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 tap takeovers, beer pairing dinners, specialty menus, and more for your fun events.
Full Moon A-Go-Go Blue Moon Party
Asian fusion restaurant Tsukuro (225 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be offering 20% off customer’s total food bill starting at 7:30 p.m. As if an awesome discount wasn’t enough, there will be Blue Moon beer tasting from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. as well as music from DJ Eran Hersh, Dance South Florida Glow-Go Dancers and a telescope moon viewing. In order to get the discount, sign up as an Inner Circle member by emailing InnerCircle@TsukuroFL.com. Visit TsukuroFl.com.
New Belgium and J. Wakefield Tap Takeover
Fort Lauderdale’s convenient store turned beer haven Riverside Market (608 SW 12 Ave.) will be presenting a showcase of two collaboration beers that New Belgium Brewing and J. Wakefield Brewing teamed up to create as well as a tap takeover of the two breweries. Jonathan Wakefield, the man behind Wakefield Brewing, will make an appearance. The two collaborative beers are Sour Mango Wit and Grilled Pineapple Berliner Weiss. Other beers featured will be New Belgium’s Fat Tire Amber Ale, Long Table Farmhouse Ale and Eric’s Ale Peach Sour along with J. Wakefield’s El Jefe, 24th Street Brown, and Union Jack Porter.Visit TheRiversideMarket.com.
Summer Beer Dinner at Whole Foods
No need to go to a fancy restaurant for a nice five course meal. Instead, visit Whole Foods in Fort Lauderdale (2000 N Federal Hwy.) at 7:00 p.m. Each meal (prepped by Whole Foods Market Chefs) will be paired with a local beer, such as Funky Buddha Blueberry Cobbler, Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale, Coppertail Unholy Trippel and more. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Visit WholeFoods.com for meal listings.
Due South Spotlight at Riverside Market South
Speaking of Riverside, the sister beer spot, Riverside Market South (3218 SE 6th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will be hosting their first event. Starting at 11:00 p.m., it will be an all day spotlight of Due South beers.
Brews include Caramel Cream Ale, Bodacious Blonde, Asylum Harbor Red Ale and more. Category 5 IPA, the first beer ever sold at Riverside Market South, will also be featured. Visit their Facebook page.
Cafe Boulud's Anniversary Dinner Celebration
Cafe Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach) has been feeding guests for 12 years. On Friday, the restaurant will be celebrating this anniversary milestone in the best way any food establishment could: a special dinner menu. Cafe Boulud’s Chef Rick Mace has collaborated with founding chef Zach Bell and former pastry chef Jennifer Reed. The four course meal starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $85. Visit CafeBoulud.com.
Boston’s on the Beach Party
Boston’s on the Beach (40 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach) will be celebrating their accolade from FloridaBeachBar.com as one of the top 10 beach bars in Florida. From 3:00 until 5:00 p.m., join in the festivities as the restaurant celebrates with live music, food and the new Pink Flamingo cocktail ($5 or $14 for a pitcher). Visit BostonsOnTheBeach.com.
Christmas in July
This Saturday marks the last pop-up dinner of Rebel House’s (297 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton) Christmas in July event. And while the month of July does have to end, endless memories of this dinner do not. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., enjoy the restaurant’s Tu Yung Ju Chinese cuisine menu with favorites such as pork egg roll with quack sauce, duck and foie gras shumai and Peking suckling pig. Tickets are $52.50 and can be purchased at EventBrite.com.
$3 Drinks at Fort Lauderdale's Famous Monthly Tea Dance
Who says you can’t get a little hair of the dog on a Sunday night? Flip-Flops Dockside Eatery (3051 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale) says you can. The waterside restaurant will be offering a $3 happy hour from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. for beers, wells and wine. Prepare to laugh and dine with Fort Lauderdale's Famous Monthly Tea Dance event. “Comedy queen” and hostess Amanda Austin as well as drag queens Dee Dee Van Carter, Deja Devonier, and Nicole Halliwell will be the source of entertainment this month. Visit FlipFlopsDockSideEatery.com.
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American Social Three-Year Anniversary
American Social (located at 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be celebrating its three-year anniversary, and you know what that means: food discounts. From now until August 31, one of Fort Lauderdale’s newest bars will debut their 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.
Brio's Sweet 16 Celebration
Usually birthday celebrations last only one day, but Brio's 16th anniversary will be 16 days long. The restaurant's "Cheers to 16 Years" promotion starts August 1 and lasts until the 16. During this time period, a scratch-off card will be given with each guest check to offer either $10 off two entrees, a free appetizer or dessert with an entrée, or $16 off a $50 purchase. Special menu items include the Pretty in Pink Martini, raspberry ricotta cake, bruschetta caprese, and crispy chicken salad. Brio locations for Palm Beach and Broward county include 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205 in Hallandale Beach, 14576 SW 5 St. in Pembroke Pines, 499 South University Dr. in Plantation and more. Visit BrioItalian.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 @Jonesn4Journals.