nagilagrillThere is nothing like dinning out in Manhattan on a beautiful summer evening. If you travel to New York City this summer, you will want to include Nargila Grill (1599 York Avenue – between E. 84 and E. 85th Street – New York 10021; Tel: 212.535.3700) on your list of places to eat. At Nargila Grill, you can indulge in delicious traditional Middle Eastern cuisine without leaving from JFK!

Everything I tasted was fresh and delicious. We started the meal with appetizers including hummus, tehina, israeli salad, and falafel. I have to mention that the fresh baked pita was plentiful and just wonderful dipped in the appetizers. Following the appetizers, trays of Beef Kabab and Chicken Kabab filled our table. Every bite was a pleasure. You will also enjoy the authentic décor of the restaurant. The owners of Nargila Grill treat you like one of the family and serve you as if you were in their own home!

How does a busy mom of 3 kids get out on a Wednesday evening? Numero uno, a very supportive and loving husband. As soon as he walked in the door from work, I hugged the kids and was on my way into Manhattan. This was all made possible by my friend, Chaim Szmidt from The Kosher Scene. When he asked me to organize a group of kosher mom-bloggers to get together, I was like “yes”!. Kosher food and schmoozing with fellow kosher mom-bloggers at a kosher restaurant in Manhattan? This was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse, even if I had to stay up past my bedtime! Just look at who was there with us: Alessandra Rovati from Dinner in Venice, Amy Chana from The Gluten Free Maven, Kim Amzallag from Mishpacha Magazine, Marlene Mamiye from The Jewish Hostess and Suzanah Raff from The Kosher Shopaholic. We spoke about the particular focus of our individual blogs, about the liberating effect of writing, the new contacts and interaction that have resulted, social media in general and – of course – food!


We did record the show live at Nargila Restaurant, however, the sound quality was impaired. As a result, we recorded a second show the following evening which will be uploaded soon. You can catch the live show from the restaurant with the player below!

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