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Soom Soom Opening New Location where Kolette’s Kitchen was on the East Side

Soom Soom, the popular Vegetarian Bar on the West Side is moving into the old Kolette’s Kitchen space on the East Side, directly competing with Yummy Yummy.  According to their Yelp reviews, the place seems to have some delicious cuisine.  No word as to when they plan on opening but we will let you know when they do.

Soom Soom Vegerarian Bar
https://www.facebook.com/soomsoomvegetarianbar

Popularity: 1% [?]

Quick Stop Kosher Cart found on Park Avenue South!

Funny thing happened on the way to work today.  I took a different route than my normal one in order to get a haircut, when he was too busy I left and stumbled upon this amazing kosher cart parked at the northwest corner of 23rd and Park Avenue!  Quick Stop Kosher‘s menu ranges from a full line of breakfast sandwiches (eggs, bagels, omelettes) to coffees, falafels (he says it is Moshes Falafel, his cart seems to have dissapeared so many this is the replacement?), salads, french fries and something new, WAFFLES!  QSK is certified kosher by Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Schreiber – The Presburger Hechsher (first time I heard about this hechsher, if anyone has any info about them please let us know).  Their food looks amazing!  Everyone in the area be sure to check him out and support them so they stay in the neighborhood!  We need a kosher joint in Flatiron/Gramercy!

PS. From the looks of their Facebook page they seem to move around the city quite a bit so be sure to follow them there to see where they are going to be!

Quick Stop Kosher
New York City (Mobile)
(212)674-6666
www.quickstopkosher.com

Popularity: 3% [?]

Benny’s Pizzeria & Restaurant: Cheese Pie Edition

Benny's

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Rating (out of 5): 

QUICK REVIEW!!!

Ok so last time I promised I would return to Benny’s to have a taste of their regular cheese slice.  I also promised my fiance at that time (now my wife as of January 7th!!) that we would pig out after the wedding on a whole pie of pizza together.  Today I fullfilled that promise.

First off being the fatties that we were we ordered it before we got there so it would be funky fresh as soon as we walked in – and it was.  And for one of the first times in a long time we didn’t panic and order a bunch of extra things like a side of spicy fries (mmmmm, spicy fries) or a falafel.  We just focused on the pizza this time.

The pie was pretty good (I had 3 4 slices), but not as good as Rosa’s in the city.

Let’s break it down:

Dough: Perfectly cooked, just barely crispy with a good dough-e flavor
Cheese: Worse part about it? It still tastes good just not as flavorful as it should be.  They may be using cheap or a low fat kind of cheese
Sauce:  Perfect tomato-e flavor, not sweet like some places like to do

So overall the pizza was better than say La pizzeria or Benjy’s but like I said not a Rosa’s.  Rosa’s has them beat with better cheese.

I think they might have messed up on the price because we got the pie and a bottle of Fresca for $14.50 which was an amazing deal! Was it mistake or a Wednesday night special? I’m not sure and we were too afraid to ask!

Heres a tip: get a side of their creamy caeser dressing (even though I think it was 98% mayonnaise) to dip the crust in – it’s delicious!

Def a top kosher pizza joint if you are ever looking to grab a quick slice!

Price: $
Benny’s Kosher
181-30 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY
(718)969-1928
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Popularity: 2% [?]

Chickpea is now Kosher again!

In breaking news, two of Chickpeas stores are kosher again.  The locations have now been verified as Glatt kosher (yay!!) under the supervision of Rav Israel Steinberg of the Vaad Harabonim Lemeshmeret Hakashrut.

  • 688 6th Avenue (22nd Street) map
  • 210 East 14th Street (3rd Avenue) map

Does anyone want to guess how soon it will be until they decide to change their name and go un-kosher again?

I’ll give them two weeks, max.

[via koshertopia.com]

Popularity: 8% [?]

Benny’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Bennys Pizza

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The worst almost happened.  Here we were on a Saturday night, tired of eating meat for shabbat and then for lunch today and looking for somewhere dairy to go for dinner.  What is our best location option? Ugh, Cafe Muscat.  After about ten minutes I finally convince my fiance to go there.  We arrive at around 10:00pm and what a surprise – the line is out the door.  Did I forget to mention that it’s raining?  So we make a reservation “it will only take twenty minutes” and coincidentally park the car in the same spot we sat last week – and we wait.  Twenty minutes passes by and we decide to go in and see if our table is ready.  It’s not.  We float around and wait and finally decide to go down the street to Benny’s Pizza.  A place that my fiance claimed had the best kosher pizza around.  We leave and then we notice some people outside mentioning that they do not want to wait and leave themselves.  The girls jump at this opportunity and start calculating if we can get in any faster.  After hearing “they told us it would only be 20 minutes an hour ago” from some others waiting outside, I finally convince everyone to go to Benny’s.

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Popularity: 2% [?]