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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Fourth of July, Sushi-Making Class, and Beer Barbecue

Looking for fireworks? Check out: Fourth of July 2016's Fireworks, Parades, Picnics, and Parties in Broward and Palm Beach.


Sushi-Making Class
Shooters Waterfront (3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host its monthly sushi-making class, complete with a three-course menu and sake pairing. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $39 per person or $60 per couple. Call 954-566-2855.

Old Town Untapped
Bailey Contemporary Arts (41 NE First St., Pompano Beach) will host a brew and arts festival, Old Town Untapped. There will be free craft beer samples from Pompano breweries, art, food trucks, live music, and more. Featured this month is a beach theme with barbecue foods. This event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

Lobster & Clam Bake
The Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club (501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach) will host a clam and lobster bake starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $55. There are also golf and tennis tournaments starting at 4:30 p.m. Visit


SwitchBox Coffee Roasters Grand Opening
SwitchBox Coffee Roasters (3446 NE 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will officially open at 11 a.m. Featured are Funky Buddha free beer samples from 5 to 8 p.m. as well as free grilled food. Visit

Snifter Club Sign-Up Shindig
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) will allow guests to sign up for their Snifter Club starting at 11:30 a.m. Limited beers on tap include Don’t Tell Reese, Mango Hop, Muy Bonita, and Neapolitan. Membership is $50 annually. Visit

Brass Tap Beer-BQ
The Brass Tap in Pembroke Pines (600 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines) will serve barbecue courtesy of Flagler Village Brewery. There will also be live music and $4 drink specials with Flagler Village Brewery drafts and Big Cypress Brewing selects. Cost of food ranges from $8 to $10 a plate. This is from noon to 10 p.m.

The Fort Lauderdale location (551 N. Federal Highway., Fort Lauderdale) will also host the same party, but with all-you-can-drink Flagler Village Summer Shandy (limited release), MIA 305 Golden Ale, Flagler Village Ft. Lager Ale, and one barbecue plate, starting at $35. Visit


Beauty and the Feast Brunch
Beauty and the Feast Bar|Kitchen (601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) has a prix-fixe brunch setting with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Also available are $15 bottomless bellinis, bloody marys, and mimosas. Brunch is from 10:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. Visit

Independence Day at Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails (111 S. Surf Road, Hallandale Beach) will have a two-day celebration for the Fourth. From noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, guests can enjoy American barbecue as well as  $10 festive blue and red frozen cocktails. Visit


Red, White, and Brunch
Tap 42 (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale and 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton) will have a Fourth of July brunch complete with red, white, and blue pancakes as well as drink specials including bottomless bloody marys, Funky Buddha Floridians, and mimosas for $15. This will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit

Fourth of July at Beauty and the Feast
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa (601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer an all-American gourmet barbecue from Beauty and the Feast as well as Cruzan Rum and drink specials. The bar opens at 4 p.m., and the first seating is at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $45. Visit

Barbecue at Pistache French Bistro
Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach) will host an American barbecue as well as provide a spot to watch fireworks. This starts at 5:30 p.m. Visit

Star Spangled Spectacular
Celebrate the Fourth of July with food trucks at the Village of Royal Palm Beach (1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach). This starts at 1 p.m. and also includes games, rides, live music, and fireworks at 9 p.m. Visit

All Month Long

JEY Hospitality Group Discount

Fort Lauderdale can save 20 percent off its entire bill at Tacocraft, Rok:Brgr, Himmarshee Public House, Apothecary 330, and Pizzacraft with a Locals Only card until September 30. This is obtained by visiting a downtown Fort Lauderdale location and showing a manager ID to receive the Locals Only savings card. The card is valid at the Fort Lauderdale Second Street locations only. Visit

Burger of the Month
The Beach Burger has the prestigious honor of being the burger of the month at Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens). Ingredients include Swiss, applewood-smoked bacon, beach sauce, and pickles. Rosemary's Bourbon is the drink of the month and contains bourbon, simple syrup, rosemary puree, and cranberry juice topped with club soda. Visit

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

iPic June Special
iPic Theaters (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will offer Unicorn Party and Foxtrot cocktails for this month’s specials. The Unicorn Party consists of vanilla confetti cake, raspberry sorbet rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, and pirouette cookie. The Foxtrot contains bourbon, lemon-strawberry shrub, Aperol, and basil. Visit

Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer
Hoffman’s Chocolates (all locations) will feature their limited-edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. This lasts until July 31 and benefits United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s partner, the Literacy Coalition. Visit

Stout Bar & Grill Summer Happy Hour
Stout Bar & Grill (3419 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park) will feature half-off drinks, flatbreads, and appetizers Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times 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.