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Is there any halachic basis for "dairy out"?

Unfortunately very little. There are many issues involved in eating out in non-kosher restaurants. To name some of them eating hot "kosher" food in plates that might have been used in the ...
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Ashkenazim drinking from the glass in non-kosher restaurants

As you said -- Shulchan Aruch allows one to use a cold, clean non-kosher dish or cup "derech arai" -- occasionally. No taste will transfer, and if only done on rare occasion, we're not concerned you ...
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Restaurants opening on fast days

The Shach (7) to Yore Dea 87:4 says clearly there is no marit haayin when there is a evident possibility that you are doing something permitted, for example cooking for the sick. This is based on the ...
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Can Kosher Be Cooked nearby Non-Kosher?

This is a question you should be asking to kashrut agencies, for instance OU OK Star K or see this broader list of agencies Personally I am nearly certain this is impossible because of the risks of "...
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What are the potential halachic problems eating in a vegan restaurant without hashgacha?

Not sure if this is a subset of (2), but yayin neshech would be a potential problem. Grape juice is used in a lot of foods, causing kashrut problems.
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Is there maris ayin in ordering a drink from a non-kosher restaurant?

R Chaim Cohen here and dinonline here both understand R Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe OC 1:96) as allowing one to have a drink in a coffee shop that sells non-Kosher food, as others will assume that ...
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What qualifications are necessary to become a mashgiach?

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein ruled that a woman may be appointed as a mashgicha. See 2 teshuvos beginning here
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What other work can a mashgiach do in a kosher restaurant today?

Having worked as a mashgiach for 4 years or so now, in a variety of restaurants and agencies, I can say that it varies somewhat. Often, the mashgiach is tasked with working the cash register or ...
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