I can’t tell you the number of times I’m in downtown Manhattan with some kosher people looking for a little post-PresenTense staff meeting nosh. But downtown is confusing…my nice organized Upper West Side grid is suddenly gone, replaced by extra avenues that never existed before and with Broadway, clearly a west side thoroughfare, all of a sudden crossing over to the east side of town. I mean, imagine the chaos if at an Orthodox shul, I suddenly decided to cross over to the other side of the mechitzah?
But I digress.
Now all kosher New Yorkers need is text. Thanks to Kosher-ny.com, text an address, a cross-section or partial restaurant name to email@example.com and within seconds, you’ll get a response. Yeah, it’s helpful, but what does it cost? “While the service is free, you may incur charges from your cell phone service provider for incoming and outgoing messages. Check with your service provider for details.”
Hekhshers are abbreviated (list of abbreviations and other info here for your convenience).
(Kippah tip to KosherToday)