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.
This Friday is special -- it's Halloween. And that means one thing: tons of costume contests. Whether you're looking to deck-out your boat, try some scary sushi, or drink some really "dark" beer, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill will be hosting one of the hottest Halloween party in South Florida this year. On Friday, October 31, from 8 to 11 p.m., the restaurant will be home to a rockin' scene complete with a zombie bash. Put on your sexiest (or funniest) Halloween costumes for a costume contest where first and second place winners will receive gift cards to the restaurant. Guests will be able to indulge in a variety of food and drink specials throughout this evening, with drinks courtesy of Jägermeister Spice.
Have a freakishly fun time on Halloween at RA Sushi Bar's Boo Bash. From open to close, the restaurant will have a variety of Boo Bites and Potent Potions, and some pretty wicked Halloween décor and haunting music. Those dressed in the best costumes may pocket some serious treats, such as RA Sushi gift certificates. If sushi is your thing, go for the Zombie Roll, a combination of spicy salmon, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeño rolled and topped with avocado and sriracha. Or try the Black Widow Roll: crispy soft shell crab, kaiware sprouts, and kani kama crab mix, rolled in rice and soy paper, then topped with shredded daikon, spicy mayo and eel sauce. Wash it down with a Witches Brew, a bubbling blend of Southern Comfort, Amaretto Disaronno, cold sake, liqueurs, and tropical juices.
Oceans 234, one of Deerfield Beach's most popular beachfront restaurants, will be hosting its annual Halloween Bash on Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m., this year featuring a frightening "Wizard of Oz" theme. Guests are invited to wear their most devious disguises to enjoy a costume contest, prizes and live entertainment in the Emerald City-inspired environment. Festively costumed staffers will serve hand-crafted drinks and for a wickedly good time. For more information visit oceans234.com, or call 954-428-2539.
Join Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park for its 2nd Annual Boodha Halloween Party. The evening will feature a costume contest, food trucks, and specialty beer releases -- everything you need to have a happy Halloween, adult-style. Sidecar Kitchen, BC Tacos, and Frankie Dogs Gourmet Veggie Dogs will be on-site dishing out spook-tacular fare, served alongside your favorite Funky Buddha brews. Dress your best (your best costume, that is) and have a chance to win some awesome prizes. The Halloween costume contest first place winner will receive a $100 gift card to Funky Buddha, as well as three of the brewery's own 22-ounce special release bottles. Second place will get a $50 gift card to the brewery; third place a $25 gift card. There will also be a photo booth available from 8-11 p.m. to help make it a truly unforgettable event for everyone. The 2nd Annual Very Boodha Halloween Party will take place at the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park on Friday, October 31, from 7 p.m. to close. For more information visit funkybuddhabrewery.com, or call 954-440-0046.
Halloween doesn't have to be about dressing up in costume. Instead, it can be another reason to drink some dark (and tasty) beer. Join the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton tonight at 7 p.m. for a special tapping the darkest of dark beers. The event will feature a raffle, where you can walk off with a bottle of Fou' Foune. Of course, you can dress up if you like: the best ccostume contest winner gets a bottle of New Glarus Straberry Rhubarb. The evening's brews include Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, Evil Twin Doughnut Break, Due South Calling all Cars, Cigar City's Good Gourd, and the Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti -- to name a few. Order tickets on Eventbrite to attend.
The party starts at 4 p.m. at Bokampers in Pompano Beach, which is throwing its 1st Annual Halloween Bash, hosted by Paul & Young Ron. The waterside sport ball have Walking Dead and Dexter-themed haunted houses, as well as a special costume contest unlike any other: awards go to the best decorated -- you guessed it -- boat. The winners receive $5,000 in cash prizes. Drink evening features drink specials all night, and live DJ. There is no cover charge to attend the event.
This Halloween, Stache 1920's Drinking Den in Fort Lauderdale will be hosting a Quentin Tarantino-themed costume party. The idea behind the movie-themed holiday celebration: dress up as your favorite character from any of Tarantino's films, and you'll have the chance to win $500, awarded to the person with the "best" costume of the evening. Going
solo? Perfect time to whip out the samurai sword and dress up like the bride in Kill Bill. Or you and your better half might fancy a scene or two from Pulp Fiction, and break out the dance moves as Vincent Vega and Mrs. Mia Wallace to Friday night DJ Misha Samson's tunes. The Quentin Tarantino Halloween Party will take place on Friday, October 31, at Stache, located at 109 SW 2nd Ave. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there is no cover charge before 10 p.m. For more information call 954-449-1044, or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.
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