South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Ruggero's Ristorante Grand Opening, Oktoberfest, and Bacon Bash
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Late Night Happy Hour
Not all happy hours have to be at 6 p.m. sharp on a weekday. Tryst (4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) understands. Their happy hour is for the night owls and commences at 11 p.m. Included are free Angry Pig sliders for everyone and half-off drinks for members of In the Biz. This occurs Saturday as well. Visit trystdelray.com.
Bubbles After Dark
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails (111 S. Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach) will offer $75 bottles of Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque with a specialty raw bar menu and caviar selection. A DJ as well as live saxophone and violin performances will be present. This will occur the first Friday of every month starting at 9 p.m. Visit sbe.com.
Oktoberfest at American German Club
The American German Club (5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth) says “Prost!” to the kickoff of its Oktoberfest weekend. Featured will be traditional German food and drinks as well as live music and rides. This will also be happening Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The event's hours Saturday are noon to 11 p.m. Admission starts at $8. Visit americangermanclub.org/oktoberfest/.
BLT from Dada.
Bacon Bash [Rescheduled to January 22, 2017]
Esplanade Park (400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will be the host of all things bacon from 1 to 5 p.m. Attendees can eat bacon starting at $5 from establishments such as Burgerfi, Pirate Brothers BBQ, Himmarshee Public House, Historic DownTowner, Big City Tavern, and more. Attendees will also be able to vote for "Most Creative Use of Bacon" and "Best Overall Bacon Dish" awards. This event is free, but there are $30 VIP tickets available. Visit blacktie.com.
Starting Labor Day weekend, Dada (52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) opened its doors for brunch. Starting at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., guests can enjoy the new menu as well as a performance by Whiskey Wasps. Brunch items include the Croque Madam, the Jersey Breakfast, hanger steak, and more. Visit dadadelray.com.
All Month Long
Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run in Hallandale in the Village of Gulfstream Park) will serve an avocado margarita for a limited time. This drink features blended avocado, lime juice, 1800 Añejo Tequila with Midori Melon Liqueur, and a Himalayan salt rim. It costs $12. Visit cantinalaredo.com or call 954-457-7662.
Football Specials at Burger Bar
Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Rd., Palm Beach Gardens) will celebrate the NFL season with $14 domestic beer buckets, $18 imported beer buckets, and appetizer specials. Games will be shown on nineteen 55+inch HD TVs. Specials are available for both day and night games, from Thursday Night Football through Monday Night Football. Visit burgerbar.com.
Witty in Pink
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale), America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale), C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth), and Rocco's Tacos Las Olas (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be pouring Barrel of Monk's Witty in Pink for breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds benefits Rocco's Spirited Team. Visit glam-a-thon.com.
Pretty in Pink Cocktail
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs; 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach) will offer a Pretty in Pink throughout October. The cocktail is $13 and is made with Tito’s Vodka, pink grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juice, and simple syrup. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Visit angeloeliapizza.com.
Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.
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