This is an exciting week for the City of Fort Lauderdale.
In addition to the obvious Halloween festivities, the 54th-annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is coming to town, bringing with it boatloads of visitors looking to have a good time.
To celebrate the week's revelries, Coco Asian Bistro & Bar is featuring a number of specials, including extended hours, massive sushi boats, live entertainment, and a Halloween costume contest tonight.
To kick off the boat show, and Old Hallow's Eve, merriment, the restaurant is hosting a Halloween soiree tonight from 6 p.m. to close. Chef Mike Ponluang and his staff will be wearing costumes themselves and giving out a free beer to any guest who shows up decked out for the holiday. In addition to having your photo taken and hung on the wall, Ponluang and his staff will be voting on the best guest costumes and giving away gift certificates; first place get $50, second gets $25, and third gets $15.
A three-course prix fixe menu is being offered for $35 per person, including a glass of wine.
Starting on Thursday and lasting through the Boat Show, the spot is offering special sushi boat deals, which include a complimentary glass of wine, Change beer, or martini. The boats range in size from a ten-inch serving for one to up to ten-feet long, feeding up to fifteen.
"We are happy to be celebrating the boat show, with our guests, for the eighth consecutive year," said Ponluang. "Each year we try to come up with something special for our old friends and our new guests. We appreciate the opportunity to enjoy this special event with our wonderful customers."
Business hours will be extended throughout the duration of the show; on Thursday it is open until 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until midnight, and Sunday and Monday it closes at 11 p.m.
Live music will be played daily starting at 6 p.m.
Coco Asian Bistro is located at 1841 Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-3541, or visit cocoasianbistro.com.
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