At Ben’s, the kitchen staff cures its own corned beef, as it has since 1972. Ron Dragoon opened the original location in Long Island, New York, before spreading his passion for deli and traditional Eastern European cuisine south to Florida. After taking a seat at a granite-topped table or booth in the bright dining room full of flowing, wave-like decorations, patrons put together meals from an all-kosher menu. Diners sip housemade chicken soup accessorized with a matzo ball, kreplach, or noodles as they guard their bowl from the unblinking gaze of a glass-etched Lady Liberty. Traditional kosher dishes include cabbage leaves stuffed with meat, and sandwiches are stacked high with cuts of beef brisket or tongue pickled on the premises. The staff provides complimentary kosher baby food for infants so they aren’t tempted to crawl into the kitchen to make their own matzo-ball soup.