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DD Trip Notes:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/16322 (2011)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692 (2012)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/49206 (2014)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/61082 (2015)
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/72957 (2015)

Trip Reports:
@Yehuda


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
Grand Beach

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
flamingokosher.com
motelchai.com


Miami Kosher Restaurants 


41st and Collins Area
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
Shemtov’s Pizza              Dairy     $         Yes                                                
Miami Beach’s Chocolate Dairy     $$$                                                          
Rare Bistro                      Meat      $$$              No                                           Also Offers Shabbos Meals   
Lenny’s Pizza                      Dairy      $      Yes                                             Multipule Locations   
Asi’s Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Carlos & Gabby's                      Meat      $      Yes                                                     
Grill House                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
MONTEFIORE CAFE              Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
17 Restaurant & Sushi Bar        Dairy      ???                                                  
Tasti Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                               
Bagel Time              Dairy      $      Yes                                             off 41st street, on Alton Rd. 
Kikar Tel Aviv                      Meat      ???           ???                                          Shabbos Meals

Bal Harbor/ Surfside
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
B&H Pizza              Dairy     $         Yes                                                
Cine Cite Cafe Dairy     $$$                                                          
Harbor Grill                      Meat      $$$              No                                             
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe    Dairy Not CY      $      Yes                                               
Asi’s Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
The Backyard BBQ & Brew                      Meat      ???      Yes                                                     
The Carrot                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Rolling Pin Bakery              Parve      ???      Yes                                               
26 Sushi& Tapas        Dairy      ???                                                  
Cafe Vert              Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
Newtime Catering                      Meat      ???           ???                                          Takeout/Shabbos Meals

Aventura/North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
B&H Pizza              Dairy     $         Yes                                                
Fresko Dairy     $$$                                                          
China Bistro                      Meat      $$$              No                                             
Foozo    Dairy     $      Yes                                               
Fuego                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Grill Time                        Meat      ???      Yes                                                     
Mozart Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Holy Bagel              Parve/Dairy      ???      Yes                                               
Soho Asian Grill        Meat      ???                                                  
Mozart Cafe              Dairy      $$      Yes                                               
The Frieze              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                               
Grand Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ???      Yes                                             Stirling Road- Hollywood, Israeli breakfast joint 


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

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), Kid Friendly, $$.
Levy's, Kid Friendly, $$.
L'chaim Asian Cuisine & Steakhouse, Kid Friendly, $.
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.

« Last edited by jj1000 on January 08, 2018, 08:50:02 AM »

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #6825 on: January 10, 2018, 03:45:24 PM »
can easily make things Bishul Yisrael on Shabbos. Anyone who certifies plants which require Bishul Yisrael has a system in place.
A plant and a restaurant are completely different ballgames, no?
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« Reply #6826 on: January 10, 2018, 03:51:27 PM »
can easily make things Bishul Yisrael on Shabbos. Anyone who certifies plants which require Bishul Yisrael has a system in place.
A plant and a restaurant are completely different ballgames, no?
A restaurant is technically doable by having does lit from before but not easy
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« Reply #6827 on: January 10, 2018, 06:34:28 PM »
A plant and a restaurant are completely different ballgames, no?
yes but Bishul Yisrael can be achieved fairly easily if wanted at restaurants too. (Especially with pilots) Any reputable hashgacha will have back up Bishul Yisrael protocols in place anyway. I specifically asked one of the "hashgachos" who certify vegan restaurants and does not do Bishul Yisrael, why they don't do it. His response, "it's not necessary in a restaurant and none of the items are oleh Al shulchan melachim"

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« Reply #6828 on: January 10, 2018, 11:06:28 PM »
friend wants to stay in bal harbour, something a drop cheaper than st regis, points preferred ritz seems to be unavailable for his dates.

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« Reply #6829 on: January 10, 2018, 11:17:59 PM »
friend wants to stay in bal harbour, something a drop cheaper than st regis, points preferred ritz seems to be unavailable for his dates.

Any ideas?
grand beach using CSR

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grand beach using CSR
thanks, is it nice?
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thanks, is it nice?
never stayed there personally but that is your next best option. Nothing else left in bal harbour that is better than that and cheaper than st Regis

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never stayed there personally but that is your next best option. Nothing else left in bal harbour that is better than that and cheaper than st Regis
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How can they make things bishul yisroel on shabbos?
Perhaps the food is not as fresh as you imagine.

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Is it worth Ubering or rather rent a car?
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Is it worth Ubering or rather rent a car?
I'll be staying in Miami Beach for 5 days traveling at least 2 times a day to North / Aventura / Bal Harbour area.
Last time I was in Miami (in december) I found uber to not be as cheap as it used to be

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Does anyone have a good place to rent a boat in Miami/Aventura area?

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« Reply #6839 on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:21 PM »
What's the best bakery for breakfast now that Zak has gone meaty on us?