The atmosphere is what you might expect from a kosher restaurant in Mid Beach: an Israeli having a pressed bagel sandwich while talking business on his cell phone, two Orthodox women wearing tichels (kerchiefs) on their heads and donning casual uniforms of long denim skirts. Located at 41st Street ... More >>
This weekend packs a lot of punch in the holiday department. First off, Good Friday is today, and if you're planning on having a fish dish, we've got you covered. Of course, Passover continues through the weekend, so be sure to stop at the market and take home some kosher Coca-Cola (it's made witho ... More >>
Sundown, April 14, marks the first night of Passover. For Jewish people around the world, this eight-day long holiday remembers their exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. Freed from slavery, it is said the Jewish people fled into the desert and could not bake their bread, which turned out hard ... More >>
Before you wear green on Monday, if you celebrate Purim you may be also wearing a costume on Saturday evening. This Jewish holiday has its own festive drinking and masquerading, but one of the sweeter traditions, amongst mainly Ashkenazi Jews, is the consuming of hamantaschen. Hamantaschen are tria ... More >>
Head over to 41st street on Miami Beach and you'll experience a "We're no longer in Miami" feeling. Baseball hats are replaced with yamakas; booty shorts stand in for conservative skirts. Tons of stores have the "KM," or Kosher Miami sticker, and while many people sling the word around, at Short Ord ... More >>
Happy 2014, everyone. Even though today is technically a work day, we'll bet not a lot's going to get accomplished at the office today. This weekend is a mellow one to ease you into the first real busy week of the year. That doesn't mean there's no fun to be had, but it's all about drinking and din ... More >>
According to the Christian Science Monitor, "kosher" is the new "artisan." Jews and non-Jews alike are flocking to kosher bakeries, delis, and markets to take part in what has become the latest food trend. What qualifies as kosher? Meat and dairy items must be kept apart, and animals are slaughtered ... More >>
Take a drive down 41st Street on Miami Beach and you'll notice something Kosher is afoot. Almost all the eateries and markets in this part of town boast their offerings conform with Kashrut, Jewish dietary laws. On weekends, starting Friday evenings, black-clad Orthodox and Hasidic families take ove ... More >>
Yes, there are people who don't care so much for obeying the laws of our government, but who do wish to adhere to Jewish dietary laws.The Florida Department of Corrections was sued this week by the Federal Department of Justice for not offering Kosher meals to prisoners.
By the time Joshua Marcus and his partners opened Chow Down Grill in Surfside during the spring of 2010, he had already exhibited his talents at a number of well-known Miami establishments, including La Sandwicherie, Timo, North One Ten, China Grill, and BLT Steak. Last year, Marcus debuted a second ... More >>
Three matzah ball recipes. One, from Joshua Marcus (Chow Down Grill, Josh's Deli & Appetizing), uses duck schmaltz and ginger beer ("I own an Asian restaurant so the ginger beer and duck schmaltz seemed apropos."). Another, from Sharon Locke of Delray Beach, calls for rolling the balls in a cinn ... More >>
Is Jonathan Waxman's haroset better than Bubbi's? Find out for yourself at Rosa Mexicano's with a Mexican-themed Passover menu that covers gefilte fish and beef brisket for a true taste of home (sounds super Koshereth). This is the restaurant's 10th annual celebration of the holiday, launching Frida ... More >>
Newt Gingrich is all but certain to lose today's Florida Primary, but he's not going out without a fight. In a last-ditch effort to secure the Jewish vote, Gingrich's campaign is running Robocalls in Florida claiming that as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney literally took Kosher food out of ... More >>
via SodaHeadFire burns tree. Fire wins?The other day in a meeting, the Short Order bloggers got into a tizzy about which holiday had the better bites: Christmas, AKA Santa's birthday -- or is it Rudolph's? -- or Hanukkah, the eight days of lights not being turned off or something. This actually g ... More >>
via uncrate.com"It takes a Bad Jew to make good BBQ."'Tis the season to celebrate your inner Jew and think Kosher barbeque sauce. Next@19th is a center committed to engaging the Jewish community of South Florida. Next Wednesday, December 21, at 8 p.m., the center will host its second annual Music ... More >>
Sephardic cuisine has Middle Eastern roots, so there's lots of spice and flavor in these holiday foods (often influenced by Jewish roots everywhere from Turkey to Spain and, naturally, Israel). A Sephardic spread actually tastes amazing, but if you are a Euro-jew, it's a completely different stor ... More >>
As the sun sets tonight, Passover begins. It's interesting to note that on the eve of this holiday, I found a box of pictures that I didn't even know I had. In it were snapshots of my grandparents, long since passed, dressed to the nines in Miami Beach and New York. There were family treasur ... More >>
Gefilte Fish. Still Kosher. When I was a kid, the kosher-for-Passover section of the supermarket read like a no-fun zone. Matzo, gefilte fish, and candy fruit slices were about the only things on the shelf. It's a lot easier being Jewish now. Just about any treat can be found with the kosh ... More >>
Photo by Michael LionstarAuthor Joan Nathan has your haroset hookup.South Florida certainly has its share of Jews--it has been estimated the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach is home to about 10 percent of American Jews--so we wanted to share some culinary inspiration, especi ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. Powers Breakfast tacos at Tasti Cafe. Whether you keep Kosher or have a mainly veggie diet, Tasti Café on Miami Beach is a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary spot for breakfast and lunch. Since 2001, the tiny eatery has been serving dairy-based Kosher fare (that means ... More >>
The backlash against products with high fructose corn syrup has become more vociferous each year as food crusaders like Michael Pollan decry the artificial sweetener. While Coca-Cola stopped using sugar in place of high fructose corn syrup since the mid-'80s, there is a loophole that many soft drink ... More >>
Passover starts at sundown tonight and that means that Jewish people throughout South Florida will be supping on matzo ball soup. There is a fundamental debate among Jewish foodies concerning the firmness of matzo balls. While some people prefer light and fluffy matzo balls, others favor rock hard o ... More >>
Passover is coming next week and for many, that means a monotonous existence of matzo, matzo, matzo and more matzo. What's a Jewish foodie to do? Thankfully, chef Allen Susser, whose eponymous restaurant is a longtime hit, is preparing two Passover meals at his Aventura eatery.Photo by Simon HareChe ... More >>
lee kleinThe black and white of corned beefThou shalt not eat at any establishment calling itself a "New York deli" where the following is also served: sushi, Thai food, pizza, pasta, lobster.This is one of the Ten Commandments of Jewish Deli according to journalist David Sax, author of the forth ... More >>
Chef Allen is a good Jew, the type of dude who throws a gourmet Seder for 15 years and invites everybody to try his kitchen's New World takes on, this year, Sephardic and Ashkenazi classics. I recently spoke to Chef Allen by phone. He spoke about matzah, bitter herbs, and whether Jesus ate Mahi. Her ... More >>
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