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South Florida's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Meet the Easter Bunny, Holiday Brunch, Full Moon Parties, and More

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. Whether you want to bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny, drink bottomless mimosas during Easter brunch, or attend a full moon party, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

Breakfast with the Bunny at the Palm Beach Zoo
On April 4, from 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m., the Palm Beach Zoo will be hosting a special Easter meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny. Sure, the zoo has tons of animals. But this one in particular will be an “eggs-tra” special guest when Breakfast with the Bunny returns. Guests are invited to hop into the zoo on Saturday and join others with a hot breakfast buffet at the zoo’s Tropics Café, and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny and his zoo animal ambassador friends. Pre-registration is required, and guests are encouraged to register early since space is limited. For additional information or to register, visit

Full Moon Party at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa
Legend has it, crazy things happen during a full moon. Want to find out? Partake in the excitement by joining us at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa for its Full Moon dinner party. Guests will feast on a three-course meal from Beauty & the Feast on the 5th floor Oceanfront Terrace before celebrating the night away. Relish the moment as you bask in the moonlight overlooking the ocean. The event begins at 7 p.m. No charge or RSVP required. Dinner is $39.95 per person. Call 954-567-8070, or visit

Full Moon Easter Party at S3
Celebrate the full moon and Easter Sunday evening partying on Fort Lauderdale beach as S3 hosts a special Easter Full Moon Rising party this Sunday, April 5. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., toast to the full moon and the end of the Easter family gathering while mixing and mingling with hundreds of fellow partygoers beachside under the stars. Enjoy cocktails and drink specials, live entertainment and more as the full moon lights up the sky and ignites the night, taking the festivities to the next level on the patio at S3. 

Easter Sunday at Bistro at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
Bistro, the recently revamped, full-service restaurant at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, will feature a special Easter dish available on Sunday, April 6. For $23 per person, guests can relish a savory roasted leg of lamb topped with rosemary minted glaze, accompanied by roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic and charred parsley and grilled mini green zucchini with tomato confit. Guests can top the day off with a variety of samplings from Bistro’s enomatic wine bar, or enjoy a refreshing drink at the hotel’s lobby bar. 

Easter Sunday at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
This year, treat yourself to Easter brunch with an ocean view. Set on 16 private oceanfront acres, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal place to spend Easter Sunday, complete with bottomless mimosas and champagne. On Easter, the property is offering a sprawling Easter brunch in its Ocean Ballroom, which is open to both guests and the public with seatings at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Choose from several different decadent options prepared by the property’s award-winning chefs, with meals ranging from horseradish crusted salmon and whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, to salt crusted prime rib, maple bourbon ham, mozzarella, and heirloom tomato salad. A kids buffet will also be offered, and adults can partake in bottomless mimosas. Cost is $75 per person, $37 for children ages 5 to 12, and children under 4 eat free. 

Easter Sunday at Spazio
Spazio is open Easter Sunday serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Late Night Bites at the Bar from 8 a.m. to midnight. For those attending the annual Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Spazio is just a leisurely two-block walk with the reward of an ocean-view seat and fine open menu breakfast selection. As always, they will feature 2-4-1 Mimosa and Bloody Mary cocktails all day, along with some special menu additions from our chef. Children under 10 will receive a special Easter Egg treat and live music begins at 6 p.m. on the ocean-front patio, with Michael Kennedy performing your favorite jazz tunes. 

Easter Sunday at Via Luna at the Ritz-Carlton
Join the Via Luna culinary team as they present an EGG-straordinary Easter Brunch with a lavish spread of all your favorites the entire family will love. Children’s activities will also take place throughout the hotel throughout the day. Brunch is $115 per adult, and $39 per child ages, 5 through 12. Seatings at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 954-302-6460.

Passover at Max’s Grille
Max’s Grille’s will feature a three-course Passover menu, in addition to its regular nightly offerings. First course selections will include choice of chicken vegetable and rice soup or apple and walnut salad (bitter greens, honey dressing.) Entrée choices include a half Murray’s roasted chicken with smashed and herb roasted new potatoes, and broccoli with lemon and walnuts; slow cooked beef brisket with prunes and carrots, green beans and shallots, and smashed and herb roasted new potatoes; and baked salmon with zucchini and carrot quinoa, braised red cabbage, and horseradish-dill sauce. Guests will enjoy a dessert choice of either lemon-almond macaroons, or flourless chocolate cake. Dinner is $32 per person. The Passover menu will be available Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, from 5 to 11 p.m.

Nicole Danna is a food writer 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 the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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