Q. Before davening Shacharis in shul, I made a shehakol on a cup of water. After Shacharis, they brought out tikkun (vodka) because it was the yartzeit of the rav’s father. Do I need to make a new shehakol? Does it make a difference if the food brought out was expected or unexpected? In my case, it was unexpected, but they sometimes provide tikkun. Do I have the status of a guest?
A. On question 2208 we wrote that one should avoid on the onset eating two meals during Shabbos, immediately one after the other, as one may incur in the prohibition of reciting unnecessary brochos (Mishna Berura 291: 14 -17) unless one makes a significant hefsek, such as taking a walk outside (ibid.) or waiting at least a half hour in between. (Piskei Teshuvos ibid. n. 50. He quotes a quarter hour).
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the davening after the shehakol is a hefsek and a new brocho should be recited.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a