Surf N' Turf Chef Competition
Bahia Mar (801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host an interactive cookoff. Both luxury yacht chefs and local restaurant chefs will compete with their best-tasting foods. The interactive tasting and judging event is from 6 t o 8 p.m. Visit surfnturfchefcompetition.com/tickets.
Outdoor Paella at G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts
You don’t have to travel to Miami to get some damn good paella. Both part of the company Be Nice Restaurants, G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts offer outdoor paella on Tuesdays and Fridays. G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts are both located at 429 Seabreeze Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-2421.
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails Launches New Lunch Hours
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails (111 S. Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach) is now open for lunch at 11 a.m. daily. In addition to these new hours is a new menu that includes grilled lobster, lobster rolls, jumbo lump crab cakes, and more. Visit sbe.com.
Save dogs and simultaneously imbibe at Funky Buddha (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park). Attendees who donate $5 or more to the Coastal Boxer Rescue will get a wristband good for $1 off all drafts from 2 to 5 p.m. Guests can also bring in new or slightly used items for the shelter as well. Visit funkybuddhabrewery.com.
Jaxson's 60th-Anniversary Celebration
Jaxson's Ice Cream (128 S. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach) will celebrate its 60th birthday and fundraise for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Featured will be live music. Proceeds from T-shirts will benefit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. This is from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit jaxsonsicecream.com.
Doughnut and Beer Pairing
Saltwater Brewery (1701 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) will do a Nanis doughnut and Saltwater beer pairing event. Pairings include pumpkin spice doughnut with Pumpkin Puffer Stout, maple bacon glazed doughnut with Don't Get Confused Belgian Style Tripel, white chocolate mocha doughnut with Sea Cow Milk Stout, and cinnamon sugar doughnut with Apricot Wild Seas. This is at 4 p.m. Visit saltwaterbrewery.com.
Common Grounds Coffee Bar Anniversary
Common Grounds Coffee Bar (12 S. J St., Lake Worth) will celebrate its two-year anniversary with live music and 20-percent-off discounts. This starts at 2 p.m. Visit commongroundscoffeebar.com.
Halfway to Cinco de Mayo Margarita Fest
Tijuana Taxi Co. (4400 S. University Dr., Davie.; 901 N. University Dr., Coral Springs; 1015 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach) will feature a margarita menu with new flavors. There will DJs, giveaways, and $4 drink specials. Visit tijuanataxico.com.
26 Degree Brewing Company Adoption Event and Fundraiser
26 Degree Brewing Company (2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach) will host an adoption event and fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Guests who donate $5 will get an extended Yappy Hour with $1 off of all beers. Visit 26brewing.com.
Charity Dinner at Buccan
Buccan (350 S. County Rd., Palm Beach) will host a five-course charity dinner and wine pairing. This benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. This starts at 6 p.m. and costs $250. Visit buccanpalmbeach.com.
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James Beard Dinner at Kuro
Kuro (One Seminole Way, Hollywood) will be offering a five-course tasting menu featuring the James Beard dinner offerings.This is available until November 14. Courses include kanpachi, uni, lionfish, wagyu, and mochi. This costs $100, and a drink pairing is available for an additional $45. Call 954-316- 2900.
Football Specials at Burger Bar
Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Rd., Palm Beach Gardens) will celebrate the NFL season with $14 domestic beer buckets, $18 imported beer buckets, and appetizer specials. Games will be shown on nineteen 55-plus-inch HD TVs. Specials are available for both day and night games, from Thursday Night Football through Monday Night Football. Visit burgerbar.com.
Natalya Jones is 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.