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georgeliot Jul 25, 2013 12:56 PM

Does anyone know why they closed ?

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    akalish Nov 1, 2013 03:09 PM

    I'm a bit late to the party here, but thought I'd mention that I just heard a new kosher pizza place is about to open in the Judean Hills space.

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      tamarw Nov 2, 2013 06:02 PM

      Yes, but rumor has it that they are using the same recipe as Judean Hills for the pizza. Meh.

      I've also heard that it is being owed/operated by the same folks who own the great candy/froyo/gelato/waffle shoppe The Candy Box across the street. It's great that they're doing this, but they need a better pizza recipe!

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        akalish Nov 2, 2013 06:09 PM

        Eh, I've eaten plenty of pizza, kosher and non-kosher alike and always liked theirs.

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          gotcholent Nov 2, 2013 07:29 PM

          Close but no cigar. The new pizza place is currently being renovated by the owner of the Riverdale Kosher Market Place and is slated to open pretty soon. From what I've been told by the, both recipes and staffing will be new. So fingers crossed. As a quick aside, from someone who works in kitchens, while the recipe and good ingredients are obviously important, it's all about the team making the pies. I wish these guys luck as this community's food scene could certainly use a breath of fresh air.

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            tamarw Nov 2, 2013 08:58 PM

            Gotta love the rumors that surround a yet-to-open establishment. So are RKM and TCB banding together, given that the Candy Box's froyo is moving to Pizza Block? (That's the name of it, in case anyone was wondering.)

            akalish: have you tried the other pizza in the neighborhood? There are quite a few.

            I still strongly and wholeheartedly recommend Caffeccino. Might be on the south side of Riverdale that's not as convenient to get to, but their pizza beats all other kosher pizza. It's fab.

            To me, all other "fast food" (not "premium") pizza tastes the same. And I still don't think premium has the taste that Caffeccino does. If I had to choose between a $14 pie from Pizza da Solo or a ~$3 slice at Caffecicino, I'd go with the cheaper one.

            I should note that Judean Hills was a still better among those pies that tasted the same and it was my go-to pizzeria when I lived in Riverdale before Cafeccino opened, but Cafeccino's pizza is in another league in terms of flavor and texture.

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        GilaB Jul 25, 2013 01:33 PM

        The notice on their door is from the Marshals, which implies that they didn't pay something, possibly their rent or their taxes.

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          tamarw Jul 27, 2013 09:57 PM

          You've been there to check?!

          I have a photo of it on my phone. Surprises me, since they've been around the longest, but they're not the best in the area.

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            GilaB Jul 28, 2013 06:55 AM

            Somebody posted a photo of the sign on FB.

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              tamarw Jul 29, 2013 01:10 PM

              ah, that was not me. ;)

              Well, on the plus side, more people will give Cafeccino a chance. They are a damn good pizza shop, better than anything I've ever tasted.

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