Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Food & Wine

‘Dance’ With Gvaot Winery This Rosh Hashanah

I’ve long been a huge fan of Givat Harel’s Gvaot Winery, founded in 2005. Its location “over the green line” in Israel’s Shomron (Samaria) is one reason I regularly buy it for my table, as the winery and its owners are dedicated to bringing Jewish life back to the ancient

Roasted Carrot Soup With Coriander

Looking to serve a delicious soup for Rosh Hashanah, but want something a little different? Try this roasted carrot soup. Coriander adds a distinctly autumnal flavor.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 9 carrots (about 2½ pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon

Newly Remodeled Chickies To Re-Open September 12

Chickies has had a busy summer, doing a lot more than serving their signature sandwiches. The flagship Teaneck store has been redesigned with new booth seating and brightly colored decor. Cash registers and a self-service ordering kiosk have been added to speed up your order and get you and your dinner home

Main Event-Mauzone to Hold Simcha Showcase at Fair Lawn Jewish Center, Sept. 11

Fair Lawn Jewish Center might be the perfect venue for your next simcha. Main Event-Mauzone, the center’s exclusive caterer, wants you to get to know the center and they want to get to know you at their simcha showcase on Wednesday, September 11, 7-10 p.m. The banquet hall and sanctuary can accommodate 325 people with a

Lunchbox Ideas for Picky Eaters

With summer vacation behind us and the kids back in school, I’m back in the kitchen bright and early, preparing and packing snacks and lunches. Sure, I could just fake it and send them frozen pizza, but I look at this as an opportunity to provide my kids—and myself—with some good nutrition to help them focus and succeed. I

Run, Don’t Walk, to Passaic’s Great Falls Bistro

The best kept secret in not just New Jersey, but all of the tri-state area, is about to become public knowledge, and when everyone you know starts talking about it, you can say that you heard it here first.

I’m talking about Great Falls Bistro at

Green Chicpea Brings Middle Eastern Flavors to Newark

Billing itself as offering “Middle Eastern cuisine with a gourmet twist,” the Green Chicpea, at 59 Halsey Street in Newark, which opened in 2013, also happens to be strictly kosher. According to the owner/operator, Martin Weber, he, a Southern California native, and his wife, Ronit, from Israel, are partners in everything, even

The Other Side of the Cork: Netofa— The Essence of the Lower Galilee Terroir

I always wanted to write an article on the history of the kosher wine evolution. It is fascinating that here we are in 5779/2019 and we have access to multitudes of kosher wines from the most famous wine regions in the world. We live

Schnitzel Plus Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Englewood

Schnitzel Plus has opened in Englewood. The restaurant, a nine-year staple of the Teaneck kosher dining scene, is opening a second store on 6 East Palisade Avenue. Offering everything from burgers to shawarma to chicken platters, Schnitzel Plus hopes to ignite the Englewood kosher food industry and provide the Jewish

Englewood’s Playa Bowls Receives Kosher Certification

Playa Bowls is a 65-location national chain with a surfer ambience and healthy eating menu with a focus on fruit and granola based bowls and beverages. Only New Jersey has two that are kosher: one in Oakhurst, and now, one in Englewood. Playa Bowls, on 38 East Palisade Avenue, has just received

STAR-K Food Service Kashrus Training Seminar Is Worth the Trip

Shai and Maayan Ben-Eli traveled the farthest—5,863 miles from Yerushalayim—to attend the STAR-K Food Service Kashrus Training Seminar held in the agency’s Baltimore offices, August 5-7. The Ben-Elis are being groomed not only as STAR-K mashgichim for their upcoming move to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India, but as

Summer Salads From My Kosher Jerusalem Kitchen

The heat of summer is really on and in Jerusalem, which usually has cool evenings, the heat has hit. Who wants to turn on the oven or stand by the stove? Try these cool main-dish salads.

Chicken Salad

4 servings

When I lived in Chicago I went to a “ladies” luncheon one time and this was