Cafe Clara is a kosher mehadrin Italian restaurant located in the industrial area of Katzrin in the Golan Heights. The restaurant is under the kosher supervision of the rabbinate in Katzrin.
Usually, 99% of the time, when people talk about restaurants that serve bagels, it’s obvious that you’re talking about a dairy restaurant, but not so at Dave Bagels in downtown Jerusalem (and no, it’s not a mistake, it’s Dave Bagels, not Dave’s. Maybe the owner thought that Dave’s in Hebrew would look a bit strange).
Fiori is an excellent kosher mehadrin Italian restaurant under the supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate. It is located in the First Station mall in Talbieh, Jerusalem.
Ahavat Hayam is a unique fish restaurant in Jerusalem with surprisingly wonderful ambiance. I say “surprisingly” because of its location above a Yellow convenience store in a gas station.
The Grill Bar restaurant, located in Jerusalem’s city center, is a popular steakhouse whose menu includes a wide variety of meat, chicken and fish dishes at reasonable prices. The restaurant is mehadrin under the highly-respected kashrut supervision of Rabbi Machpud.
Muscat is an Italian restaurant located in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem. In addition to Italian cuisine, it serves a wide variety of offerings including breakfasts, fish, a large selection of salads, sandwiches and toasts (the menu appears below).
Rodriguez Express, located in the Har Hotzvim hi-tech park in Jerusalem, is a fast food meat restaurant during the day and in the evening it is a steakhouse which serves a wide variety of meats including steaks. Rodriguez Express is strictly mehadrin under the supervision of Rav Machpud.
Cafe Rimon in downtown Jerusalem is a mehadrin dairy restaurant which offers a large selection of dairy, fish and Italian cuisine. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available and it is preferable to reserve a table to ensure you won’t have to wait to be seated.
One cannot help but be in a good mood when writing about the Hatch brewpub in Mahane Yehuda. I say because the microbrewed beer definitely gets one in the right mood and because Hatch’s owner, Ephraim Greenblatt, is so friendly and gregarious.
Ephraim is a young and very bright do-it-yourself entrepreneur who made aliya from New York. He learned to become a professional beer brewer by reading the 50 some odd books in his library and by lots and lots of experimentation. Even today, Ephraim says he’s constantly trying out new tweaks to his various brews, that goes for his sausage sandwiches as well. But I’ll describe all the culinary stuff more in detail below.