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Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #135 on: May 26, 2010, 03:13:48 AM »
Thanks dan.. Are the meat dishes very different from regular grill food?

Also we are not so worried about the cost, most important in Jerusalem is ambiance and good food... where we can sit for a long time.. not sure if buffet would be the way to go for the birthday..

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #136 on: May 26, 2010, 03:15:53 AM »
Thanks dan.. Are the meat dishes very different from regular grill food?

Also we are not so worried about the cost, most important in Jerusalem is ambiance and good food... where we can sit for a long time.. not sure if buffet would be the way to go for the birthday..
No, no, no...Papagaio is far from a buffet!  Hopefully someone will explain it in detail as I'm turning in for the night.
http://www.papagaio.co.il/?categoryId=40825&itemId=94349
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #137 on: May 26, 2010, 06:10:06 AM »
stay away from cafe rimon mamilla and stick with the one in town. (kashrus reasons)  also they probably have the most flexible hours. another milchig option is agas vetapuach in kikar safra.  i personally was quite underwhelmed everytime i ate at the plazas restaurant
the brazillian table is basically, they start you off with bread, various salads and wings, then throughout the evening, as long as you have the green side of this toy showing, they come to you and deposit on your plate many different types of meat/chicken, in around 5-10 minute intervals, alternating between the various dishes. you can also tell them your preferences and theyll stick to only that. as i remember the diiferent dishes were 1. chicken liver 2. entrecote steak carved tableside from a spit 3. entrecote pieces marinated in a beer sauce 3. pargiyot (spring chicken) 4.  regular chicken carved tableside 5. kabob 6. ribs stew 7. regular ribs    it think thats it.  so you could basically could sit for hours. if you need a break, simply turn the toy to show the red side.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #138 on: May 26, 2010, 09:41:26 AM »
Another milchig restaurant in J'lem is Muscat on Kanfei Nesharim. They have a party room upstairs, and their food is good...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #139 on: May 26, 2010, 10:18:49 AM »

Any ideas for a friday afternoon? we come back from chevron 2pm.. and I doubt chevron has anything decent... I was thinking maybe the Leonardo Plaza - sheraton restaurant would still be open... nayone know if it's decent?

This is all for 10-12 people..

Primavera in the Plaza is actually not open for lunch anymore, though they offer a limited menu in the lobby

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #140 on: May 26, 2010, 11:50:05 AM »
damaxer, do you like primavera? after my last experience with them i basically swore them off

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #141 on: May 26, 2010, 12:29:57 PM »
Muscat? Its probably one of the ...... i have ever been to. Avoid. But al tam vereach en lehidvakeach, maybe you will like it.
Papagaio is a must do! I have not seen any discount on the brazilian table before peek time and when is peek time?
Hess is also a very good meaty restaurant as well as rimon fleishig.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #142 on: May 26, 2010, 12:34:54 PM »
Muscat? Its probably one of the ...... i have ever been to. Avoid. But al tam vereach en lehidvakeach, maybe you will like it.
Papagaio is a must do! I have not seen any discount on the brazilian table before peek time and when is peek time?
Hess is also a very good meaty restaurant as well as rimon fleishig.
Peak time starts at either 5pm or 6pm...looong story!
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #143 on: May 26, 2010, 03:12:00 PM »
whats the ambiance in the Brazilian place like? With 12 guys are we better booking a "party" with a menu or would you say this all you can eat meat thing would be better? we will not make it to the early think... as we would go there after kotel tour so close to 10pm for 2 hours....

If anyone has any other recommendations please let me know. Seems like no one can agree on milchig... we need one more very good fleishig place then (since tverya is out..) any other suggestions? (can't be hole in wall, need to impress some not yet kosher keeping people...)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #144 on: May 26, 2010, 03:38:53 PM »
maybe red heifer for meat. i dont know of anybody that went to cafe rimon milchig in town and didnt enjoy

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #145 on: May 26, 2010, 04:44:02 PM »
 an Excellent Milchig/Fish place is Taverna located #2 Noami St tel# 02-671-9796 off Derech Hevron pull into the lot

 I dont know if its Mehadrian but I know a # of frum groups that ate there

 dont know about Fri afternoon but a GREAT place with GREAT views into the Hils and at Dusk a Definite WOW on the views , not cheap

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #146 on: May 26, 2010, 06:45:59 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion.. seems like they're closed motzei shabbos though... so that won't do.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #147 on: May 30, 2010, 01:40:28 PM »
Okay, Papagaio is booked... costing us 220 shekel a head... (we can't make it early, and this includes entrees, dessert wine and beer...) sounds actually pretty good...

Seems like the consensus is that Rimon in Ben Yehuda is the best milchig option, so I'll go there for motzei shabbos..

Now I still need one more fleshig good one for the last night (it'll have to be something decent as Papagaio sounds great and don't want to disappoint after that)...

Also which falafal/shawarma places are good mehadrin on and around ben yehuda?  Is Moshiko a good hechsher?

How about Shawarma/Falafel in Tveriya and tsfat?

Thanks again!!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #148 on: May 30, 2010, 01:46:25 PM »
in tiverya theres a shwarma place under rubin on the tayelet next door to cherry. in jerusalem you have entrecote in har chotzvim, red heifer, or maybe rimon meat which i think is delicious. theres also a sushi place on emek refaim called taiku. make sure you print out a 10% off coupon for papagaio.    could you elaborate on the 220 rate you got there?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #149 on: May 30, 2010, 03:58:28 PM »
Moish, which of the ones you mentioned would you give best marks? as far as nice surroundings, good food... (pref centrally located... were al the leonardo plaza..)

I called Papagaio asked for an event pricing (we're 13ppl) and they said for an additional 50 shek they through in wine, beer, drinks and I think desserts and entrees... so it's the complete meal... sound great! Thanks for the recommendation!