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Boston South End or Copley, pasadika dinner

jira Mar 17, 2013 02:26 PM

We have theater tickets on 3/30 and realized that it's Pesach. We would like to be able to eat near the Calderwood. We are not very observant, so the restaurant doesn't need to be rabbinically supervised, but should follow general Ashkenazic principals.

Any suggestions?

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    cheesecake17 RE: jira Mar 17, 2013 03:41 PM

    You should try posting on the Boston board.

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      jira RE: cheesecake17 Mar 17, 2013 04:27 PM

      I already did, but noticed someone suggested to someone that they post on Kosher.

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        GilaB RE: jira Mar 17, 2013 04:31 PM

        I don't believe there are any kosher restaurants in South End or Copley (not that I'm super-knowledgeable about Boston, there just aren't too many kosher restaurants there in general.) As such, I doubt anybody on the kosher board would be able to help, I'm sorry.

        Are any of these Chabads conveniently located to your theater? http://www.chabad.org/centers/default... However, they'll be doing a full seder, not just a short service plus dinner, so I don't know that they'd work well with your schedule, anyway.

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          queenscook RE: GilaB Mar 17, 2013 04:48 PM

          The night in question, 3/30, is not the night of either of the seders anyway.

          As far as the OP's original question, I can't imagine any restaurant that isn't rabbinically supervised keeping to any sort of Pesach observance; the restrictions are so severe, it would probably be hard to stick to them for a regular meal. Now I have heard that some restaurants in some places do do a sort of kosher-style meal for seder night, but I would be beyond surprised if any would do it on one of the intermediate days of the holiday.

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      Klunco RE: jira Mar 17, 2013 04:49 PM

      If you are open to eating slightly further away, there are a number of kosher restaurants in Brookline near Coolidge corner. From Calderwood, it would probably be a 10-15 minute drive (parking is relatively easy) or you could take the green line C to Coolidge Corner.

      I'm partial to Rami's for a quick bite.

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        queenscook RE: Klunco Mar 17, 2013 04:55 PM

        I don't know Boston at all, but in NY, a much bigger Jewish community, there will be almost no restaurants open at all on Pesach, because there will be so few days that are not shabbos or yom tov, and it probably won't be worth it for the restaurants to kasher for the few patrons that might want to go out. It would surprise me if many, or any, in other cities will.

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          Klunco RE: queenscook Mar 17, 2013 05:08 PM

          Thanks for letting me know. I am not kosher but will keep this in mind when suggesting in the future and I will make sure to call ahead to check if I get the hankering.

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        magiesmom RE: jira Mar 19, 2013 01:05 PM

        I don't see why any restaurant can't make fish and vegetables, or meat and vegetables if you don't care if the meat is kosher.

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          avitrek RE: magiesmom Mar 19, 2013 01:53 PM

          It really depends how careful the OP wants to be about pots and ingredients.

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            magiesmom RE: avitrek Mar 19, 2013 02:13 PM

            well, (s)he said not very observant,not asking about a Kosher restaurant, so I think (s)he just means no bread, rice, legumes. which is relatively easy.

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          veggielover RE: jira Mar 19, 2013 01:56 PM

          I don't know of any kosher restaurants in Boston that are open during Pesach, possibly the Milk Street Cafe.

          If you are not observant, go to any steak or fish restaurant and order grilled something with plain baked potatoes and a salad with dressing on the side or ask for lemon juice and olive oil.

          1. Maxinella RE: jira Mar 19, 2013 02:49 PM

            Give a call to Legal Seafood. They used to have a Passover menu. Not kosher, but it sounds like it might work for you.

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              LA Hungry RE: Maxinella Mar 19, 2013 03:41 PM

              I dont think that Milk Street Cafe is not kosher for pesach.
              If you dont care about the kashrus supervision. I assume many restaraunts may have Gluten Free options that should suffice, such as Legal Sea Foods.

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                Maxinella RE: Maxinella Mar 22, 2013 07:01 AM

                I should elaborate. In addition to leaving out breading, Legal's used to bring matzo to the table instead of bread. So it's basically the gluten free menu with matzo on the side.

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