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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Memorial Day, Summer Specials, and Outdoor Paella

All Weekend Long
Memorial Day Weekend 2016: Where to Eat and Drink in Broward and Palm Beach 


Outdoor Paella at G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts
You don’t have to travel to Miami to get delicious paella. G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts, both part of the company Be Nice Restaurants, offer this seafood and rice dish. G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts are both located at 429 Seabreeze Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-2421, or visit


Inaugural Rhythm Fest
Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden (401 NE Fifth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale) will have its very first Rhythm Fest. Featured will be music as well as $20 bottomless brunch from Sidecar Kitchen from noon to 3 p.m. The music starts at noon on Saturday and extends to 2 a.m. This event is also happening on Sunday with the same hours. Visit

Detox/Retox at Tap 42
Tap 42 (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting a hatha yoga class with crystal singing bowl meditation for its Detox/Retox event. The class is at 9 a.m. and costs $10 minimum donation with a $2 mat rental for those without mats. Proceeds benefit FAPA (Foster and Adoptive Parent Association). Visit

Deck 84 Memorial Day Weekend Party
Deck 84 (840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) will host its annual Memorial Day weekend party with barbecue and drink specials both days accompanied by live music. The two-day party starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 10 p.m. Sunday. Visit
Cocktails for Humanity
General Provision (525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to drink, be merry, and donate to a good cause. This event starts at 6 and ends at 11 p.m., perfect for all you FAT Village Art Walk frequenters. Proceeds for drinks will improve the General Provision bar as well as fund a Wynwood expansion later this year. Visit


Bubbles and Bird
Tryst (4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) will be selling fried chicken dinners with mashed potatoes, greens, watermelon, and gravy along with a Champagne pairing for a measly $15. This special is all night long. Visit


Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company Memorial Day Party
Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company (3200 NW 23rd Ave., #500, Pompano Beach) is hosting a beer and BBQ-themed party. From noon to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch from Rolling Chefs for $20. For $15, guests can enjoy all-you-can-drink beer. Visit

26 Degree Brewing Company Memorial Day Party
26 Degree Brewing Company (2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach) will feature food from Fat Boyz BBQ, live music and beer specials for its Memorial Day celebration. U.S. Armed Forces members will receive $1 beers with military ID, and everyone else will get half off all beers under 6 percent ABV and $2 off all beers 6 percent and higher. The fun starts at 2 p.m. Visit

Summer Specials at Meat Market Palm Beach
Meat Market Palm Beach (191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach) will kick off its extended happy hour for the summer. This includes discount bites and drinks from 4 to 8 p.m. Specialty drinks featured are $8 classic Belvedere martinis, $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut, $7 signature cocktails, and more. Select wines are $7 and specialty beers start at $3.50. Visit

All Month Long 

Josie’s Ristorante Summer Discount
Josie’s Ristorante (1602 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach) will offer 25 percent off the entire menu until September. This is for dine-in only and is not applicable with other discounts or offers. Visit

American Craft Beer Specials
iPic (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) is serving up pints and flights of local craft beers. Attendees can also learn about craft beer from iPic’s Adam Seger, master barman and sommelier. Also featured are chicken Milanese sliders. Visit

National Burger Month 

Burlock Coast (The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) will offer the Bootleg Burger in honor of National Burger Month. It is made with pulled pork, brisket, chipotle aioli, and jack cheese for $19. Visit

ROK:BRGR (multiple locations) will have an American wagyu Kobe burger. This contains a blend of Kobe brisket and chuck with foie gras, blood orange marmalade, and truffle cream brie cheese. It is also topped off with truffles and comes with truffle fries. This meal costs $50. Visit

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is serving the Soft Shell Crab all month long. It contains crispy soft-shell crab, bacon, avocado, Sriracha mayo, heirloom tomato, and watercress. Visit

Indigo (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will serve the Breakfast Burger for National Burger Month. This contains a fried egg, ground chuck, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato, and lettuce. Visit

Pincho Factory (155 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines) will have a multitude of unique burgers for National Burger Month. This includes the Quesadilla Burger, Pincho Burger, Tostón Burger, and Foreman. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

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.