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Hotels

41st and Collins Area
Four Points by Sheraton (category 5) (Shabbos friendly) (To become Category 4 March 1, 2016)
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Fontainebleau
Eden Roc
Alexander

Bal Harbour/Surfside
St Regis

Aventura
Turnberry Isle Resort (Marriott)

Hollywood
Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa (Leaving SPG 10/30/14)


Fort Lauderdale
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and Spa
W Fort Lauderdale

Boca
Waldorf Astoria
Boca Hilton Suites


Rent a villa/apartment
horarentals.com
floridakoshervilla.com
northmiamirental.com
northmiamivilla.com
lxure.com
reservekosher.com


Restaurants

41st and Collins Area
Shemtov's Pizza (Dairy)
Miami Beach Chocolates (Dairy)
House of Dog (Meat)
Rare Bistro (Meat) (also offers eat in Shabbos meals)
Lenny's (Pizza) (They have Multiple locations)
MONTEFIORE CAFE (Dairy)
Asi's Grill
Carlos & Gabby's
Grill House (Meat)
17 Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Dairy)
Tasti Cafe (Dairy/not CY)
Bagel Time (Dairy) -off 41st street, on Alton Rd.
Kikar Tel Aviv, for eat in Shabbos meals

Bal Harbour/Surfside
Cine Citta Cafe (Dairy)
Kosh (Meat)
Harbour Grill (Meat)
26 Sushi & Tapas – (dairy restaurant)
B&H Pizza (lunch, dinner, delivery & takeout)
Café Vert (dairy breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
The Backyard BBQ & Brew (meat restaurant)
The Carrot (meat, but variety of pareve)
Rolling Pin Bakery (parve)
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe (Dairy. Not everything is CY)
Newtime Catering (Takeout food, Shabbos and Yom Tov Meals)


Aventura/North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles
China Bistro (Meat)
Foozo (Dairy)
Fresko (Dairy)
Fuego (Meat) moved to aventure
Grill Time (Meat)
Mozart Cafe -multiple locations (Dairy)
Mozart Grill (Meat)
Soho Asian Grill (Meat)
Holy Bagel (dairy) (fast food style inexpensive)

The Frieze -Dairy (non cholov yisroe) Ice Cream and parve Sorbet
Grand Cafe -Stirling Road- Hollywood (Israeli breakfast joint, not c"Y )


Lauderhill/Coral Springs

Milky Cafe - 4579 N Pine Island Rd, Lauderhill 33351 (At 44th St)
(954) 533-5325

Sunrise Pita - 2680 N University Dr, Sunrise, FL 33322
(954) 748-0090



Boca Raton
Asia (Meat. 3.5/5)
Mozart Cafe (Dairy. 4/5. Nice outdoor area too)
Jon's Place (pizza)
Pita N Go http://www.pitangoboca.com/ 4.5/5
Boca Kosher Bagel (Dairy 4/5)
Boca Grill http://www.kosherbocagrill.com/
Century Grill (Meat 4/5) http://centurygrill.weebly.com/
Menchies (Dairy. 5/5. Incredible non C'Y frozen yogurt)
Orchid's Garden Chinese (Meat 4/5)
Butcher Block Grill (Meat 4/5)

Butcher Block Grill, Asia, and Mozart are adjacent to each other at the Fountains Center at Camino Real.


Hollywood
Mozart Cafe (open till 2 AM)
Levy's
L'chaim Asian Cuisine & Steakhouse
Sara's Pizza
Grand Cafe (not CY)
Pita Plus

Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Emunah (next door to chabad)



Supermarkets

41st and Collins Area
Kastner's Market

Bal Harbour/Surfside
Kosher land
Publix (regular big supermarket - Some Kosher items are available)


Aventura
Sara's Tent -Aventura
Kosher Kingdom - Aventura


Hollywood


Fort Lauderdale


Boca
Kosher Marketplace , with full take out
22191 North Powerline Road, (561) 391-3318
Winn-Dixie (Kosher take-out, bakery,meat,fish,pizza, large kosher section)
7024 Beracasa Way, (561) 368-5442

Delray Beach
Glick's Kosher Market, with full take out - now under ORB
7351 W. Atlantic Avenue, (561) 637-5771


Things to do
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Miami Zoo
Seaquarium
Jungle Island
Lincoln Road Mall
Bal Harbour Shops
Aventura Mall
Sawgrass Mills outlets - Ft. Lauderdale
Lion Country Safari
rent bikes
watersports
Gulfstream
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Segway
Kayak or canoe
Hanglidng
Scuba diving by the keys

JJ1000's list of top restaurants and dishes in Miami:

1. Fuego: Flatbreads are a must, then the back ribs, pastrami egg rolls, smores dessert, perfect date drink are good.

2. 26: Sushi pizza is  a must I prefer it with baked salmon, then the Passion Mojito, Sushi Teriyaki tempuraed, Cilantro Aioli dip and truffle fires, all of their soups are good.

3. Zak The Baker. Menu changes too often to recommend stuff.

4. Kosh: Chocolate souffle is good.

5. Foozo: Foozolis, the caprese foozoli with extra balsamic sauce, their pastas are good as well.

Also notable unique places are The Freeze which makes ices, serendipity makes ice cream (there is one next door to ZTB now), and Miami Beach Chocolates turtles and bark.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2009, 03:26:41 AM »
your right.but he could be in monsey and swf is also pretty close too monsey.
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Re: Florida
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2009, 04:34:10 PM »
EAT!!!!!!!!!!!
y in heaven's name would i travel till miami to EAT ? Is there some food there that u can't get anywhere else ?

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« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2009, 04:35:01 PM »

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Re: Florida
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2009, 04:35:40 PM »
also hpn/swf
which stands for ? Sorry i'm just terrible at remembering all of these codes

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Re: Florida
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2009, 05:28:28 PM »
You can use the great circle mapper to find out airport names as well as mileage.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2009, 10:52:27 PM »
Hpn-westchester/whiteplains NY

SWf-newburgh NY
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Re: Florida
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2009, 11:23:32 AM »
I am lloking to book for a friend a car rental at FLL for 12/15-1/7 and need a Nav system included, anyone have any suggestions for good deals?

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Re: Florida
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2009, 01:48:27 PM »
use chabad discount - search for it- should come up.

Buy a gps in costco and return it - before the 30 days.  many cell phones have pretty good gps.

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Re: Florida
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2009, 03:07:24 PM »
use chabad discount - search for it- should come up.

Buy a gps in costco and return it - before the 30 days.  many cell phones have pretty good gps.

Ask your local Rabbi before doing this

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Re: Florida
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2009, 01:07:09 PM »
Buy a gps in costco and return it - before the 30 days.  many cell phones have pretty good gps.
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If I am correct there's 90 day return policy on the gps.

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Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2009, 12:11:57 PM »
Does anyone have any suggestions for a *wood property in the Miami area that is nice and convenient for Shabbos? Looking to be near a shul and possibly someplace to eat the meals or in a hotel that we can warm up food in the room and eat there....
Thanks for any tips.

Also looking for any tips on spending a few day in Key West, hotel and activity recommendations etc...

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2009, 12:37:22 PM »
 only 2 that I know of 1 the 4 Points off 41st but its known to be worse then a sewer dump!

 The other The Diplomat up in Hollywood/Dania on the beach, appx 209th St

 Theres a shul appx 1 mile North or a friend said last yr there was a new Chabad a block away

 The only other idea is to trade someone your SPG pts for their Marriott pts and stay at the Eden Roc which is @ 45th st and a 10 min walkover to Tower 41 area. Of cause if you dont have status with MR you can probably count out a great view but then with The Dip they have 36 floors which can be a very longwalk up or down the stairs if yous core a top room with view. The Lounge is I believe on the 34th floor

 If you arent gonna be using pts then Id try and see if that Chabad by the Dip offers meals if not then Id simply stay with whatever you can find near to 41st st . Rare should be open for Shabbos meals on 41st St, theres alsoa Courtyard on 36th that should be less then the Eden Roc.

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2009, 12:42:15 PM »
Thanks for the info. How recent is your review on the 4 points? I see they write on SPG that they renovated the place.

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2009, 02:25:18 PM »
Thanks for the info. How recent is your review on the 4 points? I see they write on SPG that they renovated the place.

 have Fun reading, BTW I understand its owned by a Religious person . Dont say you werent WARNED!

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood-preferred-guest/675515-sheraton-four-points-miami-beach-problematic-hotel-master-thread.html

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Re: Starwood in Miami area for Shabbos
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2009, 10:13:10 AM »
DIPLOMAT is a much better option! Upon check in last year, I was greeted with a list of Kosher amenities available at the hotel, and shuls, restaurants, Religious babysitters and more. They are making a strong push to attract Jewish travelers.