Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Birthdays, Ladies Night, and More
Are you ready for ladies' night? What about some free champagne? Even if you don't care about any of the myriad celebratory offerings this weekend, you're going to have to eat something.
We perused the highs and lows of the Broward-Palm Beach area and cooked up this tasty menu of awesome destinations. Whether you're looking to walk around and consume copious drinks, treat Dad to a special day, multitask with shopping and furry animals, or just drink beer and eat burgers, this list has everything you need.
5. Ladies Night at C&I
Both sexes like to get a night to themselves. Unfortunately, these gender specific outings usually take place in the middle of the week, when you have to get up and go to worke the next day. They've done it for the guys. And now it's for the Ladies. C&I Studios is hosting a Ladies Night on Friday with music and drink specials for those with XX chromosomes. The deals on drinks go from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.
4. 13th Store Anniversary Champagne Toast and Cake Cutting
Everyone likes a birthday party: you get to eat cake, drink bubbly, and be merry for an entire day (or week). Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton is turning 13 on Saturday. It's offering free cake in the bakery as well as complimentary champagne -- and you get to keep the glass. The treats start at 1 p.m.
3. Father's Day
Dad has been dealing with your antics for years: treat him to something special on Sunday. A number of South Florida spots are offering deals for the day.
Steak 954, Fort Lauderdale
Treat Dad to brunch or dinner with complimentary hand-rolled cigar. Items range from dry-aged ribeye and eggs with Lyonaise potatoes and mixed greens to bourbon-glazed pork belly to antipasto with spec.
Gimme A Burger, Pembroke Pines
Known for its infused-burgers, this Pembroke Pines spot is giving Dads a free darft beer or a large frozen custard with the purchase of a combo meal or burger and fries. It's also honoring the great Dads of T.V. with special burgers for the day, like the Peter Griffin (a bacon-infused burger topped with roasted red onions, garlic jam, crispy bacon curls, bacon Dijonnaise mustard and cheese) and the Dr. Oz (onion garlic mojo turkey burger).
Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach
Take in views of the ocean with the whole family. This Deerfield Beach spot is offering a chef-driven brunch with items like lobster, shrimp and crab omelet ($18.99); classic eggs benedict ($12.99); chicken and waffles ($12.99); and the western shroom egg wrap ($10.99). In addition, it's offering complimentary family photos.
2. Palm Beach Zoo Greenmarket
Entertain the kids (or yourself) and get your shopping out of the way in one fell swoop. On Saturday, the Palm Beach Zoo is hosting greenmarket with sustainable, local products that help protect wildlife (learn how at the event). The market will include native and exotic plants and spices, such as ghost chili pepper plants/seeds and other hot and spicy items.
1. Third Annual Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash at PGA
Time to get down on some burgers and beer this weekend. The PGA National Resort & Spa is hosting its third annual festival on Saturday starting at noon. For $45 per person, sample over 70 craft brews and ciders, more than 20 burgers from local restaurants, and a chance to vote for your favorite patty sandwiches. Jason Cardinal and The Kinected are performing live and an additional concert with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett is taking place afterward for another 25 bucks.
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