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NYC Jerusalem (J2) Broadway Pizza

mggn Sep 10, 2008 10:13 AM

Has anyone else noticed this? Is J2 under new management? I thought I noticed something different there before the summer. Even the Moschiach is different. My apologies if I missed this under another post.

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    whitewater Sep 18, 2008 12:23 PM

    Yes, I realized that the management changed. I wonder what the plan is with the back (downstairs) with the stainless holding cabinets? Buffet? And if they plan on working on the upstairs?

    I see they added packaged snacks in the front.

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      rebeccaLunch Aug 10, 2009 08:50 AM

      Today I had lunch with my cartoonist friend, Steinberg. We went to check out the recently improved J2. J2 used to be a standard pizza store but is now billing itself as a "Gourmet Marketplace". In addition to the regular pizza / salad options, they now have fresh fruit in the front and a buffet- like set up in the back, where you can take different dishes and then pay by the pound. This is awesome for indecisive people like me or commitment phobic people like Steinberg (just kidding). It is also great because it lets you pick exactly what you want to eat. For example, they had mixed roasted vegetables, which I usually avoid since I don't like roasted peppers or eggplant. In this situation though, I was able to pick out JUST the squash and zucchini and eat only that. I also was able to take the cheesiest part of the baked ziti, the exact size of grilled fish fillet that I wanted, exactly 3 pieces of cauliflower tempura, a scoop of grilled sweet potato and one perfect looking strawberry. This came out to about 1.2 lbs. Everything was really good, in a somewhat greasy cafeteria style food kind of way, but it was waaay too much food. Not that I didn't eat it all. Hours later, I am still stuffed. I will definitely be back.

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      1. re: rebeccaLunch
        Kosher Critic Aug 10, 2009 08:56 AM

        Rebecca, it seems that you had three lunches today and it is not yet noon. While I applaud you for that accomplishment alone, I really do appreciate your insights and updates.

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          rebeccaLunch Aug 27, 2009 08:22 AM

          Thank you! You can read more of my insights on other Kosher lunches at http://whatrebeccaateforlunchtoday.bl...

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          serenarobin Aug 12, 2009 07:37 AM

          How much did your 1.2 lb cost??

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            Kosher Critic Aug 19, 2009 04:07 PM

            It's $8/lb. For my eight dollars, I would have been better off buying the gallon of oil that each dish soaks in and just drinking it. At least that would have been efficient. I cannot recommend a single thing in the salad bar save the fresh fruit.

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              rebeccaLunch Aug 27, 2009 08:22 AM

              I think a bit over ten dollars with tax.

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            RichardGee Aug 26, 2009 04:17 PM

            I understand that J2 in Manhattan was sold to Asians.

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