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A Kosher Smorgasbord at Eighteen Sauces in Hollywood

The dearth of variety of kosher food along Stirling Road frustrated Orlee Arfi when she and her husband, Mike, moved to South Florida five years ago.

"It's Israeli food or a steak house," she said of the nearby choices. The stretch of Stirling in between Interstate 95 and U.S. 441 is littered with pita huts and strip mall restaurants with large kosher signs.

Eat shwarma for two weeks straight and you'll understand how people who keep kosher -- a Jewish practice of consuming only foods that conform to a strict set of rules -- risk boredom.

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Zachary Fagenson is the restaurant critic for Miami New Times, and proud to report a cholesterol level of 172.
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