Happy Labor Day! Ideally, as you read this, you're preparing for an afternoon of drinking on the beach and consuming your weight in roasted pig products (or potato salad, if that's more your speed). If you're still looking for something fun and food related to do today, Clean Plate Charlie has found a few Labor Day activities in Palm Beach and Broward counties. After the jump, find a roundup of food and drink happenings this week in South Florida.
Today (Labor Day)
Labor Day party at Deck 84
Need a waterside afternoon drink to celebrate the fact that you're not in the office? Deck 84 in Delray Beach is hosting an all-day patio party with drink specials on Skyy Vodka and Longboard Island Lager. They'll also have snow cones; spiked for the grown-ups or booze-free for the kiddos. The restaurant is also serving barbecue and hosting live music from 2 to 6 p.m.
Labor Day barbecue and pig roast at Muddy Waters
This meaty all-day affair at Muddy Waters in Deerfield Beach centers around a pig roast with specials on barbecued pork platters and other grilled and barbecued dishes. There also will be drink specials, like $2 draft Miller and Bud, plus other cheap eats.
Food truck rally at Arts Park
The popular weekly food truck rally in Arts Park in downtown Hollywood was rained out last week, but returns this evening from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a lineup that includes B.C. Tacos, Crazydilla, Dolce Cupcakes, Ms. Cheezious, and The Rolling Stove, among others. There's no cost to attend, but you'll need cash if you want to purchase food from the trucks.
Kick-off party for Flavor Palm Beach
Flavor Palm Beach launched Saturday, with a month of special prix fixe menus at restaurants throughout the county. Organizers are hosting an official kick-off party for the event from 6 to 8 p.m. on the patio between III Forks and Cantina Laredo in Palm Beach Gardens. The cost to attend is $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and the event is rain or shine. Appetizers from Flavor Palm Beach menus will be available to sample and there will be wine and music as well. Click here to order an advance ticket.
Puglia Wine Festival
Sip and swirl fancy Italian wines from 6 to 9 tonight at New River Fine Art in Fort Lauderdale. The cost to attend is $49 to $99 and includes light hors d'oeuvres from Cafe Europa.
Green Market at FAU
After a long weekend of beer and barbecued meats, it's time to clean up the diet with a trip to the weekly farmers' market at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The market is 4 to 8 p.m. on the southwest corner of the FAU Stadium Plaza. Read more about the event here.
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