If you've ever watched Groundhog Day and felt like you were watching your own life on the screen it's time to liven up your same old, same old routine.
Whether you want to take advantage of dining deals with Flavor Palm Beach or do a special event, such as Irish-style parties, cooking classes, or rum and cigars, there's something to change up your day-to-day in Broward and Palm Beach this week.
Sips and Bites
Most workdays call for a bit of rest and relaxation after you leave the office. Now, every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., D'Angelo Pizza - Wine Bar -Tapas is hosting its happy hour sips and bites with a selection of $6 small bites, $6 cocktails, and $6 glasses of wine.
D'Angelo is located at 4215 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-561-7300. And at 1370 Weston Road in Weston. Call 954-306-0037, or visit dangelopizza.com
Aside from the obvious football tie-in, beer can be an absolute necessity on a Monday. Since it started opening its doors for the first day of the workweek, Bad Ragaz Hall is now offering a special for your football watching pleasure -- and your sanity. From 5 p.m. to close it's offering 50 percent off most bottled beers.
Bad Ragaz Hall is located at 1417 S. Federal Highway in Boynton Beach. Call 561-336-3297, or visit badragazbiergarten.com.
New Belgium, On Draft
When it comes to beer, draft is always better. To celebrate the introduction of New Belgium kegs to Florida, Tap 42 is hosting a little soiree on Tuesday all day long. The bar will be releasing five New Belgium drafts including several IPAs and Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen and Yuzu Imperial Berliner Weisse.
Tap 42 is located at 1411 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-4900, or visit tap42.com.
Halfway to St. Patty's Day
Possibly the greatest holiday of the year, St. Patrick's Day is still six months away -- meaning you're going to have to wait for an excuse to drink tons of Irish Car Bombs without looking like a potential alcoholic. For those of you who just can't wait, help is around the corner -- at the Dubliner, that is. Hosted by Young Professionals of the Covenant House, the drinking affair will benefit the homeless. Admission includes two complimentary drinks and passed appetizers. Members pay $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Nonmembers pay $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Meatballs and Martinis
Nothing is more suggestive of Frank Sinatra than some good old meatballs and martinis. If you're into the whole Sinatra thing -- or just vodka and meat -- on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., Anthony's Runway 84 is hosting its meatball and martinis happy hour to benefit 2-1-1 Broward . For $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers in advance or $30 at the door, get Anthony's well-known meatballs and one martini for a cause.
Anthony's Runway 84 is located at 330 State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-467-8484, or visit runway-84.com.
Fall Cooking Class Series
While the number of home cooks is on the rise, many are still nervous to cook fish. Although it may seem counterintuitive, one of Fort Lauderdale's most highly respected seafood restaurants wants to help. Blue Moon Fish Co. is hosting a fall cooking class series and the first event is taking place this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For $65 per person guests will cook a four-course meal paired with Ferrari Carrano wines. Call for reservations.
Blue Moon Fish Co. is located at 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-267-9888, or visit bluemoonfishco.com.
Taste of Segreto
Segreto Restaurant is offering a taste of its fare on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. with appetizer samplers and one drink for $14 for two people while they last; tickets will go up to $10 per person after that. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Guests are entitled to 20 percent off dinner after the event.
Segreto Restaurant is located at 39 SE First Ave. in Boca Raton. Call 561-465-2888, or visit facebook.com/SegretoRestaurant. To purchase tickets visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7qib276feec5b5f&llr=damjptbab
Gluten Free Cooking
Gluten is in just about everything; giving it up can be quite a difficult endeavor. To help those looking to get away from all the wheaty byproducts, Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton is hosting a gluten free cooking class on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $10. Registration is required.
Whole Foods Market is located at 1400 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Call 561-447-0000, or visit wholefoodsmarket.com.
When you think of Cuba there are two things that come to mind -- aside from the delicious grub -- rum and cigars. As Delray Beach's premier cigar and rum-centric bar, DaDa has got a handle on Cuban-inspired events. On Thursday at 9 p.m., the homey restaurant and lounge is hosing a Havana Nights party with live music from the Ubuntu Band. There is no cost to attend; drinks and cigars are available for purchase.
DaDa is located at 52 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-330-3232, or visit dada.closermagazine.com.
Taste of Italy
Italians are known for being content with just being -- a skill we all could learn to master. While changing your lifestyle will take a lot longer than an evening, you can get a taste of Italy's cheese on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cheese Course. The tasting will include Italian classics like Robiola Bosina, Fontina Val D'Aosta, Pecorino Toscano Staggionato, and Gorgonzola Naturale. The tasting is free to attend.
The Cheese Course is located at 801 S. University Drive in Plantation. Call 754-200-8387, or visit thecheesecourse.com.
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