04/06/2012 09:08 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2012

UWS Restaurants Mark Passover With Deep Cleaning And Seder Menus

UPPER WEST SIDE -- A team of cleaners armed with bottles of Easy Off will descend on Talia's Steakhouse on Wednesday and work all night, scouring the restaurant from top to bottom.

The scrubdown marks the start of preparations for Passover (April 6-14), when Jews remove all traces of chametz -- leavened bread -- from their homes and forgo eating it and products made with it for the week.