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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

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


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 #7440 on: February 15, 2018, 07:07:32 PM »
Quick: anyone want a reservation for 3 at Backyatd bbq for tonite @815. Pm me asap.

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Quick: anyone want a reservation for 3 at Backyatd bbq for tonite @815. Pm me asap.
You can keep it... i had a res yesterday but that still didn't land me a table
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You can keep it... i had a res yesterday but that still didn't land me a table
+1 @ Backyard BBQ reservations means nothing.

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Alright thanks. Maybe next year. Too tired to travel, stayed local at Asia.

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Any eatery open now? Just arrived and wanna grab something

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« Reply #7445 on: February 16, 2018, 09:51:00 AM »
+1 @ Backyard BBQ reservations means nothing.
I tried making reservation Wednesday and the site was down. I called the place and left a message, and then realized that I could book directly on Yelp.
We went and the food was truly out of this world!
The service was great, and Mendel kept on coming out to make sure we were happy. I thought that was a great personal touch.
The best part is that I got a callback from Mendel the next day in regards to my voicemail, that he knows about the problem with the website. He inherited a messy website from the previous management and he's working hard to fix it but it takes time.
He sounded really eager to please and genuinely wants his customers to have a great time.
He said that even without reservations, the place was jammed to the rafters, which was true!
Just goes to prove how great that place is!


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Which shul is the closest to the turnberry for Shabbos?

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Which shul is the closest to the turnberry for Shabbos?
I don't know but find that the Kosher GPS App is really great for finding the closest shuls and kosher restaurants.
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+1 @ Backyard BBQ reservations means nothing.
I have heard that from a few people. Wonder if Mendel is aware that this seems to be a recurring issue. He seems to be a stand up guy from the few interactions I have had with him so I hope he would want to address it.

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Any good kosher ice cream place around the st Regis? Walking distance

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Mimosa vs. Prime 41 for Friday night?
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Any good kosher ice cream place around the st Regis? Walking distance
The carrot has delicious smoothies
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« Reply #7454 on: February 19, 2018, 05:27:20 PM »
My Surfside TR/Ratings (not really gonna give scores, feel free to ask for details that interests you):

Transportation:
Glad i didn't rent a car ride sharing was cheap and a breeze lyft was always cheaper, when there was surge pricing I just kept on trying after 5 minutes it was back to normal (and then right away back to surge...)
Average Paid per mile: $1.60

Lodging:
Marriott Residence Inn Surfside
Average nightly rate after all taxes and fees $228.75
Great location, brand new hotel, extremely nice staff, beautiful suites with option to link several together, definitely good for large families obviously lacks ocean view and even just a plain balcony, or better a window we can open.... If I wouldn't of kept Kosher the free breakfast would definitely be a awesome benefit, still I would look for something with a porch/balcony next time.

Shul:
The Shul - Chabad of Bal harbour, very nice place, beautiful mikvah, coffee and snacks multiple minyunim shachris till like 11 lacks more options for mincha+marriv

26 SUSHI TAPAS
We ordered via Eat24 on arrival since we would otherwise arrive too late they dropped it off at hotel reception since we were not there yet, good sushi nothing compared to what i'm used to at yakimono, same with fries, Miso soup was delicious.
Average check $27.25

BACKYARD BBQ
Reservations means you'll still wait for a table, service wasn't the fastest it's overcrowded like crazy by 8pm they were out of most items on the smoker menu, I wanted to try the Dino ribs and Sous vide but they were out on both nights I tried, smoked brisket, lamb ribs were delicious, Pulled smoked beef was a little too sweet for me, chicken poppers are great nothing special, desserts we got Grandma Dot's lemon bar trifle & Smores de creme they were way too sweet too ;)
Average check: $52.33

Cafe Vert
Delicious breakfast, cannot compare to Delice LA but not disappointed at all, their smoothie machine was broken so limited drink options
Average Check: $24

The Carrot
Delicious healthy menu we had the BAKED CHICKEN BREAST & BARBECUE CHICKEN BREAST platters, huge salads, and mouth watering smoothies
Average check: $40

B&H Pizza Typical pizza store...
Average check: $21
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