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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2540 on: May 02, 2013, 05:44:09 PM »
i havent been yet been to the new location, but at least at the old location, they NEVER got the temperature right on any of the steaks i ordered in the 10+ times i was there.

also, do they still think a slider is taking a reg size burger and cutting it 4 ways?
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The old place was not reliable IMO.. Depended in the day..
But so far very impressed with the we one..
Haven't had their sliders yet though so can't answer that for you..

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2541 on: May 02, 2013, 11:11:17 PM »
+1
The old place was not reliable IMO.. Depended in the day..
But so far very impressed with the we one..
Haven't had their sliders yet though so can't answer that for you..
i gotta check it out again then

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2542 on: May 03, 2013, 03:57:19 AM »
pleeeease show me your friends' facebook posts.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2543 on: May 03, 2013, 07:27:23 AM »
Here is my mini restaurant report from my trip this past week;

Burger Bar in the old city (across Holy Bagel) - Great food. I had the house burger and fries which was great. We had a chicken finger platter with some dips that was also very good. Other had Chicken wraps which I was told was good as well.

Rimon Cafe in Mamilla- I had the Israeli Breakfast special which I recommend. Service was pretty good.

Papagaio- Of course we all did the "Brazilian Table" (currently 190/pp) - the place was swamped with Frum BP crowd that were intent on making sure they lose money on the "all you can eat"  ;)
We were served 9 different meats and chickens plus a bunch of side dishes (Fries were great). It was great getting to taste so many different types of foods instead of being stuck with a big portion of one type of meat. Overall most dishes were pretty good but I dont think the quality of the meats were close to NY steakhouse at all. That being said it was still a great experience. p.s. I thought the liver was VERY good, it had an interesting sweet flavor to it.

Breakfast a couple times in Holy Bagel- Pretty decent basic breakfast place conveniently located right near the kosel where we davened every morning. Bagels were pretty good, So were the omelletes.

Friday Afternnon "Toamehu" at Heimishe Essen was pretty good- its possible that it was just because we didnt eat all day and were starving.

Pizza Yerushalayim (top of geulah) was really bad. Big apple pizza (Ben Yehuda) was pretty good.

Cherry's in Tiberias- I am not sure if it was just us but the service was horrendous. We ordered the Israeli Breakfast and after a long wait our waitress brought out just the eggs and salads, after waiting 10 min and unable to get her attention I got up and asked at the fron for our breads and butter/jams to be sent over (its listed ass part of the breakfast) Took a while for the bread to come out on its own. Another few requests were made for the butters/jams, waitress went in and out of our area a few times in between and still they didnt come. I had to get up again and ask at the front and finally we had or complete breakfast which was basically ruined at that point.

We went looking for Cafe C but it wasnt where I remembered it from last time so I dont know if they closed or not.
interesting u mention the livers was sweet at papa gs, I found delicious as well.
However one thing was weird correct me If I am wrong , liver is never cooked rare medium rare some of us ha request our meat rare and the liver came out rare as well!
Only in Israel

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2544 on: May 03, 2013, 07:36:28 AM »
Anybody know what's up with Agvania in Jerusalem? They were closed when we went a little after 1 PM today... is this a new thing?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2545 on: May 03, 2013, 07:38:11 AM »
Is that the one on king george ? Or shlomtzyon hamalka

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2546 on: May 03, 2013, 07:52:45 AM »
Is that the one on king george ? Or shlomtzyon hamalka

Shlomtziyon.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2547 on: May 03, 2013, 08:09:24 AM »
He never bin at that one , however the king george location should be open or I guess a little further down is pizza city mehadrin as well

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2548 on: May 03, 2013, 08:11:57 AM »
He never bin at that one , however the king george location should be open or I guess a little further down is pizza city mehadrin as well

IIRC The one in king George is called cheese and tomato

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2549 on: May 03, 2013, 08:20:24 AM »
IIRC The one in king George is called cheese and tomato
isnt that a good thing? dont you want cheese on your pizza?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2550 on: May 03, 2013, 01:01:53 PM »
interesting u mention the livers was sweet at papa gs, I found delicious as well.
However one thing was weird correct me If I am wrong , liver is never cooked rare medium rare some of us ha request our meat rare and the liver came out rare as well!
Only in Israel

The reason why liver will usually be well done, is based on halacha. The rema paskens that liver must be roasted at least 50% in order for the blood to be fully removed.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2551 on: May 04, 2013, 05:37:01 PM »
I doubt they get raw liver,  Most liver bought is fully cooked and can be eaten as is,

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2552 on: May 04, 2013, 06:09:56 PM »
I doubt they get raw liver,  Most liver bought is fully cooked and can be eaten as is,
i dont doubt it. liver can easily be bought raw

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2553 on: May 04, 2013, 08:54:30 PM »
Update: passed Agvania tonight, and they were open, so apparently they're still in business after all. Phew!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2554 on: May 04, 2013, 08:55:46 PM »
He never bin at that one , however the king george location should be open or I guess a little further down is pizza city mehadrin as well

If you're trying to recommend other pizza shops to me as an alternative to Agvania... let's just say, you clearly have no idea what kind of pizza they serve. :D

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2555 on: May 04, 2013, 08:56:39 PM »
is it kosher?

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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 #2557 on: May 04, 2013, 08:58:30 PM »
Do I know till when they are open , and does it have a mehadrin

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2558 on: May 04, 2013, 09:00:40 PM »
does it have a mehadrin

I seem to recall Agvania being Mehadrin, although someone I ate with tonight at The Spaghettis disputed that.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2559 on: May 04, 2013, 09:01:13 PM »
So 'twould seem.
you mean the count the yamukas inside approach?