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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2600 on: May 07, 2013, 07:02:39 AM »
I disagree strongly on the first part. Their pizza is overpriced, tiny slices of burnt crust. IME, and others.

And the "best pizza in town" part is IME, and others.

Al ta'am v'reiach, ein mah l'hitvakeyach iti. ;)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2601 on: May 07, 2013, 07:09:00 AM »
And the "best pizza in town" part is IME, and others.

Al ta'am v'reiach, ein mah l'hitvakeyach iti. ;)

You need to get out more...Can't stand that people recommend this place. Come out paying $3.50 a slice for the tiniest pizza slices I've ever seen in the world. May as well order a pizza from one of the many delicious dairy restaurants that are out there. Much better pizza and better prices.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2602 on: May 07, 2013, 07:15:51 AM »
You need to get out more...Can't stand that people recommend this place. Come out paying $3.50 a slice for the tiniest pizza slices I've ever seen in the world.

If that's the tiniest you've ever seen.. no disrespect, but then you need to get out more. ;D

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2603 on: May 07, 2013, 07:28:54 AM »
If that's the tiniest you've ever seen.. no disrespect, but then you need to get out more. ;D

Name me one pizza store that serves slices from their "large" pies, that are that small
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2604 on: May 07, 2013, 07:29:10 AM »
You need to get out more...Can't stand that people recommend this place. Come out paying $3.50 a slice for the tiniest pizza slices I've ever seen in the world. May as well order a pizza from one of the many delicious dairy restaurants that are out there. Much better pizza and better prices.
So what do YOU suggest?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2605 on: May 07, 2013, 07:36:29 AM »
Name me one pizza store that serves slices from their "large" pies, that are that small

Issi's Place in CLE, for starters. :P

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2606 on: May 07, 2013, 08:46:32 AM »
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 #2607 on: May 07, 2013, 09:00:40 AM »
So what do YOU suggest?
I have to agree with those against big apple- truth be told I used to be one of those brainwashed to only go there ... But def better out there..
There's obviously agvania and Pizza Hut for their uniqueness..
Then there's the reg which IMO are better then big apple ( eg: tomato and cheese on king gorge , pissa stop in shefa etc..)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2608 on: May 07, 2013, 12:57:26 PM »
pissa stop in shefa
you mean big bite?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2609 on: May 07, 2013, 01:11:40 PM »
That place has everything
you mean big bite?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2610 on: May 07, 2013, 01:32:23 PM »
you mean big bite?

They don't have the greatest pizza, although they used to make a great deep-pan pizza.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2611 on: May 07, 2013, 02:07:41 PM »
Ya sorry big bite...
I was there last week they still do make a deep pan.. Never had it though

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2612 on: May 07, 2013, 02:20:46 PM »
Ya sorry big bite...
I was there last week they still do make a deep pan.. Never had it though
hmmm... ive never seen the deep pan pizza there...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2613 on: May 09, 2013, 05:20:50 AM »
Can you take a car to kever rochel? If yes can you use waze to get there?
Also is it possible to use waze to get to chevron safely?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2614 on: May 09, 2013, 05:27:52 AM »
Can you take a car to kever rochel? If yes can you use waze to get there?
Also is it possible to use waze to get to chevron safely?
yes yes & yes   ;D
Done all of that in the past month
it CAN be done!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2615 on: May 09, 2013, 05:37:26 AM »
yes yes & yes   ;D
Done all of that in the past month

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Except for the "past month" part. :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2616 on: May 09, 2013, 06:33:35 AM »
Nice!
What addresses do you use?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2617 on: May 09, 2013, 07:41:38 AM »
Nice!
What addresses do you use?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2618 on: May 09, 2013, 07:45:11 AM »

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2619 on: May 09, 2013, 07:59:19 AM »
I'm giving Waffle Bar on Paran another shot these days, and am pleased to report that service seems to have improved dramatically. As far as the food is concerned, I've discovered that (like many places where I don't like the food) the trick is to find one or two gems on the menu, and stick with those.

In this case, my new favorite is their Toasted Laffa Wrap, Mushroom edition. Make sure to ask for extra sweet chili sauce on the side. The sweet potato ravioli was a bit peppery, but not too bad. And the Diet Coke... simply delectable. ;D