Topic Wiki

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

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/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 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 / Bay Harbor
Name                               Style   Price    Kid Friendly?RecommendationsNotesCertificationOnline Ordering
Cine Cite Cafe Dairy  $$YesClick HereCholov Yisroel / Pas YisroelOKUberEats
Nona Pizza And Bakery (New 2019) Dairy  $$???Cholov Yisroel / Pas Yisroel??????
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   $$???                                  KMUberEats/GrubHub/Eat24
Chez Rene Et Gabin Bal Harbour Meat $$Yes                                 KMUberEats
Meat Bar (New 2019) Meat ??????                                 ??????
Surf-n-sides Meat $$                                 MDKComing Soon
Mesa Bal Harbour        Meat/Sushi   $$$No                                  OKPickup only
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
BON Chocolatier Bay Harbor Parve $$???Click HereVegan Chocolate BoutiqueKMPickUp Only

Shabbos Meals in Bal Harbour/Surfside
  • Kosher Kingdom Takeout (15 drive)
  • KosherLand Takeout (free hotplate)
  • Esti Englander - Pickup in NMB (305) 502-4611
  • Backyard BBQ Friday Night Meal Service
  • Kosh Friday Night Meal Service
  • Mesa Friday Night Meal Service
  • Chez Rene 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
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


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

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


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.

« Last edited by Zevi16 on August 26, 2019, 02:03:19 PM »

Author Topic: South Florida Master Thread  (Read 852644 times)

Offline shaulyaakov

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 1603
  • Total likes: 115
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9585 on: July 02, 2019, 04:38:08 PM »
The hechsher is generally not accepted, nothing to do with CY from what I understand
Everyone eats at the Dunkin on 41st, same hechsher.

Offline mochjas

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 7199
  • Total likes: 442
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 55
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium Elite
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9586 on: July 02, 2019, 04:52:00 PM »
Everyone eats at the Dunkin on 41st, same hechsher.
No everyone does not, and just because they do doesnt make it right

Offline stooges44

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 4912
  • Total likes: 597
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 248
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9587 on: July 02, 2019, 04:56:14 PM »
No everyone does not, and just because they do doesnt make it right

Cue the break-off and moving to js, this just blew up.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

Offline shaulyaakov

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 1603
  • Total likes: 115
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9588 on: July 02, 2019, 04:59:14 PM »
I should have said many people. I have asked around and don't see any evidence the hechsher is bad.

From the description of the kasharus at ZTB, it's mashgiach tmidi who checks all vegetables etc...

Offline shmuels2

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 166
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: South Florida
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9589 on: July 02, 2019, 05:37:42 PM »

I wish other kosher places focused on high quality coffee as Zack does.


He serves panther coffee, right?

Offline Miami

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2017
  • Posts: 37
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9590 on: July 02, 2019, 07:08:29 PM »
Everyone eats at the Dunkin on 41st, same hechsher.
When they changed to that hechsher i asked rhe mashgiach from the old hechsher what happened. He told me he was told bot to have his name on the ztire because they are open on shabbos, but nothing changed about the level of kashrus

Offline jj1000

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 10778
  • Total likes: 981
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8015
    • View Profile
  • Location: The value of a forum such as this one is not in that one can post a question and receive an answer, but in that the question has most likely been asked before, and the answer is available to him that will but only use the search function.
  • Programs: 1. Search on google. 2. Search in the right board of DDF with a general word or two. 3. Read the wiki. 4. Read the thread. 5. Ask away.
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9591 on: July 02, 2019, 09:15:04 PM »
From what I heard (from the Mia - cle connection) there were days that Zak didn't get cy butter deliveries and butter is a major part of his pastries and it's why he dropped it.

I see Zak a lot and keep forgetting to ask him if he can find a way to keep the Cafe cy.


Butter lasts for months, find it hard to believe he couldn't work that out.

I heard that too, but I assumed he just didn't need the cy clientele and wasn't worth the extra work to have a cy standard.

See my 5 step program to your left <--

(Real signature under my location)

Offline Josef.koney

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1802
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9592 on: July 02, 2019, 10:11:21 PM »
Anyone know of a beach that's sorta private (that me and my wife could chill by)

Offline Josef.koney

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 1802
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9593 on: July 02, 2019, 10:11:53 PM »
Also, a friend's apartment is gonna be open for the next few months. If anyone wants to rent, lmk

Offline chevron

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 1324
  • Total likes: 107
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9594 on: July 02, 2019, 10:50:47 PM »
Zak's not open Shabbat

Offline YesThatsMe

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: May 2017
  • Posts: 400
  • Total likes: 59
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9595 on: July 19, 2019, 07:59:43 AM »
Looking to rent a villa/house with a pool in Eastern Shores (NMB) for a week in August. Would like to deal with the owner directly (no brokers). Please PM!

Offline mgoldhammer18

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2016
  • Posts: 672
  • Total likes: 11
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
  • Location: Queens, NY
  • Programs: American Airlines, Citi thank you, British Avios, Hilton, SPG, AMEX Platinum, Jetblue
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9596 on: July 19, 2019, 08:04:54 AM »
Anyone know of a beach that's sorta private (that me and my wife could chill by)

How far are you willing to drive?  If you are willing to drive to Islamorada, then you can find tons of private beaches

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5368
  • Total likes: 107
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9597 on: July 19, 2019, 11:50:28 AM »
I should have said many people. I have asked around and don't see any evidence the hechsher is bad.

From the description of the kasharus at ZTB, it's mashgiach tmidi who checks all vegetables etc...
I have seen this comment many times..... I am not your LOR but logic dictates, that one would need evidence that the hechsher is good, not just "no evidence that it is bad". Especially in todays kashrus environment.

Offline sholom35

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2018
  • Posts: 20
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: lakewood nj
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9598 on: July 19, 2019, 12:45:46 PM »
How far are you willing to drive?  If you are willing to drive to Islamorada, then you can find tons of private beaches
The beaches down there are not good

Offline shaulyaakov

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 1603
  • Total likes: 115
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: South Florida Master Thread
« Reply #9599 on: July 19, 2019, 12:56:24 PM »
I have seen this comment many times..... I am not your LOR but logic dictates, that one would need evidence that the hechsher is good, not just "no evidence that it is bad". Especially in todays kashrus environment.
If a place is supervised by a Halachicly observant Jew, the presumption is on a chezkas kasharus, not the other way around...