NBC New York: Scrumptious Holiday Latkes
Scrumptious Holiday Latkes
Siafa Lewis tries an old standard, and few unique twists on a holiday favorite
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Should Businesses Ban Children?
From hotels and airlines to restaurants, children seem to be getting locked out of everything. But is this “war on kids” justified, or should it be stopped?
Steve Traube, director of operations at Prime Hospitality Group, says, “I’ve actually brought my sons numerous times to the restaurants and they really look forward to it. They learned to deal with service, to deal with sitting at a formal table. Why should the restaurants that children are allowed to go to be the fast-food restaurants? Why can’t they go to a restaurant where high-quality food is available? It’s a totally different type of concept where they could learn to be big kids rather than little children.”
New Prime Grill Website
We are excited to announce the launch of our new website for The Prime Grill.
Haaretz: In its prime, this kosher eatery
Joey Allaham’s kosher restaurants are making a big splash among celebs and business people in New York
Many restaurateurs have tried to serve glatt-kosher food of high quality, but have failed at the task. If they have succeeded at all, they have not managed to break out of the ultra-Orthodox circle of diners. Even in New York these restaurants are patronized by ultra-Orthodox or Orthodox Jews, and the menu is limited to familiar items that are difficult to define as gourmet. But many celebrities have already visited the Prime Grill, which is located in the heart of Manhattan, among them Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Donald Trump, Bono, Bill Gates and Donna Karan. And at the restaurant’s branch in Los Angles, which is also glatt kosher, Paris Hilton celebrated her birthday before she was arrested.
The American openness to ethnic food also contributes, of course, to the success of the Prime Grill in both locations. Although the restaurant is kosher, it serves an unusual combination of steaks and sushi. “My principle is to use the best ingredients. We get the fish from Japan, but the most important thing is the meat, which we buy from a farm in Iowa. At many restaurants they compromise on the quality and sell meat from Argentina or Uruguay, where it is cheaper. In South America they feed the cattle on grass and in the United States they feed it on corn, so that they get more fat and flavor. On the upper floors of the restaurant there are refrigerators where the beef is aged for 45 days. Since we are kosher, I have to do the entire aging process myself,” Allaham explains.
The NY Observer: The Power Nosh, 5765
Since as far back as the 1830′s, when New Yorkers first discovered the decadent joys of the Delmonico’s power lunch, the city’s political movers and business shakers have been sealing their deals over … trayf!
Hewing to a select list of see-and-be-seen spots-the Regency for breakfast, the Four Seasons for lunch-they have clinched mergers over crab cakes, bought buildings over pork shanks, and forged political alliances during three-martini lunches at the “21″ Club. It’s enough to make a Jewish mama weep.
But in the spring of 2002, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver needed a natty spot to negotiate what would become one of the signature deals of the Mayor’s term-the legislation that gave him control of the city’s public schools-the two power machers did something different.
Taking a sharp turn at Park Avenue and 49th Street, they headed to a steakhouse called the Prime Grill and hammered out an agreement over kosher steak and fries.
“I believe this was the key meal when they came to an understanding about the Mayor taking control,” said a source familiar with the tête-à-tête. “It was a three-hour lunch, 1 to 4 p.m.-just the two of them.”