It's 35º in New York and the birds are not the only ones heading south. Every winter break sunny Miami Beach gets thousands of snowbird tourists from around the globe, but especially New York. From Boro-Park to the Upper West Side and all the way up to Monsey, they all end up in Miami Beach. They double park, they don’t wait in lines and they still wear shorts. But the weather is not the only reason they head south. Try high fashion, good times, and new trend: Hot Dogs!!! Well, perhaps that's a bit of an overstatement, but it may not be for long.
Turning heads in the world of kosher cuisine is Miami Beach's House of Dog, and it only takes a short peek inside the restaurant to see why. It definitely does not look like a kosher restaurant from the outside, or the inside for that matter. “This takes kosher to a whole new level” says Zalmy Silver from Brooklyn, “where else can you listen to classic rock, eat a glatt kosher dog, and have a Russian Stout”. Decked out in retro-style Coca Cola memorabilia, swirling lights, and an antique hand-carved wooden throne, House Of Dog is not your average kosher restaurant.
They have about a dozen types of hot dogs and sausages including their house special ‘beer infused’ dog and their beef dog marinated in Jack Daniels Old No. 27 Whiskey. Also on the menu, burgers, belgian fries, deli sandwiches, wings, corn dogs, and more. "Oh, and we added several types of soy dogs for those vegetarians because they are people too," says Hershey Jakob, owner, builder, and designer of the establishment. A place like this was long awaited by many in this town, and who else to make it happen other than his partner, Miami Beach Restaurant guru, Baruch Sandhaus.
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Aside from the hot dogs, House Of Dog also carries over 50 hard to find craft beers like Delirium and He’brew. Goes great with the games they got on any time you want. And for those that aren't beer drinkers, they also carry over 50 flavored sodas. From the basics like orange and strawberry to the unique, peanut butter, lychee, or cotton candy. So if you haven’t been there yet put it on your must do list.
Check out reviews from our Great Kosher Restaurant Foodies Facebook Group:
My comments. • I had a ruben, fries, onion rings and cokes Fries. Excellent ***** Ruben very good. Increase size of hot dog to 12" Coke increase size of bottle onion rings. OK I think they were frozen Decor Excellent. Where did you get the covers screwed onto the tables. CLK