Passover is one of my favorite holidays, but, let's face it, not being able to eat anything "leavened" until next Saturday night pretty much kills any fun dinner plans.
(For my non-Jewish readers, that mean from sundown Friday night until sundown next Saturday you have to eliminate anything that might in some way be construed as bread: pastas, most desserts, Cheeze-its, etc.)
Rather than stuffing a box of Matzo in your purse whenever you go out to eat, check out some of these venues for a much tastier Passover:
Feast Restaurant + Bar has a delicious menu of Passover fare all week long. You can have a fancy family meal or order a la carte at the restaurant.
Steve's Deli welcomes diners to host their own Seder at the restaurant while the restaurant provides the food. Pick from a robust menu of traditional and yummy foods.
Not sure how they're going to pull this off, but I heard from multiple sources that Freshii offers wraps and salads with matza.
You can always count on The Bagel to not only have Kosher for Passover options, but to know exactly what you can and can't eat. Complete with old yentas lining the booths, you'll be overcome with a sense of guilt if you don't eat everything on your plate.
If you still want your cupcake fix, Sprinkles will have flourless chocolate cupcakes all week. I recommend ditching the macaroons and picking up a dozen of these for your seder.
And if you're looking for a few fancy recipes to try yourself, check out GourmetPassoverCooking.com. Me, I'm a walking stereotype: What do Jewish women make for dinner? Reservations!
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