Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. It wasn't easy, but you had to do it. So you might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three.
Whether you want to hear some live reggae music by the beach, eat some BBQ while watching the Super Bowl, or attend the 2015 Armenian Music and Food Festival, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.
5. Pompano Beach Green Market
On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City of Pompano Beach hosts its seasonal green market. The outdoor greenmarket is a locally produced open-air event featuring the best of local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh seafood, gourmet teas and coffee, specialty food items, as well as homemade crafts, health-related products, and live music. Season begins in October and continues every Saturday through April. Visit pompanohistory.com, or call 954-609-7974. The PBGM is located off E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach.
4. Reggae Beach Party at 5 O'Clock Charlies
Saturday just got a little more reggaetastic. Fourth Dimension will be playing live at 5 O'Clock Charlies on Fort Lauderdale Beach (the space previously known as Deano's Bar & Bistro). Hear them live from 8 p.m. to midnight, and fill up on plenty of drink and food specials. 5 O'Clock Charlies is located at 425 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
3. Armenian Music and Food Festival
Hosted by St. Mary Armenian Church of Florida, the Armenian Music and Food Festival will take place on Saturday, January 31, from noon to 10 p.m. (and Sunday, February 1, from noon to 7 p.m.) Get a taste of authentic Armenian food and pastries and other Mediterranean specialties prepared by the women's guild. There will be live music, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, and face painting. Visit stmaryarmenianchurch.org, or call 954-450-5578. Tickets sold at the door. St. Mary Armenian Church of Florida is located at 4050 NW 100th Ave., Hollywood.
2. Super Bowl Sunday at Smoke BBQ
Join the Smoke BBQ team and XPE Sports for the ultimate Super Bowl party in Delray Beach. Their 16-foot TV will have the game up, plus a truly amazing sound system, so you don't miss a minute. DJ AJ will be playing, and enjoy $5 Deep Eddy vodka drinks for the entire game. There's no cover charge, so entry is free. To add to the game-day excitement, the restaurant will raffle off prizes from the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, and Miami Dolphins. Smoke BBQ is located at 8 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
1. Super Bowl Party at Himmarshee Public House
The best Broward County party for Super Bowl will be in downtown Fort Lauderdale at Himmarshee Public House. It'll have $2,500 in cash and prizes to give out to patrons, as well as $5 shots, $45 for all-you-can-eat wings and beer, and more at this second-annual event. HPH is located at 201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale.
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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