You know what's the best part of going back to work after a long holiday weekend? Knowing that Friday is just one day closer! Congrats, people. You almost made it through another work week. Now, it's time to celebrate once again with some drinks and bites with friends. But wait, you say... you spe ... More >>
You better get ready. One of the biggest drinking holidays is just around the bend. Whether you're looking to barbecue on the beach or let the professionals take care of matters for you, it should be a big one. For those of you looking to pawn those party planning duties onto someone else, we hav ... More >>
Super Bowl is one of the biggest American parties of the year, and if you're looking to make the day as super as the bowl, we have a list of the best places to find specials in Fort Lauderdale and greater Broward County.See Also:- Where to Watch Super Bowl 2013 Palm Beach County: Bars and Restaurant ... More >>
When a patron sits down at the bar, the bartender immediately sizes up him or her and wonders: "Is this an amateur who is going to cheapskate me out of a tip? Or is this person a pro drinker?" We know -- it's not nice to stereotype. But it takes a seasoned bartender only a moment to deduce all he ne ... More >>
The hunt for happy hour is a never-ending quest for any value-conscious booze hound. This is especially true for anyone hoping for a happy hour menu with more interesting choices than Miller Lite and onion rings. Last week's journey led my friend and me to the doors of Fusionarie Japanese Signature ... More >>
Yard House, situated at the south end of Mizner Park in Boca Raton, is a cavernous temple in which one can worship at the altar of beer -- or dozens of beers, should one be so inclined. The mammoth restaurant/bar's newest locale had its official opening on Sunday, though it celebrated a "soft" openi ... More >>
Happy hour is never more than a few moments from the average clock-puncher's mind, and when we catch wind of a chance to guzzle margaritas (and beer, wine, whatever) at a lower price, our ears perk up. Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food in Mizner Park -- you know; that place at the north end of the ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day is little more than a week away and soon, South Florida will be awash in green beer and cooked cabbage (and the after-effects of said green beer and cabbage). The celebration isn't limited to one day on the calendar; festivals and parades are popping up this weekend to give you ... More >>
Here in South Florida, we're pretty damned good at drinking -- particularly in bars. When someone visits from out of town, it's only right to share some of this talent with your guest. Given that our region is home to some pretty out-of-the-ordinary drinking destinations, you've got extra motivat ... More >>
While eating at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, my second week in Florida, I met a yacht captain --a younger, thinner, clean-cut version of the John Goodman character in The Big Lebowski. We got to talking about dive bars. "I've got the perfect dive bar to take you to," he said. This being a Tuesday, ... More >>
At the 6-month-old Sweetwater Bar and Grill in Boynton Beach, we dare you to find anything recognizable on the rotating cocktail and beer menu.A quick once-over and you'll see there's not a single familiar favorite. No Cosmos, lemon drops, or mojitos -- not even a margarita. And fo ... More >>
The next time you head to the garbage to toss out that empty liquor bottle - think again. Why? Because that Corona would be so much better off on your coffee table instead of in the trash.At least for local entrepreneur Bryan Turner - owner and founder of Brandles. For him, all those em ... More >>
Steve Parker via Flickr Creative CommonsGet lost in a beer or two at M Bar. It's something of a quiet week in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, presumably because South Florida residents will be girding their loins -- and leaving time to pick up the lederhosen and dirndl from the dry cleaners -- f ... More >>
With the foodie movement in full effect these days, craft beer is all the rage. If you are a regular reader of our popular columns, Beer of the Week and Booze Hound, you know what we are alluding to. For those new to the scene (Did you just surface from a bomb shelter?), here's some advice: Please d ... More >>
Plenty of bars in South Florida want to lay claim to being "authentically Irish." Charlie has been in and out of these places, some of them blaring Top 40 music and flashing lights, others covered in wall-to-wall green. Authentic? Hardly. Maguires Hill 16 is the real deal. Charlie spoke with ... More >>
Flickr user: seantoyerYou'll be seeing a lot of this Sunday.I know it's not politically correct to say girls don't like football. Plenty of smart, sophisticated women -- some of my best friends! -- love to guzzle Yuengling and scream at Ben Roethlisberger on a Sunday afternoon.But the Super Bowl ... More >>
Elsewhere on this blog, the ever-erudite eating machine John Linn proclaimed the Ambry German Restaurant his very favorite place to eat German food and drink German beer. It sure is a cool-looking place (who hasn't driven past it a million times?), and it has a dizzying array of food from the old co ... More >>
Jamie LongHidden in a dark parking lot within earshot of airplanes landing at FLL is Bimini Bay Bar -- the czar of all dive bars, the sultan of all things skanky. The underground watering hole relishes in the fact that it is a bit obscure and unknown to the general public. Heck, the banner outs ... More >>
John LinnUnrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd like ... More >>
Debra Villegas and Melissa Lewis: Miller Light meets Pinot Grigio.It's well-known that Debra Villegas and Melissa Britt Lewis were best friends. They ate lunch together, texted every night, vacationed together in the Keys. They nicknamed themselves Lucy and Ethel, and according to Debra, some peo ... More >>
John LinnWit beer understands you -- it also sweats in the sun. Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all abo ... More >>
The Lodge's draft beer board dominates a whole wall.My favorite thing about The Lodge, a bar that serves a wide selection of craft beer in Boca Raton, is watching people get converted. On a recent visit, a pack of college kids from up the block at FAU swarmed in and grabbed seats next to us at th ... More >>
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