Kosher food

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

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

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

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

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

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

By - 6/25/15 - 8:15 am

Clover, which offers food both on wheels and in fixed locations, is going for kosher certification:

I had a colleague at McKinsey who kept fairly strict Kosher, and I was shocked what a nightmare it was for her to try to find food she could eat. I have no idea how many people in Boston keep Kosher, but I want Clover to be accessible to everybody and I started thinking about getting Kosher certification a long time ago.

By - 4/23/15 - 9:00 pm
Trabelsi and proposed King David Hotel in West Roxbury

Trabelsi with rendering of his proposed King David Hotel.

Developer Nissim Shimon Trabelsi says he's talking to several hotel management companies - including the one that runs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem - about running the chain of hotels he hopes to start with one on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury at the Dedham line.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:56 am

The BRA holds a public meeting Thursday on a developer's plans to build a kosher hotel and restaurant on the VFW Parkway at the Dedham line.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the District E-5 community room.

By - 4/2/15 - 7:23 pm
Proposed King David Hotel on VFW Parkway

The BRA will consider a developer's plans to build a four-story, 69-room hotel aimed at observant Jews on VFW Parkway on the Dedham line.

King David Hotels Corp. is proposing the hotel at 1625 VFW Parkway - where an old McDonald's burned down in 2013.

By - 1/24/14 - 8:09 am

Eater Boston alerts us to a one-day kosher-ish homage to the Chinese New Year at a Chinatown restaurant:

What happens when you mix the Chinese New Year with Jewish cuisine with O Ya/jm Curley alum Mark O'Leary, and then you serve it all at Shojo? You get dishes like luobagao latkes with lox, matzoh ball ramen, and black & white challah, and you only get it for one night.

By - 12/18/13 - 1:49 pm

Dan Podheiser asks:

Anyone know a Brighton area restaurant that delivers homemade matzoh ball soup? Preferably made by my Jewish grandmother.

By - 12/11/12 - 3:22 pm

More places than you might expect are serving latkes.

By - 12/12/11 - 7:55 am

The Crimson reports that Rami's, the kosher Israeli place in Coolidge Corner, is looking to expand and has listed Harvard Square as one of its possible new locations (along with Framingham and Sharon).

According to the Crimson, there's a glatt of interest at Harvard; says some even predict prospective students might decide where to go based on the presence of kashruth in the square.

By - 8/25/10 - 3:11 pm

Kosher Blog reports that Grow and Behold, which sells high-end kosher meats, is starting delivery of frozen "pasteured" (almost free range) chickens - raised by Amish farmers in Pennsylvania.