Sixth Sense

November 30, 2021

Miami…You may have noticed lately that making a reservation at a kosher restaurant has become somewhat of a challenge. You can try the phone, but chances are that it won’t be answered during the day. Or you can use their reservation on-line service like Yelp or Resy and risk not pushing a correct button and

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November 30, 2021

Kosherfest 2021 had the largest attendance ever, thanks to the thousands who followed the show on social media. The numbers are simply staggering as Kosherfest proves to be mother brand of the entire industry…Israel food exports to US top $.75 billion despite pandemic… AKO Convention to deal with many

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November 16, 2021

New York…I spoke to several key kosher purveyors wondering why they skipped the 2021 Kosherfest. I wondered out loud why companies that are an integral part of the kosher community would not participate in the annual gathering of the kosher food industry as other industries do? Some answered that they did not see

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November 2, 2021

This is usually the time of year that my phone rings off the hook. This year is no exception, except for the fact that the inquiries now include many Covid related issues. But even at this late stage some are still asking whether the show is even taking place and when I recite the roster of the exhibitors and the key

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October 20, 2021

Aventura, Florida…The Grill Time Restaurant on 163rd Street and Biscayne Blvd has closed. For many vacationers and local residents, the kosher restaurant was an obligatory stop. Its Middle Eastern cuisine and many other popular steakhouse foods was always consistent and a safe bet for hungry diners. The first visit from

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October 6, 2021

Secaucus, NJ…When Kosherfest opens its doors at the Meadowlands Convention Center on November 9th, it will have the distinction of being one of the few food shows that is proceeding as planned. Some kosher companies who in some years consider exhibiting at either the Fancy Food Show in New York or the Private Label Show

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September 1, 2021

This restaurant owner was clearly worried. Would New York’s new governor Kathy Hochul reimpose some of the “archaic” regulations for restaurants. “I barely made it out of the latest round of restrictions and can’t afford another round!” he said emphatically. He continued: “I hope that she realizes that

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August 17, 2021

If you should somehow hang around at a Bar Mitzvah or wedding until the end, you might notice that wrapped up large trays with covers are taken by volunteers who then distribute the food either to individual poor people, to organizations like Met Council on Jewish Poverty or soup kitchens like Masbia. This is by no means a

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August 4, 2021

The Ben & Jerry’s fiasco has many loyal customers asking “Why?” Why would a company, which is now part of the world giant company Unilever, inject politics into its image and sales? Why would the company decide that it would set foreign policy instead of doing what it is supposed to be doing, selling as much ice

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July 21, 2021

I must profess that I have only recently returned to indoor dining. I now realize how much I missed the experience. At one restaurant I used to frequent I noticed that the service had gotten slower. I asked the owner for the reason. “The kitchen is operating with 3 fewer employees than before Covid and I am short two

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