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Tucker Duke's Lunchbox Celebrates One-Year Anniversary All Day Tuesday

Tucker Duke's Lunchbox in Deerfield Beach will be celebrating its one-year anniversary all day Tuesday, February 10, with a number of specialty beer releases and $5 burgers.

The all-day party stands as the restaurant's final Tucker Duke's Tuesday promotion of the year, where you can get a deal on founder Brian Cartenuto's signature burger, the Tucker Duke.

See also: Tucker Duke's Offers Unpretentious, Small-Town Fare in Deerfield Beach

Jay Oakes and John Cortes, partners in the Deerfield Beach location, will be on hand alongside Cartenuto for the daylong festivities. From 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can order a Tucker Duke burger for $5 with the purchase of any drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, etc.).

You'll probably want to order a beer. The restaurant has been saving a keg of Funky Buddha's Maple Bacon Coffee Porter for a specialty release starting when doors open on Tuesday.

According to Oakes, the restaurant will also announce plans to begin serving Tallahassee-based Proof Brewing Co. beers, part of the Tucker Duke's mission to support local and Florida-based businesses. To celebrate, they'll be tapping a few Proof brews, including their In Session and Guru IPAs.

"I believe we'll be the first to have their beers on tap, not only in Broward County but also all of South Florida," said Oakes. "It's all about our mission to serve and support local."

Expect plenty more specialty beer releases on Tuesday, including Orlando Brewing's Chocolate Mint Girl, the brewery's Thin Mint flavored stout. Order one and you'll get a few of the real-deal Girl Scout cookies to go along with the drink.

The one-year anniversary party may not be the last of its kind. Oakes confirmed he and Cortes are working with Cartenuto to expand the concept in Broward and Palm Beach counties and are looking for the right space to open a second restaurant.

"Right now, we're looking for the perfect location similar to the Deerfield space that offers that mix of residential and commercial access," said Oakes. "We knew this concept would do very well down here, but it's far exceeded our expectations. Every week gets better and better. It's been a really amazing first year."

Nicole Danna is a food blogger 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 Clean Plate's 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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