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Begin Museum- outside the Old City
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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 #8101 on: September 14, 2016, 10:21:45 PM »
I would appreciate your recommendations for getting take-out food for Shabbat dinner.
eLuna has a few advertised here:
http://www.eluna.com/Holidays/Tishrei2016.asp
The list includes Marvad Haksamim and Roza, both on Emek Refaim.
Are these good? Other suggestions? We'll be staying very close to Machane Yehudah.

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Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8102 on: September 14, 2016, 10:35:20 PM »
I would appreciate your recommendations for getting take-out food for Shabbat dinner.
eLuna has a few advertised here:
http://www.eluna.com/Holidays/Tishrei2016.asp
The list includes Marvad Haksamim and Roza, both on Emek Refaim.
Are these good? Other suggestions? We'll be staying very close to Machane Yehudah.
I would recommend suitejerusalem.com
Excellent food and excellent service. Very American....
http://www.suitejerusalem.com/
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8103 on: September 14, 2016, 10:39:40 PM »
I would recommend suitejerusalem.com
Excellent food and excellent service. Very American....
Thanks. Looks very nice, pretty expensive, but not really what what we're looking for.  For these meals,I would prefer to walk through the shuk and pick out the same things that the locals are enjoying.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8104 on: September 14, 2016, 10:42:11 PM »
Thanks. Looks very nice, pretty expensive, but not really what what we're looking for.  For these meals,I would prefer to walk through the shuk and pick out the same things that the locals are enjoying.
What type of food are you looking for?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8105 on: September 14, 2016, 10:44:34 PM »
What type of food are you looking for?
Probably salads/dips, roast chicken, schnitzel, maybe some beef ghoulash, some side dishes, dessert, challah (yes, I know, there's a million places to get challah)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8106 on: September 14, 2016, 10:50:52 PM »
Probably salads/dips, roast chicken, schnitzel, maybe some beef ghoulash, some side dishes, dessert, challah (yes, I know, there's a million places to get challah)
We ordered pretty much that from them and was very satisfied. Delivered fresh and not messy. Very enjoyable.
Good luck.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8107 on: September 14, 2016, 10:53:00 PM »
We ordered pretty much that from them and was very satisfied. Delivered fresh and not messy. Very enjoyable.
Good luck.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed, we'll keep it in mind. 

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8108 on: September 15, 2016, 06:47:56 AM »
Try Hadar Geulah. Good food and selection.  The location NOT on Malchei Yisroel is easier to shop in but further from your location.it is at 5 givat moshe

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8109 on: September 15, 2016, 07:46:33 AM »
Try Hadar Geulah. Good food and selection.  The location NOT on Malchei Yisroel is easier to shop in but further from your location.it is at 5 givat moshe
Malchei Yisrael location is Pareve only. Just another reason to go to Givat Moshe.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8110 on: September 15, 2016, 07:55:05 AM »
Right next to Hadar Geulah is Goldy's which used to be called Bais Yisrael Catering. It is very simliar to Hadar Geula.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8111 on: September 15, 2016, 08:16:39 AM »
Surprisingly good article on miles options for Israel:
http://thepointsguy.com/2016/09/award-travel-options-to-israel/

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8112 on: September 15, 2016, 12:31:04 PM »
Try Hadar Geulah. Good food and selection.  The location NOT on Malchei Yisroel is easier to shop in but further from your location.it is at 5 givat moshe
Hadar geulah is a good option - great food - but it seems he is looking for something on the cheaper end, and they are not to cheap at all. And also I found that they sell out very early so make sure to get there early. (They do not offer any sort of delivery...)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8113 on: September 15, 2016, 07:46:19 PM »
Try Hadar Geulah. Good food and selection.  The location NOT on Malchei Yisroel is easier to shop in but further from your location.it is at 5 givat moshe
Malchei Yisrael location is Pareve only. Just another reason to go to Givat Moshe.
Right next to Hadar Geulah is Goldy's which used to be called Bais Yisrael Catering. It is very simliar to Hadar Geula.
Hadar geulah is a good option - great food - but it seems he is looking for something on the cheaper end, and they are not to cheap at all. And also I found that they sell out very early so make sure to get there early. (They do not offer any sort of delivery...)

ETA:
I realize now, on further reflection, that 1356Abe's suggestion is not far from my theoretical budget. The minimum at http://www.suitejerusalem.com/ is $150, plus $15 delivery, and for that amount, I could get more than enough food, although wine would be extra.

Hi, thank you all.  Our eating/spending strategy for the week:
One fancy dinner out, probably Gavriel.
One fancy brunch (Shabbat) at the WA.
Falafel and hummus and maybe a burger here and there.
Shabbat dinner should be nice but need not be fancy/catered.   I was thinking we would like to spend under 500NIS for Shabbat dinner for 5 of us, all-in, including wine, challah, dessert.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #8114 on: September 15, 2016, 09:57:53 PM »
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