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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
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
Miami Beach’s Chocolate Dairy     $$$                                                          
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. 
Asi’s Grill                      Meat      ???           ???                                           
Kikar Tel Aviv                      Meat      ???           ???                                          Shabbos Meals

Bal Harbor/ Surfside
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
Cine Cite Cafe Dairy     $$$                                                          
Harbor Grill                      Meat      $$$              No                                             
Serendipity Yogurt Cafe    Dairy Not CY      $      Yes                                               
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
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. 4/5), $$.
Mozart Cafe (Dairy. 4/5. Nice outdoor area too)
Jon's Place (pizza), Kid Friendly, $.
Pita N Go http://www.pitangoboca.com/ 4.5/5
Boca Kosher Bagel (Dairy 4/5)
Boca Grill http://www.kosherbocagrill.com/
Century Grill (Meat 4/5) http://centurygrill.weebly.com/
Menchies (Dairy. 5/5. Incredible non C'Y frozen yogurt)
Orchid's Garden Chinese (Meat 4/5)
Butcher Block Grill (Meat 4/5), $$$.
Keter Bakery (East Boca)
Ditmas

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

2. 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.)

3. 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.

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

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

6. 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: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #7530 on: March 07, 2018, 08:15:59 PM »
I think you can just walk in and get a table as it’s quieter down there now between the post-Purim exodus and the pre-Pesach arrivals. I was in Miami last week and even around Purim did not seem that busy.
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« Reply #7531 on: March 07, 2018, 09:24:44 PM »
Yup, much calmer now.

are they still featuring Basha's special dessert menu?

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« Reply #7532 on: March 08, 2018, 06:53:11 PM »
Spent 18,500 x 2 Delta points for 2 way PM flights from FLL to NYC on 3/25.  I have until midnight tonight to cancel, but so far nothing is cheaper. If you were me would you take the gamble that it gets cheaper or just take the loss and move on?
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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #7533 on: March 08, 2018, 07:25:51 PM »
Spent 18,500 x 2 Delta points for 2 way PM flights from Miami to NYC on 3/25.  I have until midnight tonight to cancel, but so far nothing is cheaper. If you were me would you take the gamble that it gets cheaper or just take the loss and move on?
Take a look and see how many seats are still available on that flight, which may indicate which direction the price may go. Otherwise, I would keep the tix, thinking that the price is more likely to go up than down.
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« Reply #7534 on: March 08, 2018, 07:53:27 PM »
Take a look and see how many seats are still available on that flight, which may indicate which direction the price may go. Otherwise, I would keep the tix, thinking that the price is more likely to go up than down.

Yup. Been tracking flights for about a month for that day...something must be going on on 3/25

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« Reply #7535 on: March 09, 2018, 08:57:20 AM »
are they still featuring Basha's special dessert menu?
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« Reply #7536 on: March 09, 2018, 09:25:30 AM »
Yup. Been tracking flights for about a month for that day...something must be going on on 3/25

Cash flight on DL is $168 for that day. I don't think less than 1c pp is a good value, even for SkyPesos these days.

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« Reply #7537 on: March 09, 2018, 09:32:04 AM »
Cash flight on DL is $168 for that day. I don't think less than 1c pp is a good value, even for SkyPesos these days.

The only for AM flights. PM flights that day start at $324 with DL and $256 with B6.
I even tried using ITA to find hidden city - and nada.

I was able to convince the Delta rep to cancel and rebook at the same redemption so that I have another 24 hours to cancel

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Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #7538 on: March 10, 2018, 10:16:54 PM »
I have 2 hilton free weekend night certificates that I want to use.  Any good options in Miami?  Must be walking distance to Kosher food.

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« Reply #7539 on: March 11, 2018, 08:07:20 AM »
I have 2 hilton free weekend night certificates that I want to use.  Any good options in Miami?  Must be walking distance to Kosher food.

Would sell them and book a different hotel

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« Reply #7540 on: March 12, 2018, 06:35:51 AM »
Thanks paying 24 bucks for 3 days makes me alot calmer than 45 a day

Whats the name of the parking garage?

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Miami Beach parking garage
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Make sure not to park in a “two hour only” spot

Lot across the street is also free for overnight although somewhat deserted. 

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Yup. Been tracking flights for about a month for that day...something must be going on on 3/25
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Any hotels in either sunny isles area south beach or bal harbour with a hot tub in the room?
I see the W in fort lauderdale has , but its far from most restaurants.
Willing to spend up to $650 a night.
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« Reply #7544 on: March 15, 2018, 01:47:56 PM »
Any hotels in either sunny isles area south beach or bal harbour with a hot tub in the room?
I see the W in fort lauderdale has , but its far from most restaurants.
Willing to spend up to $650 a night.
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