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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3041 on: September 24, 2013, 12:15:50 AM »
El Gacho In Ramat Gan.

Also Cinnabon for a quick snack.
OMG, Cinnabon Kosher?? Where?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3042 on: September 24, 2013, 01:17:03 AM »
OMG, Cinnabon Kosher?? Where?
They have a few stores in Israel.
They want to open in Jerusalem, but they're trying to find space in the Malcha mall or bus station, and haven't found yet.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3043 on: September 24, 2013, 03:28:25 AM »

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3045 on: September 24, 2013, 05:56:33 AM »
RTFW...
:o Wow!  Got it, thanks!

Just spoke to Cinnabom Mashgiach:

He says that Cinnabon is Rabbanut, Chalav Yisrael, and only uses Eida Charedis and Landau.
His number is 054-846-0500.
OMG, I just realized that I never got around to finishing up my Cinnabon report. Mah bad...  :-[

All of the above is true, except for the Mehadrin part (see below). In addition, the flour is sifted, challah is taken from the dough, and all of the workers are Jewish. I asked the mashgiach "everything sounds so good, and all the ingredients are mehadrin; so why does the te'udah onluly say Rabanut, and not Mehadrin?" He answered that Rabanut Mehadrin requires a mashgiach at all times; whereas he comes and goes. He is there during crucial processes such as the sifting of the flour; the rest of the time, he pops in at random.

As for the culinary follow up, I will post pictures momentarily.
Ok Moish?
They have a few stores in Israel.
They want to open in Jerusalem, but they're trying to find space in the Malcha mall or bus station, and haven't found yet.
I assume this mashgiach Batchy spoke to is only supervising one store, not many around the country...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3046 on: September 24, 2013, 06:14:30 AM »
Ok Moish?
i was aware of those comments beforehand

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3047 on: September 24, 2013, 08:19:20 AM »
i was aware of those comments beforehand
Yet..... ?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3049 on: September 24, 2013, 02:02:00 PM »
Rabanute Mehadrin requires a mashgiach tmidi?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3050 on: September 24, 2013, 02:02:44 PM »
Yet..... ?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3051 on: September 24, 2013, 02:27:19 PM »
I assume this mashgiach Batchy spoke to is only supervising one store, not many around the country...
Likely. I was just pointing out that they are a chain.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3052 on: September 24, 2013, 04:16:12 PM »
Rabanute Mehadrin requires a mashgiach tmidi?

As a general rule in Israel, no hechsher requires a mashgiach temidi.

When a hechsher tells you not to eat their products, most people stay away regardless of the excuses of those involved

Source that they said that?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3054 on: September 30, 2013, 07:48:26 AM »
Any restaurants in JLM with Eida?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3055 on: September 30, 2013, 08:24:14 AM »
Any restaurants in JLM with Eida?
Koritz in Geula...
(if you consider that a restaurant)
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3056 on: September 30, 2013, 09:00:06 AM »
Koritz in Geula...
(if you consider that a restaurant)
I have actually eaten there many times in the past and it's pretty good and hiemish (yirashalmi).

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3057 on: September 30, 2013, 10:15:07 AM »
Any restaurants in JLM with Eida?
I think la cassa

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3058 on: September 30, 2013, 12:46:08 PM »
Any restaurants in JLM with Eida?
brunch bagel holy bagel in geulah bush bagels...etc

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #3059 on: September 30, 2013, 08:12:58 PM »