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georgeliot Sep 19, 2011 11:45 AM

Going to be driving from NY to Chicago with the family over the holidays. Besides Teaneck , are there any kosher places along Route 80 thru PA and Ohio ?

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    avitrek RE: georgeliot Sep 19, 2011 12:19 PM

    It's not on 80, but Cleveland isn't that far off 80. It's probably the only large Jewish community you will pass through until you hit northern Jersey.

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      vallevin RE: avitrek Sep 19, 2011 02:12 PM

      Wrong way avitrek...... You will need to get off 80 and hit up Cleveland, but really if you just driving to get somewhere for the Chag, bring sandwiches. Are you planning one long haul? Or are you stopping overnight?

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        tzurriz RE: vallevin Sep 19, 2011 02:21 PM

        South Bend Indiana and Cleveland Ohio both have decent sized Orthodox communities, you should be able to find kosher restaurants in both.

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          ferret RE: tzurriz Sep 19, 2011 02:31 PM

          You're kidding, right? Kosher restaurants in South Bend?

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            weinstein5 RE: ferret Sep 19, 2011 02:48 PM

            Not kidding- they have a Yeshiva there http://yeshivaofsouthbend.org/ - not to be confused with Notre Dame - :-)

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              tzurriz RE: ferret Sep 19, 2011 02:50 PM

              Not kidding at all. I don't live there, but most of the people I went to Day School with as a kid do now. A quick google search came up with 2 right off the bat.

              Breadsmith Bakery
              2022 South Bend Ave
              South Bend, IN 46637
              (574) 273-9130

              South Bend Kosher
              2622 Twyckenham Drive
              South Bend, IN 46614
              (574) 251-9569

              Now, I can't speak from personal experience about either of them, but there are at least 2. Probably more.

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                ferret RE: tzurriz Sep 19, 2011 02:58 PM

                Not questioning the presence of observant Jews, just the use of "restaurants" in the plural. I saw the Breadsmith link online, a pretty big stretch to call it a restaurant.

                As for the second one, it's a caterer and not a restaurant.

                The population is tiny by any standards. Milwaukee, with a much larger population, has had a hard time sustaining more than a couple of restaurants (and I'm being charitable calling them that).

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                  georgeliot RE: tzurriz Sep 20, 2011 06:48 AM

                  thanks so much.

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