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Mar 25, 2013 06:08 PM

Great Passover favorites??

I am relatively new to D.C. and missing my mother's Passover cooking. Is there anywhere in D.C. to get some good traditional Passover favorites? I'm not kosher so it wouldn't have to be a kosher deli, just work long hours and would love some great noodle kugel or brisket to come home to!

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  1. Maybe Wagshal's on Mass Ave in Spring Valley?

    Back when Balducci's was Sutton Place Gourmet, they had the best noodle kugel in Washington. I wonder if Balducci's held on to any part of Sutton Place's menu.

    What part of town do you live in?

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    1. re: Jay F

      Here's the link to Balducci's catering menu for Passover. Incidentally, virtually everything that can be special ordered is available on a walk-in basis at the prepared food counter, if you want smaller amounts.

      OP will have to wait until Passover is over if she wants to try Balducci's current version of noodle kugel.

      Plan on cooking the brisket for much longer than merely heating the meat through. I find Balducci's brisket somewhat tough if I simply heat it through. However, if I wrap the slices carefully in thick foil and seal it well, I can cook it long enough to achieve a tender product.

      You and I will agree to disagree about the appeal of the Sutton's/Balducci's noodle kugel; I'm not a great fan of super-sweet food and S/B's kugel is too often topped with a 3/4" layer of cinnamon-sugar.

      1. re: Indy 67

        It's a long time since I lived in DC, so I'm guessing one of two things has happened: either I have more of a sweet tooth than you (entirely possible--I can eat ice cream for breakfast), or else they've changed the way they make the kugel. I *do* remember it being just cinnamon-sugary enough for me, so I guess we'll never know.

        Thanks for putting the menu up.

    2. Whole Foods in DC? The one in Gaithersburg has plenty of Passover foods, including pricey brisket, in the takeout section. I've had it; it's pretty good.

      1. kosher mart in rockville has all your favs