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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1080 on: November 15, 2012, 06:46:41 AM »
Did you ever get the brazillion table?

Brazillion? What is that? It comes after million, billion, and trillion? :P

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1081 on: November 15, 2012, 07:09:35 AM »
Did you ever get the brazillion table?

What's going to Papagios and not getting it?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1082 on: November 15, 2012, 07:22:15 AM »
What's going to Papagios and not getting it?

Ask Uncle Moishy...
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1083 on: November 15, 2012, 03:44:41 PM »
I wasn't amazed by it, I think it's the lack of quality mehadrin dining that causes this.  Though I was just there once and it's already been many years.
I definitely preferred my $5 lunch special sesame chicken with fried rice delivered to EWR from New Kosher Special :D
IMHO, the holy land ain't the place for materialistic pursuits, I don't know of anyone who moved to E"Y for a better quality if life.  I don't plan on ever finding there the best steak or fillet mignon, it's the spirituality and holiness that's on the menu.

But BTW, FWIW there's a phenomenal eatery in the Carmel winery in Zichron Yaakov, it's called Bistro Carmel.  The food is A1, the ambiance is gorgeous, and the wine is ahhh, superb.
NNNNOOOOO!!!  Lol.  It's far from even decent I'd say. Lol. Plus u gotta love lunch specials in the US!
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1084 on: November 15, 2012, 04:00:58 PM »
IMHO, the holy land ain't the place for materialistic pursuits, I don't know of anyone who moved to E"Y for a better quality if life.  I don't plan on ever finding there the best steak or fillet mignon, it's the spirituality and holiness that's on the menu.

But BTW, FWIW there's a phenomenal eatery in the Carmel winery in Zichron Yaakov, it's called Bistro Carmel.  The food is A1, the ambiance is gorgeous, and the wine is ahhh, superb.+1
Coming from Cleveland, it's hard to complain about the quality of the food in EY. The food there was nothing to write home about.

The problem is all you spoiled NY'ers  :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1085 on: November 15, 2012, 05:44:56 PM »
IMHO, the holy land ain't the place for materialistic pursuits, I don't know of anyone who moved to E"Y for a better quality if life.  I don't plan on ever finding there the best steak or fillet mignon, it's the spirituality and holiness that's on the menu.
+1
But BTW, FWIW there's a phenomenal eatery in the Carmel winery in Zichron Yaakov, it's called Bistro Carmel.  The food is A1, the ambiance is gorgeous, and the wine is ahhh, superb.+1
sounds really interesting, never heard of this.   what's the hashgocha?         
also A1 made me think steak, made me think tierra sur...   alas, it's dairy

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1086 on: November 15, 2012, 06:29:28 PM »
+1sounds really interesting, never heard of this.   what's the hashgocha?         
also A1 made me think steak, made me think tierra sur...   alas, it's dairy
Indeed, dairy it is, however they serve a delectable selection of exquisite cheeses, you actually taste what cheese is supposed to taste like. 
Don't spread the word, I wouldn't want to spoil one of Israel's best kept secrets ;)

IIRC, it's under the widely respected Rabbanut Mehadrin of Zichron Yaakov.  FWIH, it's accepted by all.

BTW, it's called Bistro De Carmel, and http://bistrodecarmel.rest-e.co.il/ is their website.

 "About us

Bistro de Carmel is set in a venerable stone building,constructed by Baron Edmond de Rothschild 120 years ago, in the heart of the Zichron Ya’akov winery. With its recently-revealed stone walls, high ceilings, spacious rooms, and tall windows opening onto the winery - the Bistro de Carmel offers diners a discriminating setting for fine dining."
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1087 on: November 15, 2012, 06:42:22 PM »
Indeed, dairy it is, however they serve a delectable selection of exquisite cheeses, you actually taste what cheese is supposed to taste like. 
Don't spread the word, I wouldn't want to spoil one of Israel's best kept secrets ;)

IIRC, it's under the widely respected Rabbanut Mehadrin of Zichron Yaakov.  FWIH, it's accepted by all.
i'll definitely be checking that out.     how long a drive is that from jlem?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1088 on: November 15, 2012, 06:54:02 PM »
What's going to Papagios and not getting it?
They've redone their menu more than twice since you we're here. We never get the all-you-can-eat option. Instead, we get a conjunto - a platter of steak, London broil, spring chicken, and mini-burgers. IOHO, it's very good. :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1090 on: November 15, 2012, 07:13:48 PM »
Food stops on my upcoming trip.

Felafel:
Felafel Siya (on bar ilan)
Shalom Felafel (on Betzalel)
Miros (near the Mir)
Felafel Hateimani (on Yoel, Bukharian Shuk) excellent melawach falafel

Pizza:
Big Apple

Dairy:
Agass Vtapuach (Kikar Safra) groupon
Cafe Rimon
Sam Bagels (for my wife) (Ben Yehuda)

Meat:
Papigios (Talpiot) probably the Brazilian table


Schwarma:
Halo Teiman ( Paz station Kneisa Lair)
Maoz (King George across from Lev Yerushalayim)

Drinks, Dessert, and Pastries:
Mitz Pri for iced coffee (Geulah)
Aldo for ice cream (Yaffo)
Katzefet (froyo)for ice cream (Ben Yehuda)
Marzipan chocolate rugalech (Old City and Shuk)

These are all places I have been to many times. Is there anything here that's not around anymore, no longer Kosher, or no good anymore?

Where do I need to add to my list if options?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1091 on: November 15, 2012, 07:18:00 PM »
i'll definitely be checking that out.     how long a drive is that from jlem?
IIRC, an hour and half.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1092 on: November 15, 2012, 07:18:05 PM »
Is there anything here that's not around anymore, no longer Kosher, or no good anymore?
Makpid on Mehadrin?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1093 on: November 15, 2012, 07:21:10 PM »
Food stops on my upcoming trip.

Felafel:
Felafel Siya (on bar ilan)
Shalom Felafel (on Betzalel)
Miros (near the Mir)
Felafel Hateimani (on Yoel, Bukharian Shuk) excellent melawach falafel
Pizza/Felafel Ben Yaakov (Shmuel Hanavi)

Pizza:
Big Apple
Agvania

Dairy:
Agass Vtapuach (Kikar Safra) groupon
Cafe Rimon
Sam Bagels (for my wife) (Ben Yehuda)
Cafe Greg (Mamilla)
Green's (Rechavia)


Meat:
Papigios (Talpiot) probably the Brazilian table
Sheyan/Keyara (Rechavia)
Modern (Israel Museum)



Schwarma:
Halo Teiman ( Paz station Kneisa Lair)
Maoz (King George across from Lev Yerushalayim)

Drinks, Dessert, and Pastries:
Mitz Pri for iced coffee (Geulah) BELIEVE IT OR NOT, HAS NEVER HAD A HECHSHER
Aldo for ice cream (Yaffo)
Katzefet (froyo)for ice cream (Ben Yehuda) (Or Sanhedria, Rav Shefa, or Har Nof)
Marzipan chocolate rugalech (Old City and Shuk)

These are all places I have been to many times. Is there anything here that's not around anymore, no longer Kosher, or no good anymore?

Where do I need to add to my list if options?

FTFY. :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1094 on: November 15, 2012, 07:39:27 PM »
you can skip all the falafel places and just go to falafel uzi on yeshayahu  :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1095 on: November 15, 2012, 08:18:52 PM »
Makpid on Mehadrin?

For meat for sure, for milk depends which Hashgacha. For drinks ice cream not really.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1096 on: November 15, 2012, 08:20:40 PM »
FTFY. :)
For meat for sure, for milk depends which Hashgacha. For drinks ice cream not really.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1097 on: November 15, 2012, 08:21:41 PM »
you can skip all the falafel places and just go to falafel uzi on yeshayahu  :)

And miss out on eating the best falafel? No thank you!  :P

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1098 on: November 15, 2012, 08:23:09 PM »


I don't get what you're trying to tell me...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1099 on: November 15, 2012, 08:24:30 PM »
For meat for sure, for milk depends which Hashgacha. For drinks ice cream not really.
The place on King George was Mehadrin?
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