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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2980 on: August 06, 2013, 10:03:09 AM »
yes, mandatory tip

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2981 on: August 06, 2013, 10:57:12 AM »

Went to a place called Derech Hagefen for the first time, its a milchig place just outside Jerusalem in a place called Bat Zayit.

Absolutly wonderful experience. Got Tuna Stake and just wanted to order a nother portion.

Its not more then a 10min drive from JErusalem.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2982 on: August 06, 2013, 11:02:57 AM »
Went to a place called Derech Hagefen for the first time, its a milchig place just outside Jerusalem in a place called Bat Zayit.

Absolutly wonderful experience. Got Tuna Stake and just wanted to order a nother portion.

Its not more then a 10min drive from JErusalem.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2983 on: August 07, 2013, 05:50:52 PM »
I'm interested in going to both festivals, but time and cost are constraints.
When are you guys thinking of going?
Whos on for tomorrow night?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2984 on: August 07, 2013, 06:08:02 PM »
Whos on for tomorrow night?

I might be hitting up the Wine festival.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2985 on: August 08, 2013, 10:38:39 AM »

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2986 on: August 19, 2013, 05:02:30 PM »
Just finished at red heffer on chaikels advice and we walked away VERY pleased.

 I got the chefs steak which was just up my ally. Not to salty yet tasty. Very good. Side of mash potatoes. They were decen but it was fine. The steak was 169₪. It was a nice big piece of steak. It had fat to it (which i dot care at all that it was there) but tasted great and i def felt like i for my money worth.

Wife got the red heffer classic rib eye 250gr steak. (125₪). It has a red wine sauce which i felt was a drop to salty but it was still very good.bside point: one of the few places I've been to where they give you a nice size steak. Reminded me of wolf and lamb.

We got starters of short ribs. It was a bit dry. It tasted like chulent flankin but the teriyaki sauce was very good.

And lastly we got dessert which was very solid choc mousse cake. And they said happy bday.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2987 on: August 23, 2013, 12:58:12 AM »
Ever wonder how come at 730AM there isn't a single breakfast place open but every schwarma store is?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2988 on: August 23, 2013, 06:09:28 AM »
Ever wonder how come at 730AM there isn't a single breakfast place open but every schwarma store is?
rimon has a breakfast special fridays
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2989 on: August 23, 2013, 08:34:11 AM »
rimon has a breakfast special fridays
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shooting ranges
« Reply #2990 on: August 28, 2013, 09:16:40 PM »
any shooting ranges in Israel, Tel aviv or suburbs, Haifa or Tiberias?  What documents do I need? thank you

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Re: shooting ranges
« Reply #2991 on: September 01, 2013, 10:53:22 AM »
http://www.caliber3range.com/
it is in israel- but none of the other places you mentioned- its in a suburb of Jerusalem.

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Re: shooting ranges
« Reply #2992 on: September 01, 2013, 11:04:21 AM »
One of my favorites is in Netanya - cheaper by far than the ones in Jerusalem (as in, less than half the price). Also much better trainers and cooler about just about every aspect of dealing with them.

I don't remember the name, but it's up herzl, in a parking garage if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #2993 on: September 01, 2013, 11:15:07 AM »
http://www.caliber3range.com/
it is in israel- but none of the other places you mentioned- its in a suburb of Jerusalem.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2994 on: September 01, 2013, 03:25:34 PM »
Looking for things to do chol hamoed. I'm going to be based out of Jerusalem. Looking for fun things for a family of 10 .... And pregnant people.. ;)  thanks

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2995 on: September 01, 2013, 04:48:41 PM »
any shooting ranges in Israel, Tel aviv or suburbs, Haifa or Tiberias?  What documents do I need? thank you
in jerusalem, theres one on yad charutzim street in talpiot.  http://www.krav.co.il/  call before  you go, as last i checked, the law was changed to not allow tourists shoot handguns

additionally theres one on rechov yanai called magnum http://goo.gl/maps/2VmJ2

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2997 on: September 04, 2013, 10:52:54 AM »
What are the options for restaurants in the Sharei Chesed-Rechavia-Town Center area to eat the 2nd day Y"T where you can give a CC beforehand.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2998 on: September 07, 2013, 02:58:39 PM »
What are the options for restaurants in the Sharei Chesed-Rechavia-Town Center area to eat the 2nd day Y"T where you can give a CC beforehand.
Pretty sure Rimon, Keyara, and Sheyan all let. Some may already be sold out
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2999 on: September 07, 2013, 04:29:53 PM »
What are the options for restaurants in the Sharei Chesed-Rechavia-Town Center area to eat the 2nd day Y"T where you can give a CC beforehand.
only allowed set prices... ie u pay 300 shek a person oer meal and get a certain menue
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