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    September 22, 2014

    This Week's Best Food and Drink Events: Fall Beer Class, Pairing Dinners, and More

    Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret; there are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to enjoy a g ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    POSTPONED: Rebel House Hosting Duvel / Ommegang Beer Pairing Dinner Tonight

    UPDATE: The Rebel House/Duvel Beer & Dinner Pairing has been postponed to mid-October in celebration of Octoberfest. We will update you with more details on the rescheduled event when they are available. You can email if you already purchased tickets and would like a refund. Fr ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Five Best Food and Drink Events in South Florida This Weekend: Pink Beer, Greenmarkets, German Mardi Gras, and More

    Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you are looking to party Bavarian style, like the idea of pink beer from Funky Buddha, or just want to peruse some organic produc ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    American Social Celebrates the 12 Craft Beers of Christmas on Sunday

    Everyone sing along...on the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: 12 winter warmers, 11 spiced ales, 10 seasonal ciders, 9 artful malts, 8 full pints, 7 hops combos, 6 six-packs, 5 fruit and spice, 4 ginger beers, 3 honey and clove, 2 nutmegs, and a merry balanced brewski with a distinctl ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Knife 101, Wine Wars, and More

    Around and around we go again. Today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to be nic ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 20, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: Beer Geeks Welcome!

    The sixth annual New Times' Pairings is coming to the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26. From 7 to 10 p.m., the best restaurants in South Florida will serve delectable dishes, each paired with a different fine wine. But what if you're a beer geek instead of a wino? Fret not ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    In The Tasting Room: Pistolville Porter From Mount Dora Brewing

    Friday's here, so it's time for beer. Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar. I try to keep it South Florida local as best as I can, but somet ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Bartender Q&A: Sarah Calogero of Bad Ragaz on Martinis, Beer With Coke

    For whatever reason, men tend to have a thing for good-looking women who work in beer bars. Maybe, it's memories -- hazy, of course -- of beer wenches at Oktoberfest. Maybe, it's pubescent recollection's of the St. Pauli Girl. Or it could just be a penchant for beautiful women and beer. Whatever ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Bäd Ragaz Is an Old World Biergarten for New World Diners

    South Florida, congratulations! We can officially say we've entered a new age of beer, a time when nearly any brew-related craving -- no matter how obscure -- can be satisfied by our growing community of brewpubs, breweries, craft-beer bars, and even, dare we say, a biergarten or two. Which brings ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Checkers Old Munchen Serves Multibeer Dinner Every Month

    Beer and sausages have been paired together for what seems like time immemorial. So why change things? Checkers Old Munchen, a Pompano German-American staple for years, doesn't think we should either; every third Friday of the month, it puts on a German-beer-pairing dinner that will leave you full a ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    November 2, 2012

    Five South Florida Food-Related Events This Weekend: Seminole Hard Rock Wine and Food Festival and More

    After weeks of hard partying and rough wakeup calls, Halloween and Oktoberfest have packed up and shipped out until next October. But don't let that rain on your parade this weekend. The forecast calls for mostly clear skies and a comfortable mix of food- and drink-related activities in Broward and ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Tonight: Rocktoberfest and Latin Food Fest

    The U.S. in general is thought of as a melting pot. People have travelled from all-across the world in with dreams of better lives for their children--whether those dreams come true or not is a whole other story. Regardless, the many people have crossed these borders brought with them different cult ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Five Fall Brews to Try

    Fall is in the air, and all you alcoholics know what that means: fall beer time!OK, let's get real -- fall is never in the air in South Florida. However, it's fall beer time anyways, damn it, and we're going to enjoy the frothy goodness of crisp pumpkin and pecan just like any Northerner. The b ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    Tryst Chef Julian Greaves: A Q&A on Obnoxious Guests, the 100-Year Egg, and Boise, Idaho

    Chef Julian Greaves of Tryst is best-known for making fresh, local comfort food. Often intended to pair well with Tryst's large selection of beer, his dishes encapsulate true gastropub fare. With Oktoberfest coming to a close in Germany (but still going here in South Florida -- here's our list of Ok ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Checkers Old-Munchen to Reopen in Pompano

    After a kitchen fire and smoke damage forced the closure of German restaurant Checkers Old-Munchen, owner Mathew Moore said he's ready to reopen the Atlantic Boulevard restaurant in about six weeks. Just in time, he said he hopes, to catch the end of Oktoberfest.

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    September 25, 2012

    Oktoberfest 2012 in Oakland Park: Food by the Ambry

    On Friday, we gave you a roundup of all the 2012 Oktoberfests in South Florida. This week, we get into the delicious details. Although beers get all the glory in Oktoberfest celebrations near and far -- from Munich to Topeka to Oakland Park -- it's the spectacular German food that ultimately helps e ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Fritz & Franz in Fort Lauderdale: Get Pumped for Oktoberfest

    This Saturday, September 22, at noon sharp local time, the lord mayor of Munich, clad in lederhosen, will lead a procession and tap the first keg of Oktoberfest beer, kicking off a 12-hour-per-day, 16-day-long party that will end on October 7 with 6 million visitors having passed though its tents.Th ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    South Florida Dining Events This Week: Beer Dinners and Tap Takeovers

    Beer: It's what's for dinner. Or, at least, it is this week. Beer dinners, tap takeovers, beer pairings; there's a lot of brews to be had in South Florida. Must be getting close to Oktoberfest. In the meantime, after the jump, find a roundup of food- and drink-related events this week in Broward and ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Organic Brewery in Hollywood: 3-for-1 Beers and a Russian Hot Chick Bartender Exchange Program

    While the Germans get ready to rage across the pond for Oktoberfest (the real one in Munich begins this Saturday, September 22), the Organic Brewery in Hollywood Beach is gearing up for the flood of tourists that will soon inundate the beach for winter and parts of spring. Situated directly on the b ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    New Times Pairings: An Event For Beer Geeks and Novices Alike

    Wine tends to get top billing at New Times Pairings -- in part, because Wine Watch and crew do such a fine job of it -- but the craft beer department is no slouch, either. This year especially is a must for beer geeks and hops nerds. In addition to familiar faces like Shock Top and Key West Sunset ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    South Florida Dining Events This Week: Blue Moon Fish Company and More

    Sad news over the weekend with word that Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the mother-effing moon for Christ's sake, passed away. You can pay homage to the man -- and the wonders of the universe in general -- at a blue moon party on Friday night at Blue Moon Fish Company in Fort Lauderdale. ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Trend Alert: Beer Blends

    ​​When I spent a semester in England for grad school, I found myself craving a Black and Tan at my local. I placed an order with the old man bartender, who poured me two full pints --one of Guinness and a second of New Castle. "Do it yourself," he said. Stupid American ordering Irish drinks ( th ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    What's on Tap for New Times Beerfest (and Drinking Strategy From Garrett Oliver)

    ​For the 14th-Annual New Times Beerfest, folks over here have been pulling together what's on tap for this year's event on November 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. in Esplanade Park, proceeds from which will benefit the Humane Society of Broward County.Among my favorites are Shiner Blonde and Oktoberfes ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Food-Truck Event in Delray Beach This Friday Night

    Dinner for the masses in Delray Beach.​While the comfortably familiar tradition of Oktoberfest rages on -- how are those lederhosen holding up, by the way? -- there are also a few new events to check out this weekend, including a new concert series in Delray Beach. Friday night will see the launch ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Riverside Market Awaits Friday's Licensing Decision for Beer and Wine Sales

    ​In the event you've been by Riverside Market for an Oktoberfest beer or six, you've likely seen the sign on the door the past few weeks: "No consumption of beer or wine in house or on the premise."

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    October 5, 2011

    Broward and West Palm Restaurant Jobs for Beer Geeks, Rum Runners, Sandwich Makers, and Sports Fans

    ​Attention, Oktoberfest junkies: Cafe Heidelberg is hiring. Though no requirements are articulated, I would imagine knowing German and harboring a love of Deutsch bier wouldn't hurt. Check it out here. Are you from Chicago? A Chicago bar is opening in Fort Lauderdale and the owners are lookin ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Drink and Food Events This Week in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    ​October has arrived in all its lederhosen-wearing, beer-stein-raising, pumpkin everything glory. While most of the heavy activity is reserved for the weekend, there are a few weeknight diversions to tear you away from your fortress of solitude. Without further ado, here are a few of the drink and ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Drink & Food Events This Week in Broward/Palm Beach Counties

    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 >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Restaurant Jobs: Biergarten Boca Raton, Boat Show, Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House and More

    ​Are you In the Biz but out of work? Check here every week, where we round up some of South Florida's most promising job leads. (you're welcome. Just be sure to tip us off when you hear of any juicy scandals in the kitchen.) Just in Time for Octoberfest, Biergarten Boca Raton will open September 2 ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Bavarian Night - Dinner Dance Friday in Lake Worth

    Faster Panda Kill Kill via Creative CommonsWe cannot promise this couple will be at Bavarian Night, but it would be awesome if we could. ​It's never too early to party like it's Oktoberfest, and what's a Friday night without a little schnitzel and Schuhplattler? The American German Club of the Pal ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Doggie Bag: This Week in Charlie

    Eat, drink, and be merry at Old Heidelberg in Fort Lauderdale.​Here's a poor man's guide to snagging free food.St. Demetrios Flavors of Greece festival took place last weekend; here's a look.Deviled eggs are the new ultra-trendy food stuff at local restaurants. What do you think? [Recipe]Burt Rapp ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010
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    October 14, 2010
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    October 14, 2010

    Prost! More German Eateries to Eat and Drink at!

    This hideous little bugger is on display at Lake Worth's Little Munich.​My review this week covered four German restaurants in and around Fort Lauderdale where you can celebrate Oktoberfest. But there are plenty more places that I didn't cover, and some of those are worth mentioning too.Bierbrunne ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Falcon House Hosts Acktobeerfest This Sunday

    Chef Jimmy Dean will host the Falcon House's Acktobeerfest craft beer celebration.​Triple Eight Lounge at the Falcon House is hosting a decidedly New England-style Oktoberfest party this Sunday starting at 2 p.m.Proper pronunciation is key: "Awk-toe-beer-fest" will feature chef Jimmy Dean's own ta ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Order Up: Oktoberfest!

    ​This week in Dish, we delve into Oktoberfest, the German celebration of beer, beer, and more beer. We look at four local eateries where authentic German means boots of beer and bratwurst. The first, Old Heidelberg, is a chalet-themed restaurant that's been slinging sausages since 1991. We also in ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Whole Foods Market Anniversary Weekend Starts Today

    ​This weekend, Whole Foods Coral Springs celebrates its 12-year anniversary with a series of events.It all starts tonight with a special edition of Whole Foods' weekly Blues & Brews musical showcase. The theme is Octoberfest -- sample all-you-can-eat Octoberfest-themed food from 6 to 9 p.m. fo ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    October 5, 2010

    Get Your Masskrugstemmen On, Guv'ner!

    ​Seeing as how gubernatorial candidates must now participate in Masskrugstemmen contests to prove their viability, this weekend's Oktoberfest may just prove to be a crucial turning point in Florida's heated governor's race.When Wisconsin Republican Mark Neumann won a regional title last month (Mas ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Octoberfest Beer Dinners All Month Long at the Office

    Beers at the Office? Good call.​There's been a ton of interest in Octoberfest this year -- maybe it's because beer has become a bigger deal in South Florida than ever. The Office (201 E. Atlantic Ave.) is getting in on the act now. The Delray Beach gastropub's Octoberfest plans sound pre ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010
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    May 6, 2009

    The Ritz Offers a Month of Gourmet Burgers

    Let us all praise the humble disc of ground beef stuffed between two slices of bread this month of May 2009. May, you see, is National Hamburger Month. And after all, if you can have National Prune Breakfast Month (January) or National Pickled Peppers Month (October) or National Peanut Butter Lover' ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    Oktoberfest Without Beer

    The beginning of the PR release looked promising: “Prime Blue Grille is celebrating Oktoberfest – in true Prime Blue Grille fashion – with the return of their popular program Endless Pours, every Saturday and Sunday in October.” Wow! In honor of the great beer fest the steak house would ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    The War on Terrible

    Beer a uniter, not a divider.

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