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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, @Yehuda 2


Hotels

41st and Collins Area
Four Points by Sheraton (category 5) (Shabbos friendly)
Lexington
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn
Best Western Atlantic Beach Resort
Fontainebleau
Eden Roc
Alexander
Confidante (Hyatt)

Bal Harbour/Surfside
St Regis
Grand Beach
Residence Inn by Marriott
Ritz
Grand Beach West

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 


41st and Collins Area
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotes
Miami Beachís Chocolate Dairy     $$$                                                          
Lennyís Pizza                      Dairy      $      Yes                                             Multipule Locations   
Asiís 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. 
Asiís 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     $      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 #8775 on: January 11, 2019, 11:58:34 AM »
Haven't stayed at any. I heard good things about grand beach bay harbour. They have a shuttle back and forth to the beach fwiu.
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Stayed about 8 months ago, it was great. Just sent someone there 2 weeks ago, they were very happy.
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Don't live there, live in nmb.

Have a wine dinner January 23. Still have room.
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Whatís this supposed to mean

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Whatís this supposed to mean
what donít you understand?

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what donít you understand?
Why did the city make you remove them?

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The Jan 23rd dinner is with Dalton winery. Alex Haruni of Dalton will be sharing his wines 8 new releases

Plus Library wines.

Food Menu
Cured Smoked salmon kebab
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Salad
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Soup- please choose-creamy broccoli / potato leek/ French onion

Sorbet pallet cleanser

Medium rare wet aged steak served with roasted root vegetable medley
Carrots potato beets

Pepper crusted tuna steak tiled with tropical salsa
On a crostini

Desert
Tiramisu

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The Jan 23rd dinner is with Dalton winery. Alex Haruni of Dalton will be sharing his wines 8 new releases

Plus Library wines.

Food Menu
Cured Smoked salmon kebab
Over beet slaw

Salad
Arugula, portabella mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, purple onion topped with bacon shavings

Soup- please choose-creamy broccoli / potato leek/ French onion

Sorbet pallet cleanser

Medium rare wet aged steak served with roasted root vegetable medley
Carrots potato beets

Pepper crusted tuna steak tiled with tropical salsa
On a crostini

Desert
Tiramisu

Sit down dinner with waiter service, awesome rooftop venue

We are going out on limb and doing lubavitch shechita, it was better quality and we had requests.
Neighborhood and cost?

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Any Dairy places in Surfside open past 12 tonight?

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Neighborhood and cost?

Nmb $100 pp

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Any Dairy places in Surfside open past 12 tonight?
Doubtful. NoMa used to be, in Aventura.
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Doubtful. NoMa used to be, in Aventura.
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Doubtful. NoMa used to be, in Aventura.
Anywhere to grab a coffee and small bite before 12, or only expensive Cafe's?

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Any good places to eat out that don't break the bank?

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Anywhere to grab a coffee and small bite before 12, or only expensive Cafe's?
Is cafe vert expensive? I think they have bagels and stuff too.
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