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Israeli bakery - cheese borekas

Winnie Jul 12, 2001 08:56 AM

Anybody know a good Israeli bakery in the DC/MD area that sells authentic cheese borekas? There used to be one in Wheaton but they had to stop serving dairy.

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    Bob W. RE: Winnie Jul 12, 2001 09:29 AM

    It's not Israeli but Simit Bakery, which is Turkish, at the corner of Pickett Rd. and Main St in Fairfax has delicious boreks. Spinach and cheese, parsley and cheese, and a couple other flavors that I'm drawing a blank on right now. An excellent value for $1.50 each.

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      Meredith RE: Winnie Jul 12, 2001 09:32 AM

      Years ago there was a bakery in Rockville called The Pastry Place Cafe (full disclosure--I worked there when I was fifteen). Marie and Gidon were the owners, French Jews and both crazy as bedbugs. She had a terrible crush on my father and used to give him pain au chocolat when he dropped me off on Sunday mornings. She also taught me to kill flies with a damp bus rag (a great trick). He had a dreadful temper but was a divine pastry chef--real Linzer Torte, Paris Brest, rugelach, and the BEST boreks (bureka, I think they called them). Anyway, I have no idea if it's still there, but it was next to the Hard Times off Route 28, right near 270. That's probably no help at all but you sparked a fun memory. Thanks!

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        Anova RE: Winnie Jul 30, 2001 10:22 PM

        In Vienna at a shopping center at the corner of Rt. 123 and Branch Road is a Turkish bakery called Cernan (I think) and they sell bourek. The bakery is near Blockbuster in the shopping center.

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          StephenB RE: Winnie Aug 30, 2001 04:53 PM

          Does anyone remember Sam the Argentine's Bakery on Wisconsin near Calvert? I think it closed in the late '60s. Now that was Jewish baking -- or is my memory more vivid than the reality?

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