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DeisCane Jan 25, 2009 04:54 PM

Some Lubavitcher buchers dropped off challahs at my office on Friday and I grabbed one because the bag stood out to me...and there were free challahs to grab! Anyhow, the bag said Upper Crust, then something about Manhattan's finest pastries or something. It had a URL but it didn't work (I think it was uppercrustnyc.com). Anyhow, does anyone know about this bakery? A quick google search found a pizza shop on the upper east side with that name. Same place? The challah was good, not great, but based on the polish demonstrated by the bag, I'd bet the baked goods on a whole are very good.

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    skibum66 Jan 26, 2009 08:06 AM

    DeisCane,

    I just confirmed with Hana's, the pizza shop located at that address and they have not and do not plan to change their name. Hope this helps.

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      DeisCane Jan 26, 2009 10:23 AM

      Strange. Maybe it's an old name/bag?

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        orthochow Jan 26, 2009 10:45 AM

        An old bag with a URL on it? Not likely.

        That domain was created on GoDaddy.com on Sep-18-2008 to someone at a Monsey address. I can think of multiple explanations for the use of the bag, but without any additional info, it would just be guessing.

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          DeisCane Jan 26, 2009 05:16 PM

          With how quickly kosher places go in and out of business, it wouldn't have to be THAT old!

          That being said, since the URL was created at that point and by someone in Monsey, I'd imagine there's something going on.

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          LoveKosherEats Jan 26, 2009 07:40 PM

          Back in the late 90's, it was called uppercrust. Look at this old KJ kashrus bulletin: http://www.ckj.org/docs/March%206,%20...

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            craigcep Jan 27, 2009 04:30 AM

            Reading that list of kosher places is pretty interesting (p. 9-10). Lots more kosher places then on the UWS and NYC in general than there are now.

            Also, I didn't know that Rabbi Wildes of MJE was previously at KJ (p. 12).

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