy cost of food?
Frankel's
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 17, 2016, 01:37:22 PM
Frankel's

They dont shop there because of the prices..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 17, 2016, 02:27:02 PM
Frankel's
-1 check out the prices . Nothing to actually write about .
They dont shop there because of the prices..
And ur right about that . Seems to be that alot are doing costco , stop and shop etc. Prices at GG even with the kollel/teachers percentage off it hurts
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on November 17, 2016, 03:50:20 PM
-1 check out the prices . Nothing to actually write about .And ur right about that . Seems to be that alot are doing costco , stop and shop etc. Prices at GG even with the kollel/teachers percentage off it hurts
Yes, combination Costco, Frankel's, GG and Seasons sales (some sake prices are good, especially Seasons'). But I think Frankel's regular prices are better than everyone else's. Especially produce.

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 17, 2016, 10:08:00 PM
lol..

Honestly, once you get in to GG its a much nicer shopping experience then Brach's was, but the prices and so called "sales" in GG are ridiculous.

What are kollel and Klei Kodesh doing about this crazy cost of food?

Don't open the "kollel and klei kodesh" can of worms. With the amount they save on tuition breaks and everything else, they can be make off better than someone working elsewhere.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 18, 2016, 06:48:42 AM
Don't open the "kollel and klei kodesh" can of worms. With the amount they save on tuition breaks and everything else, they can be make off better than someone working elsewhere.
You just opened it yourself .
And in MOST cases your  somewhat of a hinting claim is NOT the reality. Maybe start asking the big dark personal questions to these pple and you'll be able to put together the numbers and facts . Om not saying that it doesn't exist, it does but in most cases not .
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 18, 2016, 07:14:58 AM
You just opened it yourself .
And in MOST cases your  somewhat of a hinting claim is NOT the reality. Maybe start asking the big dark personal questions to these pple and you'll be able to put together the numbers and facts . Om not saying that it doesn't exist, it does but in most cases not .
I didn't mean to imply that there aren't any kollel families who struggle. I just don't like when their situation is singled out to the exclusion of other groups. It's not only kollel families who need discounted groceries.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on November 18, 2016, 10:18:44 AM
I didn't mean to imply that there aren't any kollel families who struggle. I just don't like when their situation is singled out to the exclusion of other groups. It's not only kollel families who need discounted groceries.

If you are a frum professional making $200k a year and living anywhere in NY, you will need discounted groceries.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 18, 2016, 10:21:25 AM
If you are a frum professional making $200k a year and living anywhere in NY, you will need discounted groceries.


Yup. It's crazy!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on November 18, 2016, 10:23:47 AM
Don't open the "kollel and klei kodesh" can of worms. With the amount they save on tuition breaks and everything else, they can be make off better than someone working elsewhere.

Agreed. I see it a personal level. I have some close relatives who are learning/Teaching, and seem to be coping financially better then me and DW who are both full timers.

I didn't mean to imply that there aren't any kollel families who struggle. I just don't like when their situation is singled out to the exclusion of other groups. It's not only kollel families who need discounted groceries.

This is really the point of starting the convo. That and to see if im the only one who thinks this way.  I'm really trying to understand why something isn't be done.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on November 18, 2016, 11:01:00 AM
Agreed. I see it a personal level. I have some close relatives who are learning/Teaching, and seem to be coping financially better then me and DW who are both full timers.

This is really the point of starting the convo. That and to see if im the only one who thinks this way.  I'm really trying to understand why something isn't be done.
Are they coming better because they have fewer expenses for necessities, or because they have simpler lifestyles, or is it that they have better coping skills?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on November 18, 2016, 12:29:08 PM
Are they coming better because they have fewer expenses for necessities, or because they have simpler lifestyles, or is it that they have better coping skills?

Or is it that they pay 1k tuition per child instead of 13k?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on November 20, 2016, 06:24:03 PM
What's recommended at mikes burgers ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on November 20, 2016, 06:47:12 PM
Or is it that they pay 1k tuition per child instead of 13k?
That is grossly underestimated.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on November 20, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
What's recommended at mikes burgers ?

All their burgers but esp Breakfast burger. They give big portions for their salads, I like their baby chicken salad. Ive never had a bad experience with their food its all solid and have very good service.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 20, 2016, 08:22:42 PM
That is grossly underestimated.

What is "grossly understated"? Do you have any real info you would like to share?

As far as I know, low income families get the same tuition breaks as Rabbeim. They just have to fill out the forms and show what they make and spend.

But it's true, if a family spends $10,000+ on Pesach hotels, or takes their families to Eretz Yisroel for Sukkos, or goes on expensive vacations, they will probably not get the same breaks as Rabbeim who cannot afford all that. Klei Kodesh also cannot afford to eat out eat the various eateries discussed on this forum. They also have trouble paying their rent/mortage and monthly expenses.

Just so you should know: The Five Towns is not a place for Klei Kodesh to live. Housing is over the top, food costs more, clothing is more expensive locally. And in general, it's a very expensive place to live. It's a lot easier to live in Lakewood or the like, where the cost of living is much less. And their children do not have the same nisoyon of wanting and needing to have what their friends have here.

When Klei Kodesh live here, they are putting themselves on the line for the better of the community. They should be recognized as such, and not be treated or looked at like shmattas. Maybe you should try to sit in a classroom with 30 spoiled kids. Be mechanech them, have patience for them, go home and have to prepare and grade their papers. And to put up with the calls from parents at the same time. All this while tutoring after hours so they can pay their bills.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on November 20, 2016, 09:07:14 PM
What is "grossly understated"? Do you have any real info you would like to share?

As far as I know, low income families get the same tuition breaks as Rabbeim. They just have to fill out the forms and show what they make and spend.

But it's true, if a family spends $10,000+ on Pesach hotels, or takes their families to Eretz Yisroel for Sukkos, or goes on expensive vacations, they will probably not get the same breaks as Rabbeim who cannot afford all that. Klei Kodesh also cannot afford to eat out eat the various eateries discussed on this forum. They also have trouble paying their rent/mortage and monthly expenses.

Just so you should know: The Five Towns is not a place for Klei Kodesh to live. Housing is over the top, food costs more, clothing is more expensive locally. And in general, it's a very expensive place to live. It's a lot easier to live in Lakewood or the like, where the cost of living is much less. And their children do not have the same nisoyon of wanting and needing to have what their friends have here.

When Klei Kodesh live here, they are putting themselves on the line for the better of the community. They should be recognized as such, and not be treated or looked at like shmattas. Maybe you should try to sit in a classroom with 30 spoiled kids. Be mechanech them, have patience for them, go home and have to prepare and grade their papers. And to put up with the calls from parents at the same time. All this while tutoring after hours so they can pay their bills.

Interesting post but isn't housing even more, like as much as 50% more, in Brooklyn?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 20, 2016, 09:28:30 PM
Interesting post but isn't housing even more, like as much as 50% more, in Brooklyn?

First of all, Brooklyn is also an expensive place to live. But not close to Far Rockaway/ Five Towns. There are some cheaper options there. In our area, it's almost impossible to find a house rental at all, and when they do become available, you can't find anything decent sized for under $4000. Forget about buying.

And in Brooklyn, the rest of life is a cheaper too. Five Towns caters to the affluent, not the Klei Kodesh.

BTW, for all those that complain about the GG Keli Kodesh discount, apparently it's not what it's made out to be. Most departments are not discounted at all. Sale items (even those fake ones) are not discounted. (Like the grapes "on sale" for 2.99). Brachs gave a discount across the board. In GG, on a $150 order, about $30 or less has discount applied. On the rest everyone gets ripped off without discrimination.

And what about Seasons? They only offer discounts to "tutzachers" like Hatzalah, Cheveirim and the like. But not to Klei Kodesh. Doesn't that seem strange?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on November 20, 2016, 09:34:30 PM
A 4br house in the Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn is a million dollars. You can't get anything that's not a dump and in a non-Jewish area for less than 650k. In Cedarhurst there are nice 4 br houses for 600k.

How does that shtim with what you are saying?

Maybe what you mean is that there are not a lot of options to rent a 1 or 2 br apartment in 5T. That makes sense as 5T is more suburban it doesn't really have big buildings.

Bottom line: buying a house in Williamsburg, BP, Flatbush or Crown Heights is over one and a half times more expensive than buying in 5T.

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 20, 2016, 09:52:28 PM
A 4br house in the Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn is a million dollars. You can't get anything that's not a dump and in a non-Jewish area for less than 650k. In Cedarhurst there are nice 4 br houses for 600k.

How does that shtim with what you are saying?

Maybe what you mean is that there are not a lot of options to rent a 1 or 2 br apartment in 5T. That makes sense as 5T is more suburban it doesn't really have big buildings.

Bottom line: buying a house in Williamsburg, BP, Flatbush or Crown Heights is over one and a half times more expensive than buying in 5T.
I was primarily talking abount renting a HOUSE, as many klei kodesh cannot afford to buy in today's market. There are almost no rentals available, and when they do become available, there is usually a bidding war. Nothing half decent goes for under $4000. In Brooklyn, it goes for less.

About Cedarhurst: First of all, Klei Kodesh would like to live in neighborhoods which suits their needs. They need a place where they are comfortable davening. And they need neighbors which they feel are safe for their children. Why would someone stay in Chinuch if their children will end up being exposed to things by their neighbors which are on a different standard than their own. That is being Mechanech other children at the expense of theirs! It's true every neighborhood has all types of people living there, but klei kodesh need at least some of their own type in the neighborhood. That severely limits where to live in the Five Towns.

Besides, realistically, you cannot buy a decent sized house in Cedarhurst for $600,000. Maybe one that needs $100,000 or more of work.  (Which, just so you understand, Klei Kodesh cannot do. They need to borrow for the down payment. For the renovations you need cash, which most do not have. They also do not have enough income to get approved for another loan.) Or a 1.5 bathroom home where the teenage kids share the bathroom with parents. Not ideal.

Don't be fooled by advertisements. There is nothing for that price. And then there's all the other expenses here...

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on November 20, 2016, 10:07:00 PM
Very enlightening.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on November 20, 2016, 10:24:30 PM
About Cedarhurst: First of all, Klei Kodesh would like to live in neighborhoods which suits their needs. They need a place where they are comfortable davening. And they need neighbors which they feel are safe for their children. Why would someone stay in Chinuch if their children will end up being exposed to things by their neighbors which are on a different standard than their own. That is being Mechanech other children at the expense of theirs! It's true every neighborhood has all types of people living there, but klei kodesh need at least some of their own type in the neighborhood. That severely limits where to live in the Five Towns.

Where do you live?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on November 20, 2016, 11:41:05 PM
I was primarily talking abount renting a HOUSE, as many klei kodesh cannot afford to buy in today's market. There are almost no rentals available, and when they do become available, there is usually a bidding war. Nothing half decent goes for under $4000. In Brooklyn, it goes for less.

About Cedarhurst: First of all, Klei Kodesh would like to live in neighborhoods which suits their needs. They need a place where they are comfortable davening. And they need neighbors which they feel are safe for their children. Why would someone stay in Chinuch if their children will end up being exposed to things by their neighbors which are on a different standard than their own. That is being Mechanech other children at the expense of theirs! It's true every neighborhood has all types of people living there, but klei kodesh need at least some of their own type in the neighborhood. That severely limits where to live in the Five Towns.

Besides, realistically, you cannot buy a decent sized house in Cedarhurst for $600,000. Maybe one that needs $100,000 or more of work.  (Which, just so you understand, Klei Kodesh cannot do. They need to borrow for the down payment. For the renovations you need cash, which most do not have. They also do not have enough income to get approved for another loan.) Or a 1.5 bathroom home where the teenage kids share the bathroom with parents. Not ideal.

Don't be fooled by advertisements. There is nothing for that price. And then there's all the other expenses here...
Why don't they drive in from Far Rockaway?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Abebee on November 20, 2016, 11:42:24 PM
Why don't they drive in from Far Rockaway?
Who's problem are we trying to solve here? ???
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 20, 2016, 11:46:02 PM
Why don't they drive in from Far Rockaway?
Huh?!?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 21, 2016, 01:59:48 PM
Why don't they drive in from Far Rockaway?

Far Rockaway is more expensive than the five towns at this point (at least to buy).
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on November 21, 2016, 03:16:06 PM

About Cedarhurst: First of all, Klei Kodesh would like to live in neighborhoods which suits their needs. They need a place where they are comfortable davening. And they need neighbors which they feel are safe for their children. Why would someone stay in Chinuch if their children will end up being exposed to things by their neighbors which are on a different standard than their own. That is being Mechanech other children at the expense of theirs! It's true every neighborhood has all types of people living there, but klei kodesh need at least some of their own type in the neighborhood. That severely limits where to live in the Five Towns.


As someone who lives in Cedarhurst I am not sure if I am supposed to feel offended by this or not.

Also, you are saying that there arent any "klei kodesh" in Cedarhurst? There most certainly are. And good shuls to daven in. And children that you can feel safe letting your children play with. But you are talking about what these Rebbeim need and are entitled to as something that everyone else should pay for this. You speak of how the Rebbeim have to "suffer" and be machenech these spoiled 5T children but you are describing quite a spoiled mechanech. To be honest I dont think the Rebbeim are spoiled but thats what you describe. I also dont think they view their students as spoiled, if they do I dont think they would make very good Rebbeim.

I dont really want to get into an argument about this topic, we obviously view some things differently. I just wanted to give you a picture of how some might view what you have written.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on November 21, 2016, 03:36:30 PM
As someone who lives in Cedarhurst I am not sure if I am supposed to feel offended by this or not.

Also, you are saying that there arent any "klei kodesh" in Cedarhurst? There most certainly are. And good shuls to daven in. And children that you can feel safe letting your children play with. But you are talking about what these Rebbeim need and are entitled to as something that everyone else should pay for this. You speak of how the Rebbeim have to "suffer" and be machenech these spoiled 5T children but you are describing quite a spoiled mechanech. To be honest I dont think the Rebbeim are spoiled but thats what you describe. I also dont think they view their students as spoiled, if they do I dont think they would make very good Rebbeim.

I dont really want to get into an argument about this topic, we obviously view some things differently. I just wanted to give you a picture of how some might view what you have written.

I never said there are no klei kodesh in Cedarhurst. There are a few. Not many. Which limits where one of them would want to live.There certainly are "good shuls". But the needs of a klei kodesh are different than a good Baal Habayis. That is why most Baal Habatim would not appreciate davening in a Yeshiva Minyan. Not that one is better or worse. Just different. I also don't remember saying Rabeim "suffer". All I meant was that there job is not as easy as some might think. But most good Rabbeim probably love every minute of it.

"But you are talking about what these Rebbeim need and are entitled to as something that everyone else should pay for this" That is true. As clearly stated in Shulchan Aruch, we are responsible to support and pay for those who are mechanech our children. That should be our first priority. If they cannot afford the cost of living, they will not have the proper mindset to focus on our children. Their profession should be no different than any other. They require skill, training, and a lot of take home work. Many of them work 7 days a week. Why shouldn't they get the same pay as any other professional?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on November 29, 2016, 11:24:56 AM
Is there a place that removes the lift and cut from a shaver here in FR?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on November 29, 2016, 11:37:53 AM
Is there a place that removes the lift and cut from a shaver here in FR?
You can probably do it yourself with a pair of tweezers.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on November 29, 2016, 11:42:47 AM
Is there a place that removes the lift and cut from a shaver here in FR?
Probably sterling electronic
You can probably do it yourself with a pair of tweezers.
You can
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 29, 2016, 11:43:18 AM
Is there a place that removes the lift and cut from a shaver here in FR?
You can probably do it yourself with a pair of tweezers.
http://www.koshershaver.org/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on November 29, 2016, 12:04:45 PM
http://www.koshershaver.org/

Thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 06, 2016, 11:00:25 AM
What is "grossly understated"? Do you have any real info you would like to share?

As far as I know, low income families get the same tuition breaks as Rabbeim. They just have to fill out the forms and show what they make and spend.

But it's true, if a family spends $10,000+ on Pesach hotels, or takes their families to Eretz Yisroel for Sukkos, or goes on expensive vacations, they will probably not get the same breaks as Rabbeim who cannot afford all that. Klei Kodesh also cannot afford to eat out eat the various eateries discussed on this forum. They also have trouble paying their rent/mortage and monthly expenses.

Just so you should know: The Five Towns is not a place for Klei Kodesh to live. Housing is over the top, food costs more, clothing is more expensive locally. And in general, it's a very expensive place to live. It's a lot easier to live in Lakewood or the like, where the cost of living is much less. And their children do not have the same nisoyon of wanting and needing to have what their friends have here.

When Klei Kodesh live here, they are putting themselves on the line for the better of the community. They should be recognized as such, and not be treated or looked at like shmattas. Maybe you should try to sit in a classroom with 30 spoiled kids. Be mechanech them, have patience for them, go home and have to prepare and grade their papers. And to put up with the calls from parents at the same time. All this while tutoring after hours so they can pay their bills.
What is grossly understated is what mechanic him pay for tuition. They're paying about $5k per child.

If the rest of your post was directed to me, just know that I am on the side of the mechanchim.

We need to incentivize chinuch as a career choice as much as we can, to get the best rebbeim and moros for our children.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 06, 2016, 11:08:28 AM
http://www.koshershaver.org/
Or, for Chabad:

http://www.koshershaver.info/

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on December 06, 2016, 11:34:13 AM
What is grossly understated is what mechanic him pay for tuition. They're paying about $5k per child.

If the rest of your post was directed to me, just know that I am on the side of the mechanchim.

We need to incentivize chinuch as a career choice as much as we can, to get the best rebbeim and moros for our children.
Maybe I'm wrong but I find that the local yeshivos have the best rebbeim around. It's a known thing that Rabbi bender used to take the best rebbeim from other communities (obviously paying way better). At this point, he has his own talmidim that he  groomed into unbelievable rabbiem. Along with the higher caliber rabbiem comes higher pay. In turn, tuition is more.
Of course once Darchei raised the bar (in regards to how great their rabbiem are), the other yeshivos had to follow suit.
/.02
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 06, 2016, 12:08:40 PM
Maybe I'm wrong but I find that the local yeshivos have the best rebbeim around. It's a known thing that Rabbi bender used to take the best rebbeim from other communities (obviously paying way better). At this point, he has his own talmidim that he  groomed into unbelievable rabbiem. Along with the higher caliber rabbiem comes higher pay. In turn, tuition is more.
Of course once Darchei raised the bar (in regards to how great their rabbiem are), the other yeshivos had to follow suit.
/.02
What 5T/FR school has lower tuition than Darchei?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on December 06, 2016, 12:42:13 PM
What 5T/FR school has lower tuition than Darchei?
Probably none (because they all have great rabbiem).
But compared to other NY/NJ mainstream yeshivas, I would say they are one of the highest.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 06, 2016, 01:01:59 PM
Probably none (because they all have great rabbiem).
But compared to other NY/NJ mainstream yeshivas, I would say they are one of the highest.

I have kids in YDT. I am very happy with the whole situation. Great rebbeim etc... As much as I would never put my childrens chinuch at risk or put them in a yeshiva with lesser quality then Darchei - I still can't sit here and be 100% ok with these prices.   $13,500 for Pre 1A?!?   over $16,000 for first grade?!    Maybe dont groom them thaaatt much :P 

Then they say beginning of the year " Great news we aren't raising tuition prices this year"   Do they want a cookie?     
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 06, 2016, 02:38:22 PM
I have kids in YDT. I am very happy with the whole situation. Great rebbeim etc... As much as I would never put my childrens chinuch at risk or put them in a yeshiva with lesser quality then Darchei - I still can't sit here and be 100% ok with these prices.   $13,500 for Pre 1A?!?   over $16,000 for first grade?!    Maybe dont groom them thaaatt much :P 

Then they say beginning of the year " Great news we aren't raising tuition prices this year"   Do they want a cookie?   

Are those the amounts you actually pay? Or is that the amount they start with. Some can afford it. Most cannot. And most probably do not pay that amount.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on December 08, 2016, 07:38:52 AM
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Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 08, 2016, 07:59:06 AM
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What happened there?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 08, 2016, 08:06:38 AM
What happened there?
Im guessing a fire.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on December 08, 2016, 08:20:17 AM
Im guessing a fire.
+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 08, 2016, 08:22:47 AM
+1
-1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 08, 2016, 09:10:22 AM
maybe i missed it upthread but why didnt KRM end up moving to Brachs?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 08, 2016, 09:15:47 AM
maybe i missed it upthread but why didnt KRM end up moving to Brachs?

Maybe because GG wont let anyone else come to town...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 08, 2016, 10:16:53 AM
Maybe because GG wont let anyone else come to town...
thats what i thought. So why would anyone shop in GG they are a bunch of thugs then.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on December 08, 2016, 10:25:43 AM
Anybody know whats the deal with the dunkin donuts that are under the vaad, are they CY?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on December 08, 2016, 10:29:02 AM
Anybody know whats the deal with the dunkin donuts that are under the vaad, are they CY?
Only the milk for coffee
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 08, 2016, 10:48:29 AM
thats what i thought. So why would anyone shop in GG they are a bunch of thugs then.

Maybe because GG wont let anyone else come to town...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on December 08, 2016, 10:53:47 AM
Only the milk for coffee


I believe you need to ask specifically for CY milk CMIIW
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: dovidb on December 08, 2016, 10:58:21 AM

I believe you need to ask specifically for CY milk CMIIW
All milk used for coffe is CY
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 08, 2016, 12:07:35 PM
Maybe because GG wont let anyone else come to town...
thats not exactly accurate. The deal between KRM and brach's fell through without involvement from GG. I believe it had something to do with the costs of renovating being much higher than KRM originally estimated. GG did then get involved and in their involvement did get KRM agree to not compete in the 5T for a time
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 08, 2016, 12:30:16 PM
thats not exactly accurate. The deal between KRM and brach's fell through without involvement from GG. I believe it had something to do with the costs of renovating being much higher than KRM originally estimated. GG did then get involved and in their involvement did get KRM agree to not compete in the 5T for a time
v.
5towns is a huge open market for a store like KRM what did KRM gain from agreeing not to compete? Hard to blv.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 08, 2016, 12:46:46 PM
5towns is a huge open market for a store like KRM what did KRM gain from agreeing not to compete? Hard to blv.

+100.  YUUUUUGEEEE
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 08, 2016, 12:50:24 PM
5towns is a huge open market for a store like KRM what did KRM gain from agreeing not to compete? Hard to blv.

Believe it. That is GG style. They forced themselves in Lakewood too. If KRM would move to town, GG is finished. They wont be able to take advantage of us anymore.

It's just amazing how such a large community like ours is stuck with the monopoly of two rip-off stores. It's almost like living out-of-town where the one Kosher supermarket sells for inflated prices to the entire community, and everyone is stuck with it. But at least out-of-town it is justified. They don't sell large volume and need to make up for it somehow. Here, they have the volume and still rip us off.

I almost don't feel bad about the fire....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 08, 2016, 01:17:35 PM
5towns is a huge open market for a store like KRM what did KRM gain from agreeing not to compete? Hard to blv.
GG helped KRM get out of the Brach's deal after paying a pretty large deposit. No one here is acting selflessly
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 08, 2016, 01:18:21 PM
Believe it. That is GG style. They forced themselves in Lakewood too. If KRM would move to town, GG is finished. They wont be able to take advantage of us anymore.

It's just amazing how such a large community like ours is stuck with the monopoly of two rip-off stores. It's almost like living out-of-town where the one Kosher supermarket sells for inflated prices to the entire community, and everyone is stuck with it. But at least out-of-town it is justified. They don't sell large volume and need to make up for it somehow. Here, they have the volume and still rip us off.

I almost don't feel bad about the fire....
I agree with all of what you said up until the last sentence
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 08, 2016, 01:27:39 PM
Imagine they raised their prices even more because of this fire. :-X

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 08, 2016, 02:04:59 PM
GG helped KRM get out of the Brach's deal after paying a pretty large deposit. No one here is acting selflessly
I still dont full understand why KRM backed out even if this is true. Costs of renovating? Brachs was not in such bad shape and even if they were its such a huge open market with no competition.

Maybe GG helped KRM get out of the deal plus added in another million etc... But even so it still doesnt make sense

Im guessing GG threatened to drop their prices 30% the second they move in.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 08, 2016, 02:06:52 PM
I agree with all of what you said up until the last sentence
why? ppl cant eat. Food is to expensive and GG could care less.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 08, 2016, 05:25:17 PM


It's almost like living out-of-town where the one Kosher supermarket sells for inflated prices to the entire community, and everyone is stuck with it.
Eh, Lakewood is the same thing, just with more stores.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 08, 2016, 07:16:00 PM
Eh, Lakewood is the same thing, just with more stores.

Same thing?!?!

More Stores=More competiton=Lower Prices

Even GG Lakewood is cheaper than here for the same items. And in Lakewood they are considered high end.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 08, 2016, 09:57:09 PM
Same thing?!?!

More Stores=More competiton=Lower Prices

Even GG Lakewood is cheaper than here for the same items. And in Lakewood they are considered high end.
I haven't shopped in the 5T in a while, but Lakewood prices are artificially inflated too. There's enough business for everyone, so the stores aren't competing enough to require them to lower prices.
There was a big discussion in the Lakewood thread about it a while back
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 08, 2016, 10:14:23 PM
I haven't shopped in the 5T in a while, but Lakewood prices are artificially inflated too. There's enough business for everyone, so the stores aren't competing enough to require them to lower prices.
There was a big discussion in the Lakewood thread about it a while back

You can go to whatsonsale website and compare GG Five Towns with Lakewood, and Seasons Five Towns with Lakewood. And that's just their sale items.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 09, 2016, 09:07:24 AM
I still dont full understand why KRM backed out even if this is true. Costs of renovating? Brachs was not in such bad shape and even if they were its such a huge open market with no competition.

Maybe GG helped KRM get out of the deal plus added in another million etc... But even so it still doesnt make sense

Im guessing GG threatened to drop their prices 30% the second they move in.
Why cant you believe that after looking at the actual cost of renovating brach's KRM decided that it was too expensive and backed out? Also, why doesnt it make sense that GG basically paid KRM to stay out of the 5T for a few years?
Why does GG threatening to lower their prices make more sense?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 09:21:26 AM
Why cant you believe that after looking at the actual cost of renovating brach's KRM decided that it was too expensive and backed out? Also, why doesnt it make sense that GG basically paid KRM to stay out of the 5T for a few years?
Why does GG threatening to lower their prices make more sense?
How high can renovations cost that it wont be worth it to open a store in a wide open market? (we are not talking about the cost of the property and real estate because that they knew upfront) Most stores do it in a populated market.

Threatening to lower prices make more sense because with competition from GG maybe the risk wasnt worth it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 09:25:21 AM
Also, why doesnt it make sense that GG basically paid KRM to stay out of the 5T for a few years?
 
Hard for me to see a $ that would work for both sides. Regardless dont you think its a scummy thing to do? (paying your competition off so you can rip everyone else off)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 10:41:13 AM
How high can renovations cost that it wont be worth it to open a store in a wide open market? (we are not talking about the cost of the property and real estate because that they knew upfront) Most stores do it in a populated market.

Threatening to lower prices make more sense because with competition from GG maybe the risk wasnt worth it.
Put the cost of renovations on top of all other costs.

If Brach's wasn't profitable, what makes you think KRM can make a profit with higher costs?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on December 09, 2016, 10:51:58 AM
Believe it. That is GG style. They forced themselves in Lakewood too. If KRM would move to town, GG is finished. They wont be able to take advantage of us anymore.

It's just amazing how such a large community like ours is stuck with the monopoly of two rip-off stores. It's almost like living out-of-town where the one Kosher supermarket sells for inflated prices to the entire community, and everyone is stuck with it. But at least out-of-town it is justified. They don't sell large volume and need to make up for it somehow. Here, they have the volume and still rip us off.

I almost don't feel bad about the fire....

Very not nice the last statement. I know some of the owners, they are involved in so much chesed in town and out of town...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on December 09, 2016, 10:55:09 AM
Put the cost of renovations on top of all other costs.

If Brach's wasn't profitable, what makes you think KRM can make a profit with higher costs?

KRM can be more profitable because they are already buying huge volumes at great prices for their large KRM & Moisha's stores.
So if their purchases start off cheaper, and maybe they have some good employee training, then they can still charge less on the shelves and make more money.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on December 09, 2016, 10:56:27 AM
Very not nice the last statement. I know some of the owners, they are involved in so much chesed in town and out of town...
just bec someone does chesed doesn't entitle them to take advantage of other people. (Not that I'm happy they got damage)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 09, 2016, 11:14:39 AM
just bec someone does chesed doesn't entitle them to take advantage of other people. (Not that I'm happy they got damage)

I just made this exact argument this morning with someone I was discussing this with. How about their chessed be making food shopping affordable for everyone and a little less sponsoring (marketing) of every organization under the sun. I'm sure people wont lose sleep if their Cedarhurst park concert doesn't happen.

There seems to be so many people concerned about this. Unfortunately, no one is doing anything about this except moan and groan(myself included) online or with friends.

I dont have too many ideas how to take this to the next level, but perhaps if enough people start writing into the local newspaper, and getting their voices out we can get them thinking...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 11:29:14 AM
I just made this exact argument this morning with someone I was discussing this with. How about their chessed be making food shopping affordable for everyone and a little less sponsoring (marketing) of every organization under the sun. I'm sure people wont lose sleep if their Cedarhurst park concert doesn't happen.

There seems to be so many people concerned about this. Unfortunately, no one is doing anything about this except moan and groan(myself included) online or with friends.

I dont have too many ideas how to take this to the next level, but perhaps if enough people start writing into the local newspaper, and getting their voices out we can get them thinking...
GG doesnt have to lower ther pricing because it is a free market BUT . dont force cheaper stores not to open and go around boasting about chesed.

@Yankee123 maybe get 100 ppl together (easier then you think) go to Frankels or another store, commit to only shopping ther for X percent off. or KRM or any BK store would deliver for even just 5 families if they dont already.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 11:58:50 AM
Very not nice the last statement. I know some of the owners, they are involved in so much chesed in town and out of town...
+1. You can say what you want about their business and prices but they support and the owners personally care for so many orginizations.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 09, 2016, 12:11:02 PM
+1. You can say what you want about their business and prices but they support and the owners personally care for so many orginizations.

What you are seeing is resentment. So much focus on this outside chesed. Why not bring it closer to home like into the store...where ppl are struggling to pay these insane prices. Earlier on in this thread i mentioned that I went to get grapes for my son who requested them for school. The bag was $9.57. Sorry son that ain't happening.

side note: As i mentioned before, all this chesed is amazing PR so I'm yet to be convinced all this chesed is 1000% lishma.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on December 09, 2016, 12:14:24 PM
What you are seeing is resentment. So much focus on this outside chesed. Why not bring it closer to home like into the store...where ppl are struggling to pay these insane prices. Earlier on in this thread i mentioned that I went to get grapes for my son who requested them for school. The bag was $9.57. Sorry son that ain't happening.

side note: As i mentioned before, all this chesed is amazing PR so I'm yet to be convinced all this chesed is 1000% lishma.
you guys dont have a stop and shop or shoprite to buy grapes from?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:14:48 PM
What you are seeing is resentment. So much focus on this outside chesed. Why not bring it closer to home like into the store...where ppl are struggling to pay these insane prices. Earlier on in this thread i mentioned that I went to get grapes for my son who requested them for school. The bag was $9.57. Sorry son that ain't happening.

side note: As i mentioned before, all this chesed is amazing PR so I'm yet to be convinced all this chesed is 1000% lishma.
I agree with your first point. The chesed that theu do was not brought up to rationalize their prices but to admonish wishing evil on them.
As to your second point, yes it does give them tremendous pr but I personally can vouch that their is also l'shma aspects. Also, if only all businesses were as "self serving" with their pr as you accuse gg of being we would be much better off.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:15:55 PM
you guys dont have a stop and shop or shoprite to buy grapes from?
They need to buy their onions pre peeled and chopped.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:16:10 PM
What you are seeing is resentment. So much focus on this outside chesed. Why not bring it closer to home like into the store...where ppl are struggling to pay these insane prices. Earlier on in this thread i mentioned that I went to get grapes for my son who requested them for school. The bag was $9.57. Sorry son that ain't happening.

side note: As i mentioned before, all this chesed is amazing PR so I'm yet to be convinced all this chesed is 1000% lishma.
Its seems to me its 0% lishma. It would be alot easier to just lower the prices then to go outside and find things to sponsor. They are literally taking advantage of the 5towns community. A boxed pastry item in GG in Bk as $6.99 and $11.99 in 5towns.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:17:22 PM
They need to buy their onions pre peeled and chopped.
We arent talking about that we are talking about basic food items
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:19:41 PM
We arent talking about that we are talking about basic food items
I know, I just couldn't resist.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:21:13 PM
Its seems to me its 0% lishma. It would be alot easier to just lower the prices then to go outside and find things to sponsor. They are literally taking advantage of the 5towns community. A boxed pastry item in GG in Bk as $6.99 and $11.99 in 5towns.
I guess what does GG have to loose if someone else comes in they can just lower their prices.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:21:59 PM
I agree with your first point. The chesed that theu do was not brought up to rationalize their prices but to admonish wishing evil on them.
As to your second point, yes it does give them tremendous pr but I personally can vouch that their is also l'shma aspects. Also, if only all businesses were as "self serving" with their pr as you accuse gg of being we would be much better off.
dont cover up evil with some good deeds.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:22:54 PM
Its seems to me its 0% lishma. It would be alot easier to just lower the prices then to go outside and find things to sponsor. They are literally taking advantage of the 5towns community. A boxed pastry item in GG in Bk as $6.99 and $11.99 in 5towns.
The 2 points are independent. End of the day they do tremendous ammount of chessed they dont deserve to have people wishing them harm.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:25:00 PM
dont cover up evil with some good deeds.
You dont like it shop elsewhere. When I lived there I didn't shop at gg I shopped at brachs. Apparently people preffer to lay higher prices for whatever gg is offering otherwise brachs would still be around.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:25:41 PM
The 2 points are independent. End of the day they do tremendous ammount of chessed they dont deserve to have people wishing them harm.
No they are not. If you are an evil person but do some good you are still an evil person.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:27:40 PM
You dont like it shop elsewhere. When I lived there I didn't shop at gg I shopped at brachs. Apparently people preffer to lay higher prices for whatever gg is offering otherwise brachs would still be around.
Not true Brachs was full. Many reasons why they closed. But wasnt because lack of customers. The issue is ther is no were else to shop because GG wont let anyone else come in. Thats what everyone is complaining about. No one in BK is complaining about Pomegranate because you can just go shop in KRM
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:28:52 PM
Not true Brachs was full. Many reasons why they closed. But wasnt because lack of customers. The issue is ther is no were else to shop because GG wont let anyone else come in. Thats what everyone is complaining about. No one in BK is complaining about Pomegranate because you can just go shop in KRM
What about frankels?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on December 09, 2016, 12:29:28 PM
No they are not. If you are an evil person but do some good you are still an evil person.
If people are willing to pay his prices why shouldn't he charge that much? It doesn't make him evil. If people stop going he will be forced to lower his prices. To me the solution is simple just drive to Brooklyn to get what you need. Its not such a far drive. Go once every 2 weeks and stock up.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:30:10 PM
What about frankels?

from what i hear its not so cheap tho cheaper then GG and it doesnt have alot of items so you would have to go elsewhere for half your order.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on December 09, 2016, 12:33:20 PM
We have the same situation in Brooklyn with pomegranate. His prices are ridiculous but I prefer to shop by him and pay extra for some of the conveniences. For example: the food is much fresher than say Moishas, I like the parking, and the layout is nice as well.

No one is forcing me to go there but I find it more convenient and they are doing really well despite the competition having lower prices.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:33:37 PM
If people are willing to pay his prices why shouldn't he charge that much? It doesn't make him evil. If people stop going he will be forced to lower his prices. To me the solution is simple just drive to Brooklyn to get what you need. Its not such a far drive. Go once every 2 weeks and stock up.

We have the same situation in Brooklyn with pomegranate. His prices are ridiculous but I prefer to shop by him and pay extra for some of the conveniences. For example: the food is much fresher than say Moishas, I like the parking, and the layout is nice as well.

No one is forcing me to go there but I find it more convenient and they are doing really well despite the competition having lower prices.
I have no issue with charging whatever you want but dont force people not to open up. Driving to BK is not an answer. What about the families who are already 25min drive to GG (LI ppl) a community this size should be able to have an affordable store.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:34:33 PM
from what i hear its not so cheap tho cheaper then GG and it doesnt have alot of items so you would have to go elsewhere for half your order.
From what I hear it is significantly cheaper at least for meat. Whats wrond with going to 2 stores ?  If you want the convenience of a one stop shop you may have to pay a premium.
Just to clarify I'm not saying I don't hear your frustration- I feel the same way that their prices are inflated. But that doesnt make them evil and deserving of curses.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on December 09, 2016, 12:34:39 PM
I have no issue with charging whatever you want but dont force people not to open up. Driving to BK is not an answer. What about the families who are already 25min drive to GG (LI ppl) a community this size should be able to have an affordable store.
How can they force people not to open up. Its a free market anyone who wants to come and open a store can.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:35:31 PM
From what I hear it is significantly cheaper at least for meat. Whats wrond with going to 2 stores ?  If you want the convenience of a one stop shop you may have to pay a premium.
Just to clarify I'm not saying I don't hear your frustration- I feel the same way that their prices are inflated. But that doesnt make them evil and deserving of curses.
i have no issue going to 2 stores. if they were both affordable.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:36:35 PM
How can they force people not to open up. Its a free market anyone who wants to come and open a store can.
read the thread... thats what everyone is complaining about. KRM was going to open in Brachs - GG got involved all of sudden they aren't opening anymore.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:37:43 PM
From what I hear it is significantly cheaper at least for meat. Whats wrond with going to 2 stores ?  If you want the convenience of a one stop shop you may have to pay a premium.
Just to clarify I'm not saying I don't hear your frustration- I feel the same way that their prices are inflated. But that doesnt make them evil and deserving of curses.
the inflated prices dont bother me. Once again they can charge wtvr they want. But forcing people not to open so you can keep your prices high is my issue.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:39:14 PM
the inflated prices dont bother me. Once again they can charge wtvr they want. But forcing people not to open so you can keep your prices high is my issue.
Gotcha is it verify that I they actually did that
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:40:44 PM
Gotcha is it verify that I they actually did that
No but - KRM was going to open in Brachs - GG got involved all of sudden they aren't opening anymore.

Im guessing by telling KRM if they open they will drop their prices 30%
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on December 09, 2016, 12:44:10 PM
No but - KRM was going to open in Brachs - GG got involved all of sudden they aren't opening anymore.


did something like this happen in Baltimore 2 years ago?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 12:47:22 PM
No but - KRM was going to open in Brachs - GG got involved all of sudden they aren't opening anymore.

Im guessing by telling KRM if they open they will drop their prices 30%
I don't get it why would GG be so concerned with krm if brachs was full and didn't effect their operations?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:49:24 PM
I don't get it why would GG be so concerned with krm if brachs was full and didn't effect their operations?
Greed and KRM is cheaper
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: joeb1 on December 09, 2016, 12:49:42 PM
I love how everyone here talks as if they know whats going on
I have yet to hear a reliable sourced story about what really happeneed with KRM and Brachs so until that point  :-X
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 12:50:54 PM
I love how everyone here talks as if they know whats going on
I have yet to hear a reliable sourced story about what really happeneed with KRM and Brachs so until that point  :-X
well GG is not going to come out and say we forced KRM out so we can rip you off.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on December 09, 2016, 01:06:23 PM
GG and KRM compete as much as Whole Foods competes with Western Beef or C Town. They are serving two different constituencies and in a capitalist society we are blessed with multiple options as to where to spend our hard earned dollars (or use our EBT cards). If this conspiracy theory that GG pressured KRM not to open in the space Brach's vacated is true and you have some verifiable evidence that took place, report it to the Attorney General and let the legal process sort it out. If it's just conjecture and hearsay, then I cannot understand how one could justify impugning the good name of the owners of GG. As for myself, several years ago GG provided me with hundreds of dollars of groceries for free at one time with the caveat that I not publicize it. If you want to know the specifics, PM me. Also, where is Seasons in all of this?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 01:19:40 PM
GG and KRM compete as much as Whole Foods competes with Western Beef or C Town. They are serving two different constituencies and in a capitalist society we are blessed with multiple options as to where to spend our hard earned dollars (or use our EBT cards). If this conspiracy theory that GG pressured KRM not to open in the space Brach's vacated is true and you have some verifiable evidence that took place, report it to the Attorney General and let the legal process sort it out. If it's just conjecture and hearsay, then I cannot understand how one could justify impugning the good name of the owners of GG. As for myself, several years ago GG provided me with hundreds of dollars of groceries for free at one time with the caveat that I not publicize it. If you want to know the specifics, PM me. Also, where is Seasons in all of this?
We actaully dont have multiple options. Seasons wasnt involved in KRM deal. I find your story hard to blv since they do publicize all the chesed they do.

and do you think reporting it to the AG is a good option? It hard to find proof that will earn a conviction and alot of the community will  be against you because of reporting to the authorities "when it can be dealt with inside the community"
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 01:39:57 PM
We actaully dont have multiple options. Seasons wasnt involved in KRM deal. I find your story hard to blv since they do publicize all the chesed they do.

and do you think reporting it to the AG is a good option? It hard to find proof that will earn a conviction and alot of the community will  be against you because of reporting to the authorities "when it can be dealt with inside the community"
I do not find his story hard to believe, because I know others who are recipients of their chessed.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 01:40:22 PM
well GG is not going to come out and say we forced KRM out so we can rip you off.
So it must be true.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 01:41:10 PM
What about frankels?
I think cheaper than Seasons or GG, but the floor is ripped.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 01:45:23 PM
I do not find his story hard to believe, because I know others who are recipients of their chessed.
that were told not to publicize it?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 01:45:26 PM
KRM can be more profitable because they are already buying huge volumes at great prices for their large KRM & Moisha's stores.
So if their purchases start off cheaper, and maybe they have some good employee training, then they can still charge less on the shelves and make more money.
Neither of us know the numbers, but is it so hard to believe that KRM simply didn't think it was worth the investment, and the cost if the repairs was the straw that broke the camel's back?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 01:45:49 PM
So it must be true.
never said that. i just said it maybe hard to really prove.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 01:46:10 PM
Not true Brachs was full. Many reasons why they closed. But wasnt because lack of customers. The issue is ther is no were else to shop because GG wont let anyone else come in. Thats what everyone is complaining about. No one in BK is complaining about Pomegranate because you can just go shop in KRM
They closed because they were making too much money.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 01:46:55 PM
never said that. i just said it maybe hard to really prove.
I understand, I just think it's horrible to accuse them on conjecture.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 09, 2016, 01:47:47 PM
that were told not to publicize it?
No, not that part, although they didn't.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 01:47:51 PM
Neither of us know the numbers, but is it so hard to believe that KRM simply didn't think it was worth the investment, and the cost if the repairs was the straw that broke the camel's back?
Of course its possible but still hard to blv. 5towns has 1000s of families waiting to shop at a store like KRM also IF they were told or even hinted by GG that if they move in they will drop their price then of course it wont be worth their investment.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 01:48:37 PM
No, not that part, although they didn't.
thats the only part we were discussing. We know they do chesed. Just they do it for PR.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 01:51:58 PM
I understand, I just think it's horrible to accuse them on conjecture.
maybe but i dont feel bad. If they were such good ppl and loved doing chesed they would help their OWN customers who cant afford to buy food instead of sponsoring little league etc.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 01:52:23 PM
I do not find his story hard to believe, because I know others who are recipients of their chessed.
+1. So we have 3 just here in this thread.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 01:55:00 PM
+1. So we have 3 just here in this thread.
-1 we have 0 that were told not to publicize it.  That's what we were discussing
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 01:57:05 PM
Greed and KRM is cheaper
Let me get this straight. When Brachs was around GG had their inflated prices and was doing tremendous amounts of chessed. As you said, You had no issues with their high prices and they weren't yet engaging in "evil" activities. Then Brachs closes krm attempts to open a store. For some reason krm backs out and you assume the worst and that gg is evil and greedily screwing all of the 5 towns. I'm inclined to at least be skeptical of such claims.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 09, 2016, 01:58:03 PM
-1 we have 0 that were told not to publicize it.  That's what we were discussing
3 people who know of situations where they did not to chesed for the publicity.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 02:01:15 PM
Let me get this straight. When Brachs was around GG had their inflated prices and was doing tremendous amounts of chessed. As you said, You had no issues with their high prices and they weren't yet engaging in "evil" activities. Then Brachs closes krm attempts to open a store. For some reason krm backs out and you assume the worst and that gg is evil and greedily screwing all of the 5 towns. I'm inclined to at least be skeptical of such claims.
one thing is certain is the GG was involved in this deal.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 02:02:59 PM
Let me get this straight. When Brachs was around GG had their inflated prices and was doing tremendous amounts of chessed. As you said, You had no issues with their high prices and they weren't yet engaging in "evil" activities. Then Brachs closes krm attempts to open a store. For some reason krm backs out and you assume the worst and that gg is evil and greedily screwing all of the 5 towns. I'm inclined to at least be skeptical of such claims.
Also nothing technically wrong with charging inflated prices but if they are this massive chesed organizations as Ppl are claiming why not start at home?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on December 09, 2016, 02:07:40 PM
My source at GG told me the KRM deal feel through because one of the principles of KRM was sick and they felt this was not the right time to focus on the Lawrence store. GG was approached by Yanki & KRM to see if a deal can be saved without anyone losing money and it was.

This area also has a ridiculous amount of options to go shopping (GG, Season, Frenkel's, Stop & Shop, Foodtown, Trader Joes and Costco) If people feel that is not enough, then go to Brooklyn every 2 weeks, stock up on meat and call it a day. Nothing wrong with buying groceries at 2 different locations.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 09, 2016, 03:36:16 PM
My source at GG told me the KRM deal feel through because one of the principles of KRM was sick and they felt this was not the right time to focus on the Lawrence store. GG was approached by Yanki & KRM to see if a deal can be saved without anyone losing money and it was.

This area also has a ridiculous amount of options to go shopping (GG, Season, Frenkel's, Stop & Shop, Foodtown, Trader Joes and Costco) If people feel that is not enough, then go to Brooklyn every 2 weeks, stock up on meat and call it a day. Nothing wrong with buying groceries at 2 different locations.
Not any affordable options to buy kosher food.  Also it does seem odd that such a large Jewish community doesn't have an affordable option.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 10, 2016, 06:15:50 PM
Not any affordable options to buy kosher food.  Also it does seem odd that such a large Jewish community doesn't have an affordable option.
is it so odd that they don't have a grocery store with as cheap prices as in Brooklyn and Lakewood ? How do the rest of the prices in the 5 towns compare to prices in Brooklyn and Lakewood?  Take tuition for example, isnt it much cheaper than in the 5 towns ? How about clothing stores? Resteraunts ?  day camp ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 10, 2016, 06:20:25 PM
thats the only part we were discussing. We know they do chesed. Just they do it for PR.
It was not publicized.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 10, 2016, 06:21:18 PM
maybe but i dont feel bad. If they were such good ppl and loved doing chesed they would help their OWN customers who cant afford to buy food instead of sponsoring little league etc.
I don't think that excuses bad mouthing them, especially on a public forum.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 10, 2016, 06:26:06 PM
Also nothing technically wrong with charging inflated prices but if they are this massive chesed organizations as Ppl are claiming why not start at home?
Because there's no efficient way (the 10% discount is not efficient) to lower the prices for only the people who need it.

So instead, they work through organizations and give people who need it most free gift cards.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 10, 2016, 06:28:45 PM
Not any affordable options to buy kosher food.  Also it does seem odd that such a large Jewish community doesn't have an affordable option.
Why is it GG's responsibility to be that? The 5T couldn't support Brach's, but it's not GG's or Seasons' responsibility to replace it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 11, 2016, 01:23:28 PM
Why is it GG's responsibility to be that? The 5T couldn't support Brach's, but it's not GG's or Seasons' responsibility to replace it.
But they can't force one from not coming in.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on December 11, 2016, 01:54:14 PM
But they can't force one from not coming in.
If that even happened .....this whole convo going back and forth is made up of a bunch of assumptions. Nothing that was said from anyone has any real source backing to whether any details mentioned here on the forum are true or not .
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 12, 2016, 12:55:23 AM
But they can't force one from not coming in.
Even the made up accusations don't say that.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ah on December 12, 2016, 03:22:02 AM
I can't imagine any of you who are so against GG are actual 5 towners. They are perfect for the 5 towns. Great service, fresh, quality foods, convenience, a nice, clean shopping experience, are all things that 5 towners are more than willing to pay a premium for, just like anything else. They put a lot of money into their business, and it shows. There is good reason they are so successful. Their responsibility to the community is not to make shopping affordable for those who cannot afford it, their responsibility is to meet the needs of the community, keep up their high standards and continue to be the well oiled machine they are. The fact that they are good people who give back to the community who supports them is an added bonus. It's mind boggling to me that this is where people are directing their hate.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 12, 2016, 04:15:14 AM
Who buys grapes at a kosher store?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on December 12, 2016, 06:25:44 AM
Who buys grapes at a kosher store?
Either out of habit or the good feeling the store gives you when you walk in. It's another service ; you make me feel upper class I'll pay you more
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 09:37:48 AM
I can't imagine any of you who are so against GG are actual 5 towners. They are perfect for the 5 towns. Great service, fresh, quality foods, convenience, a nice, clean shopping experience, are all things that 5 towners are more than willing to pay a premium for, just like anything else. They put a lot of money into their business, and it shows. There is good reason they are so successful. Their responsibility to the community is not to make shopping affordable for those who cannot afford it, their responsibility is to meet the needs of the community, keep up their high standards and continue to be the well oiled machine they are. The fact that they are good people who give back to the community who supports them is an added bonus. It's mind boggling to me that this is where people are directing their hate.
alot of the community is not wealthy. When we say 5towns  we mean far rockaway as well
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 12, 2016, 10:46:29 AM
I can't imagine any of you who are so against GG are actual 5 towners. They are perfect for the 5 towns. Great service, fresh, quality foods, convenience, a nice, clean shopping experience, are all things that 5 towners are more than willing to pay a premium for, just like anything else. They put a lot of money into their business, and it shows. There is good reason they are so successful. Their responsibility to the community is not to make shopping affordable for those who cannot afford it, their responsibility is to meet the needs of the community, keep up their high standards and continue to be the well oiled machine they are. The fact that they are good people who give back to the community who supports them is an added bonus. It's mind boggling to me that this is where people are directing their hate.

This is a very narrow minded view. GG is great for five towns because there is definitely a client base for them. Does that mean everyone can now afford their prices? You really think they are catering to 100% of Far Rockaway/ Five towns?   Odd, cause here I am delivering tomchei shabbos every Thursday night so i guess its not 100%

They portray themselves as the all caring company, that takes care of its community. Clearly they are not. Theres a large part of the community that needs more affordable shopping then seeing another GG tshirt on another sports team.

For the record, I always bought my grapes in Brachs. Yes their produce wasn't as great but the price was right for what i was getting.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 12, 2016, 11:14:48 AM
Who buys grapes at a kosher store?

I buy my produce at Trader Joes
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 11:19:14 AM
This is a very narrow minded view. GG is great for five towns because there is definitely a client base for them. Does that mean everyone can now afford their prices? You really think they are catering to 100% of Far Rockaway/ Five towns?   Odd, cause here I am delivering tomchei shabbos every Thursday night so i guess its not 100%

They portray themselves as the all caring company, that takes care of its community. Clearly they are not. Theres a large part of the community that needs more affordable shopping then seeing another GG tshirt on another sports team.

For the record, I always bought my grapes in Brachs. Yes their produce wasn't as great but the price was right for what i was getting.

said perfectly.  "They portray themselves as the all caring company, that takes care of its community. Clearly they are not."
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 12, 2016, 11:41:07 AM
I agree that the idea that GG is "perfect for the 5 towns" is ridiculous and ignorant. There was a time when the majority of 5T families were comfortable to wealthy but that is not the case anymore. And i am not even bringing Far rockaway into this discussion. There are many families in woodmere, cedarhurst, and lawrence that are struggling financially.

I am not blaming GG for any of this. They charge high prices because they can. I truly dont understand why Brach's couldnt make it. Maybe it had to do with the fact that the building was falling apart, that when you walked in you were just as likely to get drops of water on you from a leak as you were to find really cheap soda that expired 3 weeks ago. Maybe it had something to do with the odor in the meat department. I dont know. But what I do know is that the community could really benefit from a cheaper alternative to GG and seasons. KRM probably would have been a great fit. But from what I understand and believe to be true the costs were too high at the end for them to get involved. GG stepped in and made a smart move for their business which was in no way underhanded. But now we are stuck without a cheap grocery store. Sure, we can drive to brooklyn and shop (which costs time and money, nearly negating the entire benefit). But this isnt an out of town community that needs to drive somewhere to find good kosher food. It is a pretty large community that should be able to support another kosher supermarket. I too have delivered Tomchei Shabbos meals in the 5T and the number of people that program services would surprise you. There  must be something done to help! The costs of living in this community continue to rise at an alarming rate. I dont have a solution but I do worry that people here are not recognizing the issue.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 12, 2016, 11:49:06 AM
I do not agree with the bashing of GG here. They do a lot of chessed, I dont really care if their intentions are purely for PR or l'shma and I dont think the families benefiting from it care either. I dont care if the sponsorships and such are just a use of maaser or a way to deduct taxes that ends up benefiting the company. Bottom line is that they are helping people out and it is not for us to say they should be doing more. When faced with a crisis or a problem it is part of human nature to point at others and say that they should help, but it is a part of the Jewish tradition that we look inwards and say how can I help.
Again, I dont have the solutions, I just want the community as a whole to start working together to come up with solutions.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 12, 2016, 12:06:16 PM
I do not agree with the bashing of GG here. They do a lot of chessed, I dont really care if their intentions are purely for PR or l'shma and I dont think the families benefiting from it care either. I dont care if the sponsorships and such are just a use of maaser or a way to deduct taxes that ends up benefiting the company. Bottom line is that they are helping people out and it is not for us to say they should be doing more. When faced with a crisis or a problem it is part of human nature to point at others and say that they should help, but it is a part of the Jewish tradition that we look inwards and say how can I help.
Again, I dont have the solutions, I just want the community as a whole to start working together to come up with solutions.

I don't agree with the idea that they deserved the fire chas vshalom, and I am also grateful as should everyone be who is on the receiving end of their chesed/PR campaigns.

The point/my opinion that I want to make clear is: while all of this is nice and dandy, and for all the credit they get and deserve - They are missing the boat on a huge chessed opportunity, which is making kosher shopping affordable for everyone. They are smart people running that well oiled machine of theirs, they have to realize what they are doing. This leads me to believe why i don't think all the chesed is lishma 100%. There is nothing s**y about making affordable shopping. So they don't do it.
 
 Agav, anyone who argues that they are fair priced is obviously one of the people they are catering to.

#makekoshershoppinggreatagain

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 12, 2016, 12:15:35 PM
I don't agree with the idea that they deserved the fire chas vshalom, and I am also grateful as should everyone be who is on the receiving end of their chesed/PR campaigns.

The point/my opinion that I want to make clear is: while all of this is nice and dandy, and for all the credit they get and deserve - They are missing the boat on a huge chessed opportunity, which is making kosher shopping affordable for everyone. They are smart people running that well oiled machine of theirs, they have to realize what they are doing. This leads me to believe why i don't think all the chesed is lishma 100%. There is nothing s**y about making affordable shopping. So they don't do it.
 
 Agav, anyone who argues that they are fair priced is obviously one of the people they are catering to.

#makekoshershoppinggreatagain
I dont really want to repeat my same point over and over but their job isnt to find a chessed opportunity that you approve of. They can do chessed however they like or not at all, they are a business, not a charity. And I already said that I and the people they help dont care if their chessed is 100% not l'shma. My point is just that we should look at how we can do more chessed and help people and not look at how others are helping.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 12, 2016, 12:34:40 PM
I dont really want to repeat my same point over and over but their job isnt to find a chessed opportunity that you approve of. They can do chessed however they like or not at all, they are a business, not a charity. And I already said that I and the people they help dont care if their chessed is 100% not l'shma. My point is just that we should look at how we can do more chessed and help people and not look at how others are helping.

Hmm...we seem to be on same page for the most part. I am not sitting here dictating anything. Ultimately  like you said its a business not a chessed organization. Im not expecting anything from them.

That being said, it leaves a bad taste in peoples mouths when they portray themselves as the ultimate chessed organization who DO say they are a community store helping the klal, while at the same time are missing one of their bigger opportunities. If there was something I as an individual could do to help I would, but there isn't so the least I could do is help make GG and others aware that there are many people struggling, and there is what for GG to do if they are looking to add to their chessed resume.



Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 01:25:25 PM
I do not agree with the bashing of GG here. They do a lot of chessed, I dont really care if their intentions are purely for PR or l'shma and I dont think the families benefiting from it care either. I dont care if the sponsorships and such are just a use of maaser or a way to deduct taxes that ends up benefiting the company. Bottom line is that they are helping people out and it is not for us to say they should be doing more. When faced with a crisis or a problem it is part of human nature to point at others and say that they should help, but it is a part of the Jewish tradition that we look inwards and say how can I help.
Again, I dont have the solutions, I just want the community as a whole to start working together to come up with solutions.
GG benefits greatly from this issue. Pablo escobar did alot of good as well. Would you live in one of his Apt he gave out to the poor?  not comparing obviously ...

GG- is doing some good to hide/cover up the bad.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 12, 2016, 01:46:18 PM
Hmm...we seem to be on same page for the most part. I am not sitting here dictating anything. Ultimately  like you said its a business not a chessed organization. Im not expecting anything from them.

That being said, it leaves a bad taste in peoples mouths when they portray themselves as the ultimate chessed organization who DO say they are a community store helping the klal, while at the same time are missing one of their bigger opportunities. If there was something I as an individual could do to help I would, but there isn't so the least I could do is help make GG and others aware that there are many people struggling, and there is what for GG to do if they are looking to add to their chessed resume.
It's ridiculous to expect them to lower prices as a chessed. Their whole business model is to charge kesef malei for a premium product/service.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 12, 2016, 01:49:50 PM
It is unfair for you to accuse them of doing any bad. Probably motzi shem ra.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on December 12, 2016, 02:05:39 PM
It's ridiculous to expect them to lower prices as a chessed. Their whole business model is to charge kesef malei for a premium product/service.

+1 and they are still much cheaper than pomegranate.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on December 12, 2016, 02:12:43 PM
+1 and they are still much cheaper than pomegranate.
-1 on the MUCH part . They dont come close to pomegranate lol. Maybe if I was given valet parking and a free chulent sample with a little kishke at GG on Thursday nights I would pay the premium price . But they don't . Their parking lot is horrible. No coffee at the door like they did when the hey first opened the new store and no free chulent samples Thursday nights . For a place not much cheaper than pomy I'd feel ripped off :)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 12, 2016, 02:30:57 PM
It's ridiculous to expect them to lower prices as a chessed. Their whole business model is to charge kesef malei for a premium product/service.

Again, im not expecting anything of them. Im pointing out on a chessed opportunity they are missing out on. A big one. Especially because they claim to be a chessed machine. Just saying.

Im not gonna get into the rumors that they chase/scare their competition out of town, because who really knows. If it were too be true, that would change things, but nothing is proven.


What shaychis comapring to Pomegrante?  Pom knows there are other alternatives so gezunterheit do as you wish.... At the moment our choices are being ripped off if you decide to shop in one shop or bounce around town...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 12, 2016, 02:31:08 PM
GG benefits greatly from this issue. Pablo escobar did alot of good as well. Would you live in one of his Apt he gave out to the poor?  not comparing obviously ...

GG- is doing some good to hide/cover up the bad.
What is the bad that you speak of? Charging high prices? They are entitled to charge whatever they want (assuming it isnt more than the torah allows) and the market dictates if they can be successful with high prices. Since there is a lack of competition they seem to be pretty successful. If you are saying that the bad they do is in some way connected to this allegation that they forced KRM out of the 5T, I have yet to see any proof or even compelling evidence of this. I am under the belief that they did make a deal with KRM but KRM was not under any pressure from GG to agree to it. It seems to be fair business practice.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 02:43:09 PM
+1 and they are still much cheaper than pomegranate.
how can you compare them to POM. BK has many affordable store.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on December 12, 2016, 02:48:07 PM
I do believe the new GG location will be a more affordable shopping option under the GG umbrella but with another name.

And if people are willing to shop around at all the stores you can still get good deals. Shop the weekly specials and you will do just fine.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 12, 2016, 03:04:13 PM
I do believe the new GG location will be a more affordable shopping option under the GG umbrella but with another name.

And if people are willing to shop around at all the stores you can still get good deals. Shop the weekly specials and you will do just fine.

People don't shop around for fun (at least most). its very time consuming not to mention just a big pain. So it's not really a great solution.
GG would understand that, its why they have: Schwartz's,Zomick's,chap a nosh etc...all under one roof  ;D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on December 12, 2016, 03:33:18 PM
.... At the moment are choices are being ripped off if you decide to shop in one shop or bounce around town...
People don't shop around for fun (at least most). its very time consuming not to mention just a big pain. So it's not really a great solution.
GG would understand that, its why they have: Schwartz's,Zomick's,chap a nosh etc...all under one roof  ;D
So just to be clear, the chesed opportunity that you say GG is missing out on is not actually making groceries affordable for those who can't afford their high prices (that already exists by shopping around), but rather making it convenient for people to get their cheap groceries all in one place.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 12, 2016, 03:38:28 PM
So just to be clear, the chesed opportunity that you say GG is missing out on is not actually making groceries affordable for those who can't afford their high prices (that already exists by shopping around), but rather making it convenient for people to get their cheap groceries all in one place.
I am in no way agreeing with yankees original comments but it is a little ridiculous to suggest that someone shop in 5 different stores every week to save a small amount of money. The time spent is not worth the money saved. Keep in mind that it is not really cheap in any of the 5T stores.
That does not mean that I think it is GG's responsibility to provide a cheap "chessed" store
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on December 12, 2016, 03:42:02 PM
I am in no way agreeing with yankees original comments but it is a little ridiculous to suggest that someone shop in 5 different stores every week to save a small amount of money. The time spent is not worth the money saved. Keep in mind that it is not really cheap in any of the 5T stores.
That does not mean that I think it is GG's responsibility to provide a cheap "chessed" store
You don't have to go to five stores every week to accomplish this, I assure you.

ETA: Also, it's definitely not a small amount of money if you know what you're doing. You buy smart; don't be afraid to shop in S&S, TJ, Costco, etc; shop the sales in each of the kosher stores when it makes sense - it's a big savings.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 12, 2016, 03:43:06 PM
So just to be clear, the chesed opportunity that you say GG is missing out on is not actually making groceries affordable for those who can't afford their high prices (that already exists by shopping around), but rather making it convenient for people to get their cheap groceries all in one place.

Break it down and understand it as you like. Fact is, it's not a normal way of life to go shopping in 5-6 supermarkets, and it's also not practical. I and many don't have the luxury of time to go bouncing around from super market to super market.

When Brach's was around - I went in got everything I needed. I do the same now with GG cause I don't have time to do otherwise. I am spending a whole lot more now then I did in Brach's.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 12, 2016, 03:44:43 PM

That does not mean that I think it is GG's responsibility to provide a cheap "chessed" store

You continue to misquote. GG is responsible for nothing and owes nothing to anyone. Just pointing out a chessed opportunity. Because they love doing chessed. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 03:50:01 PM
You continue to misquote. GG is responsible for nothing and owes nothing to anyone. Just pointing out a chessed opportunity. Because they love doing chessed. 
affordable and chesed are very far from each other. ppl are asking for an affordable store.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on December 12, 2016, 04:07:31 PM
People don't shop around for fun (at least most). its very time consuming not to mention just a big pain. So it's not really a great solution.
GG would understand that, its why they have: Schwartz's,Zomick's,chap a nosh etc...all under one roof  ;D

Yes, they do understand and they also understand you have to pay a premium for one stop shopping.

Break it down and understand it as you like. Fact is, it's not a normal way of life to go shopping in 5-6 supermarkets, and it's also not practical. I and many don't have the luxury of time to go bouncing around from super market to super market.


We are all posting on the DD forums. We are all about looking for a deal and shopping around for the best prices. If we care about saving a buck we will make an effort to save a buck. If besides produce, not much else needs to be shopped for every week where you can't take advantage of the specials. Chicken on sale this week? then buy 3 packages and pop it in the freezer......Same with fish, frozen items etc....Then you are really only going to one store a week. May not work for all but I think it can work for most.

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 04:12:05 PM
Yes, they do understand and they also understand you have to pay a premium for one stop shopping.

really? what about Wal-Mart,KRM, Moshia, NPGS etc are they not 1 stop shop?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on December 12, 2016, 04:21:02 PM
really? what about Wal-Mart,KRM, Moshia, NPGS etc are they not 1 stop shop?

They are on stop that is not the same standard as GG, POM or Seasons and they are in another area that can sustain cheaper options. Brachs was here and closed down for whatever reason. If he was making money hand over fist with his business model would he have closed??? I don't know.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 04:23:31 PM
They are on stop that is not the same standard as GG, POM or Seasons and they are in another area that can sustain cheaper options. Brachs was here and closed down for whatever reason. If he was making money hand over fist with his business model would he have closed??? I don't know.
Ok and do you know the reason he closed?  (I dont)  but he was full
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on December 12, 2016, 04:25:56 PM
Ok and do you know the reason he closed?  (I dont)  but he was full

I do not, I have heard rumors but zero reason to put rumors on here.
Just because you are full does not mean you are making money.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 12, 2016, 04:28:08 PM
I do not, I have heard rumors but zero reason to put rumors on here.
Just because you are full does not mean you are making money.
Exactly.  But full means ther is a demand.  Not making could be mismanage or not enough buying power etc
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on December 12, 2016, 05:24:26 PM
Nobody knows why he closed nor will any of us find out the real reason either . If anyone knows JB they know they'll never get a real word out of him
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 13, 2016, 12:53:34 AM
Exactly.  But full means ther is a demand.  Not making could be mismanage or not enough buying power etc
Reminds of the Jackie Mason joke about the guy selling watches for "below cost". Someone asks him how he makes money.

"I sell a lot of watches".
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 14, 2016, 10:18:15 AM
You don't have to go to five stores every week to accomplish this, I assure you.

ETA: Also, it's definitely not a small amount of money if you know what you're doing. You buy smart; don't be afraid to shop in S&S, TJ, Costco, etc; shop the sales in each of the kosher stores when it makes sense - it's a big savings.
In my family we do a lot of TJ, Costco, and occasional S&S shopping. We still need to shop in kosher supermarkets fairly often. And for people who work full time it is just not possible to go to all these stores. Explain to me how you can do all this without shopping in 4-5 stores a week. If you have a family of 6 there is a limit to how much you can buy and freeze. A lot of food is eaten on a weekly basis by 6 people. And I have an additional freezer besides for my kitchen fridge/freezer and garage fridge/freezer

Edit: I really just want to understand how to do it, I am not arguing. Would love to know the secret
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 14, 2016, 10:59:29 AM
In my family we do a lot of TJ, Costco, and occasional S&S shopping. We still need to shop in kosher supermarkets fairly often. And for people who work full time it is just not possible to go to all these stores. Explain to me how you can do all this without shopping in 4-5 stores a week. If you have a family of 6 there is a limit to how much you can buy and freeze. A lot of food is eaten on a weekly basis by 6 people. And I have an additional freezer besides for my kitchen fridge/freezer and garage fridge/freezer

Edit: I really just want to understand how to do it, I am not arguing. Would love to know the secret

+100. DW & I are smart shoppers. There's only so much stocking up I have room for. And also, no matter how many stops I make in other stores, I always will find myself back in GG.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 14, 2016, 11:34:38 AM
In my family we do a lot of TJ, Costco, and occasional S&S shopping. We still need to shop in kosher supermarkets fairly often. And for people who work full time it is just not possible to go to all these stores. Explain to me how you can do all this without shopping in 4-5 stores a week. If you have a family of 6 there is a limit to how much you can buy and freeze. A lot of food is eaten on a weekly basis by 6 people. And I have an additional freezer besides for my kitchen fridge/freezer and garage fridge/freezer

Edit: I really just want to understand how to do it, I am not arguing. Would love to know the secret
A trip to Seasons and GG to get the sale items in each is not much more of a hassle than going to one. They're basically a block away; it's a minute or two from Seasons' parking lot to GG's.

I think the every day prices in Frankel's are better, and for a small fee they deliver.

You can also order online and then pick up. The biggest chisaron is selecting produce, but if you order everything else and pick up, you can choose yourself for a few extra minutes.

You can check the sales online for each, so plan what you're getting where, and it won't be as time consuming.

This is doable if planned well.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 14, 2016, 05:44:44 PM
I had some time today so I went to Bingo, the new costco like warehouse store in BP, to check it out. Its a great concept and the prices are so much cheaper than anywhere in 5T.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on December 14, 2016, 06:46:46 PM
I had some time today so I went to Bingo, the new costco like warehouse store in BP, to check it out. Its a great concept and the prices are so much cheaper than anywhere in 5T.
What's wrong with Costco?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on December 14, 2016, 07:34:11 PM
What's wrong with Costco?
Sometimes there have been problems with produce from israel, not everything is kosher and you still have to shop somewhere else . Bingo is a kosher supermarket .
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 15, 2016, 10:29:02 AM
What's wrong with Costco?
It's not a supermarket. Their selection of groceries (especially kosher) is limited.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 15, 2016, 12:38:29 PM
PSA
My sister pulled up to one of those new meters and sat in her car for a few minutes while she finished a phonecall. Obviously the 5 minute grace period expired but she didn't think anything of it because there were no Meter maids around. She got out of her car, PAID THE METER, and went along her merry way. When she got back to her car, she had a ticket with a time stamp from before she put the money in. There were no meter maids so it had to be that the meter itself issued the ticket and one of the maids such it on her windshield.
shouldn't surprise anyone but WE WERE LIED TO.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on December 15, 2016, 01:06:35 PM
PSA
My sister pulled up to one of those new meters and sat in her car for a few minutes while she finished a phonecall. Obviously the 5 minute grace period expired but she didn't think anything of it because there were no Meter maids around. She got out of her car, PAID THE METER, and went along her merry way. When she got back to her car, she had a ticket with a time stamp from before she put the money in. There were no meter maids so it had to be that the meter itself issued the ticket and one of the maids such it on her windshield.
shouldn't surprise anyone but WE WERE LIED TO.
That's ridiculous. Also, pretty sure meter rules are no parking. If u sit in car it is standing, not parking, ergo, not a violation.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 15, 2016, 01:51:17 PM
That's ridiculous. Also, pretty sure meter rules are no parking. If u sit in car it is standing, not parking, ergo, not a violation.

Agreed. Nobody really knows how these meters operate. That's part of the problem and why there was a huge uproar when they were installed. But we specifically told they can only notify meter maids. If that were true, my sister would not have a ticket.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on December 15, 2016, 01:53:12 PM
Agreed. Nobody really knows how these meters operate. That's part of the problem and why there was a huge uproar when they were installed. But we specifically told they can only notify meter maids. If that were true, my sister would not have a ticket.
Well, in the spirit of the rumors of this thread, serves you right for living in such a horrific location with horrific people.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 15, 2016, 02:18:14 PM
Agreed. Nobody really knows how these meters operate. That's part of the problem and why there was a huge uproar when they were installed. But we specifically told they can only notify meter maids. If that were true, my sister would not have a ticket.

its possible that the meter maid gets a notification that the meter has expired and they can print the ticket out right away without having to get to the spot in time and that is how your sister got the ticket.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 15, 2016, 02:26:49 PM
its possible that the meter maid gets a notification that the meter has expired and they can print the ticket out right away without having to get to the spot in time and that is how your sister got the ticket.

possible, but still illegal. That is still the meter itself issuing a summons. No human meter maid saw a violation.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on December 15, 2016, 03:19:28 PM
I don't get it. They took a picture of the license plate while she was sitting?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 15, 2016, 04:07:43 PM
I don't get it. They took a picture of the license plate while she was sitting?

So it seems.
Either that or the meter maid was alerted and then came over and wrote a ticket even though by the time she got there, there was no violation.
Both options are bad
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 15, 2016, 04:18:23 PM
So it seems.
Either that or the meter maid was alerted and then came over and wrote a ticket even though by the time she got there, there was no violation.
Both options are bad

Let us know what happens when she fights the ticket.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on December 15, 2016, 05:15:47 PM
Businesses collude so that we overpay for groceries, meters issue illegal tickets, the batting cages on Rockaway Turnpike are closing, we have the only bridge in the state of New York that doesn't take E-ZPass, taxes are some of the highest in the country and our county executive is facing federal charges for having his hand in the till. Why do we live here again?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 15, 2016, 05:18:16 PM
Businesses collude so that we overpay for groceries, meters issue illegal tickets, the batting cages on Rockaway Turnpike are closing, we have the only bridge in the state of New York that doesn't take EZ-Pass, taxes are some of the highest in the country and our county executive is facing federal charges for having his hand in the till. Why do we live here again?
Because everywhere else is even worse.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on December 15, 2016, 05:24:23 PM
Because everywhere else is even worse.
+1
Go over to the take back Lakewood thread. Much worse their
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 15, 2016, 05:29:23 PM
Businesses collude so that we overpay for groceries, meters issue illegal tickets, the batting cages on Rockaway Turnpike are closing, we have the only bridge in the state of New York that doesn't take E-ZPass, taxes are some of the highest in the country and our county executive is facing federal charges for having his hand in the till. Why do we live here again?

Don't eve get me started on the sanitation department
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 15, 2016, 05:30:43 PM
Businesses collude so that we overpay for groceries, meters issue illegal tickets, the batting cages on Rockaway Turnpike are closing, we have the only bridge in the state of New York that doesn't take E-ZPass, taxes are some of the highest in the country and our county executive is facing federal charges for having his hand in the till. Why do we live here again?

Maybe im just imagining things, but i feel like the batting cages are closing every year.

+1
Go over to the take back Lakewood thread. Much worse there

Lakewood isnt the only other option ;)   FTFY
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on December 16, 2016, 08:58:19 AM
Tried BINGO too. It's AMAZING! Huge selection on everything, everything is kosher, and prices are unbelievable. Sale items are even better. Meat department is great, Salmon regular price is 7.99/lb. Eggs regular price is .99 for dozen-in-a-half. Spanish onions .29/lb, Macintosh apples .59/lb. Cherry tomatoes .99. Chanukah section is huge and dirt cheap.

EASY PARKING! In the amount of time it takes to park by GG, you can just drive to BINGO!

P.S. Very little non-Cholov Yisroel items.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 18, 2016, 07:43:17 AM



EASY PARKING! In the amount of time it takes to park by GG, you can just drive to BINGO!


If you shop at the right times, parking in GG is not bad.

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on December 18, 2016, 01:40:42 PM

If you shop at the right times, parking in GG is not bad.
Shopping at the time right times usually means the most inconvenient times..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on December 18, 2016, 03:25:24 PM
Shopping at the time right times usually means the most inconvenient times..
Depends for whom.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on December 19, 2016, 07:59:12 PM
its possible that the meter maid gets a notification that the meter has expired and they can print the ticket out right away without having to get to the spot in time and that is how your sister got the ticket.

Once the time expires you have to pull out of the spot before putting money in...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on December 19, 2016, 09:13:31 PM
Tried BINGO too. It's AMAZING! Huge selection on everything, everything is kosher, and prices are unbelievable. Sale items are even better. Meat department is great, Salmon regular price is 7.99/lb. Eggs regular price is .99 for dozen-in-a-half. Spanish onions .29/lb, Macintosh apples .59/lb. Cherry tomatoes .99. Chanukah section is huge and dirt cheap.
EASY PARKING! In the amount of time it takes to park by GG, you can just drive to BINGO!
P.S. Very little non-Cholov Yisroel items.
Hoping to get there soon. The $5 lotus butter is the best price anywhere. Literally.
if it's all good fresh Israeli butter, cream cheese, and dairy, and cheese then we're all set. The non-CY people can just get in a standard grocery.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 25, 2016, 04:09:36 PM
Any suggestions for good donuts? TIA
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sport on December 25, 2016, 04:48:57 PM
Businesses collude so that we overpay for groceries, meters issue illegal tickets, the batting cages on Rockaway Turnpike are closing, we have the only bridge in the state of New York that doesn't take E-ZPass, taxes are some of the highest in the country and our county executive is facing federal charges for having his hand in the till. Why do we live here again?
Because 99% of people are sheep.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on December 25, 2016, 06:33:18 PM
FWD: Good news!! Moishas supermarket will deliver to our area and to far rockaway ! We did a trial run the past 2 weeks and it went well bh! If you or someone you know is interested in ordering you may! You can use their app to order (yes specials on APP are included ! Will be a drop different than circular specials but still amazing!) or you can use Moishas online.com or email them straight at order@Moishas supermarket.com. He very specific if emailing an order and give payment info and phone number to reach you and they will open an account for you. Order must be in by 9:00am on the day you want it to be delivered (or earlier and specify delivery date) specials change by Tuesday evening around 9:00pm so if you want a Wednesday order then wait to see the specials on Tuesday evening. Prices are those marked on the day of delivery.
$75 minimum and $10 delivery charge.
For now deliveries will come out here on mondays and Wednesday's. So order must be in by either Monday at 9:00am or Wednesday at 9:00am.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 25, 2016, 09:27:39 PM
Any suggestions for good donuts? TIA
Shloimies Bakery has solid donuts. Now located in Seasons.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 25, 2016, 09:33:47 PM
FWD: Good news!! Moishas supermarket will deliver to our area and to far rockaway ! We did a trial run the past 2 weeks and it went well bh! If you or someone you know is interested in ordering you may! You can use their app to order (yes specials on APP are included ! Will be a drop different than circular specials but still amazing!) or you can use Moishas online.com or email them straight at order@Moishas supermarket.com. He very specific if emailing an order and give payment info and phone number to reach you and they will open an account for you. Order must be in by 9:00am on the day you want it to be delivered (or earlier and specify delivery date) specials change by Tuesday evening around 9:00pm so if you want a Wednesday order then wait to see the specials on Tuesday evening. Prices are those marked on the day of delivery.
$75 minimum and $10 delivery charge.
For now deliveries will come out here on mondays and Wednesday's. So order must be in by either Monday at 9:00am or Wednesday at 9:00am.

Awesome!

Took a quick look at the app prices - not that exciting.. :-X
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on December 25, 2016, 09:39:47 PM
The app is very user friendly
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 28, 2016, 03:45:21 PM
Off the Wall closed.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on December 28, 2016, 04:06:39 PM
Off the Wall closed.

Closed closed? for good?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on December 28, 2016, 04:29:32 PM

If you shop at the right times, parking in GG is not bad.
What time is the right times, I was there this morning at 10am took ten minutes to find a spot, what time would be better then 10am on a Wednesday???
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 28, 2016, 04:37:06 PM
What time is the right times, I was there this morning at 10am took ten minutes to find a spot, what time would be better then 10am on a Wednesday???
2am on a Sunday. Almost guaranteed a spot.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on December 28, 2016, 04:39:00 PM
2am on a Sunday. Almost guaranteed a spot.
Well I have parking at home but what good is parking if I'm hungry and can't get some food...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 04, 2017, 04:11:56 PM
I walked into that new restaurant, Heimish. I don't get it. It looks like the takeout counter at GG or Seasons. Am I missing something?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DJerry3 on January 04, 2017, 05:31:16 PM
I walked into that new restaurant, Heimish. I don't get it. It looks like the takeout counter at GG or Seasons. Am I missing something?

Have you ever sat down to eat at GG or Seasons? Have you gone out to GG or Seasons with friends? Also IMHO the food is less commercial than GG deli counter.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on January 04, 2017, 06:19:23 PM
What time is the right times, I was there this morning at 10am took ten minutes to find a spot, what time would be better then 10am on a Wednesday???
I was there at 11:30 and found a spot right away.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on January 04, 2017, 06:48:24 PM
I walked into that new restaurant, Heimish. I don't get it. It looks like the takeout counter at GG or Seasons. Am I missing something?

And what was delicious dishes?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 04, 2017, 07:35:04 PM
Have you ever sat down to eat at GG or Seasons? Have you gone out to GG or Seasons with friends? Also IMHO the food is less commercial than GG deli counter.
No. I never felt the urge to sit down for takeout food.
I was turned off by the fact the food was all sitting in a counter display. When I go to a restaurant I want everything to be fresh.

And what was delicious dishes?

Closed
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on January 04, 2017, 08:02:47 PM
Plenty of spots by GG right now.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 04, 2017, 11:40:26 PM
to clarify, i'm knocking heimish. just trying to understand
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 05, 2017, 09:12:07 AM
Off the Wall closed.

Shocking!! I guess you can only con people into $15 cups of yogurt for so long.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 05, 2017, 10:31:05 AM
to clarify, i'm NOT knocking heimish. just trying to understand

FTFY.

I dont know forsure because I dont hang out there or go to eat, but isn't this how the heimishe places in willi, boro park etc... operate? Then go full throttle on Thursday night?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on January 05, 2017, 12:23:27 PM
Anyone have a menu from Heimish they can post?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: CS1 on January 05, 2017, 12:47:05 PM
Shocking!! I guess you can only con people into $15 cups of yogurt for so long.

did they sell those by weight? I guess people can have less yogurt or toppings if needed.
 
The places that I've tasted haven't been good. Real ice cream is much, much better.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 05, 2017, 12:52:47 PM
FTFY.

I dont know forsure because I dont hang out there or go to eat, but isn't this how the heimishe places in willi, boro park etc... operate? Then go full throttle on Thursday night?

thanks

it was empty when i was there (8pm on monday). Maybe they do fill up on thursdays. DO anyone? ;D
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 05, 2017, 01:52:55 PM
Closed closed? for good?

Techically, a sign on the door says that they are closed for renovations, although I think that we all know what that means.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 05, 2017, 02:13:03 PM
Techically, a sign on the door says that they are closed for renovations, although I think that we all know what that means.

same as sushi mitzuyan
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 05, 2017, 02:22:51 PM
same as sushi mitzuyan
That was a big loss   :'(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 05, 2017, 02:52:21 PM
did they sell those by weight? I guess people can have less yogurt or toppings if needed.
 
The places that I've tasted haven't been good. Real ice cream is much, much better.

Yup, Something like .49 or .59 an ounce....let a kid loose inside and it was bad news....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: elit on January 10, 2017, 07:12:32 PM
Thoughts on five fifty? Yay or nay?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JACKBLUE on January 10, 2017, 08:27:43 PM
Anyone know which hechscher THE UPPER CRUST has?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 10, 2017, 09:05:04 PM
Anyone know which hechscher THE UPPER CRUST has?

99% sure it's Five Town Vaad.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on January 10, 2017, 09:24:26 PM
Anyone know which hechscher THE UPPER CRUST has?
GIYF

99% sure it's Five Town Vaad.
Yes, it is.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JACKBLUE on January 10, 2017, 10:39:34 PM
GIYF
Yes, it is.
thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 10, 2017, 10:41:08 PM
thanks

But in my humble opinion Cork and Slice is much better in all respects and roughly the same price.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on January 10, 2017, 10:42:57 PM
But in my humble opinion Cork and Slice is much better in all respects and roughly the same price.
Cork and slice in my opinion is a joke. And the menu is really really small.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: momo on January 10, 2017, 10:45:21 PM
Cork and slice in my opinion is a joke. And the menu is really really small.
+1 upper crust> cs
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JACKBLUE on January 10, 2017, 10:45:58 PM
+1 upper crust> cs
so I guess upper crust won!!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: momo on January 10, 2017, 10:47:32 PM
"At cork and slice, we don't do ketchup"
"At cork and slice we don't do fries"
"At cork and slice we don't do whole wheat"
"At cork and slice we don't have salmon"
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 10, 2017, 10:54:29 PM
Never realized that there was so much hate on this thread for C&S! I feel like there is very little at Upper Crust which I cannot prepare myself in my kitchen, whereas C&S makes basically everything from scratch. Their menu might be limited, but I prefer quality over quantity.

I agree that they used to be pretty snobbish like they were some Michelin restaurant on Madison Avenue, but I think that they got over that.

But don't get me wrong, upper crust is good too.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: momo on January 10, 2017, 11:03:55 PM
I went with 6 people, no one was satisfied. We had salads, pizza, fish. It was average at best. That combined with the fact that they think they are some big foodie place, makes it a no go for me. Just my opinion. And the other five people who were there with me.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on January 10, 2017, 11:57:08 PM
I went to C&S Sunday night and while it was definitely pricey, the quality was very high and they use ingredients that I've never seen a restaurant in the 5towns use before. It felt more like being in Manhattan than on Long Island. The service and ambience were especially noteworthy. That bathroom is something else! It's like being in a sauna on a ski resort or something. Upper Crust just feels like any other milchig place a la Central Perk or Sunflower Cafe.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 11, 2017, 12:13:03 AM
I went to C&S Sunday night and while it was definitely pricey, the quality was very high and they use ingredients that I've never seen a restaurant in the 5towns use before. It felt more like being in Manhattan than on Long Island. The service and ambience were especially noteworthy. That bathroom is something else! It's like being in a sauna on a ski resort or something. Upper Crust just feels like any other milchig place a la Central Perk or Sunflower Cafe.

I remember when upper crust opened. Everyone thought how crazy over the top and expensive it was. Now it's considered second tier.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ya on January 11, 2017, 12:20:39 AM
I remember when upper crust opened. Everyone thought how crazy over the top and expensive it was. Now it's considered second tier.
Did they change or everything around it did?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on January 11, 2017, 05:37:26 AM
Did they change or everything around it did?
Everything around it . Upper crust is still great place . 5t in general is very trendy, always trying to up the class and somewhat competitive . 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 11, 2017, 08:12:39 AM
Everything around it . Upper crust is still great place . 5t in general is very trendy, always trying to up the class and somewhat competitive .

And out price each other:(
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on January 11, 2017, 08:40:28 AM
And out price each other:(
If the 5ter will pay it they'll charge it. Simple manipulative biz strategy. Everybody wants to make money
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 11, 2017, 09:19:43 AM
C & S is a nice change from the same milchig fare the 5 towns has settled on over the last decade. yes it is pricey but its nice to actually get that Manhattan feel with only a 5 minute ride.

On the same menu note, I heard Liquidz & Saladz (Worst name ever) shut down. Only went once and was completely underwhelmed. Not worth fighting that parking lot for average food.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 11, 2017, 01:35:24 PM
"At cork and slice, we don't do ketchup"
"At cork and slice we don't do fries"
"At cork and slice we don't do whole wheat"
"At cork and slice we don't have salmon"

+100

I just dont understand how people pay higher prices for such small portions. First I want to say how dejavu the comment i quoted is. Literally "C&S doesnt do this C&S doesnt do that yada yada.."

So I ordered a pasta. I couldn't care less about how and what the noodle is made of if im going to leave hungry, which I did. And for anyone who says order more - save it. Im not rich, but I would like to think im entitled to going out and enjoying myself (which includes filling up) from time to time and not get obliterated at the bank.


Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 11, 2017, 01:41:44 PM
+100

I just dont understand how people pay higher prices for such small portions. First I want to say how dejavu the comment i quoted is. Literally "C&S doesnt do this C&S doesnt do that yada yada.."

So I ordered a pasta. I couldn't care less about how and what the noodle is made of if im going to leave hungry, which I did. And for anyone who says order more - save it. Im not rich, but I would like to think im entitled to going out and enjoying myself (which includes filling up) from time to time and not get obliterated at the bank.

I consider myself to a be a hearty eater, but I've never left C&S hungry after ordering pasta, but maybe for some reason you received a small portion than usual. In my experience, they are at least as generous as Ve Benne or Noi Due.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 11, 2017, 01:48:41 PM
I consider myself to a be a hearty eater, but I've never left C&S hungry after ordering pasta, but maybe for some reason you received a small portion than usual. In my experience, they are at least as generous as Ve Benne or Noi Due.

What a hearty eater is up for interpretation. I consider my self one as well. I'm completely unbiased towards C&S. I dont know if you all know what went down around chanukah time with them and a customer regarding their service, but i was there shortly afterwards. The service was all over the place(not good), but they took care of everyone eventually with some sort of compensation, which i felt they did a great job at.

Decor speaks for itself. 

I really want to like the place and go back but I just can't go back to places I leave hungry from. Same reason I won't go back to Bedford. Great food, but only two bites of it. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 11, 2017, 03:09:19 PM
What a hearty eater is up for interpretation. I consider my self one as well. I'm completely unbiased towards C&S. I dont know if you all know what went down around chanukah time with them and a customer regarding their service, but i was there shortly afterwards. The service was all over the place(not good), but they took care of everyone eventually with some sort of compensation, which i felt they did a great job at.

Decor speaks for itself. 

I really want to like the place and go back but I just can't go back to places I leave hungry from. Same reason I won't go back to Bedford. Great food, but only two bites of it.

That back and forth of the incident was pretty great to sit back and read.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 11, 2017, 07:27:09 PM
That back and forth of the incident was pretty great to sit back and read.

Link?

I once left c&s and got a burger from ABC after ;D

On the same menu note, I heard Liquidz & Saladz (Worst name ever) shut down. Only went once and was completely underwhelmed. Not worth fighting that parking lot for average food.

I loved when they imported bread Smith from Brooklyn. Stopped pretty soon though
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 11, 2017, 09:01:10 PM
That back and forth of the incident was pretty great to sit back and read.

I am not familiar with the Chanukah incident, but I'd be very curious to read about it...link please?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on January 11, 2017, 09:34:43 PM
I am not familiar with the Chanukah incident, but I'd be very curious to read about it...link please?
+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 12, 2017, 08:56:58 AM
I am not familiar with the Chanukah incident, but I'd be very curious to read about it...link please?

This is from the closed FB group "Kosher Restarunt Review & Discussion" posted by the owner of C & S

"I want to vent to you all about what happened at Cork & Slice this past Saturday night. An example of how customers feel they have the right to curse, scream, belittle the staff, disrespect and try to hurt a business because they feel entitled! They have no shame and I feel obliged to write and share my experience with you. Jennifer Berger Diack and Mike Diack came with a group of friends to dine at my restaurant, Cork & Slice. They came, were seated and ordered drinks, apps and entrees. They received their drinks, and all of their apps except a pizza. They asked the waitress and she told them she'll check on it. She came back and told them "it's in the oven, it will be out soon." The restaurant is busy and no restaurant is perfect, and mistakes do occur. Time passed and their pizza never made it out, yes we made a mistake, yes we would of done everything to make it up to them. Our customers know we go above and beyond to provide the best service we can. But, these two people decided to curse, scream and caused such a scene that other customers apologized for their behavior afterwards. Jennifer and Mike, walked into the kitchen to speak with the owner, without letting my partner speak began to call the waitress "dumb" "stupid" saying "this place sucks, you suck" " worst f services" etc etc. the other owner walked away and got me. As I approached the table to find out what happened and if everything is okay, Jennifer stands up and begins cursing, yelling across the entire restaurant, calling my waitress stupid, calling my restaurant all types of things and threatening to leave. She didn't let me speak, she didn't give me an opportunity to fix it. All she did was be disrespectful to me, my staff and my customers. I simply said, your night is over, you said you want to leave so your night here is over. Don't worry about the bill and have a nice night. These people are not the customers I want, nor does anyone. Since this incident this couple has posted on fb, Yelp, wrote bad reviews, are telling people not to dine at my restaurant. Listen to this, they even have there sons and other people posting for them. People who weren't even there. But- what's funny is we have such an amazing community in the 5 towns. We have received countless phone calls to both the restaurant and my cell, multiple text message, even customers who witnessed their behavior and saw their post came in and said if you need we will be more than happy to explain how they were acting. We have received text messages from multiple people showing their support and almost all said "don't worry about them." Even one person said, "mikes a plumber and I know people who are not happy with his service" regardless, I will try to post a video of them, if it lets me you don't need audio to understand the situation. Just see for yourself. I think I'm speaking on behalf of all restaurant owners and their staff. We are not here for the customers amusement. We are not your property, we are not your children. We are not your slaves. We are people who love what we do and every single day with blood, sweat and tears try to serve quality food and provide an the best service possible. We are here to serve, but you do not own us!! My waitress did not deserve to be treated like that, regardless of how long you waited for you "pizza." She didn't deserve to cry, she didn't deserve to be called stupid or put down. They people can try to post away on Yelp, FB or anywhere else. Anyone who listens is not the customer I want anyway. But, the people who know us we thank you for your support. For the people that texted, called we thank you. To the customer who approached us and offered to write a public letter about Mike and Jennifer actions we thank you. It's story is not about Mike and Jennifer, it's about treating people with respect even though you might not get what you want. Mistakes do happen, they happen every day, it's how we deal with it that brings out the true character. Anyways, chag Samaech all"


I know it continued a few more days on the guys blog but no clue what it is or how to find it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 12, 2017, 09:31:07 AM

I know it continued a few more days on the guys blog but no clue what it is or how to find it.

http://plumber-mike.com/cork-slice-cedarhurst-ny/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on January 12, 2017, 10:57:34 AM
http://plumber-mike.com/cork-slice-cedarhurst-ny/

Wow. What planet do these people live on? Not even sure people acted like that on bread lines in the Warsaw Ghetto
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 12, 2017, 11:09:09 AM
Wow. What planet do these people live on? Not even sure people acted like that on bread lines in the Warsaw Ghetto

cork and slice then posted actual video of the altercation...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 12, 2017, 04:01:13 PM
cork and slice then posted actual video of the altercation...
more video? the video that i saw didnt really show much but you can tell that the customers were not being very nice. waiting for 45 minutes for a pizza is annoying but there is a way to deal with it appropriately.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 12, 2017, 04:06:54 PM
more video? the video that i saw didnt really show much but you can tell that the customers were not being very nice. waiting for 45 minutes for a pizza is annoying but there is a way to deal with it appropriately.

The video shows them going to the kitchen counter and making a scene.....Little too extreme for a missing pizza.

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 12, 2017, 04:12:31 PM
I find it weird that this Mike the Plumber has a section on his professional website dedicated to this incident.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 12, 2017, 04:15:22 PM
I find it weird that this Mike the Plumber has a section on his professional website dedicated to this incident.

Im pretty sure its his blog.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 13, 2017, 11:11:44 AM
"At cork and slice, we don't do ketchup"
"At cork and slice we don't do fries"
"At cork and slice we don't do whole wheat"
"At cork and slice we don't have salmon"

This incident happened a while back, and I'm just posting about it today:

That actually happened to me at Cork&Slice in Cedarhurst, ruined an otherwise great experience (food, ambiance, was great, service OTOH was sorely lacking).

They actually made me feel stupid for asking for Ketchup, and when I realized they weren't going to give me any (they were uppity about it, since they are a fancy "Italian" eatery), I asked them if they could give me something else to dip their fries in, they once again looked at me like I was nuts and told me that this is how the fries come.

In case it wasn't obvious, I'm not going to give C&S another chance. OTOH, Only had good experiences at Upper Crust.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on January 15, 2017, 01:34:09 PM
Any updates on that new place "SKEWERS"? What's going on there?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 15, 2017, 02:19:23 PM
Any updates on that new place "SKEWERS"? What's going on there?

where?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 15, 2017, 02:21:25 PM
where?
in the lot across from berrylicious, theres been a sign for this skewers (says its kosher and coming soon) for 6 months. i dont know anyone who has any more info than that
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 17, 2017, 12:00:56 AM
So it looks like stop chop and roll is taking over the non kosher Chinese place nextdoor.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on January 17, 2017, 08:37:23 AM
So it looks like stop chop and roll is taking over the non kosher Chinese place nextdoor.

very good sushi, I hope they think out of the box and make it more than the usual Chinese/Japanese fare.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 17, 2017, 08:49:11 AM
Buy two dishes get the third dish free ;)?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 17, 2017, 10:42:33 AM
very good sushi, I hope they think out of the box and make it more than the usual Chinese/Japanese fare.

Is the pickup for more seating or actually expanding the menu and what not?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 17, 2017, 10:48:55 AM
Is the pickup for more seating or actually expanding the menu and what not?

They are opening up a fleishig chinese-food restaurant, so definitely expanding the menu.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 17, 2017, 11:26:42 AM
They are opening up a fleishig chinese-food restaurant, so definitely expanding the menu.

Amazing! about time Wok Tov was challenged...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Shmelly on January 17, 2017, 02:04:48 PM
I've been to Cork & Slice 3 times. It truly is a beautiful place.

1st time: Appetizers and drinks went smoothly, and then 3 out of the 5 of us got our mains. The other 2 waited... and asked... and waited... and asked... and waited... approximately 30 minutes after the 1st 3 of us were served, the other 2 finally got their dishes, 1 fish and 1 pizza... and they were both cold. Luckily they weren't so hungry anyway by now.

Every place makes mistakes, right? And it was in their first week of being open, so let's cut them some slack, right?

2nd time: Just the wife and I. My pizza was delicious, but my wife's main (I think it was gnocchi) legit tasted spoiled. We each took 1 bite and didn't touch it again,

OK, let's give it one more shot, maybe we don't have refined enough palates for their gnocchi.

3rd time: We're 3 couples this time. Horrified look from the waitress when asked if they had hot chocolate. Sneering "we have fingerlings" when asked if they have french fries". For mains, we order 3 pizzas, a salad, a pasta, and a fish dish. Appetizers and drinks come out within a few minutes. Then a couple pizzas and the pasta. 5-10 minutes later the fish comes out. Where is our salad and last pizza? Another 5 minutes go by and finally the salad comes out, but still missing a pizza. No idea how much longer went by or how many times we were told just another minute, but we finally just cancelled that last pizza. More time was wasted when our bill came and that missing pizza hadn't been taken off.

There won't be a 4th time.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on January 17, 2017, 07:52:09 PM
very good sushi, I hope they think out of the box and make it more than the usual Chinese/Japanese fare.

I dont like their sushi as much as Sushi Tokyo but bc of their buy 2 get one free I go there a lot
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on January 17, 2017, 10:03:41 PM
I've been to Cork & Slice 3 times. It truly is a beautiful place.

1st time: Appetizers and drinks went smoothly, and then 3 out of the 5 of us got our mains. The other 2 waited... and asked... and waited... and asked... and waited... approximately 30 minutes after the 1st 3 of us were served, the other 2 finally got their dishes, 1 fish and 1 pizza... and they were both cold. Luckily they weren't so hungry anyway by now.

Every place makes mistakes, right? And it was in their first week of being open, so let's cut them some slack, right?

2nd time: Just the wife and I. My pizza was delicious, but my wife's main (I think it was gnocchi) legit tasted spoiled. We each took 1 bite and didn't touch it again,

OK, let's give it one more shot, maybe we don't have refined enough palates for their gnocchi.

3rd time: We're 3 couples this time. Horrified look from the waitress when asked if they had hot chocolate. Sneering "we have fingerlings" when asked if they have french fries". For mains, we order 3 pizzas, a salad, a pasta, and a fish dish. Appetizers and drinks come out within a few minutes. Then a couple pizzas and the pasta. 5-10 minutes later the fish comes out. Where is our salad and last pizza? Another 5 minutes go by and finally the salad comes out, but still missing a pizza. No idea how much longer went by or how many times we were told just another minute, but we finally just cancelled that last pizza. More time was wasted when our bill came and that missing pizza hadn't been taken off.

There won't be a 4th time.

I asked for Hot Chocolate last time I was there and got it. And been there several times and no snootiness from them. High end dairy places don't have to serve french fries. Don't see the issue with that
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 17, 2017, 10:10:34 PM
I asked for Hot Chocolate last time I was there and got it. And been there several times and no snootiness from them. High end dairy places don't have to serve french fries. Don't see the issue with that

They don't have to serve you anything, but IME, and others in this thread too, they are extremely arrogant and unpleasant about it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on January 17, 2017, 10:35:37 PM
They don't have to serve you anything, but IME, and others in this thread too, they are extremely arrogant and unpleasant about it.

My experience in the 3 times Ive been has always been good. Got everything I wanted. In a timely fashion. And dealt with friendly staff.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on January 17, 2017, 11:20:14 PM
My experience in the 3 times Ive been has always been good. Got everything I wanted. In a timely fashion. And dealt with friendly staff.
I guess you're not Mike the Plumber.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 17, 2017, 11:50:17 PM
I guess you're not Mike the Plumber.
Closer to Conan the Barbarian
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: YMW on January 18, 2017, 12:53:57 AM
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on January 18, 2017, 12:59:36 AM
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?
DunkinD
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: YMW on January 18, 2017, 01:34:10 AM
DunkinD
Address?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on January 18, 2017, 08:58:22 AM
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?

Giant Bagel is at 480 Rockaway Turnpike
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: am7734 on January 18, 2017, 10:53:49 PM
Any quick breakfast place on route to JFK?
On route from where?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on January 19, 2017, 02:07:02 PM
On route from where?
I would guess 5T/Rockaway.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 19, 2017, 02:58:13 PM
I would guess 5T/Rockaway.

The DD and giant bagel is correct if coming from 5 towns. not necessarily FR
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on January 19, 2017, 03:14:26 PM
Where is Giant Bagel? You would (or easily could) pass DD from FR.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on January 19, 2017, 03:19:53 PM
Where is Giant Bagel? You would (or easily could) pass DD from FR.

Coming from FR I and I would assume everyone would go straight up 878. So in theory you could. "easily" depends on time. Burnside and rockaway turnpike from DD to costco can be a nightmare at some times and quite frankly not worth it....
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 19, 2017, 03:41:44 PM
How about seasons express?
or that bagel  place on rockaway?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on January 19, 2017, 03:53:32 PM
Coming from FR I and I would assume everyone would go straight up 878. So in theory you could. "easily" depends on time. Burnside and rockaway turnpike from DD to costco can be a nightmare at some times and quite frankly not worth it....

If you want to strictly stay on course from the 878 there is no place you can go so DD or Giant Bagel are your closet options Giant Bagel being better since it's much closer to the 878 then DD and the parking lot is usually less crowded the dd's.

How about seasons express?
or that bagel  place on rockaway?

Seasons express is a good option for extremely overpriced pre-packaged items but if your looking to stay in fr (although it's technically in Lawrence) that would be your best bet and you would avoid the traffic of DD or giant bagel.

the bagel  place on rockaway  - see a couple of posts above
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on January 19, 2017, 04:07:38 PM
Also keep in mind DD is open 24/7 giant bagel is not.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Shmuel4 on January 22, 2017, 12:04:28 PM
Anyone who can recommend a printing company in the area?  I need a few thousand copies and I company I can use on a regular basis.

Thank you
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 22, 2017, 12:23:09 PM
Anyone who can recommend a printing company in the area?  I need a few thousand copies and I company I can use on a regular basis.

Thank you

I've used print on point for business cards and small orders
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on January 22, 2017, 04:57:30 PM


Anyone who can recommend a printing company in the area?  I need a few thousand copies and I company I can use on a regular basis.

Thank you
Try benjy 9177530866

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 22, 2017, 07:52:07 PM
What's with the restaurant by the old King David location? Open yet? Reviews?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on January 24, 2017, 11:44:34 AM
What's with the restaurant by the old King David location? Open yet? Reviews?

Yup, it's called Five Fifty. I haven't been there yet, but it's always packed if that says anything (although most new restuarants have a succesful initial period). I did look at their menu, and it was limited but looked interesting. That was one of their first days open so it may have changed since then.

On a totally unrelated note, Sushi Tokyo really increased their prices. A regular fish three roll combo is $15.95 or so now. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on January 29, 2017, 07:02:03 PM
It looks like there's a lot of activity recently going on by that new place "coming soon" Skewers. Any info?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on January 29, 2017, 07:13:36 PM
How about 27 dressings near TJ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 02, 2017, 12:18:19 PM


On a totally unrelated note, Sushi Tokyo really increased their prices. A regular fish three roll combo is $15.95 or so now.
crazy, I ordered my usual order which usually costs me around $50 and this time it was over $80. Thats quite an increase
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on February 02, 2017, 01:54:04 PM
crazy, I ordered my usual order which usually costs me around $50 and this time it was over $80. Thats quite an increase

Yup, don't know what they are thinking considering that SC&R and Wok Tov are 2 minutes away, and both offer 3 for 2 rolls, and at the same prices per roll as Sushi Tokyo.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 02, 2017, 01:56:26 PM
Yup, don't know what they are thinking considering that SC&R and Wok Tov are 2 minutes away, and both offer 3 for 2 rolls, and at the same prices per roll as Sushi Tokyo.

WokTov Sushi does not compare to SC&C or Sushi Tokyo. Its not bad but certainly not in the class of the other two.

Hadn't realized Sushi Tokyo hiked up their prices.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on February 02, 2017, 02:01:43 PM
Am I the only one that thinks seasons has the best sushi in town?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 02, 2017, 02:38:44 PM
Am I the only one that thinks seasons has the best sushi in town?

They are very good. People behind the counter are also really friendly and helpful.
One of my favorite "light" rolls is the crunch roll from GG. It has pear in it and is a really good snack.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 02, 2017, 02:55:53 PM
WokTov Sushi does not compare to SC&C or Sushi Tokyo. Its not bad but certainly not in the class of the other two.

Hadn't realized Sushi Tokyo hiked up their prices.


I didn't know they hiked their prices, but I've been seeing an ad for 3 for the price of 2, I guess that's how they justify it
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 02, 2017, 02:57:14 PM
Hadn't realized Sushi Tokyo hiked up their prices.
IMO they should have raised it slowly over time. My family has always been loyal and frequent Sushi Tokyo customers. My kids are gluten free and sushi is one of the few things they can eat out of the house. Tokyo has always been good about cleaning the knives and prep surface to ensure that the food is gluten and sesame free (also have a kid with allergies). Whenever we have gone to SC&R they've been annoying in regards to allergies and gluten free. But with the huge increase in price at Tokyo we are now forced to go to SC&R.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 02, 2017, 02:58:25 PM

I didn't know they hiked their prices, but I've been seeing an ad for 3 for the price of 2, I guess that's how they justify it
I didnt see any ad for Tokyo 3 for the price of 2 and thats not what they charged me this week when I ordered.  Where did you see this?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on February 02, 2017, 04:05:22 PM
We are big SC&R fans but if they don't clean up that damn front table that serves as an office I will punch someone!! Damn nasty.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 02, 2017, 04:09:29 PM
We are big SC&R fans but if they don't clean up that damn front table that serves as an office I will punch someone!! Damn nasty.
yes, that is annoying. I also dont find them as nice or accommodating as Tokyo. You want spicy mayo, here take this tiny little container that is only 1/4 filled.
That said, their sushi is as good or even a little better than Tokyo.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 03, 2017, 10:43:55 AM
I didnt see any ad for Tokyo 3 for the price of 2 and thats not what they charged me this week when I ordered.  Where did you see this?


I got an email.
Just checked and it was for online orders only.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on February 03, 2017, 10:45:51 AM
Bottom line seems to be that you pay for good service.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on February 06, 2017, 03:19:12 PM
We are big SC&R fans but if they don't clean up that damn front table that serves as an office I will punch someone!! Damn nasty.

+100 what the heck is up with that?

yes, that is annoying. I also dont find them as nice or accommodating as Tokyo. You want spicy mayo, here take this tiny little container that is only 1/4 filled.
That said, their sushi is as good or even a little better than Tokyo.

Also +100...He stands perched up on that frikkin step behind the cash..almost intimidating to ask him for more sauces. Don't get why he gives me dirty looks when i ask for a 3rd eel and spicy mayo when i order 3 rolls. He assumes i only need for 2 of the rolls? at least fill the tiny containers up..

All that said - DW and my favorite sushi so he still gets the business...ha
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on February 07, 2017, 11:47:47 AM
It looks like there's a lot of activity recently going on by that new place "coming soon" Skewers. Any info?

Drove by there last night around 8 O'clock. There were people in there doing work.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on February 19, 2017, 06:22:58 PM
Heard a rumor that GG backed out of their Brachs plan. Is it true they are just paying rent and keeping the building empty so nobody else will move in?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on February 19, 2017, 07:08:13 PM
Heard a rumor that GG backed out of their Brachs plan. Is it true they are just paying rent and keeping the building empty so nobody else will move in?
we don't even know the "brachs plan" in the first place. whether the rumor which seems to be inferred in your words are true or not , even if GG was just paying rent to monopolize it would still be probably their best investment they can make for their business.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on February 19, 2017, 08:29:12 PM
we don't even know the "brachs plan" in the first place. whether the rumor which seems to be inferred in your words are true or not , even if GG was just paying rent to monopolize it would still be probably their best investment they can make for their business.

GG is opening a cheaper version of itself in the old Brachs location
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on February 19, 2017, 10:29:03 PM
That's what I thought. But I heard they scrapped those plans. Is that true?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Rivky on February 19, 2017, 11:36:09 PM
Where can I order a nice shaloch manis for delivery in far Rockaway ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 20, 2017, 10:50:32 AM
GG is opening a cheaper version of itself in the old Brachs location
I am not sure why they would ever do that. Its just undercutting their current business
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on February 20, 2017, 04:42:38 PM
I am not sure why they would ever do that. Its just undercutting their current business

I dont know the circles you walk in, but I know they are losing customers in mine. anywhere between completely leaving to starting to bounce around to different stores. Their pricing is out of control in many peoples opinions.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on February 20, 2017, 07:55:31 PM
I am not sure why they would ever do that. Its just undercutting their current business
Not necessarily, if they don't have some of the amenities they have at the current locations.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on February 20, 2017, 10:30:07 PM
550 is eh...was expecting better
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Abebee on February 20, 2017, 10:47:29 PM
550 is eh...was expecting better
Can you elaborate?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on February 20, 2017, 11:21:18 PM
Can you elaborate?

I was there with my parents and we each got a main and we split an appetizer. The hanger steak was solid but the ribs and cornish hen were average. Their gnocci I thought was very good. I dont think its worth the high prices and I had heard rave reviews about the place. I just didt think it stood out one way or another. Their ambiance is pretty nice and had decent service though 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on February 24, 2017, 12:38:35 AM
So it looks like we lost it! We used to have the best bug-checker in the U.S. right here in Gourmet Glatt. That's the only reason why I even go there Fridays- to buy their checked produce. But now he's gone. Rabbi Ari Green quit!

Maybe now that they are not paying the world re-known expert for his services,  they'll be able to lower the prices on everything else in the store!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 24, 2017, 09:33:33 AM
So it looks like we lost it! We used to have the best bug-checker in the U.S. right here in Gourmet Glatt. That's the only reason why I even go there Fridays- to buy their checked produce. But now he's gone. Rabbi Ari Green quit!

Maybe now that they are not paying the world re-known expert for his services,  they'll be able to lower the prices on everything else in the store!
Ha! No way they are lowering their prices. Most of their shoppers dont even know who Rabbi Green is.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on February 24, 2017, 09:37:50 AM
Even if they did not know Rabbi Green by name, it was well known that GG had the most reliable produce-checker in the U.S.. Many other Vaad Mashgichim  consulted with him. He raised the standard. This is going to cost GG a lot of business.

As a side note, the guy by Seasons is also not bad. Not as good as Rabbi Green, but not bad. If you can afford Seasons prices..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 24, 2017, 10:46:59 AM
How on earth do you rank bug checkers
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on February 24, 2017, 10:51:19 AM
How on earth do you rank bug checkers

When one checker buys the salad checked by another bug checker and finds bugs. The world renown Rabbi Vaye from Israel visited GG and said he has not seen such an amazing operation anywhere in the world.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 24, 2017, 12:14:59 PM
When one checker buys the salad checked by another bug checker and finds bugs. The world renown Rabbi Vaye from Israel visited GG and said he has not seen such an amazing operation anywhere in the world.

Still unclear how that leads to rankings. should be either good or not good.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on February 24, 2017, 01:06:00 PM
Even if they did not know Rabbi Green by name, it was well known that GG had the most reliable produce-checker in the U.S.. Many other Vaad Mashgichim  consulted with him. He raised the standard. This is going to cost GG a lot of business.

As a side note, the guy by Seasons is also not bad. Not as good as Rabbi Green, but not bad. If you can afford Seasons prices..

I truly doubt this will even make a blip on their radar for lost business.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on February 24, 2017, 01:52:20 PM
I truly doubt this will even make a blip on their radar for lost business.

It will make them lose business because all the caterers and food-services that paid them to help check difficult products, will not be going there anymore.

They will lose business when the "Rabbi Frost List" gets wind of this and removes GG from the list.

I was in GG today. The place was not nearly as full as it used to be. (But that's not because of the produce. That's probably because people like me started shopping at Bingo, and my neighbors are ordering from Moishes.) But they had no checked Romain lettuce, and people were not happy. The rest of their pre-checked stuff was probably either repackaged Postive, or just buggy.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 26, 2017, 12:59:56 PM
It will make them lose business because all the caterers and food-services that paid them to help check difficult products, will not be going there anymore.

They will lose business when the "Rabbi Frost List" gets wind of this and removes GG from the list.

I was in GG today. The place was not nearly as full as it used to be. (But that's not because of the produce. That's probably because people like me started shopping at Bingo, and my neighbors are ordering from Moishes.) But they had no checked Romain lettuce, and people were not happy. The rest of their pre-checked stuff was probably either repackaged Postive, or just buggy.
I can only speak for myself and the people I know that shop there but not a single person I have spoken to even knew that GG had "the top bug checker."

If there are restaurants and stores that are paying GG to check their produce then why cant Rabbi Green continue to do that and have no affiliation with GG? What did GG bring to the table?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on February 26, 2017, 04:09:02 PM
It will make them lose business because all the caterers and food-services that paid them to help check difficult products, will not be going there anymore.

They will lose business when the "Rabbi Frost List" gets wind of this and removes GG from the list.

I was in GG today. The place was not nearly as full as it used to be. (But that's not because of the produce. That's probably because people like me started shopping at Bingo, and my neighbors are ordering from Moishes.) But they had no checked Romain lettuce, and people were not happy. The rest of their pre-checked stuff was probably either repackaged Postive, or just buggy.
Most caterers are not under the Vaad so most likely would not need the same standards for checking.

I was in GG Woodmere this afternoon (Sunday) and they had checked romaine. Are more people taking advatabage of Bingo and moishes? Yep, probably. But I would say 99% of shoppers do not care that this bug checker left.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 26, 2017, 07:15:55 PM
Best Chinese in 5 towns?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on February 26, 2017, 07:19:03 PM
Best Chinese in 5 towns?

Depends what you're looking for but sesame chicken at Wok Tov. Otherwise Chosen.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 26, 2017, 07:19:26 PM
Best Chinese in 5 towns?

People will say chosen which is indeed very good. I happen to love wok tov as well. Can't go wrong with either imo.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 26, 2017, 07:31:58 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 26, 2017, 08:30:55 PM
Whatever you get, get it shredded
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Rivky on February 26, 2017, 09:15:13 PM
Where can I order a nice shaloch manis for delivery in far Rockaway ?

Anyone ? I would love to send something homemade or fruit platter if anyone knows somewhere I can order.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 26, 2017, 10:30:45 PM
Anyone ? I would love to send something homemade or fruit platter if anyone knows somewhere I can order.

http://www.fruitplattersandmore.com
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 27, 2017, 11:50:21 AM
Best Chinese in 5 towns?
wok tov is hit or miss, sometimes great sometimes terrible, never in the middle. Chosen is always solid. I guess it comes down to whether you are a risk taker or not
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 27, 2017, 12:46:38 PM
I'm looking for a handiman to put together a bunk bed. How much should it cost?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on February 27, 2017, 01:12:46 PM
wok tov is hit or miss, sometimes great sometimes terrible, never in the middle. Chosen is always solid. I guess it comes down to whether you are a risk taker or not

Never have I had it to a miss.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on February 27, 2017, 01:20:45 PM
Never have I had it to a miss.
Really? Sometimes the chicken is very chewy, almost like they rewarmed it several times. Ive discussed with others and people generally agree. But when its good then its really good
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on February 27, 2017, 01:54:33 PM
I can only speak for myself and the people I know that shop there but not a single person I have spoken to even knew that GG had "the top bug checker."

If there are restaurants and stores that are paying GG to check their produce then why cant Rabbi Green continue to do that and have no affiliation with GG? What did GG bring to the table?
I didn't know, until I read this, that he left, but I was quite aware of his effectiveness.

I'll probably stick to Pos-Tiv now.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on February 27, 2017, 02:32:55 PM
I didn't know, until I read this, that he left, but I was quite aware of his effectiveness.

I'll probably stick to Pos-Tiv now.

I didn't know they had a " famous bug expert checker"  but none of the checked companies are comparable to GGs in freshness, and about the kosherness of it, as long as it has the Vaad symble on it I'm ok with that.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on February 27, 2017, 04:40:45 PM
I'm looking for a handiman to put together a bunk bed. How much should it cost?

Im looking for a bunkbed...any good suggestions?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on February 27, 2017, 05:06:37 PM
Im looking for a bunkbed...any good suggestions?

Shloimy Lousky
(917) 295-8027

Phenomenal service!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 27, 2017, 05:59:52 PM
Shloimy Lousky
(917) 295-8027

Phenomenal service!

Agree. Bought other furniture from him in the past.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on February 28, 2017, 11:33:04 AM
wok tov is probably the worst chinese I've ever had.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on February 28, 2017, 06:31:37 PM
wok tov is probably the worst chinese I've ever had.
lol . you must not be from FR/FT. whether its actually good or not , wok tov is in the blood of those (in my circles) who grow up there. i dont think there was ever a time i visited and didnt have WT.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ethana on February 28, 2017, 07:07:27 PM
True. I've lived in the FTs for the last 7 years. Having grown up in NNJ, I would say the best by far is Chopstix in Teaneck
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on February 28, 2017, 07:33:55 PM
True. I've lived in the FTs for the last 7 years. Having grown up in NNJ, I would say the best by far is Chopstix in Teaneck
Best value for $$ is def New Kosher Special in Elizabeth.
Best overall is David Chu's in Baltimore.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on February 28, 2017, 07:45:45 PM
Best value for $$ is def New Kosher Special in Elizabeth.
Best overall is David Chu's in Baltimore.

IMO there is not a big difference between Chinese food. It all pretty much tastes the same everywhere. I go to the cheapest place
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 28, 2017, 08:59:58 PM
IMO there is not a big difference between Chinese food. It all pretty much tastes the same everywhere. I go to the cheapest place
definitely not true
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on February 28, 2017, 09:05:26 PM
IMO there is not a big difference between Chinese food. It all pretty much tastes the same everywhere. I go to the cheapest place

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on February 28, 2017, 10:41:42 PM
definitely not true

My opinion is not true lol
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on March 07, 2017, 10:15:52 AM
I saw last night that work finally started on seasons express by pick wick. Bulldozer finally demolished whatever it was that was there, a really, really old service station.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 07, 2017, 10:42:42 AM
I wonder when the shul is getting kicked out. They just had their varience meeting
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on March 15, 2017, 11:37:48 AM
Anyone stay at the Long Beach Hotel? Impressions and tips appreciated. Also interested in any ways to get discounted rates (compared to their site).

Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on March 15, 2017, 12:20:07 PM
Anyone stay at the Long Beach Hotel? Impressions and tips appreciated. Also interested in any ways to get discounted rates (compared to their site).


Thats not in the 5 Towns or Rockaway. Sorry.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on March 15, 2017, 12:23:50 PM
Anyone stay at the Long Beach Hotel? Impressions and tips appreciated. Also interested in any ways to get discounted rates (compared to their site).



Don't know anyone who's gone there by choice. People rent it out for Simchas etc but never heard of anyone going for fun. You'd be better off at the Allegria
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on March 15, 2017, 12:40:01 PM
Anyone stay at the Long Beach Hotel? Impressions and tips appreciated. Also interested in any ways to get discounted rates (compared to their site).

 The benefit of the long beach hotel is that it has a kosher restaurant on location. However, I've eaten there and to be honest it was nothing special.   On top of that, the hotel is not even on the beach, it's one or two blocks away. I second the opinion that you're better off at the Allegria.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on March 15, 2017, 12:45:00 PM
The benefit of the long beach hotel is that it has a kosher restaurant on location. However, I've eaten there and to be honest it was nothing special.   On top of that, the hotel is not even on the beach, it's one or two blocks away. I second the opinion that you're better off at the Allegria.
Another benefit of the Allegria is that on Thursday nights during football season you can spot the Yeshiva boys standing on the boardwalk watching TNF through the windows.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on March 15, 2017, 03:13:50 PM
The benefit of the long beach hotel is that it has a kosher restaurant on location. However, I've eaten there and to be honest it was nothing special.   On top of that, the hotel is not even on the beach, it's one or two blocks away. I second the opinion that you're better off at the Allegria.

Menu is small, but food is pretty good actually.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on March 21, 2017, 11:06:20 AM
And just like that - Courtside is closed. That was quick.

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2017/03/5-towns-courtside-grill-has-closed-will-reopen-under-new-management/
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 21, 2017, 11:07:11 AM
And just like that - Courtside is closed. That was quick.

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2017/03/5-towns-courtside-grill-has-closed-will-reopen-under-new-management/

Under current management. Yes. Re-opening soon though. (Not that I ever enjoyed their food much)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on March 21, 2017, 11:09:47 AM
Under current management. Yes. Re-opening soon though. (Not that I ever enjoyed their food much)

I figured I was gonna get that response. Im pointing out that it was quick for a management/ownership team to go down that quick, especially with a concept that anyone would think would succeed in a place like the 5 towns.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on March 21, 2017, 11:12:02 AM
I figured I was gonna get that response. Im pointing out that it was quick for a management/ownership team to go down that quick, especially with a concept that anyone would think would succeed in a place like the 5 towns.

They paid waaaayyy too much for the place.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 21, 2017, 11:36:15 AM
I figured I was gonna get that response. Im pointing out that it was quick for a management/ownership team to go down that quick, especially with a concept that anyone would think would succeed in a place like the 5 towns.

Since when is the restaurant industry success rate based on logic?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on March 21, 2017, 04:01:53 PM
I figured I was gonna get that response. Im pointing out that it was quick for a management/ownership team to go down that quick, especially with a concept that anyone would think would succeed in a place like the 5 towns.

open right the first time and it can succeed. Guys had no concept of the food industry and it showed top to bottom. Not sure what new owners have up their sleeves but lets hope they do it right.

Same with 550. They renovated the store perfectly, teased people with what they had opening for years....Then they served sub par food with average service (I tried it twice and underwhelmed twice).....Don't see a future in that spot.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 21, 2017, 08:25:33 PM

Same with 550. They renovated the store perfectly, teased people with what they had opening for years....Then they served sub par food with average service (I tried it twice and underwhelmed twice).....Don't see a future in that spot.

completely forgot about that place. completely off my radar
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on March 22, 2017, 09:02:39 AM
completely forgot about that place. completely off my radar

Exactly!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: SrulyS on March 23, 2017, 01:11:30 PM
How do supermarket prices compare to Brooklyn?
Any cheap supermarkets (somewhat) convenient to JFK?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on March 23, 2017, 01:18:21 PM
How do supermarket prices compare to Brooklyn?
Any cheap supermarkets (somewhat) convenient to JFK?
Ha! Read back a few pages.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: SrulyS on March 23, 2017, 01:39:05 PM
Ha! Read back a few pages.
Wow. That is a lot of pages. I don't have time to read all of it now.

I am going to JFK today and stopping in Brooklyn is not really on the way so I thought maybe I'll just shop in 5T.
If I shop here what store would you say is cheapest overall (if there are a few then the one closest to the airport).

As long as prices are on average within 30 to 50 cents per item more than cheap Brooklyn prices it probably is worth it for me to shop in 5T.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on March 23, 2017, 02:01:38 PM
Wow. That is a lot of pages. I don't have time to read all of it now.

I am going to JFK today and stopping in Brooklyn is not really on the way so I thought maybe I'll just shop in 5T.
If I shop here what store would you say is cheapest overall (if there are a few then the one closest to the airport).

As long as prices are on average within 30 to 50 cents per item more than cheap Brooklyn prices it probably is worth it for me to shop in 5T.

Cheaper in the 5T then brooklyn? HAHAHAHAHHAHAH

You must be joking!

There's no such thing. In fact, I was in krm last week and bought gefilta fish from takeout and it came to $5, amazing. This morning in gourmet glatt, fish from take out cost me $15!! That's not a typo, it was 300% more!! (Ok, pesach time prices go up but by so much?!)

Your best bet would be frankels in far rock https://www.frankelskosher.com/frontend/

But seriously, if at all possible shop in brooklyn.   
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: SrulyS on March 23, 2017, 02:23:53 PM
Cheaper in the 5T then brooklyn? HAHAHAHAHHAHAH

You must be joking!
Read my post again, s l o w e r this time.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: SrulyS on March 23, 2017, 02:26:00 PM
Your best bet would be frankels in far rock https://www.frankelskosher.com/frontend/
Thank you

But seriously, if at all possible shop in brooklyn. 
I probably will.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on March 23, 2017, 02:26:27 PM


 ;)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 24, 2017, 08:52:06 AM
completely forgot about that place. completely off my radar

I went to 550 last night and was pleasantly surprised. Good was really good. Expensive, but good.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: am7734 on March 25, 2017, 09:44:11 PM
Any meat restaurants open in the area on a late motzei shobbos?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Ephcc90 on March 25, 2017, 10:14:48 PM
I went to 550 last night and was pleasantly surprised. Good was really good. Expensive, but good.
I absolutely loved it. +1 to the price though.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on March 25, 2017, 10:56:29 PM
Any meat restaurants open in the area on a late motzei shobbos?

i would try Holy Schnitzel or Mikes burger
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 26, 2017, 12:02:58 AM
i would try Holy Schnitzel or Mikes burger

Holy schnitzel takes a long time when crowded.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: emjee on March 30, 2017, 02:19:25 PM
Anyone know what shatzer is going for in GG ?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on April 02, 2017, 01:24:19 PM
Can anyone recommend a good used tire shop in the 5t area, tia
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on April 02, 2017, 01:27:26 PM
Can anyone recommend a good used tire shop in the 5t area, tia
Ive gone to the guy on burnside, right before doughty (coming from the 878)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on April 02, 2017, 01:28:22 PM
Ive gone to the guy on burnside, right before doughty (coming from the 878)
And what's your experience with him, quality, price, service?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on April 02, 2017, 01:29:26 PM
And what's your experience with him, quality, price, service?
definitely felt he was honest and good service. I didnt price out to see about that
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: chbochur on April 02, 2017, 01:35:41 PM
definitely felt he was honest and good service. I didnt price out to see about that
Great, thanks
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on April 02, 2017, 02:35:11 PM
definitely felt he was honest and good service. I didnt price out to see about that
+1
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on April 02, 2017, 02:54:23 PM
definitely felt he was honest and good service. I didnt price out to see about that
+1 Priced well IIRC.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on April 03, 2017, 12:37:32 PM
(https://i.gyazo.com/91cdb36ad3da1d5539fe062bf38e20bb.jpg)
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on April 03, 2017, 10:38:33 PM
Any place locally that sells those counter covers for a reasonable price? Did anybody recently go to Bingo and notice if they sell them? Missing Brach's now...
Title: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: snapit on April 03, 2017, 10:46:46 PM
Any place locally that sells those counter covers for a reasonable price? Did anybody recently go to Bingo and notice if they sell them? Missing Brach's now...
Check Home Depot, I bought some there for work today


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Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on April 04, 2017, 09:02:11 AM
Lawrence supply in the stop and shop parking lot has them. Velvie is a nice guy,
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on April 06, 2017, 07:35:19 AM
Any place where I can order a good chometz cholent for this Shabbos for family (9x13)?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on April 06, 2017, 11:18:24 AM
Any place where I can order a good chometz cholent for this Shabbos for family (9x13)?

Heimish
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on April 06, 2017, 01:38:23 PM
Whats happening with gourmet glatt and lettuce?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on April 06, 2017, 05:14:37 PM
Whats happening with gourmet glatt and lettuce?

People are accusing them of buying all the romaine in Costco to keep prices high...... ::)

People are insane.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on April 06, 2017, 05:58:11 PM
Whats happening with gourmet glatt and lettuce?

Not sure what you are referring to. Was not there in a few days....

But, if you mean the quality is not as like it used to be, than I know what happened...
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on April 06, 2017, 06:14:48 PM
People are accusing them of buying all the romaine in Costco to keep prices high...... ::)

People are insane.

I heard that as well, apparently there was some sirt of shortage this year. I actually believe the rumor bc my mother went to costco early this morning and she said they had basically no lettuce left already and someone in the store told her someone bought tons of lettuce right when they opened.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Agoldsc1 on April 06, 2017, 06:16:36 PM
I heard that as well, apparently there was some sirt of shortage this year. I actually believe the rumor bc my mother went to costco early this morning and she said they had basically no lettuce left already and someone in the store told her someone bought tons of lettuce right when they opened.

GG just addressed this rumor in their Facebook page. Obviously, they denied it.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on April 06, 2017, 06:30:35 PM
What happened is that Ari Green left. He ran that department like a beast. This new guy doesn't know what he is doing. He knows bugs somewhat, but doesn't know how to run the department. Recently, most of the pre-checked Romaine is just repacked Postive. That is why it is not as fresh. Ari Green knew where to order which produce from so thee would not be infestation issues. This guy has to buy from Costco, I guess..
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on April 06, 2017, 07:13:17 PM
I heard that as well, apparently there was some sirt of shortage this year. I actually believe the rumor bc my mother went to costco early this morning and she said they had basically no lettuce left already and someone in the store told her someone bought tons of lettuce right when they opened.
???

I was there at 12:30 or so and they still had a fair amount left.

I am no fan of GG but this rumor is flat out ridiculous. Maybe Seasons actually bought it and blamed it on GG ;D :o :'(. 
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on April 06, 2017, 07:17:56 PM
???

I was there at 12:30 or so and they still had a fair amount left.

I am no fan of GG but this rumor is flat out ridiculous. Maybe Seasons actually bought it and blamed it on GG ;D :o :'(.

Hahaha thats the spirit blame Seasons.

It doesn't sound like such a crazy rumor if in fact there was a shortage and they needed more lettuce
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: JS69 on April 06, 2017, 09:27:48 PM
Hahaha thats the spirit blame Seasons.

It doesn't sound like such a crazy rumor if in fact there was a shortage and they needed more lettuce

I get the rumor but it's not as if GG is a small bodega who buys supplies at Costco. They have distributors and wholesalers to handle this.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on April 06, 2017, 10:57:44 PM
I get the rumor but it's not as if GG is a small bodega who buys supplies at Costco. They have distributors and wholesalers to handle this.

Well, I happen to know as a fact that they do sometimes get Romain from Costco.

Sometimes their supplier sends them lettuce which is too infested to clean. They return the shipment and try a different supplier or batch. When Rabbi Green was there, he expertise was where to get the best product from. Rarely, he had to go to Costco. Sometimes it was good enough. Sometimes it was not. When it wasn't, he ordered from Postive and repackaged. This was a rare occasion.

Rabbi Green is not there anymore. This new guy has been more often than not using Postive. But it would not surprise me that he does not no how to order from which suppliers, and he therefore went to Costco.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Yankee123 on April 07, 2017, 10:12:58 AM
Not sure what you are referring to. Was not there in a few days....

But, if you mean the quality is not as like it used to be, than I know what happened...

You referring to Ari Green leaving?
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: sammyp on April 07, 2017, 12:04:20 PM
You referring to Ari Green leaving?

Yes, As I explained in post above. I was there today and their Romaine pre-checked was horrible. They have a new fancy label, but quality is wirse than Frankels pre-packaged Kosher Gardens stuff, which is a lot cheaper too.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on April 09, 2017, 07:31:14 PM
Any volunteer to create a 5t wiki??

Restaurants
Hotels
Shuls

TIA
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Shmuel4 on May 21, 2017, 09:28:23 PM
Hey,  can anyone recommend a good and reasonably priced photographer to take pics of a couple on the beach?  Thanks!
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: Sammy82 on May 21, 2017, 10:19:56 PM
Hey,  can anyone recommend a good and reasonably priced photographer to take pics of a couple on the beach?  Thanks!
I'm looking for the same thing. Just we're a family of 6 and are ok with taking it in a park, pretty backyard, etc. We spoke to one person and the sitting fee alone was $200. Then you had to pay another $200 for a cd with some pics on it. Seems pretty crazy to me when JC Penny, Portrait People, etc charge less than $50 total (plus there are always deals and groupons to bring the price down even more). But maybe that is the price. Any advice is much appreciated.
Title: Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Post by: springles on May 22, 2017, 11:35:33 AM