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By adamg - 6/22/22 - 11:52 pm

After 20 years, Cafe Eilat will serve its last slice at 406 Harvard St. on Thursday - although the owners hope to re-open in a new location.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 12:31 pm

The Jewish Journal allows how Boston is no New York, but still finds plenty of Jewish foodstuffs in the area, including My Grandma's Coffee Cakes of Hyde Park.

By BostonDog - 8/12/21 - 7:46 am

Very recently, Gold's Horseradish changed their factory and recipe and now using a new, bitter vinegar -- a far cry from their "Passover vinegar". As a transplant from the NYC area and from a Jewish family, this change is devastating. (Well, at least to breakfast).

So where locally can one find really good prepared horseradish?

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 12:04 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Milk Street Cafe, one of Boston's few kosher restaurants and caterers, is closing up completely for the winter and will re-open in the spring due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 12/16/18 - 8:27 pm

Adam Reilly wonders:

Best spot in Boston for matzo ball soup, ideally available to go?

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By adamg - 6/7/18 - 9:49 pm

Brookline Police report arresting the owner of Taam China, 423 Harvard St. today on several counts of making secret recordings of people in a restaurant restroom over a three-year period. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/17 - 11:14 am
Crumbled wall at Taam China in Brookline

Photo by Brookline PD.

The Brookline Police Department reports the facade at Taam China, 423 Harvard St., collapsed overnight. There were no injuries.

By adamg - 8/9/17 - 8:51 pm

A federal judge ruled today that Christopher Kimball can keep calling his new company Christopher Kimball's Milk Street despite opposition from the older Milk Street Cafe because the two companies don't directly compete and because the cafe failed to show it was being harmed by confusion or loss of customers. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/17 - 10:07 am

Add hamentashen to the list of things Boston does differently than the rest of the country. Seth Gitell explains why the Purim pastries are different here and tells you where to get them (including one outlet in, gasp, New York).

By adamg - 10/27/16 - 8:27 pm

Michael Burstein reports Vittorio's Grill, 1398 Beacon St., opened tonight - and will be open for lunch tomorrow. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/16 - 7:35 pm

The kosher market on Harvard Street in Brookline, shut since a two-alarm fire in July, reports it's passed all its inspections and will re-open at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7.

We cannot wait to greet you all at the store next week! Shabbat Shalom!

By adamg - 8/26/16 - 3:19 pm
Vittorio's Kosher Grill

Vittorio Hassan, who ran an eponymous kosher pizza place on Beacon Street until 2003, is returning to the same location to open an eponymous kosher pizza place. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/16 - 11:14 pm

The Butcherie, shut since a fire last month, reports it will be re-opening Thursday in the space left vacant when Rubin's suddenly closed this month. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/16 - 11:54 pm

The Globe reports he grew up eating at Rubin's, whose current owners closed it for the last time today.

By adamg - 8/4/16 - 11:42 pm

The owners of Rubin's Kosher Restaurant on Harvard Street in Brookline announced tonight that they will be closing forever Friday afternoon.

Erica and Allen Gellerman did not say why they are suddenly closing one of the Boston area's few kosher restaurants, but said it was with "a heavy heart."

By adamg - 7/12/16 - 10:44 pm

A two-alarm fire at the Butcherie on Harvard Street this afternoon has shut the store indefinitely.

By adamg - 1/21/16 - 9:58 am

For four Sundays starting Jan. 31, the Chubby Chickpea, which normally runs a food truck, will be doing a shakshuka brunch at 7 Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Ave., between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Don't like shakshuka? They'll have other "traditional Israeli breakfast items." And cordials.

By adamg - 10/11/15 - 12:19 pm

Debra Reichman Gitell reports the new Westwood Wegman's opened today and that it has a large kosher-food department. She adds the store is probably three times the size of the Newton outlet and that parking's a lot easier.

By adamg - 8/3/15 - 6:30 pm

The Forward explains why the Chubby Chickpea decided to stop spending the money for kosher certification.

By adamg - 7/23/15 - 5:41 pm

The Chubby Chickpea announced today it's giving up kosher certification.

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