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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Saltwater Anniversary Party, Friday Night Buffets, and More

Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week -- and the holiday season. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three.

Whether you're looking to participate in a bar crawl, celebrate Saltwater Brewery's one year anniversary, or have happy hour with your dog, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

See also: Ten Best New Year's Day Brunches in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

5. Dogs, Beaches, and Brew

Bring your dogs to the beach in Fort Lauderdale (north of Sunrise Blvd.) for a meet-and-mingle even just for dog lovers and their furry friends from 5-7 p.m. The event dubbed "Dogs, Beaches and Brews," will continue at the Parrot Lounge, which is offering free admission (and a free drink with a $5 donation) to support the Everglades Angels Dog Rescue. During the event, participate in a raffle with prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All of the money raised during the event will go directly to the Pompano-based non-profit.

4. Pavilion Grill's Friday Night Buffet

Pavilion Grille's Friday night dinner buffet is back. Starting at 6 p.m., the restaurant will offer a mouth-watering buffet dinner for $29 (tax and gratuity not included). Offerings include a choice of salad, sides, entrees, and dessert. A carving station will feature roasted turkey and beef, as well as pasta and fish entrees. The restaurant's regular dinner menu and happy hour is also available. Live music starts at 8 p.m. Reservations are suggested; call 561-912-0000.

3. Due South's "The Season That Keeps on Giving" Weekend

In the wake of all the Christmas and holiday celebrations, Due South Brewery in Boynton Beach will be hosting a weekend-long event to keep the good times going. The Season That Keeps on Giving will feature special tappings starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day will offer something new, including Friday's Coconut Bay Breeze (coconut, cranberry, and pineapple) and Calling All Cars (coffee and donut porter); Kevin's Bacon ale on Saturday; and Scorpion IPA on Sunday. No crowlers will be available for these specialty offerings, so head over to the brewery and drink up while supplies last.

2. Dinner and a Show at Marti's New River Bistro

If dinner and dancing. Dinner and a movie. And then there is dinner and a live show. At Marti's New River Bistro in Fort Lauderdale you can enjoy a prix fixe menu for $36 (plus 20 percent gratuity and tax) for a 3-course dinner, followed by a show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The meal includes a choice of appetizer, entrée, and signature desserts. The prix fixe priced menu will be in effect from two-and-a-half hours prior to the start of the performance, at which time the menu will be offered at a la carte pricing.

1. Saltwater Brewery One Year Anniversary

From 12 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, December 27, Delray Beach's Saltwater Brewery will be hosting a street-wide one-year anniversary party. The tap list kicking off during the festivities is huge, with beers being released on a rolling basis throughout the day. If you're into barrel-aged beers, it's your lucky day: there will be five of them on tap, including brews aged in wine barrels, and some sours to boot. A couple of collaborations will be released, as well, including one with Sailfish Brewing Company (Fort Pierce) and Tequesta Brewery. In addition to beer there will be live music, and a food pairing competition featuring six restaurants and six breweries. Tickets are on sale now for $25. For more information, and a complete listing of beers visit the Facebook page here.

Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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