3585 NE 207th St., Aventura
Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse chef/owner Sruli "Izzy" Eidelman recently opened his third location — and the first in Florida — in Aventura. In 2015, Eidelman opened a kosher barbecue restaurant in New York City, offering high-quality, slow-cooked meats (sans pork) to the city's meat-loving masses. Described as Texas-style with a Brooklyn-Jewish twist, the menu is 100 percent kosher, but any meat lover can appreciate Eidelman's star menu item, an 18-hour smoked brisket seasoned with salt, pepper, and a touch of paprika. Izzy's serves top-quality meats smoked on the premises in an all-wood smoker and finished on a live-fire, wood-oven pit, with the finished product sold by the half-pound or as part of rice-based bowls, tacos, atop nachos, or part of super-sized sandwiches. The menu also includes beef ribs, turkey, and chicken — but, as you might expect — no pork. You won’t miss it with specialties like the house dino beef short ribs, a two-week brined and smoked pastrami, smoked lamb ribs, or the popular fried, smoked chicken sandwich topped with the house hot sauce and a zippy horseradish mayo.