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lexpatti Aug 2, 2010 04:29 PM

Hubby and his boss are heading that way and ask me to research. I have found a few nice threads but also wanted to know if there were any good kosher restaurants in the area.

  1. weinstein5 Aug 2, 2010 07:13 PM

    You miht post this on the Kosher board of Chow Hound and also check out http://shamash.org/kosher/ and search on Cincinnati -

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      ChiefHDB Aug 3, 2010 05:52 AM

      The only Kosher place I know in Cincinnati is Marx Hot Bagels.

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      Fibber McGee Aug 3, 2010 07:42 AM

      Do any of the current Izzy's come close? I remember the one in Dayton seemingly was, (not going to assume despite the decor) but the ones I've tried in Cincinnati just seemed to have some kosher-style food while not necessarily being kosher.

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        jacquelyncoffey Aug 10, 2010 08:08 PM

        Izzy's is definitely not Kosher. They serve corned beef with swiss. No Kosher restaurant will have meat and dairy together.

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          Fibber McGee Aug 16, 2010 06:01 AM

          Of course not. From my Cincy experiences, it's a step above Schlotzky's in terms of deli sandwiches. Which was very different from the one that was in downtown Dayton. Hebrew alphabet (aleph bet) on the wall, pictures of rabbis and shofars being blown everywhere. It's been so long I don't honestly remember, but that Izzy's there certainly felt kosher. I don't remember if the above taboo or other such non-kosher practices were followed, though. Jewish does not necessarily mean Kosher, so I won't assume.

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        Emm Aug 5, 2010 05:06 AM

        Their choices are probably somewhat limited, but perhaps other readers will be able to review Marx and Kinneret. At any rate, here's a handy list, including bakeries, etc.

        http://www.nhs-cba.org/jewishcinci.htm

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        Kinneret Cafe
        8316 Plainfield Rd Ste 2, Cincinnati, OH 45236

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          Diane in Bexley Aug 5, 2010 09:19 AM

          You might also want to check out vegetarian or vegan restaurants, if they will deem that "kosher" enough. Kosher is well defined, but a broad spectrum depends on the strictness to rules of the individual.

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            lexpatti Aug 5, 2010 06:09 PM

            Thanks all, I passed along a nice list of good restaurants and one great ice cream place in the Square that is kosher!

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