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Yom Kippur: Smoked Fish at Blue Marlin and Other Places to Break Fast

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Matsuri
If you grew up with traditional break fasts, a strong urge for some kind of fish, any kind, sets in during September. OK, there's no lox or smoked sable or pickled herring in cream sauce to be had here. But the fish is fresh and fairly priced, and Matsuri is one of Miami's finest sushi establishments, whatever that means. Chirashi ($15) is a good sampling of what's fresh. Hankering for something a little fishier? Go for the yellowtail collar.

Sparky's Barbecue
The food you'll find at a break fast, no matter whose bubby is hosting it, is at its core comfort food. It smells a little weird and leaves your hands a little greasy, but at the end of the day, it's food that brings a smile to your face. A variety of sides, including pigeon peas, collard greens, and macaroni 'n' cheese are all made on site at Sparky's. If you don't eat pork, don't worry. The smoked grilled chicken thigh will fill you up and give you the energy you need to take on a whole new year of sinning.

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Zachary Fagenson became the New Times Broward-Palm Beach restaurant critic in 2012 before taking up the post for Miami in 2014. He also works as a correspondent for Reuters.
Contact: Zachary Fagenson