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Hot Kiddish Club Food Restaurants

Joe Berger Jan 23, 2012 09:17 PM

I'm with this group of non-jewish Ethnic food tasters
and want to introduce them to Traditional Kosher fare
NOT modern pastrami knishes lox & bagels, rather;
Ashkenazi/Sephardi Shul Hot Kiddish club foods like;
cholent, kishka, kugle, tzimmes, challah, burekas,
stuffed peppers/cabbage, herrings, gefilte fish etc.
the place must be able to reserve 8 punctual people
x3 tables(24), be easy walking distance to the subway,
have very clean and friendly counter or table service.

I've heard such places get very busy late Thursdays,
yet Thursday&Fridays have the best food freshest.
I need to book 7-9pm any day Sunday-Thursday.
I will probably go on foot to double-check these
places myself, but first wanted to ask what venues
I should check out in Boro Park and Williamsburg
where such foods are most popular and authentic,
by establishments that may cater the local shuls.

what I would really like to do is;
actually "throw a Kiddish" inside the Restaurant,
meaning; prepay for them to setup a buffet for
24 people to share, so they can each sample
as many different Traditional foods as possible,
and can refill... this is not an "all you can eat"
group that wants to stuff themselves, rather they
are a "chefs table" breed of food tasters.

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    shoelace RE: Joe Berger Jan 23, 2012 10:30 PM

    you might want to try traditions, if youd be willing to shlep out to the five towns, they are very close to the LIRR, if youre ok with that

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      vallevin RE: Joe Berger Jan 24, 2012 05:31 AM

      I have never been... but Gottlieb's in Williamsburg might what you are looking for.

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        mrmoose RE: Joe Berger Jan 24, 2012 06:06 AM

        why not have it catered in someones house? You could call Mieisers or any of the Brooklyn caterers and they could set up steam tables. The other alternative is to find a place with a party room I do not know too many places in Brooklyn that do.

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          bigredesq RE: mrmoose Jan 24, 2012 09:39 AM

          Gottlieb's would probably offer the most "authentic" experience in terms of menu items and preparation, but don't think they can accomodate 24 person buffet in house (though it never hurts to ask)

          Noah's Ark (on the Lower East Side) has a party room and should be able to accomodate your menu requirements - http://www.noahsark.net/menus.asp

          Same for Mendy's Flatbush (http://www.mendysdeli.com/contact)

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            pitagirl RE: bigredesq Jan 24, 2012 01:11 PM

            mendy's flatbush is now "essen" and they have the room. Agreed that Noahs ark is probably the best bet

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              abu applesauce RE: pitagirl Jan 26, 2012 07:45 AM

              Cheskel's Shwarma King in BP has an outdoor, covered back room, which we once reserved for a Chulent party about 4-5 years ago.

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                zsero RE: abu applesauce Jan 26, 2012 01:09 PM

                It has since changed its name to VIP Grill, after an unfortunate incident of a worker bringing treife hot dogs into the place.

                But yes, I was going to suggest it too.

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          Moishefrompardes RE: Joe Berger Jan 27, 2012 01:30 PM

          use dovid malka, while he is no longer physically here, the cuisine is excellent, authentic & affordable, & they have a room upstairs for partys.

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            zsero RE: Moishefrompardes Jan 28, 2012 10:05 PM

            Great idea. (He may have been Moroccan but he could cook Polish food with the best of them.) I hadn't known about the party room; I thought he was purely take away and catering.

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              Moishefrompardes RE: zsero Jan 29, 2012 12:28 PM

              i think you basically pay 250 to the yeshiva for the room & whatever for the food. its heimish but whatever when i ate treif the most undecorated places in china town always had the tastiest food, i think it the same holds true here.

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                Joe Berger RE: Moishefrompardes Feb 2, 2012 09:15 PM

                Moishe - this is a very compelling idea.
                about how many can they sit in this "room"?
                not sure i can pull this off with a $30pp budget.

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                  Moishefrompardes RE: Joe Berger Feb 2, 2012 10:42 PM

                  atleast 50. its definately within budget.

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            mrmoose RE: Joe Berger Mar 23, 2012 02:59 PM

            what did you end up doing?

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