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Jun 8, 2014 02:40 PM

Anything new and exciting in South Florida?

Have to go to Miami Metro area this week, any new restaurants or notable suggestions? Hollywood and Boca are also ok.


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  1. Download "Kosher Near Me" and "Kosher GPS" to your will see all the listings and can verify hechksher by calling.
    In Boca there's "House of Dog" for meat, and Mozart Cafe is always a sure winner(they're under new management and have a great menu and a fabulous wait staff).
    Hollywood :"Levy's on Sheridan is my go-to for fallafel.

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    1. re: goldZ

      If I recall, Kosher Restaurants GPS is the app that won't feature all restaurants - it only features those that have hechshers approved by the app creator himself. So if you're more machmir, you'll be fine using that app.

      I would recommend RustyBrick's Kosher app for iOS, btw. It's a paid app but it's a good one.

      Re: restaurants:
      In Hollywood, I second Mozart (they have great thin crust pizza), but I also would say I recommend Sara's due to the number of options - there are at least 200 things on the menu. The only catch: they have notoriously bad and slowish service. Still, I hope they stay in business. Best calzones ever.

      I don't know if it's worth the schlep from Miami to Boca. That's quite a far ride. Even Miami to Boca isn't so close... I barely did it when living in Hollywood for 17 years (and I think I've been to Boca maybe three times in my entire life).

      1. re: tamarw

        Saras is still in business? I thought they closed...

        1. re: seikoloco

          Sara's is still open in Hollywood. The ones on 123rd and 163rd closed years ago though. The service issue was only at the Hollywood location though...

          Still, great food, albeit you'll be waiting.

          1. re: tamarw

            I wouldn' t say that. The service wasn't good at the other stores either towards the end. I think that was their biggest problem.

      2. re: goldZ

        I really hope that "House of Dog" features hotdogs. Otherwise, that doesn't sound very kosher.

        1. re: goldZ

          Ate at fuego by mana today. It was fabulous. The empanadas were amaZing as was the pulled brisket. I want to go back tomorrow and try more of the menu!

        2. Darbsters. Locations in west palm and boca

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          1. re: meateater

            Do they (Darbsters) have kosher supervision? I could not locate it on their site.


            1. re: seikoloco

              It seems odd that on their menu they list both kosher and non-kosher wines with notations specifying which are the kosher wines. To me personally, if a place serves non-kosher wine, that means they are not kosher

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                1. re: meateater

                  How does he certify a place that sells treif wine and cocktails?

                  1. re: Beaconstreet

                    There is a very long history of 'kosher' establishments that were under supervision being allowed to sell non-kosher wine and cocktails.

                    #1 Grossingers
                    #2 Concord
                    #3 Kutschers
                    #4 Lou G. Siegel

                    These are 4 old time/long time kosher NY establishments that followed this practice. It may not meet current standards, but was the norm for years.

                    The supervising rabbis considered these items as 'cold' and had leniencies. Wine has not been used for idol worship in thousands of years and this was the "NEW WORLD" Barware tended to be washed in separate facilities than the dinnerware, flatware and table glassware.

                    First and second generation post Russian Pogrom (1881) immigrants to the US had a far more relaxed kosher standard than the post Hungarian Revolution (1956) or Chassidic immigrants.

                    As a whole, Kashrut has moved far to the right in the USA in the past 30 years.
                    Until then, most kosher meat was bought from the kosher butcher and then the housewife decided whether or not to soak and salt (or ask the butcher to do so). NOW it is done at the huge slaughterhouses as local kosher slaughter is virtually a thing of the past.

                    Glatt was NOT the kosher standard back then. Now the major supervising agencies won't supervise stam kosher meat.

                    Under R. Moshe Feinstein's psak, government inspected milk was fine, CY was restricted to the few chassidim.

                    1. re: Beaconstreet

                      I emailed him 3 days ago asking this question. No reply yet.

                      1. re: tamarw

                        I know at least one other place where the hashgacha says the bar is not covered. You may not accept it yourself, but I don't know why it's so hard to understand the concept.

                        1. re: avitrek

                          I have no preference. Just wanted to understand IKC's stance.

              2. Has anyone been to chop steak hours in sunny isles?

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                1. re: pitagirl

                  are you spelling this correctly? I googled it and could not find it.

                  1. re: kosherfoodie1226

                    found it on great kosher restaurants under a slightly different name, sorry

                2. I had Mexico bravo last night. Very good and from what I hear pretty authentic. Had China bistros tonight, I love that place

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                  1. re: pitagirl

                    I love China Bistro too. They make great paella. It has much too long since I had Mexico Bravo' s food.