Has anyone heard of this? Is this a good Hashgacha?
The restaurant is either on or near Fulton Street in Downtown Manhattan (not far from Wall Street)
Cup K (Rabbi Israel Mayer Steinberg)
6 East 45th Street, Suite 209
New York , NY 10017 Phone: (718) 232-4275
Here is the contact info for the Rav Hamachshir. Call him, have your Rav call him.
Do not even think of eating anything under his hasgocho.
Everytime somebody loses his hechsher,this guy takes over.
Why would the Crips want a kosher restaurant? Well, they are moving in the right direction.
“Has anyone heard of this?”
“Is this a good Hashgacha?”
See how many restaurants under this hashgocho are open on Shabbos and decide for yourself
this was discussed 3 months ago, in fact you asked it then too
If you don’t trust a rabbi because you don’t know who he is,
then why are you trusting the anonymous people posting at this blog?
There was a shop I used to frequent that posted a hechsher from “Vaad Harabbonim of Long Island.” I did some checking and discovered that there is no such Vaad. The shop was renovated, and the “VHLI” hechsher was replaced by the “Cup-K” hechsher. I assumed that since the shop was willing to post a phony hechsher once, it would do so again. Additionally, the “Cup-K” name is confusingly similar to the respectable and legitimate “Kof-K” hechsher, which made me suspicious. I have no further information about “Cup-K,” but my experience with it leads me not to trust it.
And to Sage of Chelm’s comment about trusting people on this blog: I don’t trust any of them, with the possible exception of myself.
The rav hamachshir is in the business of certifying fleishig restaurants that are owned by Jews and open on shabbos (and in at least one case I know, serve wine with no shomer shabbos staff). As far as I know, all his hashgacha is good for is that all packaged foods used by the restaurant are certified by someone else and that they sell their chametz for Pesach (if Jewish).