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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's 1st trip to Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=63986.0
@Yehuda Miami Weekend Getaway at SRBH https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100169.0
@Alexsei Surfside 2018 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1896122#msg1896122
@Alexsei Surfside/Bay Harbor 2019 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg2055841#msg2055841
@jj1000 ideal foodie oriented day in Miami based on what I've had/done so far https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1387809;topicseen#msg1387809
@BOOKY trip report for Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1062268;topicseen#msg1062268
@jack Short trip report https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg745120;topicseen#msg745120
@Chachem Balaileh South Florida mini trip report https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg726747;topicseen#msg726747
@dealfinder85 somewhat of a TR https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1059208#msg1059208
@JayR 3 Days In Florida https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50450.msg1088383#msg1088383
@AJK Labor Day Hop https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55342.0
@twentie4hrs Miami Beach for a Relaxing 4 days (Including Shabbos) https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59239.0
@srulky Mini TR for quick 3 day/2 night Jaunt down to Ft. Lauderdale/Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1354473#msg1354473
@Adam101 Chanukka '15 trip MIA & BNA https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59271.0
@mgoldhammer18 A different kind of trip to Miami beach https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=61518.0
@shnoz Quick TR from N Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg790875;topicseen#msg790875
@Amusch low-key low-cost trip https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1413855;topicseen#msg1413855
@joe999 4 Days in Miami https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg1201938#msg1201938
@mochjas Saturday Night @Meat Bar (Surfside) Sunday Night at SOHO https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg2184097#msg2184097

Hotels

41st and Collins Area
Four Points (Shabbos friendly)
Lexington
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Grand Beach
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Fontainebleau
Eden Roc
Alexander
Confidante (Hyatt)
The Cadillac (Marriott)

Bal Harbour/Surfside/Bay harbor - Walking Distance To Shul
hotels in walking distance to shul:

Surfside:
Residence Inn by Marriott $$ (confirmed shabbos friendly)
Four Seasons $$$ Ocean front hotel
Sun Harbour Boutique Hotel $$
Grand Beach Surfside $$ Ocean front hotel
Grand Beach Surfside West $$

Bal Harbour:
St Regis $$$ Ocean front hotel
Ritz Carlton $$$ Ocean front hotel
Bal Harbour Quarzo $$ inter-coastal front hotel
Sea View $$ Ocean front hotel

Bay Harbour:
Grand beach Bay Harbour $$ inter-coastal front hotel
TRYP by Wyhndam $
The Landon $

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
Hyatt Place
Hyatt House

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 

map with kosher restaurants under Kosher Miami
http://koshermiami.org/
41st and Collins Area
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
Miami Beach’s Chocolate Dairy  $$$                                                          
Lenny’s Pizza                      Dairy      $      Yes                                             Multipule Locations   
Asi’s Grill (CLOSED)                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
Carlos & Gabby's                      Meat      $      Yes                                                     
Grill House                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
MONTEFIORE CAFE              Dairy      ??      Yes                                               
17 Restaurant & Sushi Bar        Dairy      $$$                                                  
Tasti Cafe              Dairy Not CY      ??      Yes                                               
Bagel Time              Dairy      $      Yes                                             off 41st street, on Alton Rd. 
Florida Grill                      Meat      ??           ??                                           
Kikar Tel Aviv                      Meat      ??           ??                                          Shabbos Meals



Bal Harbor / Surfside / Bay Harbor
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Cine Cite Cafe Dairy  $$YesClick HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelOKUberEats
Foozo Artisan Pizza Dairy  $YesCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelKMChowNow
Cafe Vert              Dairy   $$Yes Click HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelOKEat24
Rustiko Dairy  $$Could Work Click Here   KMChowNow
26 Sushi& Tapas        Dairy   $$$YesClick Here   KMUberEats
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe    Dairy  $YesClick Here    KMUberEats
Yossi's Out Of Home Pizza Dairy  $YesClick HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelTheShulCall/WA (786) 352-1913
Rachel's Baked Goods & Dips Parve  $YesClick HereFree Delivery??Call/Text (786) 447-9809
Harbor Grill                      Meat   $$$No                                   KM??
Harbor Bistro                      Meat   $$$NoClick Here    KMEat24 pickup Only
Kosh                  Meat   $$$NoClick Here    KM??
Chai Wok                  Meat   $$YesClick Here    KMUberEats/GrubHub/ChowNow/Eat24
The Backyard BBQ & Brew                      Meat   $$$Yes Click Here   KM??
The Carrot                      Meat   $$??                                  KMUberEats/GrubHub/Eat24
King David Cuisine Meat ??Yes                                 KM
Meat Bar (Bay Harbor) (New 2019) Meat ????                                 KMUberEats
Street Kitchen (New 2019) Meat ????                                 KM??
Surf-n-sides Meat $$                                 MDKComing Soon
Rolling Pin Bakery              Parve   $Yes                                  StarK??
Kosherland+Maven baker Grocery bakery and deli??Yes                               Shabbos Packages+Free Hot PlateKMDeli Has online ordering
Newtime Catering Meat   ????                               Takeout/Shabbos MealsKM
Miami Beach Chocolates Surfside Parve/dairy $$??KM
BON Chocolatier Bay Harbor Parve $$??Click HereVegan Chocolate BoutiqueKMPickUp Only

Shabbos Meals in Bal Harbour/Surfside
  • Kosher Kingdom Takeout (15 drive)
  • KosherLand Takeout (was bought by The Grove and now has a massive shabbos selection as well as prepared foods all week long. no more hot plates as far as I know. jj)
  • Esti Englander - Pickup in NMB (305) 502-4611
  • Backyard BBQ Friday Night Meal Service
  • Kosh Friday Night Meal Service
  • Meat Bar (Bay harbor) Friday Night Meal Service
  • For Shabbat day people usually eat in the SHUL

Shabbos Friendly Hotels in Bal Harbour/Surfside
  • Residence Inn Surfside

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


Boca Raton
Name StylePrice    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Mozart CafeDairy. 4/5$$??     Nice outdoor area tooORB??
Jon's Place (pizza)Dairy$Yes     ---??
Pita N GoDairy 4.5/5????     They currently have a unreliable hechsher according to R Goldberg of BRS/ORB????
BOCA BAGEL FACTORY CAFEDairy 4/5????     ORB??
MenchiesDairy 5/5????Incredible non C'Y frozen yogurt????
AsiaMeat. 4/5$$??     ORB??
Boca GrillMeat????     ORB??
Century GrillMeat 4/5????     ORB??
Orchid's Garden ChineseMeat 4/5????     ????
Butcher Block GrillMeat 4/5$$$??     ORB??
Ditmas Kitchen BocaMeat&Sushi????     ORB??

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

Hollywood
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Cafe Noir (open till 2 AM), Kid Friendly, $$.
HBK Burger , $$
Levy's, Kid Friendly, $$. - CLOSED - MOVED TO AVENTURA
L'chaim Asian Cuisine & Steakhouse, Kid Friendly, $.
Sara's Pizza
Lenny's Pizza
Grand Cafe (not CY)
Pita Plus


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


Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Emunah (next door to chabad)



Supermarkets

41st and Collins Area
Kastner's Market
Kosher Price Market - 460 West 41st St. (305) 763-8524
YES Market

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


Aventura
Sara's Tent -Aventura
Kosher Kingdom - Aventura
Winn Dixie - 20417 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura

Hollywood
Kosher Central
Aroma Market
Grove - Hollywood
Sylvia's


Fort Lauderdale


Boca
Grove - 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
Aroma Boca
Glicks

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. Backyard BBQ (New chef in mid 2017 totally new menu): Burnt ends, 2nd cut brisket, Dinosaur Rib, BBQ Sundae, BBQ Burger.

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. Miso Bass is incredible as well.

3. Harbour Bistro, new menus in early 2018: Chicken and waffles just perfect, duck a l'orange pot stickers, millionaire ramen, lamb shank, charcuterie platter if that's your thing... Also serving brunch, Chicken and waffles again, eggs Benedict with bacon on top,

4. Fuego: Flatbreads are a must, then the back ribs, pastrami egg rolls, smores dessert, perfect date drink are good. (Update March 2017, the app chef and bbq chef isn't there anymore and the quality has been spotty from recent reviews.)

5. Zak The Baker. Menu changes too often to recommend stuff. Not Cholov Yisroel.

6. Kosh: Chocolate souffle and korean beef with extra sauce are good.

7. Rustiko: Spinach and Artichoke Dip, (Quinoa Salad is very good), (Pappardelle Mushroom if lunch), Mushrooms Panzerotti is an absolute must order only down side is it's a dinner only item. Oreo cheescake dessert but make sure it's fresh.

8. Harbour Grill: The Harbour Grill Filet or TheKing Reserve steaks are great. Supreme Burger is very good as well.

9. Pizza type options:

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

Jerusalem Pizza: Best plain pie, get it fresh in store, coated fries good as well.

Lenny's pizza: Gan Eden Pie.

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 now also in Surfside!


#2020 Restaurants with outdoor seating

Soho - large semi enclosed patio, perfect for a rainy day

Fuego - large semi sheltered area outside the restaurant, indoors area has a new $20k air filtration system

Mozart Sunny isles -  large semi sheltered area outside the restaurant

Foozo - streetside tables

Zak The Baker -  streetside tables

Cine Cita, Backyard BBQ, Street Kitchen, 26, Kosh - streetside tables on Harding Ave 

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5820 on: January 17, 2017, 07:50:40 AM »
How'd u find that? Are there manual doors on the front and back of the building?
it was a long time ago but in that tower there were regular doors to go out from.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5821 on: January 17, 2017, 08:38:38 AM »
it was a long time ago but in that tower there were regular doors to go out from.

Ok thank you very much! I'm not sure how I would go about finding such an apartment/I would prefer to book through the Chase Ur portal (or transferring them or spg points to another facility) so if anyone has any other suggestions for a higher class hotel than the four points (stayed there last year and they were great about shabbos but the place is pretty dumpy IMO) I would greatly appreciate it!

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« Reply #5822 on: January 17, 2017, 08:50:00 AM »
Ok thank you very much! I'm not sure how I would go about finding such an apartment/I would prefer to book through the Chase Ur portal (or transferring them or spg points to another facility) so if anyone has any other suggestions for a higher class hotel than the four points (stayed there last year and they were great about shabbos but the place is pretty dumpy IMO) I would greatly appreciate it!
the grand beach hotel might be a option for you. check up thread

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5823 on: January 17, 2017, 08:54:40 AM »
bump on ZTB deli reviews

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5824 on: January 17, 2017, 08:58:51 AM »
bump on ZTB deli reviews

you ca go, its crowded and not the full menu.. for locals id say wait till it opens, visitors might as well try with an open mind

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5825 on: January 17, 2017, 03:55:02 PM »
looking for a house with a pool to rent in west boca for mid feburary

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5826 on: January 17, 2017, 08:44:46 PM »
Anyone stay recently at the Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour?
How does it compare to the St Regis Bal Harbour?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5827 on: January 17, 2017, 09:47:35 PM »
Looking for a nice house to rent with a private heated pool. miami beach, N miami beach or anywhere else near babysitting. 1/29- 2/1

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« Reply #5828 on: January 17, 2017, 09:49:37 PM »
Anyone have any leads or links for last minute decent deals at the Fountainbleu Miami Beach or vicinity for Yeshiva Break Jan 21 - 25th?

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« Reply #5829 on: January 17, 2017, 11:50:54 PM »
Looking to rent a place with a pool from Feb 2-6. Not seeing anything on floridakoshervillas, reserve kosher is impossible as most places don't include availability with their listings, so I sent out a million separate emails.. and I'm guessing there is no availability for any of them. If anyone knows of a place available for those dates, PM me please
http://www.northmiamirental.com/reserve_home_8.html
This house has availability from Jan 29 until the fifth close to what you wanted (minus the last day). This house is rented by Mendy Rosenberg I stayed here twice it's a large house recently renovated on 11th avenue it has four bedrooms. If you need his contact info I can dig it up.

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5830 on: January 18, 2017, 02:17:40 AM »
Westin Ft Lauderdale Resort or Surfside Residence Inn by Marriott? Seems to be about the same amount of points. I am attracted by the full ocean view st the Westin but want to hear more about the Marriott as I'd love to be in Miami.

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« Reply #5831 on: January 18, 2017, 01:23:10 PM »
For you folks looking for a place in Miami or Boca I saw some ads in the Hamodia daily. Check it out.
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5832 on: January 18, 2017, 03:57:16 PM »
can you park near the beach on Fort Lauderdale and Miami?
How do you deal with parking when there?

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5833 on: January 18, 2017, 04:05:42 PM »
YESHIVA WEEK RULES : this is Not only for Miami , but can be applied anywhere , this is not meant to offend anyone but to respect the locals who Live here all year ,

1. Welcome to Miami. We are happy to have you. Please remember you are a Guest in our community & we work hard to maintain a clean,respectful community & hope you do the same

2. Double parking is illegal in Florida & leads to 41st St being backed up to the 195.,Miami beach police are heavily enforcing this & will tow you in seconds

3. DO NOT PARK IN HANDICAPPED PARKING UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID HANDICAPPED PLACARD.-This is NOT the "but I'm just picking up my to go order" . These spots are reserved for people who need them, we will call the police and have your rental towed.

4. We do NOT yell at wait staff or cashiers here. Thats obnoxious and a chillul Hashem. These people are our neighbors and a part of the overall community. They know our children by name, their likes and dislikes. And the staff of local establishments hate being treated like garbage because you are in a rush. Lack of planning on your part does NOT constitute an emergency on their part.

5. No, we are NOT SCARED OF ZIKA. We actually don't know anyone who had Zika. Do you?

6. There is NO stop sign on the corner of 41st St and Indian Creek in the turning lane. Keep going. You stopping backs traffic all the way up Collins Ave and prevents people who actually live there from getting to work and school.

7. Yes, we have yeshivas and shuls here throughout the year.& It doesnt matter how its done in your shul, as you are not in your shul right now.

8. Wrong way sign means ...... do not enter the parking lot this way!!! You may have to circle the block to get in the proper way, it'll only take a few minutes, so please go the correct way so you don't screw up the flow of traffic and block everyone else from entering and exiting

9. Saying 'Please' & 'Thank you' isnt chukas Hagoyim. you are allowed to be polite. really.

10. There is one line. I don't care if you 'just want to order pizza', you can wait, like everyone else.



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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #5834 on: January 18, 2017, 04:14:03 PM »
can you park near the beach on Fort Lauderdale and Miami?
How do you deal with parking when there?
Find a meter or public lot. There are available