Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate — or better yet, a drink or three. This weekend in Broward and Palm Beach counties, choose from a whole hog dinner, a charity event, discounted meals and more for your fun events.
Whole Hog Dinner at Café Boulud
Why eat a small piece of pork when you can have the whole thing? This thought is somewhat the theme of the whole hog dinner at Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach). Executive Sous Chef James Strine will prepare and smoke the meat of an entire four-course whole hog dinner. The cost is $85 and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. Visit CafeBoulud.com/PalmBeach.
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Organic/Biodynamic Wine Tasting
Love wine but care about the planet? Whole Foods in Coral Springs (810 N University Dr.) will allow guests to sample wines that are created with organic grapes, biodynamic, or USDA organic. Wines being feature include Frey, Mionetto, Apple Bite and more. This free event starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Visit WholeFoods.com.
Dogs, Beaches and Brews
Come out to the Parrot Lounge (911 Sunrise Ln., Fort Lauderdale) for the Dogs, Beaches and Brews benefit. Donate $5 to the Everglades Angels Dog Rescue and get a free drink. Worried about leaving your pooch at home? Don't be — the location is near a dog friendly beach. And if you're simply yearning for a canine companion, dogs will be available for adoption through dog rescue groups. There will also be raffle prizes, 50/50 raffles, and live entertainment by Glenn Govot as well. Dogs, Beaches and Brews starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Visit ParrotLounge.com.
Sippin' on Sunshine
World of Beer (4437 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek) will have a taste of Florida on Saturday for all 40 of their taps. Local breweries featured include Funky Buddha, Cigar City, Saltwater, Due South, Big Storm and plenty more. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in Miami Deco Beach attire for photo booths and games. Premier sampling from Micro Mammoth Brewing, Tucker Dukes burgers, two timed tappings and music by DJ Matt Kelly makes this event a prime one to attend. There will also be live art and beer raffles towards the end of the night. The fun starts at noon and ends at 2 a.m. Visit WorldOfBeer.com.
Full Moon A-Go-Go Asakusa Samba Carnival
Part of their Summer F.A.M.E. Series (Food, Art, Music and Entertainment), Tsukuro (225 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a Full Moon/Red Moon party. Starting at 7 p.m., guests can enjoy 20 percent off their total food bill as well as acquire double points when they make advanced reservations. This deal is for Inner Circle Members, which is free to join at woobox.com. Guests can also create their own LEBLON Cachaça Caipirinha for $5 until 10 p.m. as well as enjoy Samba music and entertainment. Visit Tsukurofl.com.
Rebel with a Cause
It's okay to be rebellious, and in this case, it's for a great cause.
Taking place at the eclectic Rebel House (297 East Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton), Rebel with a Cause is a fundraiser hosted by Abi's Place, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapeutic and educational services to children with disabilities. The donation cost of this event is $75 and includes admission, appetizers, two drinks and access to prizes.
This event starts at 8 p.m. Visit SmartCrowdz.com.
All Weekend Long:
American Social Three-Year Anniversary
American Social (l721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will celebrate its three-year anniversary, and you know what that means: food discounts. From now through August 31, the Fort Lauderdale bar will feature its limited edition “Three Cheers for Three Years” anniversary menu. Guests can enjoy a selection of two drinks and one appetizer for $20. For drinks, choose from Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade, Basil Smash, Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float, Pineapple Mint Caipirinha, and Ketel Blue Cosmo. For appetizers, choose from AMSO pretzel bites, truffle and wild mushroom, goat cheese croquettes, margherita flatbread, pikliz and pork tostones, and Spinach and Artichoke Dip. We’ll take these deals over birthday cake any day. Visit their Facebook page.
Miami Spice Tasting Menu
You don't need to go to Dade County for a taste of Miami Spice. Adena Grill & Wine Bar (900 Silks Run Unit 1740, Hallendale Beach) will have menu items catered to Miami Spice. This includes gluten-free almond cake, short rib, petit filet, mahi mahi and more for just $39. This deal will continue until the end of September. Visit AdenaGrill.com.
Natalya Jones is both a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter: @Jonesn4Journals.