Keep kosher? Travel a lot? Find it frustrating when you're in a new town, feeling famished (and farmisht), and haven't the slightest idea where the closest Glatt Kosher eatery is? Have I got a pre-Hanukkah gift for you. Yitzie Katz, a food lovin' Orthodox Jew from Queens, has launched Kosher Restaurants GPS.
The idea came to him when he noticed that kosher restaurants weren't showing up on his own GPS device–even when he pulled up right in front of them.
Because he travels frequently for work, Katz completed his research for personal use and then decided to share it with others. “Anyone who travels for work or vacation and is adhered to a strict code of kashrut needs help when they leave their home,” said Katz, whose database includes more than 1,000 restaurants and 2,000 minyanim in the U.S. and Canada. “There are also people who need a minyan on a regular basis, especially if they have a yahrzeit and must have a place to daven.”
And just how much will the list and software cost you? It's on the chai side, at $18.