Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Smitty's Grille Miramar, Florida

I've noticed and heard that some of you have been coming to this website to find information and a menu from Smitty's Grille, located on the corner of Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road in the Miramar Square Plaza. Not to deny you loyal readers the pleasure, I stopped by there on the way home last night to get just that.

Now I don't have a lot of input other than the interior looked pretty nice, the guy working there was friendly, and they had a nice sized TV with a World Cup game on. But I had left my two kids in the car, so I was in and out in under a minute. Here's the menu; this says it's the Take Out/Delivery Menu though it includes other things; you'll have to tell me if they have a different Dine In Menu. But this is a start. I'm going to have to stop sometime to eat. Take out, delivery, family deals, party buckets, catering--looks like my kind of place! Be sure to tell them where you got your information when you go or call. And... as Nick Burns says on Saturday Night Live, "By the way, you're welcome!"

Click if you want to see a particular page larger, and here is the full address and phone number.

Smitty's Grille
12328 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 432-6422

Update 4/15/2011: The menu below again is their takeout/delivery menu. If you want to see the menu on their site for dinner or dining in, it's a little different. For example, the beers they have available are there. Just use these pictures below as an idea of what you can expect.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Miramar Centre Corporate Park: Miramar, Florida

OK. I've taken a bunch of pictures of local retail stores in the area recently. But Miramar is also the home of some top notch corporations and businesses of all sizes that don't necessarily have a store front.

Just off of I-75 on Miramar Parkway on both the East and West sides are some awesome examples. You'll have to wait for the NBC and Carnival and USPS side for another night. The pictures you see below include the marquis names in Miramar Centre Corporate Park, which is on the southwestern corner of I-75 with Miramar Parkway, with its entrance from Dykes Road. If you're really tall, it's across from Home Depot in The Fountains of Miramar.

There are lots of offices besides the three below with their names on the buildings. If you're looking for office space, this location is super convenient and the buildings and property are spectacular. Click the link above for contact information, and let Donna know where you heard about the space.

I took this picture moving in traffic from Miramar Parkway. The building on the left is Humana and the one on the right is Principal Financial Group. There is another behind the Humana building highlighting the CBeyond tenant. Damn car driving on the other side got in my way!

3601 Southwest 160th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 239-6760

3401 Southwest 160th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
(305) 621-4222
These guys are a major employer here. I am pretty sure I applied for a job here at one time.

Principal Financial Group
3401 Southwest 160th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 392-0106

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Church: Miramar, Florida

I'm not Catholic, so correct me if I use any wrong terminology, but considering my Baptist upbringing, I'm pretty sure this will suffice. I took these pictures tonight of Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, which happens to be across the street from Miramar Regional Park, where I happened to be taking my son for swimming lessons. Since I was there around 7:10, you'll see from the mass schedule below that the parking lot was full and I was intruding on one. Sorry. Actually, Lo siento, considering it was a Spanish mass. So that's why the dude cursed me out in Spanish (just joking).

This is where you can find the church and how you can contact them, so now you can fax over you confessions. Sorry if that might be in bad taste.

Blessed John XXIII Roman Catholic Church
16800 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, Florida 33027
Landline: (954)392-5062
Fax: (954)392-5063

Parish Office Hours:
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Monday to Friday

Guys, sorry that this sign is sideways, but don't bother telling me. I already know. Turn your head or your computer because 1. I am using a computer that I have no idea where to rotate this thing; and 2. it builds character! I wont fix it! This schedule is posted right outside the church. The info below I got from their website, and it seems to be the same, just presented a little differently, so be sure to double-check everything before showing up and being disappointed.

8:00 AM - Mass(English)
5:00 PM - Vigil Mass(English)
7:00 PM - Vigil Mass(Spanish)
8:30 AM - Mass(English)
10:00 AM - Mass(English)
12:00 Noon - Mass(Spanish)
6:00 PM - Mass(English)
Monday to Saturday:
8:00 AM - Mass(English)
Tuesday: 7:00 PM - Mass(Spanish)
Thursday: 7:00 PM - Mass(English)

Confessions / Confesiones
Saturday Afternoon: 3:45 PM. to 4:45 PM. or call the Parish office (954)392-5062 for appointment.
RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults - Thursdays in English and Spanish at 7:00 PM.

Finally, here is a really nice history about John XXIII, who was Pope from 1958 to 1963. He was an Italian-born Pope. So if you are Catholic or are interested in joining the church, I'm pretty sure you'd be welcomed here. Let me know if you have further information you'd like to share about the church, masses, anything.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Publix Plaza Miramar Florida

I'm not sure it's called Publix Plaza, but since it's the biggest store and the one I visit the most, that's what I'm gonna call it. The people in this Publix expect to see me every Saturday with at least one kid, and if they don't, they send the search team. Cashiers hold their breath for me and my kids, hoping we choose another lane. LOL.

BTW, if you see the Boy Scouts out front selling their "Go To Camp" coupons for $5, buy a few. One end of that coupon is a $5 off a $50 purchase at Publix. I don't know about you, but for me it's impossible to go to Publix and spend less. Also, that coupon gets you 6 free donuts from Dunkin' Donuts (when you buy 6), which is also in the plaza, $3 off haircuts multiple times at SuperCuts, and some other Pollo Tropical coupons I haven't used. So check the Publix coupon expiration date and if it's a month or more away, but two or four of these. Help the scouts out!

So this particular Publix Plaza is on Miramar Parkway about half a mile East of I-75. When I first moved to Miramar, the light on Miramar Parkway in front of the plaza didn't exist, so it was a major hassle to get in and out of the parking lots. When they finally installed the new traffic light there, it was most welcome. Also, there was not a restaurant in front of the Publix at that point, which is now home to the Can Cun Grill. I've been to a lot of Publix's and this is perhaps the one I like the most of all, at least near the very top.

Cancun Grill
14395 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 391-5277

14301 Miramar Pkwy
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 447-6337

The UPS Store
14359 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 322-1001

Jesus R Barreto (DENTIST)
14353 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 441-5453

TK Nails
14347 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 499-5840‎

14341 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 443-0544

Dryclean USA
14335 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 432-8897

State Farm Insurance (B-Taylor Insurance Agency)
14329 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 437-2004

Med Plus Centers Miramar
14323 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 430-4210

Sal's Italian Restaurant
14317 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 437-9077

Dunkin' Donuts
14305 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 433-3677

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Shoppes at Silver Isles

My four-year old had swimming lessons at the Miramar Regional Park Aquatic Complex a few nights ago. We were ten minutes early so I decided to take some photographs at The Shoppes at Silver Isles, which is just East of the park and just West of Dykes Road, on Miramar Parkway. Driving by, it doesn't seem like there are a lot of stores there, but let me tell you, this place is longer and goes back further than you might think, with CVS and Chili's anchoring the ends. I believe the shopping complex is also connected to the community with the same Silver Isles name.

Here are most of the stores, though I know I missed a few. And some others are not singled out. Remember, I was only had ten minutes to spare and was with a four year old. Send me a better picture and a reason to post it, and I'll be happy to add your review! Also, some I don't have the complete names which is complicating giving an address and number. In no particular order (I put the address, you recreate it in your head)...

Here's a sign at the entrance/exit.

Tati's Bakery
16367 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 438-6324

Provision Eye Care Center
16359 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 517-9041

Yogurt Mania
16351 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 430-6723‎

Ferrer Orthodontics
Deborah Ferrer, DMD, MS
16223 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 463-4653

Spinalworx Chiropractic & Medical Centers
16213 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 431-2366

State Farm (Seguro George Hortelano)
16203 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 442-4022

16401 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 447-3822

If you know the official name of the other Asian joint, let me know.

Yummy Asian Grill
16283 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 392-8899

AT&T Authorized Retailer
16263 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 318-2223

16101 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 885-7081

CVS Pharmacy
16001 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 435-3935

DJ Nails
16253 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 499-2062

16383 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 436-8011

Lemon Tree Hair Salon
16343 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 443-2889

Sun Kissed Tanning
16335 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 538-8535

Suburban Pools
16327 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 436-0718

Massage Eden
16319 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 433-2502

La Estancia Argentina
16311 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, Florida 33027
(954) 438-4242

Here is a more detailed picture of the Shoppes at Silver Isles welcome area.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Miramar Square in Miramar, Florida

Yesterday afternoon, pay attention and you'll even know what time, I stopped on the way home at Miramar Square. Miramar Square sits on the Southeast corner of Flamingo Road with Miramar Parkway. Just a year or maybe a little longer ago, the corner was an overgrown wooded lot. Now it's a pretty nice plaza anchored by Kohl's and Staples. There are still spaces for rent, so think about bringing your cool business to my community. Below is the leasing office sign and number to call. That is a busy intersection!

Here are some pictures, similar to what I did a few days ago over at the Fountains of Miramar. Do me a favor. If you find the information here valuable and end up in any of these stores, let the store manager know about this website. Thanks.

This time, the stores are in alphabetical order, and this is not every store either. Let me know if I missed your store or your favorite store. Again, retail space is available as of today.

Dollar General
12212 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 433-7994

12312 Miramar Pkwy
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 437-0071

Update 02/05/2011: I saw one of their ads. It appears that they have themed cocktail specials Wednesday through Saturday. They also cater and host parties--Call Director of Catering Luci Rosende for information.

Giardino Salads
12144 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 437-9101

12200 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 431-1560

Leasing Office sign out front on the corner. Come to my city! If you're too lazy to click there, call (954) 438-3004

Massage Envy
12228 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33330 (not sure, the only one with a 0 at the end)
(954) 251-5678

Mattress Giant
12100 Miramar Pkwy
Mirmar, FL 33025
(954) 430-2913

Mixed Martial Arts
12180 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 538-3899
Contact: Wilson Gouveia

Panda Express
12332 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 438-9495

Smitty's Grille
12328 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 432-6422
If you have the menu, let me know.

Update 6/30/2010: Here is your menu.

12216 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 436-3102

12132 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 433-9160

12320 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 885-6384

True Vision Optical
12220 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 364-7499

12184 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
(954) 432-9740