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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7080 on: April 04, 2016, 06:32:12 AM »
FYI : in addition to bank Leumi closing foreign accounts with less than a certain amount (I was told at bank that they are just closing all foreign accounts but DROPR),  they also closed all cashiers to deposit cash in branches beside for branches in city center and shaarei ha'ir.
What's wrong with depositing ATM? Why would you wait on line either way?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7081 on: April 04, 2016, 07:07:35 AM »
Where in jerusalem would be a good option to get materna baby formula?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7082 on: April 04, 2016, 07:28:23 AM »
Any supermarket should have it

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7083 on: April 04, 2016, 07:30:16 AM »
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7084 on: April 04, 2016, 07:39:07 AM »
Where in jerusalem would be a good option to get materna baby formula?
yesh on paran was sold out of materna 3 the last few days.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7085 on: April 04, 2016, 08:29:29 AM »
What's wrong with depositing ATM? Why would you wait on line either way?
Problem with doing it at ATM is depositing in someone else's account. Can only deposit check. I don't like putting money in my israeli account. I avoid it as much as possible.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7086 on: April 04, 2016, 08:31:21 AM »
Where in jerusalem would be a good option to get materna baby formula?
Did you try meuchedet pharmacy at old age home on paran?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7087 on: April 04, 2016, 09:55:08 AM »
Did you try meuchedet pharmacy at old age home on paran?
since when do they sell regular materna there?
yesh has in stock shlav 1 and 2. which materna are you looking for?
(p.s. the materna special mehadrin is also being sold @ yesh now, though for approx 10 shek more then shaarei revacha)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7088 on: April 04, 2016, 10:46:45 AM »
really don't remember off hand but I think about 175-200. I remember going and paying less than the other places like papagayos and enjoying alot. couldn't move by time I was done...but they are a little shady with the service. you need to ask for everything -they will try to not give dishes if you don't ask (like steaks, lambchops, and doubles, triples ) if you ask they will bring it right out, but if you don't, they just smile that they made a buck off you.
Papagios does the same thing that after the first round that they bring out to you you have to start asking and waiting for whatever you want to continue eating.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7089 on: April 04, 2016, 11:31:05 AM »
hey I've always been happy with them...and  I'm sure it's all about who you get as a waiter. I've gotten awesome service there (free shots on the house) and other times when they didn't even bring out  chichen fingers or wings in the first round...but when we asked they said yes of course and brought whatever we wanted...just saying don't be ignorantly taken advantage of.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7090 on: April 05, 2016, 01:11:08 AM »
hey I've always been happy with them...and  I'm sure it's all about who you get as a waiter. I've gotten awesome service there (free shots on the house) and other times when they didn't even bring out  chichen fingers or wings in the first round...but when we asked they said yes of course and brought whatever we wanted...just saying don't be ignorantly taken advantage of.
This was entrecôte or Papagios?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7091 on: April 05, 2016, 04:48:52 AM »
really don't remember off hand but I think about 175-200. I remember going and paying less than the other places like papagayos and enjoying alot. couldn't move by time I was done...but they are a little shady with the service. you need to ask for everything -they will try to not give dishes if you don't ask (like steaks, lambchops, and doubles, triples ) if you ask they will bring it right out, but if you don't, they just smile that they made a buck off you.
+1
Don't get sucked in by the cheaper options that they offer more frequently.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7092 on: April 05, 2016, 05:56:40 AM »
absolutely.  forgot about that one.!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7093 on: April 05, 2016, 10:23:27 AM »
What does everyone think of the bags they are giving out in arzei and Ramat Eshkol?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7094 on: April 05, 2016, 10:24:18 AM »
What does everyone think of the bags they are giving out in arzei and Ramat Eshkol?
I hate them. It's not a book store it's a grocery store.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7095 on: April 05, 2016, 11:17:19 AM »
Enjoy them while they last before you need to start paying.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7096 on: April 05, 2016, 11:38:57 AM »
What's going there? The government is giving out free bags before implanting the extra charge on plastic ones?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7097 on: April 05, 2016, 12:09:09 PM »
What's going there? The government is giving out free bags before implanting the extra charge on plastic ones?
Referring to the bags with ads? Those aren't from the government.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7098 on: April 05, 2016, 12:13:37 PM »
Referring to the bags with ads? Those aren't from the government.
Oh, never mind. Was just wondering what was going on. Sounded like they were giving out those thick canvas book bags for free. 

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #7099 on: April 05, 2016, 02:52:58 PM »
+1
Don't get sucked in by the cheaper options that they offer more frequently.
When does entrecote offer eat all you can?