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General Discussion / Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« on: November 06, 2019, 07:12:24 PM »
Anyone have info on Kosher LA? CRC says they dont have any info on the hechser.

They certify all the socal coffee beans, and some local restaurants & some packaged products.
Personally i have always eaten it, and afaik they are considered trustworthy.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Kansas City Master Thread
« on: November 06, 2019, 07:05:47 PM »
Dont know much about hotels, and my company isnt splurging on anything special, but if you want to be near the fairly limited kosher food selection, you want to be around the overland park area.

Hen house supermarket on Roe Avenue has an ok Deli selection (get their relatively early, deli closes i believe at 5, and the display cases afterward can be hit and miss) 

Most of the bakery is kosher, and there Focaccia  bread is great IMO (Feta+Spinach focaccia is my go to, but they are all good) Very large selection of cookies, cakes, pies, kosher doughnuts fresh every day.

Also have packaged cold cuts & Cheese

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: November 04, 2019, 03:07:48 PM »
much appreciated.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: November 04, 2019, 12:46:17 PM »
The Grove Kosher Market, 2889 Stirling Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 11min away

Kosher Central Market & Catering, 5650 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33021 is 15min away

Aroma Market & Catering, 8819 Stirling Rd, Cooper City, FL 33328 20min away

Kosher Kingdom Supermarket, 3017 NE 199th St, Miami, FL 33180 20min away

Sarah's Tent Kosher Market, 3565 NE 207th St A1, Aventura, FL 33180 22min away

Plenty of options...

Thank you.
Any experience as to which ones have the best variety/quality ?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: November 03, 2019, 09:09:29 PM »
Looking for some help here. Iím flying into Fort Lauderdale early feb, then Driving across the state to Marco island for a conference. Iím looking for somewhere near the airport where I can pick up a few days worth of decent food. Any place nearby with a decent takeout/bakery where I can get a few days food? Will probably be landing early to mid afternoon and driving straight to Marco island after, so I am trying to avoid going too far out of the way.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank you

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: San Diego Master Thread
« on: June 30, 2016, 04:23:22 PM »
Planning a trip for august, and would like to use starwood points.

i see a bunch of category 3 and 4's, was wondering where people have been and what is a good/bad value.
most of the recent talk on this thread is about food and not hotels, so was hoping for some fairly updated starwoods info.

Thanks.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
« on: February 01, 2016, 09:46:51 PM »
anise stands out on terms of ambiance , though some of the food was disappointing.

their hummus is really good though, and i dont know if they make the pita fresh themselves, but it was quite good as well

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
« on: December 08, 2015, 01:26:31 PM »
just remember that every price posted doesn't include another 40 dollar/night in resort fees and taxes

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
« on: November 12, 2015, 10:37:43 PM »
if your not makpid on cy I would say definitely hit up huntridge soda fountain as a great  place for a brunch

What do you call expensive in regards to entertainment?

25-30 per person would be more towards the upper end of what i would like to pay

It's almost always worth paying cash in Vegas for a hotel room unless you are going at a super expensive time
i was getting that sense just looking at the starwood hotels.
What would be some good options for under 150 a night, including resort/amenity fees

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
« on: November 12, 2015, 04:00:36 PM »
Hey guys, looking for some help planning a vegas trip, going for the first time.
only there for 2 nights

Hotelwise, i would prefer to use points if possible. I have 28k starwood, and 175k chase available.
willing to pay cash as well, if there are good deals out there

Additionally, if you guys dont mind.
Im there for 2 lunches, 2 dinner, and 2 breakfasts... what are the must visit places to eat.

And.... if im not imposing to much.
What are good options for low cost entertainment. I just cant see myself spending a lot of money for a show
Thanks

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« on: April 24, 2014, 01:24:50 PM »
They're open and Kosher for Pesach?

i heard he was cooking for someones family over pesach for some ridiculous amount of money

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its also hard to compare produce from one store to another, and prices vary a lot based on the season, as well as the quality.
I find the best way to compare kosher supermarkets is the meat prices.
it seems in general to be a good indicator of the overall pricing of the store, based on my shopping experiences .

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Lots of food comes from suppliers in the area of the nj tpke (Elizabeth). It's a cheaper drive to lakewood than Brooklyn...

perhaps, i dont know this.
it could also just me the flat out level of competition in brooklyn is crazier then anywhere else.

My uncle manages the paperific in flatbush, and as far as i know, most of the stuff is sold on crazy thin margins, with the repackaged items being the money makers.

It could just be they are cheaper in brooklyn because they have no choice.

Also, is KRM really trying to pull a profit, they started as a cheap place to help people out. I dont think they are running it for free, but when you have a large supermarket who is doing less then the standard industry markups, the other have to keep up whether they like it or not.

( as someone who lives in monsey, i long complain about the prices here. I make an occasional run into boro park for meat, and would do it more often if i had freezer space )

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It would be nice if a wiki or spreadsheet would go viral. It would keep prices in check in this town. Lets say, KRM or Gourmet Glatt come to town and are more expensive than their own prices in BP, we will protest that, since we will show them their BP Prices. So they will need to lower their prices, and then NPGS will need to match, and then we will have $ in our pockets.


Found this interesting.
Go compare the price of Gourmet Glatt in brooklyn and cedarhurst, its very noticably different.

Then again, you also need to take into account the cost of rent, delivery cost ( based on where the suppliers are located ) cost of labor, kashrus expenses based on local Vaad's, ect.

i think its hard to compare one neighborhood to another in general

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Credit Cards / Re: Loyal3
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:19:45 PM »
while its a nice notion for spending limits, i would be nervous doing it just to churn points
even blue chips sticks can lose a few percentage points in a day.

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