Five Best Food & Drink Events in South Florida This Weekend: Free Pig Roast, Homebrews, and More
Congratulations: you made it through yet another rainy-as-hell workweek. While it looks as though the weekend might get some sunshine (and then possibly some more rain) do not fret fine friends, there are plenty of food and drinks in store.
Whether you're looking to get in on some free pig roast and beer, some Bollywood style action, or just plain old drinking, there's something to occupy your time in Broward and Palm Beach Counties this weekend.
Bimini Boatyard Anniversary Bash
Summer may be over, but in South Florida beach season is always here. To celebrate its 24th anniversay, Bimini Boatyard is hosting a "Party In Paradise" on Friday night. Starting at 5 p.m. the party gets going with the ceremonial "Blowing of the Conch Shell" and $3 Blue Hawaiians. At 6 p.m., guests get to enjoy a free pig roast and Kona Beer while supplies last. Free stuff aside, to keep the festitvities going the restaurant will be hosting island-themed games, such as Kona Cup Beer Pong, Beach Bocce Ball, Tiki Cornhole, Island Limbo Contest, and an ice luge. At 8 p.m. Jimmy Stowe & The Stowaways will be performing live.
Bimini Boatyard is located at 1555 SE 17th St. Causeway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-7400, or visit biminiboatyard.com.
You've probably had a curry, and you most likely at the very least have an idea of what a Bollywood movie should look like. On Saturday night pair the two together in real life. As part of Pistache French Bistro's "Tour du Monde" events, the spot is going Indian on Saturday night. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the kitchen will begin serving a special three-course Indian menu by the expert chefs at Saffron in addition to its regular menu. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m.
Pistache French Bistro is located at 101 N. Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-5090, or visit pistachewpb.com.
Flagler Garden Groundbreaking
Local gardening is on the rise - or, at least, people are talking about it. To stop the talking and start the actual growing, Flagler Garden is getting ready to get the gardening going in downtown Fort Lauderdale. On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the garden's groundbreaking ceremony is taking place. The free event will include food and beverages, live music, speeches, a plot lottery, and more.
Flagler Garden is located at 441 NE 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Visit facebook.com/FlaglerGarden.
1st Annual Irish Pub Bus Loop
We all know about the notorious Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop - if you haven't been absolutely hammered on it yourself, you probably know someone else who's fallen off the bus or something. Imagine if you combined that with the expert drinking skills of the Irish. Don't stress your hung-over little brain too hard with all that thinking; find out for yourself. On Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. The bus loop is taking cues from the nation that knows how to drink best - or maybe just the most - it's hitting up all the Irish pubs in town. For $30 prepaid and $35 at the door, you get free drinks and snacks at each venue on the tour. Check-ins are at Stout or Briny on Southwest 2 St. For tickets or more information, visit BusLoop.org.
End of Summer Homebrew Event
Beer is perfect for summer; cold and refreshing, it's the perfect antidote to the intense heat and humidity. Come to think of it, brew is good all the time. To celebrate the end of summer - and beer, in general - Riverside Market is hosting a homebrew competition on Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The fee to compete is $25, to drink its $10.
Riverside Market is located at 608 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-358-8333, or visit facebook.com/riversidemarket.
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