South Florida Food and Drinks This Week: Winter Solstice, Christmas Eve Dinners, and Ugly-Sweater Parties
Grilled cheese at Hardy Park.
Winter Solstice Dinner at Hardy Park
Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, but Hardy Park Bistro (21 SW Seventh St., Fort Lauderdale) is acting like it’s the longest. It starts at 7 p.m. with the “Longest Dinner on the Shortest Day of the Year Intimate WinterSolstice Dinner,” a ten-course tasting menu paired with curated wine from Jackson Family Wines and Stacole Fine Wines. Courses include butternut salad with pancetta and quail egg, cheese course, calamari with chorizo, and beef Wellington. Tickets cost $140 with limited seating. Visit HardyParkBistro.com.
New Hours at Benny's on the Beach
Benny’s on the Beach (10 Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth) will now be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. It is the restaurant’s 30-year anniversary. Visit BennysOnTheBeach.com.
Holiday Tucker Duke Tuesday
Tucker Duke (1101 S. Powerline Road, Suite 102, Deerfield Beach) has a holiday version of Tucker Duke Tuesday. The deal consists of getting the Tucker Duke Burger for $5 with a drink purchase. This deal is all day long. Visit the Facebook page.
Whiskey Tango Annual Customer Appreciation Christmas Party
Whiskey Tango (1903 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) wants its customers to feel appreciated during the holidays. This year is the Christmas Carol Karaoke Party at 8 p.m. compete with prizes, drink specials, and music. Ladies drink free from 9 p.m. to midnight. Visit WhiskeyTangoFL.com.
Second-Annual No Bull S#%t Holiday Party
Bull Market (210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is celebrating the holidays the best way it knows how: with drink specials and giveaways. There will be free drinks from Jack Daniels, New Amsterdam Vodka, and Bacardi Rum from 6 to 7 p.m. and $5 drink specials on those brands all night long. There will also be $3 craft beers and giveaways such as a flat-screen TV and massages. The party is from 6 to 11 p.m. Visit BullMarketBar.com.
Funky Buddha Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
Things are about to get ugly at Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park). Join the brewery for its ugly-sweater party at 7 p.m. There will be special releases on tap such as Passionfruit Hop Gun IPA, Dread Pirate Roberts, and French Toast Double Brown Ale. At 9 p.m. is the ugly-sweater contest. Visit FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com.
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Courtesy of Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
Christmas Eve Dinner at Beauty and the Feast
If you don’t want to cook for the holidays, partake in Beauty and the Feast’s (601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) Christmas Eve dinner, the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Starting at 5 p.m., guests can eat from the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” menu which features over a dozen seafood dishes. Visit their Facebook page.
Christmas Eve Discount at Tsukuro
Tsukuro (225 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer a specialty menu inspired by the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve. There will also be a 20% discount for all Inner Circle members from noon to 11 p.m. with advanced reservations. To become an Inner Circle member, call 954-523-1047. Visit their Facebook page.
Christmas Eve at Blondies Sports Bar
Blondies Sports Bar (229 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be ringing in the holidays with specials such as Santa Shots, and free keepsake beer cups and Christmas beer koozies with buckets. There will also be
Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s White Maple Martini
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) is showcasing its White Maple Martini until the end of December. The martini is created with sortilege maple Canadian whiskey, butterscotch brandy, and cream and adorned with cinnamon. It is available for $14. Visit brimstonewoodfiregrill.com.
Hoffman's Chocolate Winter Wonderland
Hoffman’s Chocolates is celebrating not only its 40th-anniversary but its 25th-annual Winter Wonderland at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens (5190 Lake Worth Road). Until Wednesday, December 30, attendees can enjoy lights, holiday displays, entertainment, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. Visitors will also be able to win free Hoffman’s chocolate for a year by entering a drawing. Visit hoffmans.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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