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Five Best Food and Drink Events in South Florida This Weekend

Are you ready for some football? What about the Chinese New Year? Even if you don't care about any of the myriad celebratory offerings this weekend, you're going to have to eat something.

We perused the highs and lows of the Borward-Palm Beach area and cooked up this tasty menu of awesome destinations. Whether you're looking for all the beer you can drink, some low-price cocktails, a bucketload of chicken wings or just the best burgers in town, this list has everything you need.

5. Chinese New Years At Kapow!

Before we get crazy about American past times, let's remember that Friday is a very special day for our Chinese friends and neighbors. Celebrate the New Year in style at Kapow! Noodle Bar (431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton), and take advantage of their celebratory $5 Tito vodka drinks and $ Saporros. The special lasts all evening long, and doors open at 4 p.m. Dance to local DJs, maybe even win some party favors. Call 561-347-7322 or visit the

4. Public House Hosts The Biggest Superbowl XLVIII Party

Public House (201 SW 2nd ST, Ft. Lauderdale) will be hosting a huge party for Super Bowl XLVIII Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos. The game will be featured on all 30 TV's with a special spotlight focused on their giant 300" LED Wall. The game kicks off at 6:30 with square board giveaways, Absolut cocktail specials starting at $3, and over $2,500 in raffle & door prizes.

For group booking or bottle service in the comfort lounge, which offers VIP viewing, reservations can be made by calling 954-646-0510. Visit

3. Come Watch The Big Game with The Kilt Girls

What is football without cheerleaders? Nothing but a bunch of dudes playing grab-ass. That's why you can't forget to throw a little estrogen in the mix. But when it comes to the Big Game, you need as much as you can get! If you're looking to hang with some ladies who know a thing or two about pigskin, the Tilted Kilt Hallandale (606 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach) is that place to be. Still, football takes center-stage with simultaneous casts on 32 screens and a 200" projection screen. Drink until you give the keys to someone else on $2 Heineken drafts $2 Bud drafts, and $5 Absolut Cocktails.Come early for pre-game 2-4-1 cocktails kicking off at 5 p.m. Chow down with one of three big-game group packages offering various amounts of chicken wings, beer towers, baskets of fries and Irish nachos. Package prices range from $50 to $100, but of course, the more you pay, the more you eat! Call 954-367-6602 or visit the official event Facebook page.

2. Zoo Celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is celebrating the Chinese New Year, too. Don't forget, we've entered the Year of the Horse! Celebrations take place Saturday, February 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The world-renowned John Wai Kung Fu Academy will perform authentic dragon and lion dances at 1:30 p.m. in the Zoo's Fountain Plaza. Other fun activities include Glass Production's Purple People Painters Temporary Tattoo Artists, zookeeper talks and wildlife presentations as well as children's crafts and giveaways. Call 561-533-0887 or visit

1.Fifth Burger Beast Burgie Awards Block Party

Hollywood has the Academy Awards; the music industry has the Grammys; and South Florida Food Trucks have the Burgies. To celebrate and honor the greats of the local food truck world Burger Beast is hosting his fifth annual awards block party, which includes live bands, DJs, and more than 25 of the best food trucks South Florida has to offer right next to the water in Esplanade Park (400 SW Second St., Ft. Lauderdale). It takes place Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Food and beer are available for purchase. -Sara Ventiera

You can contact Rebecca Dittmar, Arts & Culture Editor/Food Blog Editor at [email protected].

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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