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susany Dec 15, 2010 05:15 AM

We're new to the neighborhood. Lot's of great smoked fish, but where do we get the bialys to go with it?

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    gutsofsteel RE: susany Dec 15, 2010 05:28 AM

    Barney Greengrass. Amsterdam between 86-87. They sell Kossar's bialys and pletzls. The best.

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    Barney Greengrass
    541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

    1. BluPlateSpec RE: susany Dec 15, 2010 05:47 AM

      Zabars or Fairway, you can catch your fish there too.

      1. Motosport RE: susany Dec 15, 2010 06:05 AM

        Unfortunately I.M.H.O. Kossar's down on Grand St is the only place to get a really great bialy. There are several places that sell Kossar's in bags but nothing beats fresh out of the oven.
        Otherwise, most of the bagel shops make a decent bialy. H&H on BWY makes a decent bialy.

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          gutsofsteel RE: Motosport Dec 15, 2010 06:34 AM

          Barney Greengrass gets fresh ones from Kossar's almost every day. I've never bought a Kossar's bialy or pletzl from there that hasn't been fresh.

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          541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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            Motosport RE: gutsofsteel Dec 15, 2010 09:54 AM

            I wasn't suggesting that Barney or any other place sold stale Kossar's bialys.
            I stop at Kossar's in the morning, get a dozen and always ask for 1 more that's just out of the oven. So nice and warm it does not need any butter, MMMMMMMMMMM!!!!
            The bialys freeze well if you put them in a good zip lock bag. I take a couple out of the freezer the night before so they are defrosted by morning. Sliced, lightly toasted with a schmear of butter they are terrific.

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              gutsofsteel RE: Motosport Dec 15, 2010 10:20 AM

              A warm bialy with shmear of shmaltz (chicken fat), sprinkle of salt...divine.

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                Motosport RE: gutsofsteel Dec 15, 2010 10:26 AM

                Mmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy!! and such a simple pleasure.

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          susany RE: susany Dec 15, 2010 09:08 AM

          Thank you all, especially gutsofsteel for the information that Barney Greengrass often gets bialys fresh from Kossar's.

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          Barney Greengrass
          541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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