The game just ended and your baseball team is hungry, but where can you take 20 kids and their parents to eat? Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill in Plantation, that's where. Few places offer the seating, menu options, and entertainment that a Bokampers location does, and it all comes at a price that won't make you want to seek out McDonald's next time. Televisions fill every possible area the eyes might drift to at Bokampers, an especially useful feature when looking to keep kids in their seats. Parents can choose anything from calamari to steak to please their adult palates, while at the same time, kids' options like chicken tenders, chicken wings, and sliders make it so everyone in the group can find something to satisfy. Bokampers is the sort of place a coach might pretend to take his baseball team because he knows they love it, but in reality, it's his first choice too.

In 2013, Boca Raton-based Swami Juice started with an exciting — and fruitful — year. The brainchild of late founder and yoga instructor Stephen "Jak" Jakobot, the line of signature cold-pressed juices once sold to friends, family members, and hard-core yogis has grown from just five recipes to 15, including Jakobot's original "Sunscreen," made with carrots, oranges, apples, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Today, Swami operates several Florida juice bars that offer a variety of nutrient-packed fruit and vegetable juices made using a two-step, cold-press process. Choose from a number of energy shots and eight- or 16-ounce juices with names like "The Bush Doctor," "Yo Greens," "Swami-Ade," and an all-vegetable "Zeus Juice" that combines bok choy, celery, romaine lettuce, lemon, fennel, and turmeric. Swami has also become well-known for its one- to five-day juice cleanses. Swami opened its first full-service Fort Lauderdale juice bar last year where you can pick up any of the bottled juices and a good selection of raw and vegan snack foods. Stop in during "happy hour," when select juices are on sale for $8, or sign up for nutritional counseling (pre- and postcleanse) free of charge. Can't make it to the Broward or Boca Raton locations? Both make it easy to juice with free local delivery when you purchase six juices or more.

Wine is as ancient as the Bible. Early in humanity's history, someone figured out that letting fruit spoil and ferment improved it exponentially. In a few thousand years, little has changed, really. The best wine is low-tech — wooden barrels, glass bottles stopped with corks. Quality is subjective, perceived with nose and tongue. Wine, for all its haute elegance, is truly a pleasure best enjoyed simply. Then again, a little technology could be a good thing. N2 proves that. The walls are lined with Enomatic machines from Italy. You give your credit card to the bartender, who gives you a swipe card. At each machine, you put in your card and choose a one-, three-, or five-ounce pour from one of 64 wines, thus tasting many different wines in an evening. Some of the bottles are expensive — not something the average wine novice would be able to afford. Behind the bar is another changing selection of wine that can be served in five-ounce glasses or in flights, and any of the bottles available for tasting can also be purchased in the retail section for carryout. There are also beers and ciders, as well as charcuterie plates, salads, and a selection of flatbreads including Caprese, Four Cheese, and the Pineapple Grove, topped with artichokes hearts, grilled chicken, pineapple, and Brie cheese. If you've been looking for a cost-effective way to learn about and sample wines, technology has finally made that possible.

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If you grew up in Fort Lauderdale, you remember certain things. Whenever relatives came, you had to experience the kitschy Floridian joy of the Jungle Queen. You probably spent the night in the Discovery Museum back when it was in that awesomely creepy house down by the New River. And hopefully, on a special occasion, maybe after your mom had taken you to see Riverdance at the Broward Center, you ate snails at Le Cafe de Paris on Las Olas Boulevard. Opened in 1962 by Louis Flematti, Cafe de Paris is a landmark on Las Olas. There is nothing hip or trendy here, just excellently done traditional French fare served with all the white-napkined pomp it deserves. One of the joys of being a grownup in Fort Lauderdale, however, is the café's extensive wine list. Vineyards like Brunello Di Montalcino, Chateau La Garde, and Paul Bouchard make up the restaurant's standard list of about 50 wines of varying vintages. Many are, of course, French varietals, but there is a decent collection of Italian and California wines as well. If you are looking for something excellent, something suitably special for your special occasion, Le Cafe is happy to accommodate you with something like an '85 Jordan Cabernet — a wine so good, the corking of it gets noticed on social media.

It's usually a depressing experience for the beer connoisseur, when traveling out for a nice dinner, to see a thought-out list of wines and only a handful of boring and samey beers (can you say "light lagers"?). Luckily, a few restaurants out there are trying to get with the times, realizing the taste possibilities of, and demand for, beer at their venues. 3030 Ocean at Fort Lauderdale Beach offers a refreshing selection of beers to accompany its modern American seafood-oriented menu. Avery IPA, Dogfish Head 90, Native Lager, and Chimay Blue and Red are among the craft beers available for consumers as they dine on roasted local corvina and crispy whole local snapper.

The Craft Beer Cartel is mysterious and shadowy — in that it makes one wonder what the owners do to get such a wide variety of craft beer. It stocks options that many other shops either pass over or simply don't know about — like Destihl's Wild Sour Series, cans from Black Market Brewing Co., bottles from Prairie Artisan Ales, and, of course, cases from brewers across Florida. Opened as a sort of companion project to Riverside Market across the street, the Cartel is a mix between a homebrew shop and package store, holding hundreds of interesting bottles and a selection of to-go taps to fill growlers. It's not really surprising, though, as owners Julian and Lisa Siegel have teamed up with Native Brewing's Adam Fine for this endeavor, and the experience that these veteran beer geeks bring to the operation can be seen in every aspect of the store. You will need some time to peruse, because there is little to gloss over. Every stack and every reach-in holds some unique frothy treasure.

It's easy nowadays to spend into the double digits for just one or two beers... unless you know where to hang out. The Mack House in Davie, a nanobrewery that supplies the world with Holy Mackerel but also makes its own house-only beers, still keeps the inexpensive beer night alive. Plus, the offerings are tasty, from a $5 Stone IPA to a $6 Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale and Dogfish Head Saison du BUFF or a $7 Founder's Breakfast Stout and Boulevard Dark Truth. Pair that with a local brewery-friendly tap lineup and constant experimentation from brewer Justin Miles and it's no wonder it gets busier and busier.

Barrel of Monks Brewing, home to a bevy of Belgian-inspired brews, is situated in an industrial park. Chandeliers hang from darkened ceilings, with red walls and brick bringing in splashes of sophisticated color to the space. Gray, silver, and chromed accents on chairs add a touch of Boca. At the forefront is a gray marbled bar top, a mirrored backsplash, and subtle but informative electronic tap lists that divulge everything about what's currently on tap and what people across social media have been saying about the beers and brewery. Toward one side of the taproom is a pseudo living room: big comfy couches surrounding an antique table and lit by an amazing beer-bottle light fixture. To call it an art installation wouldn't be doing it justice. The space is rounded out with a nook of soft benches and leather ottomans that allows intimate conversation and openness at the same time. Are we in Boca or Belgium? With enough time spent in this space, it's easy to forget.

"No Jerks, Yes Beers." It's a motto that more bars should follow and fortunately is the cornerstone of Fort Lauderdale's Laser Wolf, a neighborhood craft-beer bar a coaster's throw from downtown near Sunrise Boulevard. The venue, which was opened by beer enthusiasts Chris and Jordan Bellus in 2011, has been slinging an outstanding selection of beers across its bar ever since its inception, and it continues to draw the local beer crowd. In addition, beer reps and industry veterans continuously call Laser Wolf home. The bar has famously become known as a place to find one-off kegs from Florida brewers and national brands alike. From PBR to Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin and Cigar City Brewing's Florida Man Double IPA, Laser Wolf knows all are worthy of consumption.

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There's no place so quintessentially Broward as LauderAle Brewery. This warehouse-centered brewery took all the things Browardites love about South Florida and combined them in a location that's all the things we hate about it and came up with a winning combination. Natives Kyle Jones and Joey Farrell built the brewery in July 2014, putting together a collection of do-it-yourself-style fermentation chambers to whip up 20 barrels of beer per month for the thirsty public. From the robust English-styled Port Everglades Porter to the citrus-dominated Detour Double IPA and all styles in between, LauderAle is letting two Floridians live their dream of selling beer to an eager crowd. Of course, it's a bitch to get to, as the brewery lies at the easternmost terminus of 595, just as it transitions into a confusing spaghetti bowl of roads, detours, and ramps by Port Everglades. No matter, because when the people need beer, the people seek it out.

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