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.
The Forward explains why the Chubby Chickpea decided to stop spending the money for kosher certification.
The Chubby Chickpea announced today it's giving up kosher certification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dan Podheiser asks:
Anyone know a Brighton area restaurant that delivers homemade matzoh ball soup? Preferably made by my Jewish grandmother.
More places than you might expect are serving latkes.
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.
Kosher Blog reports the owner of a new kosher butcher shop going into Harvard Street is holding a contest to come up with a name for the place.
Kosher Blog has more on the proposed kosher butcher and gourmet shop on Harvard Street, including the owner's thoughts on the need for a nice kosher steakhouse in the area.
A Newton butcher shop was fined $1,000 today for advertising kosher meat even after it stopped paying for kosher certification, the state Attorney General's office announced today.
The Gordon and Alperin Butcher Shop made a business decision in 2008 to drop its kosher certification, but the AG's office said the shop continued to post "Kosher meat" signs in Hebrew and to advertise the same on a Web site.
Gordon and Alperin has since regained its kashrut certification, Kosher Blog reports.
UPDATE: Kosher Blog now reports (same URL as below) that the cafe is simply changing certification agents and that they will remain kosher.
Here's hoping that whatever kashrus issues caused this turn of events can be quickly turned around, and a dean of Boston kosher restaurants can be restored to its proper place!
Via Marc Stober, who adds:
... I guess if Jews have waited thousands of years for a return to Zion and are still waiting for the Messiah, we can wait a bit longer for a place to buy kosher meat with adequate parking. :)
To be replaced by a non-kosher joint, Kosher News reports - adding the main Milk Street Cafe will remain open.